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Offline GC84ever

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Why is the Vendor Review section a mess?
« on: July 17, 2014, 04:30:57 pm »
Why is the Vendor Review section a mess?
There are dozens of threads for reviews for multiple shops.
It seems in most of the WSC forum, topics get moved/merged quite efficiently to their proper section.

May I propose:
- That all local shops/businesses receive their own sub-forums in the Vendor Reviews section. So that all their reviews/topics get moved to one place.
- That we have another sub-forum for all Canadian vendors, and another sub-forum for all US vendors.


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Re: Why is the Vendor Review section a mess?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 09:21:12 pm »
While I love the theoretical tidiness of your idea, I don't know how feasible it is to implement. Having that many subforums will quickly become a giant tree with too many branches and only a few leaves on each. The reviews were never limited to WSC Vendors, which means anyone can post a review about any business s/he had dealings with. Since users cannot create subforums, the first person to write a review for XYZ Business would have to get a moderator to create a sub forum in which the newly mentioned business review would go.

While the current melting pot is messy, it's not impossible to find reviews of a particular business by using the advanced search option:

1. First, click on "search" in the menu at the top left corner of this site.


2. Then, change parameters* to whatever you want, to narrow it down (or not).


3. In order to deselect everything in one swell foop, scroll down and first check, then un-check "Check all":


4. Scroll back up and check the subforum "Vendor Reviews" to search in only that subforum:


5. Click Search, and get results:




*If you wanted the most recent posts, you can change "Most relevant results first" in step 2 to "Most recent topics first"




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Re: Why is the Vendor Review section a mess?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 08:04:39 am »
I think what he's saying is that we have 3 subforums
1) WSC Vendors
2) Non-WSC Canadian Vendors
3) Non-WSC US/International Vendors.

That would cover 90% of the bases, but I'm not sure if you want to do that. Personally, I always forget to look at it anyways.
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Re: Why is the Vendor Review section a mess?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 12:57:51 am »
I think what he's saying is that we have 3 subforums
1) WSC Vendors
2) Non-WSC Canadian Vendors
3) Non-WSC US/International Vendors.

That would cover 90% of the bases, but I'm not sure if you want to do that. Personally, I always forget to look at it anyways.

Oh, not quite what I had initially understood (due to "all local shops/businesses receive their own sub-forums")

Regardless, it would be a nightmare to filter "local" vs. "non-local, Canadian" given that WSC spans three provinces with a few members even further out. We have enough confusion when people post in FS/WTB threads without mentioning if they're in Calgary or Edmonton, never mind those who are in other cities or provinces!

While it's a nice thought and we appreciate the suggestions, it's probably not really worth our time to sift and sort for the time being.
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