How many have this problem?

melissa1973 melissa1973
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I wonder out of everyone (that is still here) on Eden, who is having trouble finding something, anything, to review. Did I miss something? Did Eden stop the review program and I missed notification or what? I've spent a heck of a lot of time and combed through almost 1k products searching for something to review and nothing. Most are not available for purchase or review, the lingerie is completely off of the review list (but they're still on the list of available reviews.
06/21/2013
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js250 js250
I have been applying for a monthly review item for a couple weeks now and everything has been turned down.
06/21/2013
melissa1973 melissa1973
Oh wow, that is weird.
06/21/2013
froggiemoma froggiemoma
Maybe just a lot of people requesting as soon as new review items pop up? I got accepted for one this morning but then it was canceled? dunno
06/21/2013
KimberlyFDR KimberlyFDR
I mentioned about this on another thread this morning. I was wondering if assignments were being phased out with the new changes because I've put in 4 requests within the past two weeks, all for items below my price range and without the max number of reviews (or no reviews at all), but I keep getting denied. I wondered if I was just unlucky to have chosen the items that have other pending reviews ahead of me or if I missed an announcement about the review program in general. I just became an advanced reviewer, so maybe I don't know the ins and outs yet.
06/21/2013
melissa1973 melissa1973
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Originally posted by KimberlyFDR
I mentioned about this on another thread this morning. I was wondering if assignments were being phased out with the new changes because I've put in 4 requests within the past two weeks, all for items below my price range and without the max ... More
I put in 8 because I knew that some would be rejected just since the 21st. 4 were rejected on the 21st, and the other 4 were just cancelled. I was going fro new all the way to some of the stuff that couldn't care about. If it gave me a reason box or said available then I requested it.
06/24/2013
No-nita No-nita
My mentor requested products for me, but there was no reply iirc so I just said "Nvm, it would be quicker for me to review stuff I already have on hand"

This was also the case last time I was mentored, in December 2012, so I have never received a free assignment from EF at all. I figured I wasn't reputable enough to be approved for one yet, but after seeing that top reviewers are also declined, I dunno.
06/24/2013
mailroomorder mailroomorder
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Originally posted by melissa1973
I wonder out of everyone (that is still here) on Eden, who is having trouble finding something, anything, to review. Did I miss something? Did Eden stop the review program and I missed notification or what? I've spent a heck of a lot of time and ... More
I've had an insanely hard time in finding products, yes.
06/24/2013
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
Everything I've requested has been denied. I've requested about 7 items for my monthly assignment and they've all been turned down.
06/28/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
I thought they did away with free reviews right before Gary left, didn't they? Other than DR's. And no more free lingerie I thought too.
06/28/2013
Mrs.Hellzapoppin Mrs.Hellzapoppin
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Originally posted by Trysexual
I thought they did away with free reviews right before Gary left, didn't they? Other than DR's. And no more free lingerie I thought too.
I was under the impression that free assignments were no longer an option, as well.
06/28/2013
edeneve edeneve
from what I understand, the free assignments program is still operating. I've come across a few recent reviews by newbies having received product free. and they are for items not yet available for purchase.

I have requested many items w/o 3 verified reviews & have been repeatedly turned down. I've checked back on them a week later & they still don't have 3 verified reviews. idk, maybe they don't want any more reviews?

I know they discontinued lingerie assignments some time ago.
06/28/2013
Fred Petrenko Fred Petrenko
Some clarifications.
Review program has been reduced until we fix the program to address many issues recently discussed. Free assignments and DR are still going out to selected contributors. Student requests have been more carefully vetted.
06/28/2013
IdyllWyld IdyllWyld
I have not had an assignment for 5 months now and I search every day but it does not seem like there is anything new or interesting. If I am lucky to find something I want to try, it ether has 3 or more reviews already (in less than a day after being posted no less) or my request sits there for days until I finally just cancel and keep searching. I almost feel like I am not welcome on the site but I have felt like that for the last near 2 years I have been here. There is not even anything interesting to get on a buy out assignment so I am just wondering if I should just cancel my account because I hate not being able to contribute to the community.
08/24/2013
IdyllWyld IdyllWyld
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Originally posted by edeneve
from what I understand, the free assignments program is still operating. I've come across a few recent reviews by newbies having received product free. and they are for items not yet available for purchase.

I have requested many items w/o ... More
I sent an email about that and was told, "Though you are unable to see reviews posted for the items you are getting rejected on, they do all have the maximum amount of assignments out on them (or at least that current inventory allows.) Unfortunately, there is no way to see this on your end when making requests" So, in other words, it still says it is available even though it isn't so if you request something, you will most likely get turned down. Where does this leave those of us that want to review and contribute?
08/24/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by IdyllWyld
I sent an email about that and was told, "Though you are unable to see reviews posted for the items you are getting rejected on, they do all have the maximum amount of assignments out on them (or at least that current inventory allows.) ... More
EDIT:
I have to edit what I wrote because I just saw your earlier response.

You can't find anything to do a buyout on? Wow, I am surprised that in two years you haven't been able to find anything! If nothing is worth buying, then why do you want something for free to review?

I'm going to leave the rest of my comment because it could still be useful to some, just maybe not you:

RE: "Where does this leave those of us that want to review and contribute?"

People can still buy their own toys and review them. As long as they are bought from Eden, you can get points for the review. If not from Eden, you can still review, just not for points.

I think now, with fewer people reviewing is the perfect time for you to increase your visibility and get your rank up. I bet if you turn in some great reviews you will be more likely to be chosen for free assignments! Especially as someone with 18 reviews under her belt, you would quickly advance and show how reliable you are to admin, plus the higher rank would qualify you for nicer free assignments when you do get them.

My understanding is that there has been so much abuse that they are looking carefully at who they give the assignments to. I know I've read some shitty (excuse my language, but come on it's accurate) reviews from some people for those free items. I believe this is just one area they are attempting to fix and in the meantime, they have to assess members based on current activity, as well as previous. A lot of people left and others tried to sabotage reviews, so I think Eden is trying to decide who is reliable and trustworthy. It presents a problem for those who haven't caused any problems, the honest members/reviewers, to be sure.

But, you can still contribute and every honest review is valuable. I am currently editing and would love to see more of the experienced reviewers submitting! Please consider it, but I sure understand if you are not in the financial situation to buy anything right now (I have trouble with that myself, ugh).
08/31/2013
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
EDIT:
I have to edit what I wrote because I just saw your earlier response.

You can't find anything to do a buyout on? Wow, I am surprised that in two years you haven't been able to find anything! If nothing is worth buying, then ... More
I agree entirely. I'm new to EF but do have Advanced Status. Right now I'm working on reviewing the things I own to bring up my rank and appear trustworthy to be selected for items to review. It's a pain, and sure I'd love free toys instead of spending money, but I think it'll pay off in the long run.
09/01/2013
IdyllWyld IdyllWyld
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
EDIT:
I have to edit what I wrote because I just saw your earlier response.

You can't find anything to do a buyout on? Wow, I am surprised that in two years you haven't been able to find anything! If nothing is worth buying, then ... More
Reviews are just one part of raising a score.....when people vote on your reviews, sometimes people vote down just because they can and I have read that discussion on this very forum before. I can't control how people vote on my reviews. I know I can't please everyone but to vote someone down just to do it is not right. You also misread my comment. I have been a member for 2 years and have always felt very unwelcome on the forum, in discussions, get togethers that EF has here, etc. I try so hard to fit in and it just seems like everyone is friends with everyone else and some of us are worth talking to. It makes me feel like maybe I should just stick to myself and not try to socialize. As for the buyout/free assignments, I have done a few buyout assignments in 2 years and had fun doing so. What I said was that in 5 months (now 6) that I have tried to request things for assignment both free and buyout and have been rejected every time. I would buy things and review them but I have not really seen anything that blows me away that I would get yet. I do have a few things I could review but I am now to the point where I feel like no review I do would be good enough for EF standards.So, I keep checking everyday and hopefully things will get better not only for myself but EF as well. I have always said it takes just one person to ruin it for everyone and that sure feels like the case here.
09/02/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by IdyllWyld
Reviews are just one part of raising a score.....when people vote on your reviews, sometimes people vote down just because they can and I have read that discussion on this very forum before. I can't control how people vote on my reviews. I know I ... More
Ahhhh, I see now! Thanks for explaining. I do know exactly what you were talking about the cliquish tendencies and the difficulty getting welcomed! I bitched about that to a good many people. What I have found s that almost all those cliques are gone! You are back at the right time! I haven't seen any of the downvoting, but YES it was a big problem and also partly stemmed from the cliques, imo. Likewise people would give unrealistically high votes to undeserving reviews of friends, or just to everyone because that is what they wanted to do.

I certainly hope you don't think anyone has downvoted you recently? I haven't see anyone doing this, everyone has been consistent in the votes I've seen. But, I admit, I cannot see all of them. Frankly, I would report my suspicion to Stormy in a PM. I really had hoped that nonsense had been removed with the exodus!

There are so many new people here, that it seems like everyone is being welcomed. You really should have no problem now, (I hope). You will be happy to hear that they are working on changes to thee review program, many of which address your concerns. I heard that the availability of the free assignments from before was sparse because so many were competing, but now, with fewer qualified reviewers, it should be better. I think what I said about that above still stands. They are trying to determine who is trustworthy after getting burned. The best way to get noticed is to keep reviewing and commenting on others reviews. You definitely should find the forum more welcoming, but the problem is it's so greatly diminished from the traffic it once had, that it might take longer than you expect for comments on discussions or questions.

Well to be clear, this is me saying WELCOME , I am not cliquish, so I will be nice to you! I'm nice to everyone, really...hang with me!

(You know, I was just looking at your review comments and it looks like you got a lot of favorable comments! I think that's great!)
09/02/2013
wetone123 wetone123
While I have always been treated with respect and friendliness by staff, customer service and quite a few members...I too noticed cliques on Eden in the past, but not now. Those that were unkind and unfriendly have left. That being said...I never got my mentors to get me free toys and have bought most of the items I reviewed out of my own pocket.


IdyllWyld, Welcome! Sorry about not welcoming you before, I've been here about 2 years as well! Nice to meet you!

Wicked Wahine, Thank you for everything you do! You are the best! You rock!
09/02/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by wetone123
While I have always been treated with respect and friendliness by staff, customer service and quite a few members...I too noticed cliques on Eden in the past, but not now. Those that were unkind and unfriendly have left. That being said...I never got ... More
Thanks for that, I don't know that I deserve it, but thank you!
09/03/2013
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