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Star Writer Guidelines

Do you want to be a Star Writer?
MouthShut receives several queries from members, asking us if there is a specific formula that we apply in recognizing somebody as a Star Writer. We thought we'd tell you what all we look for in a prospective Star Writer. These guidelines have been in use since May 1, 2001.

The member should:

Be an active member on in good standing.
Be a regular writer, with most reviews rated as Highly Recommended or Recommended by other members.
Be trusted by several members. Distrusted by few or none.
Be active in commenting and rating other members’ opinions.
Never have violated any conditions under Terms of Services.
Have a complete profile page.
Have a photo uploaded on his/her profile page. The photo should of the real self only - no family members or friends in that photo. Ideally it should be a headshot. No digital manipulation of photo is allowed.
Not be an active member on any other Indian consumer review site.

In all cases, Star Writers are decided by a panel of 3 members from the management team at, whose decision is final. For those who wish to know the benefits of being a Star Writer.


Photo appears on the Homepage
More visitors to your Profile Page
Review attracts more readership
Increase in points