How does it make you feel when you get bad rankings on your reviews?

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How does it make you feel when you get bad rankings on your reviews?

ToyGurl ToyGurl
ToyGurl
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I have seen some people get really upset. I just see bad votes as a heads up that I need to go back and fix my review or be more detailed. What about you?
08/29/2011
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Sir Sir
I ignore the votes, even when they're really low. I do not care anymore, if people have a real problem, they'll ask. And usually, the votes that are low on mine, I never get questions or any form of feedback from those individuals, so I just don't bother to even care!
08/29/2011
Antipova Antipova
With me, it depends on whether they're explained or not. If someone gives something lower than EU or U but gives an explanation, I'm really happy for a chance to learn how to make my review better.

If someone votes lower but doesn't leave an explanation, then I'll just shrug and assume that it's a new contributor who doesn't understand the system, or a point farmer, or a seasoned contributor with strict voting habits.

I only really notice votes on my newest one or two reviews, though. After a while I just go to the newest comment that needs a reply without really paying attention to the votes.
08/29/2011
Peggi Peggi
To be honest, I get extremely excited to see positive feedback on my reviews, because I put a lot of effort into them, even though I am still new to this community, and I haven't had any really negative feedback yet, but were I to, I probably would be hurt a little at first, because like I said I do put a lot of effort into it, but then take it as constructive criticism and try and figure out what I did wrong, and use that to improve future reviews.

If they don't explain then I may go to them and ask what is needed to improve the review. If they do, then I'll take that advice.
08/29/2011
Paladin Fantasys Paladin Fantasys
I've only done a few, but the reviews I've rushed and didn't spend enough time on predictably get the worst feedback. So far the negative feedback has been constructive.
08/29/2011
indiglo indiglo
It depends on who gives me the lower vote. If it's someone who is an experienced review writer, I will take it as constructive criticism that I need to be more detailed, or improve my skills, etc. I even go read their own personal reviews to see what kinds of things I might have forgotten or left out that needed to be in my review. If it's just a "drive by" vote (as I call them) I just ignore them.
08/30/2011
BellaDonna2884 BellaDonna2884
The rankings don't really matter to me but I appreciate the feed back I have received on my reviews.
08/30/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Depends how soon I notice it. I've gone back to older reviews and seen new votes that were SU or lower and let it go because there's not much I can do about it. If I see one on a newer review, I've been known to send a private message to ask politely why they voted the way they did. I try really hard to make sure that the message doesn't come across as anything resembling accusatory and I only send one. If I get a response, awesome. If not, it doesn't affect my day any.

I'll never ask what I could have done to make a review go from useful to EU. I did do it when I was starting out, but it just irks the hell out of me to see people make such a huge deal about the difference between the two.
08/30/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Depends how soon I notice it. I've gone back to older reviews and seen new votes that were SU or lower and let it go because there's not much I can do about it. If I see one on a newer review, I've been known to send a private message ...
Same, though I do sometimes wonder what it was that I left out that could have made the user give me that extra push. I know they're weighted almost the same, so I really try not to let it bother me.
08/30/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Ansley
Same, though I do sometimes wonder what it was that I left out that could have made the user give me that extra push. I know they're weighted almost the same, so I really try not to let it bother me.
I'll wonder the same thing even now to be honest lol. But I know that for some people it comes down to having pictures, or writing style and to me that's splitting hairs so I just let it go most of the time lol.
08/30/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I'll wonder the same thing even now to be honest lol. But I know that for some people it comes down to having pictures, or writing style and to me that's splitting hairs so I just let it go most of the time lol.
Absolutely, lol
08/30/2011
Illusional Illusional
It upsets me, and when I feel I know them, I get insulted that they didn't tell me personally what they felt I could've added.
08/30/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I am happy with an EU or U. I only got a SU once, and it was from a newer member who might have not quite understood the voting system. I didn't take it personally.
08/30/2011
bluekaren bluekaren
I got a somewhat useful from someone once and then they put "Great review!" on the comments, so I messaged them to ask them what I could have done better and never got a response. I wasn't rude or anything, just thought they might have seen something i left out....I guess I will never know!
I do take it kinda personal. I wish I could not care, but I spend alot of time on my reviews.
08/30/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
It depends on how others are voting. If I have a bunch of U/EU votes and one SU vote, I let it go. Not worth worrying over, but if it is a bunch of SU votes then I would rewrite the review or ask a trusted friend what they thought of it. The times I have ask folks why the voted the way they did, I never got an answer so I do not even bother anymore.
08/30/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
I get upset. I work really hard on my reviews. They usually take me 3 - 7 days to finish. I know they are not perfect, but it still hurts when I get low votes.
08/30/2011
MR Chickhabit MR Chickhabit
i disliked reviewing the DVDs i was sent and it shows.

but the toys? i loved writing my review on them and if they get bad reviews i feel bolstered to write better ones in the future.
08/30/2011
That Man from Mars That Man from Mars
If they leave a question or something similar, that's understandable, but I dislike when people choose low votes for no apparent reason.
08/30/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
It bothers me a little.
08/30/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
It only bugs me if they dont explain why they gave me that low rating. Im still newer about alittle over a month so any feedback i get is helpful
08/30/2011
Kkay Kkay
I take it the same way I do crit on my writing in general. The first, base response is emotional turmoil- and I let that play out in private until my head clears from the emotions, then come in with logic to try and figure out the why.
08/30/2011
Kindred Kindred
It might have bothered me when I first started reviewing, but it doesn't bother me at all now. I came to realize that everyone is deserving of their opinion and not everyone is looking for the same information in a review. All I can do is give my best effort and hope the majority of readers appreciate it.
08/30/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
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Originally posted by bluekaren
I got a somewhat useful from someone once and then they put "Great review!" on the comments, so I messaged them to ask them what I could have done better and never got a response. I wasn't rude or anything, just thought they might have ...
I sometimes wonder if people just vote as quickly as they can, not paying attention to the reviews at all? This has happened a lot to me as well. I had one review that I got like 30-something EU on and then one NUAA.
08/31/2011
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