“Select review template*(required, select one):
this is the original/classic review template. It can be used for free-form writing in longer boxes/sections without content prompts or examples.
this is a new and more formatted review template. It provides specific boxes/ sections for a more detailed review, there are content prompts and examples for each section.”
With the new ‘Extended’ review, the system knows which category of toy you’ve chosen to write a review on, so it chooses the proper ‘Extended’ template for you. There are 14 templates, so the sections make sense with the toy you reviewed – because we all know a section that works for a vibrating butt plug ain’t gonna work for a book of erotic fiction. Some templates have more sections than others because there is more information needed on some products than others. So, in some cases, there are up to 10 sections. Some are required and some are optional. The minimum character requirements on the ‘required’ sections are really fair and work out to be about 2 sentences. However, you can of course write more than that.
Each sections has “Inspirational examples”...I had to sift through hundreds upon hundreds of reviews for those examples – using over a hundred in all – so don’t be surprised if you see an excerpt of one of your reviews as an ‘inspirational example’; in fact, take it as a huge compliment. If an example is from one of your reviews, your name and a link to your review are even listed! See how much I love you guys?
Overall, we hope this new template will help create more meaningful reviews. Sometime next week, the system will default all ‘Description Reviews’ to the ‘Extended’ template. This new option may also bring relief to those who struggle with giving their reviews direction, detail and flow. I personally like them because it helps the writer not forget important information and makes it way easier for the reader to pick out the info they want to read first. And the sections are collapsible for the reader (awesome).
I am really proud of this project and super happy to see it go live.
We hope you all enjoy it, use it, and make the most of it!