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Strange things afoot...

   Thread Started November 14 at 1:42PM


Just something I've noticed of late...

In the booths, I presume people read the work before they vote (big assumption), so why not leave an actual review as a matter of courtesy . Frequently votes far outstrip the reviews...

Odd things afoot at the FS Corral


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RE: Strange things afoot...
Reply on November 14, 2017 04:21 PM

Good idea. But the review would not show in the 'normal' place of reviews, right? Would it therefore not count as a review?



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RE: Strange things afoot...
Reply on November 14, 2017 08:05 PM
I agree with Jan.

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RE: Strange things afoot...
Reply on November 14, 2017 09:32 PM
I think GMan means that you should read the pieces before you vote. Therefore you have to click on the title and get taken to the normal page to view that post. Therefore you might as well write a quick review there. So therefore it would show up in normal reviews.

That's a lot of therefores...
I ergo therefore I cogito and vice versa.

And yes I know enough Latin to realise that is ridiculous.


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RE: Strange things afoot...
Reply on November 15, 2017 12:09 AM

If you've read the piece and liked it enough to vote for it, why not leave an actual review? I'm not talking about the comments when you vote.

Of course it will show up as a normal review. I have no idea what Jan and Nor are talking about...


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RE: Strange things afoot...
Reply on November 15, 2017 04:22 AM
I get ya, G-Man. I know exactly where you're coming from.
For me it works the other way around.
I get tons of reviews, and very few votes.
Jesus pleases, if I got as many votes on my contest entries as I did reviews, I'd be a shoo-in to win every damn contest I entered.
At least I know they've been read...
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RE: Strange things afoot...
Reply on November 15, 2017 07:45 AM << Modifed November 15 at 7:47AM >>
I get all sixes and win every contest I enter ... oh, wait ... I'm still in my glorious fantasy existence where I rule the world and the world is my oyster and I keep eating my world and Green Lantern has to create new worlds for me to rule and eat by using his power ring and ... well, back to bed now ...

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RE: Strange things afoot...
Reply on November 16, 2017 01:33 AM
All I'm saying is just because your poem or story has a lot of reviews, that doesn't necessarily translate into lots of votes.
I may post a poem and get 70+ reviews then be lucky enough to receive 3 votes on the same post.
It's always been that way here.
I don't see it changing anytime soon.
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RE: Strange things afoot...
Reply on November 16, 2017 03:07 AM

It's not really about the winning or losing. I get what dean is saying and it's baffling sometimes.

I just think it would be good if people who read a piece, took the trouble to vote for it, to leave a review for that person as well.

I have seen pieces in the booths, not necessarily winning pieces, have two or three reviews attached to them, however they poll significant more votes. Sometimes a heck of a lot more.

This would suggest those are being read, so drop the author even a little review (not a comment on the voting page) - even if you only get the two cents. After all you liked it enough to vote for it, so tell the author that! lol

Of course, many times people don't bother to read all the entries, or maybe they don't read any of them - who knows?

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RE: Strange things afoot...
Reply on November 16, 2017 08:31 PM
Well, of course I just vote for my own, although I do try to read all of the others to confirm how hugely inferior they are to my masterpiece.


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RE: Strange things afoot...
Reply on November 16, 2017 08:36 PM << Modifed November 16 at 8:42PM >>
I think you're right about people not reading all the entries. Or any. I think very often people vote for the person or the picture -- particularly if it is of a cute dog or cat. Mostly tho, for the person. They probably read theirs. Maybe. And, of course, I'm not saying everyone does this. So please don't get your bowels in an uproar. Or panties in a twist. Or whatever. Lol. (I expect to get bawled out for saying this, tho.)

I vote for mine, too. But I read them all like you do, Steve. But, I'll admit, I don't review all the ones I read.

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