Posting images in the reviews?

Neuron Geek Neuron Geek
Would you like to have an option of adding images inside of the review text? What kind of images would you like to place? Thank you for the feedback!
09/26/2008
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Oggins Oggins
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Originally posted by Neuron Geek
Would you like to have an option of adding images inside of the review text? What kind of images would you like to place? Thank you for the feedback!
Well, I know that I personally had an issue with my decadent indulgence review where the box stated it was hygenically superior tpr rather than jelly as listed in the description so, I added links in the comments to pictures of the box itself so people could see that the box does in fact state "hygenically superior tpr" so...... I guess it would be great if we could add pictures of what we got versus what was advertised. =)
09/26/2008
Bulma Bulma
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Originally posted by Neuron Geek
Would you like to have an option of adding images inside of the review text? What kind of images would you like to place? Thank you for the feedback!
I wouldn't. I don't really want pictures in a review when I'm reading it, and I wouldn't put pictures into a review either. Wouldn't they just be in the way, and disturb the flow? What would the pictures be of, people using the toy? The product pictures are good, and being able to look at them while in the review is nice, but more than that would be overdoing it in my opinion. I can't think of an "image" that would be suitable or useful to be placed within the review text. The actual size window and the product pictures are great, please leave it at that. Too much clutter is not a good thing.
09/26/2008
Oggins Oggins
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Originally posted by Bulma
I wouldn't. I don't really want pictures in a review when I'm reading it, and I wouldn't put pictures into a review either. Wouldn't they just be in the way, and disturb the flow? What would the pictures be of, people using the ... More
I can actually think of a few good reasons to post pictures. I know on the Nea, it has pretty detail on the top that isn't pictured in the description. The pictures wouldn't have to be in the review text itself.....maybe off to the side with the resources where you could enlarge the image if you clicked on it or something. I have also read reviews where a toy has an un-pictured crease or seam that has been a problem. It would be nice to add a picture of that or even a picture of a weak seam and here is where it ripped...... Don't get me wrong.....I think pictures of people using the toy would be uncalled for and make the site seem a bit cheesy but, useful pictures could come in handy.
09/26/2008
Maria Maria
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Originally posted by Oggins
I can actually think of a few good reasons to post pictures. I know on the Nea, it has pretty detail on the top that isn't pictured in the description. The pictures wouldn't have to be in the review text itself.....maybe off to the side ... More
Agreed! I don't think we should have people using the toy pictured, but it might be helpful to add pictures of little details that maybe aren't in the pictures provided, or like Oggins said, if it ripped or broke, where it ripped or broke, and that sort of thing.

I think if we get the option to put pictures in that those pictures should be screened to make sure they aren't explicit.
09/26/2008
Bulma Bulma
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Originally posted by Oggins
I can actually think of a few good reasons to post pictures. I know on the Nea, it has pretty detail on the top that isn't pictured in the description. The pictures wouldn't have to be in the review text itself.....maybe off to the side ... More
I know a good number of the reviewers are professional enough to not submit "joke" pictures and such, but what about the people who do? I think saying there is a discrepancy in the product from the picture is enough, providing proof seems unnecessary to me. Plus, I don't care to see a toy that someone else has used. What if that person doesn't clean their toys well? The thought makes me shudder. I don't really see personal pictures as very professional looking either. I don't think it would be a good thing for the site, I think it would take some of class away. I agree in the case of your Decadent Indulgence rabbit vibe, that providing a picture of the box proved you weren't making it up, but I think most people believed you anyways. I thought the link in the comments was quite sufficient for that purpose. I just think at this point Eden is trying too hard, and this would be a a headache for the person responsible of regulating what pictures are allowed onto the site.
09/26/2008
AnalArtist AnalArtist
I like the idea of pictures but I don't. It would be nice to get pictures of something the others miss and to show it next to something that is roughly the same size. I know they do it for the apple and then the compare pics but the larger toys don't. But it's also don't want to see people using it (i got porn for that) or yeah what if you really want a toy and then see a pic of a guy's dirty place with it there...still want it?
09/26/2008
Oggins Oggins
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Originally posted by Bulma
I know a good number of the reviewers are professional enough to not submit "joke" pictures and such, but what about the people who do? I think saying there is a discrepancy in the product from the picture is enough, providing proof seems ... More
I agree, pictures of someones toy that hasn't been cleaned well with blobs of "stuff" on it would be rather gross to say the least but,
09/26/2008
Spiking Glue Spiking Glue
I think it'd be useful in quite a number of instances, actually. For instance, you could post pictures of pertinent and unrepresented details. I'd have quite liked to have been able to post pictures of my blank Goldfrau Miss Pink's backside.

It doesn't have to muss up a page, either. Being able to post images doesn't necessarily mean that it's got to be 600x500, mid screen. It can be thumbnailed on a sidebar, or simply linked to.

I'm not too keen on seeing people use their toys, but I'm sure people would do it. It's kinda funny that I hadn't even thought of that until I read it, here, all I could think was, "yay, illustrated points of interest to add to my reviews!"
09/26/2008
Oggins Oggins
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Originally posted by Spiking Glue
I think it'd be useful in quite a number of instances, actually. For instance, you could post pictures of pertinent and unrepresented details. I'd have quite liked to have been able to post pictures of my blank Goldfrau Miss Pink's ... More
YES! In my previously chopped off post, I mentioned your experience with the Goldfrau that wasn't even used and stained on the handle. I also said, I wasn't opposed to viewing "clean" used toys, especially expensive ones with potential problems to help me decide if I should invest that much money into it. Of course a screening process would probably have to be implemented causing more work for EF but, I think it could be beneficial. I'm like Greathouse2008, I'm not looking for porn here.
09/26/2008
Oggins Oggins
Can someone please check into the post chopping bug! I'm begging you here! Everytime I click anywhere then go back to typing my comment.....Everything I have added when I resumed typing is lost.... Please! =)
09/26/2008
Maria Maria
I think if we stuck to non-sexual pictures, it wouldn't contribute to a decline in class (at least, as non-sexual as pictures of sex toys can be--by which I mean no nudity, no penetration, absolutely clean toys, etc).

I think that the ability to add pictures in cases of discrepencies or for explanation purposes would be helpful. For example, I just finished a handcuff review in which I explained how I had hooked them together to get the strongest attachment. I could have taken that bit out and just replaced it with a small picture of my hands hooked together.

There's no reason for anyone's anonymity to be compromised, and I'd even argue that pictures shouldn't include the reviewer's face at all because it's not relevant--just whatever discrepancy or demonstration you want to show with the toy in a non-pornographic environment.

If this gets implemented, pictures could just be checked out when the review is approved for publishing. If people start trying to abuse it by posting porn, then their ability to add pictures (or everyone's ability to add pictures) can be removed.

If nothing else, I think it's worth a shot because sometimes pictures are easier to explain things with than words.
09/26/2008
Bulma Bulma
I would appreciate it if you could have the option of displaying the pictures or not, if they decided to do this. I do agree that the pictures being shown on the side next to the "resources" would be MUCH better than them being included in the text. I would like a little check box though that would be saved, something like "show pictures" or "hide pictures" so those of us who absolutely don't want to take the risk can opt out of it. Still not sure what shoppers would think of reviewers posting personal pictures in the reviews, but I would like the option to opt out of seeing the pictures unless I choose to.

What is the difference between having the pictures on this site or linking to them on another site? Isn't the end result the same?
09/26/2008
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Hmm. Well I don't think I would personally use the pictures, there have been some suggestions that would warrant it. Perhaps not images that would display in the review but off to the side.. Like under the current images could be "user submitted images" or there could be attachments down below the review?
09/26/2008
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
I can see how the pictures could be useful, but I agree that it would make things look a bit less professional. Just having things described in the reviews has always been enough for me to get a good idea of what the toy looks like, or what the problem with it was, etc. I basically would prefer not having the pictures with the reviews because it means less work for EF, less potential problems (like dirty toys and whatnot), and it seems more professional. If pictures are going to be used, I like Adriana Ravenlust's idea of "user submitted images" or attachments.
09/26/2008
Spiking Glue Spiking Glue
I wonder if it'd be better for only verified reviews to have this ability?
09/26/2008
MaxD MaxD
Can we have the smileys back please?
09/27/2008
Neuron Geek Neuron Geek
The smileys will be added a few weeks.
09/27/2008
MaxD MaxD
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Originally posted by Neuron Geek
The smileys will be added a few weeks.
YEAH!!!!!!
09/27/2008
MaxD MaxD
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Originally posted by Neuron Geek
The smileys will be added a few weeks.
I may be pushing my luck here, but can we have animated smileys?? PLEASE!
09/27/2008
Neuron Geek Neuron Geek
We'll see what we can do
09/27/2008
ThePornLibrarian ThePornLibrarian
I agree with Bulma. Edens does a great job with their pictures and I don't really see how this can add much to the site. A picture of a toy in someone's dorm room isn't going to offer me any incentive to purchase...
09/27/2008
Beautiful Dreamer Beautiful Dreamer
I really don't like the idea of photos in the review. If something is that important, you can always leave a comment with the link.
09/27/2008
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
I was going the make a new thread about this but randomly decided to search for one already in existence... I must have missed it when it was first written.

I'm working on a review right now and there are some things that are very difficult to put in writing and could be better communicated through pictures with captions. Reviewers who post reviews in their own blogs can post pictures and now we have video reviews, but I think there should be a "show and tell" option for normal on-site reviews.

So, who else would like the option to put appropriate pictures of their clean toys in their reviews?
12/04/2009
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by LikeSunshineDust
I was going the make a new thread about this but randomly decided to search for one already in existence... I must have missed it when it was first written.

I'm working on a review right now and there are some things that are very ... More
I would.
12/04/2009
Envy Envy
For pictures, to me it's always handy to see size comparison pictures so I can really grasp how big something is, like a vibrator next to a ruler, or a bullet/egg next to a quarter. I'm just a very visual/kinestetic person like that.
12/04/2009
Dragon Dragon
We still have "ADD Resource" which is an option to add a picture to a review. I just checked.
12/04/2009
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
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Originally posted by Dragon
We still have "ADD Resource" which is an option to add a picture to a review. I just checked.
Oh, thanks for pointing that out. I've noticed the option before but never took a close look at it.
12/04/2009
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
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Originally posted by LikeSunshineDust
Oh, thanks for pointing that out. I've noticed the option before but never took a close look at it.
Though I wish it was an option during the writing process, not just after it's been published.
12/04/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by LikeSunshineDust
Though I wish it was an option during the writing process, not just after it's been published.
This is a good idea.
12/04/2009
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