Did something change in the rating system when it went down
for maintenance yesterday afternoon? I was working online at the
time and when it came back up all my themes with various ratings
had been changed to three stars across the board (unrated ones
remained unrated). I thought it was odd but not impossible, but
I've noticed since that no user ratings seem to be "sticking" in
the "Newest" category. (I've rated some new themes and they still
showed up completely unrated afterward.)
Is this a bug or just a change in the way you calculate
Essentially the biggest change is that instead of each theme
showing the average of all its own votes, a theme's ratings are now
in the context of all the rated themes. That's probably why the
ratings you have "flattened" out to three stars across the board.
While this might be a little jarring at first (!), our hope is that
it will be a more accurate reflection of the overall voting.