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Member Name: D1A1
dooyoo - Members' Opinions On How to Rate And Comment
Date: 02/09/01, updated on 02/09/01 (145 review reads)
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Do you rate fairly? What is fairly? And why should you rate fairly? I have been a member of this website for almost a year now, having my say on over 200 separate issues, products, services – you can see from my opinions list what I usually review. I am proud to say that I’ve received a fair number of crowns, and my opinions are generally Very Useful, and I’ve always tried to improve my writing style, and achieve better ratings. So, after reading an opinion about ratings here, I thought I’d have my go – how will you rate this one huh? Well?
The purpose of writing opinions in the first place is to speak your mind, tell the world how you feel – how YOU feel about something, not what someone else has to say, and so every opinion is individual and different, but don’t go thinking you’re special, we’re all the same, but only in the sense that we’re all unique. And writing opinions is no different. I used to play a lot of console games, that’s where most of my best opinions are located, and I’m proud to have received around 10% of the gaming premier opinions (come on Video games magazines – take me away!), but not everyone likes computers and gaming, in fact my playing time has definitely deflated over the past few months.
Anyway, when you’re writing an opinion you aim to help other people. Yes you are getting pa
id for your viewpoint, you’re opinion on something, and you can make a small amount of money, but Dooyoo.co.uk was set up so consumers could help each other – not so that they could pay you 10pence for a 75 word pasted nonsense, they want consumers to express their emotions, and the opinions are probably read by manufacturers, producers across the world – so that they can take what you say, and use the information (as Dooyoo.co.uk is THE research capital of WWW) to improve their products, making us happier as everything improves. A fantastic circle, don’t you think?
Rate me. When you read someone else’s opinion or review on something, you should really rate their opinion in accordance to how useful it is. I started off slowly with my ratings, as I would sometimes read opinions that had no use to me whatsoever (i.e. some on baby food or feeding etc…) but I was not going to rate it ‘Not Useful’, but I was reluctant say yes, very useful, I’m going to make a buying decision thanks to you. So I didn’t rate, and they still got their 50 miles, but I learned that I should really rate. I have no clue why I was reading opinions that I wouldn’t find useful anyway, but that’s just me.
That opinion, I forget which, was a very useful opinion – it had lots of information, was well written – grammatically correct, with good punctuation and spelling, so I should have rated it Very Useful. But I didn’t know then, now I do.
>Advice< read the opinions that you want to know about, i.e. if you’re thinking about buying a new car, read and rate the opinions about cars, not about cheese. You get the picture. That way, you’re in the right position to rate.
How do I rate?
Daft question, would be though, I asked it, here’s the answer – rating is simple, you read the opinion, decide how useful it was and then select one of four cho
ices, click submit, wonder why the rating an opinion system has change so that you have to keep clicking all the time, and then leave a comment if you so wish.
If the opinion is poorly written, only just covers the 75word minimum, doesn’t help you in anyway, and wouldn’t help someone who would want to know about the subject reviewed, then it’s a good idea to give a Not Useful. Do not be scared of rating Not Useful, for rating appropriately is the only way forward and that is how Dooyoo.co.uk – yours and my website (we own the content after all) will evolve and become greater. Opinions that aren’t useful should not be condemned straight away, as people do take time to improve their opinions, new members don’t always posses the writing skills or stamina of other, somewhat more veteran users.
Don’t be disheartened by this if you receive a somewhat useful rating opinion, as your view has helped the reader in some way, but wasn’t really in enough detail to achieve a greater rating. Hopefully, if the reader or rating person gives you an SU or even a NU, then they would be decent enough to leave an explanation – not saying “you suck mate, naff off” or “your opinion’s s**t”, they’re worse than you, hopefully, and probably you will find that members are writing comments offering help encouragement, and perhaps even offering you help via email to improve your writing style. We’re all opinionated, but we’re not all fantastically talented at writing opinions.
Well done. If you have achieved a Useful rating you should be pleased, don’t be disheartened if you haven’t got the Very Useful rating, as Useful is the second highest rating, meaning your opinion has helped another person – you are a good opinion writer, but possibly, you could improve more
so. Rate an opinion how you see fit, but don’t go marching around rating every 100 word opinion Very Useful, some maybe, but if an opinion is 100 words, it’s likely to be pretty thumbs down, improve it now, kind of thing. Having said that, a 100 opinion maybe very useful – you are only required to write 75 words as your minimum, you should aim for double that and above, but just because an opinion is short – don’t mean it’s shi*e. Same goes for hefty opinions, this one I’m in mid writing for may not be of any use to you at all, you may feel it’s completely woeful, has no purpose and no right amongst the rest of the ops here. Your call, but be fair. Useful is a good rating, for a good opinion.
Cream. You rate an opinion Very Useful if it is just that. If it’s helped you, made you think and impressed you with the imaginative use of interesting vocabulary, encapsulating your mind, conjuring up visual images inside your mind and making you become transfixed with this opinion – an ocean of writing that deserves that very useful rating. If you feel an opinion is worthy, then leave a comment saying well done, keep it up – and thank the opinion writer as many do, it’s a nice feeling to know you’ve helped someone other than yourself.
Comment on those ops:
If you have time – comment. Leave a comment, get involved in the community side of Dooyoo.co.uk – that is what you are in now, it’s more than an opinions website, it’s a community where you can meet new people, learn new information and gain experience and wisdom from others. We’re all here to help each other – make sure you let people know you’re grateful. Similarly, offer advice, be kind, not condemning, offer assistance and tell that author of their 75word muddle how to improve. You may just make a friend.
Why should you rate? If you don’
;t rate the point is lost. The best opinion that you’ve ever read may be suffocated at the bottom of a 100 opinion pile, just because you didn’t rate it, no one else saw it, and that author leaves the site due to not becoming involved in the community – it’s your right, and it’s only fair. Rating does: show your view on that opinion: add 50miles (that’s only 5pence), to the opinion writers’ mile count, and does make you an active, good member of Dooyoo.co.uk – you don’t rate, they don’t get recognition, they don’t get money. Don’t be harsh.
Where am I? Right, I’ve said a lot, as I always seem to do, but there’s more.
Don’t do it. Simple as that – revenge rating is rating another member’s opinion not useful solely because they rated yours not useful, and it’s clear that the opinion you rated, was of use. IF you feel that someone has rated unfairly then send an email to email@example.com and it’ll be sorted – give the talented Miss/Ms/Mrs Star time to actually send the email to the person you’re reporting – all the staff are human, they aren’t robots, and they do have lives outside of this website. Don’t revenge rate, be a good member of your community.
Similarly, don’t go around rating useless opinions Very Useful, that doesn’t help. If you have your reasons for writing a grammatically deficient 75word opinion Very Useful, then leave a comment, if you’re that way inclined…
Rating is part of Dooyoo.co.uk – it’s an integral part, and it makes things work. People rate your opinions - rate other people’s too.
I’ve said a lot, it’s never enough, rate this opinion as you see fit, please leave a comment – and if anyone rates this within 2 minutes of submission, I’ll be onto you like a school of pi
ranhas in the Amazon.
Dan, D1A1, yeah whatever, I don’t count – what I say does.
Thank you and good day to you all, 5-1, not bad…