The Dink Network


October 8th 2005, 03:04 PM
Peasant Male United Kingdom
This place has changed :) 
What exactly is the standard of the reviews these days? In previous years it was deemed a challenge to write a meaningful and thorough review, but it seems this attention to actually REVIEWING has lapsed in recent months. One in particular caught my eye..

"8.5 - Good September 20th, 2005
You guys are right.. Some of my songs are pretty repetive..
But in my opinion some of the songs could fit well in dink smallwood.

Im coming out with another midi pack on saturday.. It will also contain 12 midi files."

The standard of reviews has decreased immensely, and I dare even call this a review. A review is supposed to fully analyse good and bad points of files or downloads in order for a user (that doesn't enjoy downloading everything on a website) to have some idea as to whether or not he/she would like to download that file/download. This particular "review" has actually one setence of anything remotely helpful in a review (the rest is an advertisement for future a future download) and this is but one example.

This is not a rant, or an insult of this review in particular. But I think perhaps in the future the standard should be raised just a notch. Put some effort in dinkers! Debate!
October 8th 2005, 03:15 PM
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
You're quite right. Some staff members are way too generous in the reviewing process.
October 8th 2005, 05:50 PM
Peasant Male
that wasn't a review it was a comment. If I put it in the review section then I apologize.
October 9th 2005, 02:54 AM
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
I agree, some of the reviews written nowadays are really bad. I found the following review:

It isn't a DMOD. It isn't funny. It is horrible! If you want lose time: DOWNLOAD IT!

I just wrote my first review, and I try hard to make mine a good analysis of its good and bad points (just like you said).
October 9th 2005, 05:07 AM
Peasant Male United Kingdom
This place has changed :) 
It's not that I'm specifically slating you Hex, I'm just using that as an example, regardless of whether you meant to post it or not. If you want to look at some examples of good reviewers, check Binirit's many reviews for example. They (as far as I know) fully criticize and appraise the downloads where appropriate in order to provide an idea as to whether the user would enjoy it, or if he/she might not want to bother.