Missing One of Your Reviews? Read Me! (Keep it here please)

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#1 Posted by digitaldame (5401 posts) -

Hi there GameSpotters.
It would appear that there are a few issues now with user reviews staying attached to your profiles. If you've noticed that one of your finely written reviews on a particular game has gone missing fear not, there may still be hope. Simply enter the following information and I will do my best to recover the review to your GameSpot account.

  • Name of the game
  • Platform for the game

Please note that these have to be done one at a time and by the hands of a staff member (like myself) I will do my best to keep up with the sheet but I am only one person for now. Thanks for understanding and happy posting!

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#2 Posted by GreySeal9 (28247 posts) -

Here's that Tales of the Abyss review.

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#3 Edited by Gelugon_baat (23456 posts) -

I am not sure how you are going to fix this manually for users like me, who have 184 user reviews which are given "rating" status instead of full user review status at this time of writing. I doubt that you have the time to go through them one by one.

If you want to go through them anyway though, the 184 user reviews which I have written and are missing from the main listing for "user reviews" but are listed as mere "ratings" can be seen here (you might need to click on the "Apply Filter" button once or twice). If they can be restored, the tally should match the number of user reviews associated with my account.

Thanks for reading this. :\

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#4 Posted by digitaldame (5401 posts) -

@Gelugon_baat: I don't know if I can fix it if just a score has been given. But I can restore user reviews (which is at least something in the meantime).

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#5 Edited by digitaldame (5401 posts) -

@Gelugon_baat: I don't know if I can fix it if just a score has been given. But I can restore user reviews (which is at least something in the meantime).

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#6 Posted by Gelugon_baat (23456 posts) -


Those user reviews are not mere scores. They were written user reviews of mine which were somehow downgraded to "rating" status.

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#7 Edited by BK2FUT (129 posts) -

The Last of US - PS3

Link to the review


I have other reviews that I can't recall and are no longer attached to my profile. My profile says I have 12 reviews and ratings

I'd say 10 of them are reviews

(EDITED BY ADMIN: TLOU was added to your profile)

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#8 Edited by BFKZ (1727 posts) -

Mine would be :-

  • Child Of Light - Xbox 360
  • Castlevania Lord Of Shadows 2 - Xbox 360

One more thing though, 3 pathetic excuses of reviews I wrote back in 2008 have come back to my profile even though I deleted them months ago, clicking on them through my profile does nothing though, but I want them obliterated.

(EDITED BY ADMIN: Both of those games are displaying on your profile. Also, I'm unsure why your deleted content is still showing for you and me. However, when you try and access the url from an account that isn't logged in, nothing comes up. I'll ask the devs to check this out in the meantime.)

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#9 Edited by supermajic (179 posts) -

I've written at least 30 reviews, possibly more, over 200 ratings too.

I've looked at a sample of maybe 10 random(ish) user profiles, linked from reviews they've written. About 6 linked to 0 reviews/ratings, the other 4 had almost all of their reviews/ratings misisng.

I appreciate the effort but it is a waste of time labor restoring them individually. I can google my username + gamespot or look at individual games and see my reviews and ratings still exist, just a matter of fixing the listings on profiles.

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#10 Edited by The-Apostle (12195 posts) -

Going off memory:

Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 - 360 or PS3

Lego Batman 2 (I think) - PS3

WWE 13 - PS3

WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 - PS3

(EDITED BY ADMIN: I wasn't able to find Lego Batman 2, and WWE 13 but added the other two)

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#11 Edited by DanielL5583 (1220 posts) -

Now, that's a problem, because I can't remember which games I actually reviewed.

However, I know I reviewed Final Fantasy VI (SNES), Super Metroid (SNES), System Shock 2 (PC), Metroid Prime (GC) and a few others whose names I have forgotten.

It would suck if I lost all of them...like, royally suck.

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#12 Posted by thorn3000 (326 posts) -

"Missing one of your reviews?"...more like missing all...which reviews I am missing, well when I go to my profile I see 0 reviews and 0 ratings today, I say today as it changes every week, why just last week I saw round 20 reviews and 5 ratings from 30 reviews and 450 ratings...anyway missing these https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=thorn3000%20gamespot and a lot of other ones which google does not list....honestly restoring them one by one is nonsense and it is IMPOSSIBLE (don't envy you if you were assigned this job)...you simply need to have a dev develop and run a proper script to do this, the reviews as well as ratings are there and simply their listing on the profiles was severed, there is no other way, otherwise you have just lost the whole review / rating community...

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#13 Posted by ooshellshock (25 posts) -

Any news on this topic? If the ratings & reviews are severed for good (ie: not visible in a customizable list via the user's profile)... then I think we have a right to be told that ASAP. Trying to reconnect every review & rating one-by-one is an insult to the problem.

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#14 Posted by supermajic (179 posts) -

Any update here? Have GS developers actually been informed? Problem doesn't seem to just be confined to reviews too... all my counts seemed to be totally bugged. Says I've made 86 forum posts, then only lists the 16 I've actually made.

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#15 Posted by isshiah (982 posts) -

Has any progress been made? I just noticed my 200 odd ratings had disappeared.

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#16 Posted by DBZxDiExHARD (27 posts) -

I am currently missing ALL of my reviews...These are the ones that I remember off the top of my head.

  • DragonBall Raging Blast 2 for PS3
  • DragonBall Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi for PS3
  • DragonBall Z: Burst Limit for PS3
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 for PS3
  • Mugen Souls for PS3
  • NIER for PS3
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PS3
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#17 Edited by The-Apostle (12195 posts) -

@The-Apostle said:

Going off memory:

Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4
360 or PS3

Lego Batman 2 (I think)

WWE 13

WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011

Okay, I didn't write reviews for WWE 13 or Lego Batman. However, there is one that's missing from this list:


I'm glad I had the sense to copy/paste all my reviews into Google Drive before the change.

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#18 Posted by JuneauEu (50 posts) -

Question, possible wrong place to post.

According to my profile I have 7 reviews, however when I click on Reviews, none show up? I have been tidying and updating my profile and I was going to bring across all my steam/facebook reviews onto Gamespot but I'd like to see what currently exists.

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#19 Edited by Tiwill44 (2524 posts) -

Umm... they're all gone. All my ratings just vanished. It's a barren wasteland.

[screams internally]

Edit: They're back. :)

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#20 Posted by benleslie5 (8652 posts) -

@Tiwill44 said:

Umm... they're all gone. All my ratings just vanished. It's a barren wasteland.

[screams internally]

Same above all of my reviews are gone too

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#22 Posted by Perth2008 (216 posts) -

@Tiwill44 said:
Edit: They're back. :)

No they are GONE AGAIN ... although all my ~100 reviews were back for me 12 hours ago but now only 12 showing.

Suggest closing the alternate thread on this topic here:


and redirecting here so Digital Dame can keep up with the status/issues under one umbrella.

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#23 Posted by digitaldame (5401 posts) -

I've added the following users to the list of cases that need to be examined by devs regarding the state of their reviews:

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#24 Posted by anarayan (351 posts) -

There was a Gamespot review for the GBA game Drill Dozer, but now it's gone. I don't have a review written for it, but it is on my Wish List. I wanted to read the GS review, but it doesn't appear in the reviews page of that game: http://www.gamespot.com/drill-dozer/reviews/

Hope this helps...

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#25 Posted by fursecu (154 posts) -

if my ratings are gone forever, than i shall see my way outta here

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#26 Edited by Cartr1dgeBased (489 posts) -

my 6-700 ratings are still missing. im assuming these ratings can/will never be restored?

not reviews. ratings.. only reason i come here (esp. now since half the links on this site take me to the homepage or refresh w/e page i was already on)

edit: lol. nvm, just saw that i've posted about this over 8 months ago.... they're all gone.

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#27 Posted by thorn3000 (326 posts) -

hey DigitalDame, wanted to say thanks, checked today and my 500 ratings have been restored, reviews seem fine for now...you putting me on that list must have helped, thanks for the help! hopefully everything will stay stable from now regarding the ratings, cheers!

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#28 Edited by anarayan (351 posts) -

This is not missing, per se, but it is related to the rating issue, so I thought I'd post it here.

I had 12 ratings when the site was migrated, and then deleted them. Now it says I have -12 ratings.

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#29 Edited by larkanderson (2227 posts) -

Hey all, we've released a change that return ratings to the reviews page in your profile by combining them into the list alongside your regular reviews. We'll be making a couple slight changes to copy next week to make it a bit more obvious which ones are reviews and which are ratings, but everything should be back now.

Please let me know if that isn't the case!