This Just In: How to Update Your Gear Reviews

UPDATE 2/29/2012: The process described in this post has been made obsolete with the introduction of the new review form and lifetime editing.


One of the most frequently-requested features on Trailspace is the ability for members to go back and add updates the gear reviews they've written previously.

This morning we launched an update that allows you to add updates and change the star ratings of your existing gear reviews. These updates can be as long or short as you like, and will appear on the same page as your original review.

To add an update to an existing review:

  1. screen shot: "Add an Update" button.Log into your Trailspace account.
  2. Navigate to your profile by clicking the "profile" link in the upper-right corner of any page.
  3. Mouse over the review you want to update and click the "Update" button that appears. (If the review you want to update isn't listed here, click the "view all" link to see a list of all your reviews. You'll also see an "Update" button wherever your review is displayed on the site.)
  4. In the form that appears, update your star rating and write an update to your review.
  5. Click the "Update Your Review" button.

When you add an update, only your most recent rating will be factored into the average rating for the product. If you posted a glowing five-star initial review of a product that later failed spectacularly, you can now go back and downgrade the rating and explain the failure, and only your new rating will be counted.

As and added bonus: if you've previously written more than one review of a product, we've already grouped those reviews together as a single review with updates.

So if you've had something to add, but been hesitant to add a whole new review, hold back no longer. Get in there and add your latest thoughts to your reviews today.

Filed under: Gear Reviews, Trailspace News


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November 23, 2011 at 12:06 p.m. (EST)


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November 23, 2011 at 1:13 p.m. (EST)

Great new feature, Dave! 

denis daly
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November 23, 2011 at 1:37 p.m. (EST)

this is great to hear Dave. Just waiting fior you to add spell check for me on the bar for posting..

Dave MacLeay (Dave)
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November 23, 2011 at 2:24 p.m. (EST)

@denis: Spell-checking is a pretty major undertaking. Most modern web browsers (except for Internet Explorer) have spell-checking built into them, so it's pretty unlikely that we'll put the effort into another layer of spell-checking on the site.

If spell check is an important feature and you're using Internet Explorer, there are a number of browser plugins available that will let you check your spelling on all sites, not just Trailspace. Searching for "Internet Explorer spell check" should turn up a few free options.

399 reviewer rep
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November 23, 2011 at 2:49 p.m. (EST)

Great! And many thanks. :)

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November 23, 2011 at 3:08 p.m. (EST)

I better get to work

290 reviewer rep
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November 23, 2011 at 3:10 p.m. (EST)

It even combined two reviews on the same item, NICE

1,721 reviewer rep
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November 23, 2011 at 5:51 p.m. (EST)

Awesome stuff. I can't wait to go in and update my earlier reviews. 

1,477 reviewer rep
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November 24, 2011 at 11:31 a.m. (EST)

Wow, great new feature. This site just keeps getting better and better!

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