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Padding Reviews

08-17-2009, 12:29 AM
#1
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 46
Padding Reviews

It is getting to the point where you cannot trust reviews that you see in the app store. Not that this is breaking news to any of you, it is just that I am a bit pissed off at a recently released product - GrooveMaker. The review tampering on that product line are the worse I have seen in a long time. There is a bimodal distribution of reviews, with a group of 5's and a larger group of 1's. The 5's that have comments with them are obvious shills to the point that it is comical or obscene, depending on how you want to look at it.

There needs to be a feature added to the app store where as a buyer we can look at all of the reviewers histories. So we can see when they were created, how many other items they have reviewed, etc.

Sorry, this ends my rant.
08-17-2009, 12:38 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,281
I come here for my reviews. There are good bunch of honest reviewers here and will fairly and accurately review whatever they play. Once you get to know who they are you can trust their reviews on iTunes as well. Until then, use caution.

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08-17-2009, 12:41 AM
#3
Quote:
Originally Posted by ivforlife View Post
There needs to be a feature added to the app store where as a buyer we can look at all of the reviewers histories. So we can see when they were created, how many other items they have reviewed, etc.
If you click on their name in the review on iTunes, it will show you everything they've reviewed.
08-17-2009, 12:47 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by Little White Bear Studios View Post
If you click on their name in the review on iTunes, it will show you everything they've reviewed.
he told you!

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