Comparison Reviews

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I think people who have multiple similar products (like a few Lelos) should be able to do comparison reviews. It'd include things like which one is stronger, louder, etc. Although toys do have vroom and buzz ratings, not everyone judges toys the same way, someone who had both toys would be a much better measure than the average votes.
The reviews could be featured when you compare one or more of the products in the review. That way, if someone already had, say a Gigi, and was looking at other Lelo toys, a comparison review would show up comparing the possible new toys to the Gigi.
Does anybody else like this idea?
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Tuesday Tuesday
I agree that its helpful to compare one toy to others. How would this work? Do you mean that you can post one review that would appear in the review listing for both toys?
01/23/2011
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Originally posted by Tuesday
I agree that its helpful to compare one toy to others. How would this work? Do you mean that you can post one review that would appear in the review listing for both toys?
It'd probably need its own template, which could have more rating-type comparisons.
If someone had two toys, they'd write a review for each, then do a comparison review that would be tacked on to the end of each individual review, similar to how the follow-up reviews are attached to the originals.
I think it'd be best, starting out at least, if the comparison reviews had to be approved before they're written, so that only similar toys (brands, shapes, features) were compared, rather than people comparing every toy they'd reviewed thus far.
01/23/2011
kawigrl kawigrl
i agree there should be some way for the reviews to be connected somehow...
01/24/2011
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A reviewer could make the toys 'face-off'. Have the toys side by side and have a list of suggested qualities (stronger, quieter, softer, longer battery life) and then things that are more opinions (more luxurious feeling, better patterns), they could also write in things to compare. The reviewer would choose a winner for each quality and have the option to add written details:

Vibe X vs Vibe Y
Strength: Vibe X
"The full power of Vibe Y is about the same as the low setting of the Vibe X"

By comparing toys one on one, eventually a databases of comparisons would be created that rated toys against one another:

User A thinks that
Strength:
Vibe X > Vibe Y
and
Vibe Z > Vibe Y
and
Vibe X > Vibe Z

Which could be interpreted as
Vibe X > Vibe Z > Vibe Y

So that as the database expanded, a user could look for say the strongest ~$100 vibe according to Users A, B, C, and D and find a general consensus.
01/24/2011
Waterfall Waterfall
That sounds like a cool idea. A separate template for comparison reviews would be interesting. I think it could happen in the future, though I am not an EF staff, so I don't know for sure
01/24/2011
potstickers potstickers
I think there should be some sort of decibel test for vibes. Most bee ratings are inconsistent at best.
01/24/2011
ScottA ScottA
You can do it under the free-form template, or you can do it as a video review. In that case you can indeed link the video to both products and then have your text do a rundown of the comparisons.

Decibels probably won't work. Very few people have a meter, many people don't have a good conception of what exactly a decibel means, and you also have the problem that certain sounds propagate better in a given area.
01/24/2011
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Originally posted by ScottA
You can do it under the free-form template, or you can do it as a video review. In that case you can indeed link the video to both products and then have your text do a rundown of the comparisons.

Decibels probably won't work. Very few ... More
I meant that we should standardize it. And with the database idea, the data gathered would be much more useful to more people than the few that would happen across a review someone made a comparison in. I do think that reviews that happen to have comparisons are worthwhile, i just think it could be expanded into a feature that would be even more worthwhile.
01/24/2011
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