I am a friendly, ambitious, spiritual, eclectic, musical, semi-activist woman. I read, write, meditate, rollerblade, and eat tofu.
You want to know how I rate? I will tell you because I am just that kind of person. I seem to rate against type more often than not - that is not my goal. I just want to stick to the rules of Epinions and be true to myself
Most Helpful - I don't feel like I will gain anything from reading another review in that category. In categories I am familiar with, it most likely means that your writing has wowed me and I have made a decision based solely on your review. In other cases it just means that you have thoroughly explained something and I am not interested whatsoever in it.
Very Helpful - Your review has educated me about something so completely that even if I have never experienced the subject of your review, I feel I could talk about it intelligently with someone who has.
Helpful - You have given me some idea of what the product is like, a general *feel* for it, even if I can't quite get the whole picture. Sometimes this happens when the review is way too long and takes a lot of non-relevant and uninteresting (to me of course) sidenotes. I can't get the feel for whatever it is because the amount of words has distracted me.(I am biased towards headings - sorry.)
Somewhat Helpful - I believe the author is trying to convey something about the product and I can tell if they had a positive or negative experience.
Not Helpful - I feel that the review is a waste of my time and the author had no intention of helping me understand his/her experience.
ZEE WEB OF TRUST - People in my web of trust are writers that I like to read. They are prolific, they rate well, and their presence on Epinions raises the standard for all of us.
That's all I know for now. buh-bye.