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Old 05-21-2015, 03:34 PM
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I attended the 'Sexy-Beast' 3 disc challenge last night in San Francisco, and someone asked Paul and Nate what their favorite course was. Nate's is Milo in the BSF layout. Paul's was some finnish course nicknamed 'the beast'. So, just keeping things open in terms of which course is on the favorite list of top players...
While it's really interesting to hear about the favorite courses of super gold players, it's not surprising at all when that doesn't exactly match up with what you see here. Courses generally get rated based on how they appeal to a range of skill levels, mostly focused on red level to blue level players since that encompasses the majority of the site's users. Most of us aren't at all qualified to evaluate a course on how it would play for the top players, and I don't think it would be all that helpful to make that the defining characteristics of the rating system here when almost none of those players are using the reviews and course ratings here.
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:41 PM
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I attended the 'Sexy-Beast' 3 disc challenge last night in San Francisco, and someone asked Paul and Nate what their favorite course was. Nate's is Milo in the BSF layout. Paul's was some finnish course nicknamed 'the beast'. So, just keeping things open in terms of which course is on the favorite list of top players...
Here's the beast:

http://opendiscgolf.com/competitor-i...on/the-course/
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:10 PM
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thanks for the link. It does look awesome!
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:02 PM
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Just like you're entitled to your opinion, others are entitled to theirs. You're absolutely free to share yours in the form of a review, but other people are free to share theirs by voting up or down. That doesn't mean anybody is saying you're not allowed to love that course, just that they didn't find what you wrote helpful overall.
Yeah, or they saw 5 stars, didn't read what I wrote, and instinctually voted negative because they don't agree with 5 stars...either one...
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:46 PM
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Yeah, or they saw 5 stars, didn't read what I wrote, and instinctually voted negative because they don't agree with 5 stars...either one...
Again, just because that's not how you (or I) choose to use the voting feature doesn't mean those people aren't entitled to their opinion. You want people to respect your right to write whatever you want about the course, but you don't think others have a right to disagree.
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:07 PM
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Again, just because that's not how you (or I) choose to use the voting feature doesn't mean those people aren't entitled to their opinion. You want people to respect your right to write whatever you want about the course, but you don't think others have a right to disagree.
Can't argue with that. Just a shame that negativity outweighs positivity on many reviews that people spend a lot of time and thought on. I notice it a common theme amongst the courses around me. A lot of thumbs down for in detail reviews seemingly for no other reason than the person reviewing rated the course too highly...Like you said, can't change people's opinions. And like I said in the first place, that is why I don't let opposing opinions bother me too much. I just try my best to be nice and only write positive things. I find that a great M.O. in life and on this site . But, nobody is perfect, including myself. My disc golf game can attest to that.

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Old 05-22-2015, 02:29 PM
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Can't argue with that. Just a shame that negativity outweighs positivity on many reviews that people spend a lot of time and thought on. I notice it a common theme amongst the courses around me. A lot of thumbs down for in detail reviews seemingly for no other reason than the person reviewing rated the course too highly...Like you said, can't change people's opinions. And like I said in the first place, that is why I don't let opposing opinions bother me too much. I just try my best to be nice and only write positive things. I find that a great M.O. in life and on this site . But, nobody is perfect, including myself. My disc golf game can attest to that.
I like that the review form has explicit pro and con sections. I would definitely upvote a review where someone likes the course much better than me, but they give the reasons why I might not like (even if those negatives aren't a big deal to the reviewer). Even the very best courses have negatives.

Negatives *are* very useful. People use this site to decide which courses to play with the time they have, and knowing which courses have things they might not like is valuable. If you refuse to write down negatives, people should be voting your reviews as not helpful. (Obviously on a great course, the positives list will be much longer than the negatives.)
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