Idea for Reviews of Gear
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Just a thought;
How about making a separate thread section for items or, like, a kind of "sticky" sub-thread in gear discussions for reviews? It would go with the specific item, not into a general "pool" of reviews for all the bajillion items that Massdrop markets.
I mean, I often want to see what the reviews of a item are, before purchasing, but have to dig through often LENGTHY discussion chatter before getting to a coherent review posting. I don't wat to have to search a massive pool of reviews, either.
I may spend two or three days composing a review, only to find it disappearing into said chatter within a few hours of having posted it up. Which feels a bit frustrating, as I will then read 4 or 5 questions posted up that I, and other reviewers, will have already answered in their reviews.
I don't think it's hubris to want reviews,(mine or anybody's, really), to not DISAPPEAR down the conversation threads, I just think it would be practical for there to be a Review subthread in specific item discussions available. It would be on the Reviewer to put their reviews into the correct subthread, and if they don't, well, then they can expect to see the review just disappear. ;)
Often, folks don't even know there's a review that could help them, unless they scroll and scroll looking for one. Ad we know that not just everybody will do that.

Just a thought I'm tossing out there.....
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Heefty
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Dec 3, 2017
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It would certainly be helpful. I'd love to see polling available for reviews as well. Something that would make it easy to get a statistical analysis of commonalities in reviews. Not sure if anyone else would find that helpful though.
Dec 3, 2017
Heefty
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Dec 3, 2017
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It could make it easy for interested persons. To see where the majority of the reviews make complaints or give praise to see if it aligns with their personal requirements. If there was a poll with several relevant questions to go with each review with 1-10 scales I think that people could easily get a sense for what to expect.
Even beyond that, Massdrop/industry could easily see people's demands and where they find fault without reading through the hundreds of pages of comments sections grasping for snippets of useful information.
I think it could be valuable enough for Massdrop that they might not mind any complexity.
Dec 3, 2017
ltopper
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Dec 4, 2017
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and @TiffanyPoodleslide we know that many members would love to have a form of a Reviews feature added to the site, and generally more kinds of structured content on product pages - whether that's Reviews or Q&A or a User Image Gallery. These are things we are actively working on planning for on the Product Team. Stay tuned and thanks for being awesome humans who care about the community!
Dec 4, 2017