#Rumble - How interested are you? (everyone's feedback needed)

Sangsara Sangsara
I like it because it gives new reviewers an idea of what as awesome review is like and something to aspire too. For me it alerts me to reviewers I haven't previously noticed and makes sure that those 'really unique' reviews don't go by unread. For instance occasionally a super funny review will come out- or just one that gives a different view on how to write a review. Academically I do fine - if I'm thorough and complete each section as well as ad pictures I usually get mostly "very useful" ratings but I want to learn how to make my reviews stand out and perhaps be a bit different , especially if I want to continue reviewing on a blog as well. The rumble gives me great ideas for inspiration which I appreciate.
04/26/2013
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I really enjoy the rumbles. Recently I haven't been on the site as much as I was before because a lot of life changes were going on, so I haven't read that many reviews to nominate or vote for. Before life interrupted, I loved seeing the weekly rumbles. I rarely nominated unless one really stood out to me, but always voted. I've been nominated a few times and won once and I think it helps me strive to be a better writer on each review thinking just maybe someone will see the review and think it is rumble worthy. I would hate for it to go away.
04/26/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
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Originally posted by Sangsara
I like it because it gives new reviewers an idea of what as awesome review is like and something to aspire too. For me it alerts me to reviewers I haven't previously noticed and makes sure that those 'really unique' reviews don't go ... More
Excellent point...I agree...well said.
04/26/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
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Originally posted by Zombirella
I agree with this. I can't remember if Kindred was the one that mentioned it (it's been a LONG day), but I think being able to see the progress of who is winning in the rumble influences other votes some. I think percentage should be hidden ... More
Great idea!
04/26/2013
Bme Bme
I like the rumble. It exposes me to some products I normally would not look at. I do wish that those nominated would be reviewed by editors though. Some have many errors in them. Other than that small suggestion, I think it is a great way to recognize reviewers for their hard work.
04/26/2013
meitman meitman
I like it, but I don't usually have enough time to read through the reviews. I also think there are so many reviews posted now that unless you're one of the people who the nominators are following your review doesn't have a chance of being picked. That's why it seems like a popularity contest sometimes. I don't think it's intentional.
04/26/2013
Woman China Woman China
I am not a huge fan of the Rumbles. I don't mind them, but I am not a fan of some of the people involved.

Many times I get a message that I just received a new EF mail and it turns out to be some random member saying something like, "check out my review and vote for me in the rumble".

I do agree that sometimes it feels like the Rumbles are just a popularity contest for various members egos. But I do know that some members have gone out of their way to make it less so.

Personally, I stopped looking at the Rumble a long while ago. I do feel that there needs to be a change to it. Maybe a ranking Rumble? Something like maybe non-Advanced Rumble and Advanced Rumble?
04/26/2013
never shy never shy
I've never looked at it
04/26/2013
wicked48 wicked48
I'm new to the site and don't know what the rumble is.
04/26/2013
Innocence Is Bliss Innocence Is Bliss
Honestly, I have no idea what this is. I'm new to Eden, though, so that's probably at least part of it.
04/27/2013
sweisb4100 sweisb4100
Just found out what Rumble is and thats super awesome and helpful!
04/27/2013
Illusional Illusional
It feels like a popularity contest.
It doesn't even seem worth voting or participating in the Rumble.

I barely look for it.
04/27/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
That's a shame. I don't always remember that the rumble exists while reading reviews.
What about just having a link to the nomination page? If you can't nominate from the review page, at least making it easier to go there right while you are thinking about it would help. It would also serve as a reminder to nominate!
04/28/2013
Darling Jen Darling Jen
I actually very much love the Rumbles and used to read them every week. It's just been insanely busy for me working full-time and traveling for family quite often, that I only get to check on them occasionally now.
04/28/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
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Originally posted by snowminx
This and the fact that it's weekly, I think that's a fairly often thing to have. Maybe it should be monthly and then you can narrow it down to 3-5 reviews and more people would vote and you would also have better quality reviews.

I ... More
I'm not sure why it would be better to have a Rumble less often--that just means only one person per month gets to win, rather than 4-5. Where's the benefit in that?
04/28/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
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Originally posted by GonetoLovehoney
It was easier to find people for Rumbles back when there was a larger part of the review page that showed new reviews (with a picture of the item and a snippet about it) rather than this list thing that we have now.

I wish it were easier to ... More
Yes! I've been searching for a page here with a list of all the newest reviews.
04/28/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
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Originally posted by MrWill
I love the review rumbles. It is a good way to showcase the greater reviews each week, but I do think it should be publicized elsewhere somehow.


One idea to improve the Rumble process for me (which would be hard to set up, but make them ... More
I love that you posted your Myers-Briggs personality type. (INFP, myself--my best friend is INTJ.)

As for me, I only just looked at and figured out the Rumble a few days ago, for the first time. I will definitely try to keep an eye on it and make nominations, though an easier way to find all of the new reviews for the week would be extremely useful!
04/28/2013
Megen8492 Megen8492
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Originally posted by Gary
Hey everyone!This week we will be starting weekly Rumble #184. I posted the very first Rumble on September 25th, 2009. It is pretty crazy to see that it has last over 3 years now.With how much the community has grown over the last few years it is ... More
love it!!
04/28/2013
ImaGodiva ImaGodiva
I really love the Rumble! It's things like this that keep me coming back regularly. I've nominated a few times, and I would like to be more involved. I think that it's difficult to avoid nominating the same people time after time because those few people write really exceptional reviews, but I've tried to nominate newer people instead.

It is difficult to keep up with every single review that has been written in order to choose the best newer contributors' reviews but I think it's important. Even the top 10 reviewers started somewhere, they didn't just give birth to those spectacular reviews from day one. Well, I assume they didn't. OK, maybe a couple of them probably did.

I think that a contributor should only be able to win once every 3 months or something similar. There should be a list of those winners posted, or even better, if somehow there could be a page set up that lists just the eligible reviews (author hasn't won in 3 months, or whatever time frame works), and as mentioned previously there could be a nomination button on each review, it would make it so much easier keep track of them all and to effectively nominate the best ones.

I think this could be a worthwhile program that would encourage newer reviewers to really do a great job, while bringing exposure to more reviews (which means exposure to more products) each week. This could make the newer people feel more positive about their chances of being nominated and even of winning, and also give them a realistic goal to try to attain in terms of review quality. It can get discouraging seeing those Lamborghini reviews week after week when you're still still just trying to trade in your Toyota for a Lexus.
04/28/2013
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by P'Gell
This... I have felt this way for a long time.
Same reason we stopped following them.
04/29/2013
snowminx snowminx
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Originally posted by FieryRed
I'm not sure why it would be better to have a Rumble less often--that just means only one person per month gets to win, rather than 4-5. Where's the benefit in that?
Because if it's less often more people would be involved in the voting. Think about it this way, if we had national elections every year instead of very 4 years do you think the number of people going out to vote would be the same or go down? Maybe they could have runner ups that way also.
04/29/2013
js250 js250
Here is a thought....what about awarding the nominator points as well as the winner? Then you would get more people interested in nominating winning reviews....

I don't know what this would do for programming--but how about having a separate section of EF for all the contests. The Forums can get overwhelming and also the thread for the Rumble can get lost in the shuffle if people automatically minimize the section. Many do that to make more space for the forum discussion area.
04/29/2013
DolphinGirl DolphinGirl
To be honest, I don't know what a rumble is!
04/29/2013
Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
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Originally posted by js250
Here is a thought....what about awarding the nominator points as well as the winner? Then you would get more people interested in nominating winning reviews....

I don't know what this would do for programming--but how about having a ... More
I second the idea of a separate sub-forum for Rumbles.

Since this thread, I'm actually a lot more active in following the Rumbles. I've now nominated reviews for two Rumbles and voting regularly.
04/29/2013
Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
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Originally posted by KrissyNovacaine
I'm not a huge fan. I check them out once in a while, but I have always felt that it can easily just be a weekly popularity contest about the users rather then the quality of the review. I don't follow it closely enough to say that is ... More
i feel the same way.
04/30/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
I thought the Rumble was one of the featured threads in the past, which kept it toward the top of the forum with the announcements and such, but I notice that for the last few weeks it hasn't been. That could account for the drop in participation as well.
04/30/2013
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by js250
Here is a thought....what about awarding the nominator points as well as the winner? Then you would get more people interested in nominating winning reviews....

I don't know what this would do for programming--but how about having a ... More
There actually is already a subsection of the forum for contests. link

It's just a subsection of a main section.

We do generally put up a banner in the slider on the forum main page and put the rumbles in the featured section, too.

It kind of freaks me out that so many people have never seen it.

(Sorry to have made this a reply when only part of it was really a reply. The rest is just me babbling away...)
04/30/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
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Originally posted by ImaGodiva
I really love the Rumble! It's things like this that keep me coming back regularly. I've nominated a few times, and I would like to be more involved. I think that it's difficult to avoid nominating the same people time after time because ... More
"I think that a contributor should only be able to win once every 3 months or something similar." "...if somehow there could be a page set up that lists just the eligible reviews (author hasn't won in 3 months, or whatever time frame works)..."

Excellent ideas! This would encourage folks to seek out newer reviewers to nominate, as well.
04/30/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
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Originally posted by snowminx
Because if it's less often more people would be involved in the voting. Think about it this way, if we had national elections every year instead of very 4 years do you think the number of people going out to vote would be the same or go down? ... More
I disagree. I don't see why having them less often would draw more voters--in fact, I think it might draw fewer, since having them more often keeps the Rumble on people's minds. Less often, and folks might forget about them.

As for national elections, I and most people I know would absolutely turn out every year if they were held that often.
04/30/2013
ImaGodiva ImaGodiva
I have enough of a challenge trying to keep up with one week of reviews to figure out some nominations - if it was longer than that, for me it would be a very daunting task! Also, having it more often gives more chances to win, and there are so many reviewers who (I assume) would like a chance. I really like having just one winner because it makes the voting easier, for me anyway, to choose just one rather than having to rank multiple winners.
05/01/2013
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