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200 Characters for Rating a Resource?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by ogirginc, Aug 23, 2014.

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  1. ogirginc

    ogirginc Active Member

    Hi,
    I think 250 characters are too much for rating a resource! It is good too have a some minimum limit but 250 is too high. Am I the only one who keep failing to write 250 characters?
     
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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's a configurable option.

    You can set it to whatever you want in your own installation.
     
  3. ogirginc

    ogirginc Active Member

    I don't use a RM :)
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    So presumably your complaint is related to here?

    We have decided that 250 characters is a reasonable amount to get a decent review rather than one or two word reviews.
     
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  5. ogirginc

    ogirginc Active Member

    Yes it is! :)

    I agree; there should be a limit but 250 seems too much (maybe 100 or 120 can be the sweet spot?) :unsure:. It might discourage members to write a review and this might result doubt for other members who are interested in that specific add-on.
     
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  6. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Who says you have to use all 250 available characters? Better to have enough space to make an accurate informed review then not enough. Reviews are critical especially for premium services. A half dozen 100 character reviews is not going to do much good for most people and could cause unnecessary chargebacks and or refunds. IMO
     
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  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Reviews must have at least 250 characters now.

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  8. ogirginc

    ogirginc Active Member

    How can I not use if I am forced to do?

    I am talking about the minimum limit not maximum.

    I personally trust an add-on which has a 5 star and only a "thanks" much more compared to an add-on which has 0 reviews due to high minimum limit character (assuming high limit will discourage members to give feedback).
     
  9. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Good answer... I guess I haven't downloaded any plugins for a minute.. Hmm well in that case the op has a reasonable point. It seemed difficult enough to get resources rated around here. But then again I have none so maybe that was just my imagination.
     
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  10. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    It most certainly will. I suspect it will also cut down on the number of bogus reviews. And likely why a minimum character count was implemented. Some reviews are easy to push 250+ characters others will be more difficult
     
  11. ogirginc

    ogirginc Active Member

    I agree that some do push but most of them don't. Not sure if there is a rating statistics in RM but it seems members are reviewing less and less these days...
     
  12. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    Definitely worth having at 250 if it cuts out the "revenge rating" or the "they are my friend so I rate them at 5" or the "never purchased the style but gonna rate anyway" ratings.

    Overall, in my eyes, it will be better.
     
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  13. ogirginc

    ogirginc Active Member

    Obviously you would know better than me but I am curious; aren't these minority cases?
     
  14. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Yes.

    The minority is people will take the time to actually rate. Most of the time people just want their resource and will never bother rating.
     
  15. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    The problem for me at least is wanting to give a accurate rating therefore I do not rate a resource as soon as I download it I usually give it a week or two to test in a live environment this way I better allows me to accurately rate that resource.. However I am very forgetful and often times I forget. And of course the same applies for rating the updated versions.
     
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  16. ogirginc

    ogirginc Active Member

    I see what you mean but @FredC made an excellent point!
     
  17. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Is this an option in the latest released RM? If so, where can i find it?
     
  18. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I can understand that. I'm referring to those that never rate, or have any intentions of rating a resource especially when they've received support to a problem they had. I'm not knocking them, but imo rating a resource is just a mere after thought. I'm not saying it's a good or bad thing.

    Back on topic: I actually think the character count should be increased for those that really want to give a fleshed out review. There have been times when I wanted to and wanted to start the review with - "It started on a dark, cold stormy night...". You know, really draw the reader into the review so to speak. #10,000characters
     
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  19. ogirginc

    ogirginc Active Member

    10,000! :eek: You are killing me mate! o_O:D
     
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  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It will be in the next release.
     
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