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All Technology & Tech Help / Re: Ever had your reviews spiked by a moderator?
« Last post by The Gorn on March 30, 2018, 10:19:11 pm »
Oh, good, you caught that.  ;D
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All Technology & Tech Help / Re: Ever had your reviews spiked by a moderator?
« Last post by unix on March 30, 2018, 07:50:36 pm »
LOL!!

Man you kill me.
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All Technology & Tech Help / Re: Ever had your reviews spiked by a moderator?
« Last post by The Gorn on March 30, 2018, 06:19:06 pm »
On any review site if I see a review that's pivotal to my buy decision, I'll try to inspect the review history of the account attached to the review. I like to see a balance.

If it's someone who has only 5 star/high reviews of various products, I start to assume that it's a shill.

Likewise I don't totally trust curmudgeons. I'm the only completely negative person that anyone should trust.
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All Technology & Tech Help / Re: Ever had your reviews spiked by a moderator?
« Last post by I D Shukhov on March 30, 2018, 04:51:48 pm »
I just gave something 5 stars.  I think you have to balance your reviews.  Too many 1-stars and you may not be taken seriously.

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All Technology & Tech Help / Re: Ever had your reviews spiked by a moderator?
« Last post by I D Shukhov on March 30, 2018, 05:11:24 am »
I've just done my part and submitted a 1-star review for a really shitty product I received from Amazon.  Also, since the product was not what was advertised I left the seller a 1-star feedback.   >:(

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I bet this would really surprise millions of people who innocently believe the reviews on these sites are objective or fair.  Obviously they aren't, if the companies spike very many of them.

This is ultimately incredibly foolish of the e-commerce gateways to do so.

When I shop for something seriously, I look first at the MOST NEGATIVE reviews. Because, as a mature intelligent adult, I know that N-O-T-H-I-N-G is perfect. Nothing. I WANT TO KNOW THE FLAWS. Negative reviews calibrate me on what to expect in real life.

What's often left are fanboys and paid shill reviews. Which are instantly recognizable and which provide NO value. They are DRIVEL as far as I am concerned when I have $ in my hand ready to spend.

When an Amazon or a Yelp removes negative reviews they are saying "fuck you" to me as a consumer because they deprive me of reality based product comparison facts.

To me few or no negative reviews are a sign of tampering.

Also, Amazon et al make their money off of a collection of many products and vendors. They SHOULD be honest because they always have revenue from someone.

I do the EXACT same thing. I am not interested in the cheer leading and fanboys. Tell me whats wrong with it ;) .
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All Technology & Tech Help / Re: WOW!!! An incredible amount of stuff.
« Last post by benali72 on March 29, 2018, 09:09:34 pm »
Here's a good article that shows what Google and FB know about you --

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/28/all-the-data-facebook-google-has-on-you-privacy
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All Technology & Tech Help / Re: Ever had your reviews spiked by a moderator?
« Last post by I D Shukhov on March 29, 2018, 10:13:39 am »
There have been other things on Amazon. I no longer leave reviews for anyone. I dont care and its a waste of time.

The open question being begged is, why create unpaid content that benefits very rich companies?

I don't leave many reviews -- only if I am very pleased or very pissed about something.  I look at it as a community service.
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All Technology & Tech Help / Re: Ever had your reviews spiked by a moderator?
« Last post by I D Shukhov on March 29, 2018, 10:09:56 am »

When I shop for something seriously, I look first at the MOST NEGATIVE reviews. Because, as a mature intelligent adult, I know that N-O-T-H-I-N-G is perfect. Nothing. I WANT TO KNOW THE FLAWS. Negative reviews calibrate me on what to expect in real life.

Same here.  I immediately go to 1-star reviews and then work my way up to 3-stars.  If there is no agreement about flaws or possible show-stoppers I then proceed to look at the positive reviews.

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All Technology & Tech Help / Re: Ever had your reviews spiked by a moderator?
« Last post by The Gorn on March 29, 2018, 09:32:36 am »
I bet this would really surprise millions of people who innocently believe the reviews on these sites are objective or fair.  Obviously they aren't, if the companies spike very many of them.

This is ultimately incredibly foolish of the e-commerce gateways to do so.

When I shop for something seriously, I look first at the MOST NEGATIVE reviews. Because, as a mature intelligent adult, I know that N-O-T-H-I-N-G is perfect. Nothing. I WANT TO KNOW THE FLAWS. Negative reviews calibrate me on what to expect in real life.

What's often left are fanboys and paid shill reviews. Which are instantly recognizable and which provide NO value. They are DRIVEL as far as I am concerned when I have $ in my hand ready to spend.

When an Amazon or a Yelp removes negative reviews they are saying "fuck you" to me as a consumer because they deprive me of reality based product comparison facts.

To me few or no negative reviews are a sign of tampering.

Also, Amazon et al make their money off of a collection of many products and vendors. They SHOULD be honest because they always have revenue from someone.
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