Quantity of reviews since changes were announced...

js250 js250
It seems to me that the number of reviews that are being published has gone down significantly since EF has changed the point system and announced upcoming changes to the review program.

Have these changes affected your review writing?

Do you have other things going on right now and don't have the time?

Other....
04/18/2013
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surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
It seems to me that the number of reviews that are being published has gone down significantly since EF has changed the point system and announced upcoming changes to the review program.

Have these changes affected your review ... More
I've been very busy in real life, which is a big part in why I haven't reviewed lately - I just moved and I'm spending all of my time writing cover letters to look for a job. I'm in the process of setting up a blog, however, so even if I got a job tomorrow, I probably wouldn't start reviewing again until I got it to a point where it was feasible for me to start posting my reviews to there. I was originally going to wait for the changes to take place with the review program, because I've only written a handful of reviews and decided that I shouldn't get too used to the format if it might be changing, but since I'm going to be trying off-site reviews, as soon as I can get my blog set back up and have five hours or so to spare, I'm going to be cranking out my next review. =)

The changes to the point program have nothing to do with anything, but the upcoming changes to the review program did at one point stop me from writing. I mean, it became irrelevant after about a week because I'm finally trying to set up my blog, but it did matter when I thought that they were going to be a quick change.
04/18/2013
Mwar Mwar
I have been writing less. I am waiting for the changes, and also since points take longer to accrue (and I'm a poor college student) I want to space my reviews out so I don't run out of items in my assignment cart.
04/18/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I didn't change anything. I have moments where I'm able to write a few reviews in a week, and I have times where I go a couple of weeks without being able to write one. While I'm interested in the upcoming changes, it hasn't stopped me from writing anything.
04/18/2013
MrWill MrWill
I've been busy myself, and I would be lying if I said I wasn't waiting for the new changes to the review program to hit before throwing out all of the reviews that I could potentially do right now.

That being said, I'm slowly polishing one review in particular
04/18/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
I have been writing less. I am waiting for the changes, and also since points take longer to accrue (and I'm a poor college student) I want to space my reviews out so I don't run out of items in my assignment cart.
Having just moved to Canada, it's definitely going to cut into the number of items I get to review, so you make a good point about spacing things out! I definitely can't be placing an order every other week if it's going to cost at least twenty dollars more than whatever my cart says.
04/18/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I have not changed anything. I still do them when I either do a monthly while we still have it available or if I do a buy-out. I am not going to stop with the changes coming.
04/18/2013
ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
I have not changed anything due to the program changes. I started working full time close to 6 months ago and just don't have the energy a lot of the time. I still have to clean, and everything else. I placed an order for my birthday and received it Tuesday but have yet to actually use them.
04/18/2013
LoveX LoveX
I wasn't here prior to the change, I just joined not to long ago! I don't know how the points system used to be, but I like how it works right now. I just put in my first order with my points, and I'm super excited to get my stuff in & test it out. I think this review stuff is really cool, and I'm trying to figure it all out the best I can. I find something that I want to do, then I lose it and can't ever find it again, so that sucks. But over all this is really neat.
04/18/2013
indiglo indiglo
I haven't changed anything. I still have 2 video reviews to finish up, but then I may wait to try to get a new assignment until the changes take place. Unless I get a Push Assignment or a DR in the meantime.
04/18/2013
married with children married with children
I think I have written the average number I always write.
04/18/2013
eri86 eri86
The points hasn't affected my writing of reviews. I write a review when I have a toy and the time to write a review. That's how it was and that's how it still is.
04/19/2013
js250 js250
I have been super busy lately, have to move my retail business to another location--my landlord lost his lease on our building. When I get settled back in I will get back to reviews as normal. The points has not affected my reviews or other uses on the site.
04/19/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
I haven't changed too much.
04/19/2013
spiced spiced
I've always been slow about getting reviews done and that's still the same. I did expedite two reviews for the double points promotion earlier this week, but I almost wish I hadn't, since they kind of got lost in the shuffle.
04/19/2013
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I write them when I have an assignment right now I don't have an assignment. I have items I plan to review on my blog once I get pics of the items and edit them
04/19/2013
Adnerbmw Adnerbmw
Ive been busy, and i havnt been able to buy any new toys. I did just do one review, but itll be a while til i get another one in.
04/19/2013
Lioncub Lioncub
i finished up several I had started and submitted them. I do have about 20 items left I have not reviewed but they were not assignments so I don't have to do them. I don't think my reviews are any less that what they were prior. I haven't spent as much time in the forums due to reduncency and really old posts being bumped; many that I have already replied to once and have nothing new to say.
04/19/2013
Munko Munko
I am kind of waiting for the changes...I'm still fairly new at reviewing so I don't want to get too comfy with the review formats if things are going to change like it sounds like they might. It's not about the points though - I'd just rather get used to the "new" way than have things change on me as soon as I get good at the "old" way, if that makes sense.

Also, hubby is working tons more right now, so I've got my hands full with the little one all day and she doesn't exactly sit patiently while I write reviews (and it also means we're often too tired to try out the stuff I have waiting to be reviewed!!)
04/19/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
It hasn't changed my review writing and I've been publishing them as I finish them like I normally do. It has changed my ordering. While I still have items to review, I've been reviewing them....and not ordering new things. I figure, if I have things here I should finish them, and wait to see what the new buy out rate is.
04/22/2013
Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
I've noticed the decrease as well. For me, I've started a new job and spending less time online in general.
04/22/2013
Melan!e Melan!e
I haven't written any less than I normally would have. I'm not very fast with reviews and I just like to take my time and write when I feel like it or have a bit of spare time. I'm afraid that once the changes do take place, I will be reviewing a bit less since I'll be making fewer orders. I'm really bummed that there won't be any more free shipping with assignments (I'm in Canada too).
04/22/2013
Gary Gary
I think the quantity of reviews has most drastically been affected by the number of available products. I have watched this trend coming for a while. This is the reason that we are changing the structure of the program. When the changes to points happened, this was already in full affect.
04/23/2013
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Gary
I think the quantity of reviews has most drastically been affected by the number of available products. I have watched this trend coming for a while. This is the reason that we are changing the structure of the program. When the changes to points ... More
This.
04/23/2013
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