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May 15, 2011 | 9:19 PM EDT
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Author Comments

Take the Abusive Review Quiz and see if you can manage to get 20/20 votes right.

Also, this was a 10 hour challenge.

9 Medals Added, but waiting for approval, I hope they get approved*

EDIT: Made it harder by hiding the score bar and removed the cheat of pressing tab on the "Help" button and clicking the useless button for +1 to the score.
EDIT2: Since medals only appear once, I added a "Resend Medals" button in the Credits. Notice: it will only resend the ones you got after completing the quiz, sorry.
EDIT3: Fixed an issue if you get 0 on the quiz.
EDIT4: Daily 5th!? Thanks to all newgrounders!Also, fixed the replay button which was not appearing and included 2 links to submissions from reviews I took. If you find any more bugs, please PM me.
EDIT5: Medals got Approved, go get 'em!



Rated 3 / 5 stars May 16, 2011

I dont' agree with this

Rating reviews is a subjective task based on subjective reviews; IE people giving opinions about opinions. ("Yo Dawg! I heard you like opinions, so I decided to give you an opinion on people giving opinions about opinions!")

Since it's all subjective, you can't just arbitrarily dictate what is "Abusive" and what isn't. The things I consider "abusive" reviews are if someone puts completely worthless information in their review, like gobbledygook or gibberish that has nothing to do with the flash. However, that is relative based on the flash in question. EG: the string of dashes and numbers ...that's a review for Evil-Dog's Punk-o-matic. Someone liked the game, and decided to share their own mix. Nothing wrong with that in my opinion. At least they PLAYED the game, and seemed to enjoy it. No better compliment than to show the artist you enjoyed their work.

Now if someone blasts the flash as being shite, then so be's their opinion. If nobody agrees with the review, they'll down-vote it. If enough folks think it's unwarranted, they'll delete the review. But in some cases, a flash deserves it and it'll get up-voted. In some cases, a flash is complete crap, and you don't want to waste the time bitching about it. So, it's nice seeing someone doing the bitching for you, and you can just up-vote them.

Can the reviews be completely cut-throat at times? Sure. And on the internet, people are prone to extremes of emotion...things are either "ZOMG! TEH BEST!" or "ZOMG! DIS SUXORZ!" But when you look at NewGrounds avg audience demographic (tween/teen hormone-laden males), it's to be expected. Trying to organize and dictate how reviews should be written and rated by folks like this is like trying to herd cats through a meat grinder while being on fire and having your nuts slammed in a door.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars May 16, 2011

It was interesting

Fairly nice, but what kept running through my head, was that it needed context. What was the actual flash game, etc. I think that's what Cryogenesis4 missed. One is supposed to think about the possible context.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars May 16, 2011


How the hell did I get an achievement?! There aren't any

Hacsev responds:

I clearly stated in the comments the flash has 9 medals, which are still unapproved so they don't appear yet.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars May 16, 2011

Too subjective

So I got a low score because I have a different opinion than you do. How cruel =/
Here's what I thought.

1st one was abusive since it's spam

The 2nd one is most likely abusive for telling the author to die. But, I can imagine a situation where I would vote helpful because the author was being an ignorant dick who committed critical research failure. I voted helpful just for the heck of it.

The 3rd is obviously abusive for being spam

The 4th can be helpful if the author takes it as "this is an example of what to do".

The 5th is useless because it says nothing about what could be done better.

The 6th is abusive for spam

The 7th can either be helpful for telling the author what NOT to do (e.g. plagiarize), but it can also be abusive or useless because the reviewer presents him/herself as a douche. I voted abusive mainly because I referred to the guidelines just so I can figure out what to vote for these.

The 8th was helpful because it offers suggestions on what to do better.

The 9th was useless for offering no suggestions on what to do next.

The10th was useless because it says very little about what was wrong with the flash in the beginning.

The 11th, I have no clue. It could tell the author to look at how he looks at races, but the review was also hateful on the flash without offering any other constructive criticism. I vote useless anyway.

The 12th was good since it tells what the author did right, and the reviewer probably offered constructive criticism to the same author previously.

The 13th was useless because (s)he just said they wanted more medals, which says little about everything else. I don't consider medals to be part of a game.

The 14th was helpful because it hints to the author to look for other voice actors to portray their characters better.

The 15th was abusive since it would just shatter the author's ego being told that their effort was for naught.

The 16th and 17th were both abusive and said nothing about the flash.

The 18 was abusive for just being a piece of senseless spam.

The 19th was useless for saying nothing besides how its bad.

The 20th being helpful for saying that everything is done perfectly right and nothing could be done to make it better.

Yet... I got a score of 11/20. That's basically an F, and I have no idea why I didn't do that awesomely despite actually going through the guidelines, voting abusive for stuff that went against the guidelines, voting useless for reviews that weren't informative, and voting helpful for ones that were. *sadface*

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Hacsev responds:

The flash is actually made of opinions by me and some review mods.

I chose the reviews to be helpful if they offered the author some feedback and not insults.

It doesn't matter if the author is a complete dick, you still can't make a review saying stuff like go kill yourself and such, but I respect your opinion. Maybe he should die, just don't say it, instead vote 0 and leave.

I considered the 10th review to be helpful since the user states that he/she liked the flash and how it matched perfectly with the animation. But again, I respect your opinion.

The 11th review is abusive since you can never question the under judgment system.

The 15th was considered useless. Again, this is by opinions by me and some review mods.

The 18th was actually useless because it was for a level editor, maybe I should have make it more clearer by specifying it.


Rated 4 / 5 stars May 16, 2011

Could use an After Quiz review

Defiantly different, I think this Review Quiz goes over what questions was missed after the Quiz would be helpful as a learning tool. In this Quiz/game ust marking a Review as Helpful, not helpful or abusive I feel isn't enough. Why is a review abusive or useless would be more beneficial/helpful. If this Quiz as more engaging, I believe more people would pay attention to it. Ether way nice Flash.

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