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FlixFlix515 karma

First I was like "why is she calling these things so affectionately?" but then I looked it up:

bombie - an unexploded bomblet; e.g. "unexploded bomblets known in Laos as 'bombies' caused farmers to fear cultivating their fields"

bomblet, cluster bomblet - one of the smaller bombs that are released from a cluster bomb

Below is a picture of unexploded cluster sub-munition. This one was accidentally left behind by the MAG clearance team (flagpole hole). Plain of Jars, Laos:


FlixFlix90 karma

Often when something becomes too popular, it is UTTERLY RUINED (haha) by its own popularity. See reddit.com ;) Or supplementreviews.com

The ReviewMeta site itself is of course shielded because it has no user-generated content, but what do you think will happen to the way unscrupulous sellers try to game the system?

FlixFlix71 karma

Let's do a little wet dreaming this morning...

  1. How could you improve ReviewMeta if you had access to ALL the data Amazon has? I mean literally everything, including exact time reviews are submitted, full user profile info, full purchase history, even IP addresses.
  2. What are some data that would be especially useful in spotting fake unnatural reviews?

FlixFlix66 karma

You can use ReviewMeta by copying and pasting any Amazon product URL into the search bar at ReviewMeta.com.


I'm planning on overhauling the extension in the coming months

Is that why you chose not to plug the extension in the post details?

Anyway, if you do overhaul, be careful when designing how RM inserts itself. Look at FakeSpot for clues on how NOT to do it (way too intrusive!) and ask for UX suggestions (even here on reddit) before you start.

FlixFlix13 karma

I think we can all agree that Amazon could do A LOT more to filter out worthless reviews, especially since they have access to much more internal data. Do you suspect that Amazon simply doesn't care THAT much about unnatural reviews, or rather that their calculations show that cracking down harder would affect sales too much?