Has anyone else noticed this trend lately?

Trysexual Trysexual
Maybe this is nothing new, but I just noticed a lot of new reviewers (4 or less reviews) getting EU votes on pretty poor or at least below average reviews (and poor grammar). This in stark contrast to the usual complaint of experienced and skilled reviewers who get Somewhat useful reviews on above average or EU reviews (ie: someone has 20+ EU votes and 1 lone SU).

It does raise an eyebrow.

Are people just being generous, because they are new? or something else? They are not really doing any favors to them long term, if their reviews need improving by voting EU on a mediocre review. Same as voting excellent on an editor, who might be a friend, when the review is full of mistakes.
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Rossie Rossie
I've noticed this trend also. My belief is that the readers are the reviewers' friends/acquaintances; when one publishes new reviews, the other votes EU to boost the ratings and vice versa, and quality is insignificant to them.

As for readers (usually new contributors) voting Excellent on "not so good" editing jobs, I think they're just trying to be polite.
01/24/2013
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by Trysexual
Maybe this is nothing new, but I just noticed a lot of new reviewers (4 or less reviews) getting EU votes on pretty poor or at least below average reviews (and poor grammar). This in stark contrast to the usual complaint of experienced and skilled ... More
Yes! I thought I was the only one noticing this. And sometimes I even see highly ranked contributors who voted EU on these types of reviews.
01/24/2013
ArchVixen ArchVixen
Yeah, I've been seeing this too.
I noticed some really bad grammar in a review but the review was rated mostly EU but of course that's subjective to whoever is reading it, the info might still be helpful even though the writing is poor.

But the editor's job had a couple votes of "excellent" which obviously weren't warranted. I think people are a lot more hesitant to give poor votes for the editor because are names are attached. It's usually a smaller pool of voters so it's sometimes easy to tell who voted negatively and nobody wants to look like the bad guy.
01/24/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
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Originally posted by deltalima
Yes! I thought I was the only one noticing this. And sometimes I even see highly ranked contributors who voted EU on these types of reviews.
Yep...exactly. I agree with everything said so far.
01/25/2013
Girly Juice Girly Juice
Sometimes I think there are people who don't actually care which option they choose and just pick one at random to earn points.
01/26/2013
Hoshigetsu Hoshigetsu
Maybe they are just being generous. I'm a new reviewer and I would hope I wouldn't get an EU over someone who has been doing reviews longer than I have, and I simply think my first review was just bad and poorly organized.
01/26/2013
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