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BenSheppard
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When you buy something you like off amazon that has 40 5 stars and 1 1 star you don’t even care about the 1 rating

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Endat
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I think the most recent update makes things a lot more clear
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^ Most people can see that it’s a good item, but a few people might have issues.. whether its a server issue, or a mental issue :P

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wickedpixel
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The problem is when you have a new file with only 3 ratings and one of them is 1star. That will look creepy.

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wp_workshop
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^ I agree with Endat. I mean this was the whole point of the new rating system.

I mean put yourself in buyers perspective. If some item has majority of 4 and 5 stars and just 1 one star rating, i would definitely consider buying it. IMHO this new rating system is great.

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h3design
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I know it´s not a too dramatic issue (and will most likely exist forever anyways), but like wickedpixel said, especially when a new item has only 3 ratings, and one of it is 1/5 because someone wants to harm your file, this might scare clients off very easily.

Btw ive also thought about buyers who enter a keyword and then sort by rating…
Therefore I always try to keep my rating 5/5 and encourage satisfied clients to rate my items.

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cooledition
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The true about 1 start rating without leaving a comment on the comments section.

Lets be honest. If you buy something that deserves 1 star, you will be very angry and you want everyone knows they should not buy that item, so you go and leave a very bad comment about your experience with the item so everybody can read it, it is like a revange.

This is not the case with the most 1 start ratings here on the marketplace. Most of the items with one 1 start rating have no negative comments on the item comments section. So that makes me think 2 things:

a. Someone who purchased your item to put it on a warez site for free.

b. An envious author who sell in the same category than you and probably your item is better or competing with his/her item.

I think option “b” is the most common reason of those 1 start ratings without negative comments on the item comments section…

So please, like h3design said “ISN´T IT TIME TO IMPLEMENT A FEATURE THAT ITS ONLY POSSIBLE TO RATE AN ITEM BELOW 3 STARS IF YOU GIVE A MULTI-LINE FEEDBACK IN WHICH YOU LIST WHY THE ITEM SHOULD HAVE 1/5 STARS ?”

Totally agree

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Dirtyflint
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I’m not worried about 1 star rating. The low rating remains on conscience of the appraiser.

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NoizMan
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I don’t understand why people buy the track and rate it 1 star. If you don’t like it… well… don’t buy it.

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weibergmedia
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Guys, guys, guys! Please stop whining :) That’s how rating works. Most potential buyers understand that if item has 10 5-stars and 1 1-star ratings than item is ok (and 1-star comes from noob).

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By the way, we need a “Like” button for posts ;)

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corsonr
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i totally agree, that’s not faire having an item rated 1 star just because the buyer didn’t take the time to read the documentation. I have a plugin with more 500 sales, and i can’t understand how i can get a one star rate on it, i’ve been working on it for months.

The point is that later people will not buy a plugin poorly rated.

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