Ever lie/intentionally withhold information in a review?

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Ever lie/intentionally withhold information in a review?

namelesschaos namelesschaos
The question is simple enough. Have you ever lied or intentionally withheld information in a review?

To answer my own question I never have but I've was tempted to for some of my first reviews. Why? Because I was honestly afraid people wouldn't believe me if I told them the truth them the truth. I'm multi-orgasmic and since not everyone knows that men can be multi-orgasmic I was afraid people would think I was lying so I ironically considered lying in order to avoid being accused of lying. Since I use some toys primarily for multi-orgasm sessions even just not including that info would have been a lie of omission for me. Like I said I decided to be completely truthful and thankfully no one has accused me of making stuff up yet (at least not to my face).
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I've never lied/withheld info in a review and never been tempted
72  (81%)
I've never, but I've been tempted
14  (16%)
I've lied/withheld in a review
1  (1%)
Other (explain)
2  (2%)
Total votes: 89
Poll is closed
10/06/2010
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Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Honestly I find the premise ridiculous. The whole idea of this forum and the review program is to share information and help others.
10/06/2010
Mr. E Mr. E
So far I have only reviewed one product and I can say my review was 100% honest.

I would never lie or withhold pertinent information. There is no reason to lie. Just be fair and honest.

But, what if I was reviewing the Tyrannosaurus Rex Anal Blaster 2000XL extreme? ..and I found that it absolutely rocked my world. Would I try to tone down my excitement just a bit in the review for fear of the community judging me as some sort of crazed animalistic devient freakazoid?
10/06/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Gunsmoke
Honestly I find the premise ridiculous. The whole idea of this forum and the review program is to share information and help others.
Agreed. What would there be to lie about?

Sometimes I have been tempted to do a different star rating than what I originally thought because I wonder if I'm being too critical or in some cases not critical enough, but other than that...no.

What you thought of doing wasn't about the product it was about your good experience and it wouldn't have hurt us even if you left it out.
10/06/2010
Miss Naughty Kitty Miss Naughty Kitty
the point of the review is to give your honest opinion
10/06/2010
Rockin' Rockin'
The only times I feel like I have to hold back are when I'm writing descriptive reviews. It's sometimes difficult not to write "and this feature is a failure" or other subjective statements, even very positive ones. I've had to rein in my language so I don't come off like I'm trying to sell a product sometimes. ^_^
10/06/2010
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Agreed. What would there be to lie about?

Sometimes I have been tempted to do a different star rating than what I originally thought because I wonder if I'm being too critical or in some cases not critical enough, but other than ...
Sometimes I worry I'm being too critical or too whiny or because of my lack of sexual experiences I don't know what the hell I'm talking about.
But you should be honest, cause we're all different.
I might understand a point of view better cause I feel that way, but if you make it generic and sound like everyone else's.. nobody's getting anything out of the deal...
10/06/2010
Love Buzz Love Buzz
I can understand you not wanting to include such info and the fear of being acused of lying, not many people believe men ca be nulti orgasmic.

I was recently tempted to leave a big chunk of info out of a review, just in order to make it read better and not seem like a melodramatic novel. However despite how long the review ended up being I think including the extra info not only worked but was the right thing to do.
10/06/2010
ScottA ScottA
It depends on what you consider "withholding information" I do my best to make sure all relevant information gets into the review but I do intentionally leave stuff out of things like the experience section. It's not necessary, and there are plenty of people who don't want "TMI".
10/06/2010
Viktor Vysheslav Malkin Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
Quote:
Originally posted by namelesschaos
The question is simple enough. Have you ever lied or intentionally withheld information in a review?

To answer my own question I never have but I've was tempted to for some of my first reviews. Why? Because I was honestly afraid people ...
I have never lied, and i have no plans to.
10/06/2010
Envy Envy
Be honest. If someone doesn't jive with your review, who really cares in the end so long as you gave your honest opinion?
10/06/2010
gone77 gone77
Never have, never will. Besides, as you pointed out, you'd be lying to cover up the truth so it doesn't seem like a lie. It's just not worth it.
10/06/2010
Kindred Kindred
I've never lied in the few reviews I've written, but I have struggled at times as to what information to include as pertinent and what to leave out because I'm babbling too much.
10/06/2010
Jill Ingoff Jill Ingoff
Quote:
Originally posted by namelesschaos
The question is simple enough. Have you ever lied or intentionally withheld information in a review?

To answer my own question I never have but I've was tempted to for some of my first reviews. Why? Because I was honestly afraid people ...
I'm glad you posted this (and I've never met a multi-orgasmic man.. wow, you lucky guy!) - I've never lied or wanted to lie in a review, I always want people to know exactly what it is they're getting, however, I have put off reviewing toys because I was so disappointed that I didn't want to write a bad review! especially if it's a toy that has omg glowing reviews, you know? So I've got a pile of toys waiting to be reviewed that were.. shall we say.. disappointing.
10/06/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I've never lied, or even thought about it, in a review. However, I definitely understand what you're saying, because I've been in situations like that before, where the truth isn't very plausible and you want to avoid the drama of a perceived lie.
10/06/2010
Heartthrob Heartthrob
Quote:
Originally posted by namelesschaos
The question is simple enough. Have you ever lied or intentionally withheld information in a review?

To answer my own question I never have but I've was tempted to for some of my first reviews. Why? Because I was honestly afraid people ...
I've never lied. Because my reviews are my supposed to be my honest opinions I keep them at just that.
10/06/2010
Owl Identified Owl Identified
Interesting post. I have definitely been tempted to and I have definitely tried to phrase things differently than I would if I weren't afraid of criticism or doubts. So, I chose the second one.

For example, recently I posted a review of the very popular Kama Sutra's Body Souffle which I hated because it was a truly horrible product. I have, since writing it, had many people sniff it and use it (because I certainly don't have plans to use it further, myself) and they all thought it was awful. But I almost didn't write the review because I was afraid that people would think I was exaggerating or being whiny or something. I wrote it anyway, but I still get the vibe that some people weren't really copping to what I was saying.

I almost made a video to prove that I wasn't lying, lol. So yes, I absolutely do understand what you're talking about.
10/06/2010
ScottA ScottA
Quote:
Originally posted by Owl Identified
Interesting post. I have definitely been tempted to and I have definitely tried to phrase things differently than I would if I weren't afraid of criticism or doubts. So, I chose the second one.

For example, recently I posted a review of ...
That's definitely useful information, and withholding it would have probably been to the detriment of future buyers. On what to put in it's really a judgement call - if being mulitorgasmic is germane to the toy and its use put it in. I don't put in every single permutation of how I use things, many people probably don't want to hear that much detail - but I do put in things that I think people should know.
10/06/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
I have not and do not intend to. Its about your opinion. How you feel the product is made and what not.

If it had you screaming at the top of your lungs and hanging from the rafters then great! If not then that is great also.

and the nice thing is that there are quite a few reviews for most products which helps also.
10/06/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by namelesschaos
The question is simple enough. Have you ever lied or intentionally withheld information in a review?

To answer my own question I never have but I've was tempted to for some of my first reviews. Why? Because I was honestly afraid people ...
I have been asked by the guys not to include things that were personal and really had no bearing on the review, but if it is pertinent to the review I will include it. I've never had any reason to think about this!
11/17/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
I have been asked by the guys not to include things that were personal and really had no bearing on the review, but if it is pertinent to the review I will include it. I've never had any reason to think about this!
I don't think graying out certain personal details is quite the same as lying. Sometimes it's just not relevant, or sometimes it's too personal to share some specific detail, but the facts can be presented in a slightly less personal way.
11/18/2010
Just Jen Just Jen
I do reviews for places other then Eden, and can honestly say that I have never lied about any product. If I hate it, I'll be up front about it. I have never accepted a review item that I thought I wasn't going to like!
11/24/2010
MrWill MrWill
Why would you lie??? Your honest opinion is what is wanted, and if you are multi orgasmic (some of us are, I am) then maybe someone would love to know that a certain toy helped you reach new heights!


Tell the truth, even if it hurts!
12/30/2012
roskat roskat
Definitely not. There's no reason for it.
12/31/2012
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
No, Eden's review program is amazing. The truth is what matters.
12/31/2012
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
Sometimes I skip over things that don't interest me, but I've never lied.
12/31/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Nope, I always make sure everything relevant is included.
12/31/2012
Creepellah Creepellah
I try and be as honest as I can be.
12/31/2012
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
I am as honest at I can without over sharing.
01/01/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
I've never been in a situation where I thought I might have to lie in a review. I either like it or I don't and say why.
01/01/2013
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