Allow for longer reviews?

  • Get a FREE Bullet with Orders $59+

Allow for longer reviews?

Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
I don't mean to be whiney, but could we possibly make it so that the review can be more than 800 words? I keep having to split my reviews for "fancier" vibrators between the review and experience sections. And now, I just reviewed a rabbit vibe for the descriptions program, and I couldn't even fit my experience section in; I had to post it exclusively at my blog, and it really nags me that I can't post everything I wrote here.

I get that I'm wordier than most, but would a 1000 word review body be acceptable? I could probably crop most of my reviews down to 1000 words.
12/09/2008
  • Buy 1 Toy, Get 1 FREE
  • Save 20% on Luxury Toys
  • Add Some Buzz To Your Favourite Toy & Save 60% On Kit
  • Pick Any 2 E-Stim Toys, Get 60% Off A Kit
  • Stock Up On Gifts! Save 80%. Limited Quantity
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
Bulma Bulma
Quote:
Originally posted by Backseat Boohoo
I don't mean to be whiney, but could we possibly make it so that the review can be more than 800 words? I keep having to split my reviews for "fancier" vibrators between the review and experience sections. And now, I just reviewed a ...
The 800 word limit still feels pretty luxurious to me. After being used to cutting words out to fit within a 500 word limit and no "experience" section to overflow into, the 800 limit is really nice. I do think that reviews that are maxed out on word limit in both main body and experience sections actually are long enough to be a hassle to read. I will confess that there have been a couple reviews I have read the first portion and then scrolled past most of the body and read the end. I really try not to do that, but it happens mostly when I am interested in a product but really short on time.

I think adding extra details on your blog is a great idea actually. Just post a link in the "resources" section, as it seems to be going mostly unused recently anyways.

I do know what you mean though. I had that problem with the SaSi, though it is the only one thus far for me.
12/09/2008
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
Quote:
Originally posted by Bulma
The 800 word limit still feels pretty luxurious to me. After being used to cutting words out to fit within a 500 word limit and no "experience" section to overflow into, the 800 limit is really nice. I do think that reviews that are maxed ...
I honestly think I am just too anal retentive about noting every little detail about a toy. My OCD shines through, even in my sex toy use!

I agree that people scroll past things--I know I scroll past lube compatibility and stuff like that, since I already know it--but I still feel like that information should be there. I wouldn't feel like I was doing my duty as a reviewer if I left things out.

I just feel horribly guilty not having the entire review on EF's website after they're the ones who sent me the toy.
12/09/2008
Nashville Nashville
800 words is sometimes not enough for me, I'm a blowhard! I love to talk and I swear people love to hear me talk. The limit used to be 500 words, it was ridiculously short for someone like me. I hate having to chop a review in half to put the goodies into the experience section.. but I've tried it, I've had to edit myself many times and I think when I use a very critical eye my review is sometimes better. Chances are with more than 800 words I tend to repeat stuff, so I guess it's all for the best- cut the fat so to speak.
12/09/2008
Airlia Airlia
Most reviews are ok at the 800 limit, but with the descriptive projects I really try and note EVERYTHING. After all if I'm supposed to be an expert in it then I want to have all the details and that can, more often than not, be over 800 words.
12/09/2008
Total posts: 5
Unique posters: 4