Hello Fat Buddha - there's an idea - must be possible to build a very lightweight pedometer into a pair of shoes these days, then you could give it a very simple calibration (like setting the wheel diameter on a £9 cycle computer), and have a simple led readout with the mileage that pair of shoes has done. Ha - must run and patent that. No pun intended!
RFJ - ok - we've decided we're going to roll with this project. I'm busy writing up the spec based on the ideas in this thread.
Julian - Yep - we're going to build the edit your review feature in. On your other ideas - we implemented them just this afternoon (they've been in production a while, but only surfaced a couple of hours ago).
And here's an example of someone else's (you can look at everyone else's reviews). In this instance it's S3OB's my reviews page. (Note how you can also check out what S3OB is saying in the forum, and what races they have voted on etc.
When you look at your own you'll get a different view of the page from the view someone else gets of your page if they are looking at the same URL. Ie the system senses if it's you looking at your own page (shows different nav, and presentations etc) or someone else looking at your public profile. That's part of the magic.
On your second idea (sort of - not sure if this is exactly what you mean?) - we've now added the ability to bookmark other people's reviews you like the look of within your "My pages". Here's a link to your "My Bookmarks" page. You can add any products you like into this personal store (alongside any articles, forum threads, events etc. as you cruise around the side). Again the view you get of this page is different from the view you get of someone else's My Bookmarks. So you can look at any other members bookmarks of pages (products, articles, events, forum discussions etc) that THEY liked within the site. (For privacy reasons, clearly we also enable every reader to control whether or not they want to publish and share their set of bookmarks with the rest of the readers or not).
I hope that all makes sense.
Any other ideas and comments on the system are most welcome - we're right at that stage when we can make a useful difference to the system based on what everyone here thinks of it.