Possible New Site Feature for Consideration

In our End of the Season Feedback Questionnaire the idea of IMBD like ratings was suggested to show up in Insider Magazine. I don’t believe that Insider Magazine is the place for such a thing for a number of reasons. The biggest is we would have to depend on the viewers at home to send us stuff to print and depending on how excited people are to give their own reviews the magazine could end up nothing but reviews.

However, it is something we can do on the site. 

Before I go any further I need to say a few things.

  1. This is going to be a time consuming project to implement. Gus and I don’t mind doing it as long as people are going to use it. 
  2. We will not allow anonymous reviews to be posted to the site. A name and email must be attached to the review (emails will not be published on the site). A name means someone owns what they post and should, theoretically, prevent anything abusive being posted.
  3. Anything the staff deems abusive will be removed. If this becomes a problem, we will remove this feature all together.
  4. We expect reviews to be posted, even if it is something as simple as “This is really good.” Please save your general commentary for YouTube.

Now that’s over with, we have set up what a sample page would look like where everyone can look at, and try out if they like, the review form. It works much like Amazon.com reviews. You have a 5 star rating system and a spot to have your say.

If you click on the poster thumbnail, a light box will open with a larger picture. The same goes for the image thumbnails. These are the same images that were posted in Insider Magazine. You can even watch the machinima right on the site. The current plan is to link these pages in the archives. We may also use these pages on the playbill next season.

But first, we need feedback (let us know what you think in the comments) and everyone on the staff has to sign off on it.

Without further ado, Reincarnation of a Vampire – The Fall of Man Archive/Review Page.

Written by: Jorgha Haq

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