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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2006 at 12:02
It does suggest so, it doesn't warn or enforce it when you submit.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2006 at 08:20
Originally posted by TheProgtologist TheProgtologist wrote:

Originally posted by Atkingani Atkingani wrote:

Next step should be perhaps consider valid a review with 100 words minimum instead of the present 50 words. Below 100 words reviews should not appear in the homepage and be counted as a single rating. Just an idea! Lamp
 
That sounds like a good idea Guigo.Clap

Hang on here! This kind of decision belongs to [email protected] as far as I know and the man does not want to delete ratings without reviews for reasons that everyone should be able to express his/her opinions regardless of the English possibilities. And extending the reviews to 100 words will make it even tougher, than!!
 
 
Note that my reviews should hover betwenn the 200 and 400 words, so I do not feel threatened by this.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2006 at 10:43
Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

I think the submit a review page suggests 75 words now.
 
Still showing 50 words minimum, Bob. However, 75 words minimum could be a good step.Smile
 
In any situation, the final decision belongs to [email protected] and Rony... Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2006 at 11:51
I knew I'd seen it somewhere.
 
Just above the submit review text box it says:
THE MARS VOLTA De-loused in the Comatorium review (your text here, 75+ words suggested)
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2006 at 12:22
Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

I knew I'd seen it somewhere.
 
Just above the submit review text box it says:
THE MARS VOLTA De-loused in the Comatorium review (your text here, 75+ words suggested)
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2006 at 14:57
75 words! OMG...I'm like in a difficult situation. CryWink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2006 at 05:53
Originally posted by Ricochet Ricochet wrote:

75 words! OMG...I'm like in a difficult situation. CryWink
 
Actually I disagree with this change or increase of minimal count of words. This time 75 and next year 100.Thumbs DownOuch
 
I dio not think it is fair to ask me to go back on all my reviews that have 50 or 55 words, add more text just in order to reach a new amount just so that the reviews stays visible.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2006 at 06:01


Yes, we should better be demanding about quality, not quantity.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2006 at 12:09
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by Ricochet Ricochet wrote:

75 words! OMG...I'm like in a difficult situation. CryWink
 
Actually I disagree with this change or increase of minimal count of words. This time 75 and next year 100.Thumbs DownOuch
 
I dio not think it is fair to ask me to go back on all my reviews that have 50 or 55 words, add more text just in order to reach a new amount just so that the reviews stays visible.
 
Only an idea, buddies... don't need to maul me! Cry
 
BTW, in the case, the 75 or 100 words rule is adopted it shall not invalidate reviews done by the old rule. It will be valid for reviews done from the eventual date of adoption.Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2006 at 14:10
As you'll see from the wording, it says 75 words recommended.
 
There has been no change to the parameters for checking review length (which is actually 200 characters), and no current proposal to do so.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2006 at 15:18
This one wins the prize for the worst spelling ever (e.g. "Masterpiece! that is a word you culd yuse to describe this 70's classis"

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89876

Also an almost total lack of punctuation makes it even harder to read.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2006 at 15:30
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

This one wins the prize for the worst spelling ever (e.g. "Masterpiece! that is a word you culd yuse to describe this 70's classis"

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=89876

Also an almost total lack of punctuation makes it even harder to read.

 
Priceless!!! A challenging reading though... Kind of semi-phonetical style...
 
Seriously, though, why not to check a review before posting? Some misspellings might be avoided...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2006 at 15:36
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 07:06
Originally posted by TheProgtologist TheProgtologist wrote:

Originally posted by Angelo Angelo wrote:

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=93566
 
"(Content removed)


It shouldn't even be in the forums,that constitutes illegal activity.
    


Figured that, I even got censored by Bob when quoting the review...Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 11:18
Not so much censored Angelo, I just don't like giving such reviews ongoing publicity once they have been dealt with.Wink
 
Starve them of oxygen and they'll hopefully go away!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 15:08
Originally posted by Tony R Tony R wrote:

RADIOHEAD Hail to the thief
Review by EMinkovitch (Eliott Minkovitch)
I was curious, so I gave it a spin. I got exactly what I expected - this stuff is totally devoid of any creativity, imagination or songwriting talent. Absolute zero in emotional content as well - it's all flat, boring, grey and whiny. Sounds like soundtrack music to a coma. That pretty much sums up this album, as it does hundreds of other "alternative" rubbish all over the radio these days.

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=33970
 
 
Ermm Actually, I thought that one fell (just) within the bounds of an acceptable review. It describes the music in a vivid (if highly scathing) manner, and Minkovitch's  rating is justified by his saying that the album completely lacks "creativity, imagination, songwriting talent and emotional content."
 
Negative reviews can be useful, and are normally among the most concise -- or even humourous. (I have written one or two similar reviews in my time -- see Renaissance "Camera Camera.") I think that even a fan of "alternative" music (and/or Radiohead) can get a feel of what this disk sounds like, from this review.
 
 
It's a tough call, but I wouldn't have cut this one. What are his other reviews like? 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 15:22
Originally posted by Peter Rideout Peter Rideout wrote:

 
Really, why bother to review an album if you truly think you have nothing new to add to what's already been written?Confused
 
 
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5 stars What more needs to be added? This is an essential part of the Genesis canon.


Agreed. It's lazy and extremely unhelpful. I'm interested in getting the listener's original perspective on an album!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 15:29
ConfusedThis is a bit confusing Easy: is this the appropriate thread for reporting questionable reviews? Your first post seems to indicate it is not, but it's now being used that way, nonetheless.
 
(So I'm sorry if I posted/responded in the wrong thread. I have now also posted my prior post in the other reviews thread. Perhaps this thread needs a new title -- something like "Review Writing.") Ermm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 15:30
Peter, this review has much less than 50 words or 200 characters, it did not go to the PA homepage and doesn't appear in the album page. It counts as a rating-without-review.Smile
 
EDIT: Anyway, this thread split is new. One for the inappropriate reviews and the other to discuss the content (or not) of some reviews. With time, I guess that people will be used to both.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 15:32
^ See? Tardis seems to have posted in the "wrong" reviews thread too! (He's quoting my post from the other thread. Is this a technical glitch?)Confused
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