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(C|Net)   How to spot fake Amazon reviews. Bonus: Author's name is Dong, methinks I should be looking for fake cnet articles instead   (howto.cnet.com) divider line 5
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2012-11-27 09:37:48 AM
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abhorrent1: Amazon reviews went full retard long ago with everyone trying (most failing) to be witty and funny.


I find this Fark comment to be certainly true. My daughter, she is well versed in the common vernacular of the youth on the street, even uttered with no promoting on my part that it is "full of win!" In these tough economic times, it is wonderful to find that there are still valuable comments such as this one to lift our spirits dater than two shakes of a squirrel's nuts.

I would have given this comment five stars, but found the color to be slightly too mauve.
2012-11-27 08:58:09 AM
3 votes:
You can't MISS this classic...



ecx.images-amazon.com


/clicky pops
2012-11-27 09:43:22 AM
2 votes:
5/5
A+++++++++++

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2012-11-27 01:27:40 PM
1 votes:

ZeroCorpse: What can I say about this one? It's idiotic. Of course I offer information about features! Of course I extol the virtues of a product I particularly like! Of course I compare the product with its competition! Why? Because that's what people want from a consumer review!


If a review sounds like a press release, it probably is. Given what I've seen of Dongeroni's reviews, he's barely much better, and basically never seems to leave a negative review unless he had to pay for it.

/There are people who diss the Vine reviewers as being the same, but in my experience it's not at all the case, because it's Amazon basically paying you to review things, rather than the company.
2012-11-27 11:43:20 AM
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ZeroCorpse: I won't go into the personal details, but I'm among the top reviewers on Amazon...


Are you getting a kick out of the replies?

Seriously, though, I think a mirror accusation might be made of you, although I strongly doubt it's deserved. The so-called "pro" reviewer is poo-pooing the unpaid reviewer to put himself on a pedestal. The unpaid reviewer, on the other hand, invokes classism to give his reviews the appearance of down-to-earth, nothing-to-gain honesty. I point this out because your points read well without having to resort to that sort of measure.

That said, 5/5, would read again.
 
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