[Suggestion] Review or Rating System for Drops
Alright, so I know I'm posting this under "MECH KEYS", but this could definitely be applied to all communities.
So, I have been on Massdrop for a little while, and I've only purchased some headphones and a pair of shoes. But, I have also benefited from the website because I was able to find out about products I didn't know about before (i.e. the keyboard I am using right now, RC930-87).
However, there is one thing that I feel could make this site even better: the addition of a rating or review system for all products.
This could help buyers make better decisions in terms of purchasing items. Also, it would allow for people to take a quick glance at a product without having to leave the site or dig through pages of (unsortable) comments. Another reason that I would like to see such a system is because many of the products featured on this site are from companies that are very obscure. The obscurity of the products often leads to Massdrop being the only relevant result in a quick Google search, and no way to tell whether the product is good or bad.
Now, as I write this post, I realize that there might be a reason for Massdrop to not include such a system. It might deter potential customers from buying a product. However, I think that this is all the more reason to include the rating system. It will force the site to search for higher quality products leading to more happy customers.
I hope the Massdrop team will take this idea into consideration.
tl;dr: Massdrop should add a rating system for products for educated decisions and ease of use.
- It is currently 0:54 local time. So, some of the logic/sentences may not make sense. Please point them out to me, if you feel the need to.
- As I was writing the part about "digging through pages of comments", I thought about how Massdrop also lacks a feature to sort comments by ratings. I feel like this could also be super helpful b/c a lot of highly-rated comments are very helpful reviews/info.
- Another thought: Massdrop could add a dedicated Q&A spot for products, instead of dumping everything in the comments.