Yeah so it’s been a long time in coming, but we are now ready to launch the updated and improved consumer review section, the place where you can read about what works in the real world. There are several hundred new 2002 products and we will be adding more daily over the next couple of weeks. More good news is that you can once again submit new products to the system if you notice that we’ve missed something.
If you’re wondering why that took us so long, then I’d better tell you about the other changes that we’ve made at the same time. We’ve revamped the system to bring together all the different bits of product information we have across the site so they’re accessible from the review system.
From now on, when you’re looking at a product in the consumer review system, if we’ve already reviewed that product there’ll be a link to our review at the top. Check out the
Freestyle sprinter jacket to see what I mean.
In the same way, if we have useful articles relating to a particular category of product, then you’ll find links from the product category page to those articles, like Monday Maintenance on chains.
We’ve done the same thing with relevant forum threads, the
Cannondale Aragos are one example. You can now start forum threads off both product and category pages in the consumer review section and then they’ll appear as links on that page as well as appearing in the kit section of the forum.
Last, but by no means least, we’ve also linked up brand information. Every brand featured in the review section now has it’s own page that lists its products and any relevant articles and forum threads. Take a look at the Cateye page as an example, or search for any brand you like.
Confused? Well just go and have a look around and see what you think. Everything should be working just fine, but as usual, if you come across any problems then email me. There’ll be more and more stuff interlinked over time as fresh product and reviews go on the site. We’ve still got several thousand new products to load onto the system, so if you do submit new products, please don’t expect them to go live right away.