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    Posted: Jun/06/2010 at 7:06pm
My brother just bought like 3 shorts and 2 shirts, bindings, and a snowboard SS. He got them yesterday. Anyway he told me he was putting up reviews for them, which he did. And before today I didnt have any spam on messages or product reviews. Know I do. Soo whats up? Im here saying hes worn all of these clothes publicly and has gotten to know what they are like, so why did one of his reviews get a spam? Because hes put in full amount of review points per day? I kinda find that BS. Just asking if a mod can take that away cuz it's not right. I don't, nor my brother, (who is 22), abuse the point systems. We write reviews on things we have, on things we have experienced.  PLEASE TAKE THIS SPAM AWAY. 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/06/2010 at 7:12pm
Same thing has happened to me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/06/2010 at 7:14pm
Ok and another thing... Ive been with sierra snowboard for almost a freaking year. I can understand it happening to a lift op, but not someone who has been dedicated to SS for a long time. Ive bought all my boards, coats, pants, and boots from SS. Kinda BS thank you!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/06/2010 at 7:15pm
Maybe the review was just useless? 

spam is not just posting reviews on something you don't own but also reviews that are not helpful to others.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/06/2010 at 7:16pm
yeah that happend to one of my friends too.  It really sucks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/06/2010 at 7:17pm
did you review a board without using it? because ive heard of that happening. im not saying you did, but its just that you mention buying a board and reviewing things. maybe you review aboard without using it and thats like instant spam flag.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/06/2010 at 10:19pm
actually you can post a rewiew on something you want to own, if you tell the public why you want to own it. anyways, good luck guys.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/06/2010 at 11:33pm
^^

You sure about that? You can't really review something you don't own, unless you demoed the product. Cause the purpose of a review is to give an in-depth analysis of the product so other people can judge whether they want to spend their valuable money on that item
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/06/2010 at 11:36pm
that happened to me a few times.  it just happens.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/06/2010 at 11:37pm
Originally posted by snowboardJoffa

actually you can post a rewiew on something you want to own, if you tell the public why you want to own it. anyways, good luck guys.

yeah you're right.  you can post a review on something you want to own, but it will get flagged pretty quickly.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/07/2010 at 12:07am
I had three of my reviews of products i used to use get flagged even though they were legit and i have not written reviews shorter than 2 sentences at least. Now i cant even go back and look at the review to see what i did wrong.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/07/2010 at 12:17am
Simple answer. If your reviews are useless or deemed crap they will be flagged. Just because you think it may be honest and legit doesn't mean others will. Just learn to write better reviews that others will think are useful.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/07/2010 at 12:47am
i think i saw that review. it said "my new favorite shorts"

-just because you own the item does not make the review 'legit'
-not everything needs a review (like the sierra gift card)


the reviews are there to help people make an informed decision on purchasing gear. if you have nothing worthy to post that you think will help, don't post a review. its pretty simple.

remember that if you let others use your account, be it to write a review or post in threads, it's your responsibility.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/07/2010 at 1:39am
The "I own" or "I demo" options are redundant because the only thing that matters is if you used the item. No one cares if u own an item if it's sitting in ur closet collecting dust during the summer.

I've bought 240 points worth of stuff on Sierra in the last 2 months (that's 2400 bux) and i've only written 3 reviews. Why? Because it's frigging hot now in japan and I haven't tested the items yet. I thought about writing reviews for my clothing items based on it's specs (ie - pocket sizes/locations, material, zipper, warmth, fit, weight) but it seemed dumb without trying em in boarding conditions so I gave it up. Sierra has a great point system going on... Don't abuse it.

And to the op, u seem like a real articulate guy from ur posts so I'm sure u can beef up your reviews with more info np.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/07/2010 at 2:49am
Originally posted by Ginger

My brother just bought like 3 shorts and 2 shirts, bindings, and a snowboard SS. He got them yesterday. Anyway he told me he was putting up reviews for them, which he did. And before today I didnt have any spam on messages or product reviews. Know I do. Soo whats up? Im here saying hes worn all of these clothes publicly and has gotten to know what they are like, so why did one of his reviews get a spam? Because hes put in full amount of review points per day? I kinda find that BS. Just asking if a mod can take that away cuz it's not right. I don't, nor my brother, (who is 22), abuse the point systems. We write reviews on things we have, on things we have experienced.  PLEASE TAKE THIS SPAM AWAY. 
 
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The same has happened to us. The flagging system is very flawed, arbitrary and jedgmental. Just the let the reviews stand on their own merits.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/07/2010 at 2:51am
Concerns, comments, etc. about Review Spam: http://www.sierrasnowboard.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=25537
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/07/2010 at 5:34am
Originally posted by Ginger

My brother just bought like 3 shorts and 2 shirts, bindings, and a snowboard SS. He got them yesterday. Anyway he told me he was putting up reviews for them, which he did. And before today I didnt have any spam on messages or product reviews. Know I do. Soo whats up? Im here saying hes worn all of these clothes publicly and has gotten to know what they are like, so why did one of his reviews get a spam? Because hes put in full amount of review points per day? I kinda find that BS. Just asking if a mod can take that away cuz it's not right. I don't, nor my brother, (who is 22), abuse the point systems. We write reviews on things we have, on things we have experienced.  PLEASE TAKE THIS SPAM AWAY. 
 
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So let me get this straight he wore 3 different pairs of shorts and 2 shirts in one day and got to know what they are like that fast?  Something aint adding up Ginger.
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