How underrated are these media, according to Manifold?
Jun 15
Dark (2017)
Deadwood (TV show)
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
House of Leaves
Malazan Book of the Fallen
Ergo Proxy
Foucault's Pendulum
The Jean le Flambeur series
Revolutionary Girl Utena
The Prestige (2006)
Star Trek
Community (TV series)
Transcendence (2014)
The Vorkosigan Saga (Novel series by Lois Bujold)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
The Amazing Bulk
Seinfeld (1989-1988 TV Series)
Mad About You (1992-1999 TV Series)
Akira (1988 film)

Submit any form of media, whether it's a book, movie, show, game, franchise, or even a specific genre. When this market closes, I will release a poll on which users will answer whether they think each option is overrated or underrated, and by how much. The exact wording/format is TBD - I haven't decided if I want to do a numerical scale like "0 through 10" or a verbal scale like "extremely overrated" to "extremely underrated" that then gets converted into a linear scale. People with no opinion will not be required to vote an every work: Depending on the format, they will either be able to skip each work, choose a "No opinion" option, or both.

I will average the results of the poll to determine how over or underrated each option is deemed to be, with 0% representing the highest possible degree of overratedness and 100% representing the highest possible degree of underratedness. 50% means an option is properly rated and will also be used as the default resolution if nobody states an opinion on the option.

Note that here underrated means a higher score. I did this so that the works deemed to be the most underrated will show up first when this market is sorted from highest to lowest (as it is by default).

Inspired by: /NicoDelon/overunderrated-living-intellectuals

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According to predictive processing, "No surprises" is literally the worst song possible

@Ppau yeah this, imo mediocre, album is consistently a top3 album of all time on RYM, I don't see how anyone could call it underrated.

@dgga I'm calling it overrated, since this market seems to be able to swing both directions

@dgga I like the album and I dislike blanket statements about things being underrated or overrated

I was just making a nerdy joke

@Ppau Oh i was responding to dun mb

@Marnix Me too!

Seems like the username/ID discrepancy is kind of confusing

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

The book or the show

bought Ṁ10 Foucault's Pendulum YES

@Marnix Could be the franchise as a whole.

50% means an option is properly rated and will also be used as the default resolution if nobody states an opinion on the option.

unlikely to happen, but I think in that edge case scenario the option should be resolved as N/A.

Dark (2017)

Also expected to be a manifavorite. (If you like Dark, depending on what precisely you like about it, I'd also recommend Faction Paradox, or The Devil's Hour. But both of those are so obscure that I don't think anyone but me will vote on them.)

@SemioticRivalry Yeah, with your answer for House of Leaves, you'd really like Faction Paradox.

bought Ṁ25 House of Leaves YES

@Najawin lol my name on this website is from one of the throwaway citations in house of leaves. i'll check it out

@SemioticRivalry The very first book (which is impossible to get legally for less than $100, but, uh, the publishers do not care if you sail the seven seas, it's complicated rights issues) is a novel written in the form of an encyclopedia.

strong up and comer for most toxic comment section on manifold

@SemioticRivalry what an absolutely strange comment from a moderator. Shouldn't you do something about the toxicity then? Or at least point out what exactly you mean by this

@dgga i observe that the market structure is likely to create fights while under guidelines i can't really do anything about it

@SemioticRivalry that is a great explanation. I apologize for my rather combative reply, I was a bit rustled by the toxicity of the comments section

@SemioticRivalry This seems very unlikely given that we have comment sections about COVID origins, Israel-Palestine, and Destiny’s divorce.

bought Ṁ5 Answer #689fbc9bb9b6 NO

@SemioticRivalry I mean, the goal of this will be to pick media that elicits strong reactions in both positive and negative directions, so it's sort of inevitable.

'Infinite Jest' underrated OK broskies...

@Neon150d No one has bought any positions on it yet.

The Jean le Flambeur series

Honestly shocked that Manifold isn't all over this one.

@Najawin Maybe that's the proof that it's underrated. I've never heard of it.

@PlasmaBallin tbf, it is a very early 2010s sci fi trilogy, and makes less and less sense the further we get from that zeitgeist. But it's a trilogy about a post human thief, with heavy references to encryption, game theory, the internet culture of the early '10s. Written by a String Theorist.

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