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Post by poeman9 » 09 Jun 2018, 07:56

Could you add the age or grade of the reviewer? Many reviews, so far, sound like grade schoolers rather than enthusiastic readers.
Thank you.
JR

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Post by PlanetHauth » 09 Jun 2018, 23:40

Why does the reviewer's age affect the review? Plus, there are many folks I've seen on OBC who are not from English-speaking countries, so English isn't their first language, which maybe be these "grade schoolers" you're referring too. Their age more than likely has nothing to do with their abilities.
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Post by AmySmiles » 13 Jun 2018, 09:15

PlanetHauth wrote:
09 Jun 2018, 23:40
Why does the reviewer's age affect the review? Plus, there are many folks I've seen on OBC who are not from English-speaking countries, so English isn't their first language, which maybe be these "grade schoolers" you're referring too. Their age more than likely has nothing to do with their abilities.
poeman9 wrote:
09 Jun 2018, 07:56
Could you add the age or grade of the reviewer? Many reviews, so far, sound like grade schoolers rather than enthusiastic readers.
Thank you.
JR
I agree with PlanetHauth, the age of the reviewer shouldn't matter. There could be"grade schoolers" that write better than senior citizens. Age is not really an indication of how well a person writes. I personally don't want my age posted to my reviews, nor do I care what the age is of the reviews that I read.
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Post by kfwilson6 » 15 Jun 2018, 08:42

poeman9 wrote:
09 Jun 2018, 07:56
Could you add the age or grade of the reviewer? Many reviews, so far, sound like grade schoolers rather than enthusiastic readers.
Thank you.
JR
If reviewers choose to show their age on their profile you can see it by clicking on their user name. Not that I'm indicating I think age is relevant in the way you are saying, just providing info on what is accessible. Not everyone chooses to reveal their age so you won't see a spot for it on their profile if they didn't provide that info.

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