#Workshop - December 28th @ 7pm "Looking forward to the new year: Things I want to improve on"

aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Rating reviews is important for everyone. I'm always a fan of people adding pictures to their reviews.
yes! gotta have pictures. i get frustrated when i see lingerie reviews with no photos. it's like verbally describing a work of art without showing a photo of it.

and the photos of the models' dont' really help us out a damn.
12/28/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Silverdrop
Personally, I'm working to find a voice. I don't have difficulty with getting the facts on the page, I just want it to not be boring.
Sharing your experience with the product is a good place to start. I'd suggest getting British with it. We have few reviewers from the UK. Through in some local verbiage
12/28/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
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Originally posted by Antipova
I'd like to start being a little more consistent... some of my reviews are ultra-scientific, and others are ultra-flowery. I don't really know which style suits me better... some reviews are crossovers or in the middle, too.

I wonder ... More
I think different categories of reviews lend themselves to different voices - just my .02. Also I think it depends upon how many reviews an item has.

I was thinking about this after seeing your post the other day on this thread. My bath and body stuff will probably always be more "give the facts" whereby my lingerie reviews will probably always be more story-based. Not sure yet on dildos....vibrators its sorta up in the air.

But my voice depends upon the item I'm reviewing and my thoughts on the item.
12/28/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by GonetoLovehoney
Aw, thank you.
Regarding the focus: I think more people should be encouraged to add pictures and write more than the bare minimum per section. (I've come across quite a few annoyingly short and uninformative reviews in my random site dalliances.)
So agree with this and it makes me mad, like they didn't even try.
12/28/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
damn! 79 students! That's a LOT!
I was a mentor from the start, so how many years ago was that?

I've had well over that, but a lot don't do more than one review or never recontact me. Drives me nuts!
12/28/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Silverdrop
Personally, I'm working to find a voice. I don't have difficulty with getting the facts on the page, I just want it to not be boring.
your Mark review was totally not boring! one of the most interesting i've read. and SO informative. i just commented on it earlier. you do great work.
12/28/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Antipova
I'd like to start being a little more consistent... some of my reviews are ultra-scientific, and others are ultra-flowery. I don't really know which style suits me better... some reviews are crossovers or in the middle, too.

I wonder ... More
Why pick a particular style? If it's a good review, it's a good review. Personally, I'd love to have a style other than straight forward and scientific, but I just do what I'm most comfortable with.
12/28/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I'd like to start being a little more consistent... some of my reviews are ultra-scientific, and others are ultra-flowery. I don't really know which style suits me better... some reviews are crossovers or in the middle, too.

I wonder ... More
i like funny ones with scientific info thrown in.
12/28/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Nope.
OH I totally missed this one! Sorry HnSTM!

Lingerie can only be requested or bought out.
12/28/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I think different categories of reviews lend themselves to different voices - just my .02. Also I think it depends upon how many reviews an item has.

I was thinking about this after seeing your post the other day on this thread. My bath and ... More
That makes sense, too. And yes, DR's are always going to be the objective type!

But like Olga... most of the reason I wanted to get it, and eventually got it, was because of how sexy steel is. So I felt like it needed some language in there to explain the appeal.
12/28/2011
Nothere Nothere
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I'd like to start being a little more consistent... some of my reviews are ultra-scientific, and others are ultra-flowery. I don't really know which style suits me better... some reviews are crossovers or in the middle, too.

I wonder ... More
You know, I personally think that flowery ones are more appealing...as long as it's flowery with pertinent details. When there are 20 reviews for a product, I want to read a new one that's personal. DRs of course satisfy my ultra scientific, but knowing how you personally feel and why it was so great/awful for you really helps me decide. Everyone notices something different about the toy and sometimes it's that little detail that can help me decide either way.

I would like to be more consistent as well. I always feel that my best reviews are on a product that I actually LIKE and use often!
12/28/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
OH I totally missed this one! Sorry HnSTM!

Lingerie can only be requested or bought out.
Darn. Now I have to buy out almost everything in my size! Oh well..
12/28/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I was a mentor from the start, so how many years ago was that?

I've had well over that, but a lot don't do more than one review or never recontact me. Drives me nuts!
me too! i've only had like 11 students so far... and 3 of them have done that. whats up with that?
12/28/2011
GonetoLovehoney GonetoLovehoney
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I'd like to start being a little more consistent... some of my reviews are ultra-scientific, and others are ultra-flowery. I don't really know which style suits me better... some reviews are crossovers or in the middle, too.

I wonder ... More
I'm an odd duck and I enjoy seeing all the scientific measurements so I can pull out my fabric tape measure at home and get a good idea of what the toy's dimensions are. But, I also like reading some personal experiences as well as additional tips about using the item I might not have thought of.
12/28/2011
Silverdrop Silverdrop
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
your Mark review was totally not boring! one of the most interesting i've read. and SO informative. i just commented on it earlier. you do great work.
Thanks! That's the one Hot 'N Sexy mentored me on. We worked on it for, what, two weeks? Though mostly it took so long because Mark is such a versatile toy that there was a LOT to say about him.
12/28/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Nothere
I'm not sure if this counts, but for silicone dildos and vibrators, I'd like to see more about flexibility and rigidity. It's hard without feeling it to know how hard the silicone is and how much it will bend. With glass, plastic and ... More
It;s funny you say that. I'm compiling a comparison scale of what I have,
12/28/2011
Nothere Nothere
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Originally posted by GonetoLovehoney
I'm an odd duck and I enjoy seeing all the scientific measurements so I can pull out my fabric tape measure at home and get a good idea of what the toy's dimensions are. But, I also like reading some personal experiences as well as additional ... More
I'm glad we have you for that!
12/28/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by GonetoLovehoney
I'm an odd duck and I enjoy seeing all the scientific measurements so I can pull out my fabric tape measure at home and get a good idea of what the toy's dimensions are. But, I also like reading some personal experiences as well as additional ... More
odd duck?


12/28/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by GonetoLovehoney
I'm an odd duck and I enjoy seeing all the scientific measurements so I can pull out my fabric tape measure at home and get a good idea of what the toy's dimensions are. But, I also like reading some personal experiences as well as additional ... More
I can never find my tape measure, but always have a can of soda nearby.
12/28/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I was a mentor from the start, so how many years ago was that?

I've had well over that, but a lot don't do more than one review or never recontact me. Drives me nuts!
That's why we need to be able to fail students after just one review, not two. Cancelling the class erases all history that you worked with the student for one review.
12/28/2011
Nothere Nothere
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
It;s funny you say that. I'm compiling a comparison scale of what I have,
I really wish we'd have a scale, like the vrooms and the bees!
12/28/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Kindred
That's why we need to be able to fail students after just one review, not two. Cancelling the class erases all history that you worked with the student for one review.
And we're working on that too!
12/28/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I do find I'm having a hard time putting my picture up in lingerie reviews now. I've received a few "lesser" votes - nothing bad but its like it hurts me that I put myself "out there" by sharing pictures of ME and they vote less than useful or useful or whatever. Its like..."please don't vote if you can't give me a good vote cause its scary to put ME on the page".

Does that make sense? I'm seriously considering no longer showing pictures of me in it and just sharing with a few close friends who are the same size sorta.
12/28/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Kindred
That's why we need to be able to fail students after just one review, not two. Cancelling the class erases all history that you worked with the student for one review.
so true! or even without a review at all. because some of them never even submit one...

JR... you listening?
12/28/2011
Antipova Antipova
If you're considering rewriting the prompts (and honestly, I don't think they need it. The prompts in the review writing template are honestly one of the most-helpful, thoroughly-explained-w hile-leaving-enough-en ds-open, cheerful, best sentences at their jobs I've ever read)

but anyway if you were to add one thing to them, usually the first thing I wind up telling my students is "think about why you chose this toy---why you wanted a g-spot vibrator in general, and how you chose this one from the field of g-spot vibrators. Did it live up to your expectations?"

I think I get the most out of reviews, and am most likely to find them very helpful, if I know what the reviewer was looking for going in to the purchase.
12/28/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Nothere
I really wish we'd have a scale, like the vrooms and the bees!
I'm a 10 scale fan myself.
12/28/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
And we're working on that too!
I love you!
12/28/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
there's this one too... for the more scientific of you.

12/28/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Kindred
I love you!
me2.
12/28/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I do find I'm having a hard time putting my picture up in lingerie reviews now. I've received a few "lesser" votes - nothing bad but its like it hurts me that I put myself "out there" by sharing pictures of ME and they ... More
thats what I am afraid of.. I have 2 reviews that I want to do but am shy about showing it because I think I have a big ass..
12/28/2011
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