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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%)

 
 
 
...and my axe!!!: zelda - kaebwhateverthefuck - orlyshahrizai on February 27th, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)
For replying to feedback - I really only reply on LJ. It's just so convenient to have the comment email and the reply link on it. On ff.net, you have to have to track down the page of the user if they are registered, then email them from there. Same with Yuletide, they just don't make it simple enough. Of course, if I got a really in-depth review, I'd go to those lengths, but I really haven't gotten anything like that.

For leaving feedback - I pretty much only leave it if the story intrigues me. I've gotten really picky with who I read now, so there isn't a lot of concrit to leave. *laughs* I mean, so many authors I read on LJ have a list of people who beta'ed for them and such, so I'm just left with blubbering praise.