People can copy and paste here reviews from other forums with a decent amount depth ,we all know there are people who could do anything to get free equipment.This way we could at least,try to keep Jemsite reviews as honest as possible.
What are you afraid of?If your reviews are really yours so why do you care about it?
Jemsite has a great name out there and it deserves honest reviews.
Again, you obviously aren't aware of what Alan is doing with submitted reviews. He is checking over the 'net to see if they are copied from other places.
I know this as I have published reviews on my blog prior to the Jemsite comparison shopping's existence. When it came in to being I reworked a few of my reviews to work within the review structure.
Alan obviously did some searching over the 'net using snippets of my reviews to see if they came from anywhere else, and informed me that he had found this. He asked that in future if I could publish my reviews on Jemsite first and on my blog later, and I have honoured that request.
So that is why I am pretty damn sure that Alan will find out people who are plagiarizing others work.
Besides, do you really think that people just wanting to get free stuff for no real work are going to get away with it? People with this frame of mind are most likely too lazy to rework other's reviews enough to make it look as though it's there own.
And recording on cell phones? Seriously? How many cell phones are you aware of have recording capabilities that don't sound like crap? People want to hear samples that sound good, not tinny representations of what gear should sound like.
And again, sound samples aren't a definitive way of ensuring someone has the gear. People can copy mp3s from elsewhere too, they aren't protected. And people can also use gear they do have, and try and approximate the sound of the gear they are "reviewing".
The only way to really "prove" want to you want to prove is by people videoing themselves where you can see them, the gear they are reviewing, and probably them mentioning their usernames on camera or holding a sign with their username on it.
And quite frankly that is asking way too much.