Update: Tips and guides to contribute on realityhubs

in realityhubs •  2 months ago 


Hello RealHubbers! It's been an awesome first two weeks since the launch of www.realityhubs.com. We are excited about the influx of members into the community, and we hope for more.

Realityhubs is a platform essentially for reviewers. And while we thought we’ve made our ideology known to prospective community members, there have been some misconceptions. We’ve received a lot of feedback from the community on how to contribute to the platform. Honestly, we thought we have clarified this issue from the introduction post. However, we’ve been proved wrong, and we sincerely apologize for any convenience our lack of concise information may have caused. To that effect, we have decided to give an extensive explanation of what the platform supports.

So far, based on the entries (posts) that have been published, we have been able to find out that most community members don’t get the idea of a review. Most of the posts submitted so far are descriptions and not actual reviews. Reviewing something goes beyond describing what it is, or what it does. However, descriptions are essential components of a review.

When you describe something, you aren’t explicitly giving new knowledge about it. Several other people will describe that same product in an almost similar manner. The difference would only be in post structure and composition. But when you review something, you leave traces of your own opinion about it. And that makes it unique, and unusual. When you come across a review as a consumer, you should be able to get the opinion of the writer and some valuable information that will make you decide whether or not to try out the product or service.

A product review goes beyond surface description. A review needs detailed information and the use of descriptive words(where applicable). Some things should be considered while writing a review. Many of these are lacking in what most users show as a review on Realityhubs.

Before delving into a concise explanation of the areas you can write a review on, here’s a short example of a review, as against a description. For this example, the subject is a movie. John Wick 1 to be precise.

Please do assume that all the necessary protocol leading to the point of this example has been observed.

I saw John Wick 1 and I was greatly impressed. The storyline was good, not exactly relatable though. I mean, I love my dog, and I'll go berserk if someone killed it. However, I won't go about it the way John Wick did. But then again, the movie is a fiction, and some unrealistic things are expected. Well, the general concept of the movie was thrilling. The actions and gunplay were superb. It kept me on my seat, and I had enough action than I bargained for.

Moving onto other things aside from the action, I'll say every other team played their part to make the movie amazing. The choice of clothing was great. The choice of sound was great. The sounds were accurately picked to suit each scene of the movie. The visuals were very crisp too, and I caught every detail.

Overall, I'll say John Wick is an amazing movie. I really enjoyed it. The storytelling was okay, but honestly, I was more interested in the action, and it didn't disappoint. If you haven't seen the movie, you should check it out. My rating is 7/10.

Check the movie out and tell me what you think about it in the comments section.


This is a review of John Wick 1. The first scene starts with a guy named ----, he tried to get John's car, but John declined. Later, this man seeks out John Wick's house to forcefully claim the car. Unfortunately, John Wick wasn't at home at the time. Just his dog. So this man kills the dog and went ahead to take John's car.

This was quite painful to John because the dog was something he held dearly. As it reminded him of his late wife. Fuelled with anger, he seeks out revenge.

Please exercise pardon if the information about the movie is wrong. This is just an example.

So from the two examples, which one seems more like a review? You'll say the first one. From the first example, based on the reviewer's perspective, you get the following information;

  • The general concept of John Wick isn't so realistic. But the writer goes on to validate why that isn't a problem.
  • There's loads of gunplay and action in the movie, and the reviewer enjoyed it.
  • The actors in the movie were properly dressed to suit their parts.
  • The sounds that accompanied the actions and all of the movie was great.
  • The visuals were of high quality.
  • The reviewer goes on to summarize his opinion of the movie. From his summary, John Wick is an amazing movie.

In the second example, the reviewer talks about how the movie started and other scenes. The second example wasn’t detailed, but let’s assume that the reviewer talks about John Wick in that manner. It means the reviewer narrated and summarized the movie. There’s no personal feeling to it. If someone else saw the movie and was narrating it, it would be the same content.

So back to the basis of all that has been said so far, writing a review goes beyond describing or narrating a product or item. It is you telling a prospective consumer what you think about it. And if it is something worth seeing, buying, or trying out. That’s why your reviews have to be exceptional because indirectly, you are shaping people’s choices and decisions. Now imagine a scenario where several people write an accurate review(like the first example), and they all said the movie is great. What do you think the decision of someone who read all the reviews, but hasn’t seen the movie would be? He/She will be triggered to try out the movie.

Hopefully, this example gives you insight into what is expected on Realityhubs.


Here's more info on how we've structured Realityhubs, in terms of categories, and how to go about writing related reviews.

We have some categories that cut across a wide range, but the misconception of what the word review means by most users makes it look as if they are tangled.

Remember, the purpose of a review is for people to understand something based on your perspective. So, before you make any review ask yourself, what value will people be getting from this review? What makes my review different from the others? The aforementioned questions will help you focus on creating value with your review.

By now you must have understood what a review is all about. Let's get some more understanding of the categories from the explanations below. Before then here are some general things you must consider while writing a review.

  • Be constructive, and specific

  • Make your review a bit extensive and informative.

  • Use simple, and clear language

  • Add clear, and quality visuals

  • Summarize your publication.

Products

On products: Movies, projects, manufactured products, mobile applications, games, Hardware and so on are what you can review.

If you wish to review any products, try out the product before reviewing it. It's good to have first-hand knowledge of the product you want to review. Some people write a review without having much knowledge of the product, but to be able to write with full boldness, you need to have the vast knowledge of the product before writing a review. These are the factors to consider.

  • You should have a vast knowledge on the product you wish to review.

  • What are the things you like and dislike about the product?

  • The unique things about the product you are reviewing

  • Describe how to use the product.

  • What are the things (in the form of a suggestion) you would love to see added to the products?

Note that professional advice is also a product. It is necessary that you give extensive advice on anything you are talking about professionally. If you are not a professional in any aspect, please don't make a post to this category.

Photography and nature

Photography in this context is the act of taking photos. What kind of photos are we talking about here? It's anything that has to do with nature/environment. So, when you raise your camera and take a shot, you are capturing what you see around you.

Every review needs good visuals for readers to have a quick understanding. Natures are natural phenomena around us. These are the thing we see every day. Most of them happened with no human effort, and this should be considered when making a review of natural phenomena. Plants, animals, and organisms, are classified under nature. Here are the things to consider:

  • You must have a good understanding of whatever image you are capturing for a review.

  • Make your review educative

  • Take pictures of different sizes, and focus on the part you wish to review.

  • Share sufficient information about it, both the good and the bad parts.

  • Share your personal opinions, and whatever you think about it.

If you did any editing on the image, talk about them. Also, and other factors that are related to the image, such as details of the Camera used.

Visuals

This section is simply about every valuable visual you see. It could be on the internet or a project. The visuals are based majorly on Artistic work, Logos, artefact, Technical designs, picture elements, and so on. Either your original work or work of others, you can share your thoughts on them. For instance, you see the elevation plan of a massive building, and you are thrilled about it. You could share the picture, and share your thoughts on it. You can also review the images of any renowned individuals in the world.

  • You must have a deep understanding of whatever (logos, artworks, architectural plans, ancient or symbolic images or buildings) you want to review.

  • Make your review unique, don't repeat the same information shared on the internet.

  • Your thought matters a lot in visuals. What deep meaning can you profer from that visual? This is what makes any review on this category unique.

  • Share your personal opinions, and whatever you think about it.

We believe all these should help our users have a better understanding of the kind of contents we want.

Conclusion

We strongly believe that we have made the platform definition informative with practical and realistic examples. We truly value the community, and we will do our best to keep sharing with you all updates that will benefit the project and the community. As you may have noticed, we are strictly engaged in serious fighting of abuse on the platform, and also motivating good reviewers by rewarding them. We ask the community to use their stake wisely and fairly as this will influence the value of the token.

We’ve got more updates to share with the community. Stay tuned, and do not hesitate to leave us a comment feedback below.

Realityhubs Team

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I know how to review a product. I have the plan to prepare a review about worth mobile apps and some digital gadgets.

Ah, that sounds cool. I look forward to that.

Woo waiting to see maybe i might learn or get an idea to write my own

I've made two recent reviews with the above guidelines but there's been no feedback on them from the curators

I though you've gotten a feedback.

Sincerely, this has taken us by surprise to the Hispanic community, I include myself 100%, so it is very likely that I will move my RHB to a new account dedicated to voting correctly in Spanish publications, already with the information of This post is more than enough to correctly understand how to publish and vote on the content, thanks.

Thank you for the clarification.

Well what me think here is that,you should just go for what u know best,instead of trying on things u dont have an idea about....one love.....

When you see lots of rules, and you explain to do a very simple thing, that simple thing seems difficult. I really like what @chrisbarth said,

Just have knowledge about what you're reviewing......
That's all!

I completely agree with that. If you have knowledge about something, you will find it very easy to talk about that. We all have some expertise. We can focus on that and share what we know about that particular topic.

Note that professional advice is also a product.

When we talk about the product, we might miss this that you just mentioned in the post. If you are good at something and know it very well, you can share your view and thoughts about that.

Thank you so much for sharing this and explaining it very well.

Hello @rezoanulvibes, I appreciate the fact that you really like what I said.

I completely agree with that. If you have knowledge about something, you will find it very easy to talk about that.
That's the point, review what you know. When you're reviewing a product you've used, you won't see any of those guidelines as rules. But if you haven't used the product, you'll see them as rules.

Goodluck! with your reviews. 😉

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For me, this platform is good but too strict to apply the rules. I am worried about the growth of this platform because users are looking for something easier. Think back if you want to be the best.

Why do you think that "reviewing" is something difficult? Trust me, when you see something that you have good knowledge of, you will not find it tough to review. What could be easier than expressing yourself?

  ·  2 months ago (edited)

Give freedom to all users. I am sure this platform will grow fast. This is not just a difficult problem but the ability of people who are not the same.

Give freedom to all users.

Sure, everyone already has that because they can review whatever they want. No one is restricted to one type of review.

I am sure this platform will grow fast.

I am very sure and hopeful of that too.

This is not just a difficult problem but the ability of people who are not the same.

What exactly are you or anyone finding difficult to do? I mean, how is "reviewing" something difficult? As long as you are reviewing something you know and understand, I believe that you should not find it difficult to review.

There is nothing difficult about reviewing @dsatria. It's as simple as ABC.

This isn't a big deal. Just have knowledge about what you're reviewing......
That's all!

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I have read repeatedly the guide to writing a review on RealityHubs. In my opinion there is a rather vague standard about the intended review, analysis, and description. I quote the sentence above: A review needs detailed information and the use of descriptive words(where applicable). Some things should be considered while writing a review.

In reviewing a film or book, it is not possible without the description of some interesting or controversial parts. Likewise in reviewing a phenomenon or culture. That's what I felt in writing about the Saman Dance and the Ngopi Ritual in Aceh which actually got a downvote, some parts of the writing contained elements of review and analysis.

However, I agree to downvote my other articles because it is real descriptive and more informative.

Some reviews that have clear standards in the mainstream media in Indonesia, are even considered not a review in RealityHubs. My advice, for articles written in Indonesian, it must be understood more appropriately in order to get slices as referred to by RealityHubs. Constraints and differences in translation are often the main problem.

I still need a deeper understanding and work harder with trial and error, by reading more articles that comply with RealityHubs standards.

Whatevers, as a writer and journalist, I am very happy with the presence of RealityHubs and feel that I have a place here. I think, over time I will get a clear picture of ideology in RealityHubs. I am proud to be able to join this community.

Thanks so much. Cheers: @ayijufridar.

I have been using rhb tag on my posts but they didn’t make to my blog. Do I need to use tag #realityhubs instead?

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我认为关于参与进realityhubs,真的需要一份简明的新手指南。一开始网站关于发表帖子的要求有些模糊,这让许多人包括我在内感到困惑,什么样的内容和形式是被允许的,之前并没有明确的说明,而你们是通过踩来回应。

Hi, @jianan. I am not quite sure what you mean, could you please rephrase?