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New Feature: Comment on Gear Reviews

Have you ever read someone's gear review and had a follow-up question or two? How cold was it when the stove conked out? Did the pack fit a bear canister?

Or just wanted to comment on a stellar, helpful review? Great job! Thanks for the sizing info.

Now you can leave comments on any Trailspace gear review.

To comment on a review:

Look for the "Comments" link at the bottom of every review.

Click on "Comments" to read other members' comments. Add your own in the dialog box that says "Write a comment..." at the bottom of each review.

(Don't forget to also click "Yes" on those super helpful gear reviews, so we can recognize the best reviews and their authors in our outdoor gear community.)

Comments on your reviews:

If you've written product reviews already, thanks for sharing your experiences with the community! We'll let you know when somebody comments on one of your reviews. (Manage subscription frequency in your account.)

Since you can edit and update your reviews forever, feel free to incorporate additional comments and questions into your published reviews, to make them even stronger and more complete.

For those of you who've been sharing these types of product and review comments via private message or in the forums, adding comments on reviews is an opportunity to bring more attention to the valuable gear reviews on our site and to bring product discussions into context, in a place where the entire community can benefit from your insights.


Filed under: Trailspace News, Gear Reviews

Comments

Rick-Pittsburgh
1,633 reviewer rep
3,962 forum posts
May 4, 2012 at 9:02 p.m. (EDT)

Love this feature.

This will be very helpful not only for those that are reading the review that may have questions but also to the individual that wrote the review in the aspect of feedback, etc.

Good stuff as always Trailspace. 

Jake W
TOP 25 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
973 reviewer rep
573 forum posts
May 4, 2012 at 9:10 p.m. (EDT)

This is a fantastic idea, I meant to send trouthunter a PM on that fantastic stove review, now I can go do it right there.

Way to go Trailspace!

 

Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
TRAILSPACE STAFF
471 reviewer rep
2,918 forum posts
May 4, 2012 at 9:27 p.m. (EDT)

Thanks! Dave gets all the credit for this feature. It's something we've wanted to have on the site for a while.

Callahan
245 reviewer rep
1,469 forum posts
May 5, 2012 at 1:17 a.m. (EDT)

nice

giftogab
486 reviewer rep
1,373 forum posts
May 5, 2012 at 2:58 p.m. (EDT)

I think this opens up the site in new dimentional ways! Consider if a review lets us know some particular fact about a piece of gear, but others have had a different experience with that feature and they comment as to that difference. It will soooo clarify whether the review has an out-lyer in it or whether a use difference can change performance. WHAT a great thing and makes the reviews here even more valuable and essential than they already are!.

denis daly
72 reviewer rep
1,047 forum posts
May 5, 2012 at 3:20 p.m. (EDT)

With Dave's new idea and system it will just keep improveing trailspace at being a step above other sites..

Pathloser
42 reviewer rep
312 forum posts
May 5, 2012 at 6:55 p.m. (EDT)

I agree, this will be really beneficial. Nice one, Dave!

It should be even more helpful for gear that is either very durable or that remains a long-term product line (Hille tents, Arc jackets, etc), where the accumulative effect encourages manufacturers to invest in 'essentials' instead of just fashion.

Callahan
245 reviewer rep
1,469 forum posts
May 6, 2012 at 1:26 p.m. (EDT)

This is turning into a very good resource site.

Dave MacLeay (Dave)
TRAILSPACE STAFF
234 reviewer rep
924 forum posts
May 6, 2012 at 5:34 p.m. (EDT)

Thanks, folks!

JerseyWreckDiver
121 reviewer rep
291 forum posts
May 6, 2012 at 10:30 p.m. (EDT)

Very nice improvement to the site. Trailspace keeps getting better and better. Best place to be when your not on the trail!

Rick-Pittsburgh
1,633 reviewer rep
3,962 forum posts
May 7, 2012 at 5:20 p.m. (EDT)

Curious, how will we receive notification that there has been a comment posted to one of our reviews?

Will there be a notification sent to our pm inbox?

Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
TRAILSPACE STAFF
471 reviewer rep
2,918 forum posts
May 7, 2012 at 8:02 p.m. (EDT)

Rick-Pittsburgh said:

Curious, how will we receive notification that there has been a comment posted to one of our reviews?

Will there be a notification sent to our pm inbox?

It's the same email notification you get for responses to threads you've subscribed to or to notify you of private mesages.

Rick-Pittsburgh
1,633 reviewer rep
3,962 forum posts
May 7, 2012 at 8:24 p.m. (EDT)

Alicia said:

Rick-Pittsburgh said:

Curious, how will we receive notification that there has been a comment posted to one of our reviews?

Will there be a notification sent to our pm inbox?

It's the same email notification you get for responses to threads you've subscribed to or to notify you of private mesages.

Okay, so do I need to subscribe in order to get the updates like I have on the threads?

If so where does one do this because I have looked and do not see a place to subscribe to review comments(my own/or others I have posted on.)

Dave MacLeay (Dave)
TRAILSPACE STAFF
234 reviewer rep
924 forum posts
May 7, 2012 at 8:28 p.m. (EDT)

You're automatically subscribed to comments on all of your own reviews. You will also be subscribed to comments for any review that you comment on.

Rick-Pittsburgh
1,633 reviewer rep
3,962 forum posts
May 7, 2012 at 8:46 p.m. (EDT)

Thanks Dave. That was where I was lost. I kept looking for somewhere to subscribe but couldn't find a tab lol.

iClimb
121 reviewer rep
582 forum posts
May 10, 2012 at 10:22 p.m. (EDT)

amazing idea.

Peter1955
1,357 reviewer rep
1,339 forum posts
May 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. (EDT)

Just a follow up.

It works. I asked a reviewer a question about a SPOT system, and got an answer back in just a day or two.

Very helpful.

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