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.....