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Member Name: jesperado
dooyoo.co.uk in general
Advantages: Good, varied reviews on a number of products
Disadvantages: Some reviewers doon't put enough effort in
I became a member of Dooyoo about 5 months ago (I think, I've lost all track of time really) and I am still enjoying reading and writing reviews. Here are some of the things I like about it and some areas which I think could be improved:
THOUSANDS OF REVIEW TOPICS:
Dooyoo has to be one of the most comprehensive review sites I have ever used. It covers every kind of product you could think of and more besides. I particularly enjoy reading the reviews in 'Speaker's Corner' as it shows a number of different perspectives on a subject which I may not otherwise have considered.
VARIETY OF VIEWS:
As there are so many reviewers on Dooyoo you get many different styles of review and a range of points of view. I find this particularly useful when reading about technology as I can always find someone who puts it in layman's terms which I can understand! It's useful to get the whole picture of a product by reading a number of reviews so you can make an informed decision before making an expensive purchase.
There are some very brave reviewers on Dooyoo who are generous enough to share their personal experience of sensitive topics such as bullying or eating disorders. I think stories like these can be invaluable to other people going through these things and may give them hope that they can overcome their problems. So, I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone that has shared experiences on Dooyoo, you don't know how much of a difference you could have made in someone's life.
I think the reward system of 500 miles for each 150 word review is a really good idea as is the allocation of 15 miles for every rating. So far I have cashed in 50,000 miles for £50 and am on my way towards my next £50. I am saving up this money as I will hopefully be performing at the Edinburgh Festival this year and would like to take as much as possible to pay for tickets for shows while I am there. Whilst I think the rewards are good, I think the ratings system could be improved. I have already written about this in a previous review so I won't go into too much detail about this but I think that those reviews which are rated 'Not Useful' should not receive any miles for this rating. I also think reviewers should receive more miles for a 'Very Useful' rating as this would encourage a better standard of reviews.
STANDARD OF REVIEWS:
I think the standard of reviews is generally fairly high at Dooyoo. Most reviewers write well structured reviews into which they have obviously put a lot of thought. However, there are some reviewers who do not put as much effort in and rarely write more than 150 words. It seems unfair that these reviewers should get the same number of miles as those who put a lot of time and work into their reviews. I do my best to always be in the latter of these two groups but I am always open to suggestions of how I could improve my reviews
Summary: I have really enjoyed using dooyoo and will keep on reading and reviewing
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