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Old 11-19-2020, 10:21 AM
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Have you ever had UDisc reviews deleted?

So I played a fairly new course recently. Nine holes with glowing reviews on the UDisc app; it has a 4.4 rating from 80 users with only very positive reviews.

News flash: The course isn't very good.

I'll be writing a DGCR review soon (which would be the course's first), but I felt swindled. So I wrote a few sentences on UDisc to balance out the misleading nonsense. I said the course was mostly wide open holes in a field, boring and that unless you were local or a serious course bagger, you should pass on this course. Gave it a 1.0, which is an accurate rating from me. It's definitely in the bottom 10 percent of the 308 courses I've played.

A few days later, my review was apparently reported and deleted.

I'm aware that UDisc ratings require much skepticism, but even more so, if reviews/ratings are being deleted...
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Old 11-19-2020, 11:18 AM
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Wouldn’t really surprise me at all considering the complete sh*t show that their ratings are. Guessing the land manager/steward or course designer was offended and hit them up to request it be removed? If they’re doing that to honest and thoughtful reviews, pretty shameful...

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Old 11-19-2020, 11:29 AM
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I think this highlights the problem with requests to censor reviews on this site as well. Ratings don't mean a thing to me, reviews do. I should be allowed to wade through and determine which reviews I deem valuable. Good or bad. I would be just as unhappy if we started pulling down homer reviews here.

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Old 11-19-2020, 11:29 AM
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Obviously, we should be talking on this forum about reviews on a different, much less adequate course reviewing platform. However, thank you for striving for integrity in reviews.

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Old 11-19-2020, 11:39 AM
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The ratings on UDisc are so arbitrary compared to this site, but they have more people throwing the ratings up since it’s so easy. I checked a course I played in 2015 yesterday and there have only been two reviews on here since, but has 5 since august on Udisc.
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Indeed. In fact, I haven’t wasted my time writing reviews on UDisc. But since there were so many glowing and inaccurate reviews for this course (one reviewer said it was “open but technical”), I decided to help the UDisc community by sharing my take. And maybe influence other disc golfers not to take a long drive to play a garbage course.

Oh well. I tried.

Much more detailed DGCR review coming soon ...

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Old 11-19-2020, 12:24 PM
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The ratings on UDisc are so arbitrary compared to this site, but they have more people throwing the ratings up since it’s so easy. I checked a course I played in 2015 yesterday and there have only been two reviews on here since, but has 5 since august on Udisc.
I have the same experience but sometimes there's not much new to say about a course after it's been reviewed pretty extensively here even a decade after. At least if it's maintained. Some get put up and just go into stasis, neither improving nor declining noticeably over time.

On-topic, Udisc reviews tend to be inflated. It seems nearly everything is either a 3.5 or up, or a 1 or below.

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Old 11-19-2020, 12:24 PM
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The ONLY reason for checking UDisc is to find and up unlisted courses to DGCR.

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Old 11-19-2020, 01:54 PM
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I have the same experience but sometimes there's not much new to say about a course after it's been reviewed pretty extensively here even a decade after..
Discette once said she updates the pictures which I think is a great idea. Scroll through the photos on a course's page and it's surprising to see just how many are hers.

There are so many courses I've played that I don't recognize from the pictures here.

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Old 11-19-2020, 01:58 PM
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I checked a couple of courses on U-Disc and in both cases the ratings outnumbered the reviews by more than 10 to 1. Furthermore, most of the reviews are 1 or 2 sentences long.
It's just so easy for someone to click "4" or "5" for a weak course.
It's also pretty easy to write a positive sentence or two for a weak course.
It's a lot more difficult to "lie" for several paragraphs to justify a 4 or 5 for a weak course.
I believe this is why courses get higher ratings on U-Disc or Google maps, compared to DGCR.
I realize this doesn't answer the OP's question about deleted ratings.

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