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Reviews need moderating

Discussion in 'Tes Authors' Group' started by MathSci, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. MathSci

    MathSci New commenter

    I have seen some very good resources given 2 or 3 stars by people without justifying their choice. There could be hidden motives.
    physicsfairy, MosaiK and FullShelf like this.
  2. ajs12345

    ajs12345 New commenter

    Couldn’t agree more. Likewise, there’s some mediocre resources with 3 or 4 extremely complimentary reviews and guess what? Go on any other of that seller’s resources and you’ll find the same reviewers heaping praise. Usually staff they work with or mates doing them a favour.

    There’s a lot of foul play out there.
    nwilkin and FullShelf like this.
  3. MosaiK

    MosaiK Occasional commenter

    I also wonder if it may be a good idea (@tes), if buyers could contact us in a different way than just through the review system. ;) Sometimes buyers may just have a question about something missing or gone wrong or need clarification and that should justify a contact opportunity rather than having to leave a bad review.
    We can all make mistakes, but mistakes don't mean our resources are bad. :eek:
  4. extra golden-time

    extra golden-time New commenter

    Ha ha! You are so right. But why put this sort of common sense thinking into to place when you can invest your time into clawing back money from sellers.
    MosaiK likes this.
  5. GoGoTeacherArms

    GoGoTeacherArms Occasional commenter

    I have received a series of one star reviews in the past week. I am all for constructive feedback and criticism. However, when resources are given one star because a link supposedly doesn't work (it does) or the buyer downloaded a smartboard file, thinking it was a PowerPoint file, I find it unacceptable. As such, I've sadly decided to delete all of my resources. I left teaching a couple of years back and I don't sell vast swathes of resources in any case. Nevertheless, the review system needs a huge overhaul. But I feel that this won't be a priority for TES because they are making a decent amount of money from their cut of resource sales. It's a shame.
    Mrsmumbles and vcurrie19 like this.
  6. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    I feel a bit like a child sitting an exam with this star system. People often freely give their work to benefit others. Isn't the best that they can give good enough? We are adults after all.
    Dodros likes this.

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