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[Suggestion] Change "Reviews" to "Comments", make them more visible
If I remember correctly, Brickset members are writing fewer and fewer reviews over the year, according to your statistics. I suggest changing the "Review" section on each set to "Comments" to encourage people to say something. For example, I like to read tidbits like "jaws tend to get stuck at fully forward and backward positions" or "fists actually hit the ground with a satisfying smashing noise when you roll the vehicle." I think it's not agaisnt the rules to write reviews that short, but most people won't, because they think it'll be embarrassing.
To make it more visible, you can introduce a preview under the barcode section. Maybe first 100 characters of the latest 10 comments/reviews (or whichever numbers you consider suitable).
The biggest challenge would probaby be the increased moderation load. I guess you currently have to review every review before letting them go live? Perhaps you can limit the right to comment to members with at least 1 year on Brickset (or whichever duration you deem suitable). Another solution might be to only check the first few comments of each member; if they're not botting or saying inappropriate things, you can give them a license to comment without moderation. Just two things floating on top of my head at the moment.
Thanks in advance. I'd also like to say that, even if you don't consider my suggestion, this site is very well-run and useful. I'll not like it any less.