A question for Ron Epstein...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Allan Mack, Nov 12, 2002.

  1. Allan Mack

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    Ron,

    Just wondering if you ever considered putting all your excellent software reviews in one dedicated section. This way, all the reviews would be indexed and easy to find (sort of like Obi's Reviews). Right now, sometimes the user has to go through pages of search results before finding one of your reviews and/or the search function is temporarily down.

    Anyway, I'm sure you and others have already considered this. Your reviews are actually the best because they show not only screenshots, but also pictures of the packaging material, menus, bonus features, etc.

    Keep up the great work...
     
  2. Parker Clack

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    Allan:
    Ron has a review page set up on the forum that has been around for a couple of years now called Ron's Reviews and be gotten to here and by clicking on the pink Ron's Reviews button [​IMG] on the main page of the forum just below the Home Theater Forum Sponsors banners.
    Parker
     
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    The only unfortunate thing about that page is that it doesn't preserve the forum discussion that follows (I still consider the AI discussion on Ron's reviews to be the best I've ever read), and at the Ron's reviews page, you aren't told if the films have been highly recommended or not.

    Adam
     
  4. Allan Mack

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    Thanks, Parker! That button must have been in my blind spot or something...
     
  5. Ronald Epstein

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    Adam,

    Thanks for the kind words regarding my reviews.


    Allan,

    While I certainly see the advantage of preserving
    threaded discussions regarding my reviewed material
    there is no way that I can preserve that on my reviews
    page.

    You can always go to my review page for quick
    reference and then do a forum search to find the
    original threaded discussion.


    Thanks again gentlemen!
     
  6. Allan Mack

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    Thanks, Ron. I've got your review page bookmarked now...
     
  7. Wes

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    Ron cant you place a link to the "Review thread" at the bottom of the movies review?

    Wes
     
  8. Allan Mack

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    Adam, I decided to look up the A.I. thread and check if there was anything interesting stuff in it since I last read it.
    Finally found it (its here) but it took me quite some time to do so.
    Links from the review page to the discussion threads would be a great feature.
     
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    What about locking & moving the threads to an archive folder, ie. "Ron's Reviews Archive" a certain number of days after the review's been posted, or the DVD released (most discussion of titles usually stops after the film has been released for a week or two)? This way all the review discussions would be in one place, and they wouldn't run the risk of getting deleted.
     
  11. Joseph DeMartino

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  12. Ronald Epstein

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    Guys,

    I appreciate all the suggestions.

    The problem is this: I don't have the time to
    do everything you folks would like me to do with
    these reviews.

    In order to put links back to the original
    discussion thread means I have to manually go back
    into the review before transferring it to my reviews
    page and type in a link for each one. It may seem
    like a simple thing to do, but on top of all my other
    responsibilities to my day job and this forum, it is
    just something I am not up to doing.

    Besides, eventually the database of this forum
    is going to be wiped clean of all posts over two
    years old. In that case, the links in the reviews
    will serve no purpose.

    You guys could really help me out by simply using
    the forum's search engine to find any discussion of
    reviews I have posted on my website.

    I am deeply honored that you guys read my reviews
    and care so much about them. For me, it's something
    I do as a side hobby and really never take my talent
    (or lack of) seriously. I enjoy writing reviews that
    hopefully will aid you in a purchase or perhaps save
    you money you might have spent.

    Keep the suggestions coming.
     
  13. Wes

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    Oh Ron you big ball baby, you need to quit that day job thing, it's taking way too much time away from what's really important here. I always said it would never amount to much![​IMG]
    BTW what do you do work wise?
    Wes
     
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  16. Ted Lee

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    okay, since i know ron is reading this thread i have to ask......
    what the heck kind of car is that in your sig? i can't for the life of me figure it out!
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Ronald Epstein

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    1992 Mercury Cougar
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    Forgive me for these pictures. It was getting dark
    and the camera really didn't capture just how bright
    yellow a car this is.
     
  18. Ted Lee

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    ahh...i can rest now. that's a nice ride! thx ron!
     
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    Ron, some how I pictured you living in a down town New York city apartment and working with computers for a living. I like the car, great color and sorry about the ball baby thing![​IMG]
    Wes
     

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