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Hmmm. I sort of wish management would chime in on this one. I pretty much feel like we've been given the option to edit so we should be able to edit; that editing is okay. That being said, I haven't majorly edited even my worst reviews.
Hmmm. I sort of wish management would chime in on this one. I pretty much feel like we've been given the option to edit so we should be able to edit; that editing is okay. That being said, I haven't majorly edited even my worst reviews. I've added some safety information and gotten rid of some cheesy "sexy" text but not done any major overhauls. Mostly because I know so many folks feel it's wrong.
I still don't understand how it can be cheating when we all have the same capability. It might make sense if only one of us were given the ability to edit, hence only one of us being allowed to raise our rank or whatever but we can all do it. It's a level playing field. I don't "get" how it's cheating to use the tools given to us.
Then again, if management frowns on it, if they'd prefer the edit button to be used only for grammatical errors or something... it'd be nice to know.
Or, if they approve of it, then those of us who WOULD like to fix older reviews wouldn't have to feel guilty of doing something... wrong.
Here I come to errr...save the day
YES, as Carrie Ann and Scott point out, please edit your reviews to be more useful and thorough! It's NOT cheating! It's about the big picture. Especially if you’ve already submitted a follow up review and can’t formally make any further comment on the toy otherwise.
Besides, if it was a crappy review when you first posted it, you're stuck with those low votes. Editing a review doesn't wipe the slate clean - it just makes the review more useful for the readers. So, in a way, it's a pretty selfless act, as you personally don’t stand to gain much from revising it. You don’t get extra rank or higher editorial ratings or even a place on the new sex toys review list. It stays where it is, just changed for the next person who stumbles upon it. I hope that clears up any concerns.
I have seen many contributors change their tune in their follow up review or even after follow up, in the comments area below their own review. So it is acceptable. It’s easier to read when the content is in the review, not scattered among comments.
This is a personal choice. I don’t think anyone should be criticized for wanting to apply what they’ve learned. I can see how one might look at it as an ethical issue, but isn’t it unethical to leave incomplete information up when you have further experience and better information to share?