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User Reviews Rules

02-26-2010, 06:17 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 541
User Reviews Rules

As you all probably know, you can't post on user reviews. My question is, why not? I just wrote a review recently, and I would like to have feedback and critiques of it. How else can I tell if any of my points are valid, or if my effort is appreciated?

If someone is completely off mark or is just shilling, members should be able to say so to give more balance.

Discuss.
02-26-2010, 06:23 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,505
You can post the review in the game's main thread too and anyone can comment if they want.

Also you can report a review by clicking the report button (red triangle on top right) if you believe there's something wrong with it.

02-26-2010, 06:32 PM
#3
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: San Francisco, California
Posts: 5,305
The reason responses aren't allowed in the User Review section is to prevent that section from becoming cluttered. You've seen how cluttered the main forum can become with useless posts.

If you want feedback, post your review in the appropriate thread. Trust me, people will tell you if you suck.
02-26-2010, 06:38 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: In your basement.
Posts: 543
I've posted 4 reviews in the user review section, and without feedback, I don't really even feel like posting the reviews at all. It would be nice if we could post a reply to reviews. It's still unclear to me why it's against the rules to post in the User Reviews section.
02-26-2010, 06:46 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,741
I've posted two reviews in the User Reviews forum, and had feedback from both members and the developers of the respective games... in the topics and via PM.

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02-27-2010, 09:47 PM
#6
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Where the Grass is Green and the Girls are Pretty
Posts: 2,740
I've posted several reviews in the user review section, I really wish readers of it would use the 5-star rating system for threads on them. While not actual concrete feedback, it could gauge how seriously people are taking my reviews

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Last edited by Will090; 02-27-2010 at 10:43 PM.
02-27-2010, 09:59 PM
#7
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Australia, mate!
Posts: 8,419
Because everyone has different opinions on a game, and they're probably going to flame your reviews.

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02-28-2010, 12:13 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by Random_Guy View Post
Because everyone has different opinions on a game, and they're probably going to flame your reviews.
Also so the section won't be full of your one sentence posts.
02-28-2010, 08:06 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 437
I've posted two reviews and I know they were at least decent because just hours after the first one went up I got a review request from another developer in exchange for a promo code.
02-28-2010, 11:35 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 1,680
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheFamousEccles View Post
As you all probably know, you can't post on user reviews. My question is, why not? I just wrote a review recently, and I would like to have feedback and critiques of it. How else can I tell if any of my points are valid, or if my effort is appreciated?

If someone is completely off mark or is just shilling, members should be able to say so to give more balance.

Discuss.
You should be confident in what you've typed up already. The user reviews forum isn't for comments and critique, it is for well thought out reviews for other users.

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