Which type of review do you prefer writing?

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Which type of review do you prefer writing?

js250 js250 11/18/2012

I think it would be interesting to compare the types of reviews and which ones you enjoy writing the most. Ready? Okay, here goes!!

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js250 js250
This is the item you get free every month. Also, do you use the Extended or the Standard Template. Why?
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Originally posted by js250
This is the item you get free every month. Also, do you use the Extended or the Standard Template. Why?
I prefer having more time to test out a product and review it and usually I use the standard template because the extended one looks to cluttered.
11/18/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
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Originally posted by js250
This is the item you get free every month. Also, do you use the Extended or the Standard Template. Why?
I get mine once a month if there is something I am interested in trying.
11/19/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I always use Extended when available because I'm wordy. I wait to request an item until there's something I want.
11/19/2012
Kitka Kitka
I don't mind trying new things so if I see something that might be interesting I'll request it. I always try to use the Extended Template whenever possible because it helps organize the review and it also helps you include more details.
11/19/2012
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
I request items when there is something I'm interested in, and I usually always use the extended format. It helps me not to leave things out.
11/19/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
I use extended for toys, but for simpler things like lube I will use standard.

I haven't done DR yet, so I guess I like doing the items I paid for buyouts.
11/19/2012
tami tami
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Originally posted by js250
This is the item you get free every month. Also, do you use the Extended or the Standard Template. Why?
I prefer the extended template because I am not the best writer in the world and prefer to have a guide to go by.
11/19/2012
js250 js250
These are fun reviews and I get to try out items that are new to me--but I do wait until something I want is available for review! I will not review items I have no interest in. I use the extended template since I get a bit long winded sometimes.....
11/19/2012
Vanille Vanille
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Originally posted by js250
This is the item you get free every month. Also, do you use the Extended or the Standard Template. Why?
I use the Free-Form/Extended Template. I used to use the Standard until I found the boxes "boxed" me in.

I request when I find something I'm interested in.
11/19/2012
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js250 js250
This item is one the manufacturers have for reviews needed. Also a free item.
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Originally posted by js250
This item is one the manufacturers have for reviews needed. Also a free item.
Never done one before.
11/18/2012
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Originally posted by js250
This item is one the manufacturers have for reviews needed. Also a free item.
I have one on the way now but have never done one before
11/19/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I've done a few and most of them have been meh. I like doing them though because it's usually for upcoming products people are curious about.
11/19/2012
Kitka Kitka
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Originally posted by - Kira -
I've done a few and most of them have been meh. I like doing them though because it's usually for upcoming products people are curious about.
Same for me but sometimes there is something I like there.
11/19/2012
js250 js250
I do have to admit, most of the time I seem to get the items that are left on the shelves--but have come across some amazing things that are ones I would have passed over!! These reviews are the ones I look at as surprise gifts...you do not know what you are going to get and you can experiment a bit on new things. These reviews are pretty fun and I like doing them.
11/19/2012
Vanille Vanille
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Originally posted by js250
This item is one the manufacturers have for reviews needed. Also a free item.
I've got a couple of these. They're fun, but I seem to end up with frustrating toys like the Butterfly Kiss was.
11/19/2012
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js250 js250
This is a neutral based review that goes on the product page and is usually given to advanced reviewers. However, there have been a few times newer members who have not signed up have been surprised!!
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Originally posted by js250
This is a neutral based review that goes on the product page and is usually given to advanced reviewers. However, there have been a few times newer members who have not signed up have been surprised!!
I just got into doing DRs
11/19/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I'm in the DR program. I have a hard time with DR reviews because you have to be neutral and I'm an opinionated person. lol I've gotten a few that were junk and I had to be careful with my wording so it didn't say "this is crap!" Since then I'll only accept DRs that look like good products so I don't feel like I'm lying.
11/19/2012
Kitka Kitka
I was just recently accepted into this program and I love it so far. It does take more effort than regular reviews but it's worth it.
11/19/2012
js250 js250
These are a bit more of a generic writing style than I am used to, but I am concentrating on keeping my personal aspects out of more of the review--and adding them to the experiences area. I do enjoy these for the challenge and the ability to describe a new item to others!!!
11/19/2012
Vanille Vanille
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Originally posted by js250
This is a neutral based review that goes on the product page and is usually given to advanced reviewers. However, there have been a few times newer members who have not signed up have been surprised!!
I had gotten one once without signing up, it was pretty awesome.
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js250 js250
These items are all yours--bought and paid for!
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Originally posted by js250
These items are all yours--bought and paid for!
I usually do this if there are a lot of reviews already.
11/18/2012
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I do a lot of these or get them on buyout as well.
11/19/2012
marigolds6 marigolds6
Only type of review I have done so far (all two of them, but several more in the works). I have always used "templated" writing in my normal writing, so the extended template feels much more comfortable to me. It takes a bit to avoid heavy redundancy, but the structure helps make sure that you hit every single aspect of a review.
Have not tried the other systems yet, but I take a long time to get a written piece out. Perfectionism wins over expediency with me, especially with many other presentation and writing commitments in my life. So, I am not sure the free items or sponsored reviews would be the best for me given the timelines involved.
11/19/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Generally my favorite. Items I get myself are usually the ones I'm most excited about and thus more passionate about the review.
11/19/2012
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Originally posted by js250
These items are all yours--bought and paid for!
I prefer to do ones that I have bought and paid for. And those are the ones I prefer to read as well. I feel that when someone pays for something out of their own points or pockets, it gives them the incentive to hold nothing back.
11/19/2012
Kitka Kitka
I just love shopping here on Eden and with the points it's possible for me to do it more often
11/19/2012
js250 js250
These type of reviews are either my absolute favorite or absolute worst. It depends on if the item lived up to my expectations or was a serious failure. I feel like the ones I have purchased are my no-holds-barred reviews, so ya get what ya read!!!
11/19/2012
RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
I like the toys I buy, mostly because I like higher end toys.
11/19/2012
Vanille Vanille
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Originally posted by js250
These items are all yours--bought and paid for!
I enjoy these the most! I was SO into my Fairy Mini review that I had to stop myself writing. I felt like I was word vomiting. LOL
11/19/2012
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