Video/Written Reviews Guidelines & Rules

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  1. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    Hello,

    Below are some suggestions to our reviewers:

    1) If you use VMs, put enough dedicated RAM so the system will not be slowed

    2)- Learn to use the software you are going to review/test; at least for few days to a week by using it daily and doing some researching about the components.

    3- For videos, add some text in them when a specific/interesting event happen; it will be easier for the audience to notice it.

    4- Avoid hardcore/underground music, you may like it but your audience may not; and will stop watching right away after the beginning of the music. Prefer relaxing music if possible.

    5- Avoid very long videos, around 15 minutes is enough, you don't need to cover every options/design aspect of the soft (unless it is what you want to show).

    6- Don't "bash/over-love" a product, give the Cons and Pros in a neutral way, you are reviewing not advertising; there is nothing more annoying to see " product x sucks because it failed my link"

    7- Try to avoid large list of malware links, a dozen are enough to see the software's response.

    8- Try to make your video/written review "clear" to understand, by this I mean a proper resolution for video captures and proper grammar/vocabulary for written ones.

    9- Don't spam the forum with old or all your videos, especially if you're a new member here. Prefer posting a thread with a list of linked videos/articles.

    10- Censor videos if they contain NSFW / Gross content, videos that do not meet the Forum rules will be removed.


    Those suggestions are given to make your reviews more popular and give our forum a wider audience too.


    Thank you,

    MalwareTips Staff
     
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    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    updated the Original Post
     
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  3. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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    #3 Spawn, Oct 5, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2015
    Incremental Update added to Written Reviews and Video Reviews.

    What's New?
    • Default pre-sets for Video & Written threads.
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    You are no longer required to add "written review" to their thread titles.

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    You are no longer required to add "video" to their thread titles.
     
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