What do you wish people would forget to add to their reviews?

js250 js250
And now for the flip side!! There are many parts of the reviews that are necessary, details that are helpful and components that make up a wonderful review.

--What do you wish people would not remember to add to the review?
--Why do you feel that way?
--What have you done about it?
04/26/2013
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Gary Gary
I wish people would not add all of the product information that is already available on the product page. It is very redundant.
04/26/2013
SMichelle SMichelle
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Originally posted by Gary
I wish people would not add all of the product information that is already available on the product page. It is very redundant.
This makes me giggle a bit, because I ALWAYS see comments on reviews asking... "what's this made out of?", "what are the measurements?", etc... And all of that can be found on the product page.

I've gotten into the habit of including all of that after I realized that reviews tend to get down-voted if they don't mention the obvious details.
04/26/2013
Adnerbmw Adnerbmw
I try to do basic info in the material or size but i dont do exact measurements unless its needed. I hate the video reviews where its just a string of photos, i like the videos where they are actually talking and describing it and showing it, i feel like i learn more from those. The other thing is the reviews where they talk about the packaging a bunch. I dont care if the packaging is super cute or not, its going to get tossed after i open it. I say if its discreet or not but that is it. Its just alot of filler for reviews to describe the packaging.
04/26/2013
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by Gary
I wish people would not add all of the product information that is already available on the product page. It is very redundant.
Sorry, but I have to disagree with you on this one. A lot of times the information provided by the manufacturers are not very detailed and accurate, especially when it comes to measurements.
04/26/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
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Originally posted by Adnerbmw
I try to do basic info in the material or size but i dont do exact measurements unless its needed. I hate the video reviews where its just a string of photos, i like the videos where they are actually talking and describing it and showing it, i feel ... More
I disagree. I like hearing about what the packaging is like before I purchase an item. It helps me know how discreet it is, if it can be used for storage, or if I have to find another storage option. I always make sure to include a good deal about the packaging in my reviews because I think it's useful information that's not included on the product page.

I think breaking down product ingredients can be a little lengthy and I tend to skip that part. I think it's useful to include the ingredients, but people with skin issues will obviously look through the list and see if something is a problem. I'm not a big fan of the breakdown of that, but can see how it's very useful to some people.
04/26/2013
GONE! GONE!
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Originally posted by Rossie
Sorry, but I have to disagree with you on this one. A lot of times the information provided by the manufacturers are not very detailed and accurate, especially when it comes to measurements.
Agreed. And not everyone measures them correctly so the more people add it after measuring it themselves, the more likely it is I can get an accurate average.
04/26/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Quite honestly, nothing. I like when the product information is in a review. 9 times out of 10 I'm reading a review from the New Reviews or Community page so I may not be familiar with the product. It's nice to see the material and dimensions in the review instead of having to look them up and hope they're accurate. Having everything in one spot to create a comprehensive overview of the product is pretty great, why discourage that? Even if I don't care about the packaging details, someone else does. I can always skip over the parts I know or I don't care about.
04/26/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I enjoy everything that is in a review, if I have read other reviews on the same thing one person may have something different the other person did not have. If there are parts that I don't want to read I will skip over them. The main parts I do read are the material and texture. The size/design/shape. The care and maintenance and the performance and experience.
04/26/2013
Woman China Woman China
I agree with Gary. A lot of the information on the product page shouldn't have to be mentioned in a review. I do include the product page information for as it has been said, reviews without that information is seriously down voted.

BUT... I do feel that if you measure your item, and the dimensions are different than the product page, that should be included in the review.

I feel that when you have a beauty product, listing all the ingredients is ok, but breaking down each ingredient is tedious. The major ones I can understand, but each ingredient is just a waste of time.

I sometimes feel that some members go wild and crazy when it comes to photos. I mean really. Do we need a photo of each side of the packaging and only one photo of the toy itself?

I do feel that this is a great thread!!!
04/26/2013
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
I agree with the idea that measurements can be inaccurate and if they are it should be mentioned. I mention the length and girth of most toys as part of ANY conversation that I have when I am discussing a product with someone in person so my reviews tend to read more and more like I actually speak.

Breaking down ALL ingredients and making shock and awe warnings as though EVERYONE knows what you are saying is God's law is not only not necessary it is not fair to a company. Most companies are run by people who actually don't want to poison and cause infections in their customers. Silicone toys will not melt if silicone lube is used on them...we've done informal workshops and I've, personally, tested well over 100 silicone toys and never had ANYTHING nasty happen to my silicone toys or lube. Things have changed in the toy industry and it's time we change with the times!
04/26/2013
mpfm mpfm
This is a great question. I'm enjoying the responses.

I tend to favor short concise reviews that pack in a whole lot of information. I'm not interested in lenghty discourses on packaging I want to know if it is suitable for long term storage and if it is discreet. That's it. A single picture of the packaging is sometimes helpful, but not really necessary unless there was something truly unique about it.

I don't like detailed breakdowns of ingredients. If there is something noteable about an ingredient or two, I want to here that. Otherwise, it's overkill for me.

I like personal stories, but not ones that ramble aimlessly forever and a day.

I DO like the product information. That is primarily because I choose reviews from the review page. I don't like to have to click to the product page to get the rest of the information. However I don't just want a list of the dimensions. I want to know how the dimensions affect the toy.
04/26/2013
never shy never shy
Smell or taste I don't eat my dildos
04/26/2013
Woman China Woman China
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Originally posted by never shy
Smell or taste I don't eat my dildos
Agreed!!!!

If it is a rank smelling toy, then sure. Yes, I think that is important to know. But if the toy has no scent, is that really necessary? Not to mention... I've over two hundred toys, and only one of them tasted yicky. Is this really needed to be included?
04/26/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
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Originally posted by never shy
Smell or taste I don't eat my dildos
Just because you don't ever put a dildo in your mouth, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of other people who do. Some people like to give head to a dildo, and some just use their tongues or mouth to add a quick bit of natural lubrication. There are still toys on the market that have a smell and/or taste, so this is valuable information for many people.
05/12/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
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Originally posted by js250
And now for the flip side!! There are many parts of the reviews that are necessary, details that are helpful and components that make up a wonderful review.

--What do you wish people would not remember to add to the review?
--Why do you ... More
I have seen some reviews in which the related information and/or extremely detailed description goes overboard, but I know this often happens because a reviewer is trying to avoid any possible reason to have their review voted anything less than EU. As long as all the info I'm looking for is there and fairly easy to find, I won't downvote for this.
05/12/2013
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