Re: [BackpackGearTest] EDIT: Therm-a-Rest ProLite, Brian Jensen
Thank you for the edits, I am going to do as you reccomended and request a mentor. In one edit you said to check my backpacking history since it stated I started at age 7. This is infact true since my father was very big into backpacking, if there is a better way to word it then I will change it. I took nothing offensive and appreciate the edits.
--- On Sun, 6/7/09, Roger Caffin <r.caffin@...> wrote:
From: Roger Caffin <r.caffin@...>
Subject: [BackpackGearTest] EDIT: Therm-a-Rest ProLite, Brian Jensen
Date: Sunday, June 7, 2009, 11:39 AM
EDIT: Therm-a-Rest ProLite, Brian Jensen
Welcome to BGT. This is a start, but I have to say straight away that it is
too short and we really need a lot more detail than you have provided. I
would very strongly recommend that you work with a Mentor for the first few
Owner Reviews: it makes a huge amount of difference. Details on how to ask
for one are given below.
In the meantime, I have some outlined just a few edits for you to fix, and
these are listed below. I have not dealt with the rest of the review as it
needs a lot of enhancement first.
Please do not be offended by the terse manner used in spelling out the
edits: that's just how I find it easiest to list them.
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> Therm-a-Rest ProLite Regular
EDIT: a title needs brand, model and gear type - in this case 'Air mat'
> AGE: 22
> I have been backpacking for over 15 years.
EDIT: ah - I think we need a bit of a check here. That has you starting at
EDIT: you have not included a Product Description at all. This is required.
> Therefore; I have a broad range of experience from
EDIT: delete ;
> This camping trip was from May 22, 2009 - May 23, 2009.
EDIT: this describes just one night. We need lots more nights/information
EDIT: you need a bit of a review of the mat over a good number of nights
before you get to a summary.
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