View Poll Results: Do you think we should add a verified/unverified image?

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  1. #1
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    Talking A verified image on reviews? POLL.

    Lately I have been seeing a lot of reviews in the web hosting forum which is good. People are expressing their feelings about certain hosting companies etc.. But on some of those reviews the OP does not give a domain name, basically anything to verify that he is hosted with the company he is writing the review for.

    Now what I was thinking is for people that are actually looking for reviews to have an easier way of finding out what WHT things of the review without reading the whole thread. So if the OP does not provide enough information WHT would put an Unverified Review image or something somewhere in the post.

    Maybe we can add some type of a verified/unverified review image to the post?

    What do you guys think?

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    Sounds like a pretty good idea to me.

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    I agree with the concept, however, I believe we should have a dedicated forums for reviews e.g...

    Shared Hosting Provider Reviews
    Dedicated Server Provider Reviews
    VPS Provider Reviews

    Each forum could have a 'verification team' (5 or 6 members who verify each review, to free up moderators time)... Just an idea.

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    Well just giving the idea, but we can pitch in more ideas here and make up something. Hopefully the mods see this thread .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SercoNetworks View Post
    I agree with the concept, however, I believe we should have a dedicated forums for reviews e.g...

    Shared Hosting Provider Reviews
    Dedicated Server Provider Reviews
    VPS Provider Reviews

    Each forum could have a 'verification team' (5 or 6 members who verify each review, to free up moderators time)... Just an idea.
    I agree with this idea and surprised a specific forum for posting reviews doesn't already exist.
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    I agree with this concept, more and more fake reviews are popping up lately... which is really making WHT a rough community lately. I voted YES!!!

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    Oh o we have a NO!

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    excellent idea... It ll give the power of truth to every review posted here at WHT.
    i voted yes too.
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    Eh I don't know ... It would be nice, I put no because it may lead to more Crap on WHT anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TmzHosting View Post
    Oh o we have a NO!

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    still it ll help to differentiate between real reviews and spam.
    Last edited by Fakher; 03-02-2011 at 02:01 PM.
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    No you can look I don't post false reviews ! I've been a member for a long time .. I just hate when people do stuff like that and it shouldn't be necessary to have a verified/unverified image. WHT used to be a simple place to get knowledge...I don't know

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    i posted like that coz i thought, you ll never come up telling that you voted no. you did it so i edited my post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fakher View Post
    i posted like that coz i thought, you ll never come up telling that you voted no. you did it so i edited my post
    haha oooh gotcha! I posted just before you that I said no .

    The more I think about it, IT COULD be a great feature, and since there are so many hosts, and so many fake reviews, maybe... people suck and shouldn't abuse it though.

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    yes exactly, thats what the idea behind.
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    Well the poll doesn't let me change my vote! How about that for an added feature, vote change!

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    ok so currently they are all YES.
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    haha YUP! But rarely do people take the time to read a whole thread these days so I'm sure someone inevitably will say "who voted no" blah blah

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    Don't the mods already verify most reviews? I really don't see what an image verification would add to WHT?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyPenguin View Post
    Don't the mods already verify most reviews? I really don't see what an image verification would add to WHT?
    Yeah, it was my understanding that a review (thread or post) w/o verification is deleted, so not sure what the point is of having a verified/non-verified symbol. The non-verified reviews are deleted anyways and they should be, instead of being allowed to remain with a non-verified symbol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyPenguin View Post
    Don't the mods already verify most reviews? I really don't see what an image verification would add to WHT?
    Yes they do. But i have seen many that are still not verified and are just sitting there.

    Quote Originally Posted by WickedFactor View Post
    Yeah, it was my understanding that a review (thread or post) w/o verification is deleted, so not sure what the point is of having a verified/non-verified symbol. The non-verified reviews are deleted anyways and they should be, instead of being allowed to remain with a non-verified symbol.
    It would be easier for the person searching for the reviews to know if it's valid or not.

    So far YES is winning

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    Quote Originally Posted by TmzHosting View Post
    Yes they do. But i have seen many that are still not verified and are just sitting there.
    If there are unverified reviews floating about, it's most likely due to the lack of resources available to verify each and every review (I'm assuming). If that's the case, fixing the root cause would be to get additional volunteers on staff to help. Whether or not that's feasible is not my discretion, but adding verified/non-verified images to reviews certainly wouldn't help because there still has to be someone adding them in.

    Like I said above, in the ideal world, non-verified reviews should be deleted so no point for a non-verified image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedFactor View Post
    If there are unverified reviews floating about, it's most likely due to the lack of resources available to verify each and every review (I'm assuming). If that's the case, fixing the root cause would be to get additional volunteers on staff to help. Whether or not that's feasible is not my discretion, but adding verified/non-verified images to reviews certainly wouldn't help because there still has to be someone adding them in.

    Like I said above, in the ideal world, non-verified reviews should be deleted so no point for a non-verified image.
    Yes I would agree it would be safe to assume it is because there is a lack of resources. Granted it is a community run website and the moderators are all unpaid there are plenty of infractions/bans needed daily, weekly, and monthly!

    Unless someone can create an autovalidating process on the server for WHT! I smell a contest! That's where innovation for the forum can come from. WHT should create contests and the person(s) that come up with it get to moderate the forum.

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    ^ Interesting idea for some sort of auto-validating system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedFactor View Post
    ^ Interesting idea for some sort of auto-validating system.
    =] I'm a brain trust ... I just don't have the developmental skills to create such things. If I had an unlimited budget or a programming buddy there would be about 5 new online companies that make great money.

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    Haha, same here. Probably.

    Not sure how feasible an auto-validating system would be because "reviews" can still come in the form of a single post and not necessarily a new thread. It really seems there have to be humans screening the forum.

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