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rama devi
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RE: Sham reviews
Reply on October 12, 2017 02:01 AM
I concur. Such behavior should absolutely be reported.

I believe, in some cases, Tom first issues a warning. If behavior continues, he may take stronger actions. I suppose that he might take drastic action in severe cases, though he may reserve the harshest punishment for those who are personally abusive over those who scam the system.

I find it a sad symptom of our culture that people give priority to selfish aggrandizement over authentic interaction. Superficial applause is empty and vain. It amazes me that people actually value it.




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RE: Sham reviews
Reply on November 6, 2017 10:34 PM
Honest review?
Ha!

This is a game and you all know it..
They are just playing the game better
than you...It's not real...get it?

Just write!

nor84


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RE: Sham reviews
Reply on November 6, 2017 11:39 PM
A game? I've been here since 2006, and I don't consider it a game. SOME people want honest reviews so they can improve their craft, and that's what they should get! Reviewers who cut and paste should be reported. I know for a fact that Tom has on occasion booted someone off the site for it.

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RE: Sham reviews
Reply on November 7, 2017 02:39 PM


Well, I don't think reviewing is a game, not at all...there may be some that take it as such, but most of us do not...There's been no games in what I've seen in my work...corrections are made, when needed and pleasantries between members make for a nice relationships...and I don't think I'm alone with these thoughts..


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RE: Sham reviews
Reply on November 8, 2017 12:58 PM
I hope the reviewer gets a warning. I don't think it's serious enough to get him/her kicked off. At least, I hope not.

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RE: Sham reviews
Reply on November 8, 2017 01:18 PM << Modifed November 8 at 4:01PM >>
To say writing a review is a 'game' is incorrect.

Some honest reviewers write honest reviews. To them
it isn't a game. It is a facet of their desire to
help, share, & encourage other writers. It makes no
difference if those writers [those that receive reviews]
are amateur or professional.

They [reviewers] believe in what they are doing.

AnnaLinda--would you say what you wrote to some of the
renowned reviewers on FS? If you do, they will not believe you.
Well you said it & you can & you did. I heard it & don't believe it.


Writing reviews isn't a 'game.' I do not appreciate being
included in your thin, worn-out blanket of despair. I am here to learn
from others & I believe the reviews I have received are helpful &
meaningful.


If you choose not to say it aloud, then that 'speaks'.


So you believe those that review your works only do it for 'game'?
Maybe you can go play tiddlywinks & enjoy that game more than
writing reviews of other's work since it is all a 'game' to you.
Maybe any reviews you receive will be 'trashed' by you since they
mean nothing.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO BELIEVE WRITING REVIEWS IS PART OF THE PROCESS
NOT A GAME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AS I SUPPORT FS WRITERS/REVIEWERS.

WRITE ON!





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RE: Sham reviews
Reply on November 8, 2017 02:43 PM

Reviewing isn't a game to everyone. I'm sure some folk review purely for the funny money but there are a large number of folk who review well. Hell, there are two recognised reviewers in this thread.

I work hard at reviewing and don't take the easy route. I could review 15-20 poems for what it takes me to review one bit of decent length prose.

Sure some people copy & paste, some even rip off other peoples' reviews (it happens), but there are enough people wanting real reviews and more and more people offering real reviews as far as I can see.

let's hope it continues...

   
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