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Post Reply CR: What's the point of User reviews on this site when so many are downvoted into oblivion?
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Some fans of their shows cannot take any criticism of it and will mark any review lower-scored than theirs as unhelpful. What's the point of showing the most helpful reviews when another review is being buried by people who probably haven't even read lower-scored review? I've seen this for many other reviewers as well.

It's asinine.

There's no point in writing reviews lower than a 4/5 unless it's more popularly disliked. This is simply fanaticism. A better system would be to count only the helpful votes among the review rankings.
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Hear. Hear.
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Your first problem was coming to the CR users for reviews.
But I do agree with everything you said. I once put a bad review for this anime and it was reported to the mods a couple years back, forgot the anime
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Posted 9/16/16
wait, there are user reviews..? o-O
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aka EVERY review site EVER
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If it helps I gave your review a "yes"
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This is endemic to anything where users are given a voice. The best thing for everyone is paid reviews done by professional reviewers.
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Honestly, the real issue i'm getting at isn't the review system, necessarily; it's the communities that cannot handle criticism. The review system's problems are just extensions of a larger one.
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Posted 9/16/16
The masses band together and strike down individuals who have different opinions - most get downs votes or labeled as trolls - but it is this difference in opinion when dialogue can occur. Such dialogue is threatened today because, down voting, trolls are censored simply for being different in opinion.

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That is quite a bummer. On a side note, I haven't actually read any reviews on this site. This topic has actually made me curious enough to see how they are.
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Posted 9/16/16

gornotck wrote:

This is endemic to anything where users are given a voice. The best thing for everyone is paid reviews done by professional reviewers.


ya'll can pay me now
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Posted 9/16/16

I-Crypt-I wrote:

Honestly, the real issue i'm getting at isn't the review system, necessarily; it's the communities that cannot handle criticism. The review system's problems are just extensions of a larger one.


People need to learn that criticism is not bad. Damning someone is, but an honest critique of their work is not.
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Isn't the helpful/unhelpful voting just another form of criticism? Does not anyone else see this hypocrisy?
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Posted 9/16/16

staphen wrote:

Isn't the helpful/unhelpful voting just another form of criticism? Does not anyone else see this hypocrisy?


just like me quoting your post is not helpful what-so-ever.

It (noun) is good.

vs.

It (noun) is good because (reasons).

are worlds apart.
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staphen wrote:

Isn't the helpful/unhelpful voting just another form of criticism? Does not anyone else see this hypocrisy?


When you downvote something based on the amount of stars given rather than the review itself than one might say there are problem. Glass Reflection guy had to stop giving numerical values so that people will actually watch his video.

In the same way, one can appreciate a review without feeling the same way.
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