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blake833 03-11-2019 06:03 PM

i only give a thumbs up if the review talks about the local bbq scene.

sidewinder22 03-11-2019 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by blake833 (Post 3427755)
i only give a thumbs up if the review talks about the local bbq scene.

Even if you didn't like the bbq?

thrembo 03-11-2019 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by blake833 (Post 3427755)
i only give a thumbs up if the review talks about the local bbq scene.

I have been known to include local restaurants in my reviews that I think are really good or unique. I mean who doesn't want to eat the same coney dogs that Elvis ate???

aclay 03-11-2019 07:29 PM

Thumbs up/thumbs down
 
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Originally Posted by sidewinder22 (Post 3427748)
I usually only thumb reviews on courses I've played, although most of my thumb downs given are to those blatant homer 5 reviews or 0 revenge reviews.

I used to take that approach, but reading other on this site encouraging people to thumbs up and thumbs down reviews so that those folks get feedback changed my mind. I now try to give a thumbs up or thumbs down every time I am on the site. I look for reviews that give me information I would like to have if I were considering playing the course. It doesn't matter whether I agree with the review or not. If the reviewer has given me information I need, I tend to give it a thumbs up.

craigd 03-11-2019 07:33 PM

Like sidewinder22, Iíve given a lot of thumbs up to reviews on courses Iíve played. In fact, I use the ďcourse trackerĒ feature a lot for that reason. I pretty much track every course Iíve played. I have a routine when logging into DGCR where I hit ďmy dashboardĒ and then ďcourse trackerĒ and it pulls up any new info about the courses Iím tracking, which of course includes new reviews. Anyway, itís always interesting to hear new perspectives and I especially enjoy reviews where I can sort of walk along the course in my head. Thatís obviously the easiest way to tell if a review is helpful or not.

Of course, reading reviews prior to hitting a new course is nice and helps build excitement too. Iíll usually dish out some thumbs while planning a trip or researching a course.

As far as course ratings are concerned, I look at them like I do for product reviews on Amazon. For example, I sometimes skim over 2-4 star ratings on products at first and just read the 1ís and 5ís. Before I buy a product I want to know why someone hates it and why someone loves it. The lukewarm product reviews pull me in only after I have all but decided to pull the wallet out. Perhaps just for that little bit of reassurance. Thatís not exactly how I treat course reviews, but I do like to read about one extreme or the other. Sometimes youíll notice that similarly rated, middle of the road reviews often parrot one another, which is okay. It cements the sentiment. I certainly donít mind confirming previous reviewerís opinions when I agree or have similar experiences.

With all that said, I rarely give a thumbs up one way or the other simply by course rating alone. It seems to me that the 2.5 to 3.5 range can get so muddy due to personal preferences. I like to read the text, which is the meat of the review. You just canít judge a book by its cover. And you know what? If someone gives a course a 1 or a 5, there better be some verbiage to go with it! You canít call your buddy and say, ďHey man, I just played the most awesome course everĒ and then hang up! Heís gonna want want to hear some details! That just ainít right!

Sometimes Iíll give a thumbs up to a review I donít agree with if I get a sense the reviewer really believes in what he/she is saying. And of course vise versa. Ultimately though, if Iím looking for new courses to play in the area, Iíll never turn down reading through a good olí long winded, approaching the tldr, novel of a review. I know myself that I can get a little keystroke happy at times and I know for me, that can take some effort and time.

I have given thumbs downs as well but Iíd like to think that more often than not it was for blatant drive-by or shenanigans reviews. Iíll say when I saw the totals once they were available on our profiles, I wouldíve never believed Iíd hit that many. That had to be in the early years. I just donít recall hitting the down button that many times.

thrembo 03-11-2019 08:00 PM

We have our crosses to bear but in reality, your amount of thumbs down aren't that much when compared to others.

thrembo 03-11-2019 08:07 PM

Heck, I had a couple of my friend's thumb down a couple of my reviews. In their defense, they were some of my shorter not as good reviews and probably deserved the thumbs down.

craigd 03-11-2019 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by thrembo (Post 3427798)
Heck, I had a couple of my friend's thumb down a couple of my reviews. In their defense, they were some of my shorter not as good reviews and probably deserved the thumbs down.

Well, it’s said somewhere in an inspirational coffee table book, “Real friends tell you the truth, even when it hurts. But what’s more, you know you have a friend you can really count on when times get tough when they take it to the next level and thumb down your reviews”. Of course I’m paraphrasing.

sidewinder22 03-11-2019 08:37 PM

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wellsbranch250 03-12-2019 01:06 AM

Congrats to The Katana Kid on making Gold. Thanks for all your contributions to the site.


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