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

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

Darkestraven Darkestraven
i would say quality as well. I had a review for a black light body paint kit and my review was different from others reviews of the product. i used the product correctly, different people have different opinions of the products they use so not everyones review is going to be similaris likes or dislikes. but thats just my 2 cents.
Airekah Airekah
Originally posted by 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 ...

However, if I were to read an opposite review and it appeared they didn't know what they were talking about or you could clearly tell it was not a well written review. I would not rate it well.
clp clp
It would depend on what their point is with the review. If I feel that their points are still valid but different than my own values, I'd rate it well. If I think the review is missing the points (regardless of whether I had or not), I wouldn't rate it as high.
tits only tits only
Everyone bodys are different and we all like different things. It's about how well it is written and the information they give.
It's always helpful to see things through another person's eyes.
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
There have been quite a few times that I have read a review of an item I own and I am surprised that someone else had a completely different experience or opinion than I did. I try to rate the review on all the important facts and how well the thoughts are organized within the review.
Crystal1 Crystal1
I go by the quality of the review, too. Everyone is built differently and likes different things- if we weren't, there would be one great sex toy that worked for everyone, and we wouldn't need anything else!

I think that your level of experience and how picky you are make a big difference, too. If it is someone's first toy, they obviously don't have as much to compare it to as someone with a whole box full, so a beginner may rate a toy as awesome that a more experienced user is totally bored by.
Love Buzz Love Buzz
I often find that negative reviews are often more helpful than positive ones as you get to see what issues the toy has.

When it comes to products I've reviewed I will vote extremely useful even if the reviewer had the opposite experience to me as we are all individuals.

My pet peeve though is reviews for a product I have also reviewed that quite obviously haven't really used the product. With some toys there are some specific things you cant bluff, I can feel quite nasty when I see what I feel is a bogus review
Woman China Woman China
A review is based on a person's experience with an item. Just because I do not like say bacon and if I were reviewing bacon, I'd give it a very low grade/review. But other people adore bacon, they'd give it a higher grade/review.

As long as the review is informative, descriptive, follows all the suggested outlines, and can give the reader of the review the opinions behind their reviews... I personally will always click "useful". I am a teacher. It is VERY rare for me to click the "extremely useful" button.
loveshocks loveshocks
It depends on the review. But if it was an honestly written review, I would rate it fairly, regardless of my personal opinion of the item in question.
Ladyt1003 Ladyt1003
I have to agree everyone prefrences are different. So review based on yourself and don't worry about the other ratings.
Mistress M. Mistress M.
I would base how you vote on a review on by how its written. Just because someone has the opposite opinion doesn't make it a bad review, after all. Just look at the differences in the review and see if perhaps there is a reason behind them.
RedGoddess RedGoddess
if the review was well written, and true to facts, i would give it a great rating. If the product didn't work for themm- that's find - not everyone is made the same.
liilii080 liilii080
Everybody has different experiences with a product, especially DVD's. I would find it useful if it had good info as long as it didn't say things that were false or misinformed.
NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
Everyone is looking for something completely different in a product, especially films. If their review was informative and well constructed, I would absolutely vote useful and probably comment that I'm glad their experience was better. I like finding people who had the oposite opinion on something I've reviewed.
Brandi Rouxxx Brandi Rouxxx
Originally posted by ......
I would rate it by the quality of the review itself. Not everyone is going to agree about what they think about a product.
Exactly what I was about to say.
barrettbn2 barrettbn2
its just as useful
G.L. Morrison G.L. Morrison
The review is useful whether I agree with the reviewer or not. Often someone says this toy was too strong and I think hell yeah gimme.

I would post a comment probably saying "Glad you liked it. Want mine?"
P'Gell P'Gell
I rate according to how well the review was written the quality and AMOUNT of information about the actual toy/book/DVD/product.

Everybody reacts differently to different toys. I LOVE my Wahl, but some people can't stand it. If someone were to write a review (and they have) where they didn't care for a toy I love and its well written and contains details about the toy, I will rate EU or U.

If people go off on too many tangents or its obvious they didn't use the toy, or only used it once, or the review was poorly written, I will rate accordingly.

I also want to know more about the product than about the reviewer. A few lines about the reviewer is fine, how they orgasm, what about the product turns them on etc. but an entire review that reads like an autobiography (yanno the " OOO, I luv to fuck and cum and cum so much!" Or "Here's nothing but every detail you didn't want to know about me! " ) reviews always leave me cold. (Once in a while, it's funny. But all the time, its too much.) We're writing to the majority of readers, not a select few. Just enough information about the reviewer to let me know how they reacted to the toy is enough. I want to learn about the toy and how the reviewer felt about it, and how the toy is made, its quality, its features and its pros and cons. I can get to know the individual reviewer intimately on the forums, if I want. Some personal data in a review is usually necessary, but too much and the review becomes a biography. (I know, because I was probably guilty of this myself in the beginning. )

Some personal info about the reviewer is sometimes necessary, but too much detracts from the review.

But, things like poor syntax, spelling errors, poor word choice, text speak and reviews which barely touch on ANY details about the actual product itself or give improper information make me want to rate very low. Often, I leave these alone, though.
toxie m toxie m
As long as the review was well-written and explained WHY they rated the product as they did, I would definitely find it useful. What's more useful than seeing someone else's well-articulated perspective?
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
I base my ratings on usefulness, not on if the toy/video is good or not.
Noira Noira
Reviews should be rated by the review, not by how someone feels about the toy. As writers, we have to recognize even when writing that our bodies are not all the same. Something I hated, I would still list the pros for, because someone else might like that very feature.

I would never downrate something because I didn't feel the same way about the product! The only thing that might make me feel a bit irritable is if someone says "you should never get this!" about a toy I like, for example... I might leave a comment indicating that other people have different preferences and may like the features that drove them to dislike it.

Or the other way around. A good review should keep in mind how different people will react! And ratings should definitely be given based on the overall usefulness of the review... with that in mind.
Acorn Acorn
I would definitely review based on the quality. We all have our preferences.
GoneBabyGone GoneBabyGone
I rate purely on how informative and well written the review was. Did it leave me asking questions.

My opinion of the item has nothing to do with this persons opinion. All I am there to do is give an opinion on the review they wrote of the item.

Hope that makes sense!
bdvnt bdvnt
I look for reviews that are opposites. That is one of the reasons I love this site. Some people will love a toy and others will hate it. Just because someone has something negative to say about a toy doesn't make it any less useful. Those kinds of counterpoints have saved me a fortune over the years when reading reviews of other products. I don't care if their opinion is different than mine either. Sometimes it can indicate a lack of quality control, when one person's experience is great and the other's is negative. That's the kind of thing I look for in reviews collectively. I wouldn't have it any other way.
SexyStuff SexyStuff
I think it can be very useful, but like pp have said, unless they are saying something different that is not a matter of opinion but fact.
Nazaress Nazaress
My vote would reflect the quality of the review itself. Everyone have different opinions and not everyone is going to agree on the same things. For example, as a female who prefers females greatly over men, I would not at all be interested in a porn movie with an all-male cast but someone else might find it dandy.
js250 js250
I rate the review, not the product. All products do not work for everyone, so it is seriously unfair to give an excellent review lower marks because you did not like the product. Or vise versa.
Silverdrop Silverdrop
When I'm rating a review, I ask myself "If I was considering whether to buy this product, would this review help me make that decision?" If you're a pain slut and go into loving detail about how brutal your new flogger is, I'll give you a good rating, while mentally putting that flogger on my 'DO NOT WANT!' list.
zwee75 zwee75
I would rate for quality of review in my opinion, not the quality of the product in my opinion.
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