What does a Gold Award really mean?

Started Dec 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Doug Pardee
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Re: Gold/Silver award are subjective
In reply to Eric Perez, Dec 30, 2012

Eric Perez wrote:

Hmm, I would have expected a more scientific approach from a gear site. The review scores mean even less to me than before.

I'm not sure what you mean by that. The scores and ratings are objective — to the extent possible. The awards (gold and silver), however, are subjective.

To my mind, the awards are there because if all we needed were feature lists and spec sheets, there wouldn't be much need for review sites. Sometimes the best specs don't make for the best product.

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