As a new member just figuring things out, I think THESE things could use a little more explaining in the support section of EF

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As a new member just figuring things out, I think THESE things could use a little more explaining in the support section of EF

Fanny Fanny
Hello! I'm a relatively new member to the community. EF has an AWESOME support system, and there's a TON of information. However, having just gone through/still going through the newbie phase, I think there are a couple place where there are some holes. I'm just wondering if anyone else has any info that they think should be on there to help beginners out?

One example is that the support on EF about becoming an advanced reviewer is very useful in that it, in detail, describes HOW to become an advanced reviewer, but not at all what being an advanced reviewer means! I'm currently enrolled in a class to become one, but I still have almost no idea what becoming one means! What's the difference? I've heard mentions in forums about mysterious things called "buyouts" and getting free toys, but it's very difficult to find an actual description of these things.

Another simple one is setting Lures. Maybe I'm just clueless, but it took me a week to figure out how to do this, and what it meant! And there's nothing about it in the support.

Anyone else got any?
08/28/2010
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Fanny Fanny
Also, WHAT do the little hot air balloons next to the threads in the forum mean? Please feel free to tell me I'm a total space cadet, but I can't figure it out!
08/28/2010
Kayla Kayla
For one, I agree with you for the most part. Some of EF's explanations kinda suck. However, they've been rectifying this pretty nicely with tutorials and explanations on their blog: link

Here's my personal guide that I made that should answer about what being advanced means and other questions: link

Basically, being an Advanced Reviewer means that you are eligible to request free toys for review. That's it. If you aren't an advanced reviewer, you purchase all of the toys you want to review. Buyouts are when EdenFantasys allows you a 30% discount to purchase a toy as long as you agree to review it as well. Pretty simple.

Lures aren't really important. I wouldn't honestly find a reason to put it on support, but you could ask Gary to put it on the blog.

The hot air balloons next to threads tell you how many posts have been made to the post since you've last viewed the forum. (I just figured that one out a couple days ago.)

Of course, since you are a student to a mentor, feel free to ask your mentor questions. Since they've been around awhile, they should know the answer to all of this.
08/28/2010
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
I believe that even if you are not an advanced reviewer that you can still do buyout review.
08/28/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Awesome questions! I had them too but over a while I eventually figured it out. One thing I'm still wondering about myself is what the little award-looking symbol with a number inside it means when it's next to someone's name. I have figured out that it's generally next to the name of a mentor but what does the number mean? So curious!
08/28/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Fanny, I've been here months and just figured out how to do "lures." It was my own fault because I didn't ask right away, and then when I didn't understand the explanation, I let it go.

When you see a product you may like, there are little strawberries on the left side of your screen. You can choose one of the (five, I think) strawberries, from 1)I don't want it to through, 3 "I like it, but not sure" to 4 "I'm excited about this!" to 5) "In my hands, now!" (which means you really like and want the toy.) (I hope that explanation made sense.)

I'm not sure how these are handled or if they have anything to do with eventual assignments given by Edens, once you are advanced, but it's fun to go through the toys and see what you and other people simply would try or not.
08/28/2010
Fanny Fanny
Thanks everyone for all the awesome answers!
If there's any problem with the support itself, the online community that EF has makes up for it 100%!
I had another question, but now I can't remember what it was.

Also, is that true that you can do a buyout even if you're not advanced?
I don't see it as an option in the checkout. How do you do it?
08/28/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
The Lures are there to help gauge the interest in the product. If something only gets one or two "lures", there might not be a huge interest. It'll be noted.

I love the mentor program and what it does. The idea for the mentor program isn't exclusively for writing reviews. It's also supposed to include general tips and pointers from one advanced reviewer to a new sign up; reviews are just the main part of that.

For the buyout assignment, you do have to be advanced to do it. I've never heard of a person doing it any other way.

If you have a question (general "you"), go ahead and send Gary or I an email about it. I'm always looking for tutorial topics.
08/28/2010
Fanny Fanny
Thanks!!
08/29/2010
Kayla Kayla
Quote:
Originally posted by Darling Jen
Awesome questions! I had them too but over a while I eventually figured it out. One thing I'm still wondering about myself is what the little award-looking symbol with a number inside it means when it's next to someone's name. I have ...
The award number next to a name means they are a mentor and the number inside is the number of students they have. This number appears to include active, cancelled, and graduated students.
08/29/2010
UrNaughtyaAngel UrNaughtyaAngel
Though I signed up almost a year ago I am now getting more involve with the site and like you I have several questions. I am glad to know i am not the only one.
08/30/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
The award number next to a name means they are a mentor and the number inside is the number of students they have. This number appears to include active, cancelled, and graduated students.
Oh! Thank you so much! It was killing me for a while trying to figure that out. I was thinking it could either be the number of students they could take on or the number already graduated. I was getting close.
08/30/2010
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