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I did a post, in fun ,saying that the fifth star was going to be limited as is the Sixth star.
A few mentioned this had been discussed here in the forums. And thought I was serious and knew of real plans.
Has this been discussed? I'm just curious, if anyone cares to answer.
I was very surprised by the serious and scared reviews taking my jest to heart.
Made me chuckle, a bit.
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Reply on July 25, 2017 01:43 PM
Welcome. Yeah, giving fives are becoming the norm. I do it also because I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. Give what you feel they earn. I had someone give me a one who was someone out for a little revenge because I thought they were here looking for something unkosher. When I confronted them, they had the response 'YEAH, WHATEVER', that response kind of confirmed it in me; maybe I'm wrong, but you cannot be too careful. I think because of the anonymity of the internet, these people feel safe.
Enjoy the site -- there is a lot to it!
Reply on July 25, 2017 10:30 PM
that may have been a standard member. You can block them when you post. They are not really members of the site, just drive-by readers in most cases. Some will give you good reviews, because a few are former site members.
If you don't want reviews from standard members, which is the default when you post, you can change the default to say you want reviews by other writers. I don't remember the exact wording that needs to be changed, and you may have to do it occasionally because things tend to slip back to the default.
If this is not a standard member, and is instead a revenge review, report them to Tom.
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Reply on July 26, 2017 01:40 AM
Ann: You'll find there are some members who prefer honest, detailed critique. It takes time to connect with like-minded members, so I recommend spending time reviewing and also reading reviews others have written. To find out who will offer constructive critique, maybe try reading reviews to a piece you'd give three or four stars and see if anyone else gave an honest rating--or at least a helpful critique. Then start reviewing that person's work with quality reviews, and you might find they will reciprocate in kind.
People are here for differing reasons. So keep looking for those who came for the same ones as you did!
Warm welcome to FS, Ann.
Reply on August 4, 2017 04:22 AM
I don't give automatic fives. However, I do usually review writers I already like (their work, I mean - I don't KNOW them in person) so I give more fives than I would if I reviewed stuff I don't enjoy. It's difficult! Never mind the ratings so much - concentrate on the content of the review. Recapping the plot is not a review. Say what you liked/didn't like, and why. If you don't understand something, ask. Some authors (including me) assume everyone has read what we've read and speaks the dialect we speak. I've been puzzled by a lot of terms, and have asked, and found they're common North American terms. Same with spelling. I often see a spelling my brain calls WRONG. Then I check, and it's an American spelling from an American writer. So--not wrong. Just different.
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