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In reply to an earlier post on 30 Oct 2013 18:44:21 GMT
woooooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeooooooooooo!

(I think its Quiverbot)

Posted on 30 Oct 2013 19:36:45 GMT
Yes.

Posted on 30 Oct 2013 21:28:31 GMT
Bacchus says:
Maybe it's a loss of innocence. Before, if I got a negative, I assumed it was because someone didn't like what they saw in my review and if I got a positive, it was because someone liked the review. Apart from the damaging effect of negative votes on ranking, I really didn't mind either.

The voting patterns were pretty random but now they appear to have changed. I expect to see my ranking plummet.

Strangely, it is quite liberating. I am about to review Irvine Welsh's latest book, Skagboys. I am not enjoying it at all and intend to write a review which reflects this view. However, it will be a minority view and I therefore expect to pick up loads of negatives. I have deleted reviews in the past because they attracted negative votes. Now, I think I will leave them because I think what I have to say is worth saying even if people don't want to read what I think.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2013 14:36:43 GMT
Yes, Bacchus, this is precisely the point of reviewing. As I've said in comments on other people's reviews, you should be able to voice a valid opinion on something without the risk of getting slathered with a whole load of -ve votes; an opinion is an opinion, and none the less valuable or worthy of consideration than a +ve one if you happen to think that a given item is not very good. If I'm looking for views on something that I'm interested in buying but don't know much about, I read the reviews. Most of them are pretty good, and I rely on them to help inform my buying decisions (the occasional obvious kn*bhead excepted). -ve reviews are as valuable as +ve ones, and one shouldn't get trashed for expressing an honest opinion which happens to hurt the delicate feelings of those who think otherwise. As I've said before, a conclusive argument for abolishing the -ve vote altogether.

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Bacchus says:
Thanks for this. I saw this in action when I read the reviews of Rush, a movie I had just seen and enjoyed. The Amazon reviews of this were nearly all complimentary. However, there was a solitary 2 star review which has so far received 6 positives out a total of 45 votes. The ensuing discussion has been hilarious to read and one particular 'fan' decided to defend the movie.Rush [DVD]

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2013 18:43:20 GMT
I just read the "Rush" reviews, since you mentioned them as a good example of what happens if you express a negative opinion. My Goodness, how right you are! WHAT a performance.. it's like the Vote Police want to lynch someone for saying what they think. I thought it was a very good review, just the kind of thing I want to see if all the rest just gush uncritical admiration - and I'm strictly neutral about "Rush", as I have no views or preconceived ideas about it at all.

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Posted on 11 Nov 2013 08:59:10 GMT
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Posted on 11 Nov 2013 09:01:01 GMT
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Posted on 20 Nov 2013 21:20:13 GMT
I have read one review by someone, then clicked on their profile and noticed they like the same stuff I do - not often I like odd things. But if they happen to have reviewed several items in a category I am interested in, and seem to have similar tastes I may rate a few + the same evening. Now I will have to think about only rating one instead.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 09:09:09 GMT
I don't see any problem with this. If that person is genuinely being helpful to you with their reviews, then you should be able to give them as many positive votes as you like.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 17:39:22 GMT
Quiverbow says:
Why would you now only rate one of their reviews?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2013 13:44:21 GMT
Broxi, you are right.

Looking in that way, the system is discouraging positive voting while in same time giving space for negative voting where such limits (as far as I am aware of) don't exist...

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