I agree. I’d like books that I dropped to not appear in the gradings at all. Most of them I didn’t read enough of to feel confident grading. I feel like someone could also misinterpret the difficulty based on the small portion they read and really mess up the difficulty scale for that book. For example, Girl’s Last Tour starts off very easy and get substantially harder throughout the first volume.
So long as you can still review a dropped book I don’t care if you can grade it or not. I feel comfortable grading things I’ve read ~30% of, but I also am fine leaving a review stating what the difficulty was and why I dropped it (I usually do anyways )
Yes, the design could use some work to make the option more apparent. I understand your point now. I only add books to “stopped” if I don’t plan to read them any further. Otherwise, I put them as “reading” (which doesn’t trigger the grading).
Technically, removing the block isn’t much work, but it is somewhat hard to find, indeed.
So yes, this isn’t a bug, it’s working as intended. TBF I’m not really convinced blocking or skipping a book is all that difficult, but I understand what you mean about it being a little hidden.
I could perhaps change the philosophy of allowing books to be graded that are stopped. I’m not sure. I’ll probably leave it for now, but let’s approve it as speculative @Megumin. I’ll also leave this poll to see how others feel.
I think it makes sense to allow grading on stopped books if a certain percentage of them is read. For example, anything over 25-35% or 50 pages or so can be graded, but anything under that may be too soon to judge. It does depend on the individual book though, and I think it’s okay to just skip them individually, unless one has a huge amount of stopped books.
About my vote for “Yes I think it’s great”: Yes, there are some stopped books I didn’t read enough to grade. But there’s also some stopped books where I dropped it because I didn’t like it but definitely read enough where I can grade. I wouldn’t want to finish these books just to grade them.
I don’t mind skipping individually, especially since there’s the “block future grading” option, but I think the minimum percentage idea is a great idea!
From a grading standpoint, the more the better, but I wonder how often people quit a book after having already read half. That said, maybe we could be allowed to grade all books after 50% instead of waiting to finish them. 50% should be plenty to form an opinion.
I graded a book I read a little over a third of and that was over 100 pages. I feel like I had a solid grasp of the difficulty at that point (it was a bog standard forgettable novel). 50% feels too high a standard to me.
I agree with a percentage, but I’d lean toward maybe 25%. 50% seems too high. If somebody is noping out of a book before the halfway point because it’s more difficult than expected, I think it’s important for them to be able to give feedback on that.
This is even more important for currently airing shows. For a normal 12-24 episode season it doesn’t really make sense to block grading for 3-6 months. Probably after 3-4 episodes have been watched is fine in most cases.