How about a Reviewer forum?

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How about a Reviewer forum?

There are at least two of us here that are just getting started with reviews, and I recall other threads about members looking for review suitable cameras and asking how to use them, and another thread about review templates.  I can think of a few threads I'd start if there was a better place to put it.

 

A forum just for reviewers could be real handy for sharing tips and seeking help that will result in better reviews that'll benefit the community.  It might not be super active, but it wouldn't take much to beat out the "consumable batteries" sub-forum.

 

So...how 'bout it?

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+1

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To me a review is a personal thing. I love reading other members reviews but there is not a hope I would or could copy them as I would fail. The review template is a good starting point. Not all reviewers use it but it may help you start and evolve your own reviewing style.

 

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Another vote for a separate reviewer forum.

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Sounds like a good idea to me.

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Tips and tools for the review would be great information to share, but I’m not so sure about a rigid template.

To me, as MRsDNF said, it’s a personal thing, and I think we all have our distinct character embedded in our reviews that makes it special.

Foy’s reviews come up to mind. Foyapproved! Big Smile

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You guys are making too much of the template.  It's something one person asked for, not that I'd have a problem if new reviewers opted for a template instead of not doing a review at all.  I'd hope we have much more to offer each other than a template.

 

I could see testing methods going in there.  While tests aren't exactly reviews, they do serve the same purpose.  Whether it's an original light or a modded light, we test to compare to other lights.  At some point sooner than later I'm going to build an integrating bucket to better quantify the lights I review and mod, and I think it'd be ideally placed in a reviewer forum.

The low mode should be lower.

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It looks like I misunderstood the question. l’ll go away. Smile

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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MRsDNF wrote:
It looks like I misunderstood the question. l'll go away. :)

Don't go away.  I appreciate what you bring as a reviewer.

The low mode should be lower.

Reviews: Efan IMR18350 700mAh 10.5A, <a href="http://

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leaftye wrote:

I could see testing methods going in there.  While tests aren’t exactly reviews, they do serve the same purpose.  Whether it’s an original light or a modded light, we test to compare to other lights.  At some point sooner than later I’m going to build an integrating bucket to better quantify the lights I review and mod, and I think it’d be ideally placed in a reviewer forum.

I like that idea. Very much.

+1 on subforum.

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Great idea..

It`s just a pain with an every growing forum like this, to find the little tiny bits of info you once read but can`t find anymore.
And therefore I started the "How to do a review" thread.. not mainly to make a template, but to share ideas and tips.

I`ve just finished 2 reviews, and everytime I was looking for ideas and suggestions here and on CPF, to cover the things that I think people want to see.

so to each his own, but for me a template is almost a must.. I`m not a good writer, and therefore, (the same as at my job) I need some guidelines.. call me a morron.. but anyway, it`s good to have most stuff together in 1 forum.

I`m that kind of person that sorts things out, and have things laying together, for the sake of getting less stress.

Some threads about how to make your own light box.
What settings on your camera are good to do indoor photography, what lights, etc.

some threads about how to measure the current draw of different kind of flashlights.. (I had problem with measuring the medium and low on 1 of my lights, which another user had the same trouble with here on BLF).
(these could also be in a subforum, but with links to a Reviewer forum would be nice)

some threads about making graphs

I think that is really helpful. The same as having a special Modding forum.

call it practical.. I like having the most important info together, and not spread over a 1000 pages.

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Hmmm interesting idea. Subscribing to this thread.

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And if we have a Reviewers Sub forum, it would be nice to have the first as a Sticky, that someone can update with links to useful threads.

So even the forum gets full of threads, its still easy to find the main stuff through the first thread.

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sb56637 wrote:
Hmmm interesting idea. Subscribing to this thread.

Good idea, but maybe we should contact Mr. Admin instead? I don't dare to talk to his highness, would you be so brave and do it for me?

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ChibiM wrote:

And if we have a Reviewers Sub forum, it would be nice to have the first as a Sticky, that someone can update with links to useful threads.

So even the forum gets full of threads, its still easy to find the main stuff through the first thread.

I like that.  Even if all the threads are useful, it can be used to categorize them.

The low mode should be lower.

Reviews: Efan IMR18350 700mAh 10.5A, <a href="http://