Anyone feel some dont understand the difference between dr and regular reviews

Starkiller87 Starkiller87
I feel like sometimes I see a dr or on my own people vote like they would a normal review. I really keep my drs simple because its supposed to be more than basic facts and descriptions. So the bulk of my normal reviews of my experiences or expectations get left out of the dr like we were told to do. But I feel commenters and voters sometimes dont get the difference and vote low or understand whats going on.

Anyone else feel this way? Or know how to combat it?

Or what do you like to see in a DR? That might be a better place to start with questions.
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Ansley Ansley
I, too, keep my DRs simple and clean of experience and that kind of stuff unlike my regular reviews. I don't get upset if people have more questions when I've written a DR. But, no one has ever voted a DR less than useful for me.

It's more about what I don't like to see in DRs. I don't need to know the breakdown of all the ingredients or what its other uses are. Just tell me what it looks like, how it feels, and if it works. Let the other reviewers on the toy do the heavy lifting in those areas. That's just my personal opinion, though.
05/10/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
When writing a DR, the only things I do different is the format and I try to keep my "I think"'s down to a minimum. I have been leaving out some things I include in my regular review like ingredients and size, but sometimes that info is not on the product page so I have to check first. I have had a few that the size was off so I include that and send a ticket in (never know if it page will be updated before the review is published).

I do include my experience though, that is something that should be always included. It just goes in the "Personal" or "Experience" sections.

Also, there is nothing that says it is a DR review, not many people know until they see it on the product page.
05/10/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I almost wish it would be made public, when a DR goes live and goes into the "regular review" page and people vote on it. It would help if people knew it IS a DR, and that the reviewer was doing a slightly different job than a regular review.

I try to stick to basics with a DR, but always end up putting more stuff, because I know people are going to read it as a "regular review" and most people don't know the difference.

Perhaps something could be put near the top of the DRs, when the appear live on the NON Product page and say something like, "This review was written to describe the product for the Main Product Page." and then a short description of what that means.

Would that work for some people? Do you think people would even read it?
05/10/2012
js250 js250
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
When writing a DR, the only things I do different is the format and I try to keep my "I think"'s down to a minimum. I have been leaving out some things I include in my regular review like ingredients and size, but sometimes that info is ... More
There is nothing indicating that it is a DR, and it may confuse some of the followers if the review is not as thorough as your regular ones.
05/10/2012
Nora29714 Nora29714
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
I feel like sometimes I see a dr or on my own people vote like they would a normal review. I really keep my drs simple because its supposed to be more than basic facts and descriptions. So the bulk of my normal reviews of my experiences or ... More
DR? what is that short for?
05/10/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Nora29714
DR? what is that short for?
Descriptive Review. Some of us are sent toys in order to test and write reviews for the Main Product Page. These reviews are supposed to be Objective and simply explain what the product is, what it looks like, what it does etc.

When a chosen person writes a Descriptive Review, it is then taken by Administration, edited to fit the Product Page and then published simultaneously on the Product Page and on a regular review page at the same time.
05/10/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I almost wish it would be made public, when a DR goes live and goes into the "regular review" page and people vote on it. It would help if people knew it IS a DR, and that the reviewer was doing a slightly different job than a regular ... More
I agree I wish that there would be a marking or something to indicate the difference right away.
05/10/2012
Sammi Sammi
I'm not sure why it would be necessary to distinguish if it's a descriptive review or not. It should be just as well written, or maybe more so, as a regular, non-DR review.

The main difference in these reviews is that they should cover all aspects of the item being reviewed and note how it might work for anyone, not just the reviewer, in the main part of the review which makes it more objective. Description reviewers are introducing customers to the item, as well as giving their opinion on the product.

So, for example, in a descriptive review you shouldn't see in the main part of the size section, "This is too small...", but something like "This is a smaller..."

The experience section is where you should find the detail on how it worked specifically for the reviewer. This is the section where "it's too small for me..." is appropriate.
05/10/2012
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