Tip Use Our Rate & Review Section

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    Edit: Due to the introduction of a dedicated Reviews system coming to SSC in 2014, the "Rate & Review" feature will be transformed back to a Showcase type feature. More information to follow - sorry for any confusion :rolleyes:

    We are excited to offer our Rate & Review feature for our members to use on SSC.

    Our Rate & Review section is an easy way for members to either share, "show-off," or create a "review" for a project, product, or service they are working on or have completed, purchased, or whatever.

    Just as importantly, we encourage people to rate (1 to 5 stars) these reviews and also discuss them through the discussion tabs which link to the forums.

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    We also encourage our members to submit recipes, animals/pets, and other self-sufficient lifestyle related items.

    Other members are then able to enjoy, rate, comment, and discuss your entries. When a Rate & Review item is submitted an entry in the appropriate forum is automatically created.

    Tabs have been created (as a guide) to assist you in writing about your project and you are able to upload several photos to an album, which can also be accessed and viewed from your Member Profile.

    If you have any questions on how to use our Rate & Review feature just ask them here. We're open to suggestions too if you would like a special category added etc.
     
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    Just a note to announce we have changed our Showcase section into a Rate & Review and the post above has been edited to reflect the change.

    SSC has big plans to develop this section and turn our Rate & Review feature into an even more interesting and valuable resource for SSC members and visitors alike.
     
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    It is intended our Rate & Review system will become a work-in-progress and upgraded as software improvements become available. I'm happy with the direction it is going but I am working on some major improvements behind the scenes to make our Rate & Review system even more user friendly and SEO rich so members can find our system more intuitive and products and company reviews can get more recognition through SSC (however members choose to rate them good or bad).

    Hopefully, early in the New Year (2014) I can start implementing some significant improvements and in the meantime our Rate & Review system will continue to be tweaked and improved.
     
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    As per the edit in my first post, the Rate and Review system will be transformed back to a Showcase feature and simplified dramatically.

    Over the past few months, we have been working with some developers to create a dedicated Reviews system specifically designed for one purpose - to review things. We're hoping to have a live trial of our new Reviews feature early in the new year, and it's expected to be running smoothly by at least mid-year.

    SSC lends itself appropriately to reviews due to the content of our website and our members constantly finding and trialing new products or solutions to problems concerning self-sufficiency. Therefore, integrating a Reviews feature, which is easy to use for our members, along side our forums/discussions makes good sense for information gathering, entertainment, and knowledge sharing.

    Unlike reviews websites our reviews software will demand greater integrity because of our exceptional community guidelines already established on SSC so reviews made by our members will carry more weight.

    More updates on our reviews feature soon.
     
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