Humorous/Funny/Silly Reviews

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Humorous/Funny/Silly Reviews

Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Do you like reading these, or would you prefer the facts, only?

I find myself a little bored at times by reading long, but really informative reviews. I'm known to be a tad long winded sometimes.

I just tried my hand and writing a silly/funny review. It was a lot harder to write something that was amusing and informative. I'd like to see what you guys think, because I might adopt this style.

Get some Coochy on that coochy!

If you have any of your own, or have stumbled across some here, please share!
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I like reading funny, non-serious, but informative review.
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56  (86%)
Nothing but the facts, please!
DeliciousSurprise , null , Sir , Dusk , Antipova , MaryExy , padmeamidala , kjkitty , Owl Identified
9  (14%)
lol wut?
Total votes: 65
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07/25/2011
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DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
I find that, most of the time, a humorous review doesn't do what an excellent review should: it doesn't answer all of my questions about the product. Yes, it's funny. Awesome. If I want funny, I'll watch a comedy special. If you can be funny AND answer all of my questions, then that's a job well done. Otherwise? I'll skip it.


But that's just me.
07/25/2011
Ansley Ansley
It really depends on the item. I don't appreciate serious reviews for non-serious items. I don't appreciate silly reviews for items that are really expensive or elegant.
07/25/2011
AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
I always usually add humor in whatever I'm writing whether it's reviews, articles, blogs etc... It's just my personality. I do find that humor makes a read easier and keeps things flowing. You can get everything that needs to be said with an air of humor if you want. I thought the review was great, informative and at the same time made me smile! I voted it extremely useful. Good job, and good luck with the style! You have a knack for it.
07/25/2011
Linga Linga
I like both types of review but I don't really think the voting is set up properly for the slightly less informative but very amusing and entertaining reviews. I think there should be something like a creativity vote as well as the normal ones, mainly because the funny and awesomely entertaining might not always be "extremely useful" but they certainly have a place on EF.
07/25/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I don't think the vote showed up!

It's all good though. I had a really fun time writing in that style. It was a fun challenge. As long as you're not too focused on being funny, but can put a silly spin on the product and the information, it seems like it will work.

I personally love reading silly reviews, or ones with added bits of humor.
07/25/2011
AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
Quote:
Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I don't think the vote showed up!

It's all good though. I had a really fun time writing in that style. It was a fun challenge. As long as you're not too focused on being funny, but can put a silly spin on the product and the ...
I'll go back to the page and make sure I voted. I was pretty sure I hit return
07/25/2011
KinkyDesire KinkyDesire
I like the humorous reviews because it shows me the personality of the person who's writing it. Sometimes I feel if I can relate to the reviewer's personality, then I can better understand or relate to what they mean/feel about a product. It makes me feel at ease about that reviewer and the product. It also helps me make a healthy decision about the product/reviewer and whether or not I can genuinely trust what they're saying.

But that doesn't mean that all humorous reviews are good. There needs to be a balance of humor and information because I'm not here to be entertained. I'm here to gather information on a product so that I can make the best judgment as far as whether I want to purchase or not. And if a review is all humor, no information, then that review is just a waste of time (and I think we can all agree that our time is precious).
07/25/2011
MaryExy MaryExy
I like humor thrown in, but also technical details. I've seen some reviews that balance it pretty well. If I had to choose between the two, though, I'd rather get more info on a toy and lose the humor.
07/26/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
If you can do both, then FANTASTIC, but funny by itself doesn't make a review.
07/26/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
I find that, most of the time, a humorous review doesn't do what an excellent review should: it doesn't answer all of my questions about the product. Yes, it's funny. Awesome. If I want funny, I'll watch a comedy special. If you ...
I'm with Delicious Surprise---the information should be the most important part. If it's fun along the way, that's cool, but if the fun comes at the expense of the information, then it's not so good.

For gag items and low cost things, I'm more likely to enjoy fun/silly review.

I worry that if reviews focus toooo much on being creative and not enough on talking about the product, then they won't be as useful for people who use the site that aren't part of the community---and that's our real audience.

(of course, this is coming from the girl who wrote a song for Lone Star. But I tried to make it a very informative song... )
07/26/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Although I have extreme trouble writing anything but the facts myself, I like it when others add some humour as long as it has all the info too.

BUT some people take it way too far with the stupidity! Those ones I can't stand and won't finish reading.
07/26/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
It depends on the item, the reviewer and how often it is done. All reviews, even serious ones, can have the occasional humorous comment in them.

The occasional funny review is refreshing, but I don't think it should be done regularly as a rule. As I said, occasional funny reviews are good, but I wouldn't want every review to be a comedy routine. It is harder to write a humorous review. But, I only like to see them on occasion and when they are really well done.

I've written a few humorous reviews for items that didn't work out. I figured it was better to laugh at myself than totally trash the product.

What BBW and others have said are great. If one can be informative and funny, great. But, again, the fully humorous review should be an occasional thing. Funny comments in an otherwise serious reviews are good, as long as they are appropriate.
07/26/2011
newfoundlust newfoundlust
Quote:
Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Do you like reading these, or would you prefer the facts, only?

I find myself a little bored at times by reading long, but really informative reviews. I'm known to be a tad long winded sometimes.

I just tried my hand and writing a ...
Most of the time reviews our reviews are serious. That is fine. However, every once in a while we like to be a bit silly. This tends to only be on less serious products. For instance, we recently reviewed the Penguin Vibrator. We just had to do that in a tongue in cheek way.

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We think that either is fine as long as it is appropriate for the topic.
07/26/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
I also think that if there are a ton of a reviews on a product, it's easier to get away with a more tongue-in-cheek approach because every detail about the product has been hashed out. If I were to review the Hitachi, which I'm not, it would be a funny/silly review because there are dozens of reviews on that.
07/26/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
I'll go back to the page and make sure I voted. I was pretty sure I hit return
The first two or three votes take a minute to show up.
07/26/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I also think that if there are a ton of a reviews on a product, it's easier to get away with a more tongue-in-cheek approach because every detail about the product has been hashed out. If I were to review the Hitachi, which I'm not, it would ...
Yeah, there were already a bunch on the Coochy.
07/26/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
It depends on the item, the reviewer and how often it is done. All reviews, even serious ones, can have the occasional humorous comment in them.

The occasional funny review is refreshing, but I don't think it should be done regularly as a ...
I think it really does depend on the item. I mean, everyone laughs at the name of the item I picked, so it seemed to work pretty well.

With that said, it does make sense to tone it down when writing reviews for assignments and other things like that. They want the facts. It's about that delicate balance between funny and informative that is really hard to find.
07/26/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
i like funny reviews but they have to be informative as well. i know my reviews can be really boring so it's always cool to see another writing style
07/26/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. Spice
i like funny reviews but they have to be informative as well. i know my reviews can be really boring so it's always cool to see another writing style
Hey! Stop that. Informative does not equate boring.
07/26/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I find myself reading through reviews more when they're amusing. After you read and write a lot of reviews they all kinda start to sound the same. I want people to enjoy reading my reviews and want to read more because it makes me feel super awesome!

For example, if there was a toy you really weren't too interesting, but a reviewer who has comical reviews reviewed it, wouldn't it make you want to read it?

I've got a few people on here that I have alerts set for for when they write new reviews because of this. Honestly, it also gets me reading reviews of things I wouldn't have even thought to consider.
07/26/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I find myself reading through reviews more when they're amusing. After you read and write a lot of reviews they all kinda start to sound the same. I want people to enjoy reading my reviews and want to read more because it makes me feel super ...
Not everyone has the ability to make their humor pop through text. Of course, this will change the more they write but I really hate to see humor vs. informative debates. We all have our own style and one should be no better than the other in regards to how things are voted by other users.

I have a very dry, sarcastic sense of humor and that style is probably not going to be appreciated by the manufacturer or administrators because it might come off as abrasive instead of sarcastic.

I once cracked a joke about an author in my first draft of a review and was immediately told it was not a good idea even though I meant it very light-heartedly. It just wasn't going to be well received by the author or her fans. I changed it and was able to get my point across, but I'll never forget what my mentors said about it.

To each their own; if you want to write humorous reviews then go for it but I don't think it's something that should be expected or have any kind of weight in voting by the community.

Also, there's an April Fools Day thread floating around here somewhere with really silly reviews that are absolutely hysterical, but that was the intended purpose for those reviews.
07/26/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
As long as the info I seek is there, I love them. Having wrote a few myself I know how hard they can be. The reviews were it is nothing but humor I skip on voting. A funny review still needs to be a review.
07/26/2011
kjkitty kjkitty
If I am just browsing the site, funny reviews are definitely more fun to read. However, if I am seriously looking at a product to buy, I want the best review with the most information and the least bit of "fluff" to sift through so I can find a good product quickly.
07/26/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Honestly, all info reviews bore me...unless there are pictures or some interesting insight. I could really care less about measurements, but like to know/see how it compares to a can of soda, pencil, or anything else I may have at home.

On the other hand, all funny reviews without much info aren't as useful for me either.

A good balance of the two is ideal for me.
07/26/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I'm feeling really confident about my review. People seem to like that more than the other reviews I've written. Plus, it challenges my creativity and informative writing skills.

Dear EF,
You're not only awesome for my sex life, but my writing skills, as well.
07/26/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
As long as the review provides all of the information I wish to know about the product, I don't mind a little humor.
07/26/2011
zeebot zeebot
As long as it doesn't make it less detailed, sure. I don't really care though.
07/26/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
As long as it's not a long story and stays on topic, too.
07/26/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
It's always nice to read one with some humor, but I also enjoy the one's where the reviewer's personality really shows through. Cold hard facts only are a bit boring to me.
07/26/2011
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