Website defect which is unfair to doctors

Why is it that if patients want to write a positive review, they have to register but if they want to write a negative review, they do not have to register? We've noticed that if you look at doctor reviews, all positive reviews are from registered folks and all negative reviews are from unregistered people.

I think Ratemds should fix this and make it fair. If negative review patients aren't registered, it is more unlikely that they will click that they want to get emails on any responses to their posts. What if a doctor's office wants to respond to the negative review so the person who wrote it can see it?

Personally, I believe that

Personally, I believe that ALL people rating doctors should be registered.

Why not?

purpleflower wrote: Why is it

purpleflower wrote:

Why is it that if patients want to write a positive review, they have to register but if they want to write a negative review, they do not have to register?

Are you certain about this? I think you may be mistaken. The system requires registration priorto submitting a review on certain doctor profiles, most notably those which have experienced an inordinate number of false reviews. The server cannot detect what one is going to write before they register and actually submit the review.

wishandaprayer

wishandaprayer wrote:

Personally, I believe that ALL people rating doctors should be registered.

Registration really only amounts to having to supply an email address. I suppose it serves to dissuade multiple reviews from various IP addresses on one profile. IP addresses are recorded in either case.

It appears that if you type

It appears that if you type in a negative review, it will just post without registration. However, if you type positive review, it says you need to register. This is what we've heard based on feedback so I am not sure of the details. I think people should have to register but it should be whether its negative or positive feedback. People do write fake positive reviews but people also write fake negative reviews. Therefore it should apply to both. People are less likely to leave fake reviews if they have to register. It appears for some doctors its where you have to register for one type of review but not another and for some other doctors, you have to register before you can even leave a review (whether negative or positive). I just feel whatever the rules are, the same should apply to everyone.

purpleflower wrote: It

purpleflower wrote:

It appears that if you type in a negative review, it will just post without registration. However, if you type positive review, it says you need to register. This is what we've heard based on feedback so I am not sure of the details.

Do you think that a server could differentiate between a positive review and a negative review before accepting it? What you're implying defies logic.

"We" haven't heard this via feedback. However, if you think you've read that here, I'd invite you to reread what you think states as you've written, or post a link to it so that we may share in it, as well.

I don't know about the

I don't know about the server. My point is, for certain doctors, if you post a review that is positive, once you click post, it states that you have to go and register. If you post negative feedback for the same doctor, it doesn't state you have to register and it just posts. Then there are other doctors where before you post anything, you must register. Then there are doctors where you don't have to register at all. Why doesn't the system just get set up so everyone has to register to leave reviews for any doctor on this website.

purpleflower wrote: I don't

purpleflower wrote:

I don't know about the server. My point is, for certain doctors, if you post a review that is positive, once you click post, it states that you have to go and register. If you post negative feedback for the same doctor, it doesn't state you have to register and it just posts. Then there are other doctors where before you post anything, you must register. Then there are doctors where you don't have to register at all. Why doesn't the system just get set up so everyone has to register to leave reviews for any doctor on this website.

Lack of registration makes for ease of use, which helps promote the site. Registration is required in respect of those profiles where many posts have been disputed, resulting in their removal.

Can you provide a link to a profile which requires registration prior to posting positively?

I just don't understand how RateMDs can demand registration for a review that it doesn't see until it's posted. When you are writing the text in the editing box, that is a function on your computer, not on the RateMDs server. I don't think the system can read minds, at least not yet.

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