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Hi ... I was wondering if you've considered allowing those posting reviews to be able to edit them later. I realize there's a short window after posting where you can go back and make edits (just like with forum postings).
But here's my thought: many of us tend to post reviews shortly after buying new gear. We've spent time researching it. We've finally made our decision. We've plunked down our hard earned money to buy it. It's fresh in our mind now. Now we want to tell the world how great it is! :)
But the reality is, we really aren't in a position to write a meaningful review until we've had the gear for a while and experienced using it in different conditions. It's probably find to post "first impression" reviews, but it means a lot more if we write something later.
So a couple suggestions:
1. add a tag to reviews indicating how long the user has owned the item. This way it's apparent that it's a new owner, vs a long-time user. And the person could submit multiple reviews at various intervals during ownership, chronicling their experience with it.
2. allow the poster to go back and update their review ... maybe not by modifying the original text but by posting "updates" to it.
something else? :)
Anyway I thought about this this past weekend when I was backpacking in Yosemite, and thinking about some reviews I wanted to post for new gear, but feeling like I hadn't had enough experience with the new items to provide a comprehensive review.