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I had never realised before (because I don't rate my reviews) but no matter how many people rank my reviews useful or extremely useful there's always one person rating it completely useless. Sometimes I wonder at the logic behind the rating
I had never realised before (because I don't rate my reviews) but no matter how many people rank my reviews useful or extremely useful there's always one person rating it completely useless. Sometimes I wonder at the logic behind the rating if 20 something people get something from the reviews while 1 person seems to have some chip on their shoulder.
Does it have to be anonymous? Or can there be some reasoning behind the ratings? Or am I just completely retarded?
Remember, our ranking is graded on a curve and the lion's share of the score is how useful our review is ranked...if some reviewer wanted to raise their own score, all they'd have to do is go through a bunch of reviews and rate them poorly, whether logged in or not, and it might elevate them on the curve. I've noticed a lot of unnecessarily rude comments lately, not constructive criticisms but just snarky remarks...since reviewers also get ranked based on number of comments, it seems like another potential way for them to raise their score.
I feel like negative comments should not garner points nor be publicly posted, but rather should be emailed privately to the reviewer. That way if there are some salient points in there, some helpful criticisms, then we can benefit from them, but people being jerks won't be rewarded. It could be entered like ebay feedback, with a check for Positive/Neutral/Negat ive and should they check positive or neutral, then right something rude, we could have the ability to remove the comment from our review, just like dismissing posts from a blog. I don't see how anyone on the community benefits from negativity!