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    Lightbulb Suggestions to improve the review system.......

    I see a fair few complaints about the review system again. I know that Patricia is working on changes/improvements to the system at the moment. In fairness, these things don't just happen overnight, so, in the meant time, perhaps people would like to make suggestions here as to how they would solve the problems thay have come accross, ie. picture verification etc...........
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    more cheese

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    Thumbs down never

    its an area that will never be right on this site, no matter what you do to improve it

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    Default Ignoratio elenchi

    Quote Originally Posted by luther View Post
    I see a fair few complaints about the review system again. I know that Patricia is working on changes/improvements to the system at the moment. In fairness, these things don't just happen overnight, so, in the meant time, perhaps people would like to make suggestions here as to how they would solve the problems thay have come accross, ie. picture verification etc...........
    The points, suggestions, comments have been made. My last recollection was that the review was due Nov but could have been early Dec. I know these things don't happen overnight, the point is, if there is a will on the part of the operators of this site, with the feedback already reveived from loads of people (El Gordo, Karin, Elle to name a few), change is the easy part. I have yet to be convinced about the willingness....

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    I have been posting on this site for almost two years now and the same subjects just seem to keep coming up... Reviews and photos. If after two years there is still nothing done about it, they will hardly be in a mad rush to do it now.... A lot of promised made very few delivered.

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    Default Well we have less hope of it being right...........

    Quote Originally Posted by bumlover View Post
    its an area that will never be right on this site, no matter what you do to improve it
    If everybody looks at it like that..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFussy View Post
    The points, suggestions, comments have been made. My last recollection was that the review was due Nov but could have been early Dec. I know these things don't happen overnight, the point is, if there is a will on the part of the operators of this site, with the feedback already reveived from loads of people (El Gordo, Karin, Elle to name a few), change is the easy part. I have yet to be convinced about the willingness....
    I mostly just see whinging going on all over the boards.........

    If we could get some constructive ideas or suggestions brought together then I will personally bring these to Patricias attention and nag her till I get her to look, consider and comment on them........

    Otherwise it's just loads of threads bitching about the same thing all over the boards with everybody complaining but nobody making any suggestions..........
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    I think the photos problem is insoluble. As long as there are punters who will stay and pay after seeing that it's someone else, there will be escorts who will use fake photos, and there isn't much we can do about it.

    The reviews system, on the other hand, can be improved. As MrFussy said, most of the suggestions have already been made. Realistically, many of them won't work as well as hoped, just as the "trusted reviewer" system has been a disappointment. Whenever you change the system, people figure out new ways to get around it.

    From a technical point of view, I've been told that the reviews system is a bit of an afterthought, tacked on to the message boards software. It might be worth keeping the reviews database and starting from scratch with the rest of the system. It can't be separated entirely from the boards, because the registration process is the same and some information from the reviews system appears at the top of boards posts, while the number of message board posts and a link to the member profile appears at the top of reviews.

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    I use this site to check on profiles, for the reviews and for the odd amusing post (or amusing odd post). I appreciate the efforts of all involved , particularly Sarah, whom I have most dealings with as regards reviews.
    I am of the honest opinion that things can be prompted to change, but only through the support of others. We are all users of this site, there are commercial interests involved, but it is only through voicing an opinion that any suggested change will be highlighted, viewable to others and either ignored, commented upon or enacted. As an active user I am certainly not going to give up commenting, or reviewing, positive or negative, whilst using the site.

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    Default Get real

    Quote Originally Posted by luther View Post
    I mostly just see whinging going on all over the boards.........

    If we could get some constructive ideas or suggestions brought together then I will personally bring these to Patricias attention and nag her till I get her to look, consider and comment on them........

    Otherwise it's just loads of threads bitching about the same thing all over the boards with everybody complaining but nobody making any suggestions..........
    The constructive ideas have been posted, Patricia has promised already to act on these reponses on 2 occasions. You are a mod, search 'reviews' and you will see comments by myself, El Gordo, Karin, Elle, Not at Work and a host of others....
    Maybe that's the issue, nobody in EI has kept or discussed the suggestions, just focused on the automatic reponse of please post constructive criticism

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