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Now that I have been around on DooYoo for a while, I feel like I have enough experience to be able to write this review at last! I was going to write it quite a while ago but I don't think that I would have done the site justice so hopefully I'll be able to now. I'm going to separate each category to make it easier to read.
**Writing Reviews In General**
When I first joined the site, admittedly I wrote reviews that were of very little use (hopefully this has changed now!). Seeing the 150 word limit I thought that if I got just above this limit then my reviews would be acceptable but how wrong I was! I think that this limit should be increased even just by a little to encourage new members to write quality reviews. Or, there could be a rule where new members have to read some reviews to see the high standard before they start. I'm not saying that new members don't write good reviews because some are fantastic!
**The Payment System**
In my opinion, 500 DooYoo Miles for a review is very generous. I think that this is what encourages so many members to write regularly. Maybe this isn't a good idea, but I think that to encourage new members to write quality reviews, there could be a system where new members have to write a certain amount of reviews over a period of time to qualify for the full payment of 500 miles, this would hopefully also encourage them to not write a silly amount of reviews in one day that aren't of very good quality (like I did!). I think that the payment for suggestions is fair although increasing it would encourage more suggestions I think. When it comes to redeeming DooYoo miles my personal preference is Amazon.co.uk vouchers but I also like the fact that there is an option to donate to charity too!
This is something that has to be mentioned I think. If somebody rates a review of mine then I will rate them back, fairly, even if it's just to be polite! I don't think it's fair otherwise. If somebody has taken the time to read and rate your review then surely it's common decency to rate some of their hard work back? I do find it odd though that sometimes within seconds of writing a review I will find 2 or 3 ratings on that review. Nobody can read that fast..can they? Now, revenge ratings...why do people do this??? If I don't find a review useful then I don't think it would be right to rate it 'very useful'. Not only is this misleading to others but it doesn't help the author improve their work therefore not really giving them a fair chance on the site. Also, if somebody rates me a 'useful' or 'somewhat useful' and I read some of their work that is quite clearly 'very useful' then I'm not going to down rate their work because they didn't like mine, that's just not fair.
Some guides on DooYoo are very helpful and often try to encourage new members with constructive criticism, but I have come across some that aren't helpful at all. I won't mention any names of course.
**Some Great Writers**
The majority of DooYoo members actually write very good reviews, these are some that I enjoy reading and think that you should definitely check out if you want to see how to write a good review. I hope these people don't mind me putting their names here! Markos9, kingfisher111, Lakerfanster, Fiver29, paulhanton, JJJJ, karalouk, apuskiduski, xxfoxyredxx, eatingpinkzebras, Whizz11, Praskipark, eyedo6789, jo@145, CPTDANIELS, i_am_joy, ChemicalRomance, yackers1, neillus182, yabbadabbadoo. Check those people's reviews out! There are so many more, I just have a rubbish memory!
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