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iPhone: Great review but 1 star???

01-04-2009, 02:37 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 89
Great review but 1 star???

Hey, I'm new here so idk if this thread has already been made but...

How come so many people write such a great review for apps/games but give them only one star? Whats the deal?
01-04-2009, 02:40 AM
#2
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,654
I was wondering that too. At first I thought they were trying to be funny, but I'm thinking they're just dumb. I've seen some that give very detailed reviews and rave about the game or the album, but they give it one star.

01-04-2009, 02:41 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 692
I think it's because if you write the review via the iPhone it defaults at 1 star....
01-04-2009, 02:41 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 902
Maybe they forget. What many people do not know is that they can edit their reviews, and they should, if decided to review in the first place.
01-04-2009, 02:46 AM
#5
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 301
the guy above is right, it defaults to one star
01-04-2009, 02:49 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by gospel9 View Post
I think it's because if you write the review via the iPhone it defaults at 1 star....
No, I don't think thats it either, I have written reviews before and none of them were 1 star when they were posted.
01-04-2009, 03:09 AM
#7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nate5911 View Post
No, I don't think thats it either, I have written reviews before and none of them were 1 star when they were posted.
It defaults to one star. i.e., if you do nothing, then it's one star. If you change it, then it will be something else.

--Eric
01-04-2009, 03:17 AM
#8
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,186
Yeah. You can post a review in iTunes where you rave about the app and give it say 5 stars. Then when you delete the app from your device I think it uses the rating you give the app when you delete it. So it is using the latest star rating and leaving the written feedback.
01-04-2009, 04:07 AM
#9
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,094
haters!
01-04-2009, 11:05 AM
#10
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: oHiO
Posts: 278
I give every app 5 stars when i delete them. It balances the bad reviews

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