A suggestion: Product Reviews/Recommendations section

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I'm not sure what to call it but I'd really like to have a section where we can post to ask about product recommendations.

I wanted to started a thread yesterday to ask about favorite/cheap vegan shampoos and conditioners. I had asked Pickle Juice about where the best place might be to post the thread and we figured either under the Vegan section or under the country section.

I am still thinking that a separate Product Recommendation section would be good, though, to kind of corral those types of threads together.

Just an idea! :pinkelephant:
 
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Recommendations will often be country-specific or even area-specific. I don't know about other non-USers, but it can get a little frustrating when posters assume everyone else is in the US and posts without mentioning countries. I'm not against having this forum, but personally I wouldn't read it and if I wanted recommendations, I would post them in the UK forum.
 
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^^ Here's an idea (and I dunno if it would work):

You know how in the Recipes section, if you start a thread you're able to pick from a drop-down box if it's vegan or vegetarian, etc.? Would that be possible for when people make a thread in Product Recommendations? The drop-down could be country-specific.
 

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^^ Here's an idea (and I dunno if it would work):

You know how in the Recipes section, if you start a thread you're able to pick from a drop-down box if it's vegan or vegetarian, etc.? Would that be possible for when people make a thread in Product Recommendations? The drop-down could be country-specific.

That's not a bad idea.
 

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I think it's a good idea Mel, if you want to try it. If it doesn't get a lot of action it can always be deleted later. As mentioned before we really don't have a clear-cut place for threads like this.
 

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How about a Product Recommendation Sub-forum in each of the 4 Globetrotting forums? That could work?

Or would people rather have the snazzy prefixes to choose from? :p
 
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Oh,, I don't know! Whatever you guys think would work best. I wonder if some product threads would even be country-specific, so maybe one prefix could be "Everywhere" or something. haha
 

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Recommendations will often be country-specific or even area-specific. I don't know about other non-USers, but it can get a little frustrating when posters assume everyone else is in the US and posts without mentioning countries. I'm not against having this forum, but personally I wouldn't read it and if I wanted recommendations, I would post them in the UK forum.

This. I dont see why we cant just make threads within the Globtrotting section.
 

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For now, if you'd like to just use the Globetrotting section, that's fine with me. Maybe we can have a Reviews subforum within each area (one in UK & Eire, one in the US, one in Oz etc).
 

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I'd love a forum for reviews for vegan products, cookbooks , and restaurants. There's quite a few new vegan products recently introduced that I am interested in , but would like to read some reviews on before I purchase.
 

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Exactly. I dont see the need for more sub sections...just make a new thread in your desired location, like we have in the UK sub, we have product and restuarant recommendations/reviews..Its really not that hard:hmm:
 

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I think the idea of sub-sections in the globtrotting section is a good one, I love the product and resturaunt reveiw threads in the UK forum - they're exactly the kind of thing I am interested in and ones with lots of US recommendations are just meaningless to me, however personally I also feel like this board already has too many sections for the amount of posters - hopefully we will grow into it, but in my opinion making more will make it look sparse.
 

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Yeah, I want to start a thread on hair dye...animal friendly ones and maybe a "henna, how to" thread and I don't where to put it. I looked at the US section but then I'm limited to Northeast which I'd rather not do.
 
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