A link/button to suggest review for editing?

Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I am wondering if it might be plausible to add a link to the reviews that we could report them for certain reasons - like editing. I just read a horrendous review (language wise) and I don't feel like the voting buttons are necessarily for that reason. I was thinking a way to alert staff about these subjects might do some good.
09/21/2008
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ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
Yeah, that's a great idea. I wonder if maybe you read the same review I read yesterday. Seems like it would be useful to me.
09/21/2008
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I know it might be a bit of work for the staff, though. So maybe it's not a realistic idea?
09/21/2008
Nashville Nashville
Maybe a report button? Was it for offensive remarks or for just very poor spelling/grammar?
09/21/2008
Spiking Glue Spiking Glue
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
I know it might be a bit of work for the staff, though. So maybe it's not a realistic idea?
I don't think it'd be all that difficult in the grand scheme -- reviews are data placed inside a template. All they'd have to do, likely, is alter the template that alerts an admin with the text 'review for editing', so they wouldn't have to change hundreds of files, just one.
09/21/2008
Spiking Glue Spiking Glue
I like the idea in theory, however, who would edit it? Would enough reports just take it off the site? Or would it be wikipedia style, where an review would have a bold-red alert that states, "This Review has been flagged for poor facts and or use of language."?
09/21/2008
Nashville Nashville
I don't know how I'd feel about reviews being flagged for words-- this is an adult community where speech like "cunt" or "cock" or really graphic language thrives. What one may say is offensive may certainly not be to someone else. However, if on the chance there's a review that has hate speech or extremely offensive remarks that the majority of readers find distasteful, why can't you just email the Administrator about it? I'm afraid allowing readers to flag reviews would require a lot of time and energy for staff to sort through and re-read what they already once approved (if it's a verified review)..
09/21/2008
Epiphora Epiphora
I think Adriana means language as in grammar. If that is the case, I agree. Honestly, I'm growing a bit tired of reading reviews that don't capitalize the beginnings of sentences and/or use bad grammar. Especially if a review is unverified, it might be nice to be able to penalize people or even remove their review. Some of them really are not helpful at all.
09/21/2008
Spiking Glue Spiking Glue
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Originally posted by Nashville
I don't know how I'd feel about reviews being flagged for words-- this is an adult community where speech like "cunt" or "cock" or really graphic language thrives. What one may say is offensive may certainly not be to ... More
I hadn't meant 'language' as in swearing - I swear quite a bit on my own, and in my reviews, it'd be silly to indite myself.

I meant 'language' as in, actual language, and their grasp or lack of grasp on it as a whole. A two pronged 'flag' wouldn't necessarily mean that someone must go through and fix it -- it'd just let a reader know to approach the review with a grain of salt.

A verified review generally does not suffer language issues, precisely because it has been verified and had to pass through a short editorial process. Unverified reviews pass through umetered, at the moment, and therefor tend to suffer the most from quality issues, and are also only kept in check from poor facts by attentive readers who comment with correct facts.

"Jelly is super easy to clean and I can use it up my butt and in my vag! " is only partly true, of course, and such a comment will bring our faithful readers up front and say, "Uhn, you're only partways correct...", however not always.
09/21/2008
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Spiking Glue
I like the idea in theory, however, who would edit it? Would enough reports just take it off the site? Or would it be wikipedia style, where an review would have a bold-red alert that states, "This Review has been flagged for poor facts and or ... More
This is what I meant by realistic - not the actual implementation of the link or whatever but the editing.
09/22/2008
Program Manager Program Manager
That's an interesting idea. We do currently edit all assigned reviews only.
What would you like to see in the group of unassigned reviews? Editing on every one, or an option to suggest really low-quality ones for editing? A flag to signify incomplete information/general lack of grasp on the product as a whole?
09/22/2008
Epiphora Epiphora
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Originally posted by Program Manager
That's an interesting idea. We do currently edit all assigned reviews only.What would you like to see in the group of unassigned reviews? Editing on every one, or an option to suggest really low-quality ones for editing? A flag to signify ... More
I personally don't think you guys should have to edit other people's crappy reviews. Perhaps there should just be two buttons on each review - "Flag for grammar" (or whatever you want to call it) and "Flag for incomplete information." Then if you click one of those you have to explain to the admin what is wrong with the review, and if they agree, they put a flag on the review that just says "This review has been flagged for incomplete information. Please read with caution" or something.
09/22/2008
Bulma Bulma
I am not sure I think it would be a good idea. It probably wouldn't solve more problems than it would create. In the end I don't think having a report button would be worth it. I see the comments section for reviews as a place to leave feedback about the review, not just for questions. If you read a really crappy review, couldn't you always post in the comments "I didn't find this review helpful because the grammatical errors made it difficult to understand"

I also think that the ratings on a review determine its placement amount other reviews for that toy. The most useful reviews are at the top, and the less useful reviews are on the bottom. I think the current set up makes it obvious that the reviews aren't helpful. A report button seems unnecessary to me. If you read a really badly written review, just leave a short comment why it wasn't helpful to you and rate it honestly. Isn't that why the rating system for reviews is in place anyway?

I don't think the current system should be changed because of a couple bad reviews; it just doesn't seem worth it to me.
09/22/2008
Bulma Bulma
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Originally posted by Bulma
I am not sure I think it would be a good idea. It probably wouldn't solve more problems than it would create. In the end I don't think having a report button would be worth it. I see the comments section for reviews as a place to leave ... More
I wrote "I think the current set up makes it obvious that the reviews aren't helpful." But what I MEANT was "I think the current set up makes it obvious that the poorly written reviews aren't helpful." I didn't mean to make it sound like I was talking about all reviews, as I meant only the badly written ones.

Sorry for the mix up there.
09/22/2008
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
Hmm. Yeah, I guess now that I think about it, a report (or whatever) button isn't really necessary to me. I get a bit frustrated reading reviews with lots of bad grammar (as do many of us, apparently), but people can always comment on the grammar or give it a lower usefulness rating. At the same time, if I find a review useful in its information, but it still has horrible grammar, I'm not going to give it a bad rating.

Eh. I guess there's no really fix.
09/22/2008
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Quote:
Originally posted by Bulma
I am not sure I think it would be a good idea. It probably wouldn't solve more problems than it would create. In the end I don't think having a report button would be worth it. I see the comments section for reviews as a place to leave ... More
I guess I don't feel the rating system is there for grammar and language issues. I also don't think I would want to call out people in the comments. =/

It may create more problems than it solves, though.
09/24/2008
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Program Manager
That's an interesting idea. We do currently edit all assigned reviews only.What would you like to see in the group of unassigned reviews? Editing on every one, or an option to suggest really low-quality ones for editing? A flag to signify ... More
Just an option for the really low quality to be edited was what I was thinking
09/24/2008
Dragon Dragon
It seems to me that if the new ranking system being developed actually goes into place, and includes a review of reviews already on site, then peer review will pretty much automatically find the reviews that are extremely poor and comments will indicate why.

At that point in time, Eden can make the decision to "edit" or "remove" a particular review and any impact it would have on a reviewers ranking.

A "flag" button sounds interesting, but a hell of a lot of work for the staff of Eden and we already know that they are behind some days! *Grin*
09/25/2008
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