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Review This Item Button or Sidebar

Discussion in 'Showcase Suggestions' started by Goodfella, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. Goodfella

    Goodfella Guest

    It would be great if there was a option to add a "Review This Item" button at the top somewhere or a sidebar block at the top that could say "Review This Item Now".
    Something along these lines.

    Take a look at this image, this is what i see on a 15" (inch) monitor in full screen. From the first glance the only place where I have the option to review the item is in the Quick Stats side block. This can easilly be overlooked since it blends very well with everything else in the sidebar.
    Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 4.47.14 PM.png

    When I scroll down a bit I see the following. I also think this can be overlooked by newbies to the forum world. There is also the Reviews Tab which is also very well blended with everything else.
    Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 4.49.51 PM.png

    I have sent a few members to the actuall Item page and some ask me "Hey where do i review this?". I feel like many people that are not used to the interface of XF can have a difficult time finding the review area quickly.

    A few examples. When you visit any XenForo forum the main thing that pops out at you first is the "Sign up Now" button, because in reality thats what we want you to do is sign up. With showcase in reality what I want to do is have people submit reviews.

    Here is Yelp, a big red button "Write a review"
    Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 4.52.10 PM.png

    Here is Tripadvisor, nice green button, at the top right that is hard to miss.
    Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 4.55.27 PM.png

    There are many great examples of how something like this could be implemented. I hope you consider my suggestion and others can benefit from this.

    Thank you!
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 3, 2015
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  2. C.Birch

    C.Birch Member Article Mgmt System EA User Blogs System EA Showcase EA

    Best place would likely be next to the breadcrumb as thats the place most buttons of that type show (New Thread,Showcase and so on).
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  3. Goodfella

    Goodfella Guest

    Im pretty flexible with the positioning aslong as its visible. Something like this would be okay i guess (location wise).

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  4. Cmely

    Cmely New Member Showcase

    @Goodfella : I agree with you.
    I've managed to put the "review" bar at the top of the screen, but yes a BIG button would be great !

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  5. Hentai

    Hentai New Member Showcase

    A big review button next to the "Discuss this Item" area of the sidebar might be nice too.

    Thats another good location. My pages are already quite long so the ability to push reviews into their own tab/page, then encourage use from the header or sidebar is appealing especially with the new ability to add custom fields and ask for more in-depth reviews.
  6. John Shallo

    John Shallo New Member Showcase

    Great suggestions. @Bob you have allot of opportunity for this add-on. Some minor adjustments could make it work even better for allot of different applications (product review, business review,etc).

    A side note, I would like an (Add Photo) button for users to be able to contribute to the item gallery. Just like you see on the Yelp, Trip Advisor examples above.
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  7. cdub

    cdub Member Article Mgmt System EA User Blogs System EA Review Mgmt System EA Showcase EA

    Should there should be a "zero reviews have been submitted - submit your review now" for items with no reviews submitted yet?

    On the item page, beneath the items that have been reviewed there is a star rating... maybe the above text should go where the Average star rating would be if the item has no reviews yet.
  8. cdub

    cdub Member Article Mgmt System EA User Blogs System EA Review Mgmt System EA Showcase EA

    Also the Review tab should be always there... even with no reviews.

    The fact that no reviews have been submitted yet for an item needs to be more "in your face"... I think the little "rate and review" button is a little hidden... There should be a "Review this item" placed very prominently on the item page... having a Review tab as well will help with that.

    I think my users are overlooking the "Rate and Review" button... if it was more in your face there might be more reviews posted.
  9. cdub

    cdub Member Article Mgmt System EA User Blogs System EA Review Mgmt System EA Showcase EA

    I agree. A bigger "review" button would be great. It'd also be great to see the reviews on the "index" page of the item. (so below the general description would then be the reviews)

    I know comments are there by default but I disabled comments because comments seemed contradictory to reviews. With this setup on XFMG people would comment and not review so I've removed the ability to comment... but it'd be awesome to have the reviews show up on the main page for the item. XFMG and XFRM both do this I believe.
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  10. cdub

    cdub Member Article Mgmt System EA User Blogs System EA Review Mgmt System EA Showcase EA

    Here are some mockups of the UI tweaks that I have in mind to boost "reviewership" (if that's a word):

    In this one above there's a blank 5 stars (so zero stars) and a "No reviews have been submitted. Submit your review now." link.

    And on the top right there's a big "Review this item now" button.


    And in this one above the reviews are automatically shown below the "index" page of the item (so general information tab) like they do on Amazon.

    Little tweaks I know but I think it would increase the rate of user reviews tremendously.

    Also having all of the reviews on the "index" page of the item will help alot with users finding the reviews, both on the site and in google.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015
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  11. Goodfella

    Goodfella Guest

    This is also something that would really benefit me, the large review button and reviews right under the actual "item".
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  12. alfa1

    alfa1 Active Member Article Mgmt System EA User Blogs System EA Review Mgmt System EA Showcase EA

    Same here.
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  13. ArcheXerxes

    ArcheXerxes New Member Sportsbook

    I would love to see this implemented as well.
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