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reviews - is this meant to happen?

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trudijoy
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Just placed a trial review and it went through fine the first time, but as the wee box is hard to edit in i missed a couple of typos. I edited them and despite the fact that the review was there initially it vanished when I edited it.

Hopefully it's still there!
worldofsooziewong
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If you edit any review after you've submitted it, it will then go to moderation. Best to email the crew about this as I think they go to the back of the queue or get lost amongst other one s somehow. This happened to me when I edited some before.  
trudijoy
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ahhh..... i still have the points so it must be there SOMEWHERE


ETA but yeah good point soozie, have emailed and also suggested they add a preview function to the review portal
trudijoy
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Everyone’s reviews for these seem to have vanished, as has the product from the database....?? Huh? Reviews all due today too; this is odd
shazatron101
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I thought the same, they gone byebyes
worldofsooziewong
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Yeap, even when I found find them in the search bar, it redirected me to the home page. 
trudijoy
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so strange. I knew you'd done yours, Shaz, because I read it once I had posted mine, but there are none there now!
Silvene
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I thought that maybe this was a new feature ... that trial team reviews will only be visible once the deadline is reached, to prevent any “lazy” trial team members from abusing the system by copying and pasting bits from other members reviews, instead of having to actually write their own honest review.  

If so, I think it’s great that the trial product reviews are held back and only released after the deadline, as I did have a issue in the past with someone (who is no longer a BR member) copying and pasting bits of other people’s reviews in order to make up her “own” review, instead of actually trialling the products she was sent. So sad when people are in it just for freebies. 
trudijoy
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silvene - I wrote my review on Tuesday and until I'd submitted it I couldn't see the others, then I could see Shaz' (the only other one there at that stage) even after i sent mine back for editing, and could see them again later in the week, but they're all gone now regardless of if you've done your review.

I agree it's a great idea to avoid lazy reviewing (that wasn't why I was looking for them though) but seems wholly bizarre that they're not visible to those who HAVE reviewed them!
Lisa-Lou
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The same thing happened with the hair care trial I just did. I agree Silvene! I also find it odd when a review has been written and my trial item hasn't even arrived yet. Surely it takes more than 1 day before you can review an item.
trudijoy
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Lisa I 100% agree and am often scratching my head as to how these people have PROPERLY trialled something.

I was super time poor when my last one arrived and I had to go away for the rest of the week so I ran four seperate tests on it THAT DAY to be able to write my trial. That's not always going to be possible though and a day-after review is not my usual style!

I think the review i did write is very comprehensive and wouldn't have changed with more time, but i'd have liked more time none the less.
trudijoy
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i've noticed the number of products got smaller this arvo too, only by a couple of items but super confusing.
shazatron101
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As long as i dont have to write it again i dont care where it went hahahaha. Though i will if i have to :-D
tannygirl
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   I submitted my review on Friday night on the Manuka Infused wipes and it disappeared. Can't find the product under the listing and today's the deadline. The notice has disappeared from my inbox though.
worldofsooziewong
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Something strange is definitely going on. I just had the (non-trial) review I wrote today approved by a moderator. When I looked on my beauty space to see if my trial review was there, I noticed a review I wrote last month has disappeared (although the product is still on the database). 

Im just assuming it's to do with the exciting new changes that are happening in the background. 
trudijoy
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Yeah four I wrote this arvo are there but still not the trial one. Where’s an explanatory pixie, lady or queen when I’m confused? :p
Helibabi
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Ahhhhhh ok cool I'm glad I'm not the only one who edited a review and had it disappear thought it must still be waiting approval or something but wasn't too sure. When they said they were working away behind the scenes making some changes I thought it might be related to that. Oh well I'm trying to get my grammar perfecto in the mean time so I don't have to edit. 
Head Pixie
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Morning all!

Right... so... as per Queenie's note the other day, we are working on a number of exciting new developments (like, seriously exciting) so things may appear slightly different for a while. If you see something out of the ordinary then that'll be why. There's a method in the madness, but we can't reveal the method... yet.

If you've written a review on a trial product and submitted it the usual way then it's captured in the system and definitely there. Again, method, madness, can't say much... yet.

Ooooh, don't you love a bit of intrigue on a Monday!?

xx Pix
tannygirl
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  Thank you Head Pixie. 
shazatron101
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Welcome back pixie!!!! :-D
Macs
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Yes I did . Wonder what it is ..
trudijoy
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haha methods,,madness, and a Monday that involved me delivering a trophy.

is it wine o'clock yet? :p
SandyGedge
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Ooh that sounds exciting and intriguing Head Pixie ;-)
Imoshen
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Trudi - it is ALWAYS wine o'clock (at least somewhere in the world, may as well celebrate it with them)  ;)
trudijoy
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possibly not before 9am on a workday lol.

But yeah my nana always used to say 'it's 4.30 somewhere!' (she was a big fan of a the 'half past foursies')
trudijoy
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they're baaaaaaaack.

and i found a couple of typos in mine but don't want to fix them and have it vanish again lol
tannygirl
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   Yes! My review on the wipes is back and in the order that I submitted reviews.
shazatron101
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so i know changes going on yada yada yada, but i see heaps of "new" l'oreal products are being added, but i know i've reviewed some of them, like the black and purple shampoo set and my reviews are still there...
what is going on!!!! is this the upside down!?
i would review them again but i can't even remember what i thought of them the first time round so it'd be a waste of time really but i am hella confused!
Julieal
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I like the fact that you updatre the system reqularly and I have noticed my review doesn't show until after audited which seems sensible.
First Lady
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All will be revealed my precious.
trudijoy
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I read that in a Gollum voice lol

Gorgeous SHAZ and NAT: you don’t resemble Gollum. I’m just in a random mood
shazatron101
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Mon chou-fleur!!!
I assumed it was all to do with the new thangs but yknow. Curiosity and all that
trudijoy
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Chou-fleur!!!! J’adore that phrasing lol
shazatron101
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Wheeeeeen is the reevveeaaaallll tell us whats going ooooonnnnn
trudijoy
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^^ +1
Mumof3Munchkins
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He he he I noticed this too but as long as I've written my review within the deadline, I don't worry about it too much.

Sounds super exciting Head Pixie (by the way your profile picture is gorgeous xx).

Can't wait to see what you have in store eek x