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This is a tutorial on how to make the first post of a review page, also known as a Summary Post

(For a tutorial on How to Make a Review for a Review Grid, click HERE)
(For a tutorial on How to Make a Gear Review Really Shine, click HERE )


Here's a list of our current Review Grids:
  • Book Review Grid
  • Seed & Plant Source Review Grid
  • DVD/Film Review Grid
  • Gear Review Grid


  • Step
    1

    Pick a Forum to Post in


    Pick an appropriate forum for your review. For example, if reviewing:

  • A book, you might want: books
  • A seed source, you might want:  seed saving / exchange / plant breeding
  • A seed company or plant nursery, you might want: resources: seeds, plants, honey, consulting, etc. or fruit trees
  • A piece of gear (cookware, boots, tools, etc.--if you use it, it counts!) you might want:Gear



  • The forum DOES NOT need to be the same one that the review grid is, though it can be if that's the most suitable forum.


    Step
    2

    Make a Thread


    First, check to make sure there isn't already an existing thread about the thing you're reviewing. The easiest way to do this is probably just to read (or ctrl+F and search) through the appropriate review grid.

    Here's a list of our current Review Grids:
  • Book Review Grid
  • Seed & Plant Source Review Grid
  • DVD/Film Review Grid
  • Gear Review Grid


  • If there's an existing thread, you can skip this tutorial and go straight to making a review! Here's How to Make a Review for a Review Grid (seed source, book, gear, film, etc)

    If there isn't an existing thread about it, make a new topic for your review.


    Step
    3

    Make Your Thread a Wiki



    We make Review Pages into wiki's so that they can be easily updated with new information about the thing being reviews.

    Here's how to make it a wiki.

    First, click the "wiki" tab under where you write. It looks like this:


    Then, click "This is a Wiki that accepts comments" (that way people can add their reviews).


    Step
    4

    Make Your Summary Follow the Format of Other Summaries



    For our review summaries, it's nice to have things look relatively uniform so people know where to look to find information about the thing being reviewed. To do that, we've made a templete. Below you'll see a spiffy little box with lines. This has all the "code" for bolding and sizes of headers, as well as all the sections of a summary. Copy and paste it into your thread!



    Step
    5

    Fill in the Blanks!



    Now that you've got the template pasted into your thread, fill in the blanks. If you don't have the time to find related threads or videos, we understand. But, if you do, we'll give you an extra apple and maybe some pie!


    Step
    6

    Post Your Summary!



    Go ahead and post your summary post. Now you can go and write your review. If you need help on making your review show up in it's grid, go HERE)

    If you want some tips on how to make your review fantastic, go here
     
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