Re: How well should I trust user's response on a discussion board?
My tips on reading user reviews is to find out what people are saying BAD about something. A real written review is going to be pretty frank on what is good and what is bad about something. There is no such thing as a perfect product, and I'm more willing to trust when people are willing to discuss what they don't like about a product just as much as they are willing to talk about what they do like. I tend not to trust glowing reviews quite as much, not that I think they're company shills, but because they aren't giving me the full picture of the product.
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