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Why do some reviews disapper from the Metal Archives?
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Author:  nonpointer [ Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Why do some reviews disapper from the Metal Archives?

Hi everyone,

I am submitting this post because I have noticed that some reviews have disappeared from the archives, and I think it would be nice to know whether there is any actual reason for it or else it is just some sort of technology-related glitch.
I am referring, for instance, to the previousy available reviews for the following albums:

Prototype - Catalyst
Vexovoid - Call of the starforger
Witheria - Infinite recollection

Any information on the subject would be truly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,

Alex

Author:  gasmask_colostomy [ Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Why do some reviews disapper from the Metal Archives?

Perhaps a mod will drop in to give you an official answer, but there are several reasons I’m aware of:

The review is deleted by the author
The author deletes their entire account
The review is deemed as failing to meet the site’s standards and is rejected after an initial acceptance

For a better explanation of the third possibility, you can have a look at the Review thread called Oven Fodder, which has a discussion of this subject.

Author:  nonpointer [ Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Why do some reviews disapper from the Metal Archives?

Thanks a lot for the explanation!

Author:  Derigin [ Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Why do some reviews disapper from the Metal Archives?

gasmask_colostomy wrote:
Perhaps a mod will drop in to give you an official answer, but there are several reasons I’m aware of:

The review is deleted by the author
The author deletes their entire account
The review is deemed as failing to meet the site’s standards and is rejected after an initial acceptance

For a better explanation of the third possibility, you can have a look at the Review thread called Oven Fodder, which has a discussion of this subject.

Yeah, that's pretty much it. 90% of the time, the review was removed by the reviewer. Maybe they don't want it on the site anymore, or they're no longer happy with its quality/substance, or they want to rewrite it for whatever reason... reviewers have the ability to remove their reviews at their leisure. The other 10% of the time it's like with what Gasmask just said, a review that was accidentally approved for the site is brought to our attention and then sent back to the reviewer to ask them to fix it.

I don't know the specifics about the reviews you brought up.

Author:  droneriot [ Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Why do some reviews disapper from the Metal Archives?

If you genuinely miss deleted reviews, depending on when they were written you can see most of them by clicking on "V1 version of this page."

Author:  nonpointer [ Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Why do some reviews disapper from the Metal Archives?

Thanks for the nice explanation and the cool tip!

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