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Whose reviews do you trust the most?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by eNzim, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. eNzim

    eNzim Regular Member

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    When browsing the marketplace members can choose from tons of services and the amount of services make it pretty difficult to make the best decision.
    Not to mention that there are quite a few people who are giving misleading reviews usually due to their lack of experience.

    So, my question is:
    Who is that particular BHW member or mod etc. whose reviews are always spot on in your opinion?
     
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    You're opening a potential can of worms here my friend.

    It's Friday night, I'm enjoying a few nice, chilled toffee voddies, so I won't indulge here.
     
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    who wants to start a bhw secret shopper review site
     
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    It hard to say, I just look for certain things the service offers.

    If I think its good ill buy it.
     
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  7. eNzim

    eNzim Regular Member

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    The purpose isn't to create an unpleasant situation. Just curiosity. Btw good for you man, I'd accept a few beers as well..


    Unfortunately those are the only points of reference.
     
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    I scan the BST doing mental average of reviews. I don't even see who the author is, if a thread is 2 years old and has 1000 reviews it's probably not bad.
     
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    When buying a service thread, I typically look at the reviewer's post history in the marketplace. A legitimate purchase history instills a sense of confidence in me in regards to the service in consideration.

    I typically steer clear off of reviews put forth by serial review mongers.
     
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    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
     
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  11. Noah Hawryshko

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    In general, I use the expression (100((x/100)√y)) to determine service trustworthiness, where y is defined by the number of reviews by reputable members one deem's trustworthy, and x is defined by the minimum percentage you deem each reputable member to be so on their own terms.

    You can't trust anything but multiple accounts of independent attestation from reputable members. As a general rule, I assume a member is not reputable. If you investigate them and find that they constantly do things which are not in their own interest, like helping newbies with questions, reporting users that are breaking the rules, and writing informative guides or posts that demonstrate a high level of understanding without ulterior motive, then there is a high probability that they're trustworthy individuals. If you observe a bunch of probabilistically reputable members leaving positive reviews, then the chance that the product is as positive as they say it is growing exponentially per the above formula.
     
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  12. eNzim

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  13. Noah Hawryshko

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    Sorry... bad habit of going off on tangents. :p
     
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    PM/contact several MODs and that's it. Only one maybe not enough.