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  1. BuzzStarField's Avatar
    Thing is... The whole point of app reviews is NOT to make the dev feel good through undeserved reviews. Its NOT to artificially inflate the quantity and quality of PB apps through misleading reviews.

    The point of them is to reward quality developers, and to let consumers know which apps are worth their time and money.

    And I can think of plenty of free apps, that didn't deserve more than one star, despite being free or costing one dollar.
    Well said.

    There are only four problems (and I can't think of any solutions):
    1. There are developers (one is too many) who manipulate reviews to make their app look better than it is.
    2. There are consumers (not many) who abuse their right to pass judgement on an app and try to make an app look worse than it is
    3. Not enough consumers exercise their right to leave good reviews for good apps that they like.
    4. The above three problems result in consumers (most of them) who are extremely cynical about the whole review process.
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