Lets discuss ethics....and rating reviews, commenting on reviews, etc.

js250 js250
I feel we need to look at ourselves and be completely honest. How ethical are we really when it comes to voting and commenting on other peoples reviews?

--Do you feel you are being honest when rating a review?
--Are you being helpful when you comment?
--Do you expect the older members to offer more advice on comments?
--Is there any time when you feel voting an EU or Satisfactory is NOT helpful? Why?
04/26/2013
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Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
I feel we need to look at ourselves and be completely honest. How ethical are we really when it comes to voting and commenting on other peoples reviews?

--Do you feel you are being honest when rating a review?
--Are you being helpful when ... More
When I see a review I like, I tend to put in the comments what I like about it. When one is quite terrible I don't say anything. I feel like this should be the other way around, but I'm a little afraid to upset someone.
04/26/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I rate fairly. It doesn't matter who wrote the review, I rate them based on what they included and how well the review flowed. I always make sure to comment on the reviews I've read. I appreciate the effort that others put into their reviews because as a reviewer myself, I know it takes time, and they deserve to know that I read it. If there is something else to say about it, I do. I mention my own feeling briefly, mention what I liked about it, and sometimes bring up the mentor program for those that have a lot of potential but need a little guidance.
04/26/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
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Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
I rate fairly. It doesn't matter who wrote the review, I rate them based on what they included and how well the review flowed. I always make sure to comment on the reviews I've read. I appreciate the effort that others put into their ... More
I do this as well.

Also if I don't have anything to say I will say thanks for sharing. I don't want to upset anyone either with something I wrote on their review not everyone likes that, but I know a couple people will help me out if I am missing something and will pm me in private this I enjoy. So I will do it for others I know if I see some mistakes or it is missing something.
04/26/2013
Woman China Woman China
--Do you feel you are being honest when rating a review?
Yes. If and when I rate a review, I am brutally honest.

--Are you being helpful when you comment?
Sometimes, if I have something to add that hasn't already been said. And other times if I leave a comment on a person's review that I have gotten to know, I might leave a saucy comment or a joke for them.

--Do you expect the older members to offer more advice on comments?
Not really. Many times people have already said what needed to be said, so there seems to me to be very little point in beating the dead horse.

--Is there any time when you feel voting an EU or Satisfactory is NOT helpful? Why?
Yes, there are times when I feel that way, but honest to goodness, I cannot think of why my gut is screaming yes. My brain hasn't caught up to my gut this early in the morning. I shall return if it comes to me!!!!
04/26/2013
Kitka Kitka
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Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
I rate fairly. It doesn't matter who wrote the review, I rate them based on what they included and how well the review flowed. I always make sure to comment on the reviews I've read. I appreciate the effort that others put into their ... More
Same for me. I try to be as fair as possible and definitely mention the Mentor Program to those who could benefit from it, I know I did so why not suggest it.
04/26/2013
Pixel Pixel
--Do you feel you are being honest when rating a review?
Yes. I'm not going to lie and tell someone they wrote the best review ever when it's actually 200 words that tells me nothing about the product you're reviewing (This times a billion when it is someone who has churned out 200+ reviews with a similar lack of content.).

--Are you being helpful when you comment?
I definitely try to be! If I don't have something constructive to add, I will be polite and thank them for their review.

--Do you expect the older members to offer more advice on comments?
Expect? No. It's cool when/if they do though.

--Is there any time when you feel voting an EU or Satisfactory is NOT helpful
I can't think of any right now?
04/26/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
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Originally posted by js250
I feel we need to look at ourselves and be completely honest. How ethical are we really when it comes to voting and commenting on other peoples reviews?

--Do you feel you are being honest when rating a review?
--Are you being helpful when ... More
My honest opinion is that a lot of people vote generously on both reviews and editing, and some few people vote either harshly or randomly--I can't tell which. There are many times when I can think of several basic pieces of information that were left out of a review, but it will still have mostly EU ratings. Other times, an amazing review, one for which I can't think of any way it could be improved, will have some SU or NU votes. I tell you, I hate voting an honest U or SU, only to see that all the other votes are EU--it makes me feel that I look like the asshole.

Same goes when I find an obvious error in a review, and follow the directions to vote "Good" on the editing, or two or more clear errors and have to vote "Poor", because those are the instructions...and then I see that everyone else said "Excellent".

In my comments, I always compliment whatever I can first, before offering any advice I think might be helpful.

By older members, I'm guessing you mean those who've been active on EF longer, not those who have been living on this planet longer... But yes, those who have a lot of experience could be expected to share what they've learned in a helpful, rather than critical, manner.

And yes, there are times when I feel like all the information one could need is there in the review, and so technically it deserves an EU, but there are other things detracting from its readability, such as poor organization, unclear writing style, or rambling.
05/12/2013
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