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    Supplement Review Section Suggestions

    Hey meatheads, we've got the Supplement Review section ready to go but we need some suggestions for product rating categories.

    Examples:

    Taste
    Energy
    Recovery
    Pumps
    Endurance
    etc

    Considering my main supplements are cigars and shitty food I'll defer this to you.

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    Can you have an N/A option if the category doesn't apply? That way, we don't have people artificially boosting scores like they have been doing in the School Review section.
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    Yeah, N/A is possible.

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    mixability (for powders)
    digestability
    unpleasant side effects
    free field for comments
    PRICE

    you might consider a minimum post count to contribute ... to help keep folks from spamming their products.
    Last edited by muddy; 6/05/2008 12:41pm at .

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    I'd add "mass gain/preservation" (or anticatabolic) , "weight loss" and "hormonal balance/restoration" (for things like Tribulus Terrestris and anti-aromatase like Novedex) in the ratings.

    Also, I'd add potential side effects such as jittery/restlessness, bloating/constipation (the most common side effects) and "other" for anything else (assuming the reviewer explains it.)
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    How about "Comparable products" - I think a bunch of us have tried variations on a theme so it might be worth having a listing field so people get what something is like even if they haven't heard of that specific item under review.

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    That would have to be a user-filled field as we currently don't have a good means of automatically matching them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddy
    mixability (for powders)
    digestability
    unpleasant side effects
    free field for comments
    PRICE

    you might consider a minimum post count to contribute ... to help keep folks from spamming their products.

    Seconded.

    Mixabilty is a good one. Some **** doesnt mix well with water.
    I also like the comment field. For example,

    "I found that it didnt mix well with water, but using a smaller amount of milk made it much better"

    How about Frequency? Some of that **** you have to take 6 times a day, making it awkward for some of us. So if you have to mix it up that much, it might not be as good as say the pill supplements.

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    Hmm, I'd would rephrase that as "ease to follow up prescribed servings" or something like that. I dunno.

    This could get very complex, so at some point we should aim at having no more than 12 options (12 is already stretching it IMO.)
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrost
    That would have to be a user-filled field as we currently don't have a good means of automatically matching them.
    Yep, agree. I assumed whoever was writing the review would list comparables if they knew them.

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