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18th July, 2008 at 18:00:20 -

I'm afraid, that if we start rating reviews, it'll turn into us writing reviews about reviews. Then it'll turn into reviews about reviews about reviews that are about other reviews.

 
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18th July, 2008 at 22:39:17 -

Matt's idea isn't too bad. That might be a good place to have a simple or .

 
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19th July, 2008 at 17:51:34 -

Guys, I'm going to say something about this as one of the few people on this site who tries to actively write reviews on a regular basis. You can judge for yourself whether or not that makes my opinion more or less valid to this discussion.

I'd like to point out that there are no rewards, and no incentives to write reviews on the DC. The people who take the time to write reviews do so because they want to contribute to the site, and nothing more. But this thread is all about giving other members the power to give a big to the few reviews that people have taken their time to write.

Speaking as a person who write lots of reviews- I wouldn't bother writing another 1,500 character review and put my time and thought into it if I knew that other members were actively encouraged to stamp a on it without having to leave a comment, reason or even their name. There would simply not be a reason to write a review anymore.

If you want to make changes, then this site needs to completely revamp the review system from top to bottom. If you just add nitpicky features like the ones you're talking about, then the only reviews people are going to write anymore are the ones you were trying to get rid of in the first place. The serious reviewers won't bother.

 
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19th July, 2008 at 18:03:34 -

Well my idea was so that if people wanted to rate a review, they would do so by leaving their name next to the rating and stating a reason as to why they've given it that rating.

 
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19th July, 2008 at 18:11:07 -

you mean like this:

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I liked this gamez your wrong lolz

 
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19th July, 2008 at 18:17:35 -


Originally Posted by -Ricky-
you mean like this:

Rated:
I liked this gamez your wrong lolz



How about we just do the same thing we do with downloads? 5 stars, and a comment system?

 
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19th July, 2008 at 18:21:09 -


Originally Posted by -Ricky-
you mean like this:

Rated:
I liked this gamez your wrong lolz



To be honest people don't really do that much though, in the games section. In fact I can't remember anyone leaving a crappy reason like that

 
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19th July, 2008 at 19:21:27 -


Originally Posted by Shroomlock
I'd like to point out that there are no rewards, and no incentives to write reviews on the DC. The people who take the time to write reviews do so because they want to contribute to the site, and nothing more. But this thread is all about giving other members the power to give a big to the few reviews that people have taken their time to write.





 
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19th July, 2008 at 23:07:02 -

What if rather then people giving a large review, we revamp the review system with multiple levels. That way people can easily separate each aspect of the game in one overall review, and then people can give a thumbs or thumbs down (with 4+ word explanation if you vote down) for each part. This way if someone offers a relatively decent review, but there are some aspects of it that you didn't like, you can actually thumbs down and explain why. Thumbs up or down though wont actually effect the credibility of the review, just another way to express opinion.

For example:
The graphics were very nice.

[Random Person]

The sound however was very poor, especially the music.

[Random Person] : I personally found the sound and music to work very well in this game.

 
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19th July, 2008 at 23:31:45 -

In case anyone wants to start rating reviews in advance, here are some links for your convenience

http://www.create-games.com/review.asp?id=2816 http://www.create-games.com/review.asp?id=1526 http://www.create-games.com/review.asp?id=3075 http://www.create-games.com/review.asp?id=2261 http://www.create-games.com/review.asp?id=3027 http://www.create-games.com/review.asp?id=1417

(I'm sure BrandonC won't mind, as he has such a positive attitude against review rating )

 
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19th July, 2008 at 23:39:00 -


Originally Posted by Phredreeke
In case anyone wants to start rating reviews in advance, here are some links for your convenience

http://www.create-games.com/review.asp?id=2816 http://www.create-games.com/review.asp?id=1526 http://www.create-games.com/review.asp?id=3075 http://www.create-games.com/review.asp?id=2261 http://www.create-games.com/review.asp?id=3027 http://www.create-games.com/review.asp?id=1417

(I'm sure BrandonC won't mind, as he has such a positive attitude against review rating )


Wait, because I joked about it, suddenly I have a positive attitude against review rating?

Please re-read my last post. I was actually giving a rather decent suggestion. It allows people to voice an opinion in reviews, without destroying the credibility of it, considering Shroomlock made a very good point. These are reviews people did because they wanted to contribute, and for someone to have the right to say "This review sucks." is kind of a bad idea. Give them less power to be abused, but more power to give critique.

PS: I don't mind you posting my review links here, just so long as you're not trying to use work that I wrote when I was younger, as a way to rub it in my face that I don't know what I'm talking about here.

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19th July, 2008 at 23:56:31 -

Well, it's still a version of the review ratings

We don't need people giving 50 negative comments on the only positive review of a game everyone else hated/negative review of a game everyone else loved.

If you loved or hated the game, then say so on the game's comment page, that's what it's therefore. But going into reviews and writing I disagree is just redundant. But maybe I should go to reviews of games I hated (like "everlasting female offspring") and tell everyone reviewing the game how wrong they are?

 
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20th July, 2008 at 00:20:28 -

I had a load of people telling me how wrong i was in my Knytt stories review. I knew it was inevitable when i wrote it because it's impossible to give the game 17 out of 10 using TDC's current review code.

 
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20th July, 2008 at 00:50:41 -

A ton of people told me I was wrong when I reviewed Smiley House. It's all a matter of voicing your opinion and giving out critique. Besides, you completely neglected to notice that I mentioned you'd be giving thumbs up or down to parts of a review, and then explaining why, if you decide to give it a thumbs down.

It sounds like a decent system, but if you're not going to look at all aspects of mine (or any) suggestion(s), and still put it down, then I don't see much why your opinion matters to begin with.

 
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20th July, 2008 at 01:44:36 -


Originally Posted by BrandonC
A ton of people told me I was wrong when I reviewed Smiley House. It's all a matter of voicing your opinion and giving out critique. Besides, you completely neglected to notice that I mentioned you'd be giving thumbs up or down to parts of a review, and then explaining why, if you decide to give it a thumbs down.

It sounds like a decent system, but if you're not going to look at all aspects of mine (or any) suggestion(s), and still put it down, then I don't see much why your opinion matters to begin with.



Yes. You rate parts of each review instead of just the whole thing. That doesn't stop anyone from rating every part of the review because the reviewer has a different opinion.

 
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