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I don't think votin should be anonymous, but it is frustrating when someone gives your review a poor vote, but does not explain why. Maybe a brief explanation or reasoning should be required when a review is voted less than Useful. I would be
I don't think votin should be anonymous, but it is frustrating when someone gives your review a poor vote, but does not explain why. Maybe a brief explanation or reasoning should be required when a review is voted less than Useful. I would be happy to do this, and also believe it would help members strengthen their reviews. It could also prevent folks from giving a review a negative vote 'just because' or out of retaliation because they would have to give a valid reason for their vote. Just an idea.
I suggested this once is a similar thread and someone pointed out something very true and important. If we were required to comment when we vote "Somewhat Useful" or below, people would just post "
" and similar things. They wouldn't actually say why they thought that the review deserved that vote because there would be no reason. They're were just point-farming or retaliating so of course, they wouldn't be honest. When I give someone a "Somewhat Useful" or below, I list everything that I remember that they did wrong and/or left out in the review so they know. Plus, I'll usually suggest the Mentor Program, even if they're an Advanced Reviewer, since it's impossible not to be one anymore.
@ geliebt: If you feel that a review isn't as good as everyone else claims it is, VOTE HONESTLY. A lot of people are far too nice, especially to newbies, and encourage crappy reviews by giving them votes they don't deserve. Someone who is/was up for voting for Advanced Reviewer status (I won't say who) got 4 Useful votes and 4 Extremely Useful votes on their horrible review that was filled with misinformation, such as saying a toy is made of silicone when it's made of TPR silicone and not even saying how to clean it. Etc. etc. etc. I won't go on because it just makes me mad but you get my point. Honest voters NEED to give bad reviews honest votes and explain what's wrong so that people can learn and not be fine with pushing out terrible reviews.