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"Now, we’re well aware that a lot of people either don’t have time or simply don’t want to read a huge wall of text. So we will introduce a tl;dr pros & cons section at the bottom of our reviews, so you can quickly take away the key points from the review without necessarily reading the whole thing."

I know it's not my place to say this, as I don't run a website, but I really don't agree with this. I don't feel like a writer's hard work and effort should be cheapened just because someone is to lazy to, or doesn't have the time to, read the review. To me, it's just as bad as a review score. If someone can't be bothered to read a full review, then they don't deserve to know what it says. If they don't have the time, they can just read it later. That's the great thing about written reviews; they're there to stay.

I do think that taking out review scores is better than nothing, and it's a great first step towards a better environment of which to share opinions, but a big reason why I've personally stopped including tl;dr's in my threads is because people will often skim to the bottom of the post, only read the bullet points, and then respond with criticisms on my opinion that are already addressed in the full work.

People treat the tl;dr as if it's the full review and ignore the carefully crafted string of opinion and thought that precedes it. I just don't think that's fair to the writer.



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Maybe I'll even try posting on the forums again!



Machina said:

Non-scoring System for Reviews

We’ve (the review team) come to the decision that we should no longer score our reviews. There are several reasons for this, including the fact that scores seems to increasingly detract from the actual written content of game reviews, and also that individual reviewers naturally have different opinions on titles; differences of opinion that we find hard to explain to our readers, especially at GotY time.

Now, we’re well aware that a lot of people either don’t have time or simply don’t want to read a huge wall of text. So we will introduce a tl;dr pros & cons section at the bottom of our reviews, so you can quickly take away the key points from the review without necessarily reading the whole thing.

Nice to see more and more sites embrace this eview method.

Also, there's one thing I've been meaning to suggest when it comes to Site improvements.
When you browse through a members posts in their profile, (you usually can't see the full post there, so you have to go to the topic they wrote it in) clicking on the post doesn't seem to take you to their actual post. This can be quite an inconvenience in large threads where you have to scan page after page for that particulat post you might want to read.
The same problem seems to occur on your VGChartz Buddy when you get an alert that someone replied to one of your posts. Clicking on it doesn't take you to the reply, and you have to manually find it.

I'm sure there's a way to make it so that these clicks take you right to the desired post.
Maybe I'll write to Trucks about it.



Any plans for a mobile browser? That is one area where Neogaf is far ahead. When I'm browsing with my phone I am almost forced to visit there instead.




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naznatips said:

Maybe I'll even try posting on the forums again!


You have been missed.

You too, Machina.



Who will do the reviews?



platformmaster918 said:
Any plans for a mobile browser? That is one area where Neogaf is far ahead. When I'm browsing with my phone I am almost forced to visit there instead.

It's already been confirmed earlier in the thread to be coming, but here it is again.

It's coming.



 

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Hiku said:
Machina said:

Non-scoring System for Reviews

We’ve (the review team) come to the decision that we should no longer score our reviews. There are several reasons for this, including the fact that scores seems to increasingly detract from the actual written content of game reviews, and also that individual reviewers naturally have different opinions on titles; differences of opinion that we find hard to explain to our readers, especially at GotY time.

Now, we’re well aware that a lot of people either don’t have time or simply don’t want to read a huge wall of text. So we will introduce a tl;dr pros & cons section at the bottom of our reviews, so you can quickly take away the key points from the review without necessarily reading the whole thing.

Nice to see more and more sites embrace this eview method.

Also, there's one thing I've been meaning to suggest when it comes to Site improvements.
When you browse through a members posts in their profile, (you usually can't see the full post there, so you have to go to the topic they wrote it in) clicking on the post doesn't seem to take you to their actual post. This can be quite an inconvenience in large threads where you have to scan page after page for that particulat post you might want to read.
The same problem seems to occur on your VGChartz Buddy when you get an alert that someone replied to one of your posts. Clicking on it doesn't take you to the reply, and you have to manually find it.

I'm sure there's a way to make it so that these clicks take you right to the desired post.
Maybe I'll write to Trucks about it.

That is annoying specially when the thread in question has recieved 100+ posts in the meantime! Finding the reply in all those new posts is simply too annoying and I've had that happen just a few days ago!



                
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Kerotan said:
ioi said:
Mobile version will be on the cards yes

Any chance you can stop the site downloading random files to my phone? 

That'd be great.
Gladly I set the files to open with the Google Play so I can avoid the download as soon as it tries to start, but man that's annoying.