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The "Reviews" tab seems to be missing, is there another way to access it?

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The Resources List is no longer accessible under the "Resources" tab for those of us who want a full overview of all of TPM's reviews (it seems we can only view the "best of" lists).

So, is there another way to get to that page that I'm not seeing? (I only have the link because I saved it.)

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Lucio Buffalmano

Thank you for the note, Ali!

I removed it from the top menu indeed and said nothing on purpose: I wanted to see if anyone noticed.

The reason I removed it are:

  1. It takes time to compile,
    1. It's a pain in the ass to edit now that it's so large. Takes a long time to load, and sometimes it hangs
  2. It's somewhat redundant if there is already a featured review
  3. Few people use it, looking at the analytics -albeit I must say I'm not an expert of data mining there, and analytics are not the end all be all in this case-

I still see value in it, especially for books and courses for which there is no featured review.
But if very few people use it, then one must wonder whether you're spending effort on the wrong thing.

So when I removed it, it was also a mini-experiment to see how long it took for anyone to notice, if anyone even noticed at all (in that sense, that it was you, the most observant one to notice, may not provide much feedback :D).

Possible Solutions

So I'm thinking this:

  • Only add reviews without featured reviews, that way you save some time and resources, and still add the most value because instead of adding redundant information, you add novel information
  • Remove reviews of good but not great books that have a featured review, since those add the least value.
    The biggest value in that list is for "resources to avoid" first and foremost, and then "resources to prioritize" -but for that, there are the lists in the "best resources". The middle of the pack adds the least value, and removing them the page will likely speed up

So the entries there from now on may be only the books and courses that are either poor, or good but "not good enough" when compared to the competition to warrant a featured review.

So for example, Mode One and Dating Essentials for Men are two good books for dating.
But Mode One presents a single type of approach, the sexual direct, that is simply not the best overall approach. And Dating Essentials is good, but there are just better resources available.

So those two have a snippet entry in the resources list, but not a full review.

Feedback very welcome!

If anyone has any feedback or idea please share.

Also if you were using / not using that page.

Have you read the forum guidelines for effective communication already?

I like the resource page. I always go to this one instead of the top books when choosing my next book, because it gives me more choices.

also I like the fact that it has the score system,x/10, Instead of a top ranking.

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Thank you for the feedback, lilism!

Much appreciated and very helpful.
Do you think it would also be useful if it focused on "best and worst"?

If there's anyone else in the forum who was using that page, please do let me know :).

Have you read the forum guidelines for effective communication already?

I feel like rankings  are less objective than a scoring system. A top five could be made off five 9/10 books.

I prefer to read the summary and then make my own choice.

it is also useful to see what has a low ranking so we don’t waste time Reading it.


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I just had what I think may be a good idea (note: in my mind, it was "I had a great idea", but when referencing your own idea, you want to be extra careful not to label it "great" or you risk sounding douchy :).

And it's to turn that tab into a "true" list of great resources.

Such as, while right now it's 95% books with their own review on this website, I think it can be even more helpful if it will include quick references to any resources, including YouTube channels, documentaries or other websites, with a quick rating and comment.

So for example, when the other day Ali mentioned Anna Bey YouTube channel, I had no idea where that could fit well for women's self-development.
Well, now it can go in that list under "resources for women's dating" and/or "women-specific self-development".

If you guys have any feedback, let me know 🙂

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Have you read the forum guidelines for effective communication already?

I think it’s a good idea any learning ressource Is always good to add.

A few months ago you Suggested The  YouTube channel “playing with fire” and it was so helpful I learned a ton from that guy.

It could be a new entry under “ Seduction for men».

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Lucio Buffalmano

Thank you for the feedback lilism, super helpful!

And yes, exactly, “playing with fire” is a perfect example of what could go under "seduction for men" with a high rating and recommendation.

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Have you read the forum guidelines for effective communication already?

Now back with a vengeance, the focus being on:

  1. Best and worst
  2. Relevancy to TPM and general self-development
  3. Popular / famous (as an exception to "best and worst only" since more people would be interested in an unbiased, straight-speaking review)

If you guys have any feedback on it, happy to read.

And of course, if you have any resource to add, please do so at any time :).

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Have you read the forum guidelines for effective communication already?

I've read through it twice now and I like it a lot. However, there were three things that bugged me when I read:

  1. Personally I think it would be better to make a division between the "best of" and the "worst of". Either by adding headers or by making them as separate posts.
  2. If this focuses on the best and worst maybe resources that are ranked between a 3-7 should be excluded, or at least from 4-6.
  3. Using popularity as a criteria makes the lists more clustered. If people are wondering about a particular review they are more likely to search for it anyway, so it probably doesn't need to be a part of the list (unless it falls into "best of" or "worst of").
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