Check out my most recent review. Maybe I’ve been too hard on this site….

Comments

  1. #1 coturnix
    July 10, 2006

    Dirty jokes?

  2. #2 DFX
    July 10, 2006

    Does it list the sex of the poster? ;-)

  3. #3 Frank Schmidt
    July 10, 2006

    Zero for hot. Me too.

  4. #4 Evil Monkey
    July 10, 2006

    Bah, he posted it himself. :)

  5. #5 swivel-chair
    July 11, 2006

    I wish the people who built RateMyProfs had had a good prof like Jason in math or statistics: they would give enough info to understand what the hell the ratings mean. A “4″ on what scale? What’s the range of Jason’s scores? Wouldn’t the median be a better one-number summary? What is “Overall Quality” since it’s not the average of the other scores? Is an above-average average really “Good”? Did the rater pass? Does a high “Easiness” score mean the work is easy or you approve of the difficulty level? How can somebody so adorable get a “0″ on Hotness?!

    A system like Netflix’s would be better, where the ratings are weighted for raters with similar tastes.

  6. #6 Jason Rosenhouse
    July 11, 2006

    swivel-chair-

    Yeah, I’ve often wondered what those rankings are supposed to mean. Mostly I just keep an eye on the written comments. Always good to know what people are syaing about you!

    Evil Monkey-

    I didn’t! Honest! If I posted one myself it would be some long-winded, self-critical diatribe that everyone would immediately recognize as me.

    Frank-

    It bugs me a lot more than it should that my students don’t find me hot. Especially since some of my fellow mathematicians do get the magic chili pepper.

    coturnix-

    That’s exactly what my parents said when they saw that review.

  7. #7 SteveF
    July 12, 2006

    Wastes time, talks about random things! Superb.

    Shame we don’t have one in the UK for some of my TA performances, particularly those where I know less than 1st year undergraduates and resort to outrageous bluffing to cover for this!