Just a thought for a site enhancement
How difficult would it be to have a link from forum posts to wine reviews?
My thinking is that many of us talk about a wine when we are doing a forum post and it would be good to have the option to do a live link to the database and do a review at the same time, this would save a lot of double entry or no entry for forum wines.
You could also do the same for commentary on articles on wines so that if we try a GDP recommended or featured wine we can link direct to the database.
I would think you could do this with an Icon at the bottom of the forum dialogue box
- Reply by Mark Angelillo, Apr 18, 2011.
Hi Stephen. That's a good idea, and thanks for taking the time to post it. There are a few ways to make this link, but they're on the manual side of things. No automatic way exists yet. I'd say the biggest challenge is the variation in how any given person will name a wine. There are a lot of words on most wine labels, so the "long name problem" for wines rears its head on a regular basis.
That said, we've broken ground on a tool that should make it easier to comment on a wine page. I bet we'll be using it a lot more around the site to make it easier to find wines, so stay tuned for that.
- Reply by Stephen Harvey, Apr 18, 2011.
My thinking was that if the link allowed you to do a search for the wine then you could use the database definition in the post and then forum followers could easily drop into the database to review the wine suggested and to see where it is available. The person doing the post could also do a review either during the post of after.