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Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« on: June 06, 2014, 11:26:53 PM »
Where can i write a review on a figure? Got new Megalodon and want to write a review for it. :)

Edit by Admin: Here are the instructions for guest reviewers: http://dinotoyblog.com/submit-a-review/  C:-)
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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2014, 07:34:14 AM »
The dinosaur to blog, you can find this on Google search or on blog and more :)
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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 07:59:08 AM »
Thanks :)
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[about Lystrosaurus] Astonishingly, their vast herds make up more than half of all life on Earth. Never again will a single species do so well.

Walking With Monsters: (Hynerpeton) To avoid injury the males demonstrate their strength  in a strange  push up contest.

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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 08:39:11 AM »
scroll up, right below the DTF banner there's "Blog and more...", point your cursor, then click The Dinosaur Toy Blog...

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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2014, 06:42:12 PM »
Here are instructions on how to submit a review to the dinotoyblog: http://dinotoyblog.com/submit-a-review/ :)


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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2014, 07:15:16 PM »
Thanks
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[about Lystrosaurus] Astonishingly, their vast herds make up more than half of all life on Earth. Never again will a single species do so well.

Walking With Monsters: (Hynerpeton) To avoid injury the males demonstrate their strength  in a strange  push up contest.

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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2014, 08:02:49 PM »
Will I get an email also when the review is up?
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[about Lystrosaurus] Astonishingly, their vast herds make up more than half of all life on Earth. Never again will a single species do so well.

Walking With Monsters: (Hynerpeton) To avoid injury the males demonstrate their strength  in a strange  push up contest.

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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2014, 09:16:21 PM »
Is it up yet? :)

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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2014, 09:25:58 PM »
Will I get an email also when the review is up?

It was a bit brief, a single paragraph isn't really enough, so I won't post it. :-[ thanks all the same :) See the existing reviews for an idea of roughly how long reviews should be.


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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2014, 11:25:45 PM »
Will I get an email also when the review is up?

It was a bit brief, a single paragraph isn't really enough, so I won't post it. :-[ thanks all the same :) See the existing reviews for an idea of roughly how long reviews should be.

Oh ok. No prob. :)
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[about Lystrosaurus] Astonishingly, their vast herds make up more than half of all life on Earth. Never again will a single species do so well.

Walking With Monsters: (Hynerpeton) To avoid injury the males demonstrate their strength  in a strange  push up contest.

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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2018, 12:43:18 PM »
We are very grateful for all the guest reviews we receive and are posting more of them now than ever before.  However, the high volume of guest reviews has led us to reconsider the submission process. In particular, it has become apparent that we need to balance the system to:

1. Avoid duplicate submissions. 
2. Give DinoToyBlog reviewers priority over guest reviewers.

So, we are introducing a new step for guests to request permission via [email protected] prior to writing/submitting their review. Please make a note of this going forward and I'll update the DinoToyBlog submissions page soon with full instructions.


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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2018, 03:30:22 PM »
I'll keep an eye out for that update, because there are a few (older) figures I'm interested in reviewing this year~ being more organized about accepted submissions sounds like a great idea!


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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2018, 04:38:11 PM »
What about if the existing review isn't..."full"? Like, the Jurassic Park Utahraptor, which seems a little short.

Some of them don't even have photographs.
Maybe we can update them.

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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2018, 06:53:00 PM »
I'll keep an eye out for that update, because there are a few (older) figures I'm interested in reviewing this year~ being more organized about accepted submissions sounds like a great idea!

Requesting to review old figures will be a formality as there isn't much competition for them. In contrast, there tends to be a bit of a clamour for newly released figures.


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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2018, 07:08:45 PM »
I'll keep an eye out for that update, because there are a few (older) figures I'm interested in reviewing this year~ being more organized about accepted submissions sounds like a great idea!

Requesting to review old figures will be a formality as there isn't much competition for them. In contrast, there tends to be a bit of a clamour for newly released figures.

Yeah, that’s the main reason why this new regulation has come about. Nearly every JWFK review so far has been done by a guest reviewer, and while they’ve all been well-written, it’s not fair for the regular reviewers to feel pressured or shunted to the sidelines.
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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2018, 07:44:20 PM »
I see no reason why a page for a figure can't include multiple reviews..

In fact, why can't there be some sort of system where we can add , like...blurbs?
Does that make sense? I'm pretty tired right now, so I probably don't make sense.
But...I'm talking, like...short, maybe paragraph-length reviews tacked onto a "main review"...
Like at the bottom of an Amazon page.

Or even something in the comments,...I don't know.  :P

I just see no reason for the main reviewers to feel shunned.
In my mind, we're a pretty inclusive community. I feel like we're all important.
Of course, the main reviewers should get more priority, but ..eh, I don't even know how to explain what I mean.
I should probably sleep.
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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2018, 04:18:31 AM »
A system for multiple reviews on a figure would be interesting. Maybe even a thread here could suffice for such a thing. It would be interesting to read different opinions and experiences on a figure, old and new. Not that I think such a thing is a dire necessity, but still an interesting idea nonetheless.
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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2018, 07:36:39 AM »
We’re not doing multiple reviews, folks. It would be both redundant and unnecessary, not to mention a huge amount of work.
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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2018, 01:15:00 PM »
The updated review instructions: http://dinotoyblog.com/submit-a-review/

We are going to test this out for a month and see how it goes. :)

I also increased the preferred image size from 700px wide to 1000px wide.
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Re: Guest reviews for the dinotoyblog
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2018, 05:09:16 PM »
If there is anyone in possession of the Paleo-Creatures Chilesaurus and would like to write a review on it, then please do so. As you can see, the current review of Jesus Toledo’s work is rather lacking in detail. New photos are unnecessary as you can see.

http://dinotoyblog.com/2018/02/04/chilesaurus-paleo-creatures/
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