Description Review Guidelines Update

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Description Review Guidelines Update

Obscura Obscura
Hi Everyone!

Eden's Description Review Guidelines got updated. Please take a look at them here.

Let's discuss them here. I'd like to see your thoughts and suggestions.

Thanks
06/05/2015
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Herzer Herzer
Quote:
Originally posted by Obscura
Hi Everyone!

Eden's Description Review Guidelines got updated. Please take a look at them here.

Let's discuss them here. I'd like to see your thoughts and suggestions.

Thanks ...
I'm excited that the review program may be coming back. I miss the active community we had and the chance to review new items in addition to the ones I bought.
06/05/2015
Heartthrob Heartthrob
Quote:
Originally posted by Obscura
Hi Everyone!

Eden's Description Review Guidelines got updated. Please take a look at them here.

Let's discuss them here. I'd like to see your thoughts and suggestions.

Thanks ...
Thanks so much!
06/05/2015
Rossie Rossie
Obscura, thank you for updating the Description Review Guidelines!

I have a question: Let's say a rabbit vibrator operates with two motors that function differently, and the shaft's motor is much less powerful than that of the rabbit arm's, how shall we rate the toy? Thanks again!
06/05/2015
Obscura Obscura
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Originally posted by Herzer
I'm excited that the review program may be coming back. I miss the active community we had and the chance to review new items in addition to the ones I bought.
Herzer, that's exactly what we're missing and trying to bring back. We're shooting for thriving, honest, and respectful community that anyone can turn to for information, advice, and ideas. First Description Review assignments have already gone out and will be getting published shortly.
06/07/2015
Obscura Obscura
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
Obscura, thank you for updating the Description Review Guidelines!

I have a question: Let's say a rabbit vibrator operates with two motors that function differently, and the shaft's motor is much less powerful than that of the rabbit ...
That's an important question. Lots of factors should be considered when rating a toy, such as price bracket, materials, overall performance, and of course your personal preference.
However, some good thought should be given before the final rating. There are millions of us out there, each with their own preference. Less powerful shaft motor might not be a great fit for you, but for someone else it'll be a rare and dear find.
Whether you find that feature good or bad, it should be mentioned in neutral tone, so the reader can decide for themselves.

In the end, consider all of the factors and rate the toy as you see fit. You are the writer and the reviewer and Eden trusts you for a reason.
06/07/2015
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
I'm glad to see things picking up!
06/07/2015
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Obscura
That's an important question. Lots of factors should be considered when rating a toy, such as price bracket, materials, overall performance, and of course your personal preference.
However, some good thought should be given before the final ...
Thank you for the useful advice!
06/07/2015
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by Obscura
That's an important question. Lots of factors should be considered when rating a toy, such as price bracket, materials, overall performance, and of course your personal preference.
However, some good thought should be given before the final ...
What I have done in the past for rating an item with multiple factors was to rate each factor separately, then average them out. Would this be considered still effective--or would you prefer that we separate the ratings in one of the review sections with explanations?

(My DR will be submitted within the next two days...)
06/08/2015
Herzer Herzer
Quote:
Originally posted by Obscura
Herzer, that's exactly what we're missing and trying to bring back. We're shooting for thriving, honest, and respectful community that anyone can turn to for information, advice, and ideas. First Description Review assignments have ...
Thanks Obscura. I hope I'm in the next round.

You mentioned in the Description Review Program Guidelines about preferences. Are we using the old assignment request system or should we send you the info on preferences?
06/08/2015
Obscura Obscura
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Originally posted by js250
What I have done in the past for rating an item with multiple factors was to rate each factor separately, then average them out. Would this be considered still effective--or would you prefer that we separate the ratings in one of the review sections ...
I like your method of rating each factor separately, js. It brings clarity and attention to details.

A couple of sentences or a small(!) paragraph with an explanation of the rating is a nice touch as well.

I wouldn't want to create a 'rule' for you guys for rating. Reviews are works of creativity, not science and it's important that you don't feel constrained.
06/09/2015
Obscura Obscura
Quote:
Originally posted by Herzer
Thanks Obscura. I hope I'm in the next round.

You mentioned in the Description Review Program Guidelines about preferences. Are we using the old assignment request system or should we send you the info on preferences?
Herzer, I'll message you separately about the next round.

Good question!! We are NOT using the old system any longer. I (or another administrator) will be creating the assignments. But the reviewers will be a big part of the process as well - they'll help choose the right product for them, request certain items, etc
06/09/2015
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
Would you be the admin in charge of the Task Market and the Mentor Program as well? Or will that be handled by someone else?

Nice to meet you!
06/09/2015
John E W John E W
I'm happy and glad to hear about the news
06/09/2015
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by Obscura
I like your method of rating each factor separately, js. It brings clarity and attention to details.

A couple of sentences or a small(!) paragraph with an explanation of the rating is a nice touch as well.

I wouldn't want to ...
Thank you. I will include them on the reviews for items that have more features.
06/10/2015
BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
I feel that all the guidelines are very reasonable and are good standards to adhere to.
06/10/2015
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
Would you be the admin in charge of the Task Market and the Mentor Program as well? Or will that be handled by someone else?

Nice to meet you!
That's a good question. I've wanted to edit reviews again for a while and haven't been chosen to do so, which is a bit upsetting.

I feel that these guidelines are ENTIRELY fair and accurate. I agree with them wholeheartedly - a product should be rated based on its price bracket as well as its features and how much it delivers inside that price bracket.
06/13/2015
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Sir
That's a good question. I've wanted to edit reviews again for a while and haven't been chosen to do so, which is a bit upsetting.

I feel that these guidelines are ENTIRELY fair and accurate. I agree with them wholeheartedly - a ...
OK, off topic, but...please, admin, let Sir edit! We could really use his help and he can be relied upon to do a proper job. I am putting in my vote for Sir to edit!

@Sir, good to see you around! You might want to send a PM to Obscura and let her know you are a former editor and you'd like to edit again. I can imagine how frustrating it has been for you to know you can help and not be given the chance. Let's put you to work
06/13/2015
OH&W, Lovebears OH&W, Lovebears
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
OK, off topic, but...please, admin, let Sir edit! We could really use his help and he can be relied upon to do a proper job. I am putting in my vote for Sir to edit!

@Sir, good to see you around! You might want to send a PM to Obscura and let ...
WW, will you be editing again soon ?
06/14/2015
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by OH&W, Lovebears
WW, will you be editing again soon ?
@ OH&W, I am not sure. Honestly, I don't know if I can handle it right now, but I will give it a try at some point. I did take a quick look at the task market and saw that there's a lot of work to be done. On one hand that's great because it means new members are submitting reviews, yeah! On the other, the work backs up pretty fast. If I am able, I will certainly try to crank out as many as possible but I believe there is still a limit as to how many one person can edit per day. It's nice to know that there are/will be other people editing as well.
06/16/2015
OH&W, Lovebears OH&W, Lovebears
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
@ OH&W, I am not sure. Honestly, I don't know if I can handle it right now, but I will give it a try at some point. I did take a quick look at the task market and saw that there's a lot of work to be done. On one hand that's great ...
I did hear they have a few more editors and EF is also doing some of them. I wish there was a system besides Mentors to help new reviewers.

Some try but they don't give much info or follow the long version. Then when the reviews don't get good marks they get discouraged. I don't like to rate any down and will leave it blank or send person a pm with suggestions. I think also if they would understand to use the follow system, it would benefit them.

Just like you and others explained and taught me.

I like js250 thread trying to show new reviewers how others do it. When the new reviewers don't get any good marks or any marks, it must be discouraging. Perhaps EF should allow the editor or have someone give them suggestions before the review go to print. And don't allow newbies to use the short version. Though some use the long and still only write 2-3 sentences.

Just my long 4 bits.
06/16/2015
Obscura Obscura
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Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
Would you be the admin in charge of the Task Market and the Mentor Program as well? Or will that be handled by someone else?

Nice to meet you!
Hi charmedtomeetyou,

I am not in charge of the Mentor Program. It's being evaluated at this time, so while its active for current mentors, new applications are not being considered. I'll keep everyone posted on the progress.

Better news for the Task Market, however. I am going to be in charge of it, but its also being restructured at this time. It's coming back shortly and will be less about the reviews and more about promoting.
Basically, our community members will be able to earn rewards (which will be centered around unlimited gift cards ) for twitting, facebooking, instagramming, etc, about Eden.
I am really excited about this program because it'll be easy for you guys to earn points which we will convert to awesome prizes, compete in promotional contests, and participate in other fun events. At the same time, Eden will get some first-rate exposure, igniting people's interests and getting some traffic through the site. Everyone wins!

I'll keep you updated on this also; this program is going to go live in a little bit.
06/18/2015
Lvstoplay Lvstoplay
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Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
Would you be the admin in charge of the Task Market and the Mentor Program as well? Or will that be handled by someone else?

Nice to meet you!
I applied for the mentor program, but haven't heard back.
06/19/2015
Lvstoplay Lvstoplay
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Originally posted by Obscura
Hi charmedtomeetyou,

I am not in charge of the Mentor Program. It's being evaluated at this time, so while its active for current mentors, new applications are not being considered. I'll keep everyone posted on the progress. ...
Will the review process and rewards for reviewing stay they same, or is that changing too?
06/19/2015
Obscura Obscura
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Originally posted by Lvstoplay
Will the review process and rewards for reviewing stay they same, or is that changing too?
The review process and the rewards will stay the same.
06/19/2015
Lvstoplay Lvstoplay
Quote:
Originally posted by Obscura
The review process and the rewards will stay the same.
Cool, thanks! Still wish we could use more of our points, but It's nice to know that the program won't be completely revamped.
06/19/2015
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Obscura
Hi charmedtomeetyou,

I am not in charge of the Mentor Program. It's being evaluated at this time, so while its active for current mentors, new applications are not being considered. I'll keep everyone posted on the progress. ...
That sounds like a fun program! I picture plenty of new accounts showing up on those social networking sites! And, or course, more transactions for Eden!

Obscura, is the warehouse fully-stocked to fill all those orders?
06/19/2015
Obscura Obscura
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
That sounds like a fun program! I picture plenty of new accounts showing up on those social networking sites! And, or course, more transactions for Eden!

Obscura, is the warehouse fully-stocked to fill all those orders?
Fully stocked
06/22/2015
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by Obscura
Fully stocked
Marvelous!
06/22/2015
BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
Being a consistent member of EF for the last few years and going on quite a rollercoaster ride of changes, looking forward to see what the new program has in store.
06/22/2015
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