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Can I just rate an application in the Ubuntu Software Center without having to write a complete review? I only get a window with SSO and a review text and rating.

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

According to this section of the specification it appears to be on purpose, probably to discourage people from voting without giving a reason why:

The review service should reject with an error any review that does not have all of review text, summary, and a rating.

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Well said. I didn't think to take a look at the docs. – James Mar 22 '11 at 0:09

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