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?? i hate it when you see a lot of hits on a story and you get happy and then you see no one reviewed it. WHY DOES NO ONE REVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!really its just annoying!
|le-Popo||I feel the same. I'm new here and I posted one fic. It was a parody and I wanted to see if anyone found it funny, but so far I have three reads and no reviews so I don't know what to think :||
|Nightspore||One of my stories has 1,796 reads and 9 reviews. So only something like 1% of the people who read it reviewed it. Such is life.|
|kebito||i know i had 23 hits on one story and 34 on the other and no reviews!|
|IcedCoffee|| People aren't obligated to review. It doesn't mean no one likes your story, just that...they don't feel the urge to say anything. Or they don't know what to say. |
I know I certainly don't review every story I read, even if I love it. Complaining when it happens to me would just be hyppocritical.
|Rous|| On another site, I have a story with 5247 hits and only 70 reviews. Another story has 1681 hits with 24 reviews. Some stories have hundreds of hits and no reviews. |
I chalk it up to lack of interest in the writer's efforts. Or perhaps they cannot even write well enough to compose a "I found this great!".
It is especially frustrating for me because I posted my first slash piece at adultfanfiction.com to test the waters. Out of four hundred hits, I got one comment, and after over six hundred hits, I have only four. It kind of leaves you wondering if you are on the wrong track.
I know that readers are not obligated to review. I am not obligated to prevent the door I just let go of from slamming into the person behind me, either, but I do it out of courtesy. If a person takes a chance on baring their soul, then I think that anyone reading it should at least acknowledge that someone out there is breathing enough to enjoy it.
I comment on just about everything I read. The only time is when it is not bad enough to actually tell the person that they cannot compose a sentence, or it is just so horrible that I do not have the heart to let them know. If it is good, then I tell them. If it is fixable, I say something. So to me, no comment is the same as telling me to give up writing and go back to just music.
And Nightspore, I hate to burst your bubble, but you only got .05% of your hits. That is like, five hundreths of a percent. I am so sorry. :(
Good thing I write for myself and not others, but it does help the writing to know it is appreciated.
And, IcedCoffee, complaining would be hypocritical.
hmmmi never looked at it that way i mean i review alot of the stories i read but some i forget to uz i dunno, they're not remember -ish (i dont remember those stories) i usually post a comment or two on the new chapter. i just thnk it would be nice if someone takes the time to type something at least tell them if its good or not if one of mine isnt, a good "how to fix this up" would be nie. dare i say even wonderful
|Rous|| Sometimes just a "great concept and I enjoyed it" would be nice. It is not always necessary to write an indepth review. I think that is what scares most people. I would rather hear "I really like the character so-and-so in this story" than nothing at all. Or the ubiquious "this is soooooo kewl!" |
If I feel the author really wants the help, I will offer my opinions on the story, as I understand it. That does not happen much here because I am not familiar with most of the fandoms. I will also offer help on construction, but only if the person wants it. Some are awfully touchy about criticism. I almost always leave on critique. Depending on the reception, I will leave others. I make the first effort, but it must be reciprocated.
|Nightspore||LOL it's okay, Rous, after failing math three times in high school, I have no illusions about my lack of competence in that area! All I know is, it's a tiny amount. But I post on other sites and I've gotten used to ficwad being pretty lousy for getting comments.|
The lack of reviews.I totally agree, Kebito. It's really annoying, especially because I (and from what I understand, a lot of you) comment on just about everything I read. You would think Karma would balance it out, but I guess not.
I used to get really paranoid about reviews, thinking that if no one reviewed, I was the suckiest writer ever, should burn my keyboard and then go and eat a bucket of ice cream to try and console myself.
Now I've realized that people are just NOT that courteous, and probably never will be... So I'll post whatever story I see fit and not care about the reviews...
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