This template should only be used for Christgau-specific ratings (or "Christgau copycats," i.e. people who also use his rating system). Christgau's letter grade ratings are output as plain text, like B+. The symbols are similar to the ratings symbols used by Christgau in print (except for the scissors, for legibility at a small size). If the user clicks on a symbol they will be mapped through to the image page (example), which provides an explanation of the image's meaning.