Everyone has opinions and preferences, especially when it comes to food. To establish a criterion when answering "How spicy should a jalapeño be?." the Scoville Heat Scale was developed as a standard to measure spiciness. This scale allows people to communicate and share information about how spicy we like our peppers.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://opensource.com/article/19/9/how-spicy-should-jalapeno-be