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    The only reason to post on a fic shouldn't just be to criticize. What kind of forum would this be if the only posts you ever read were negative? What about the great fics, the ones that are genuinely excellent? They would literally get very few to no reviews, while mediocre fics would get mountains of reviews.

    As for spam reviews, the rules already prohibit those, but that's hardly the point. I've got to agree, there is nothing inherently wrong with the review system right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duncan View Post
    The only reason to post on a fic shouldn't just be to criticize. What kind of forum would this be if the only posts you ever read were negative? What about the great fics, the ones that are genuinely excellent? They would literally get very few to no reviews, while mediocre fics would get mountains of reviews.
    this would be a bloody utopia

    As for spam reviews, the rules already prohibit those, but that's hardly the point. I've got to agree, there is nothing inherently wrong with the review system right now.
    except for the fact that barely any proper critiquing happens.

    i think one of the more experienced regulars here should do a genuine 'how to review a piece' article and sticky it or even a copypaste of this.
    i also think there should be more encouraging for 'crit for crit'.

    this forum is dead and i really can't see how any aspiring writer is gonna have good use out of it. sure there are the rare one or two good critiques that happen but it should become more of a community and there should be more than just someone posting more and more chapters in their own thread expecting the magic to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Putty View Post
    this forum is dead and i really can't see how any aspiring writer is gonna have good use out of it. sure there are the rare one or two good critiques that happen but it should become more of a community and there should be more than just someone posting more and more chapters in their own thread expecting the magic to happen.
    Hum....

    This isn't Fiction.press or whatever, or FF.net, or any real writing forum. This is a Pokemon forum with a SUB FORUM for writing- and to be honest there are decent reviewers out there, or are you just being in general someone blind to facts?

    Or are you mad you didn't get the reviews you felt you deserved? And they went to others?

    I knew a user like that- he attacked and hated others because they got more reviews than he did, when it was kinda his own fault, for the material he wrote half the time.

    There's nothing wrong with reviews that offer more praise than critique, imo aslong as, as I said, it's not mindless praise from someone who would do the equivalent of 1000/10! without explaining why it's so epic in their view.

    So ... stop whining putty .-.

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    What's with the hit alien from the Last Starfighter smiley?

    I too have noticed this forum is relatively dead in terms of reviewers as well. Unless the author is well entrenched or what you write really catches people's eyes, good luck on getting a review. Though, hits seem to come along at a fairly good clip so I guess people like reading.

    But, Yami's right, this is a sub forum of a Pokemon forum. Fan fiction isn't emphasized here.

    I still don't like the wording of the ratings because I'm still not sure what can fit in the PG rating you describe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yami Ryu View Post
    Or are you mad you didn't get the reviews you felt you deserved? And they went to others?
    yes

    i gave decent crits and got either **** or nothing in return even when i asked nicely and linked in their thread after the critique
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    Quote Originally Posted by Putty View Post
    yes

    i gave decent crits and got either **** or nothing in return even when i asked nicely and linked in their thread after the critique
    Reviewing shouldn't be about getting something in return. Reviewing, especially the critiques you've been mentioning, should be about helping writers improve, not to garner more attention for yourself.

    And not every person is going to like people being honest with them, just as you aren't too happy with everyone here disagreeing with you.

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    so people post purely on the basis of inflating their 'drifloon' ego?
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    They also post to ***** their links in their signatures. That's why you see many writers with fancy, eye catching banners in their sigs. So when they post, everyone sees it. *Thinks of getting a banner more making one*

    But the point of the actual post it to tell people what you like about their story and what they can improve on. Reviewers are there to help the writer become a better writer.

    Some people don't think it's funny that Exit 69 gets off on Big Beaver.

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    Putty, now you're just starting to whine because you're not being treated as God's gift to the forums. Reviews primarily are crit but not everybody is able to as simply say what they liked a lot which is a BIG help. Tells a writer what they're doing right...

    I'm an SMod. Do I get many reviews? No. Do I go whining about it in the freaking Rules? No.

    So please stop.

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    it's just funny that every subforum on this site seems to be really poorly maintained compared to some other places ... all the other places i visit, just thought this could be a way to dust off this place. but ok let's go keep our 'omgz luv ur pieece gd stuf'.

    'tells a writer what they're doing right' - EXCELLENT USE OF THE SEMI COLON IN YOUR PARAGRAPH FANTASTICO BRILLIANT

    alright stop time it is - just wanted the last word for selfish, ignorant reasons.
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    It's a frekaing sub forum on a Pokemon forum.

    IT IS NOT A FORUM EXCLUSIVELY DEDICATED TO WRITTEN ARTS AND THEIR IMPROVEMENTS.

    God. We already make sure people have the decency to relate their posts to what they've read and to stop being so lazy as it is.

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    that's no excuse for not bothering to even consider thinking about improving it

    edit- you deleted my post. i'm appalled.
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    Reading comprehension. Learn it.

    Reviews primarily are crit but not everybody is able to so simply say what they liked a lot which is a BIG help. Tells a writer what they're doing right...
    Now please, stop running round in circles complaining about your own lack of reviews as this is getting stupid now. I will infract if I have to. This is your last warning.

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    so, if i want to add a fanfic and I already found someone who corrected my mistakes, than the only thing i do, is to open a new thread and add my stories like i do when i post something?

    And how do i put them into one of the different kategories?
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    Man, we cant do Nc-17 violence?

    Damn, I have to throw "Pokemon:Night's embrace" out the window now...

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    Would it be a good idea to PM my story to a mod to see if its suitable?
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    so, if i want to add a fanfic and I already found someone who corrected my mistakes, than the only thing i do, is to open a new thread and add my stories like i do when i post something?

    And how do i put them into one of the different kategories?
    Yes. And it depends where you click post thread.

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    Man, we cant do Nc-17 violence?

    Damn, I have to throw "Pokemon:Night's embrace" out the window now...
    Define Nc-17, I'm on a British rating system so yeah.

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    Would it be a good idea to PM my story to a mod to see if its suitable?
    If you're concerned it may be considered a script/rating wise then by all means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr Flare View Post
    Yes. And it depends where you click post thread.

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    Define Nc-17, I'm on a British rating system so yeah.

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    If you're concerned it may be considered a script/rating wise then by all means.

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    So, can i PM it to you, Miss Sandra?
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    If you want, go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr Flare View Post
    If you want, go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr Flare View Post

    Define Nc-17, I'm on a British rating system so yeah.
    No Children under 17 admitted. Typically used for pornography.

    But yeah, I struggle to see how you could get an NC-17 rating for violence in writing unless you are a very, very broken/twisted individual. And at that point you should be asking whether or not this violence has literary merit beyond "LOOK AT HOW GRIMDARK I'M BEING" anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chozo View Post
    No Children under 17 admitted. Typically used for pornography.

    But yeah, I struggle to see how you could get an NC-17 rating for violence in writing unless you are a very, very broken/twisted individual. And at that point you should be asking whether or not this violence has literary merit beyond "LOOK AT HOW GRIMDARK I'M BEING" anyway.
    See, I think thats the problem; there is no point to the violence besides, to use incorrect english, "LOOK AT HOW MUCH BLOOD AND GORE THERE IS LOL". I think that some parts of that violence just cross into "idiotic" territory; In other words, that's where it gets way too ridiculous to be taken seriously.

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    Ok, lets try to remember 101 rules!! (puts fingers on head) i can do it! I'll do my best to follow all the rules.

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    Smile Thanks but what if I don't have word

    Thanks but I have one question. What if I don't have word? I don't have Microsoft Word so I can never tell how many pages there is. I write most of the time in Notepad for my fanfictions. So can you tell me? I got a shipping fic i want to post - shipping being PiplupXchimchar (Dawn's Piplup and Ash's Chimchar) - and I don't know how I can post without Word.
    The Shipping I'm using in there I made up because Ash's Chimchar reminds me of the Chimchar Dawn could have chosen to be her partner and he looked depressed to see piplup. There is also the fact on what could be the reason the Zangoose were attacking him. I have actually made it seemed, in this couple fic, that those were Shadow Pokemon, you know from Pokemon XD. Just Chimchar doesn't know it.
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    A quick Google search gave me this to calculate how many words your story is. You can assume that one page in Word amounts to 500 words or so and use that.

    Chapter 64: Hide and Seek
    The story of an ordinary boy on an impossible quest in a world that isn't as black and white as he always thought it was.
    (rough draft of the remaining chapters finished for NaNoWriMo; to be edited and posted)

    Morphic
    (completed, plus silly extras)
    A few scientists get drunk and start fiddling with gene splicing. Ten years later, they're taking care of eight half-Pokémon kids, each freakier than the next, while a religious fanatic plots to murder them all.

    Lengthy fanfiction reviewing guide / A more condensed version
    Read and I will be very happy for a large number of reasons.

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