Originally Posted by scarpfish
People shouldn't be writing reviews to get thumbs and TR medals. That's why the top courses have 8 kazillion reviews, and why we have 3600 courses in the U.S. alone (about 6 out of 7 listed) that don't have enough reviews to qualify for the top ten list. Show those courses some love (or anger and disgust when appropriate).
Just to clarify: in no way did I mean to imply one should write reviews for the most popular courses just to get get thumbs (nor did anyone accuse
me of saying as much). I was simply pointing out the fact that reviews for popular courses generate more interest (and therefore more hits) than courses that aren't well known.
Additionally, it may look like some members primarily write reviews for big name courses, but keep in mind that when people travel, given the time they have
, most people want to play the best courses in the area. Most of those courses have big names for a reason, hence, they get a lot more reviews than courses that are a rung or two lower on the ratings ladder.
I also think it's human nature to be more curious about reviews that are rated exceptionally low (below 2.0) or exceptionally higher (above 4.0). On a "thumbs per review basis,"
it wouldn't surprise me if reviews with rating at the extremes get more thumbs/review than reviews with ratings in the 2.5 - 3.5 range, regardless of a course's popularity.
Originally Posted by DiscChainBasket18
From my experience, short reviews dont get much notice. My buddy on here who is college educated writes very long & elaborate reviews (I like to call them short stories) & his reviews seem to get a lot of thumbs up!
Extremely short reviews tend to get a response from me, especially if the rating is very high or very low. If a course is that good or bad, surely you can tell us more that "Course sucks" or "Best course I've ever played."