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[–] 0x4F [S] 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Aside from the level of maturity in these "reviewers," this story shows how unreliable online reviews can be and why they should be taken with a grain (or mountain) of salt. A staggering amount of people are wont to criticize products for reasons completely unrelated to the product itself, most notably the personality (or especially the politics) of the creator/inventor/writer/actor/etc.

For instance, a number of people brigaded Ender's Game with one-star reviews simply because Orson Scott Card mentioned his opinion of same-sex marriage. None of them had actually read Ender's Game or even heard of it until the movie came out. If Julia Child had expressed a favorable opinion of Margaret Thatcher, politically-minded trolls would have brigaded her cookbooks too -- despite never having actually attempted to make any of the recipes in them.

I don't know if there's a solution to this. Other than, as I said, go with your gut and take online review scores with a heaping pile of salt. Because most of the time, a heaping pile is exactly what they're going to be.

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[–] uvulectomy 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

So take reviews with the mountain of salt you extract from liberal tears? Got it. =P

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[–] 0x4F [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Ha! Good one!

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[–] caelaorn 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah everyone does this. Everything's political now so everything gets brigaded if it doesn't agree with some group's ideology. Hell the trumpkins just did it with the husband of the guy that yelled at Ivanka on the plane.

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[–] Sword-and-Shield 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The solution is critical thinking/analysis. You can tell when a review is non-biased and logical when the reviewer is objective. You are the one that is going to have to know which review is good, unfortunately there aren't that many that are good, this applies to every single product online.

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[–] Inque_Yutani 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Progressives are filth. Mentally ill subhumans. Break them up for organ transplants.

Yeah, progs, you want to toss about hate? You ain't seen nothing yet.

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[–] cyks 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That is fucking sick dude, just toss the organs out for the cats, don't put them into healthy humans!

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[–] Inque_Yutani 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Lol. Like a twilight zone episode where the organ takes over the recipient.

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[–] piratse 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I've seen both sides do this. That professor calling for white genocide had a bunch of people reviewing his class on the rate my professor site, and they never took his class.

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[–] Inque_Yutani 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah, it's called giving them their bullshit back. This is motherfucking war.

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[–] piratse 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And the cycle continues.

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[–] 0x4F [S] 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

To be fair, though, Rate My Professor also serves as a warning to other students looking to take a professor's class. If students have heard bad things about a professor from friends who've taken him, they in turn will write negative reviews based on their friend's experience. As this was a public controversy, I think it's a useful heads-up to any potential white students who might have the misfortune of ending up in his class, to let them know that he wants them to die. Just because they haven't literally been in class with him doesn't mean they don't know what kind of a shitty teacher -- in fact person -- he is. Different from, say, giving a bad review to a James Franco course because you didn't like The Interview.

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[–] 7392404? 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Uhg. Im tired of this bullshit.

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[–] prairie 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I like this reply to one of the reviews for How to be a financial grownup:

I think you were looking for the wrong book. The actual title of the one you were searching for is, "How to Be a Grownup".

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[–] 0x4F [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Ha, that's classic!

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[–] Helios-Apollo 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

1/10, it had the letters T-R-U-M-P in it.

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[–] BlueDrache 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Ignorance is a hallmark of the rabid left, especially those that would seek petty revenge. Mom's Basement dwelling keyboard warriors with more orange on their faces from Doritos and Cheetos than they complained about Trump having.

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[–] 0x4F [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Mom's Basement dwelling keyboard warriors with more orange on their faces from Doritos and Cheetos than they complained about Trump having.

And this is why I love Voat.

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[–] Ihateyuppies 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Fakespot.com! was told about this website recently. It is a great way to see if a Amazon product or yelp review page has bogus reviews.

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