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Is it really useless? Sep. 9th, 2008 @ 11:38 PM Reply

I see a lot of reviews marked as useless, even called abusive, just for not saying ONLY good things. What's up with that?

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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 9th, 2008 @ 11:38 PM Reply

any form of criticism is banned on newgrounds


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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 9th, 2008 @ 11:38 PM Reply

It's abusive if they say

"Awesome" or
"that was cool"
or "nice"

because its not giving any input to the author.


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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 10th, 2008 @ 12:46 AM Reply

it IS called a review and a review is a short paragraph positively criticizing the flash so it will help the author with his/her next flashes. :P


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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 10th, 2008 @ 01:36 AM Reply

Would you read a magazine review about a movie that had just come out if it said " lol this movie was awesome " ...?

No, of course you wouldn't.


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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 10th, 2008 @ 01:41 AM Reply

Welcome to Newgrounds Mr. 1 post!!!

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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 12th, 2008 @ 10:40 PM Reply

what the hell is your problem

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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 12th, 2008 @ 10:42 PM Reply

At 9/9/08 11:38 PM, Sekhem wrote: any form of criticism is banned on newgrounds

WR0NG. Constructive criticism is welcome! While insults and blam reviews and stolen reviews ARE NOT
okay.

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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 12th, 2008 @ 10:43 PM Reply

At 9/12/08 10:42 PM, darknessdweller wrote:
At 9/9/08 11:38 PM, Sekhem wrote: any form of criticism is banned on newgrounds
WR0NG. Constructive criticism is welcome! While insults and blam reviews and stolen reviews ARE NOT
okay.

Dude... it's called sarcasm... wow.... it's really really obvious too...

Wow...
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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 12th, 2008 @ 10:44 PM Reply

i guess i didnt make myself clear enough. what i actually mean by that is that some reviews i've seen are actually constructive criticism or suggestions and such. most i've seen are marked as useless by who-knows-who.

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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 12th, 2008 @ 10:47 PM Reply

At 9/12/08 10:43 PM, PinballWizard976 wrote:
At 9/12/08 10:42 PM, darknessdweller wrote:
At 9/9/08 11:38 PM, Sekhem wrote: any form of criticism is banned on newgrounds
WR0NG. Constructive criticism is welcome! While insults and blam reviews and stolen reviews ARE NOT
okay.
Dude... it's called sarcasm... wow.... it's really really obvious too...

Wow...

no it's partly true. the only person who cares about the constructive criticism is the author. i myself mark helpful reviews as useless just fer shits n giggles.


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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 12th, 2008 @ 10:47 PM Reply

At 9/10/08 01:36 AM, Dry-Ice wrote: Would you read a magazine review about a movie that had just come out if it said " lol this movie was awesome " ...?

No, of course you wouldn't.

point made, but i'm referring to suggestions or constructive criticism that sometimes gets shot down by others. sorry if i was unclear

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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 12th, 2008 @ 10:50 PM Reply

At 9/12/08 10:47 PM, MidnaKoopa wrote:
At 9/10/08 01:36 AM, Dry-Ice wrote: Would you read a magazine review about a movie that had just come out if it said " lol this movie was awesome " ...?

No, of course you wouldn't.
point made, but i'm referring to suggestions or constructive criticism that sometimes gets shot down by others. sorry if i was unclear

The only people who mark those reviews as abusive or useless are the people who think it's the greatest Flash to bless the Portal, and shun anyone who thinks there was something wrong with it. Shorter terms, the douchebags.


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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 12th, 2008 @ 11:35 PM Reply

Some retarded assholes may try to mark it useless. I always try to mark any review that makes good points for or against the flash helpful. If you can defend your opinion you reserve the right to have it. But review mods won't approve of it being marked abusive unless they totally just insult the flash with no evidence backing it up. There should be a reviewing test before you post. And a test before you post on the forums. Holy shit, that is a brilliant fucking idea.

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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 12th, 2008 @ 11:58 PM Reply

The whistle system gives people motivation for flagging abusive reviews, and not blowing the whistle for random shit. The useless / useful system doesnt have any incentive, and can prove to be in itself, quite useless.


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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 13th, 2008 @ 12:03 AM Reply

useless = didn't help anyone in any way, although not abusive, they aren't helpful either.

abusive = flagged as abusive of our review system. If enough people flag an offending review as abusive, the review moderators decide if it gets to stay on the site or is deleted.


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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 13th, 2008 @ 12:06 AM Reply

At 9/9/08 11:38 PM, Sekhem wrote: any form of criticism is banned on newgrounds

WHEN insulting an acclaimed flash maker. I spent about twenty minutes criticizing one of Egoraptor's compilations and offering suggestions however I received a ban because I didn't jump on the bandwagon and spam an undeserved score for three days. To make a long story short if you're going to provide criticism or state controversial material do it to literally unknown flash makers otherwise you receive an immediate ban. Also if you're ever required to submit a review for a more notorious flash contributor make sure you kiss both cheeks of his or her ass.

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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 13th, 2008 @ 12:08 AM Reply

I am tired of having negative reviews marked as useless. If you vote low in a review it does NOT make it automatically useless people.

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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 13th, 2008 @ 12:37 AM Reply

Since there's a MOTIVE to mark a review as useless, it's being done at every opportunity.


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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 13th, 2008 @ 12:38 AM Reply

At 9/9/08 11:38 PM, Sekhem wrote: any form of criticism is banned on newgrounds

even the least critical critisism?
thats gay

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Response to Is it really useless? Sep. 13th, 2008 @ 12:40 AM Reply

At 9/9/08 11:38 PM, americanidiot2f wrote: It's abusive if they say

"Awesome" or
"that was cool"
or "nice"

because its not giving any input to the author.

Only Tom and Wade get the awesome rated reviews...average Joes get the ones that are considered useless...