TkoK83Spy wrote: ↑Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:48 am
I just wouldn't care for it to get muddled with "reviews" that are from folks that pretty much do the same thing as the "out of the box" reviews. I don't care if the knife is perfectly centered, flicks open easy and free drops. But actual in or after use reviews are more than welcome in my eyes!
Definitely! I think there is a comparison thread somewhere, but one that could be tied in with the reviews thread would be fantastic. I know for me personally, I've bought 3 knives based solely on a member posting comparison pics with other knives of similar size.
Pelagic wrote: ↑Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:42 amWhat do you guys think about a subsection of this forum that is focused on knife reviews?
I don't want to start a new thread every time I get a new knife and give my thoughts and opinions on the model, i feel it would clog up the General discussion section. But what if there was a knife review section where the posting of people's opinions on various models were encouraged? And maybe it could be organized by model? It could be a compendium of personal impressions. Maybe it could be interesting?
I am not trying to tell the moderators what to do or anything like that. This is just a random thought. Is it a silly one?
I tend to agree. But it would be nice to quickly find a review that you want. The software that runs this form seems pretty simple (nothing wrong with that, not suggesting an upgrade or anything), but that means the community needs to adopt some standards. If review titles are all written in the same manner, then searching for them should be easier. For example, a review title could be in the following format REVIEW MODEL STEEL (DEALER) with the dealer being an optional parameter. So if you got the new PM2 in M390 from DLT, it would look like this REVIEW PM2 M390 DLT. In the advanced options of search, you can search by title only. It is a little more work than having a separate forum, but it could work.
When you're trying to search through a specific website via google, you should include "site:" followed by the website you're trying to search. For example, "site:spyderco.com Native Review" or "site:spyderco.com PM2 review". Should help filter things out and provide better results.
Videos would be great. Especially since you show actual (and occasionally hard) use. I just think it would be cool seeing a bunch of different perspectives in one spot as opposed to doing a dozen google searches.
Pelagic wrote: ↑Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:52 pmI agree that Google works a LOT BETTER than the search feature on this site, but wouldn't it be nice to click on "Native Chief" and see 25 different opinions on that model all in one place? Instead of combing through search results?
I highly doubt this will happen but I do think it would be beneficial to both the community and spyderco. Members of this forum buy knives because of other people's review or opinion of said knife all the time.