Why is Quora trying to be everything to every one, instead of just focusing on it's USP?
Somehow this entire reviews thing makes no sense to me. I used to write for a customer review website earlier, and trust me it was a messy experience. So if there was a product say some XYZ credit card, there were only 1% reviews that were actually useful, the rest were just one bit answers, ranging from "I had problem with XYZ credit card"
to "Don't buy them, it's the work of the Devil".
Quora is what it is, because it is a Q&A site, it has attracted people because of it's high quality answers to some excellent questions. I would prefer we focus on that and try improving that aspect. Already we are seeing too many flame wars over those "guys vs girls" thread, and reviews are just about getting more. Also my personal experience of review sites, people generally tend to write on the "flavor of the season", rather than what they wanted to review. So you could see around 100 reviews on the latest Girl with the Dragon Tattoo book, while some really good novel could lie just unnoticed.
I am done ranting with this, end of the day it's Quora's decision, but please do let me know if there is any way, I can take this off my feed. Last thing I want to see is reviews on some random ice cream maker or some brand of sanitary napkins.
PS: Just had a look at the products for which reviews were requested, they just seem to have taken all Quora categories as products. I mean how do you write a review on something like Drowning, and how do you review Hinduism or Buddhism, which are more like philosophies.