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200 Characters for Rating a Resource?

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Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
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.
 

ogirginc

Active member
#5
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.
 

FredC

Well-known member
#6
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
 

ogirginc

Active member
#8
Who says you have to use all 250 available characters?
How can I not use if I am forced to do?

Better to have enough space to make an accurate informed review then not enough.
I am talking about the minimum limit not maximum.

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
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).
 

FredC

Well-known member
#10
(assuming high limit will discourage members to give feedback)
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
 

Sheldon

Well-known member
#12
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.
 

ogirginc

Active member
#13
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.
Obviously you would know better than me but I am curious; aren't these minority cases?
 

FredC

Well-known member
#15
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.
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.
 

Shelley

Well-known member
#18
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.
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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