Review Usefulness Ratings Observation

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Review Usefulness Ratings Observation

bzzingbee bzzingbee
This is mostly an observation, but it seems that after reading a review and voting on the usefulness, I notice that female voters may mostly vote 'extremely useful' and males 'useful' or lower on a product for females and vice versa when females are voting on review usefulness of a product for males. I'm curious if anyone else has noticed this. It's not always the case, of course, and some toys are for everybody. Do you think this is becuase of male/female perspective? Like men know what they are looking for in a toy and females know what they are looking for, etc.
07/13/2010
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~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by bzzingbee
This is mostly an observation, but it seems that after reading a review and voting on the usefulness, I notice that female voters may mostly vote 'extremely useful' and males 'useful' or lower on a product for females and vice versa ...
I wish I could say that was the reason, but I'm not so sure. I think it has to do with politics somewhat. Because the trend related to this, that I have seen from mainly two people, really doesn't make any sense since they also vote useful or ext. useful on reviews where other say it isn't useful...

I really wish that these people or others who vote the way you explained would comment on what they are looking for but are missing. Useful is not a bad vote, but when you spend a long time writing something and include your opposite sex partners views in it as well...it is hard to tell what someone thinks is missing if both views are expressed. Does that make ANY sense?! God I'm exhausted...
07/13/2010
bzzingbee bzzingbee
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I wish I could say that was the reason, but I'm not so sure. I think it has to do with politics somewhat. Because the trend related to this, that I have seen from mainly two people, really doesn't make any sense since they also vote useful or ...
haha, yeah I get what you're saying. I agree that it is sometime confusing because you don't know what you left out.
07/13/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
It's a matter of perspective, I think.

If you're a girl looking over a clit vibe review, you know what you're looking for. For a guy, you just want to know how well it works, price, etc. If you're a guy looking at a review for a sleeve, you're going to want to know if it feels realistic or just textured and how easy it is to clean. A girl might want to get the most textured thing for her guy to enjoy. Every person is different.

Another thing might be length. A review over 1000 words might seem thorough, but it could just bore others reading it. If it's a really short review that is concise, that could be more useful to others.

In the end, just write the best review you can and let others decide. As long as you're not getting somewhat usefuls or lower, you're good.
07/13/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
It's a matter of perspective, I think.

If you're a girl looking over a clit vibe review, you know what you're looking for. For a guy, you just want to know how well it works, price, etc. If you're a guy looking at a review for ...
Ahh the length debate. I totally disagree, so I won't get too into that.

I am not disagreeing that a short review can be ext. useful or that a long one can contain a bunch of crap and not be useful. I just don't think length in itself should be the difference between useful and ext. useful.
07/13/2010
bzzingbee bzzingbee
I agree that length alone isn't a way to judge reviews, but I get what you're saying @JR about long reviews causing some to get bored. I personally think that if you can't finish a review to determine if the info in it is useful, you probably shouldn't vote on it (not you specifically, generally speaking).
07/13/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by bzzingbee
I agree that length alone isn't a way to judge reviews, but I get what you're saying @JR about long reviews causing some to get bored. I personally think that if you can't finish a review to determine if the info in it is useful, you ...
I get where you're coming from, no worries.

Following up though, wouldn't isn't there an option for someone to find a review only a little useful or just amusing to read? Boiling it all down, it is all personal preference. If someone votes low on a review, you could easily see who and ask them what they thought in more depth than a couple words. There are lots of reasons a person may not find a review useful.

Just remember that everyone is different with different views and expectations for what they find useful or not.

If someone votes a review of yours lower than you thought, don't take it as a personal insult or a calling out. Try turning it into a learning experience to improve.
07/13/2010
bzzingbee bzzingbee
I personally haven't been having a problem with this (not that I don't have my own areas to improve in ). I just got curious when looking at the vote results after I vote on someone else's review.
07/13/2010
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