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    Lightbulb 2nd Opinions on Reviews...

    I was thinking that we could reach something of a compromise on the second opinion option. Since we won't be posting more than one review per game, we could run the second opinion as a feature, where the writer would discuss what they agreed/disagreed with in the actual review. I was thinking of calling it "Double Take" and letting contributors get in on it. It would be done in feature style, with only a few screenshots (since the actual review already has boxart and screen grabs).

    Granted, some care would have to be taken when going about this. I don't want flamefests or bash-o-ramas, and only logical and justified rebuttals would be accepted. If you don't agree with the review's opinion about graphics, for instance, you should be prepared to explain why you disagree and offer some evidence to the contrary.

    This has the makings for some great analysis that offers more depth to our coverage, as well as allowing contributors to write about those games they enjoy that have already been covered.

    Thoughts?

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    I think making a feature out of it is pretty wasteful - assuming it'd be given the full treatment with headlines and everything. And what happens when people come along later with fresh opinions? Do you do a second feature or update the old one? Or just say 'too bad'?

    Also, for this to work I would think it could only be used for *really* controversial reviews. (Do we have any of those here?)

    The more I think about it, the more I don't like the idea. Surely there's a less dramatic way to do this - like a poll embedded in every review like Amazon. (e.g. - '45 out of 48 readers agreed with this review'.)

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    If only i'd kept my Double Dragon review at an 8....




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    Quote Originally Posted by Genesis Knight
    Also, for this to work I would think it could only be used for *really* controversial reviews. (Do we have any of those here?)
    Jeremy Peeples reviews where for a while. I know Super Thunder Blade, and Championship Pro-Am, and Tempo was.
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    I think there should be that Amazon option Genesis Knight mentioned. Making other opinions features will just mess things up.
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    I think it would be a possibility.
    I have absolutely no idea of web design, but would it be so difficult to let all visitors (or only all Sega-16 members) rate the games themselves to get a user´s average rating like, say, on Moby games?
    You could put the user´s rating right under the author´s...

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    Melf how can i sent you a revieuw mate?.

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    This i already readed only i dont get how i can post it i dont know how to ad my folder/revieuw.i only need a decent email adress to post it.

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    How about giving us the ability to submit a "second opinion", and it would just be like a mini-review located below the main review on the same page. Sorta like GI's method, except we'd only have second opinions when there was actual disagreement involved, and it wouldn't suck because it's not being written by GI. Also, a third (or fourth etc.) opinion would be allowed if it's significantly different from the other two.


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    Yeah that would be okay like a mini review stil i dotn know to post reviews i have 2 by now road rash 3 and skitching,id really like to post them.

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    Thanx vinnyT.Ill write Road rash 3 today and ill sent them tomorow.

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    A link to a thread dicussing the game would be cool, if we have such a thread.
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    I posted em Great stuff.Lol
    Finished em Finito,Melf plese let me know if things have to be added or something im curious if youve got them trough the mail.
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