Product Overview Survey

Discussion in 'Reviews & Articles' started by Adrian Wong, Nov 24, 2005.


Are Product Overviews (without a review) useful to you?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Not sure / No comment

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  1. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    All I want to know is how it performs and better still, how it performs compared to other products by different manufacturers. :thumb:

    What's inside the box, no need to know la coz almost all also same. Example, camera... camera, manuals, cables, etc. :lol: Graphic card, ---> card, manual, driver, powerdvd cd, and maybe games. :mrgreen:
  2. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Hmm.. I think we should have a poll on this. I personally think it's important to know what's in the box. :think:
  3. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Not really anymore, since most products these days don't bundle anything useful, unless it's worth mentioning.
  4. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    The thing is.. if we don't mention it, no one will know whether there's anything else in the box besides whatever they are supposed to be buying.

    In any case, the poll is up over here -
  5. b104

    b104 Newbie

    As everyone is saying, without a review it would be hard to stay relevant.As mentioned before ,listing all the accessories & even release dates would be a bit different to other websites & may help it to succeed. :beer: .It would have to be updated consistently for it to become known & as you would know ,it would be a sh..load of work for someone!
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2005
  6. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    That's why I'm still doing that for my reviews. :mrgreen:
  7. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    erm.... that's not really what I meant. Whenever I want to know what is inside the package, I want to actually see them, pictures that is. So, I would go straight into the review to have a look at them. Plus, the items are listed again inside the review. That is why I'm saying that the listing in the product overview is not useful to me :mrgreen:
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2005
  8. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Oh yeah, this is the PRODUCT OVERVIEW survey. :doh:

    The thing is some products we cannot obtain for review purposes, so we can only come up with a product overview at most.

    Like I said above, companies just send press releases which comes with a lot of marketing hype over the product. So, the Product Overview is supposed to essentially announce the product with a list of its specs and package contents with whatever other information we can collect on it.

    Of course, if we review it, we will have photos of everything in the package, covered in detail. But it's good to have a summary page (in the front) for quick reference.
  9. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    I don't find the the 'summary page' useful :lol: to me at least :p but ah, the thing is, if the majority don't like it for whatever reasons then why continue posting the product overviews? Just my 2 cents :mrgreen:
  10. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Yup. That's what we intend to find out. :mrgreen:

    Too bad the number of people taking the poll isn't that many. :doh:
  11. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    Oh, the product overview must be important if you want to specifically buy something.

    I checked the overview in the Net, before ever buying the product. The specs... the technical stuff. :D

    The better thing to check the specs and the overview is the MANUAL BOOK. I always download the product's MANUAL BOOK also before attempting to buy it. :D
  12. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Then why are you starting another poll when you know the results is going to be inconclusive? :think:
  13. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    The results are not conclusive AT THIS MOMENT due to the number of participants. Which is why I set the new poll to be sticky. Let the number of participants accumulate and then we will have statistically-significant results.

    Will possibly add these questions to the next Survey Contest too. :think:
  14. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    One more thing about the product overview without review. I feel that it should not be listed under 'Reviews' in the article database :p
  15. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    But it's virtually impossible to hit the figure required.
  16. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    Yeah, that's what I thought too :think:
  17. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Hmm.. A separate category? :think:

    Yeah, I think perhaps it should. After all, if anything, it's just another form of a press release? :think:

    But let's see if it's even worth taking the effort to create them. :think:
  18. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Nothing is impossible. :mrgreen:

    We will be able to derive statistically significant numbers. Don't worry. I will get it done. ;)

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