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Ok I have a question to ask to all of you out there. Why is it that when a review is done that isn't five or four stars it goes to the end and unreadable to everyone except for those who don't lack the ambition to go 20 pages back just to find them. If it is a honest review of a show whether good or bad I want to see it. It helps me personally decide if I really want to watch a show or not. What are your opinions?
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Posted 8/5/14
I don't read reviews on CR. I primarily use ThemAnime and even then it's more just for laughs. some of their reviews on 1 star shows are funny and I've bought a few series because they were rated so badly.
Posted 8/5/14
I don't let people's reviews of anime series reflect what I watch. Because they may hate something that I may like and vice verse.
Example: Ro-Kyu-Bu! (I loved it but people tend to look at it as "Yuck lolis" but I watch it because I enjoy the story series)
Dislike: Attack on Titan (I just don't like it. It's just not appealing to me. And that's my opinion.)
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I don't read/watch reviews in general. I differently don't go to CR/MAL review section for the main reason on you are allowed to review the series (well technically you can do that on any site, but these two are the most notorious.) in any point. Someone may give it a 5 stars only watching the first or two episodes and then the series may go extremely down hill and the person may not or forget to change the review and vise verse.

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Posted 8/5/14 , edited 8/5/14
Low scores don't get relegated to the back, they just get buried by the higher scored reviews.

Personally, I don't read any reviews on this site. They're all either made to gush or to slam a particular series. In a perfect world things scored 2-4 would be the vast majority (because that would be honest), but that's not the case here. 3 should really be the most popular score, but instead it's the least and probably garners a fraction of a percent of all reviews people make here.
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Posted 8/5/14
I don't really understand how CR chooses which reviews get to be on the top or not. Some reviews have a higher helpful percentage and stuff like that but it still gets pushed down below another review. Its not by date thats for sure lol.

Anyway, I tend not to look at the reviews here much. I only go to the threads for the shows I'm interested in if I want to talk about it.
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Posted 8/5/14
I have no idea how CR chooses which reviews either tbh. Not that I care that much though, since CR's review system is awful.
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Posted 8/5/14

stark700 wrote:

I have no idea how CR chooses which reviews either tbh. Not that I care that much though, since CR's review system is awful.


Can you elaborate please?
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Posted 8/5/14 , edited 8/5/14

Angerudusto wrote:


stark700 wrote:

I have no idea how CR chooses which reviews either tbh. Not that I care that much though, since CR's review system is awful.


Can you elaborate please?


Elaborate on what? The CR review system?

Basically, it depends on votes which is either helpful/unhelpful. There's also a word limit and you have to apply a rating out of 5 stars. I have no idea how CR chooses which review shows up first although it's usually the one with the most helpful (ratio) not just based on the amount of helpfuls received. You can't write feedback/reasons either unfortunately. There's also no time restriction or limit on when you can write reviews hence people can publish them just after one episode; which imo makes no sense since you can't evaluate a whole show based on just a single episode.

Some of the better reviews I see for the more popular shows never gets noticed since they get buried by people who publish them after 1-2 episodes with some minimal effort. So yeah, the system is awful.
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