Have you ever changed you star rating to get better publicity for your review?

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Have you ever changed you star rating to get better publicity for your review?

oopsy oopsy
So the most helpful positive and negative review end up on the main product page, and I was wondering if anyone ever changes their overall star rating, just up or down a little, to get on the page. For example, I just rated a product that I gave 3 stars, but if I had given it two, I probably would have stood out more and made the main page, and hence gotten more votes. I've never done it myself, but the thought has crossed my mind

So who's guilty of this one?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes
No
46
I've thought about it
3
Total votes: 49 (48 voters)
Poll is closed
04/16/2012
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Entropy Entropy
I've never thought about doing it. I submit that if I write quality reviews that are entertaining and informative, I won't have to worry about bumping my rating up like that.
04/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I feel the rating should be an honest one, lying about it does not help the customer/person reading it. Plus that's just wrong.
04/16/2012
Silverdrop Silverdrop
It may work briefly, but over time, as the item collects more reviews, I think it won't make enough of a difference.
04/16/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
I've never done it, I don't really care that much about whether or not my particular review is the star "featured" review. I'd rather it best reflected my particular experience with the item at hand.
04/16/2012
BabyCheeks BabyCheeks
I never actually thought about it. I want to give honest feedback...
04/16/2012
Boobs and Lubes Boobs and Lubes
I don't think it would help, but the review stands on it's own. If you want more action on your reviews, pick popular products like the liberator line.
04/16/2012
JessCee JessCee
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
I feel the rating should be an honest one, lying about it does not help the customer/person reading it. Plus that's just wrong.
This, absolutely! That's really wrong...
04/16/2012
Badass Badass
Nah, I don't care if I'm on the main page. I just like writing reviews and having the right to rate it exactly as I think it deserves.
04/16/2012
Beck Beck
Ratings should be honest and have some logic behind the rating. If you are rating purely to get your review on the product page, then it has no logic. Everyone has their own logic behind their ratings. If you want people to read your review, give it a eye popping title, include detailed information, and use the post your latest review thread. After sometime you will get regulars to your great reviews.
04/16/2012
Forum Moderator Forum Moderator
Toys should be rated on how well they function and perform as they are intended by the manufacturer, not to gain more exposure for your reviews or to land on the main page for "most helpful".
04/16/2012
underHim underHim
No I try to be as honest as I can be when I review.
04/16/2012
Thomas90 Thomas90
Not something i've thought about really, but im sure people have done it before
04/16/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
I feel the rating should be an honest one, lying about it does not help the customer/person reading it. Plus that's just wrong.
This 100%.
04/16/2012
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by Forum Moderator
Toys should be rated on how well they function and perform as they are intended by the manufacturer, not to gain more exposure for your reviews or to land on the main page for "most helpful".
Exactly!! The reason we review the items are to help future purchasers, not our 'ratings' or exposure on the site!! Be honest with your reviews and you will gain more in the long run.
04/16/2012
SubmissiveFeminist SubmissiveFeminist
No, I rate on my true opinion. I really can't fake a good or bad review. I hope many people don't do this, either. I think honesty is always the best way to get your point across.
04/16/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
It would be a pretty self-defeating thing to do, because while you might temporarily gain more readers, you would permanently damage your credibility as a reviewer.
04/16/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Never thought to do that. I'm pretty genuine in my reviews.
04/17/2012
Sex Positivity Sex Positivity
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
Never thought to do that. I'm pretty genuine in my reviews.
This, absolutely.
04/17/2012
GONE! GONE!
No, I never even thought people might do that. I really focus on being honest. I'm happy if people see my reviews but I would rather a few people be helped by them than get a ton of comments from people who might then buy the product thinking of it differently than if I had rated it correctly.

Though I don't see anything wrong with this if you are already on the fence between two ratings.
04/17/2012
Rossie Rossie
The stars reflect what you REALLY think about the item, and you should be honest about it.
04/17/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I do not do that at all. I vote on what I really think about the product. Alot of things get 4 stars for me because they're nice but not overly. If I hate it, I will rate it lower.
04/17/2012
TransMarc TransMarc
I've not written any review yet, but I won't do that.
04/17/2012
lilly555 lilly555
No, I have only changed reviews rating if I thought I was focusing too much on my wants and needs. When you write a review it's not just about you but if you think others would enjoy it or how it would effect them. I try to find the middle ground of both when rating so I don't do anything based on 'publicity'.
04/17/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
Never even thought of that...
04/17/2012
socceras socceras
i haven't cause i dont want to make stuff up
04/17/2012
Highmaintenancegirl916 Highmaintenancegirl916
no i haven't.
04/18/2012
oopsy oopsy
This is really reassuring! I've never done it myself(and never would), but the thought crossed my mind and I was curious if anyone would actually try this.
04/19/2012
Kate Kate
Nope and I've never even thought about it to be honest. I really like to be as upfront as I can about everything I review. If I love it, I'll rave about it but still make note of any possible cons. If I hate it, I'll rant about it but I'll also do my best to point out any positives that I can find and mention who it may work for. What's best for me might be too strong for the next person and what ends up being a dud for me, might rock someone elses world. Honest reviews make the best reviews and I'm glad to see the way everyone voted
05/13/2012
Total posts: 29
Unique posters: 28