What is Going On Here Lately?

on Jul 04, 2016 @ 08:48 am

Wow, I had the flu for a couple of weeks and I'm hardly online then I come back to this hot mess?

Did Chick Chat turn into second grade overnight?

First we have church girl who always complains about not having friends. Compassionate person that I am, I think she's for real and give sincere advice. Now she's got 99 problems? What the what?

Then we have shouty chick in all caps straight up accusing people of giving fake reviews and being dishonest?

Where did the fun, light hearted, helpful forum go?

Church girl has some legit problems and she needs to be a grown up or be banned. This site is better than that nonsense.

And shouty caps girl needs to take it down a notch before she hits "submit".

Seriously, it's not cool to basically accuse people of being dishonest in their reviews unless you have actual proof. How could you possibly know this? I am a beauty junkie and I have tons of products that I own and have done reviews for. So you cannot automatically think just because someone happens to have tried many products or many products from the same brand that they must be lying. And I know lots of members , including myself, belong to other product review sites, freebie sites, Amazon Review and other random places and even win things via contests. Some of us order monthly beauty boxes, sometimes several monthly subscriptions. Plus items we purchase on our own. So unless you have proof, you should be ashamed of basically calling out all chicks for being dishonest. I'm offended by that broad based accusation.

Perhaps a better way to handle this and not make others feel badly, defensive or bullied would be to contact Admins if you have a particular member in mind or to make a general post reminding people, especially new people or first time reviewers to add that they got the product for free at the end of their review. I personally would have appreciated a nice reminder like that because I think I FORGOT to do that during my first campaign out of sheer excitement. No one is perfect and innocent mistakes are made.

As for short reviews, I brought up this same topic in a non accusatory fashion awhile back. I tend to write lengthy reviews because that's the type of person I am. Some write shorter and sweeter. Everyone has a different style of writing and it typically evolves the longer you do it. Anyone who posts a review is obviously hitting the minimum of 150 characters. As long as the characters aren't nonsense then it's not really our business. Some want points, some make an effort to write quality reviews. Keep in mind, shorter reviews can still be good quality; just like longer reviews can be repetitive or just be full of words that don't really give the best info. That's for the Admins to judge.

Can we please move on and get back to normal?

Let's not make this place a drag or a room full of negative Nellies constantly complaining about this wonderful site.

The Chicks in Charge make the rules; report things to them privately if you must and let them do what they do best. They have thousands of things to review daily - give them a break. I think they do a fantastic job of running the show. Let's do our job and review and have fun.


17 Replies

Welcome back on Jul 04, 2016 @ 09:38 am

Sorry you had the flu, but glad that you are over it.

There have been some pretty crazy posts , but once again the chicks stepped up to the plate and made sure that the majority of us had a voice and let naysayers know that it's not okay.

Glad to see you back, and looking forward to some fun and positive subjects to chickchat about!

. on Jul 04, 2016 @ 12:39 pm

Thanks Wendy. The flu skimmed over the kids but hit my husband and me like a ton of bricks. High fever for a few days and just totally put of it. It was pretty awful and lingered for about two weeks. Thanks for the well wishes :)

:-) on Jul 04, 2016 @ 12:51 pm

No worries - the majority of us are all still here "doing our thing" and having our conversations, offering advice and opinions and generally just wishing everyone to "have a great day!" Sometimes the couple of negative posts bury the other ones, but we are right here!

(Glad you are feeling better!)

:) on Jul 04, 2016 @ 01:06 pm

Glad to hear you're getting to feeling better.

As for the "fake reviews"...I believe that everyone should worry about themselves. Put out the quality reviews that they themselves are capable of, and not worry so much about what other people are doing. If it doesn't affect you directly, (in the words of Frozen's Elsa) Let it GO.
The Admin team are here for a reason, let them sort the mess out.

... on Jul 04, 2016 @ 02:12 pm

Well said I agree.

. on Jul 04, 2016 @ 03:05 pm

Glad you're better. Hear hear!

Woo on Jul 04, 2016 @ 03:27 pm

Glad you are feeling better!

With respect to the Church girl, apparently it was a Bot, and the exact same messages have been deemed scammy/botty on other forums/sites.

Maybe it's the weather?


. on Jul 04, 2016 @ 04:39 pm

I'm glad you're feeling better,i agree with you 100%

Thanks gals on Jul 04, 2016 @ 04:59 pm

I'm glad to see all my favorite chicks still around.
Ah, I don't get the while spammy/bot thing but if there's a human behind it that human has far too much time on his / her hands. Lol
Speaking of spam that reminds me of scam. In a separate post I will tell you all about my dumb@ss online purchasing adventures that led to me being ripped off big time. Will post soon so others can beware of the same scam.

Sandra Ribeiro
@fly_eyez on Jul 04, 2016 @ 06:21 pm

I totally agree with you! Glad you are better

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