Chicken seeking upgrade. I repeat: chicken seeking upgrade.

chicken12 chicken12
Hello!

I am new to the world of sex toys, but I think I also offer a valuable perspective. As a college student who why nervous and shy about sex toys (i.e., a paranoid chicken), I pay special attention to how discreet a toy is in its size, appearance, and noise level. Although they might not make up the majority of users, I think there are people whose points of focus are similar to mine.

I just submitted my upgrade request and I hope to receive the community's approval.

Thank you!
10/18/2011
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SaMiKaY SaMiKaY
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Originally posted by chicken12
Hello!

I am new to the world of sex toys, but I think I also offer a valuable perspective. As a college student who why nervous and shy about sex toys (i.e., a paranoid chicken), I pay special attention to how discreet a toy is in its size, ... More
Welcome to the community! =)
10/18/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
Good luck! I think people who are shy may actually be a large amount of users. Many of them probably don't post in the forums.
10/18/2011
chicken12 chicken12
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Originally posted by Elnoa
Good luck! I think people who are shy may actually be a large amount of users. Many of them probably don't post in the forums.
That's a really good point. I always see a lot of people talking about their partners, all their many experiences, and confidence in ordering and using toys. I never take into consideration the number of people lurking, but I'm sure that they're there.

I made like 2-3 threads just about ordering from here and what the packaging would look like.
10/18/2011
AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
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Originally posted by chicken12
Hello!

I am new to the world of sex toys, but I think I also offer a valuable perspective. As a college student who why nervous and shy about sex toys (i.e., a paranoid chicken), I pay special attention to how discreet a toy is in its size, ... More
Welcome Chicken!!
10/18/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I am not eligible to vote for you because I'm not an advanced reviewer yet, but I will say that after reading your reviews, I would encourage you to get a mentor and go through the program because it will help you do better reviews using the long format - which will over time help your rating go up and help you get more expensive toys.

It isn't that your reviews aren't good - they are - but they are very basic and most folks like the longer review format.

Either way - welcome to the forum and the site.
10/18/2011
RonLee RonLee
Upgrade? To what from what?
10/18/2011
chicken12 chicken12
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Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I am not eligible to vote for you because I'm not an advanced reviewer yet, but I will say that after reading your reviews, I would encourage you to get a mentor and go through the program because it will help you do better reviews using the long ... More
Hi, TexasMama! Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I read your post, as well as your comment on my review.

Personally, I find the information regarding things like material and batteries on the main page to be sufficient enough, but you raise a good point - and someone else mentioned something similar in another review. I also see these things mention in lots of reviews, so it's becoming evident that these are important factors to have. In future reviews, I'll touch upon those other aspects of the review; I can see in this instance why the extended format would be very useful.

10/18/2011
chicken12 chicken12
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Originally posted by RonLee
Upgrade? To what from what?
I'm sorry about that!

I'm looking to upgrade from a contributor to an advanced contributor.
10/18/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
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Originally posted by RonLee
Upgrade? To what from what?
There are two ways to become an "advanced reviewer" here on EF. One is to go through the mentoring program and do two (or sometimes more) reviews with a mentor and once they graduate you - you are an advanced reviewer. They get a $25 gift card for helping you and you get the help and advice of a mentor who knows what the community tends to expect from reviews. From everything I've been told, it helps your ratings in the long run because you tend to get higher ratings on your reviews from the beginning. Many mentors require their students to use the advanced review form so they learn what needs to be in a good review.

The second way is to write a couple of reviews and then come to this section and put in an upgrade request. Advanced reviewers will then go and look at your reviews and vote on whether or not to allow you to advance. It takes a minimum of 5 votes in 2 weeks.

Since I am not an advanced reviewer yet (I chose to go the mentor route and then asked them to hold me for extra reviews for my own benefit even though I was ready to graduate sooner) - I don't see yet where the place is for folks to do the actual voting.
10/18/2011
chicken12 chicken12
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Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
There are two ways to become an "advanced reviewer" here on EF. One is to go through the mentoring program and do two (or sometimes more) reviews with a mentor and once they graduate you - you are an advanced reviewer. They get a $25 gift ... More
Hi, TexasMama.

Voting is done on the Community News page (called the "community corner" on the front page).
10/18/2011
Peggi Peggi
Chicken doesn't need an upgrade no mo'

Welcome to Eden and enjoy this wonderful community! It is the best place to be
10/18/2011
chicken12 chicken12
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Originally posted by Peggi
Chicken doesn't need an upgrade no mo'

Welcome to Eden and enjoy this wonderful community! It is the best place to be
Thank you all for your help, whether in voting or in sharing your comments. I have lots to think about for my next review.
10/19/2011
Peggi Peggi
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Originally posted by chicken12
Thank you all for your help, whether in voting or in sharing your comments. I have lots to think about for my next review.
Excited to see your future reviews!
10/19/2011
RonLee RonLee
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Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
There are two ways to become an "advanced reviewer" here on EF. One is to go through the mentoring program and do two (or sometimes more) reviews with a mentor and once they graduate you - you are an advanced reviewer. They get a $25 gift ... More
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMam, Thank you for the explanation. Now I know more.
10/19/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
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Originally posted by RonLee
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMam, Thank you for the explanation. Now I know more.
You're welcome. Personally, I think the mentor program rocks and teaches people what the community really wants to see in reviews. I wish EF would remove the "vote for upgrade" option because going through the mentor program is just that good. I think it teaches people to be better reviewers and to do a more thorough review with information like what the product is made of, battery size required, how to clean an item and care for it, what types of lube can be used and so much more.

But that's my opinion and opinions are like feet. We all have them - and some stink and should be kept out of sight/smell range!

However - I would encourage you that if you want to be an advanced reviewer and haven't already asked to be voted for upgrade - go the mentor route. If you don't have enough toys for the required two reviews - they can do a "push" review (I think that is what it is called) and request an item for you to review to be sent to you.
10/19/2011
Peggi Peggi
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Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
You're welcome. Personally, I think the mentor program rocks and teaches people what the community really wants to see in reviews. I wish EF would remove the "vote for upgrade" option because going through the mentor program is just ... More
" I wish EF would remove the "vote for upgrade" option because going through the mentor program is just that good"

I agree, the program is fantastic. The only flaw to this would be the pressure on mentors, not to mention the lack of mentors. There are quite a few, yes, but if you notice the amount of upgrade requests not to mention current users seeking mentors, it would be overwhelming. I like the upgrade requests in the sense that it allows another option so you don't have to wait for possibly weeks to be accepted by a mentor as a student and then followed by having to still write your reviews and such. I do, however, wish that there was more of an emphasis on the program. I didn't even know about it until after I'd been advanced for a while. I found it when a friend of mine who I got on this site started poking around the forums (before I was even on here) and saw it!
11/12/2011
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