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ratehouse

The comprehensive media database for music, movies, tv shows, books, games, and podcasts.

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Avg rating of 4.7 (14)| 14 comments

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rate.house is a media database to rate, track, and discover music, movies, TV, books, games, and podcasts.
Collaborative like Wikipedia - create or edit your favorite items.
Customizable charts for music, movies, TV, books, games, and podcasts.
Customizable profile page.

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  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.7 (14 ratings)
  • Alternatives91 alternatives listed

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Our users have written 14 comments and reviews about ratehouse, and it has gotten 36 likes

ratehouse was added to AlternativeTo by loremipsum on and this page was last updated .

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StreetsD
  
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I was waiting for a site like this. A place to rate everything. It should be more popular. Creators, if there is anything I can help with I'm happy to moderate the site/additions, whatever you need.

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peytonsawyer
  
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I'm surprised this site isn't more popular -- it has everything (films/tv, music, books, games, and podcasts), and site design is clean and simple. It's slowly becoming my preferred place to track and rate everything I watch/listen to/etc.

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edenw
  
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I am dubious of the flurry of "reviews" of rate.house that all happened in January of 2020, with very similar wording.

I am looking for an alternative to GoodReads which is now an Amazon website that profits from the voluntary efforts of its members. Nobody would claim GoodReads is now "like Wikipedia" because users create the content. The point of Wikipedia is that, yes, users create the content and then the users and anyone else is free to comsume that content in any way that they please.

From rate.house 's Terms of Use, https://rate.house/legal (retrieved 2020 September 20) , "You agree you will not use content posted on rate.house elsewhere, unless you are the content's original creator, have sufficient rights to the content, or you have gained express consent from rate.house." and yet "You acknowledge you retain the rights to the original content you post and you agree to provide us the right to use the content for any purpose, including for displaying it to other users, informational purposes, analytical purposes, and marketing purposes." So you create the content, and they control it.

I believe that this is one of many sites that will collect user's work and appropriate it for their own profit without much benefit to those who put their creativity into it. GoodReads was considered a collective "labor of love"... and suddenly it became just another profit center for Amazon. (Yes there are links to other vendors... right next to the large Amazon button to buy the book. How long will those other vendor links last? I don't know if those other vendors pay a fee to Amazon for the links. It opens a whole can of worms as to who is actually getting your data and your money.)

I'm not against someone making money on a website. But, also note that there is no indication of who owns the rate.house site, who runs it, who profits from it. There simply is no transparency at all.

And, at least as of this writing, there are very few entries on the site. At this time it is not a replacement for IMDB, GoodReads or any other mature site. Do you want to transfer your records to a new site? What do you get for the labor you put into rate.house and other sites that help you work together, but make money off of your work?

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ratehouse

Hi, rate.house is the nights & weekends project of my wife and I, and I'm happy to address your points. First of all thank you for your review - it provides a lot of insight to how some might view our project and what we need to improve on.

I would be the first to agree with you that our legal/terms needs revision. We are a two-person team with little legal experience so our current legal/terms page is more of a work-in-progress placeholder assembled by taking points from other websites' TOS. The only plan we have to monetize this project is through referral links and donations. We don't work with any advertisers or other companies. We also don't have any marketing except for word-of-mouth. The reviews you mentioned in January I suspect are the results from a reddit comment around the same time that mentioned rate.house in a popular thread.

Because of the limited resources we have, we're aware our number of entries and users isn't currently comparable to the big guys. But we're seeing good natural growth and we're dedicated to keep running and improving the project and expanding its community since we personally use rate.house on a daily basis.

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sondrak

I would be much more excited about contributing this if it used a CC BY-SA 4.0 license that allowed reuse like StackExchange does. However, I think the criticism of the terms of service (TOS) is misleading. The TOS are similar to most other websites, which allows you to do whatever you want with your own posts, but not reuse other people's contributions. If rate.house goes down, all contributions go down with it, but it doesn't constrain what you do with your own contributions at all.

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stevedin
  
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Please, everyone, tell your friends about this. It's THE best site to track your media.

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jjsalinger
  
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Awesome website. You can track and rate everything in one place. I like the design as well.

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stanleyhaha
  
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Has the most types of media out of all sites out there. Good design, able to add and edit things.

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bobbobly
  
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I can finally track and rate everything on one site. Also love how you can add to the database yourself if it's not there.

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