You are bound to abide by certain rules when reviewing and rating. These rules have been summarized in this list, which should be helpful in writing appropriate reviews.
The rules were last changed on September 12th, 2007. If any rules are added, or changed in a significant way, it will be announced on the news.
“The truth is that everything that can be accomplished by showing a person when he's wrong, ten times as much can be accomplished by showing him where he is right.”~ Robert T. Allen
Quick reviews were added so that reviewers can be able to rate a download without having to explain their reasons. They were also added since several of those who have uploaded files to J2O have suggested that it is better to have short reviews than no reviews at all.
Because quick reviews don't require any explanations, they do not count towards a user's rank. Additionally, when a download has any normal reviews, each quick review is worth 25% of a normal review. While quick reviews may help the author of an upload, you are still strongly encouraged to write normal reviews whenever you can. But, as mentioned before, any review is better than no review!
To write a quick review, you have to check the quick review box when you edit or submit a review.
Note: Quick reviews are under the same rules as normal reviews, and any review that violates a rule will be edited.
A featured review is a rated non-quick review that has a Helpful Index (HI) of at least 10 and has the highest HI for a particular download. Each download can have at most one featured review.
The HI is determined by the helpful votes a review gets. Getting at least four positive votes results in a 12 HI, thus making the review become featured. Those who write quality reviews soon after an upload is available have the greatest chance of getting their review featured.
To learn how featured reviews and helpful votes affect reviewer ranks, see the page explaining this particular concept.
Enjoy reviewing! ;)
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