ive noted ALOT of reviews with 0 out of 3 (or similar) 'found this review helpful'. Personally those reviews are fine so why would anyone click not helpful for those... also can someone keep pressing 'not helpful' or do they get one go for each review?
The negative vote is a relic and I for one have been pressing for its abolition.
It serves nothing and no one. If a review is bad or biased, it will still drop to the bottom by simply not receiving any positive votes. And rank can still be determined either by the old method (in which only the positive votes counted) or by the slow aging of the votes received.
As RJ mentioned above, many people confuse it with a "do you happen to agree" question. If I do not agree with the opinions expressed in a review, I make sure to write one of my own to offer a counterargument. Then again, there is also a sad minority who has been amusing themselves systematic trolling.
Amazon needs to join the new decade and abolish the negative vote, finally. In an era of +1s and LIKEs, the negative vote only promotes bickering and often leaves a bad aftertaste from patronizing the Amazon e-shops.
yep someone is still trolling around and giving a 'unhelpful' vote (maybe its just misunderstanding?). The funny thing is that amazon can audit almost everything and the guy dosnt know he can be tracked...:)
I barely contribute on reviews and forums here but I already noticed if I give a bad review for a film with a cult following, or say anything even remotely uncritical about Steam, suddenly Ive got "no" clicks incoming.
But yeah I agree with your sentiment... I cant see the point of the current voting system, and secondly I can totally believe that there is some angry troll in a basement somewhere venting his spleen by clicking "no" wherever he goes.