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Re: WANTED: BETA Testers for REVIEWdg

Postby bergdawg » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:06 am

Jwt4412 wrote:Do us a favor and try REVIEWdg.com out... Register and submit a review on the Innova Champion Teebird... got an opinion on the Teebird? Of course you do... submit a review at our BETA site REVIEWdg and help us make the site better. We need to keep breaking it, so we can fix it. Help us find the flaws...

Teebird - Champion - Innova
http://reviewdg.com/?p=460


I've never thrown a Teebird. Honestly.
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Re: WANTED: BETA Testers for REVIEWdg

Postby jaboc83 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:16 am

Took some time to check out the site again quick this morning, and figured I'd throw out some initial feedback.

  • Any plans for a different browsing navigation style? I think the tag cloud style is neat for casual browsers, but I think a more well defined structure would help those who intend to really plow through and write a bunch of reviews. Currently, I see too many categories at once and have to scroll for quite a while to see them all (especially on mobile devices). I think a classic hierarchical navigation should also be available in order to easily narrow my search. Alternatively, you could add filtering like Ebay, Amazon, Tiger Direct,etc... which could be really nice.
  • On a related note, all the links along the right side look nearly identical, and could probably use some more defined separation and maybe some color? Consider the separate containers for links used on a site like http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooks/bestsellers.asp. Also :idea: - .sidebox li a {text-decoration: none;}
  • I think the check-marks are kind of difficult to work with since they have such a small profile. I prefer stars as they give a larger area to work with, but maybe little discs, or at possibly make the check-marks a wee bit fatter/larger or something?
  • I haven't gotten around to testing this, but does it remember your information from post to post or do I need to enter that I'm a right handed male who drives appx x number of feet every time I review a new disc? I could see that being a turn-off if I need to reenter that information a whole lot.
  • I did feel a little confused filling out the form the first time. Any chance you can add hover-text descriptions to the categories? I didn't really know what I should be thinking about just seeing the word 'handle'.
  • Categories for head and tail wind I could see being nice as well. I always wonder how new discs will hold up in a headwind specifically. Also, not sure if it's often considered, but how the disc wears over time might not be a bad thing to have. I know my S-PD flies completely different now that it hit a few trees, whereas my star teebird doesn't seem to have changed since I bought it and started beating it 2 years ago.
  • A personal pet peeve of mine is when I see half the page filled with social networking junk. I think you could bury that Facebook and Twitter stuff in the footer like http://www.pdga.com/ or near the top in a subtle fashion like http://www.nytimes.com/ or http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com

I think that's all I have for the moment.
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Re: WANTED: BETA Testers for REVIEWdg

Postby Jwt4412 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:10 am

jaboc83 wrote:Took some time to check out the site again quick this morning, and figured I'd throw out some initial feedback.

  • Any plans for a different browsing navigation style? I think the tag cloud style is neat for casual browsers, but I think a more well defined structure would help those who intend to really plow through and write a bunch of reviews. Currently, I see too many categories at once and have to scroll for quite a while to see them all (especially on mobile devices). I think a classic hierarchical navigation should also be available in order to easily narrow my search. Alternatively, you could add filtering like Ebay, Amazon, Tiger Direct,etc... which could be really nice.
  • On a related note, all the links along the right side look nearly identical, and could probably use some more defined separation and maybe some color? Consider the separate containers for links used on a site like http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooks/bestsellers.asp. Also :idea: - .sidebox li a {text-decoration: none;}
  • I think the check-marks are kind of difficult to work with since they have such a small profile. I prefer stars as they give a larger area to work with, but maybe little discs, or at possibly make the check-marks a wee bit fatter/larger or something?
  • I haven't gotten around to testing this, but does it remember your information from post to post or do I need to enter that I'm a right handed male who drives appx x number of feet every time I review a new disc? I could see that being a turn-off if I need to reenter that information a whole lot.
  • I did feel a little confused filling out the form the first time. Any chance you can add hover-text descriptions to the categories? I didn't really know what I should be thinking about just seeing the word 'handle'.
  • Categories for head and tail wind I could see being nice as well. I always wonder how new discs will hold up in a headwind specifically. Also, not sure if it's often considered, but how the disc wears over time might not be a bad thing to have. I know my S-PD flies completely different now that it hit a few trees, whereas my star teebird doesn't seem to have changed since I bought it and started beating it 2 years ago.
  • A personal pet peeve of mine is when I see half the page filled with social networking junk. I think you could bury that Facebook and Twitter stuff in the footer like http://www.pdga.com/ or near the top in a subtle fashion like http://www.nytimes.com/ or http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com

I think that's all I have for the moment.


Great Stuff... thanks!!!
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Re: WANTED: BETA Testers for REVIEWdg

Postby Wordgie » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:42 am

jaboc83 wrote:Took some time to check out the site again quick this morning, and figured I'd throw out some initial feedback.

  • Any plans for a different browsing navigation style? I think the tag cloud style is neat for casual browsers, but I think a more well defined structure would help those who intend to really plow through and write a bunch of reviews. Currently, I see too many categories at once and have to scroll for quite a while to see them all (especially on mobile devices). I think a classic hierarchical navigation should also be available in order to easily narrow my search. Alternatively, you could add filtering like Ebay, Amazon, Tiger Direct,etc... which could be really nice.
  • On a related note, all the links along the right side look nearly identical, and could probably use some more defined separation and maybe some color? Consider the separate containers for links used on a site like http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooks/bestsellers.asp. Also :idea: - .sidebox li a {text-decoration: none;}
  • I think the check-marks are kind of difficult to work with since they have such a small profile. I prefer stars as they give a larger area to work with, but maybe little discs, or at possibly make the check-marks a wee bit fatter/larger or something?
  • I haven't gotten around to testing this, but does it remember your information from post to post or do I need to enter that I'm a right handed male who drives appx x number of feet every time I review a new disc? I could see that being a turn-off if I need to reenter that information a whole lot.


  • I did feel a little confused filling out the form the first time. Any chance you can add hover-text descriptions to the categories? I didn't really know what I should be thinking about just seeing the word 'handle'.
  • Categories for head and tail wind I could see being nice as well. I always wonder how new discs will hold up in a headwind specifically. Also, not sure if it's often considered, but how the disc wears over time might not be a bad thing to have. I know my S-PD flies completely different now that it hit a few trees, whereas my star teebird doesn't seem to have changed since I bought it and started beating it 2 years ago.
  • A personal pet peeve of mine is when I see half the page filled with social networking junk. I think you could bury that Facebook and Twitter stuff in the footer like http://www.pdga.com/ or near the top in a subtle fashion like http://www.nytimes.com/ or http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com

I think that's all I have for the moment.


All that.

Very good looking site, but not the most intuitive.

A couple small details I noticed.
Pics don't always match the discs (Champ pic on a Star review, etc.)
I like the links to the manufacturer page.
No Discraft?????
I also like the separation between the manufacturers, the type of disc and the plastics, but just not the layout of it. Maybe a drop down box or something like that.
Not a big fan how the demographics (gender, throwing style, etc.) resets to female left handed. If it resets, why not to a blank?

Otherwise, great start and I have a few reviews in queue.
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Re: WANTED: BETA Testers for REVIEWdg

Postby Wordgie » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:25 am

Oh, and alphabetical order would be nice, too.
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Re: WANTED: BETA Testers for REVIEWdg

Postby Jwt4412 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:26 pm

Thanks for the feedback - unfortunately the manufacturers don't have pics of each plastic to grab the thumbnail from - they group together.

working on the auto fill issue as we are typing this.

more manufacturers being loaded all of the time...

Details for a Vibram Swag Package giveaway at this link http://talkdiscgolf.com/?p=1652
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Re: WANTED: BETA Testers for REVIEWdg

Postby Jwt4412 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:03 am

So the giveaway for the Vibram 2 Obex Discs and Dry-Fit Polo happens at the end of the month, so you have a few days to still enter. There are multiple ways to enter but you get the most extra chances with reviews of Vibram discs.

We had a software update that is suppose to have increased the speed of the site... let us know if notice - if you had done a previous disc review.

Details on the contest giveaway are on the front page at www.REVIEWdg.com
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