05-02-2013, 09:59 AM
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guys,

today we made our newly added product review system live. you can find the reviews in sub-forums below their respected parent forums (soaps & creams, safety razors, brushes, etc.).

the system is pretty straight forward so there shouldn't need to be much explanation as to how it works. if you've used a product that was already reviewed and you liked it, you can 'rate' it by mousing over and clicking on the stars below 'user's ratings'.

edited to add (5/20/13):

after seeing the review system in use for a few weeks, a few changes have been made.

1: the following rating questions are required to be filled out each time you create a review: price, quality and packaging. anything other than those 3 can be left blank by selecting the 'N/A' option. when selecting the 'N/A' option, it'll still show the question on the review page, but it won't have any stars filled in. this is the standard behavior and they won't be calculated into the overall rating. If anyone had created a review prior to 5/20/13 and had to select an option that really wasn't applicable to the product they were reviewing, they can go back and edit the review to select the N/A option for the review questions that don't apply to the product you're reviewing.

2: 2 photos are required to be added for a review, one as the thumbnail and one as a standard additional photo so the photo block isn't empty.

3: the file size limit has been increased to 2mb.

we're still planning a few tweaks so stay tuned.

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 05-02-2013, 10:00 AM
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  • freddy
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Great news, Andrew! Thanks for this. Thumbup

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 05-02-2013, 10:06 AM
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That's great, Andrew. Thanks.

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 05-02-2013, 10:08 AM
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  • Johnny
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Thank you Andrew.

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 05-02-2013, 12:55 PM
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  • Arcadies
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I've been looking forward to this system and it looks like it will be awesome...great work!

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 05-02-2013, 12:58 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Thank you Andrew...another great addition for the Shave Nook.

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 05-02-2013, 01:30 PM
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(05-02-2013, 09:59 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: guys,

today we made our newly added product review system live. you can find the reviews in sub-forums below their respected parent forums (soaps & creams, safety razors, brushes, etc.).

the system is pretty straight forward so there shouldn't need to be much explanation as to how it works. if you've used a product that was already reviewed and you liked it, you can 'rate' it by mousing over and clicking on the stars below 'user's ratings'.

Hi Andrew,

Awesome addition! Smile Thanks.

Just to double-check (in case there might be confusion), but under the After Shave Review Template, "Alcohol Burn" (1 being "poor" and 5 being "best"), that means:

* If an After Shave has LITTLE to NO Alcohol Burn, then we should rate it a... "1" right? Wink

(in other words it's "poor" at having an Alcohol Burn)

Or are we supposed to rate it a "5" being "Best" for meaning "it is great because it has no Alcohol Burn, thus it deserves 5 Stars for that." See what I mean? Smile

Just making sure.

Thanks!

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 05-02-2013, 01:50 PM
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  • freddy
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(05-02-2013, 09:59 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: guys,

today we made our newly added product review system live. you can find the reviews in sub-forums below their respected parent forums (soaps & creams, safety razors, brushes, etc.).

the system is pretty straight forward so there shouldn't need to be much explanation as to how it works. if you've used a product that was already reviewed and you liked it, you can 'rate' it by mousing over and clicking on the stars below 'user's ratings'.

Even if you didn't like it you should still rate it. Just because the main reviewer gives something four or five stars doesn't mean that your two star review is less valid. It is my understanding (and please correct me if I am wrong, Andrew) that all of these ratings will present an average of all who rate the product.

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 05-02-2013, 01:53 PM
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  • Crag
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Excellent feature!

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 05-02-2013, 02:28 PM
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Excellent job, Andrew! This should be a great addition to the site!

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 05-02-2013, 02:53 PM
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This is an excellent addition!

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 05-02-2013, 04:13 PM
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  • Johnny
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WARNING!

When doing your reviews, if you are going to post a picture in the body of the review, please resize it before you add it. Do not depend on the automatic resizing like we have on the other forum threads.

When adding a picture to the review section, I have found the best size that works is 640X480 pixels, or smaller. If you add to large of a picture, it shoves the rating stars off the the right of the page where you cannot read or see them.

Thank you

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 05-02-2013, 04:23 PM
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  • freddy
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Thanks for the warning, Johnny.

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 05-02-2013, 04:27 PM
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  • Johnny
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I had to resize the pictures of the Krampert's Review to make everything fit.

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 05-02-2013, 04:52 PM
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  • Teiste
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Great work , Andrew !

My only "recommendation" : could we write the commentaries/questions about the review in another thread and leave the review ones only for reviews ? I mean , if somebody writes a soap review he also can open a thread on the soap/creams forum like " so and so cream : review commentaries" and link it both.In this way we keep the reviews section only for reviews and not so many commentaries or questions.

Once again , thanks for your work.I know that it wasn't easy...Wink

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 05-02-2013, 05:27 PM
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(05-02-2013, 04:27 PM)Johnny Wrote: I had to resize the pictures of the Krampert's Review to make everything fit.

Oops! I had no idea. Sorry about that Johnny! Thank you for the help. Blush

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 05-02-2013, 05:32 PM
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  • Johnny
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(05-02-2013, 05:27 PM)shave_rookie Wrote:
(05-02-2013, 04:27 PM)Johnny Wrote: I had to resize the pictures of the Krampert's Review to make everything fit.

Oops! I had no idea. Sorry about that Johnny! Thank you for the help. Blush

No problem, that's what we're hear for. Besides we don't know until we try.

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 05-02-2013, 06:58 PM
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I'm going to work on a solution so it automatically resizes the photos in the review sections as I saw that issue earlier.

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 05-02-2013, 07:27 PM
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  • freddy
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(05-02-2013, 04:52 PM)Teiste Wrote: Great work , Andrew !

My only "recommendation" : could we write the commentaries/questions about the review in another thread and leave the review ones only for reviews ? I mean , if somebody writes a soap review he also can open a thread on the soap/creams forum like " so and so cream : review commentaries" and link it both.In this way we keep the reviews section only for reviews and not so many commentaries or questions.

Once again , thanks for your work.I know that it wasn't easy...Wink

I actually like the commentaries on the same page. It's good to see other folks' thoughts of a product all in one place, in my opinion. Since they can vote on the product on the reviewer's page then I think they should be able to leave their comments there, as well. Just my 2¢.

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 05-02-2013, 08:04 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Yes, I agree Freddy

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