Reviewers Spotlight – March 3rd @ 6 pm: Tori Rebel & Champagne and Benzedrine

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Reviewers Spotlight – March 3rd @ 6 pm: Tori Rebel & Champagne and Benzedrine

Jul!a Jul!a
Hello there, and welcome to our first ever Reviewers Spotlight! This month we're going to be featuring Tori Rebel and Champagne and Benzedrine.

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Tori Rebel has been with us for just under a year, and has quickly risen through the ranks and become a highly respected member of the community.

I asked her a few questions, and this is what she had to say:

“I can't lie- I completely stumbled onto EdenFantasys and fell into reviewing by accident.  I've always been an avid sex toy shopper and user and came across it while shopping for new toys online a little over a year ago.  I created an account just to shop, found the community and the review program just by reading around the site.  At the time there was no mentor program, so I wrote two reviews on toys I already had and requested to be voted to advanced just to get that first free toy - and I have been hopelessly addicted ever since!

For people just starting out - Ask questions and take constructive criticism.  There are a ton of people here who are insanely knowledgeable and talented and who are always ready and willing to help.  And if people note that you left something out or something is incorrect in your review, they're really not out to get you, I promise.  They're just trying to support the other reviewers and make sure our community and this site look as awesome as it is.  Oh - and use spellcheck!”

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Champagne and Benzedrine has been with us since right near the beginning. He hasn't been the most active member ever, but he's definitely made an impact on the community for the better.

He says “I've always tried to be positive about products, even if i don't like them. If I don't like them, the reasoning is normally subjective - like the Fliphole Lite was useless to me because it was too small; but that was a fault of my penis, not the product itself. I always try to give a product a fair crack of the whip, even if I then only rate it one star. It's important to admit when I'm being subjective in my opinion. Negative opinion is addictive, fun to write and even more so to read, but is generally not productive.

I stick with Eden because I know it's hands-down the best adult vendor on the net. The dedication the Eden team have put into providing information about materials, safety and even the size of each product blows the competition out of the water. Nothing else comes close.”

For people just starting out, he offers the following advice:
1. Don't be a prima-donna. You are lucky indeed if a website gives you free stuff in return for a review in which you have astonishing autonomy to say good AND bad things. You should be grateful for this opportunity - there are many other reviewers who would take your place in the snap of their fingers.
2. Be honest, forthright and fair in your review. Don't write a glowing puff-piece if you don't mean it, and don't trash a product just because it wasn't right for you. Look at what you didn't like about it and try to think whether it would work well for another consumer with different needs, or how the manufacturer could improve it.
3. Don't complain about the product you get sent. If you get sent a $1.99 crappy plastic vibe to review, it's still a FREE product. Be gracious, do a decent job and something better will come along later. If you complain about being sent free stuff, you don't deserve it.
4. Write good reviews, use decent English, check your spelling and grammar and submit them on time. That's just basic professionalism.

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So please join me in welcoming Tori Rebel and Champagne and Benzedrine to the Reviewers Spotlight, and join us right here on Thursday, March 3rd at 6 pm Eastern to ask them some questions, learn from them, and give them some lovin'!
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Kindred Kindred
Wow! What a wonderful idea to learn more about the contributors here on EF. Unfortunately, I probably can't make it due to the time, but I look forward to reading the thread afterwrds.
02/23/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I'm stoked about it too!

That's why I like the forum convo's, Kindred, you can read them later without all the F5ing.
02/23/2011
Gary Gary
This post is already very informative, I can't wait for the discussion!

(Mentors - please be sure to recommend this discussion to all of your students!)
02/23/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Very cool!

So is this going to be like an interview of sorts? I think I missed something...
02/23/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I am sooooo excited for this
02/23/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
This is really cool!
02/23/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I'm so excited - I'm still a little amazed I was asked to participate!
02/23/2011
Victoria Victoria
YAY!!! I love this! What a fabulous new feature And such great people to start out with too!
02/23/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Very cool!

So is this going to be like an interview of sorts? I think I missed something...
I think it's sort of a live interview...kind of like a review panel, er, reviewer panel! But it'll be more fun than most review panels
02/23/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Rockin'
I think it's sort of a live interview...kind of like a review panel, er, reviewer panel! But it'll be more fun than most review panels
Thanks Kris.

I just seen the post on FB about it and was coming to say "Nevermind". I still can't help but feel I missed something...I do not recall hearing about this. Oh well, it should be a good time.
02/23/2011
Sammi Sammi
This will be awesome!
02/23/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I've been waiting for this for a long time. I'm excited that we are finally doing some of the old ideas.
02/23/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I've followed both of these reviewers since I first read their reviews.

I can't wait to see how this goes...it'll be great!



...no pressure...
02/24/2011
Mr. & Mrs. Peg Mr. & Mrs. Peg
Great idea. Looking forward to this.
02/24/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
This is VERY exciting! What an awesome way to bring attention to deserving, lovely members here.
02/25/2011
danellejohns danellejohns
This should be fun and very interesting. I can't wait to learn more about not only these two members but possibly others as well.
02/27/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
This is TONIGHT folks!!! Get excited!!!
03/03/2011
Victoria Victoria
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
This is TONIGHT folks!!! Get excited!!!
I? am totally excited!!!
03/03/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I am going to make a fresh pot of coffee for tonight, just so I am sure I will be able to keep up with tonights festivities. Looking forward to it!
03/03/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Yay! Less than three and a half hours left!
03/03/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
How incredibly innovative and exciting!!! I'll try to be here this evening to join in!
03/03/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
2 hours y'all!!
03/03/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
It sounds like fun. Good reviewers were picked!

I wish I could make more evening meetings.

Good luck, Tori and C&B.
03/03/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
35 minutes!
03/03/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I know I am going to miss some of this, so I will post my questions know.

For both of you; How did you find EF, what was the first toy you reviewed here and what is your favorite toy (reviewed or not).

I will be coming to read up, just not sure when.
03/03/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
10 minutes away!
03/03/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Hi, I'm here!
03/03/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Tori Rebel
Hi, I'm here!
Yay! I'm so glad you're here!
03/03/2011
Champagne and Benzedrine (Roland Hulme) Champagne and Benzedrine (Roland Hulme)
Quote:
Originally posted by Tori Rebel
Hi, I'm here!
Ssssh. I'm lurking. I'm British - it's unseemly to be early to a party.
03/03/2011
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