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giraffmang
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RE: Sham reviews
Reply on March 2, 2018 01:15 PM << Modifed March 2 at 1:22PM >>

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mrsmajor
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RE: Sham reviews
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Mercury Seve,

I understand exactly what you are saying and your concerns...and I happen to agree...I have a small fan list, and each of them will let me know if I have forgotten to dot and eye or crossed a T, and I do the same for them...and that's what keeps me here...those real reviews...

Also I have read some beautiful work from writers that are very low on the poetry listing...many have been here a while too, but obviously they may not be in a position to promote their work enough to stay on the site for very long...

So I do agree with what you are saying...All of us would like our work to be read, even those of us that do not look forward to winning contests...


Just Some Thoughts!


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RE: Sham reviews
Reply on March 2, 2018 07:59 PM
Hi mrsmajor,

I'm glad you pointed that out about the writers who don't tend to place high in the rankings. Some of them do fabulous work, as you say, though for one reason or another they aren't able to promote their way into the limelight. That's where the beauty of bonus reviewing comes in. I've found so many hidden gems that way, from authors I'd never have come across otherwise. It gives equal initial exposure to every new work. It's one of the best features of the site, IMO, which is why I was so annoyed by those parasite "reviewers" feeding off it, stealing vital opportunities for genuine readers to discover work that may never make the front page listings. But I think I've said enough about that.

Overall I've had a very positive experience here since I returned in January after a long absence. Like you, I've found several terrific people whose opinions I trust and whose work I admire. That's the magic of Fanstory for me. Hearing directly from readers, often learning from them, and getting to interact with other writers and their work in the same way. If everyone gives genuine comments it's a win-win, with or without the contests, star ratings, rankings, etc.

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RE: Sham reviews
Reply on March 2, 2018 08:08 PM



Well, I'm in agreement with your thoughts, I only wish all writers would understand why you spoke out...Thanks......Victoria

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RE: Sham reviews
Reply on April 2, 2018 01:00 AM
Some people skate close to the ice by writing half a line of review and then closing with a long cut/paste tag line that is generic. That's not against the rules... probably... just annoying.

   
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