# Allow zero in ratings

#1

The rating field type does not allow a value of zero stars. Currently, I’m using a single-select type instead, as I do need that value to be available in some cases.

Adding this possibility, for instance using a checkbox named something like “Allow zero rating”, would be welcome.

#2

But the minimum is 1, a 0 means no rating (yet). What do you want to achieve?

#3

@Elias_Gomez_Sainz
I understand that. But, in real life, a rating of zero is different from the absence of rating. For instance, in a number-based school grading system, handing in a blank copy gets you a zero; not passing the exam because you’re sick gets you no rating.

I know it’s become customary for commercial websites, for instance, to not allow a true zero rating. But other usages (or other choices for this use case) do exist.

I just want to be able to give a rating of zero. Currently, the minimum is one; we should be able to decide that the minimum may be zero.

For instance, if I want to rate dishes, the rating for what I don’t like at all should be zero. A rating of one means “a little”.

#4

I use “no rating” for zero and works fine… but its true, you could get it wrong by thinking its not rated yet.

#5

it occurred to me that this could be achievable by having two-color ratings.
for example yellow stars as up-rating, and red stars as down-rating.
one red-star is obviously a zero. different from a non-rating

#6

@Leonardo_Cesar_Ramos
− ⁢1⁢ ≠ 0 ≠ + 1 ≠ unknown⁢⁢.⁢

#7

Here is my current workaround.