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Title: Product Reviews
Post by: Goosemoose on July 16, 2005, 12:02:15 AM
I finally sat down for a few hours and started setting up a product review system. I promised this a long time ago and am just getting around to finally setting it up. You will probably have to log out and log back in to see it. Go to the main page of the site http://www.goosemoose.com . To see the products already reviewed click on Product Reviews under the resources menu. To submit a new product for review click on Submit New Review under the user menu on the left. I will get an email telling me that there is a new submission then I will review it and set it to published mode.

Please check out this system! I would like it to become something like epinions, but just for pet products. It could become a great resource for pet lovers. Right now only submissions for rats is working, with the sub-categories of Books,Cages,Toys,Food, & Bedding. If you have other ideas please let me know, I will get the other animal sections up soon.

The way it works is that the first person writes out the product description like what it is and who makes it, then is allowed to rate the item and give a review of it. Everyone else is also allowed to give the product a review. The system will keep track of the products ratings.

Right now you rate Durability and Ease of Use. These are pretty lame but were the quickest things I came up with. Give me some more ideas of what you would like to see rated!
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: kim on July 16, 2005, 08:35:43 AM
i logged out and logged back in and still cant see it under resources.
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: sjay on July 16, 2005, 09:36:41 AM
Me either Goose
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: OrlandoBloomnut on July 16, 2005, 12:47:03 PM
well i saw it but it said cats and someone had posted a cat reivew
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Goosemoose on July 16, 2005, 04:20:17 PM
For some reason it's only letting me show one section at a time. I'm working on that right now. Kim, make sure to look under resources on the menu on the left side of the screen, not the resources along the top. I haven't put it there yet. I did add a cat review on my automatic litter box. Let me know if you can see it and what you think!
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Goosemoose on July 16, 2005, 04:40:37 PM
Fixed! Check it out  ;D
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: menagerie on July 16, 2005, 05:08:39 PM
Looks great Goose.
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Siana on July 16, 2005, 05:53:45 PM
Goose, the review links are a weird yellow colour for me, which makes it hard to read.  I've provided a screen cap.  As you can see, the "Powered by xtdratings" link is blue, which I'm guessing is the colour the other text is supposed to be.

Oh, I also checked with Menagerie.  She sees the links as blue, so I'm not sure why it's just me.  I'm using Firefox btw (she is too).

(http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~summer/images/review_text.gif)

Edited to add: I just went back to the product reviews page, and now the links are blue and look fine.  Go figure.
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: BionicKoi on July 16, 2005, 06:06:03 PM
This is a great feature Goose! Thanks  :D
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Goosemoose on July 16, 2005, 06:08:29 PM
Siana,
Thanks for the pic :) You actually caught me right in the middle of changing the colors. You computer probably cached the color for a few minutes. Try reloading the page. It should show up as blue now :)
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Goosemoose on July 17, 2005, 09:05:57 PM
Okay, I have it now so that you can look at the reviews and submit your own by looking under the resources menu at the top of this, or any other page. I also put the games link and a few other links there :)
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Goosemoose on August 04, 2005, 01:32:19 AM
Okay, I got everything resolved. You can now rank other people's reviews as helpful and the entire review section has been cleaned up. I just need to mess with the colors a little (the yellow is ugly). Please check it out and post new products, or reviews for existing products! You can get to it by going to Product Review under Resources on the main menu on the top of this site.


Let me know what you think of the newer setup!
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: menagerie on October 30, 2005, 11:47:47 PM
I did a google search for Lixit Rody Igloo tonight and the first link that appeared was to the Goosemoose product review page. whooot, go goose.
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Goosemoose on October 31, 2005, 12:38:41 AM
Yup Yup! Very awesome. I'm working on improving the product review module. I should have a better version in the next week or so.
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Goosemoose on November 04, 2005, 06:10:09 PM
Ok. I just revamped the product reviews section and got it running smoothly again. Anyone mind testing it out please? I hope to get it so that it lists the number of product reviews you have done in your forum profile.
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Kathleen on November 22, 2005, 07:00:01 PM
A few days ago, I noticed that there weren't many reviews up, so I wrote a few. But now they're gone! What happened?
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Goosemoose on November 22, 2005, 07:02:22 PM
Hi Kathleen,
 I know and you wrote a few great ones too :( The problem was that you wrote them on the day we had server corruption last week. So when I did the restore from the night before we lost it. I will be adding back the link under everyones name with how many reviews you've done. I'll make sure to bump yours a few even though they didn't get listed. Feel free to add a few more though!
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: DolciLady on January 05, 2006, 09:58:16 AM
It won't let me post reviews.  Error message comes up saying "ff*something*string...not writable...please change name of image..." And I get a message in my browser bar that says "error on page". 

And what format do the pics need to be in?  URL, photobucket, off our pc...what?  I've tried several ways and none work.

HELP!
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Goosemoose on January 05, 2006, 01:36:23 PM
Thanks for letting me know about that. The problem should be fixed now. Let me know if you are able to post okay.
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: DolciLady on January 05, 2006, 08:10:16 PM
Posted just fine, thanks, Goose!!!

Robin
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Goosemoose on January 05, 2006, 11:53:33 PM
Great! Thanks for adding the review :)
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: NillaWafers on April 12, 2007, 03:59:45 PM
Hmmm, it says I'm not logged in everytime I go to view a review? Do I have review first in order to see the reviews? I'm confused  ???
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Kimmiekins on April 15, 2007, 05:34:04 AM
I wondered about the reviews, myself. They haven't worked in a while. Any chance they'll work again soon? I love having the resource!
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Goosemoose on April 16, 2007, 07:13:34 PM
The problem has been that the software I used for the reviews is now charging about $100 for the new version. I've been waiting until we get enough donations to cover it, but it's not happening. Hopefully I'll have some extra money soon and I can buy it. If anyone would like to donate, they can always purchase it for us, *cough *cough*,* hint* hint*.
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: NillaWafers on April 16, 2007, 07:55:16 PM
I can donate in like three weeks. I will then ;)
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Kimmiekins on April 16, 2007, 09:23:58 PM
Yikes, that's a good reason! I'll see what I can do for my favorite forum. :)
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Kariva on May 06, 2007, 04:35:29 PM
ok so i really want to read the reviews but it says im not logged in but when i go to log in it says i already am...help!
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: NillaWafers on May 06, 2007, 04:36:44 PM
Read the thread, goose says it's been broken cus the software needs to be updated. Unfortunately such software costs 100 bucks. :-P
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Goosemoose on May 06, 2007, 06:25:01 PM
Yup, if anyone is interested they could even buy it for the site. It's actually $80 now. You can see it here: http://www.reviewsforjoomla.com/orders/more_information.php?product_id=1
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Mischief Mistress on June 24, 2007, 10:23:31 PM
I have the same problem; I have to be logged in but I already am. Do I have to have a certain number of posts here to veiw this?

Thanks
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Goosemoose on June 24, 2007, 10:32:55 PM
I'm hoping someone will donate funds to cover the cost of the new product reviews component as I mentioned earlier in the post. Right now all my funds are going into another project.
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: tattered_teddy_bear on June 25, 2007, 08:31:35 PM
 :BlueDumboBigEyes: i wish i could donate but i'm low on cash as is. As soon as i can i'll donate.
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: sp00by2 on July 25, 2007, 10:36:35 PM
It won't let me view... it's saying

"You are not authorised to view this resource.
You need to login.
"

I tried logging out and back in.. same thing.
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: hairless_love on July 27, 2007, 03:39:19 AM
It won't let me view... it's saying

"You are not authorised to view this resource.
You need to login.
"

I tried logging out and back in.. same thing.

Me too!  :(
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Rattiemama on July 27, 2007, 02:17:36 PM
The problem has been that the software I used for the reviews is now charging about $100 for the new version. I've been waiting until we get enough donations to cover it, but it's not happening. Hopefully I'll have some extra money soon and I can buy it. If anyone would like to donate, they can always purchase it for us, *cough *cough*,* hint* hint*.

He later says it is down to $80 now and you can get it here. (http://www.reviewsforjoomla.com/orders/more_information.php?product_id=1)
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Dearpie on August 03, 2007, 10:30:33 AM
That's still an extra $80 on top of the monthly $250 just to have the forum up and running ...
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Rattiemama on August 03, 2007, 01:02:30 PM
I wasn't saying that he should just pay the $80. I was just trying to pass along what the earlier pages said.  ;)
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Mischief Mistress on August 03, 2007, 01:37:47 PM
I can't view anything. I can make a review, but I can never enter a name because it won't let me. I also don't know how to describe the product. Do I take it from what the product says or make my own discription? I really want to do this but it won't let me. I personally think it's a useless idea since no one can even view any reviews.
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: NillaWafers on August 03, 2007, 06:38:56 PM
Just wondering if anyone reads this thread before they post about how they "can't read or write reviews".
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Mischief Mistress on August 03, 2007, 07:22:42 PM
Well I read everything but it doesn't change the fact I can't post a reveiw because I can't enter a name. Nor can I view the reviews.
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: NillaWafers on August 03, 2007, 07:24:15 PM
You can do either because goosemoose needs to buy a new program, and the old one is broken. Thats what it says in this thread :)
Title: Re: Product Reviews *NEW*
Post by: Mischief Mistress on August 03, 2007, 07:26:21 PM
OH When I read the *NEW* I thought there were new product reviews. That's why I thought I could post some.
Title: Re: Product Reviews
Post by: Amaya on October 06, 2008, 05:19:53 PM
I have an idea for a product review system that we could use at least until the money is available for that review program. A new forum section could be added: Product Reviews, with sub-sections like bedding, lab blocks, etc. Then we could post our reviews that way~! :)  Just put the brand name and such in the title, post your review for the first post and then others can follow.
Title: Re: Product Reviews
Post by: NillaWafers on October 06, 2008, 06:23:06 PM
Such a good idea!
Title: Re: Product Reviews
Post by: Mischief Mistress on October 07, 2008, 02:23:43 PM
I know right.  :doh: Most of us do that anyway!
Title: Re: Product Reviews
Post by: Snippet on March 12, 2011, 05:36:13 PM
Are the product reviews still working?  When I click on the link it says:

'The page you are trying to access does not exist.
Please select a page from the main menu.'
Title: Re: Product Reviews
Post by: Marybelle on March 13, 2011, 03:32:05 PM
They're probably another victim of the board glitches...