Port 5.6 reviews to 5.7 product?
I feel that getting those first few purchases is the most difficult before you have a demonstrable history of reviews and ratings.
Could c5.org port over the previous reviews (or at least the star rating and the number of reviews) to the new 5.7 products?
Best I can suggest is to add your own link at the top of the marketplace page 'Read reviews for the previous version of this addon'.
I think that's what I was suggesting. Code or manual db manipulation (INSERT INTO ... SELECT FROM ...).
The separate 5.7 marketplace was a lot of code, so I imagine a way to import or link previous items is just a bit more code, which will make the new MP more useful and more likely to generate sales (for us and c5.org).
Adding a link (and probably even an image of 5 stars) is my backup solution, but it's not the same, especially with the "0 stars" and "0 reviews" right above it.
Just a matter of opinion and assumptions of course. Don't attack me haha.
My 2 cents :)
Also, there are ports (working with 5.6 -> working with 5.7) and Ports (porting a game from iphone <-> android).
Lastly, you're somewhat right about 5.6 and 5.7. In which case, c5 should take down all the reviews that don't apply to their current version.... :)
Well... I know this last sentence of yours was somewhat sarcastic, but in the beginning of 5.7, a lot of people complained and said it was not as good as 5.6. They didn't want to start using 5.7 and wanted to stick with 5.6. I hope this feeling is drifting away for those guys, but I'm 100% sure some people still think this way. eCommerce is not available yet, some functions/actions take longer to do in 5.7 and they are just "mad" about that. And that's why 5.6 really shouldn't have the same reviews indeed, because it's not the same product in a lot of ways.
But I get your point that you did a port and it's more or less the same, except for a new version of the CMS. Anyhow, I guess it's up to the C5 crew in the end and if they want to convert over these ratings.
Like I said, don't get angry at me, I don't own the store/site ;)
The big obstacle in the path of 5.7 is lack of documentation. More documentation will lead to greater developer support and more new projects choosing 5.7 vs 5.6. In turn that will eventually lead to reviews of 5.7 addons and themes.