At 4/7/05 12:24 AM, M-A-R-C-U-S wrote:
im pretty much with you.
but i myself would never write 700 word reviews, because i know that most authors wont infact read it, so there's no point, and it becomes a waste of time....
Haha I know I mean a decent review is at least a few lines of quality and non-abusive review. In no way do I expect everyone to write essays like me.... Jesus the NG would be a scary place if everyone did. Just ‘cos I write long reviews myself, doesn’t mean I think everybody else must =P
But then again that's just my personal style, I like it and to me it doesn't feel like a waste of time. True, it is a little annoying if I write a good review and nobody responds, but when they do I usually get very good responses and sometimes e-mails with praise on my reviews. People have said that I have helped them with suggestions, and I like to know that... after all that's what I'm here for - to help. Yeah I may be niggly and pick out little things wrong with the flash that other people may not, but I can't help that, it's just me. If a flash gets an 8 or 9 from me it is very good; but it just takes a lot to impress me and give a flash a 10, it might be very stingy I know that, but at the end of the day I like to explain why I did/didn’t like the flash, and I’m not one of those people who gives 10’s all wrong and just goes “Omfg that was excellent! Make more d00d!”
And ya can't always expect a response anyway, If I don't get one at least I know I tried *sigh*
At 4/7/05 04:24 AM, Iscrulz wrote:
Long reviews look nice but mostly you could sum that stuff up into list instead of paragraphs.
I could yeah, but I prefer not to. I know that some of the stuff i could sum up, but for me that just wouldn't be my style and in depth enough. If I summed everything up, I wouldn't be able to tell my thoughts, feelings and reactions on the flash to an author, which I like to do. Maybe some may say I am waffling, but I personally like to make the most of that review box when I write a review for each submission... after all, you do only get one chance right?
Also, if (and only if) you mean why don’t I write in paragraphs, I do. I’ve been asked why don’t I write in paragraphs but if you look carefully, they are there. Most people think a paragraph is a lump of text separated from another by a line in between. Again, I just personally don’t like to leave lines in between my paragraphs; it creates an illusion that the flash is longer than it actually is. Maybe I’m being weird there, I don’t know but that’s why I’ve never done that anyway haha.
In other news only 6 more reviews to go. well actually 10 some of my reviews have the flash marked for admin review. I just have a tendency to review those.
Excellent, not long at all till the big 1,000 :) Do you plan to carry on from there or have a break?
Haha, sorry for the long post. I guess there probably may be downsides ot my style of reviewing, but I just wanted to set the record straight and explain myself once and for all :)