Port 5.6 reviews to 5.7 product?

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I just ported over my first add-on to 5.7 and the rating and reviews is pretty barren. My previous add-on had 6 reviews and 5 stars (well, 4.83).

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?

jshannon
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JohntheFish replied on at Permalink Reply
JohntheFish
5.7 marketplace items are held as completely different items to the previous marketplace, so there isn't anything on c5.org that could do that for you without the core team writing code.

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'.
jshannon replied on at Permalink Reply
jshannon
> "without writing code"

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.
jshannon replied on at Permalink Reply
jshannon
Also, this problem affects the search results pages, too.
ramonleenders replied on at Permalink Reply
ramonleenders
Just want to jump in on this. A port does not mean the same product in my opinion. Like concrete 5.6 differs much in comparison to 5.7. One can say 5.6 is awesome and 5.7 is not (or vice versa). The same goes for add-ons in my opinion. Each real new version (in terms of radical changes, like a CMS rewrite) deserves a new submittal to the store as is the case now. You can always reference to your original product of course, but that does not mean your "port" should have the same reviews?

Just a matter of opinion and assumptions of course. Don't attack me haha.

My 2 cents :)
jshannon replied on at Permalink Reply
jshannon
Well, I think approvals make more sense than quality. Because approvals are more about coding standards and bugs, whereas quality (star rating and reviews) are partially about that, but also about service, feature set, etc.

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.... :)
ramonleenders replied on at Permalink Reply
ramonleenders
"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 ;)
JohntheFish replied on at Permalink Reply
JohntheFish
If I had a choice between someone on the core team spending a day to code and test coupling reviews for 5.7 ports of 5.6 addons, or spending a day writing documentation for 5.7, I would choose the documentation.

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.