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#0 Ben




Joined: 30 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:21 pm    Post subject: Product Reviews Reply with quote

Here at BensBargains we often feel compelled to buy the very deals we post. Some products turn out to be everything we expected, while other products fall short of our expectations. Coming into the new year, I was thinking of how to make this site even more useful, and it occurred to me that we can share our own experiences with these products by doing product reviews. These won’t be multi-page write-ups that take 30 minutes to read, but rather a concise statement of how the product performed versus our expectations. Feel free to share your opinions in each review discussion, as well as to contact us about products that you’d like to see us tackle.

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#1 plasmaboy2




Joined: 04 Oct 2006
Posts: 56

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

The biggest challenge will be moderating and preventing useless unrelated comments.
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#2 pipper




Joined: 23 Jul 2006
Posts: 157

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

Good idea, but How and where ben? Thru the usual discuss link where m0f0 and some bored geeks at work beating each other down?
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#3 bigsister49




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 248
Location: Nuisance molests little boys.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Website Comment Reply with quote

plasmaboy2 wrote:
The biggest challenge will be moderating and preventing useless unrelated comments.


Especially the ones from bacon. He floods threads with the same pictures over and over. He should be banned.
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#4 RakuRay




Joined: 15 Mar 2007
Posts: 932

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:28 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

Great idea since most of the comments posted here by my fellow Ben Buddies are not worth the digital ink.
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#5 jamex




Joined: 26 Apr 2007
Posts: 769
Location: Your Mom's house

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:29 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

...isn't that what THESE comments are for?
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#6 Michigan1




Joined: 01 Dec 2006
Posts: 221

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

The reviews on Amazon and Cicuit City usually were a good start for a review but it would be nice if you can come up with something also useful.
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#7 SelfGovern




Joined: 10 Aug 2006
Posts: 2021
Location: Houston

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:32 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

Ben, there are a handful of users who post nothing but idiocy and snips back and forth. If you banned those posters, the value of your site would go up a huge amount.

Some posters, like CompWiz17 (may not have his name exactly right), post nothing but valuable information. Do something to encourage folks like him... maybe you could have your drawings truly be something to reward valuable posts.

Or maybe open up a second "discuss" type form, except titled "User Review" and give folks one warning for a non-helpful post, before banning their ID. If you do it right, after a while nobody will even visit anything but the Reviews.
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#8 vw971




Joined: 08 Oct 2007
Posts: 63

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:33 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

People currently leave useful comments. However, there are people who leaves comments with non sense trash talk. Ben, you should add a anonymous flag to remove comments that is not useful.
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#9 fboutlaw11




Joined: 12 Nov 2007
Posts: 189

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:35 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

I have always found the user reviews helpful if there are useful ones, but if I'm going to really look into a product I'll jump to consumer reports or cnet. What about just linking to product scores off of those sites?
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#10 pug_ster




Joined: 19 Sep 2006
Posts: 432

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:35 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

I bet there's some people who has nothing better to do. Let them moderate. Also, let other people besides Bacon to post deals.

Big big hint: PAY people to do useful reviews, give them like $.50. It goes a long way


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#11 lawnsprinkler




Joined: 06 Dec 2007
Posts: 1882
Location: your mom

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

How about all these complainers tackling a big bag of dïcks.
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#12 BubbRubb




Joined: 05 Dec 2007
Posts: 1276

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

#5's got a point, but I think Ben is talking about something a little more permanently tied to a product instead of starting the comments at zero every time the deal is posted again. We have a lot of recurring deals on this site and a lot of the questions asked are redundant.
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#13 BubbRubb




Joined: 05 Dec 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:37 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

But please continue to provide a way for us to get our daily dose of Lawnsprinkler
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#14 bigsister49




Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 248
Location: Nuisance molests little boys.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Website Comment Reply with quote

SelfGovern wrote:
Ben, there are a handful of users who post nothing but idiocy and snips back and forth. If you banned those posters, the value of your site would go up a huge amount.

Some posters, like CompWiz17 (may not have his name exactly right), post nothing but valuable information. Do something to encourage folks like him... maybe you could have your drawings truly be something to reward valuable posts.

Or maybe open up a second "discuss" type form, except titled "User Review" and give folks one warning for a non-helpful post, before banning their ID. If you do it right, after a while nobody will even visit anything but the Reviews.


Why isn't "bacon" banned? He does nothing but post the same pictures and nonsense over and over again. His posts are ruining these forums.
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