COMPLETELY agree. I also found this the case on travel sites reviewing accomodation. I found myself often having to click on the reviewer’s link to find out whether their review was actually valid or whether they were being unreasonable. Is there a website where one can review the quality of a reviewer’s reviews?
The problem with the modern online phenomenon of collating a shitload of opinions into a single unifying score is that not every opinion in the world is worth listening to. Most people are idiots, and yet we’re powerless to prevent their idiotic assessments contaminating the feedback pool. And even the ones that aren’t idiots may have tastes and proclivities rather different to my own, making their opinion on a place, service or piece of entertainment pretty irrelevant. But everyone gets to influence the average score – no matter how arse-clenchingly ridiculous their appraisal.
The biggest blood-boiler when trying to sift through the moronic ramblings of people who assume their opinions matter to me, are the contributors who decide to rant and rave and give an average-decimating score due to something completely petty or irrelevant.
You cannot give a Blu Ray player one star because a courier company messed up its…
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