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Has anyone else noticed some suspicious essay reviews lately?

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I have gotten two reviews recently (on two different essays) that gave very short comments, said everything was excellent, and did not highlight anything. The most recent essay was a first draft so I am starting to think someone (or multiple someones?) are just trying to finish reviews quickly without reading the essays. Has anyone else had this problem?


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So a few days I had a very unhelpful review and what I’d recommend is to screenshot and attach it on an email to and they may/should be able to refund your karma for submission.

Also was there no highlights at all? If so that’s concerning as there should a minimum number of highlights needed before they can submit the review.

Hope this helps and feel free to comment if you’s like clarification as I’d be more than happy to help!

I reported the last one at the end but emailing them is probably a good idea. They just highlighted random words with no comments and said "Please excuse the empty comments for I always use them to point out grammar errors, which you have none." worded the same way in both reviews. I am not too worried about the karma because I have more than enough right now. I was mainly wondering if anyone else had had a similar review.
The sole explanation that may make sense is they already reviewed the essay earlier but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Also grammar errors aren’t the only highlight thing. So I’m inclined to believe that it was abuse of system. Also when I talked to CV about my own unhelpful review they did say that they would try to track who reviewed it and to check if they were unhelpful else where.
Good to know. I will definitely contact CV.
Glad I could help. Thanks for accepting the answer. :-) Good luck!
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Hi there, we're really sorry you had unhelpful essay reviews. We believe you wrote into us already and that we refunded your karma. Please let us know if this is not the case! We have banned the users giving these reviews, and appreciate your feedback, as it allows us to keep our tools as useful as possible for everyone!

I did write to you and I did receive the karma. Thank you guys for your work!