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Reviews without dates ? Why ?

How about if you guys start specifying what dates have you contacted reviews on ?

Surely it would help any prospective buyer to find out if what they read about is 10 years old or a brand new piece of kit...

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RE: Reviews without dates ? Why ?

I know, it's daft, isn't it?

It's not as if the data isn't there - view the html source of the page and search for 'dtreviewed'...

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RE: Reviews without dates ? Why ?

mk666 wrote:

How about if you guys start specifying what dates have you contacted reviews on ?

Surely it would help any prospective buyer to find out if what they read about is 10 years old or a brand new piece of kit...

Google the item and it's review date is shown.

For instance ...

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=roksan+kandy+k2

... you can see it was reviewed in September 2008.

The problem with that is that What Hifi? often make subsequent updates (to revise prices, show awards won or to 'demote' it's rating), but the date of the original review doesn't change.

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RE: Reviews without dates ? Why ?

Surely if it's in the data but doesn't show on the web page, it's just a matter of changing a bit of code or something? Or simply typing on the end of each review 'This review first published on April 24, 2014' or whatever.

This breathtakingly simple suggestion first published on 24.04.14

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RE: Reviews without dates ? Why ?

New website will very clearly show the date of publication on each review. Looking at the Beta version now Wink

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RE: Reviews without dates ? Why ?

Another new website, ah no!   Smile

 

Any other nice changes we can expect?   :?

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gel wrote:

Another new website, ah no!   Smile

 

Any other nice changes we can expect?   :?

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RE: Reviews without dates ? Why ?

Would it also be possible in the new forum to limit peoples user names to 10-15 letters and spaces long as anything longer is stupidly too long.

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simonlewis wrote:

Would it also be possible in the new forum to limit peoples user names to 10-15 letters and spaces long as anything longer is stupidly too long.

What would happen to existing users with long forum names then? You can't have a two-tiered system; the new users will allege discrimination! Wink

If you want to impose a limit, why not limit to 7-8 letters? So what would your new forum name be? Biggrin

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gel wrote:

Another new website, ah no!   Smile

Any other nice changes we can expect?   :?

 

Doing away with the competition link apparently :grin: :grin: :grin:

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jjbomber wrote:

gel wrote:

Another new website, ah no!   Smile

Any other nice changes we can expect?   :?

 

Doing away with the competition link apparently :grin: :grin: :grin:

We (I) don't win anyway.  :roll:

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RE: Reviews without dates ? Why ?

bigboss wrote:

simonlewis wrote:

Would it also be possible in the new forum to limit peoples user names to 10-15 letters and spaces long as anything longer is stupidly too long.

What would happen to existing users with long forum names then? You can't have a two-tiered system; the new users will allege discrimination! Wink

If you want to impose a limit, why not limit to 7-8 letters? So what would your new forum name be? Biggrin

 

I'll take a stab at 'slewis'. 

I am the danger. 

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RE: Reviews without dates ? Why ?

bigboss wrote:

jjbomber wrote:

gel wrote:

Another new website, ah no!   Smile

Any other nice changes we can expect?   :?

 

Doing away with the competition link apparently :grin: :grin: :grin:

We (I) don't win anyway.  :roll:

 

:grin:

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RE: Reviews without dates ? Why ?

BenLaw wrote:

bigboss wrote:

simonlewis wrote:

Would it also be possible in the new forum to limit peoples user names to 10-15 letters and spaces long as anything longer is stupidly too long.

What would happen to existing users with long forum names then? You can't have a two-tiered system; the new users will allege discrimination! Wink

If you want to impose a limit, why not limit to 7-8 letters? So what would your new forum name be? Biggrin

 

I'll take a stab at 'slewis'. 

 

:grin:

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