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Don't do it, folks!!
Member Name: giksy21
Disadvantages: Ruins the site for everyone else
We all love this site, and most of us like to think that we can share a little of our knowledge with others. I, personally, like to think that I can offer help to others, and indeed I too have recieved help on making purchasing decisions. I also find it a really useful place to get my writing out there, and I often write reviews that make people smile.
That said, it seems apparent to me that there are those out there who abuse this site. Such abuse, I feel has increased since the payment structure changed to 500 dooyoo miles for a premium review. It seems that there are people out there that will publish crap in order to get 50p, not caring if they get read, or if anyone finds their work useful or not.
The main types of abuse on dooyoo, would be churning, revenge rating, and writing without ever rating.
I absolutely hate this. I feel that people should not write more than about three reviews a day. After this, the work starts to be less detailed, and therefore less useful. Those of us who are genuinely trying to help people, and be a part of the community will probably agree that dooyoo will not make you rich. It is a site that is there for people who love to write, and people who love to give opinion on products or services used. Churners probably have never used the product in question, let alone hold any knowledge on it. You can also be damn sure that they have never written a piece in speakers corner, as these are unpaid.
I once reported a guy, who had put on thirty reviews in fifteen minutes. His reviews had one line of text, followed by the same key hit enough times to take him over the minimum limit. People who try this are kinda dumb. I pointed out to him that his dooyoo miles currently say pending, and that he should stop what he was doing as he will never see the cash. Thankfully, as soon as I sent him that message he stopped, and has not returned since.
Revenge raters............................................ ....................
I hate this above all others. To rate another persons review, without ever actually considering its content, simply because they have rated you with anything less than a very useful. I like to think I rate faily, and will always give explanation for that rating if asked. But to see someone immediately pop over to your site, and give you a poor rating, just because you gave them a useful is so frustrating. Useful is still good, and should not be seen as a bad grade for your work.
Revenge rating should, in my opinion be reported to the dooyoo team immediately. It should not happen, and I think that it breaks the rules. These people, have obviously not read the work on display, and so should not be here.
Writers who do not rate.............................................. ...
As I have already said, we will not get rich here. Those fifty pence's are nice when they build up. I am personally saving all mine to get my wife a nice present for christmas, but I know that I can't give up the day job just yet. However, we should all take a little time each day to rate the work of others. If we all rate, as well as read then we help eachother. Established members, will generally re-rate. I try to, but with work I cannot gauruntee that I get round everyone. I do, however spend time each day rating work.
I think that the best way around this is to look at peoples stats before you read their work. I do not read peoples work if they have not rated. Indeed, I will not look at other peoples work, if it is obvious to me that they are not rating, as I do not see them as being valuable members of the community.
With all this said, I really love this site. 99% of members are great, and unfortunately it is the minority who spoil it for the rest of us. If we work together, we can cut this abuse down. The dooyoo guys, understandably cannot stop this happening, so we should help out. Report abuse when it happens, and we can make this site even better!
Thank god thats off my chest! I am usually not such an angry person, but I just took a break from writing my next review to say a few things on the subject. Rant over!
Summary: A few words on dooyoo abuse.
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