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Aaron Cowdery @Chakra-X

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You People Suck at Reviewing/Voting

Posted by Chakra-X - October 11th, 2009


"Oh hey, that movie was pretty good, I'll give it a 3...WTF IT HAS A 4.46 SCORE, ZEROOOO! That way, it'll be closer to what I think is best. That'll show em :)"

I am guilty of this too, but usually I find myself giving 5s to movies that deserve a higher rating :/. I mean, you don't see movie critics looking at a metacritic score of 97% and giving it a shit review just to lower the average rating to what THEY think is good. It's suppose to be an AVERAGE of what people naturally think, so by voting 0 (or 5) when you actually want to give it a 3 or something defeats the purpose. So a bunch of fanboys want to 5 a movie that has their favorite character/author in it...That's the majority for you. Deal with it and stop trying to cheat it.

Speaking of fanboys...

"lol this was hilarious" TEN


"Shadow should have won >:(" ZERO

Would it hurt to at least tell WHY you like it? or a (real) reason to how it should be improved? This is not YouTube. I tend to write at least a paragraph, but a simple"I really enjoyed this. While the animation could be a bit more believable, the story and action kept me watching the entire time. Keep at it" is just fine.

This is why they did not want NGers voting...SEE WHAT I DID THERE?

So to completely throw my dignity away, I recently collected all the Chaos Emeralds to become Super Chakra-x

I got these from here:

http://www.incrediblegifts.com/crgldis hpa.html

You People Suck at Reviewing/Voting


this is me commenting on someones post: 1st

I seem to have lost my pubic hair; do you know where it is?

You know the fan boys won't listen to you. They are just too ignorant to accept the fact that the information givin within this paragraph is 100% true. OH SHIIITZ THE CHAOS EMERALDS. NOW U WILLZ GAIN ULTIMATE POWERZ :DDDD

You people?? What do you mean "You People"?!

I wish you would've posted this earlier... :(

Very well put, sir! I'm trying to work on my reviews as well.

I'd write something here to compliment your point, but I've lost my faith in giving any credit to Newgrounds users. If they could they'd just 0/5 or 5/5 your post just to spite you. It would be cool to see the rating percentages, like how many 0's and how many 3's or 5's though, it would really drive your point home.

Now *that* is a good idea. I would love to see what individual scores I am getting. You should seriously pitch that to Tom just to see what he thinks.

yeah i agree. people just give 10s with barely any text and its useless. i actually find most negative reviews to be the most thought out and long with good criticisms

just for the record movie critic do indeed do that.

Oh my God, I finally found someone on this sight who feels the same way. It's in my post too, which I really should update, it's been months. My god man, it's awesome to know there's someone out there who gives an honest damn. I try and give good review too, but I should really stop only watching the good videos and giving 10's because they're the thingsthat are A) awesome, B) Full of heartfelt meaning, or C) show someone's talent. I need to go back to basics and start reviewing stuff fresh off the post. And I have you to thank for that. So in final words, for god's sake people, listen to this guy, give better reviews. For me, for yourself, for the artists, and for god's sake, stop typing in all caps and just quoting stuff in reviews. Bad form.

P.S. I'm a big Sonic Fan, and I love your series.

More like GAYos Emeralds.
And I feel it's up to the smart people to just stick to the reviewing etiquette, the fanboys'll dry up eventually. There's only so many sloppy Sonic/Shadow Fanfiction spin-off adventures to puke out.

Took you this long to realize the community here, for the most part, is shit?

Too bad you don't have a Master Emerald. Now, where did you buy them, so I may rape their shit?

I've known it for awhile, I actually do not think I am saying anything people did not already know. But when it comes to voting, people forget it's suppose to be an average of what people think, not "what the overall score should be according to you".

www.incdrediblegifts.com I got the 3 1/4" ones.

There's a couple of problems.

1. You are allowed to vote multiple times.
2. Non-registered users can vote. Also see #1 - multiple times.
3. reviews count for shit.

What really needs to happen is that the whole vote system be completely scrapped. Instead, it should be review only. This solves all of the problems you cited - people don't review just 0 or 10. They tend to put more realistic scores. You can also only review once.

The problem with reviews is that most tend to be worthless, and in many cases, review scores aren't really indicative of the quality of the submission. For example, see any submitted by DD, CC, etc. WIth very few exceptions, they should all be 0. And yet, there are reviews with a rating of 10. So, with that in mind, there needs to be a way to have reviews removed for obvious uselessness. For example, if a review simply consists of "awesome" or "crap", then delete it. If there's a review praising some aspect of the flash that isn't even present, IE: it's just a flashing cat picture with shitty techno in the background, and the review talks about plot, then there should be a way to get rid of that review.

But that's just me.

I know this is really off topic but...you should start making a new series of animation.....your very talented but you don't want to continue....should be the return of nazo or something lol that would be cool or a new threat! Create something else a new enemy for sonic and shadow develop new transformations...hope you get to make new flashes soon

I do plan on making more flashes, just no more Sonic ones

Holy crap Where did you get those?!

F-22Pilot4456 has some serious issues....don't comment ever again

Awww F**K I only have a BLUE 1!!!

But ur series was awesome cuz the animation was great, the storyline was believable and U kept the personality of teh characters. Great ending, great delivery. Hop this makes u feel better even tho I gave U a review about 1 2 3 years ago lol!!!

I gave u a 10 and a 5 anyways

thats funny,Super Chakra-X.Man.I want to collect the chaos emeralds.But i have something better than chaos emeralds,The master emerald.Hahaha.I dont know why i am telling you this.Yea.Wat's scary is that Knuckles watches everything i do,it's creepy.I also have the saphire emerald.Yea.

OMG! Chakra-X has got all the 7 emeralds. Now he can turn Super Chakra-X.

The X will sound cooler 100X!


Dude while telling why you liked it is nice somtimes you really don't have to, cuaes it's obvious what people like about it, but I can't say the same about the people who just write, THIS SUCKED!!!!!!!!!!0000000000 But anyways awesome emeralds, I have the white, red and yellow one. So how could you have possibly became super Chakra-X!!?? O_o

Actually I specifically want to know what they like about my movie. The animation? The fight scenes? Okay, which one? All of them? Okay why?

I like to nail down the specifics to see how to do better and what people want.

Oh. I'll need about 50 over sized golden rings to keep being Super Chakra-X >:D

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