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#108

Actually, the two sections are apart even on the Viki website. They are just one under the other.

The section for Reviews and Ratings looks like this:

While the section for Comments has its own separate field for entering text.

The truth of the matter is, because Comments are under Reviews, they’re clearly down prioritised by Viki. A random user is going to write a Review and not even know there is such a thing as a Comment.


#109

one more reason is that as soon as you’re done watching a show, Viki prompts you with that ‘Wanna Rate this Show?’ page, so even people who don’t really want or know how to review might just give it 1 or 10 stars to leave the page. I do that with WhatsApp and Teams feedback pages(that ‘Rate Your Experience’ page that pops up after you finish a call), what’s to stop people from doing it on Viki?


#110

Okay I’m a little mad over the fact that Kiss Goblin went from being rated 9.6 to 9.3
To be fair, it deserves a 9.3, but you can blame my being emotionally connected to it :joy:. I seriously loved the filler-ness of it. Short and sweet fluffy candy.
However, THIS is what annoys me(I’m just letting of steam, so not everything might be coherent :grimacing:):
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okay, the show is for 14-18 year olds. So is it BAD for 14-18 year olds? Why bring down the rating because it doesn’t cater to your age group?

If teleporting and time travelling isn’t your thing DON’T RATE IT! I feel like ratings should be done by people who take production, acting as well as STRENGTH of storyline instead of what the storyline is. Why bring down a rating just because you hate the genre itself?

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This doesn’t even need explanation :roll_eyes: yes, rate it low because it’s too short.

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She didn’t get choked and everyone’s stories pretty much ended well.

Of my soapbox. I apologize for taking your time.


#111

https://support.viki.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000175408-Reviews-guidelines-and-best-practices

Once again, something useful is buried inside Help Center.


#112

Is it just me or has Viki done some changes? I watched a few movies here on Viki recently, and the “Rate this show” page never showed up at the end.

If this is a real change, I’m grateful. This will surely cut down on a lot of unwanted, unnecessary “reviews”


#113

So now Reviews section is also up for conversations? :kissing:


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#114

Aaaargh! This is a new low.


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#115


They really are on a thread like no other, :sob::joy::rofl::rofl: I am done! :rofl:


#116

Pure poetry! I am awestruck by the intricacy of their thinking processes. :nerd_face:


#117

Why can someone write a review on a drama that is not yet available? And I can’t. I can’t even if the drama isn’t available in my region, although I may have seen it elsewhere.


#118

I was pleasantly surprised with the “Melancholia” page: reviews weren’t available before the drama aired. I’m sorry I didn’t make a screenshot, because now of course it’s airing and reviews are there. The main talk is, again, about the age gap between the actors, just like in Young Lady and a Gentleman, and moreover why there will be a romance between ex teacher with her ex student which American reviewers find gross.


#119

I try to stay away from MDL reviews. I’ve watched shows that I absolutely loved but then see reviews bashing it for the littlest things. Esp. the comments about a plot not being realistic enough… Like, hello? You’re watching a DRAMA. This is not a documentary.

I understand not a lot of people like plots that have lots of cliches, but that’s the whole point of a work of fiction.


#120

Oh this is ONE thing that just keeps getting on my nerves!!:rage::rage: Everyone seems to want to have a “unique” opinion, and that makes them say the weirdest things. I just can’t understand why they’re so obsessed with everything being “realistic” and 100% politically correct about every single thing :roll_eyes: They just suck out all the fun of watching dramas and being entertained. I have no problem if someone wants to voice their opinions, but over-exaggerating the tiniest details really throws a wet blanket over the fun I could have had watching the drama.


#121

It gives me a pre-bias feeling about a drama and I hate it. I start scrutinizing all the things they point out when I wouldn’t think much of it normally.


#122

That’s why I don’t read MDL reviews, I only skim reviews here looking for certain thing that irritate me, nasty love rivals and horrid mother-in-laws irk me too much, lol So often other things are blown out of proportion, age gaps being a big one.


#123

It’s the double-edged sword of reading reviews. I read them because I have to know if it is a good ending. I do not do sad or tragic, and I don’t want to be blind-sided. But that also means I come across too much information about other things, too. I’ve just learned to take everything with a grain of salt.


#124

Agree, same! If there’s an ex that takes up too much screentime, I skip. MIL are extremely annoying.

The age gap haters are odd. People want the leads to be same age or 1-2 year difference but as soon as it’s anything more than 3 they draw the line. :roll_eyes:

Most of the time if there is a big age gap, like 5+ years, it will be listed in the drama details. Why do people even bother leaving complaints?


#125

i skim through the reviews and then check the comments because someone always asks about the ending


#126

I do the same on MDL. It really depends on how familiar I am with a drama beforehand anyway. If I’m completely unfamiliar, I will do more in-depth ‘research’. :grin:


#127

If something looks suspiciously like it’ll have a tragic ending, I go read recaps of the ending.

Thank goodness for ppl who do recaps. (Don’t bother with reviews lol)