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Three Apps That Should Have a Rating Feature

As a culture, we are obsessed with reviewing, rating and ranking—whether it’s reviews on Yelp and Amazon or more niche websites and apps like Letterboxd, Goodreads and Untappd. In some instances, reviews may serve an important purpose. But most of the time, they’re just frivolous. (Why do we need to know how many stars you gave Dune?) Yet we can’t stop arbitrarily assigning scores to everything in our lives, just for the sake of it. So it’s time to lean in: here are three apps that we think could benefit from a rating feature.

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Weather

People love having opinions about the weather. After all, it’s the most basic “small talk” topic. Now, save yourself (and the other person) the boring conversation and freely express your weather-related thoughts by reviewing each day’s forecast in the Weather app on a five-star scale. Ninety-six degrees and 70% humidity? Definitely a 0/5. Do better, New York.

Should I move to LA?
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Partiful

The curation of guests at a party makes or breaks it: Despite how much you like the host, an extended conversation with their cousin Ben about his plan to “raw dog” his next flight absolutely kills the mood. With this new feature in Partiful, review your fellow party-goers, subtly letting the host know that maybe they should leave their extended family out next time.

Was this an open invite?
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Doordash

Let’s give it up for the delivery drivers: the ones who have seen us through cozy nights in and horrific morning hangovers. As the true experts in takeout, this new Doordash feature allows Dashers to review your orders to help you make more informed choices in the future. Ordering cake for breakfast? Weird, but you do you queen.

These fries didn’t travel well.