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by asmith12342000 / November 15, 2012 6:34 AM PST

First, I want to say I've used CNET reviews of software for several years. I greatly appreciate CNET in so many areas, but especially for their posting of reviews. Reading those reviews has probably saved me countless hours of headache in not installing software that wouldn't work well for me.

That said, I just finished leaving a review for AVG 2013. The page that I was on was specific to AVG 2013. When I first went to post the review, I noticed that it had a 4 1/2 star rating and it stated that 960 people had voted.

http://download.cnet.com/AVG-AntiVirus-2013/3000-2239_4-10385707.html?tag=downloadRatingModule;summaryRatings

When I finished my review, I was curious as to why so many people had left such a good review of this edition of AVG. What I found was they had NOT. I was the second person to review AVG 2013. CNET had place at the top of the page, that was specific to AVG 2013, the overall rating for ALL versions of AVG. This is misleading, especially, when the page was specific to AVG 2013. Had the rating been specific to AVG 2013, it would have had a rating of one star and showing 2 people writing reviews, NOT 960 writing reviews with a four and half star rating.

It would be really like to see CNET reviews star rating be specific to the edition that's showing the review at the top of the page. To do as CNET currently has it, is extremely misleading for people. In the future, I'm going to be very cautious about looking to the bottom of the page to see how many actually reviewed the edition of whatever software I'm interested in installing.

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Hi there, thanks for your feedback.
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / November 21, 2012 6:47 AM PST

I will forward your feedback to the Download.com team.

Thanks!
-Lee

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Suggy for displaying Logged-in setting
by Dr-9(ix) / October 15, 2014 10:43 AM PDT

Howdy,
Added my suggy here. Very old post, hope you get this and forward it somewhere it will be useful.

C|net / Download.com has been my go-to for a long time. I like to visit while Logged-in so my data can be tracked by me 'n you.

It always seems way to complicated to determine if I AM logged in, or NOT. Why? Well...
On the DL.com Front Page - it seems to be indicated only by the tiny words LOG IN changing to MY PROFILE.
And are equally as tiny. I get the feeling it must not be important to you. Other sites largely announce I am logged in with my avatar or name BIG and ON TOP of the page. I have a moment here now, so I am writing this to you (via a 3 year old post) to let you know this.

However, when I am here in the forum, it is very obvious because the TOP RIGHT of the page loudly has my name.

So, that's it for now. Thanx for all you did/do to help me and others. Fixing that would help, or I guess I can simply not log in.
Thanx, DRiX

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