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Old 03-16-2006, 06:39 PM   #1
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Product Critique Forum Idea

I was thinking, I know- always dangerous, that maybe it would be fun to have a forum for us to critique, evaluate, recommend for or against consumer food products.

I was staring at the shelves of BBQ sauce, and was thinking- I wonder if that stuff is any good?
It would be cool to have a place where I could say- this product is great, or alternatively, suggest that that one does not live up to its advertising...

what do you think?

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Old 03-16-2006, 07:39 PM   #2
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I think that's an excellent idea, Hopz, as long as it doesn't get us in any trouble. If one of you has bought a product that is great, or really stinks, I'd love to hear about it.
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:55 PM   #3
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not to be a party pooper, but can't we do that now in the appropriately related categories?
or are you suggesting a seperate category just for specific product evaluation?
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:59 PM   #4
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I was thinking separate category/forum.
Don't see how telling the truth or opinion can be a problem.
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:32 PM   #5
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I agree with Buckytom (amazing!). We have categories for everything already.

If we created a forum for product evaluations, then we'd need sub-fora for each category of products - sauces, knives, cookware, etc.
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:57 PM   #6
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:51 PM   #7
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I love the idea!

One thing I can't live without & highly recommend: Reynold's Wrap Release Non-Stick foil. If you haven't tried it yet, do yourself a favor.
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:18 PM   #8
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I really think a special forum would be neat- but if you don't, that's ok with me. Especially if the search feature is universal. the only problem is users might not know there is a desire for product evaluations.

Last week we tried this Bertoli Pasta with shrimp and asparagus in a basil cream sauce. the flavor was good, but - a few more shrimp would have been good. They should have called it pasta with a (very) few shrimp.

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Old 03-17-2006, 01:10 AM   #9
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Just use the advanced search feature and it will be fine. For example, you can search for "stand mixers" or "kitchen aid stand mixers" and then select to seach the thread titles only. That will narrow down your search parameters and you'll get every thread about stand mixers, and not every post about stand mixers.
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Old 03-17-2006, 07:43 AM   #10
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It's a good idea to discuss products you've tried and the reasons you liked/disliked them, however I dont think there would be much activity in a separate forum solely devoted to product evaluations.
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