Should discontinued products and their reviews be removed from the site?

pirata pirata
If discontinued means that eden isn't going to sell this any more, than why does the product page and its reviews still exist? If you find the review first, read it and then click for the product page, it's pretty annoying to realize that its been discontinued. So do you think these should be deleted? Or can you think of another way to fix this problem?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes, delete them
pirata , Gunsmoke , ejrbrndps , oldman , LAndJ , deltalima , Alan & Michele , Feisty , Bullfroggy and Rose , LilLostLenore , duff , Cora Jane , PeachCandy , Vadim50 , sweetpea12 , indiechick , CaliGirl , Absinthe , SoloJoe , richsam , Desirae Alisia Weatherby , SexToys-R-Us , Beautiful-Disaster
23  (16%)
No, leave them up
Kindred , Peggi , Ansley , Missy May , Beck , MK434 , Kitka , Petite Valentine , XYCopperheadSly , DeliciousSurprise , Ms. N , Geogeo , Rossie , mama2007 , - Kira - , remember.me , Melan!e , OhMy! , hot lil momma , Love Obsessed , *Camoprincess* , bmann , Sir , RomanticGoth , Modern^Spank^Anthem , solitudinarian , pasdechat , <3BF , ksparkles16 , darthkitt3n , Lady of the Lab , unfulfilled , Incendiaire , KrissyNovacaine , SexyStuff , woofcub , SilverMinxxx , PassionateLover2 , Llahsram , JennSenn , Gracie , SkylarrStarr , Stinkytofu10 , MR Chickhabit , Taylor , AHubbyof2SexualMinds , Gone (LD29) , humblepie , SMichelle , padmeamidala , PropertyOfPotter , Rawr4483 , jennifur77 , Stagger13 , BoobCopter , GONE! , Airen Wolf , P'Gell , sexykiss , TheirPet , yummyinmytummy , indiglo , animepanda89 , ghalik , tortilla , MissBre , Boyfriend , MistressDandelion , Mihoshi4301 , Moniqua , wicked weasel , aluminummm , Lildrummrgurl7 , ellieprobable , panthercat23 , sexxxkitten , PepperPot , Basalt , hhh , kitty1949 , pokefan15 , butts , sweetiejo , BlooJay , gorgeous , vulvalicious , edeneve , roskat , Mamastoys , skeeterlynn , Gdom , AliMc , Andrew1992 , Llewey , xoheartsyou , sexytileena / absolutely love sex , Aishiteru , SoSexxxay , alliegator , lilyflower , bayosgirl , Azule , bratcat , Pete's Princess , Mrs.Hellzapoppin , Wicked Wahine , XxFallenAngelxX , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , mdnght , spiced , TJtheMadHatter , jasminedarling , Lummox , Virgingasms , Mr. E , stlouisxxx , leanright69
117  (79%)
No, do this: (other)
js250 , married with children , ily , svalentine;) , Katelyn , TheGreat , Hallmar82 , BrittaniMaree
8  (5%)
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Kindred Kindred
1. Nothing is forever. Just because EF discontinues an item does not mean it might not come back.

2. A discontinued item that can be sterilized/sanitized might be available as a used toy. As such, the prospective buyer might find a review helpful to help them learn about the toy.

3. Often times a review has similar/related items linked in the review. If you are interested in an item that is now discontinued, the review may help you find a similar product.

4. Reviews impact a contributors rank. I'm not sure how a review could be deleted without negatively affecting rank.
07/02/2012
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
1. Nothing is forever. Just because EF discontinues an item does not mean it might not come back.

2. A discontinued item that can be sterilized/sanitized might be available as a used toy. As such, the prospective buyer might find a review ... More
Kindred nailed it! These are all of the reasons why reviews for discontinued products will remain.
07/02/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Sometimes you just need to move on - get rid of them!
07/02/2012
Kitka Kitka
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
1. Nothing is forever. Just because EF discontinues an item does not mean it might not come back.

2. A discontinued item that can be sterilized/sanitized might be available as a used toy. As such, the prospective buyer might find a review ... More
Awesome points, very well made!
07/02/2012
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
1. Nothing is forever. Just because EF discontinues an item does not mean it might not come back.

2. A discontinued item that can be sterilized/sanitized might be available as a used toy. As such, the prospective buyer might find a review ... More
I second everything here, and would like to add that it is also unfair to delete works of any kind that someone is proud of. I know if any of my reviews were deleted I would be devastated! I work hard on them, and the thought of one of them going missing would probably bring me to actual tears.
07/02/2012
MK434 MK434
Just because Eden doesn't have a product anymore doesn't mean you can't buy it somewhere else but read the reviews here,other sites don't seem to have that great of a review and rating system.
07/02/2012
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
Even discontinued toys from dismantled companies can come back--look at Jollies toys; we ALL thought those were gone forever, but they're still in production and those reviews have been really valuable to me in figuring out if I want to purchase one.
07/02/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
Quote:
Originally posted by MK434
Just because Eden doesn't have a product anymore doesn't mean you can't buy it somewhere else but read the reviews here,other sites don't seem to have that great of a review and rating system.
Exactly!
07/02/2012
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
1. Nothing is forever. Just because EF discontinues an item does not mean it might not come back.

2. A discontinued item that can be sterilized/sanitized might be available as a used toy. As such, the prospective buyer might find a review ... More
AGREE!!!

One solution would be to have an area for discontinued items on EF, an archive of items that EF no longer carries--does not mean they manufacturer quit making them, just that they are no longer needed here. .

The item has to be discontinued for about 6 months to a year first--due to the review and possibility that it might be brought back. That way they are still up and on the site, they would show up in a search, you could still read the review prior to purchasing it elsewhere, the reviewer would still have all reviews they published on the site and maybe there could be a showcase toy, find this toy etc. contests to promote traffic to that section.

It would really help lessen the confusion on if an item is just not in stock, if it is brand new and has not been fully integrated onto the site, and would really lessen support tickets and staff time could be freed up for other jobs. It would also streamline getting assignments, reading reviews, etc.
07/02/2012
mama2007 mama2007
Quote:
Originally posted by pirata
If discontinued means that eden isn't going to sell this any more, than why does the product page and its reviews still exist? If you find the review first, read it and then click for the product page, it's pretty annoying to realize that its ... More
i have this issue. The glass toy i got was discontinued AFTER i ordered it, so because i do reviews on EVERYTHING i get on EF and it has not been used, im returning it and buying diff one
07/02/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
I second everything here, and would like to add that it is also unfair to delete works of any kind that someone is proud of. I know if any of my reviews were deleted I would be devastated! I work hard on them, and the thought of one of them going ... More
Everything Kindred said and this! I have lots of my reviews saved to hard drive, but not all of them. If one was deleted, I'd be PISSED.
07/02/2012
remember.me remember.me
I say keep them, they come in handy for sure.
07/02/2012
LAndJ LAndJ
I think it'd be nice if they could disappear, but be stored somewhere off-site in the case that they come back.
07/02/2012
Love Obsessed Love Obsessed
I feel like they should stay up.But,I think so just because If someone like me bought the item before getting on EF and seeing the reviews they might (like I have) want to see the reviews and see what other people think of it.
07/02/2012
Sir Sir
Our reviews are our writing. They should be kept on our pages, but the product page of the item should perhaps be removed.
07/02/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
They should stay up. I'm not going to add anything because Kindred said it all.
07/02/2012
Modern^Spank^Anthem Modern^Spank^Anthem
no they should stay
07/02/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by pirata
If discontinued means that eden isn't going to sell this any more, than why does the product page and its reviews still exist? If you find the review first, read it and then click for the product page, it's pretty annoying to realize that its ... More
I think to de-clutter the site a bit, it'd be nice to remove it. Sometimes I'll read an awesome review and the product won't be available anywhere.
07/02/2012
<3BF <3BF
I think they can still be helpful, so no. I spend lots of time writing those things and I'd feel hallow and empty inside to see them disappear lol.
07/03/2012
Melan!e Melan!e
Just a couple weeks ago I had an assigned review and a buyout that were both discontinued by the time I got my package in the mail. I worked hard on my reviews and submitted them anyway. Both items are still available for purchase elsewhere. I would be devastated if my reviews got deleted. I don't see why it bothers anyone to have them on the site anyway. Especially if the product has not been discontinued by the manufacturer. But even so, those reviews can still provide some insight to similar items on the site.
07/03/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I think that they should be left. I understand why people wouldn't want them there. However, after being a reviewer I don't want some of my work to vanish especially after putting SO much work into each one.
07/03/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Keep them, just because Eden doesn't carry it doesn't mean I couldn't find it at another site if I really wanted to or it may come back. I'd hate for any of my reviews to be deleted.
07/03/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
It's actually particularly hard to find an item that's been properly discontinued. It doesn't show up if you search for it, so the only way to reach the product page is if you click through from a review on a contributor's profile. That alone limits the number of people who will ever reach the page, so I see no real problem with leaving things the way they are.
07/03/2012
SexyStuff SexyStuff
Might come back, and also helpful for google searchers.
07/03/2012
woofcub woofcub
keep the old reviews. even if Eden doesn't carry it anymore it might come back. not many other sites do reviews like Eden so its nice to have the reviews even if you have to get it someplace else.
07/03/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
Nice answer Kindred!
07/03/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Kindred nailed it! These are all of the reasons why reviews for discontinued products will remain.
This response is good to know! Thanks. Even if the item never comes back to EF, someone can always find another website or maybe a local adult store to find that item. Take for example erotica books; you can always find another site to purchase the book (or even DVD's)!
07/03/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by Incendiaire
It's actually particularly hard to find an item that's been properly discontinued. It doesn't show up if you search for it, so the only way to reach the product page is if you click through from a review on a contributor's profile. ... More
That is why sometime you may want to start a "new thread" by titling it (specifically) and making a 'link' to the particular review or group of reviews by the specific contributor.
07/03/2012
pirata pirata
Okay, I can see why keeping them around makes sense. But can't there be an option to keep discontinued things from showing up in your toy searches? Or that their reviews say that the toy is currently discontinued? I just think its an exercise in frustration to find things without these options.
07/03/2012
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