Then I realized, this review was actually published by a mentor that this student already has.
I'll be honest, this sort of irked me. The review had the very bare minimum of information required for myself to consider it "somewhat useful". Maybe I'm just easily irked today, I don't know... but I feel as though mentors should not publish student's reviews that are somewhat useful or lower. Instead, they should be sending it back to the student, asking them to add additional information and explaining why certain pieces of information are important to a potential buyer. I always had this impression that the mentor program was to encourage better quality reviews that would be useful for other people. Maybe I've got it wrong though.
Maybe you're thinking that "well, you may only find it SU but others may find it useful".. This review has only SU votes on it right now (I didn't vote yet). The only person who voted EU was the mentor and that was obviously a bias vote.
It makes me wonder if there are mentors who are only in it for the gift card and will publish anything, regardless of its quality. I guess it just bugs me because I'm constantly suggesting the mentor program to new users who could use some guidance with their reviews, and then I see a review published like that. I'm not trying to offend anyone (the reason I haven't posted links or names) I just wanted to post this to see what other mentors thought about things like this.
So for discussion, have you ever seen anything like this before? Does it bother you at all? Do you say something to the mentor? Should the mentoring rank requirement become higher? Maybe we could share some mentoring tips or ideas?