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    Posted: July 17 2013 at 21:58
I had been noticing that every time I saw a normal or average rating for Psychoanorexia, two or three 5 star ratings would appear in the next 24 hours.  I'm starting to wonder if separating collaborator and user ratings is a good idea, and then maybe having a third row of stars that combines them.  I don't know, I just feel like internet trolls are getting worse and worse, and not just on this site.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Windhawk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2013 at 23:30
Originally posted by Second Life Syndrome

I had been noticing that every time I saw a normal or average rating for Psychoanorexia, two or three 5 star ratings would appear in the next 24 hours.  I'm starting to wonder if separating collaborator and user ratings is a good idea, and then maybe having a third row of stars that combines them.  I don't know, I just feel like internet trolls are getting worse and worse, and not just on this site.


Yeah. As The Beatles used to sing: "All those lonely people, where do they all come from"

While I can't answer that question, many of them do make themselves visible by doing minor acts of destruction like this.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonestorm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2013 at 00:58
Even I'm noticing the pattern now just by reading front page reviews.  User I've never heard of, turns out to be account created today, rates a few albums and then reviews Psychoanorexia for 5 stars.

Someone has way, wayyy too much time on their hands.  Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sukmytoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2013 at 01:47
Originally posted by Dean

Ermm dave-the-non-troll.
 
 
I like it...
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Oooooh I think Dean has a problem with me - aaah well, I'll have plenty of sleepless nights over that I guess. I will say though that the Psychoanorexia album did blow me away and that the 5 star rating I gave is really my opinion of what it's worth. It was the best album I've heard for a long time and going into it I didn't think it would be as usually one man band albums don't usually grab me - this one did - by the tonsils.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote SouthSideoftheSky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2013 at 17:16

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=1006865

This review explicitly claims to be focusing on the music and not the politics. Then it goes on to focus almost exclusively on the politics.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote aapatsos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2013 at 18:38
^ this is very true, but maybe not an "inappropriate" review as such, just badly expressed
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http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=1011131

Review in Italian, which is against the rules (the reviews should be written in English)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ProgShine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2013 at 03:37
Originally posted by Heyfordian

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=1011131

Review in Italian, which is against the rules (the reviews should be written in English)


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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2013 at 07:38

That review is very well written, it would be a pity. I have never listened to the album so I can't say anything about the contents. It would be nice if the author gets a PM explaining how to rewrite it in English.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pianoman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2013 at 02:34
This review just confuses the hell out of me...
Especially since its rated 5 stars.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2013 at 02:44
Yeah I just saw that too, I thought he accidentally rated it like this but no he didn't. Not funny, not professional.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote CPicard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2013 at 03:19
I'm not sure I'm relieved to see that VB writing his reviews in the same way that he writes posts on the forum. Ermm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2013 at 03:41
Originally posted by pianoman

This review just confuses the hell out of me...
Especially since its rated 5 stars.

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=1015868


Well he does say that he rates it 5 stars for badness...hoho

Anyway, I don't think it's particularly funny either. It's a little perplexing, because when he really puts his mind to it, he writes such excellent reviewsConfused
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2013 at 11:12
I can't stand him. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2013 at 11:58
He got demoted from Prog Reviewer for "hilarious" joke reviews like this and on the strength of this it looks like he won't be getting that 4th star back any time soon.
 
It seems he doesn't like having his wings clipped.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote tszirmay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2013 at 22:22
(#1016770) Inner Road review is about the Acension album yet the title and picture appears as Visions , their previous album. It was hence posted erroneously .   Thanks   Thomas 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2013 at 10:41
Not reporting any abuse per se.....but I notice an awful lot of 5 star ratings/reviews over the last few weeks.
I honestly don't think I've given out more that one or two on any 'prog masterpiece'.
Am I too stingy or are some people just too easy on reviews?
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2013 at 11:05
Originally posted by dr wu23

Not reporting any abuse per se.....but I notice an awful lot of 5 star ratings/reviews over the last few weeks.
I honestly don't think I've given out more that one or two on any 'prog masterpiece'.
Am I too stingy or are some people just too easy on reviews?
 
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It's not something you will ever change.

I very rarely give out five stars to new release, others do it like confetti.

You find, after a while, that people reading reviews will tend to choose those they "trust", and ignore those they don't.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2013 at 11:11
It's very easy to rave about an album you've just heard, I wonder what the ratings of most of these would be if they were reviewed after a six months (or six years).


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^ My thoughts exactly.
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