Comments on reviews that are less than EU

Bex1331 Bex1331
When I vote on a review that I've voted less than an EU I always try to include one thing that I like but I also list what I would have liked to see that would have made me vote EU. I'm not doing this to be rude or offend anyone and I hope that I don't but instead I simply hope to help the reviewer grow and explain my down voting their review. I personally would prefer to see this on my reviews because I want to make them the best that I can, and if someone votes "somewhat useful" and leaves a comment saying simply "thanks" or something similar I'm left wondering what I could add to my next one.
What do you guys think of this practice? Do you leave comments when you vote a review less than EU? Do you think it's mean or in bad taste to leave suggestions for improvement?
07/10/2012
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Beck Beck
I don't think it's mean or in bad taste, but I don't have the time to comment about how each reviewer can improve their reviews. I read too many less then useful reviews to help everyone out. If they actually want the help they can get a mentor.

I hate to say it, but some people down vote to down vote. And some people also down vote because they don't know they are voting on the review. You are never going to please everyone. Take your votes with a grain of salt. Ignore the ones that don't give you any feedback and listen to the ones that do. That is all you can do.
07/10/2012
talon4196 talon4196
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Originally posted by Beck
I don't think it's mean or in bad taste, but I don't have the time to comment about how each reviewer can improve their reviews. I read too many less then useful reviews to help everyone out. If they actually want the help they can get a ... More
I agree! Spot on.
07/10/2012
Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
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Originally posted by Beck
I don't think it's mean or in bad taste, but I don't have the time to comment about how each reviewer can improve their reviews. I read too many less then useful reviews to help everyone out. If they actually want the help they can get a ... More
so well said, there is noting eles i can think of to say.

HUGS BECK
07/10/2012
js250 js250
I make sure I comment on newer reviewers, but on the more experienced ones that know the drill--not always. They know what the deal is, or struggled just to get a review on an item that was....just okay. Those items are the ones that I notice the more experienced reviewers struggled writing adn had little to contribute. I can relate, there are items right now I am tryign to get enthused about for reviews.

As far as the votes, if they are only 1-4 and are less than a quarter of the votes I let them go--but if they are over a fourth of the votes, I re-read my review and make adjustments next time. Learn from the handful, but do not let them taint your experiences. Some reviews are not useful for everyone.
07/11/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I almost always leave a comment, even if it is just saying that I agree with suggestions/tips that have already been addressed by a previous comment. I don't feel the need to list the same thing if someone else already commented about what is lacking in the review.
07/11/2012
Annemarie Annemarie
There are far too many less-than-stellar reviews out there to comment on and critique. It seems that, these days, when I go through the list, the majority are "somewhat useful," and a couple are "useful" and "extremely useful."
07/11/2012
GONE! GONE!
I don't even bother commenting on bad reviews, I hate to say it. I tend to avoid them altogether because I don't want to be the one to break it to them. =/
07/11/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
Quote:
Originally posted by GONE!
I don't even bother commenting on bad reviews, I hate to say it. I tend to avoid them altogether because I don't want to be the one to break it to them. =/
I do this sometimes too, If they're really bad sometimes I don't vote at all because I don't want to be like "well this is..... bad... do it again..."
07/11/2012
sweetiejo sweetiejo
It depends on the reviewer if they are newer to writing I leave a small comment about some questions someone would ask, but if they are really new and it is very bad I just don't comment, or vote. I feel it would be to mean to especially if they are new to it. If it is a more advanced reviewer I just vote as normal if I have any questions remaining from the review I ask them. I sometimes suggest the mentor program also since someone brand new may not be fully ware of it.
07/11/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I usually don't bother commenting. I should, but I don't because I tend to be long winded. I only vote on a bad review if it's really terrible and then the comment would end up being longer than the review was. If I end up putting more effort into my comment than you were willing to put into your review, that's kinda shitty. Usually by the time I get to it some others have come along and made comments, so sometimes I'll just say "I agree with the above posters." Other times I just won't say anything because I'm not willing to spend more time than you did on your review. Also because the longer I spend on the bad review's page, the more annoyed I get. I have a short fuse. lol
07/11/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Sometimes I leave a suggestion for improvement, but I won't usually say the same thing someone else just said. Say someone left a lot out of a review, and someone already commented and made the suggestions I was going to make. We were told about a year ago, that repeatedly saying the same thing to one person was "not cool."

So, I usually only offer a suggestion on a vote below "useful" if I'm the first one to comment.

If NO ONE votes on poor reviews, the only votes they will get are from people who always vote EU for everything and that reviewer will never learn to accept creative criticism and continue to write poor reviews. Don't you think? I DO vote on reviews that are less than "useful" but I don't feel the need to always leave a comment. If the reviewer has read even half a dozen EU reviews, I think most would see the difference between 3 poorly written paragraphs and a truly EU review.
07/11/2012
SexyStuff SexyStuff
I think that would be helpful. I sometimes wonder why people gave me a bad vote.
07/11/2012
shySEXXaddict shySEXXaddict
Quote:
Originally posted by Bex1331
When I vote on a review that I've voted less than an EU I always try to include one thing that I like but I also list what I would have liked to see that would have made me vote EU. I'm not doing this to be rude or offend anyone and I hope ... More
I write what I would like to hear about and the info that others generally look for, most of the time but I gota say lately Ive been finding way to many to add in what they should include...so there has been afew I write"thanx for sharing your thoughts"or something.Usually on ones that have written alot of reviews and they still dont include much.I just figure they dont care so why ask
07/13/2012
SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
I think it's great that you help fellow reviewers by giving them reasoning behind voting other than EU. I do the same thing and it shows that you are not point farming and actually read the review. I just had someone rate one of my first reviews as "not worth reading" but they left Thank You! As comment. That is seems like just wanting the points. Why would you thank me for a review that you didn't find useful? Very frustrating!
07/21/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
When I vote EU it means that the reviewer provided information that was above and beyond what I wanted to know. When I vote useful, the reviewer answered all my questions. So... for Useful reviews, I won't comment with advice.

If I vote less than Useful, I'll comment with what I would have liked to have seen.
07/21/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I try to comment on every review I vote on. If I vote it as less than EU I try to include a question in my comment that wasn't answered in the review.
07/21/2012
TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
Sometimes when I'm reading through reviews I'll give advice on what to include or how they could make it a little better. Sometimes I'll suggest the Mentor Program. I do take into consideration that some of these reviewers are new. However, they aren't stupid. They should be able to go through the site and educate themselves on how to write a decent review. They should also be prepared for (and happy to get) advice offered from more experienced reviewers. Hell, I know I am!

Then again, as soon as you try to help someone, they decide to go on a down voting spree and fuck with your reviews.

Overall, most people want to help. As long as everyone keeps it positive and tries their best I think that we'll see new reviewers being educated by more experienced reviewers and we'll all continue to grow.
07/23/2012
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