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Old 12-24-2009, 02:48 PM
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There are some just plain worthless reviews on a few courses on here. No information is given, there aren't even pro's or con's. Some the information is so far off, it's like they played a different course. It just seems that if we are to get info off this site, there needs to be some actual information given in reviews. If a review has 12 thumbs down anyway, is it worth keeping?

sorry to the reviewers, but here are some examples:

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/review...mode=rev#12871

mr finn's review is just plain lacking. i've read others by him that i have given thumbs up to. not this one.

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/review...=1371&mode=rev

sorry penso707 with all of those other reviews, yours just doesn't offer anything.

anyone else?
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:53 PM
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even bad reviews add data to the pool that determines what the course is rated.
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even bad reviews add data to the pool that determines what the course is rated.
pah on that, it's a waste
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welcome to america where everyone has the right to voice their opinion

i wanted to agree b4 i read those reviews... but after reading the 2 you quoted... all i can say is i've seen worse, dont think they are getting any trusted reviewers awards... but seemed legit to me
ps, i have not played those courses... so i assume they could be correct... also, i've seen much worse reviews, with inaccurate details, and some with much less wordage...

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Old 12-24-2009, 03:01 PM
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If you don't like the reviews, mark them unhelpful and then ignore it.

Once we get into censoring these things, then you have to decide where that line is between worthless and just misguided.
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If you don't like the reviews, mark them unhelpful and then ignore it.

Once we get into censoring these things, then you have to decide where that line is between worthless and just misguided.
yerp. only reason i could see taking them down is if they are completely maliciously inaccurate.
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:15 PM
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Chill out dude, find something better to do.

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I don't agree with the reviews that you had links to, some people just have less to say. My .02 is that it gives you any idea of what the course is like and it looks like they spent more than 30 sec writing it, it's helpful, unless they blatantly have a bias, then it's not as helpful. Obviously there is going to be a sliding scale in terms of the helpfulness of a review. What I don't like is when someone reviews a course when it says in the review they didn't even play the whole course. 'exhibit a' http://www.dgcoursereview.com/review...=3425&mode=rev

see bygwylley, the guy blatantly says he only played 8 holes. These are the type of reviews that need to be erased IMO
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some people are better at writing reviews than others, with that said a nice feature to this site might be a way to rate a course without reviewing it, just in case you wanted to get your vote counted without writing a review.

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If you don't like it, thumb it down and scroll on past. I don't think any reviews should be taken down unless they are just totally out of line, and that's how Tim has played it so far. Taking down reviews because you don't think they're helpful or give enough information sets a precedent of censoring reviews on this site that I don't think really helps the whole purpose of collecting diverse sets of reviews.

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