PDA

View Full Version : To Review, or not to Review, that is the question?



Ross.Co
18-11-2014, 12:44 AM
Geed Evening Gents and Ladies,

Do hope all is well.

I have been seriously thinking about not just reviewing cigars but as the plethora or accessories that we use on a daily basis. Although I have smoked a sisnificant amount of cigars, when looking at people surrounding me, what is a 1000 cigars (my rough intake :) to 10,000 etc. The point being I am surrounded by people that now more already than I may be able to in one lifetime. I enjoyed the GRAMM Works Travel Humidor Review, but do want to expand, just not sure the audience here can have it's not pleasant moments and ultimately, who the fuck wants their work short down, unless it was the layout, or the content of the review, this is constructive criticism with I am delighted to receive as it makes a better review.

Any how, Reviwes by Ross.Co and all affiliated contributors will be noted.

Review or not to Review, that is the question.

PS, yes I know, neck on the chopping block etc...

Wigan
18-11-2014, 12:59 AM
Review

Ross.Co
18-11-2014, 01:09 AM
Review

Thank you Wigan :smile:

wolfie
18-11-2014, 01:25 AM
review mate :smile:

jim_twin
18-11-2014, 01:33 AM
Review away [emoji6] it's always interesting to hear opinions and different ones at that!

Go for it dude [emoji106]

Sean
18-11-2014, 07:49 AM
Deffo go for it mate

Simon Bolivar
18-11-2014, 08:11 AM
Feel free to review Ross, we can all add something to our collective knowledge. But please make it easier to read than your post above! Thought Butters had written it.:biggrin1:

TonyN
18-11-2014, 08:14 AM
Can't beat a good review ross :smile:

Undercover
18-11-2014, 08:21 AM
Go for it. Of course, this is all about individual taste, and we're all different, but there isn't much in life which hasn't been through some sort of review and recommendation process - even Tesco's Value Ketchup was tested and reviewed by someone!

I probably wouldn't buy on the basis of a single review, but if your review is one of a few which enthuses about a specific cigar, then maybe I might. Look at Cohibas - there are plenty of people who don't rate them very highly, but the weight of opinion over time nevertheless suggests that they are worth the premium. No one should shoot you down for expressing your personal taste - I would be happy to sit behind the barricades with you and shoot back if they did!

ValeTudoGuy
18-11-2014, 08:28 AM
Review Ross, but as with anything that's put out into the "domain" you may get responses you don't like or agree with.... But that's just part of life and we all just have to move on.

Wigan
18-11-2014, 08:36 AM
:dito: Yes, am

now trying to see how many of your post I can ditto in a row ValeTudorGuy lol

tippexx
18-11-2014, 09:02 AM
Don't review unless your prepared to invest 100% concentration into the project, which in many way means giving up on the comfort and relaxation into a cigar.

Wigan
18-11-2014, 09:04 AM
Don't review unless your prepared to invest 100% concentration into the project, which in many way means giving up on the comfort and relaxation into a cigar.

Very true. Something I have noticed when posting in the What are you smoking today? thread whilst still smoking the cigar in question.

Simon G
18-11-2014, 09:18 AM
Good ole honest reviews. You can't beat them. :smile:

tommy
18-11-2014, 09:49 AM
Don't review unless your prepared to invest 100% concentration into the project, which in many way means giving up on the comfort and relaxation into a cigar.

I couldn't agree more, I made the mistake of starting a review without the appropriate amount of free time. I stuck with that one but I haven't found the free time in which to seriously attempt my next review. I think the layout is important, by that I don't mean to say that one must follow a certain layout rather that you should use the same format in all of your future reviews to facilitate easier referencing. This is another mistake I made early on. Now I have a points scoring system and try to make the body of the review similar in each.
I do think you should take the time to write these reviews in an easy to understand way and where possible try to make it a bit fun and not too stuffy. This makes it easier for the reader to stick with it. I like the way Olly Smith reviews wine on TV, informative but light hearted.

Scott
18-11-2014, 10:07 AM
Go for it bud, fill ya boots!

sipikaj
18-11-2014, 10:38 AM
Definitely review.

You're right some people may know more than you however this takes nothing away from your experience.

Sgt_Banter
18-11-2014, 10:43 AM
If enjoy doing reviews I say go for it. It genrates debate and adds a bit of extra activity to the forum. I wouldn't be worried about folk being critical of your reviews, people here are nice. Even my little crappy reviews didn't get slagged off so you should be fine :-)

PeeJay
18-11-2014, 02:01 PM
Everyone enjoys reading reviews Ross, even those by Butters, but keep it simple as your prose can sometimes be a little flowery

Ross.Co
18-11-2014, 03:32 PM
Everyone enjoys reading reviews Ross, even those by Butters, but keep it simple as your prose can sometimes be a little flowery
That is a most eloquent way of saying keep it on the the subject in question. Beautiful PJ! [emoji4]

And thank you to all for your feedback. I have done a few PC game reviews and were generally liked.

Top recommendation to have a layout and point scoring which is consistent.

As I will be doing this for our community, I will start to look into a formal but fun layout and a meticulous scoring system. I will then push this out for community feedback and then I shall begin.

As to Mr. Tippexx fine point in regards to focus and dedication, I have never done anything in half measures, but as great point nevertheless.

All feedback and constructive criticism is always welcome.

Cheers all.

Ross.Co

Simon G
18-11-2014, 03:42 PM
Look forward to reading your reviews Ross.
Good man :yo:

cigarmo
18-11-2014, 04:12 PM
I don't get this thread at all, am I missing something (probably), if you want to write a review mate write one stick it in the cigar review section of the forum, no one is stopping you.

many of us have given it a go, some are good to read some not so much, but all are read even the ones by butters and when you do one even yours.

butternutsquashpie
18-11-2014, 05:11 PM
but all are read even the ones by butters
'tis a blessing in disguise, yano...

:rolleyes:

handlebarpipe
18-11-2014, 07:24 PM
Always nice to read a review but personally I would rather just relaxing and enjoy smoking my cigars than spend too much time thinking about the experiences and trying to relate them to something else.
Marc

SteveGriff
02-12-2014, 10:52 AM
Never ask permission to do anything on the Internet.

PeeJay
02-12-2014, 11:00 AM
Perhaps start by posting in the 'What are you smoking today?' thread with a photo and a few words about how you found it. Haven't noticed you on there yet unless I missed it.

SmokeyDave
02-12-2014, 11:04 AM
If starting to review cigars regularly I wouldn't expect the first few to be masterpieces, they will naturally evolve through feedback and your own experience to find your own style.

Reviews are just a persons opinion and observations after all, they would be very boring if everyone wrote the same and had the same conclusions.

Go for it! :rock: