How do you like your Pros & Cons?

Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Just curious. I've noticed there tend to be 2 general approaches - lists of words and short phrases which try to include several individual things and then sentences which sum up the pros or cons.

For instance, list style tends to look like (from my lovering review) "Silicone, fun shape, increases penis size, masculine color" whereas sentence style might be something like "This is a well made item which enhances penis size."

As a reviewer, which do you tend to use? I definitely use list style. I try to list as many pros or cons as possible so the reader can get the gist of the product without having to read an entire review. It's absolutely a numbers game and I try to say as much as possible because I know many people don't look beyond the summary and pros/cons.

As a reader, I also look for lists rather than sentences. Sometimes folks seem to use sentences in a way that is far too vague or general. Like if they said there's "Too many cons to list" or "Don't even get me started" or "Everything is a pro" - I absolutely have no idea what aspects of the item are good/bad and I have to read the review (especially if it's the sort of item I have very specific preferences about) in its entirety to understand that. To me, pros/cons should be a way to quickly clean information without requiring one to read a review.

Any thoughts?
09/14/2009
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Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Make that GLEAN info. LOL It's late. Night!
09/14/2009
Sammi Sammi
I typically use list style. With a 100 char limit, it's easier to get more information in the Pros & Cons that way.
09/14/2009
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
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Originally posted by Sammi
I typically use list style. With a 100 char limit, it's easier to get more information in the Pros & Cons that way.
Same here. I want the reader to be able to walk away from the summary, pros, and cons knowing enough to decide if they want to bother reading the rest, or if the toy isn't for them. Kind of like the abstract of a research paper in some ways, I guess, just not as dry.
09/14/2009
Liz2 Liz2
I too use a "list", it just says more. Even with a list, I get knocked out by the character limit.
09/14/2009
Sir Sir
List style, because there are too little characters. And same here, Liz2.
09/14/2009
Gary Gary
I definitely agree that the more information there is, the better. I also agree that someone may only glance at the pros/cons/summary section, especially if they are scanning over a large section of toys looking for something good to buy.

Great thread!
09/14/2009
Femme Mystique Femme Mystique
Also the list style. I usually have too many pros or cons to fit even that way, so there is no way a sentence would work for me.
09/14/2009
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I prefer list sytle bcs it makes it more obvious whether there are more pros versus cons. But most times my cons are based on how others in general might find a con and it is not neccesarily my own personal con. I think its more helpful.
09/15/2009
spicywife spicywife
List style for sure.. straight and to the point.
09/15/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Naughty Student
I prefer list sytle bcs it makes it more obvious whether there are more pros versus cons. But most times my cons are based on how others in general might find a con and it is not neccesarily my own personal con. I think its more helpful.
I understand what you mean. Sometimes price is one of those cons or "might be too small for some" but that's still helpful.
09/15/2009
Rayne Millaray Rayne Millaray
I usually use lists. Makes it easier to get as much in as possible.
09/19/2009
Epiphora Epiphora
Lists! I tend to go over the character limit using lists, so I can't imagine using sentences. I agree, stuff like "too many cons to list" is a total cop-out. Pick the most horrible cons and list them!
09/19/2009
Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady
Quote:
Originally posted by Epiphora
Lists! I tend to go over the character limit using lists, so I can't imagine using sentences. I agree, stuff like "too many cons to list" is a total cop-out. Pick the most horrible cons and list them!
Ditto for me.
09/19/2009
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