Reviews and editing?

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Reviews and editing?

yarii yarii
so im guessing that advanced reviewers or mentors reviews are just published with out any one approving or being checkes. I have seen alot of people with really short reviWes, no ingridients no extras no nothing.... i think its a way of them ranking up with poor reviews. i wouldnt do the same just because no one checks mine but i find it so annoying others do.... what do you think?
07/15/2012
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indiglo indiglo
I think once you hit a ranking of 5.5 your reviews are no longer automatically submitted to be edited (regardless if you're advanced, a mentor, or neither). Even when your reviews ARE edited by the proofreaders, their job is not to check review content, but merely to check for typos, misspelled words, grammar mistakes, and technical details like that. Mentors are supposed to check the content of their student's review, and the Admin check the content of the Descriptive Reviews. But most go through with no content check at all, merely a proofread. (And the proofreaders are not professionals, they're just volunteers too, so they don't always catch everything either.)

There are plenty of people who write excellent reviews, and many who write sub-par reviews - I agree with you on that!

Hope this helps a little!
07/15/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
Reviews are required to be edited until a reviewer hits 5.5, unless they're being mentored. Even with the editing program, it only prevents typos or poor sentence structure. As a former editor, I can attest that we're not supposed to change more than grammar and yes, some can be really bad. Still, those with bad reviews, who don't want to improve, won't go far at eden and will likely lose interest quickly anyway. Plus for a lot of reviewers, they lose interest in the ranking around 6.0 or 6.5. Besides, if reviews are really bad and get mostly "somewhat useful" or below then it will hurt their ranking.
07/15/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by yarii
so im guessing that advanced reviewers or mentors reviews are just published with out any one approving or being checkes. I have seen alot of people with really short reviWes, no ingridients no extras no nothing.... i think its a way of them ranking ...
Ask AskEden said in this thread:

"If you see typos and errors, and it affects the quality of the review, don't be afraid to vote the review a bit lower than you usually would."

If you see something in extremely bad condition, send a note, with a link, to Sammi or JR.

I will mention though that ingredients are not a requirement for reviews and not everyone likes extremely long reviews.

A review can be extremely useful even if it's not 2,000 words long, JR just proved it. I'll take short and to the point, over Dostoyevsky-length treatise every time.
07/15/2012
yarii yarii
Quote:
Originally posted by indiglo
I think once you hit a ranking of 5.5 your reviews are no longer automatically submitted to be edited (regardless if you're advanced, a mentor, or neither). Even when your reviews ARE edited by the proofreaders, their job is not to check review ...
yes it does thanks, but i myself was told to include as much as i could and i have seen so many reviews with no detail at all but thank you for the info
07/15/2012
yarii yarii
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
Ask AskEden said in this thread:

"If you see typos and errors, and it affects the quality of the review, don't be afraid to vote the review a bit lower than you usually would."

If you see something in extremely bad ...
i also understand that they dnt have to be long to be extremely usefull because i myself have read short review that have all the info needed but i swear there is some reviews out there that are just no bueno get what im sayn?
07/15/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by yarii
i also understand that they dnt have to be long to be extremely usefull because i myself have read short review that have all the info needed but i swear there is some reviews out there that are just no bueno get what im sayn?
I hear ya, but all you can do is vote honestly, or alert the admins.
07/16/2012
Forum Moderator Forum Moderator
Let's not forget that we have customers who do not speak English as their first language and there are going to be mistakes in the review. There are also people who have mild to moderate learning disabilities.

It is okay to point out simple errors in the comments section, but what is not okay is to pick apart a review line by line pointing out every error unless you happen to be that person's mentor.

We all make mistakes, even the most profilic of English speakers get excited and type things incorrectly. There's no reason to come down so harshly on reviews either in the forum, or in the comments for the review itself.

If you are a mentor and you see someone struggling, be friendly and offer to help them out with their reviews. If there are one or two errors, there is absolutely no reason to mark the review lower than useful. If the review is completely unreadable, say something, bookmark it and give the person a chance to fix it before you vote. If you don't want to go that far, then don't vote at all.

As far as required information is concerned - your experience during use is the only requirement for a review, without turning your review into a piece of erotic literature, that is.

If the information for the material, safety rating, and sizes are on the product page and the user has detailed what they like and don't like about the toy, then they have written a useful review. It's really just that simple. Pictures aren't necessary nor are perfect grammar and spelling necessary, if you are able to grasp what the user is trying to tell you.
07/16/2012
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