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User ratings and reviews gone from iTunes app store?!

10-28-2010, 09:26 PM
#1
Joined: Jan 2010
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User ratings and reviews gone from iTunes app store?!

OK, I just noticed tonight that I'm not seeing user ratings and reviews for apps in iTunes now.

Did Apple suddenly remove that recently?
10-28-2010, 09:27 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,449
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Originally Posted by Chocolate View Post
OK, I just noticed tonight that I'm not seeing user ratings and reviews for apps in iTunes now.

Did Apple suddenly remove that recently?
WOW Thats weird but I heard Apple was up to some stuff today with iTunes so .... my guess it'll be back before we know it.

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10-28-2010, 09:45 PM
#3
This happened to me the other day...


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Originally Posted by ultimo View Post
This is not Windows, this is Apple, dude
10-28-2010, 09:52 PM
#4
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Location: USA
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This would be great news if it were true. 90% of the reviews in the app store are complete garbage anyway.
10-28-2010, 09:53 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by tsharpfilm View Post
This would be great news if it were true. 90% of the reviews in the app store are complete garbage anyway.
LOL! That would be very interesting, havoc would ensue. BUT ... I doubt it.

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10-28-2010, 10:04 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Belfast N Ireland
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Well if that is true they are going to get far less of my money I would never buy anything without reading other players views on it there is an awful lot of garbage on the app store and I'm just not going to gamble randomly.

I'll give it a few days and see if they come back no sense worrying yet about it.
10-28-2010, 10:35 PM
#7
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,505
There is no way apple will get rid of these ratings. Its just a bug.
10-28-2010, 10:42 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by tsharpfilm View Post
This would be great news if it were true. 90% of the reviews in the app store are complete garbage anyway.

and the 10% that is good saved me maybe $100 already.
So I gladly take the 90% - freedom of expression.

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Last edited by dyscode; 10-28-2010 at 10:45 PM.
10-28-2010, 10:59 PM
#9
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: New Zealand!!
Posts: 293
hmmm, it doesnt look like a glitch. The section where the reviews were have completely disappeared, it doesnt say no reviews for current version like it usually does if there are none for the game. I hope its just a glitch though, the reviews are useful and put pressure on the devs to do a good job
10-28-2010, 11:00 PM
#10
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Location: USA
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Originally Posted by dyscode View Post
and the 10% that is good saved me maybe $100 already.
I agree.

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So I gladly take the 90% - freedom of expression.
And the freedom to make the app store into a total mess. A lot of really great games have 3 star ratings just because they aren't updated once a week, or include some trendy new feature (game center, retina display, etc).

Apple can act like a Communist regime when it comes to Flash, VoIP, and DOS emulators. Why can't they write something into the rules that blocks out stupid app reviews?

Last edited by tsharpfilm; 10-28-2010 at 11:03 PM.