Custom Charts and Recommendations
A particular feature on Rate Your Music are the Custom Charts. They are weekly updated rankings of the releases and films in the database according to their popularity among the users. Every user can himself define the criteria after which the charts are compiled: the highest or the lowest rated releases and films can for example be ranked by year, decade, format or country. Weighted averages are used to calculate the ordering for these charts; regular members who write reviews and rate more albums have a greater weight applied to their ratings.
A user can recommend films, artists and releases to a friend or any other user on RYM. There is also an automatic personalized recommendation feature, which generates suggestions of new music to the user based on the ratings he or she has already given.
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