Before you jump in and start reviewing or reading reviews, be sure to read the following:
Reviewing your own product/services:
When creating a thread:
- Please don't! This is not a forum to advertise your product, and any reviews of your own product would undoubtedly be biased.
- This also applies to 3rd-party reviews of your product.
Other things to keep in mind:
- Search first! There may already be a review of the same product that you were considering reviewing. It's best to keep reviews for the same product in one thread.
- Create a thread only if you are the reviewer. Users come to this forum to read reviews by fellow Kirupians! They will search the web for externally published reviews.
- Include the body of the review in the post itself. The thread should not serve as a conduit to your review site/blog.
- Don't start a thread asking for a review. If you are having trouble finding a review already, it is rather unlikely that a member will be casually browsing the Review forum looking for reviews to write. If you read a post from a user who appears to be an expert on a product elsewhere on the forums, and you would like them to write a review, try sending them a polite private message.
Enjoy reading the reviews, and don't forget to post review feedback!
- This forum is supposed to be appropriate for readers of all ages; reviews should be similarly appropriate. Review items should not include tobacco products, alcohol, or other products that might encourage behavior inappropriate for younger users . Use good judgment when picking an item to post!
- Links to reviewed products should not contain any referral tags. You should post reviews for the benefit of the other users, not because you stand to reap a reward from product site hits.
- Use descriptive thread titles.