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Online reviews for the same item or business that have the same "tone" and style

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posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 08:48 AM
I have to look for a few items and a doctor/specialist and have been reading review for these. I've noticed that some of the reviews just have the exact same feel or tone when I read them, it is like the same voice in my head when I hear them like they are written by the same person or they are generic. The thing is that they all contain the same basic outline on what they say/cover like they follow a script for talking points, some are kind of odd to mention in a review and seeing many reviews for the same thing with these same talking points, just feels off. Then I read other reviews and my inner dialogue has a unique tone that seems like it is an authentic review and it just feels "natural". What I'm saying is that my inner dialogue seems to indicate if the review is real or not by the tone I hear it in, but IDK if I can rely on this or not. It's hard to explain if you don't experience it, but if you have read enough reviews then you might know what I mean.

Also in the reviews that seemed to have the same tone, they all didn't list a person's name and location, which the other reviews that seemed real did. The ones without name just had a city/town name and that was it and out of the 30+ reviews that had only a town/city, they all had this same tone, same content etc and just seemed fake. Then the ones with people's names just seemed realistic for some reason. I'm wondering if this is due to placing a name in the review and it is a result of my inner dialogue making it sound unique because it has a name, or if that is "too deep" of an explanation and these are just real reviews vs the fake ones that were created that have the same tone.

How many of you find yourselves reading reviews that you can tell are fake and do you ever have an inner dialogue change while reading them?

posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 09:49 AM
Yes lots of reviews are bought and paid for and written by the same people.

Nothing new or surprising here.

posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 11:11 AM
Absolutely! I experience the same thing.

I always take all online reviews with a grain of salt. On sites like Amazon, if there aren't at least 30 reviews, I don't really take them into much accounts. You have to be discerning.

edit on 2018 4 16 by incoserv because: I could.

posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 12:01 PM
a reply to: DigginFoTroof

I knew of a review for a small company that was written by the employee, pretending to be a customer.

posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 12:44 PM
a reply to: DigginFoTroof

A lot of reviews are copy and paste.

I recently bought a book from one of my favorite authors Raymond E. Feist and on the back it said "file under guilty pleasure" and guess what? at least four of the his other books (this man was writing before I was born) had the same review, not to mention the same words were used by different media sources! "file under guilty pleasure" -the guardian. "file under guilty pleasure" Washington post.

The problem is many "reviewers" need revenue so they are paid to turn a turd into a rainbow. Entertainment site IGN called The Last Jedi "amazing" despite the fact that all of my non Star Wars fan friends thought it was crap-and it was just that-a crap movie with poor pacing and editing-and being a huge Star Wars fan no rose colored glasses could've saved that movie.

Money talks when it comes to reviews.
edit on 16-4-2018 by Thecakeisalie because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 12:52 PM
The reviews for anything cannot be trusted anymore. Ask real people about these things, people often know is someone did or didn't help them. The thing is that a doctor might be good at diagnosing one thing and not good at another, some know some things way more than other things.

There are specialists but make sure to get sent to the right specialist by the doctor.

Once in a while, my daughter does reviews on things for Amazon, she gets paid for reviews when she does them, in a form of credit. That is for reviews on a product you bought. She can type a review in a minute, five bucks a shot. She types at about a hundred words a minute.
edit on 16-4-2018 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)

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