Anyone else sick of stupid reviews?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by samiwas, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    Why does it seem that every app, no matter the complexibility, usefulness, greatness, or even the crappiness, contains at least one of the following reviews, along with the one star to help:

    1) What is this?

    2) How do I use this...I don't get it.

    3) This should be free (even if it's a major app)

    4) I have no need for this, so I'm giving it one star.

    5) Sweet! I'm the first review!

    I'm tired of seeing what seem to be real great apps get dragged down in ratings by people being idiots. :mad:

    But I guess that's what things are these days. People gotta be funny. I wish the app store would only let you post a review something like 24 hours after downloading/purchasing said app.
     
  2. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    I think that is a good idea. submit feedback to apple at apple.com/feedback
     
  3. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. I also sent a feedback to separate reviews based on version so that an updated app can get a fair review after bug fixes.
     
  4. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

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  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Agreed, mostly. I do think feedback on price is good when there's another app that does literally the same thing. iBeer comes to mind. It's $2.99 for something that really doesn't look much more involved than iPint, which is free. Same deal with the people charging for flashlight apps.
     
  6. HarryKeogh macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't really read this thread but I'm giving it one star.
     
  7. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    Classic!

    Yes, I hate those stupid reviews. It's getting so that I'm not even looking at the rating because of all the idiots swarming the App Store.
     
  8. HarryKeogh macrumors 6502a

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    I agree 100% with the poster. Way too many stupid reviews on iTunes. Reminds me of Amazon.com. I love it when someone leaves an item a one-item review on Amazon.com along with comments like the following...

    "FedEx lost my package!"

    "Amazon charges too much for shipping"

    "Found it cheaper at Wal-Mart''

    Yes, and that's the item's fault. :rolleyes:
     
  9. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe things would be a little better if you could respond to reviews. Like if someone makes a mistake and says an app doesn't do this or that, but you know it does, it would be nice to reply to add the correction there, and the original reviewer gets an e-mail of the reply. Also, no one would give a stupid review if they go spammed like heck.
     
  10. domness macrumors 6502a

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    Argh, these reviews really annoy me! When a game could have the full 5 stars.. reviews with such "does not load past splash screen" put them down because they don't even try to restart the iPhone etc.

    Also when they say "too expensive to buy".. so really they haven't bought the thing.. they're just saying it's too expensive without trying the app!
     
  11. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    Yep. I've spent too much time commenting on those irrelevant reviews on Amazon. I've long since given up, but it bugs the crap out of me.
     
  12. HarryKeogh macrumors 6502a

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    I mean, seriously!
     
  13. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    well you cant leave a review for an app you didnt buy, so they had to have bought it.
     

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