Is this a joke?
This is intentional. We think this will encourage more people to rate add-ons, and will reduce the instances of written reviews that don’t say much or end up being deleted because of the way they’re worded.
So we don’t get any announcement about this change to be prepared, let alone express our opinion and the reason for this decision is because reviews were getting deleted?
Does this even make any sense? Because people were leaving meaningless reviews Mozilla decided to just let anyone post empty reviews to encourage what? Empty reviews? How is this even going to improve AMO?
This is a MAJOR downgrade on the AMO website, one of the biggest reasons for why it was better than the Chrome Webstore was because user ratings needed a review, this helps the developers know the users’ experience, what can be changed or not and it is a big checkpoint for new users since AMO reviews are an invaluable feedback.
Who in their right mind though this was a good decision to make and how did this even got through? Does it look like it is working? Look at the review spam I just posted, is this what AMO is suppose to become? A pointless cesspool of pointless reviews that are basically a facebook style of likes-dislikes?
Users are rating the add-on based on their distaste, without any valid justifications, this means that if a user has something against a developer, there is nothing stopping him from posting 1 star empty reviews on his add-ons because AMO has decided that this was a good idea.
User demands developer to add features the user wants and the developer doesn’t have the time or resources to do it? 1 star empty rating.
Add-on explicitly warns that it is not compatible with X, user ignores it and gets angry because it doesn’t work with X? 1 star empty rating.
User downloads through the desktop an Add-on that is not mobile compatible and finds out it doesn’t work on mobile? 1 star empty rating.
I can’t believe that this is happening, AMO just became another repulsive place for threat-hate ratings, like Yelp.
I really hope that this will be reverted.