Reviews/ratings disappeared.

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#1 Edited by Mikey2K10 (116 posts) -

I went to check my reviews a few minutes ago (of which there are 72, and it still displays that number beside the link), and the page is completely empty, with a title saying "tis but a barren wasteland", along with the option of creating a review. I sincerely hope this is merely a temporary glitch, otherwise I have lost my reviews. Has anybody run into the same problem?

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#2 Posted by Azghouls (813 posts) -

Yep me too - my reviews are just a 'barren wasteland'. Tis I'm unable to view my reviews.

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#3 Edited by Gelugon_baat (24039 posts) -
@Azghouls said:

Yep me too - my reviews are just a 'barren wasteland'. Tis I'm unable to view my reviews.

You can - you must have your listing show both "reviews and ratings". Unfortunately, your list is more than likely to be jumbled up anyway, even if you try to sort it.

GlitchSpot earns its nickname - again.

UPDATE: So... I have been going around, "editing" some of my user reviews which had been relabeled by GameSpot's schizophrenic system as "ratings". I merely went into edit mode and went back out for some user reviews.

They were re-listed as user reviews instead of just ratings.

Unfortunately, this might mean that any solution can only be implemented user-side.

UPDATE 2: ****, I want to try to fix this problem for my own user reviews myself, but I am flooding people on my friends' list with notifications.

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#4 Edited by Cartr1dgeBased (489 posts) -

yea. i lost over 600. really the only reason i use this site.

even though after the last update all the platforms of my ratings were random as all hell and inaccurate.

seriously pissed. they better fix it.

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#5 Posted by antipunt1 (1288 posts) -

This has happened to me as well. Please tell me this is a temp thing because that's a lot of work down the potty.

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#6 Posted by Gelugon_baat (24039 posts) -

@antipunt1: @Cartr1dgeBased:

Your works are still there - they have -somehow- been re-labelled as user ratings.

Also, I would like to report here that the number next to the "Reviews & Ratings" is utterly broken.

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#7 Posted by BFKZ (1726 posts) -

Same Issue here, any review I wrote before today is not there anymore, as long as they come back at some point, it's cool.

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#8 Edited by Azghouls (813 posts) -

@BFKZ: They're still there mate - @Gelugon_baat kindly gave me 100 plus updates via his work-around :)

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#9 Posted by BFKZ (1726 posts) -

@Azghouls great, where might I find this work-around?

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#10 Posted by Gelugon_baat (24039 posts) -

@BFKZ:

@Azghouls said:

@BFKZ: They're still there mate - @Gelugon_baat kindly gave me 100 plus updates via his work-around :)

It's a tedious work-around involving re-editing every user review which has been mistakenly labelled "user ratings".

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#11 Posted by Cartr1dgeBased (489 posts) -

@Gelugon_baat: they were all ratings to begin with. when i go to ratings and reviews show: reviews & ratings, i get 1 rating. not 600. if you could link me my 600-800 ratings so i could verify this with my own eyes it would be appreciated.

i went to chrono trigger and a few other games i know i have reviewed in the past as well, and the pages for those sites do not indicate i have left any rating for them what so ever as well. i feel it's all been lost in the ether. these GS updates have been poorly implemented. so many issues. i feel like half the links take me to the homepage and now my ratings are lost. i should of used excel.

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#12 Edited by Gelugon_baat (24039 posts) -

@Cartr1dgeBased:

If all you had were numbers, then I can't help you.

Maybe if you had written actual user reviews instead of just planting numbers, you might still have them.

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#13 Posted by BFKZ (1726 posts) -

@Gelugon_baat well, I've only written about 4 reviews, so it shouldn't be much of a hassle, I'd appreciate it.

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#14 Edited by lightning_kf (620 posts) -

Might as well join the club, cause it happened to me too.

I had 129 reviews and now they're gone. Geez, this update is doing a lot more bad than good in my opinion. And as an added bonus, I can't change my settings under my user profile either.

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#15 Posted by daxlks (62 posts) -

The same thing has happened to me.

I decided to revisit this site after about 4 months or so to see how much they have fixed regarding the 'stacks' and bugs. What do I find? Stacks are barely function for me (but that is irrelevant to this topic), and my ratings and reviews are completely gone from my profile. Thankfully, I can still find the reviews on the games' pages but the ratings are nowhere to be seen. I'm ignorant concerning what has been going on on the website for the past months but seriously what have they been doing? Concerning reviews, ratings and game lists, its all become such a mess.

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#16 Edited by antipunt1 (1288 posts) -

Hey. Unfortunately I can't find them even if they were supposedly relabeled as 'ratings' instead of reviews. I set my filter to ratings , reviews, and also both, but still a 'barren wasteland' >_>

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#17 Posted by BasilVZero (1971 posts) -

So uhh, are they gonna fix this? Changed settings to ratings, reviews, ratings and reviews....still "Barren wasteland" ~_~

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#18 Posted by Perth2008 (216 posts) -

Aaaaargh, WTF is going on here at GameSpot?

So the current "fix" is to track down each of your supposed still existing reviews and enter edit mode on each of them. Surely this is not a "fix" or even a sensible workaround. I get "barren wasteland" whether I toggle reviews and/or ratings.

Well my previous view, late last year when the site was "improved" with its useless stacks was not to submit any new reviews but just to rate the games. Now all my old reviews and recent ratings are hidden, albeit locatable by tediously searching each title which are no longer sorted by date or platform but thumbs up/down.

I wonder if I will bother coming back to GameSpot, which was once my only gaming home, and now seriously stuffed up.

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#19 Posted by johnthegamegeek (55 posts) -

Thanks gamespot, now all my 1-91 reviews have gone missing now :/ please fix this problem soon.

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#20 Posted by larkanderson (2227 posts) -

Sorry for the confusion all, we'll look into this.

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#21 Posted by Krzycho0 (109 posts) -

God damn it, most of my ratings are purged.
I could spend few days rating them again but I don't remember all games I've played and what grade did I give them.

Thanks Obama Gamespot

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#22 Posted by zarades2008 (44 posts) -

WTF? I can't even imagine how it's been three days and the problem is not fixed!

Someone intentionally ruining GS? Or just nobody cares?

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#23 Posted by Kevlar101 (6316 posts) -

Ya know, being able to write my own reviews is what has kept me here at GS for so long. If it wasn't for that, I would have left months ago. Now, I have no god damn reason to fucking stay. GameSpot, go **** off.

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#24 Posted by antipunt1 (1288 posts) -

@Kevlar101 said:

Ya know, being able to write my own reviews is what has kept me here at GS for so long. If it wasn't for that, I would have left months ago. Now, I have no god damn reason to stay

This. I'm really hoping they fix this issue because it was the only reason why Gamespot was my permanent residence. It was like my memory book.

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#25 Posted by Kevlar101 (6316 posts) -

@antipunt1 said:

@Kevlar101 said:

Ya know, being able to write my own reviews is what has kept me here at GS for so long. If it wasn't for that, I would have left months ago. Now, I have no god damn reason to stays

This. I'm really hoping they fix this issue because it was the only reason why Gamespot was my permanent residence. It was like my memory book.

Exactly. I am glad that we see eye-to-eye here.

You could always move to Giant Bomb. It's pretty similar to GS in design, except it's not horrifyingly buggy. You can write your own reviews and everything. Literally, it has ALMOST all the same formats and features that GS has, minus the bugs. I have only been there a day, so...take what I have said with a grain of salt.

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#26 Edited by bowchicka07 (1104 posts) -

Mine are gone as well.

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#27 Posted by MATI9630 (138 posts) -

@LarkAnderson said:

Sorry for the confusion all, we'll look into this.

@LarkAnderson said:

Sorry for the confusion all, we'll look into this.

@LarkAnderson said:

Sorry for the confusion all, we'll look into this.

Well, yeah...

I hope RYM finishes their rating VG site soon, this one is useless. Has been since the visual update. Ignoring your users is a way to go, guys.

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#28 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

What the ****?! What the hell is happening?

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#29 Edited by _Judas_ (785 posts) -

I think most of the staff are bad at responding to messages...

My reviews are gone as well, but I'll track 'em down as it wasn't too many :)

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#30 Edited by thorn3000 (326 posts) -

I'm joining the bandwagon, over 400+ ratings and a quite a few dozen reviews are gone....however I think it is just a listing bug on our reviews and ratings homepage...when I go to the separate games in question I can find my own review in the user reviews, even better I can find my own numerical rating for games I only had a numerical rating...this should definitely be repairable, probably after a recent bugfix patch on the website something has gone wrong and reviews / ratings done previously are not correctly listed, however any done at the moment now appear correctly

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#31 Posted by stylyy (143 posts) -

We're aware of this issue. We understand the frustration but we're looking into it. It's not lost, we had a big data center move recently which could possibly be the reason for this. We are looking into the issue and everything should be restored soon.

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#32 Posted by AQWBlaZer91 (727 posts) -

I'm annoyed at this as well. I have about 150 reviews on my channel but when I wanted to view them the reviews were gone. What kind of glitch is this. Gamespot needs to put their games on hold and fix the website.

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#33 Posted by turtlethetaffer (18791 posts) -

Hey guys you can still find your reviews if you search the game you're looking for and look at user reviews. However, like many other users here, if I try to access them through my profile, I am unable to find them.

Is this going to be fixed?

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#34 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9869 posts) -

Please fix this, guys. I have one hundred and one reviews here. I don't want to lose them.

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#35 Posted by carbonic_acid (157 posts) -

Keeping fingers crossed, I guess. Like some others who posted here, I kind of used the ratings system as a way to record memories of old games that I've once played. (Yeah, yeah, I'll put them into the "Games I've Played" stack once I get the ratings list back.)

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#36 Posted by MATI9630 (138 posts) -

Over 2 weeks have already passed, this site is ridiculous. Just because you're a gaming site, it doesn't mean your 'soon' should be equal to Blizzard 'soon'...

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#37 Posted by Ignition_jammy (245 posts) -

Just noticed mine are gone too.

I never used to have problems with the old Gamespot. Seems each month there's something wrong.

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#38 Edited by BasilVZero (1971 posts) -

So any update?

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#39 Posted by monowasp (273 posts) -

Same here, everything of mine is gone as well.

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#40 Edited by Bumblebee1138 (230 posts) -

And here I thought this site can't get any more ****ed up than it is now. Nope! I'm AGAIN proven wrong. Thanks gamespot!

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#41 Posted by antipunt1 (1288 posts) -

Well my FF7 review was restored. That's like, one out of 50 something -_-

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#42 Posted by Azghouls (813 posts) -

This is a purposeful bump...why...it's been 21 days since we alerted you guys.

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#43 Edited by godfather830 (395 posts) -

Same thing happened to me. Hours were spent writing reviews, and now I only have access to two of them. Extremely disappointing. this was by far the most important Gamespot feature for me: I could go and see the ratings of every game I ever played.

PLEASE bring them back.

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#44 Posted by Perth2008 (216 posts) -

Something akin to progress perhaps?

14 of my 109 (or 13%) ratings and/or reviews now showing under my profile ... after 3 weeks, that is.

Every journey begins with one step ...

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#45 Edited by GreySeal9 (28247 posts) -

This is pretty pathetic.

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#46 Posted by TechSin (25 posts) -

Same here. 2 out of 12 showing and no way to access the rest. Is there any news on this getting fixed?

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#47 Posted by Mikey2K10 (116 posts) -

I got nine of my reviews back over the space of a few weeks, and now they've vanished again. Classy Gamespot, as always.

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#48 Posted by toadfan64 (999 posts) -

I've gotten 1 of my reviews back. I hope that they all come back eventually, I don't mind waiting, but I would like them back. Especially my ratings.

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#49 Posted by Derp_Meowslurp (30 posts) -

hahahha omg this thread is hilarious

i guess crapspot has bigger problems than ultimate failure on the design.

hahaahaha this is a train wreck. People should be getting fired if they're getting paid at all

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#50 Posted by Cartr1dgeBased (489 posts) -

@derp_meowslurp: yea this redesign is just frustrating. the majority of the links just tak eme back tot he home page for w/e reasons. the ratings i did have were just thrown under random platforms and not the platforms i rated them under and all the platforms share the same ratings which is.. dumb.. and now my 700 or so ratings are simply gone... for the second time now.