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User Info: ArkonBlade

ArkonBlade
5 months ago#1
Any one know why the steam reviews have all vanished? Kind of sucks when you have a sale going on and you are trying to find out if the game has any issues.
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User Info: vlado_e

vlado_e
5 months ago#2
Uh, weird. They seem to have added some new system for sorting and filtering reviews but it keeps saying that there are no reviews that match the filters. I've played around and removed all of them and still nothing.

There is very rough workaround where you can show a graph of the reviews. It still doesn't give the actual content of them, which is probably more important than just the recommend/not recommend rating.

I did have to wait for a while for the reviews to load and to be told that I can't see any, so I suspect that it might be a problem with the system. With the sale going on, it might be that the review system provider might be overloaded or something.
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User Info: Jules Rules

Jules Rules
5 months ago#3
Still there for me.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
5 months ago#4
Review Helpfulness Beta Enabled <--I think that's the culprit

Click the little x next to that and the reviews show up again.
http://steamsignature.com/profile/english/76561197969913402.png http://i.imgur.com/VHKOxqN.png
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User Info: cody4783

cody4783
5 months ago#5
Sounds like Steam decided that literally none of the reviews on it's site are actually helpful. Hmm...

I know they turned on their spambot detection, or ramped it up at least. But this is silly.
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User Info: vlado_e

vlado_e
5 months ago#6
arleas posted...
Review Helpfulness Beta Enabled <--I think that's the culprit

Click the little x next to that and the reviews show up again.

I removed it and I was still not getting anything. For some reason Steam also decided to apply a filter for "my language" on the reviews yet it apparently also doesn't know what my language is, so according to it there are zero reviews in it.

Removing both filters still didn't show anything. Although, as I said, it might have been overloaded, so I'll try again to see if it's back up again.

EDIT: it now works and it definitely was weird before. Now reviews show up even with the "Review Helpfulness Beta" filter and even the "Your Languages" filter. Much faster loading time on reviews, too, which does lead me to further believe that it was too much load.
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User Info: XianMei

XianMei
5 months ago#7
I don't knwow hat you're talking about. They're still there for me.
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User Info: ArkonBlade

ArkonBlade
5 months ago#8
Well they are back up again now. not sure what was up with them being down.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
5 months ago#9
All I know is that in my case, the only reviews that showed up with the "Helpfulness filter" were friend reviews. If I turned off the filter everything showed like normal.
http://steamsignature.com/profile/english/76561197969913402.png http://i.imgur.com/VHKOxqN.png
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User Info: vlado_e

vlado_e
5 months ago#10
ArkonBlade posted...
Well they are back up again now. not sure what was up with them being down.

As I said - probably just a subsystem being overwhelmed. It's the beginning of the sale, after all - there have almost always been weirdness around that point.
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