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Offline ViReN_CPF

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New Reviews Forum Request..
« on: July 25, 2005, 06:36:59 PM »
Just browsing.... i feel that.. there should be a reviews forum too....

A Request to put up a Reviews/Beta Tester Forum some where...

This forum will contain reviews of all the possible lights....
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Re: New Reviews Forum Request..
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2005, 07:33:32 PM »
hear hear I second that motion

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Re: New Reviews Forum Request..
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2005, 10:46:39 PM »
We are discussing this, and it may turn out we are possibly expanding just a little too quickly.  Good growth occurs in measured steps, and for now it was felt that the "best" reviews are already at the dedicated sites of "pro" reviewers such as Craig's LED Museum and QuickBeam's.

However any personal reviews one wishes to publish right now can be put up at the General Discussion Forum of the Flashlights Section.  Those posts would be moved later if an MBF Reviews Section is created.
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Re: New Reviews Forum Request..
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2005, 11:33:25 PM »
Remember, also, that search WORKS pretty well here.  So if anyone was looking for a review.  They could find it easy by searching for it.

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Re: New Reviews Forum Request..
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2005, 02:18:11 AM »
Kool :)  :thumbup:
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Re: New Reviews Forum Request..
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2005, 02:54:00 PM »
Gosh! I'll 'amen' that idea for sure! Who ever decides to layout formatting rules for it- here's a free suggestion:
First build consensus on a template then agree to use ONE template for ALL the reviews that follow. Every quarter year, tweak the templates. This makes it possible to read reviews in a fast and intelligent fashion. The free-form reviews are a huge cognitive burden for readers who need fast concise facts (OK, my writing isn't that concise- I admit it). Poetic and prosaic 'flashlight stories' may even have a separate place in a different sub-forum of the Reviews Forum. This would keep the reviews mostly 'clinical' and the flowery, luvvy dovey fluff can live in a separate section. Just me 2 cents here... :-[