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Member Name: claire405
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I have been a member of dooyoo for just over a month now. I have written 12 reviews, commented on 48 reviews and rated 487 reviews. I have received 325 ratings and 2 crowns. I feel like I have very quickly become addicted. Anyway, I have a few thoughts that I wanted to put out there as a newcomer and see if anyone is interested, and if so if they agree.
When I first joined dooyoo, my main reason was to make a little bit of money. However, I was surprised by the quality, detail and personality in the reviews and very quickly got drawn into reading and rating. I don't even think about the money anymore. In fact, I much prefer reading to writing now. I was getting sick of social networks, where everyone writes in hastily thrown together, badly spelt and under-punctuated (or over-punctuated when it comes to exclamation marks!) English. It's so nice to see that some parts of the internet still value correct use of the language. I am really enjoying reading all the opinions on products, some that I have used and some that I have never heard of, but should use. I particularly enjoy the reviews that give me some incite into other people's lives - for some reason it fascinates me. I'm hoping I'm not alone with this.
As mentioned above, I prefer reading to writing reviews, and yet here I am writing a review. Furthermore, the stats show that I comment on about 10% of what I read. I hadn't realised how much I like telling other people about my opinions. I had also forgotten how much I enjoy writing for pleasure. This has been magnified 100x when I notice a crown on my page. There has been one added bonus for writing for dooyoo: I have found that when I am writing anything at work, the words come to me much more easily. It's like something has clicked in my brain and I now don't have to try as hard anymore. It's hard to believe that this could happen after after writing just 12 reviews, I could be imagining it, or maybe I just feel less intimidated by writing after getting positive feedback from dooyoo members.
Generally the layout and navigation of the website is very easy to use, with no annoying pop-ups. My only problem is that I only use dooyoo on a computer when I am writing. I usually read reviews when I am on the go on my phone. The dooyoo website does not lend itself to mobile devices, you need to do a lot of zooming in and out and going back after accidentally selecting the wrong thing. I've lost count of the number of times I've selected "somewhat useful" instead of "nominate for a crown". Fortunately, these can be easily rectified. Anyway, a mobile version of the website would make my life much easier. Or better still, an app. Then I wouldn't have to keep logging in every 5 minutes.
There are 4 ways to rate a review. Plus the added crown nomination. It seems to me, and I could be wrong, that a lot of members will rate all half-decent reviews as "very useful" and the atrocious ones as "not useful", "somewhat useful" or "useful", depending on how nice they are. At first, I was trying to be nice to everyone, but I have found myself leaning towards using the rating system in a very literal sense. If I have personally found it only "somewhat useful", then I will rate it as such. Some reviews are just a very detailed description of the packaging and it's contents with a couple of lines of personal opinion. Some people may find this very useful, but I don't. I think rating in this way helps to give credit where it's due. However, I must admit, if a review contains limited useful information, but is interesting and witty, I will often rate it higher.
Overall, I think dooyoo has a great community feel to it and some very talented and interesting reviewers.
Summary: My general ramblings on dooyoo