Tiki's old suggestions for posting
Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:01 pm
Here is Tikirocker"s old post -- Read This Before Posting a review.
This is the NEW improved Books & Software forum; what is new and improved about it you ask? Well, that depends entirely on our membership as always. I am creating this little primer here in order to serve notice to members that we seek and encourage well constructed book/software reviews.
(Everything below applies to Software also)
As a community, we owe it to our membership to provide solid detailed reviews of Military and Firearms Literature when we find it. If we can encourage others to seek out informative texts that enhance our knowledge and experience of Collecting and Historical firearms ownership, then we all stand to benefit in our broader interactions forum wide.
Drive by book reviews that leave nothing but a book title and one paragraph don't really contribute much to the Book forum or the community, and it's lazy. In future please construct a solid review of the book you are telling us about - at bare minimum this is what we would like to see.
# - Title and Author
# - ISBN number
# - In Print or not?
# - Picture of the book cover
# - No of Pages and format ( Soft cover, Hard cover, large or small format? )
# - Colour and/or B&W pictures?
# - Retail price?
# - From then on a detailed review as best you can formulate one to describe the main thesis of the book. What does the subject matter or topic of the work focus on, perhaps a few teaser quotes that give the reader a taste of what's to come and some explanation of what you liked about it and didn't like.
This can all be achieved in 4-5 paragraphs and doesn't have to be hard work, and if it's worth telling us about then at least make the effort to really tell us something about it rather than just a title and saying you liked it. If people want to really go to town with 1000 word book reviews then that is most welcome indeed but for others a few paragraphs is just fine.
The point of all this is to create a Book forum with reviews that really provide information about the things we all love and are here for. Books are the main source of detailed information for Collectors and to neglect this aspect of our forum sees us missing out on a very important part of what we do here.
Help us out by making a solid contribution to the membership and writing a proper review. Drive by reviews that make no effort to be informative will in future be deleted out of hand.