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26 February 2007 @ 12:43 am
Read-Rec-Review returns! Plus, bonus poll.  
So it's only been three months, let's do another one of these. Props to auronlu for the original idea.

Read, Review, Recommend


Read a story lately and liked it, but didn't have time or couldn't think of anything to say as feedback? Now's your chance. Had a story on your reading list for awhile with no time to read it? Now's the time to jump in, and make sure to review when you're done. Don't have anything more to say than, "Hey, I liked this"? No problem. If you have the time or inclination to say more, go for it, but don't feel like you have to leave detailed feedback in order to participate. Part of the point of this exercise is to get used to the idea of leaving comments of any length.

The other point? Developing the recommendation habit. Once you've read and reviewed, if you want to share your find, come back and comment to this post with a link. No need to go into great detail here, either, although it would be helpful to give a title and say which fandom and whether it's worksafe. And then we'll have a rec list for everyone to check out.

Also, heyheyrenay and I were discussing this post (found via metafandom) and it brought up some issues about leaving feedback that inspired the following poll:


Poll #935324 Feedback poll

Do you like getting feedback on fic?

Yes
16(88.9%)
I don't really care
2(11.1%)
No
0(0.0%)
No, and I disallow comments on my fics
0(0.0%)
Other (see comments)
0(0.0%)

What kind of feedback do you like?

Detailed concrit -- bring on the tl;dr!
0(0.0%)
Short comments, positive and negative
0(0.0%)
Positive comments only
0(0.0%)
"I read this story" -- just some acknowlegement that someone is reading
0(0.0%)
I don't like getting feedback
0(0.0%)
Other (see comments)
2(11.1%)

When you receive feedback, do you respond to it?

Always
8(44.4%)
Sometimes, if I have time
1(5.6%)
Sometimes, if I feel like the comment is asking for a reply
5(27.8%)
Sometimes, under some other circumstance which I will explain in comments
4(22.2%)
Never
0(0.0%)

Do you leave feedback on the stories you read?

Yes
4(22.2%)
Sometimes (explain in comments)
14(77.8%)
No
0(0.0%)

Are you more likely to leave feedback for an author that you know is likely to respond to it?

Yes, it matters a lot to me.
2(11.1%)
It's nice if they respond but it's not a signifcant factor.
10(55.6%)
No, I don't care if they respond.
6(33.3%)

 
 
 
grayout on February 26th, 2007 09:27 pm (UTC)
Just one random thing I noticed, but for someone that chooses the "I don't really care" option for the first question, there isn't really much other than "Other" to choose in the second. >>"

As for replying to feedback, for me it's usually all-or-none (if I remember to do it) -- like, I feel really bad responding to some people but not others? So if I respond to one person, I respond to everybody, otherwise I don't respond at all. And sometimes in one of the "none" posts some random person will say something that sparks my interest and a conversation develops from there, but yeah, if all I really have to say is "thanks," I feel bad saying it to like, the first few people but kind of "ignoring" the rest? If that makes any sense at all.

And... I'm not really a reader. *dies* Sorry I'm not of much help.
KJ: ffx2 - paineowlmoose on February 27th, 2007 08:08 am (UTC)
That totally makes sense. I also tend to respond to everyone or no one, even if some people get long responses and other people just get a "Thanks". But it tends to be tailored to how detailed the feedback is, so I don't feel particularly guilty about that.

I'm not sure whether it should matter or not. Hm.