Words of advice

LoveX LoveX
There are many posts about sub-par reviews, and I myself do understand there are three different types of reviews. There are the amazing and informative, the so-so but still alright, and the down right minimum.

I would like to start this post for newer (like myself) reviewers, in hopes that some of the veterans will give some tips. I did one of js250's mentor classes, and it did help a lot. But there is always room for improvement!

I personally, love this site and the review program. I haven't been here very long, but I am trying to make quality reviews. I find it hard to improve without some feedback or advice. I don't know anyone else who does this in the real world, otherwise it would be easy to ask. I do come into the forum and read post after post, and try to make mental note of the advice and expectations I have seen.

So anyways, if you have any advice or ideas you would like to share with newer reviewers, please feel free to add it! I would really appreciate it, as I'm sure other newbies would.
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Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by LoveX
There are many posts about sub-par reviews, and I myself do understand there are three different types of reviews. There are the amazing and informative, the so-so but still alright, and the down right minimum.

I would like to start this post ... More
My real advice is to write reviews that would answer any questions you might have about a product if you were totally just a customer and looking to make a purchase. Don't worry about appealing to the voters since they tend to be community members and not plain old customers. Most of all make writing the review fun...if it's a chore you won't do your best and your personality will be missing from the review.

Keep colloquialisms to a minimum but don't be afraid to toss a y'all in the mix just to keep it readable. Mind grammar rules but don't get too focused on them and PLEASE spell check your work!

Read reviews on products you know nothing about and then judge (for yourself) what points were useful to you and what was superfluous. Remember to use plain speech as well because not everyone knows what the fuck superfluous means anyhow.

Design for yourself a sort of master plan for how you write your reviews to include what YOU feel is important for a customer to know about the product. You can feel free to use your own voice unless you are part of the descriptive review program because in that program we are giving the facts only and reserving personal opinion to the experience section.

Keep your amazing description of the mind blowing orgasm you had to the experience section...in that section feel free to give complete reign to your storytelling ability! Wow us with your exploits, or leave it blank if you are wanting to share less. Put the facts about the toy in the main portion of the review.

The most important question I have as a consumer is does the toy work like it is supposed to and is it worth the cost? Everything else is just window dressing even though it is good information.
06/11/2013
LoveX LoveX
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
My real advice is to write reviews that would answer any questions you might have about a product if you were totally just a customer and looking to make a purchase. Don't worry about appealing to the voters since they tend to be community ... More
Great advice! Thank you!
06/11/2013
Mwar Mwar
I still go out of my way to read reviews whether they are great or not so great. I also like to read reviews from products I never knew existed, might never use, or cant physically (anatomically) use. The more reviews you read, I feel, the more you'll learn about products and health in general. Reading some reviews can be educational as well as informative.

And I agree with the above. Think about what you'd want to know about a product when buying it and throw that in your review.

Don't be afraid to have a voice and style, too!
06/11/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
I agree with Mwar...read lots of reviews. In the good ones, try to identify why you think they are good. In the bad ones, figure out what you think is missing.

Read the reviews that are nominated for rumbles, or go to the Profiles page (listed under the "Play" tab). Where it says "Sort by," choose "Quality." Read reviews by some of the contributors who consistently write EU reviews. You can click on "Quality" a second time to get to the contributors with the...well, the worst reviews. You will have to go to page 1259 before you get to contributors with any reviews at all though.

I don't suggest that you try to write in the style of other reviewers, just that you read and figure out what the good reviews have in common...and what the bad ones do.
06/13/2013
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