Neutral Ratings in Follow-Up Reviews

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Neutral Ratings in Follow-Up Reviews

Kim! Kim!
Have you ever had something that you reviewed that you neither liked nor disliked? What did you do if, and when, you wrote a follow-up? I don't really necessarily feel that it deserves hearts saying that I liked it at some point, but I certainly don't want to say that I don't like it. I suppose liking it and still liking it is better than disliking.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I didn't do a follow-up review
ToyGeek
1  (7%)
I put that I still like it/I liked it before
El-Jaro , ~LaUr3n~ , Kindred , Jul!a , ToyTimeTim , DeliciousSurprise , Heartthrob , Eeyor89 , Coralbell , Pleasure Piratess , Naughty Student
11  (73%)
I put that I still don't like it/I put that I did not like it before
Other (feel free to explain this one, I know if I don't put it some will need it!)
Hot'n'Bothered , Airen Wolf , cherryredhead88
3  (20%)
Total votes: 15
Poll is closed
10/08/2010
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Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
I agree, that would be nice.

I haven't done a follow up yet, but there is certainly one item I was going to have to debate this very issue. Liked it a lot then, don't love or hate it now..
10/08/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I've put down that I liked it before and still like it, but would flush out the rest of the review to say it was a solid "ok" and why I felt that why. It might help someone out somewhere.
10/08/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
It really depends on whether my indifference actually leans toward dislike or a renewed appreciation. I choose either still like or no longer like accordingly then explain my position further in the review portion.
10/08/2010
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I've put down that I liked it before and still like it, but would flush out the rest of the review to say it was a solid "ok" and why I felt that why. It might help someone out somewhere.
This.
10/08/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
I generally put that I still like it. The problem I run into is when I still like something, but I like it less than I initially did for various reasons. I wish there was an option for "I'm still neutral on it" and "I like it less", lol
10/08/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
It really depends on whether my indifference actually leans toward dislike or a renewed appreciation. I choose either still like or no longer like accordingly then explain my position further in the review portion.
This is pretty much what I do. If I grow to like it more I will put that I still like it, but if it bombs on me then I put that I don't like it anymore. Then I elaborate in the text.
10/08/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
It really depends on whether my indifference actually leans toward dislike or a renewed appreciation. I choose either still like or no longer like accordingly then explain my position further in the review portion.
This is pretty much what I do. If I grow to like it more I will put that I still like it, but if it bombs on me then I put that I don't like it anymore. Then I elaborate in the text.
10/08/2010
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
I think that it would be great to see more options for follow up reviews, like:

I liked it before, but I don't like it anymore
I like it less than I did before
My feelings haven't changed on it/I'm neutral
I didn't like it before, but I like it now
I like it more than I did before

Only because saying that you don't like it anymore or that you do like it now isn't always the best way to put things... I may have learned to appreciate a toy that I hated before, but that doesn't mean that I *like* it. On the same note, a toy that I enjoyed may have fallen out of favor, but that doesn't mean I don't like it at all.
10/08/2010
Heartthrob Heartthrob
Quote:
Originally posted by Kim!
Have you ever had something that you reviewed that you neither liked nor disliked? What did you do if, and when, you wrote a follow-up? I don't really necessarily feel that it deserves hearts saying that I liked it at some point, but I certainly ...
For me, as long as the toy has held up well so it can be used, and as long as I liked it in the first place (it didn't hurt, didn't fall apart on first use) then I will say that I still like it because it has really done its job by standing the test of time.
10/08/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Quote:
Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
I think that it would be great to see more options for follow up reviews, like:

I liked it before, but I don't like it anymore
I like it less than I did before
My feelings haven't changed on it/I'm neutral
I didn't ...
Agreed. I have wanted this for awhile. I don't think the choices often fit my feelings.
10/08/2010
Kim! Kim!
Quote:
Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
I think that it would be great to see more options for follow up reviews, like:

I liked it before, but I don't like it anymore
I like it less than I did before
My feelings haven't changed on it/I'm neutral
I didn't ...
These are great, I definitely agree that those would be better options. The one that I'm really thinking is I recently did a follow up for something I was just ehhh about before and now I really don't like it. I put liked before and don't like now. I could still pick I like it less since the initial review only had 3 stars so I think that would still get the point across.
10/08/2010
ScottA ScottA
Good idea. I don't think the options have to be exhaustive, but the choices are a bit limiting.

While not as easy to pick out perhaps just a few that deal with the change:

I like it a lot more
I like it a little more
I like it the same
I like it a little less
I like it a lot less.

or similar. This way it would be relative to how you liked it in the previous review, and would still maintain the idea of how your like of the product changed over time.
11/10/2010
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