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Alright, please read carefully. We are NOT going to be eliminating the Review Program. I repeat, we are NOT going to be eliminating the Review Program. (For those of you who get panicky) However at this point the program does need a major overhaul.
Alright, please read carefully. We are NOT going to be eliminating the Review Program. I repeat, we are NOT going to be eliminating the Review Program. (For those of you who get panicky) However at this point the program does need a major overhaul. The Review Program, as it is at this moment, how it has been, is no longer sustainable. What that means is that so many things have changed since the design of this program, that the current model has run its course.Due to the massive growth of the community and the Review Program, most of the products that are eligible for reviews have reach their maximum number to assign. A little over two years ago we changed this number from (2) to (3) along with expanding our catalog and instituting our Sponsored Review Program. Now that we are beginning to change our direction to specialize in more proven products, while expanding into other areas, the amount of product available for the Review Program has reached its limit. A simple solution would be to raise the limit of product that can be requested, but that is only a band-aid remedy. In a short period of time we will only find ourselves in the same situation we are in now; where it is becoming increasingly difficult to find available items.So... What we have been discussing is refocusing the Review Program by drastically increasing the amount of points that you will receive for each published review that is submitted, along with increasing the discount percentages on Buyout assignments. Buyouts would then replace our current model of the 'free assignment'.Yes I know this sounds terrible at first. But please take a minute to consider the current state of the program, then take a minute to consider how these new ideas can actually offer you more freedom to review anything that you want. You will no longer be limited by availability, or the price range of your rank. It is a little give and take, but it seems like a pretty logical and fair trade off to me...What do you think?(Thank you all in advance for your feedback!)
I've been reading the comments and thinking. I knew that at some point, the free assignments would become too expensive for Eden, so I understand the buy out option. So, I have been thinking about what everyone has said and here are my two cents:
I do not think that rank should be the only thing considered in the level of discount. Many people have voiced their concerns that people can pad their rank quite quickly. Instead, why don't we use length of time at Eden as a review writer to help curb the problem of rank padding? I know many people have been here for years (myself included) and have proven themselves loyal to Eden in that fashion. I also haven't seen many of those people comment, so I thought I'd chime in.
I have seen a lot of changes with Eden since I have been here. It has been over 5 years at least, so the review program has grown a lot since then. If the buy out option discount is given some sort of seniority level, I would recommend that time spent at Eden (if that is easily tracked in your system) be given a high level of consideration. Nothing shows dedication to the company more than loyalty for a number of years.
Because I had not seen that suggestion thrown into the conversation I offer it now.