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    Default What happened to the (new) reviews?

    If you search for reviews you can see that the newer ones, from late December - early January, have a lot of "Neutral" which is weird since the descriptions seem to be favorable.
    Is it just my imagination or is there something wrong with the rating system?
    Last edited by Desmond Hume; 26th February 2010 at 02:13 PM.

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    Default Re: What happened to the (new) reviews?

    I've seen that too, where the person's review says something about giving the fragrance a "thumbs-up" yet the actual rating beside their review is a neutral. I've noticed that on several occasions and was confused. You're not alone in thinking that something is technically wrong with the system.

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    Default Re: What happened to the (new) reviews?

    I can't speak for other reviewers but when I give a 'Neutral' to a scent I seem to rate favorably in my review, it's usually down to a few possible 'red flags' :-

    i) longevity issues
    ii) a disagreeable note that throws me off but that doesn't ruin the entire fragrance
    iii) better frags can be had at similar or even lower price points
    iv) it smells nice but a little bland, lacking in character/depth
    v) it smells pleasant or has presence but just not my style nor something I'd wear

    You get my drift. It can be a grey area and I try my best to include my reservations that warrant a 'Neutral' rating in my reviews...

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    Default Re: What happened to the (new) reviews?

    I noticed something getting GLOWING reviews, not just lukewarm reviews that were marked as neutral. I too thought it was strange. Especially with someone saying, "This is one of my favorites".

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    Default Re: What happened to the (new) reviews?

    I left a positive review on something. When I went back to see the reviews for that fragrance my positive was a neutral.

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    Default Re: What happened to the (new) reviews?

    This has happened in the past--somehow existing ratings were reverted automatically to neutral. If you see it again, post to the community board--especially if you can cite your own reviews as examples.

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    Default Re: What happened to the (new) reviews?

    I wrote few reviews and gave thumbs up, but my reviews are all neutral now. There is a glitch in the system definitely.

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    Default Re: What happened to the (new) reviews?

    I reviewed Dolce Vita some 2 weeks ago,
    disn't show up yet, even though two
    other new reviews are visible!

    It better show up as positive..!

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    Default Re: What happened to the (new) reviews?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    I reviewed Dolce Vita some 2 weeks ago,
    disn't show up yet, even though two
    other new reviews are visible!

    It better show up as positive..!
    Yeah this happened with me too. I wrote a review for a scent and it hasn't shown up. I figured maybe it didn't get approved just yet, who knows.

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    Default Re: What happened to the (new) reviews?

    Only supporting members' reviews are posted immediately. All others must go in the queue for editorial approval. However, that is standard practice, not caused by a glitch as is the rating reversion mentioned above.

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    Default Re: What happened to the (new) reviews?

    Every single one of my reviews that has made it out of the pipeline, so to speak, from submission last month has appeared as a neutral. I've started keeping records of which ones I submit as TU/TN/TD.

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    Default Re: What happened to the (new) reviews?

    I've just reviewed Égoïste,
    and it showes a green
    thumbs up ... thank God.
    So I guess it works fine?!

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