More room to write in reviews. :)

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More room to write in reviews. :)

Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
I keep running into this problem when I am writing reviews in which I cannot use the expanded template - running out of word room. I think it would be great to be able to have just a couple hundred more words (I always seem to go over by 150 or so.) I try not to make my reviews too wordy, but sometimes it is necessary to write a lot to include all the information we need to include (how to wash, materials, how well something fit.) I never run into this problem when I am using the extended template.

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07/30/2010
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Sir Sir
I agree with this! Even making the limit 1000 words would be very helpful! In order words, just a paragraph longer than what it is already!
07/30/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I actually disagree with this.

The longer reviews can be really tedious to read, especially when it repeats what other people say. Four concise lines are better than four paragraphs. For cleaning and such, you can link people to the care instructions on the site, not as a replacement to original content, but to add to it.

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07/30/2010
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
I actually disagree with this.

The longer reviews can be really tedious to read, especially when it repeats what other people say. Four concise lines are better than four paragraphs. For cleaning and such, you can link people to the care ...
But how does that work with Extended? Extended reviews have much longer section capability, and not quite the restraint that the original template does.
07/30/2010
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I actually disagree with this.

The longer reviews can be really tedious to read, especially when it repeats what other people say. Four concise lines are better than four paragraphs. For cleaning and such, you can link people to the care ...
Not to mention, the extended template has specific sections to talk about care and cleaning of the items mentioned.
07/30/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
I agree with JR that anybody looking at needing more room in a particular area should really take a look at what information is most vital to include and consider cutting that which isn't necessary.

Another option for the Extended Template is to continue your review in the Experience or Personal Comments section. These are two fairly ambiguous areas that can include whatever information you feel the need to include.
07/30/2010
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
I agree with JR that anybody looking at needing more room in a particular area should really take a look at what information is most vital to include and consider cutting that which isn't necessary.

Another option for the Extended ...
I'm not talking about the Extended Template though. I'm talking about the Standard one. I've reviewed lingerie twice now, and I have a hard time fitting all I need to into the Standard Template. I have NEVER run out of room on the Extended Template. That would be pretty hard to do, I think.
07/30/2010
Sammi Sammi
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Originally posted by Red Vinyl Kitty
I'm not talking about the Extended Template though. I'm talking about the Standard one. I've reviewed lingerie twice now, and I have a hard time fitting all I need to into the Standard Template. I have NEVER run out of room on the ...
I think Laurel meant in the Standard Template

If you run out of room on that template, you can continue on into the Experience section, which I've seen a lot of people do. It's always a good idea if you're running really long to go back and see if anything can be said more concisely - a lot of text editing programs have a word count so you can check as you're going along.
07/30/2010
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
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Originally posted by Sammi
I think Laurel meant in the Standard Template

If you run out of room on that template, you can continue on into the Experience section, which I've seen a lot of people do. It's always a good idea if you're running really long ...
Alright, I suppose I'll do that then. I was trying to keep the Experience section for experiences, but if it is generally accepted, I'll just run over into that section a bit.

Just to re-state, I'm not actually talking about running over by that much. I'm talking about going over between 60-150 words, and then having to delete a section on materials or something else equally important.

Thanks for all your help.
07/30/2010
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
I agree that it could be expanded by a couple hundred more words and be extremely helpful. Yes, *some* long reviews are tedious, but not all. When I plan on doing a standard template review usually I write everything in Word first then just copy and paste, when I'm over it is such an annoying task if I'm over by 80ish words to figure out where to cut out and continue to the experience section...
07/30/2010
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