Post Reply What are the rules for writing a review?
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Posted 12/20/15
I put this in the general discussion because there don't seem to be any, so we can kind of create them here, or speculate about ideas on what they should be.

Please respect my decision.

When I try to write a review there are two rules put forward in light grey, they are:


Original work only. No vulgar language please! Reviews which fail to adhere to these guidelines may be deleted.


I can understand these two basic rules:
- Original work only.
- No vulgar language.

But, I posted a review a month or two ago which was removed, but it followed both of these guidelines.
The reason I was given was totally legitimate and I agree that it should be removed, but it didn't follow any of the two basic rules.

My review was on Mobile Suit GUNDAM Iron Blooded Orphans, which I haven't seen and have no intention of seeing, I reviewed it saying something like this:

'Haven't seen the show but the artwork looks way cooler on Daisuki.com, I love Daisuki.com, it has a better community and fewer advertisements on videos, you can also watch content in HD for free on there.'

Before you all start getting angry at how I insulted the Crunchyroll community, it was kinda a joke. There is no 'Daisuki Community,' the videos have little to no comments, but that's what I love about it. The Crunchyroll Community is too loud, and that's my opinion. And my opinion was in the review.

More importantly, it was removed because:

it wasn't in any way a review of the show, and was primarily an advertisement for Daisuki.


So let's write rules.
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Posted 12/20/15 , edited 12/20/15
Depends. You trying to write a good review or a MAL review?

All jokes aside, I probably have the unpopular opinion, but I prefer to see reviews written with someones honest feelings and experiences (without spoilers though) rather than someone try and fluff up their review with fancy words when most of the time it's clear as day they don't know wtf they're talking about.

Edit: Read the rest of your post.
1. There's no point in reviewing something that you either don't care about or haven't seen.
2. Yah it looks like a blatant advertisement, whether or not you see it.
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Posted 12/20/15
Oh, the yelp review guidelines looks promising

or just a regular wal-mart purchase reviews.
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Posted 12/20/15

onibrotonel wrote:

Oh, the yelp review guidelines looks promising

or just a regular wal-mart purchase reviews.


I was talking about Crunchyroll reviews, but your post was more helpful than that hateful mean bully: XxDarkSasuxX

The Yelp review guidelines are:

I suppose we could use them, far better than Crunchyroll's meaningless guidelines.
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Posted 12/20/15 , edited 12/20/15

Moved this over to site questions, since it's about site issues. The guidelines next to the review posting area are really brief - kind of like the fastest distillation of the overall site rules that are mostly applicable.

Some common reasons I've seen are - spamming to meet the minimum length requirement, attacking other users, swearing up a storm, things like that. Basically, the review page is listing some common reasons that reviews have been removed, but reviews still have to meet the site rules as well.

And, to be fair, if your review isn't a review, it'll likely be reported and removed. Sorry you don't like the discussion here.
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