The Roman Hideout Reenactment Groups Rating
Rather than issue every year some awards to the various historical groups,
the Roman Hideout Staff started with an experimental project to develop a rating of the groups in the
reenactment world according to some non-subjective criterias.
We think that this will help a lot in creating a common base between groups with some fixed reference points, and will help also those organizations that are not familiar with "reenactment" to understand how a group is ranked.
Experiment is currently available only to italian reenactment groups that accepted to cooperate freely.
Criterias are divided in 7 groups with different weights in the resulting points. While the exact weights are hidden to the groups because reserved, the main criteria areas are:
- philologicity (very important)
- number of members (very important)
- stability (important)
- scientific comitee
- event partecipation
- others, various
For each criteria the group must fill some forms and respond to various questions. Each response corresponds to a given amount of points.
The staff will give penalties in case of lies, non correspondent statements, etc.
Because this is an experiment and no money is requested to partecipants the staff doesn't have budget to visit each group and check their equipment and impressions, so photos are used in place and of course the rating bases its results on a trustness between parties.
More information are available in italian language in this .pdf document.