How would you rate a review from another contributor on a product that you also wrote for but it had a opposite overall rating?

Viktor Vysheslav Malkin Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
I found a few reviews today on DVDs that had different views on the movie, some hated it, some liked it. Yet they were written very well and so gave it a extremely useful rating. For example one found the DVD to be just awful, and rated it a 1 out of 5. I found the same DVD to be great and I rated it a 5 out of 5.

I was wondering how you would vote on a well written review that had the opposite reaction to a product that you did?

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I would find it as useful!
168  (90%)
I would not find it as useful!
Other
19  (10%)
Total votes: 187
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10/28/2010
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Darling Jen Darling Jen
Hm, had to think about this for a minute first. But I think that if the review was written very well and was just as informative, useful, and enjoyable to read, I'd review it just as high. I figure not all contributors have the same preferences and likings and everything works differently for different people. So I wouldn't hold it against them that they did or did not like the product that I felt the opposite about.
10/28/2010
NuMe NuMe
I would rate it by the quality of the review itself. Not everyone is going to agree about what they think about a product.
10/28/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
I found a few reviews today on DVDs that had different views on the movie, some hated it, some liked it. Yet they were written very well and so gave it a extremely useful rating. For example one found the DVD to be just awful, and rated it a 1 out ... More
I think it would be useful just for the fact that you can see it from someone else's POV. What works for one person may not work for another, so it is good to have different opinions on products. That way if you see a review from someone who has similar interests and likes as you, you will know more about if you would like the same toy/product.
10/28/2010
Danielle915 Danielle915
I rate reviews based on how informative, helpful and well written the review was. Whether I agree or not doesn't even matter. Maybe in the comment i'll say that I had a different experience but it won't affect how i rate a review.
10/28/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
These types of products are so personal that people are going to have those kinds of reactions, so as long as the review was clear and factual, and explained why they liked or disliked the item in question, I'd rate it according to the same criteria as any other review. Tastes, uses, and expectations vary.

Now, if the reviewer hated a good product for silly reasons (see some reviews on amazon.com, where people hate on products based on how long some third party seller took to ship it, or because an author had different political views) I'd probably question them in comments. Same if they made an error, like claiming silicone is a poor quality material for some inaccurate reason -- I'd politely question their source of information, unless of course someone before me had already asked that question. Then I'd rate the review lower, and leave quietly.
10/28/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I try to rate the review, not the experience.
10/28/2010
Mr. E Mr. E
I wouldn't penalize someone just because they have a differing opinion. All I ask is that they be fair and honest. We are not all going to have the same opinion...especially not on the movie in question.

Having so many reviewers looking at products from so many different perspectives is one of the great things about Eden. As long as I can kinda see where the reviewer is coming from, I would not penalize them for their honesty.
10/28/2010
gone77 gone77
There's really nothing I can add to what everyone else has said, so I'll just say: ditto.
10/28/2010
Waterfall Waterfall
I would rate it based on the quality of the review. This has happened to me in the past with something that I rated kind of low but someone else loved it.
10/28/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
I found a few reviews today on DVDs that had different views on the movie, some hated it, some liked it. Yet they were written very well and so gave it a extremely useful rating. For example one found the DVD to be just awful, and rated it a 1 out ... More
I think it sounds like it would be great to have a well written review if someone loved a product then one of who hated it...like have u seen on amazon when u read reviews they do the vs thing and put them beside each other...
10/28/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Everyone has their own tastes and kinks. Something that might make you hornier than a 13 year old boy in an all girl school might make me want to cringe and run away.

So although the reaction is different from one to the next (it is what makes us unique) it is still thought out.

It is what makes this place awesome. People are not afraid to say 'you know what? this sucks'
10/28/2010
Sir Sir
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
I would rate it by the quality of the review itself. Not everyone is going to agree about what they think about a product.
Agreed.
10/28/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
I found a few reviews today on DVDs that had different views on the movie, some hated it, some liked it. Yet they were written very well and so gave it a extremely useful rating. For example one found the DVD to be just awful, and rated it a 1 out ... More
I always try to put aside my knowledge of the toy and read the review as though I have never seen the toy. If the person has valid information and it is presented well then the review is useful to me. Sometimes opposing reviews speaks to personal preference sometimes it shows that the manufacturer has some quality control issues. Either view is valid and shows a fuller picture of the toy.
10/28/2010
Viktor Vysheslav Malkin Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
Great comments from everyone, curiosity got me (like it usually does ). Always interested in hearing everyone else's opinions
10/28/2010
kck kck
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
I would rate it by the quality of the review itself. Not everyone is going to agree about what they think about a product.
Yesh. What NuMe said!
10/29/2010
ScottA ScottA
You're rating the review - so if it's a good review and the reviewer justifies their rating then yes, rate it well.
10/29/2010
Liz2 Liz2
I usually read reviews of products that I have and/or reviewed. If someone disagrees with me, I will try to figure out how the reviewer used the product which might lead to another conclusion. I appreciate others opinions and I may have missed something. And then, our bodies are the same but so different, overall.For example, if a women has a "clit of steel" nothing subtle will probably please her but a Hitachi like toy.
I rate the review based on what is presented or not presented but I rate on an honest assessment of the entire review.

Another thought, I have been around here for a few years, some of my earlier reviews, I would have approached differently and I see my omissions all too vividly.
10/29/2010
SexyTabby SexyTabby
All people are different in what they find as a best experience or not. A different review on the same product is what makes the reader of the reviews get a full picture of the product in question. I would rate them as a review not as a item you did or didn't like. May even be interesting to discuss their point of view if yours is vastly different.
10/29/2010
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I would rate it based on how well written and informative it is. If the review can justify why they liked or hated it the review is useful. These things are highly individual and I noticed you said DVD, so I assuming you mean porn. This is really personal my favorite kink is someone else most revolting thought, so it only natural to see a great difference of opinion there.
10/29/2010
Jessica Elizabeth Jessica Elizabeth
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
I would rate it by the quality of the review itself. Not everyone is going to agree about what they think about a product.
I agree
11/30/2010
Jessica Elizabeth Jessica Elizabeth
Quote:
Originally posted by Liz2
I usually read reviews of products that I have and/or reviewed. If someone disagrees with me, I will try to figure out how the reviewer used the product which might lead to another conclusion. I appreciate others opinions and I may have missed ... More
"Another thought, I have been around here for a few years, some of my earlier reviews, I would have approached differently and I see my omissions all too vividly."

-- I was just thinking about this today! While I'm certain I still have a ways to go on improving my reviews I was thinking about how my first few were and shudder at the thought LOL I can see so much where I omitted things and could have explained things better.
11/30/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
It really depends on the product. For something like a DVD, it is easier to have a more subjective opinion since most won't disagree on the construction of the DVD etc. They are only really rating the contents.

For a toy...there are a lot more things that can be seen differently. I have voted a review that rated a product poorly, when I rated it great, an ext. useful vote. I did this because it just didn't fit mine or their anatomy.

BUT I have done the opposite if the person clearly didn't use the product correctly.
11/30/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
It's all in the content, if they are able to explain their rating in a way I understand, I respect their opinion and move on. I have no idea why a well written review would get anything but high marks - regardless of your person opinion - it's their opinion that matters in their review.

I must be dense - I don't understand the question.
11/30/2010
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I wrote a review for a product which I gave a not so good rating bcs it wasn't working the way it was intended to work.

Then I read a really positive review on the same toy from someone else. I was still bummed about the toy but reading that persons review gave me renewed hope in how my toy could work. The person in question gave me advice (I messaged them) on how it worked best/the way they used it. I rated it as excellent.

Having someone write the opposite can be helpful in keeping you in check with what you are writing, make sure you're not biased (or too biased)

But as Lauren puts it, if it is obvious the person has not tried it extensively/at all (you can tell by comparing to the other reviews on the product) then I will rate it poorly no matter if it was a an opposing or equal view to my review.
11/30/2010
B8trDude B8trDude
I look to see how well-written the review is and if it seems to reflect the reviewer's actual experience. It's quite easy for two people to use the same product and yet have very different opinions about it.
11/30/2010
Porfiriato Porfiriato
The rating could potentially vary greatly depending on the criteria a person is using to judge the toy. Someone really concerned about material might dock a toy a star or two if they have concerns about material safety, while to others, this might not be as much of a factor. The reviewer should give some clear indications about how they are judging the toy, and how they arrived at their decision
11/30/2010
Kayla Kayla
It really depends on the review. Really. Because sometimes, if they have the opposite opinion, I sincerely think they must not have used the product. For example, if something is the loudest toy I own (out of my 200+ toys) and another person calls it "whisper quiet", I sincerely wonder if they actually own the toy.
11/30/2010
Emily! Emily!
It definitely depends on the quality of the reviews. If the reviews are both well written and have good information then it's all good. People have the right to have a different opinion than someone else.
11/30/2010
ScottA ScottA
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
It really depends on the review. Really. Because sometimes, if they have the opposite opinion, I sincerely think they must not have used the product. For example, if something is the loudest toy I own (out of my 200+ toys) and another person calls it ... More
It could just be the other toys they're comparing it against - if all their toys are really noisy, something could seem whisper quiet that isn't really so quiet.
12/01/2010
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