Windows Phone Central Rum'o'meter
Find out what the Rum'o'meter is all about
We tackle not only Windows Phone news stories, but also rumors that flood in from all diretions. While we attempt to sort through and file those that have some merit against FUD and simply barking mad gouse chases, it's also been our aim to clearly distinguish how trustworthy each rumor we published here at Windows Phone Central is. This is where the Rum'o'meter comes into play.
You'll notice an image on every rumor article (whether you're browsing via a web browser, or reading articles using our Windows Phone app) that shows a counter, 1 - 10. One being the rumors that are least likely to see the light of day, while ten is awarded to confirmed rumors that are too juicy to ignore. It's a simple, yet effective way for our readers to know what's likely, and what's just for the lulz.
Check out our meters below for a quick look at what each number represents.
The juiciest rumors around! A ten is only awarded to those rumors that require your upmost attention and will most likely become reality in the near-to-distant future.
The 10 is also used for news items confirmed and 100% true but still not offiically announced yet. But conisder these to be facts.
This rumor should be trusted as we've managed to back up said claims and speculation through multiple sources who are deemed trustworthy. Place your bets, people.
Working our way down the counter is number eight, which is still a steaming hot rumor and should be enjoyed without any added salt.
Closely reaching the uncertainty level, rumors labelled with a seven should be taken as is, but with an ounce of skepticism.
We start to lean on rumors that are six or higher. Anything rated below this level of the Rum'o'meter should be taken somewhat lightly.
The middle ground. When we're unsure whether to go with a rumor or to trash it, we slap a unhelpful five on it. Rumors on this level could swing either way.
It's really not looking likely from here on out. rumors with a four or below should not be taken without varying levels of salt.
If you're into betting, this rumor would be classed as the unlikely underdog. We wouldn't recommend looking too much into this story.
Rumors with a rating of just two on our Rum'o'meter aren't backed by viable evidence or trustworthy sources. It's almost laughable to believe it's a possibility.
You should never believe these rumors. Just save yourself the embarrassment as we have.
Be sure to head on over to our Rumors section to read up on the latest gossip.
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