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sophie2229 sophie2229
I noticed today that you can't comment on comparative discussions unless you've published reviews on at least one of the items being compared. While this idea is good in theory, I saw a flaw in it when I went to make a comment on a discussion on a product that I previously bought - and I couldn't because I hadn't published a review on it.

Personally I think that this rule might prevent valuable information from contributors from entering the forums.

Any thoughts?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I like it!
Curious2 , Canabal , cujo467 , 12345678 , succulenthunny616
5
I'm indifferent
Pandahb , Kindred , Coralbell , Shellz31 , Lady Venus , Avalee , namelesschaos , Selective Sensualist , potstickers , Tart , Canabal , danellejohns , slynch , sexygoddess , geliebt , GONE! , Missmarc , SexyStuff , ohdearashbee , PassionCpl
20
I don't like it
Rockin' , ToyGeek , Waterfall , ToyTimeTim , OroNomi , sophie2229 , Kim! , Darling Jen , Avant-garde , leatherlover , hive83 , Sera , NuMe , MoonRei , dv8 , cujo467 , agf , butterflygirlxo , oldman , Apirka , Jon S , fredacarl , fufucat , junipersgame , kanida , LittleHouse
26
Other
Alicia , namelesschaos , Airen Wolf , kawigrl , Brandi Rouxxx , jmex83 , Beck , svalentine;)
8
Total votes: 59 (56 voters)
Poll is closed
11/12/2010
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Rockin' Rockin'
I hope the choices were about whether we like the limited/invitation only discussions. I don't like them. I couldn't comment on a thread even though I own one of the products being discussed. I thought it was very limiting to the discussion. I was glad a lot of other people had reviewed some of the specified toys, though, so some feedback could be given.
11/12/2010
Alicia Alicia
I haven't come across one of these that are limited or invitation only. I've seen comparative discussions that I can comment on though, so I am just confused.
11/12/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Alicia
I haven't come across one of these that are limited or invitation only. I've seen comparative discussions that I can comment on though, so I am just confused.
You to eh?

Could you provide a example?
11/12/2010
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Alicia
I haven't come across one of these that are limited or invitation only. I've seen comparative discussions that I can comment on though, so I am just confused.
I believe that the person starting the discussion chooses who is allowed to comment. It can be limited to people who have written reviews or it can be open to the general public.
11/12/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I encountered the same problem on a thread recently.
11/12/2010
Rockin' Rockin'
Quote:
Originally posted by Alicia
I haven't come across one of these that are limited or invitation only. I've seen comparative discussions that I can comment on though, so I am just confused.
The one you specified in your original post was limited. Not sure if it was the same one I saw, but the one I saw said "Invited: Reviewers of the products compared." That's all I meant by "invitation only."
11/12/2010
Alicia Alicia
Quote:
Originally posted by Rockin'
The one you specified in your original post was limited. Not sure if it was the same one I saw, but the one I saw said "Invited: Reviewers of the products compared." That's all I meant by "invitation only."
The one I specified in my original post? Do you mean that Sophie mentioned? I'm really confused now lol
11/12/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I never noticed the Invited deal.

Ok so now I am really curious. Anybody have a link to one?
11/12/2010
Waterfall Waterfall
This only happens when the user only invites those who have reviewed. I like my comparative discussions to be open to everyone because not everyone who owns something writes a review for it.
11/12/2010
Alicia Alicia
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
I never noticed the Invited deal.

Ok so now I am really curious. Anybody have a link to one?
I think I found it, just haven't actually come across one that isn't set up as "all users". If you go into any comparitive discussion near the top it says "invited:" and then it'll say who was invited to answer the poll/discussion.
11/12/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Alicia
I think I found it, just haven't actually come across one that isn't set up as "all users". If you go into any comparitive discussion near the top it says "invited:" and then it'll say who was invited to answer the poll/discussion.
link Found this one, first time I have ever seen this. I agree that this may limit the responses. Not sure I like it.
11/12/2010
Alicia Alicia
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
link Found this one, first time I have ever seen this. I agree that this may limit the responses. Not sure I like it.
Ahhh ok I do remember seeing that there I just didn't realize at the time that it actually meant anything other than "this is who I'd LIKE to have answer". I didn't notice that it didn't let people comment because I had reviewed the Liv so I guess that makes it allow me to post.
11/12/2010
sophie2229 sophie2229
so now *I* missed the part where the contributor chose to invite only users of the products! oops? Well since it's the user's thread and if the user wanted the extra security of being able to read commenters' reviews, then it makes sense. I just thought it was an odd policy for EF to have. But I can see why it's an option.
11/13/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
While I understand the theory, I agree that perhaps it's not beneficial... But I haven't tried to post on one and been rejected yet. Though I admit, I don't go post on many comparative discussions because most of the time, I don't own the items.
11/13/2010
Coralbell Coralbell
I wouldn't set my discussion up that way because there are lots of people who own the toys you're interested it and just haven't reviewed them. But if someone wants to pick that option to ensure they're not getting random votes then that's their choice. The review that was linked to is the only one I've ever seen like that. Most of them are open to all users.
11/13/2010
Rockin' Rockin'
Quote:
Originally posted by Alicia
The one I specified in my original post? Do you mean that Sophie mentioned? I'm really confused now lol
Oh whoops. I'm so sorry, I got confused about who actually started the thread My bad!
11/16/2010
Liz2 Liz2
I have toys that I haven't written reviews on, primarily "cuz there are multiple reviews already and most times what new can I really offer?
11/18/2010
Sera Sera
Quote:
Originally posted by sophie2229
I noticed today that you can't comment on comparative discussions unless you've published reviews on at least one of the items being compared. While this idea is good in theory, I saw a flaw in it when I went to make a comment on a discussion ... More
I feel the same way I do. Just because I haven't reviewed a product doesn't mean that I don't know a lot of useful things about it.
11/18/2010
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I voted other and indifferent. Other because I didn't know this was an option tell I read this thread. indifferent because i don't care either way if someone uses this option.
11/21/2010
Curious2 Curious2
Quote:
Originally posted by sophie2229
I noticed today that you can't comment on comparative discussions unless you've published reviews on at least one of the items being compared. While this idea is good in theory, I saw a flaw in it when I went to make a comment on a discussion ... More
yeaa they should fix that
12/29/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
I guess I can see the point of having the option but, like it's been pointed out, not everyone who owns a toy reviews it. You are cutting out a potential source of information when you make it exclusive.
01/05/2011
kawigrl kawigrl
some people put it as the option i guess they want to weed out irrelevant answers
04/22/2011
Brandi Rouxxx Brandi Rouxxx
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
I believe that the person starting the discussion chooses who is allowed to comment. It can be limited to people who have written reviews or it can be open to the general public.
Exactly. This is an option when starting the poll.
04/24/2011
Brandi Rouxxx Brandi Rouxxx
Shit, I didn't read the rest of this before I answered, lol... I don't know why they have this as an option either.
04/24/2011
butterflygirlxo butterflygirlxo
Quote:
Originally posted by Liz2
I have toys that I haven't written reviews on, primarily "cuz there are multiple reviews already and most times what new can I really offer?
I agree.
05/24/2011
oldman oldman
Quote:
Originally posted by sophie2229
I noticed today that you can't comment on comparative discussions unless you've published reviews on at least one of the items being compared. While this idea is good in theory, I saw a flaw in it when I went to make a comment on a discussion ... More
I agree that you should at least have some experience with the item, but not necessarily had to post a review.
09/02/2011
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by sophie2229
I noticed today that you can't comment on comparative discussions unless you've published reviews on at least one of the items being compared. While this idea is good in theory, I saw a flaw in it when I went to make a comment on a discussion ... More
I've tried out a lot of products in local store that I didn't end up buying. I still can tell people a thing or 2 about those products. I also own 2 to 3 times more products than the amount I write reviews for.
01/28/2012
fredacarl fredacarl
i agree
02/05/2012
jmex83 jmex83
Quote:
Originally posted by sophie2229
I noticed today that you can't comment on comparative discussions unless you've published reviews on at least one of the items being compared. While this idea is good in theory, I saw a flaw in it when I went to make a comment on a discussion ... More
It depends on how you set them. If you (the original poster) sets the discussion, you can choose who is able to respond to it.
02/29/2012
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