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Rowan_Mc
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Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:09 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:26 pm 
 

I don't think I've ever been awarded more than the 5 points for an "average review", and I'm just wondering what about my reviews, especially my more recent ones, isn't detailed enough to constitute an 8 point review?

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gasmask_colostomy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:10 am 
 

This would actually be nice to know.
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lord_ghengis
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Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:31 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:53 am 
 

I haven't gotten rated in a while since I got scribed (pretty sure you just get the 5 and it never gets judged?), but back in the day there was a combo of lots of detail as expected to go along with something which makes the mod laugh as they read it. Entertainment value is key.
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Ilwhyan
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Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:41 pm
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Location: Finland
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:08 am 
 

lord_ghengis wrote:
I haven't gotten rated in a while since I got scribed (pretty sure you just get the 5 and it never gets judged?), but back in the day there was a combo of lots of detail as expected to go along with something which makes the mod laugh as they read it. Entertainment value is key.

Before being scribed, I got in a small number of 8-pointers, and I can assure you that they are utterly barren of any kind of humour or entertainment value. :lol:

But they were very descriptive, and had some maybe interesting abstract images of what the music is like.
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FLIPPITYFLOOP
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Joined: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:09 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:13 am 
 

Wait, you get points for reviews? How do you see how many points a review got?

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gasmask_colostomy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 3:27 am 
 

FLIPPITYFLOOP wrote:
Wait, you get points for reviews? How do you see how many points a review got?

Each review gets assigned points from 1-8 (3 is a "bare minimum", 5 is the general score given). The accepted reviews don't note the points on them, but you can follow your points total by logging in and then clicking on your own username. In that way, you can see your points total before and after submitting a review to find how many you got given. If you've been scribed, you'll always get 5 points. (Unless there are any exceptions to that?)
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TheBurningOfSodom
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Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:28 am
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 11:19 am 
 

I flirted with the idea of achieving a 8-points review for a long time, yet pretty much abandoned it after some attempts at more elaborate and detailed writings, which probably ended up being too massive. I'd say it's a special award reserved for natural born writers - a category I don't belong to.

I still haven't lost hope in a very distant future in which I'm scribed, though... :-P
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Derigin
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 11:34 am 
 

I rarely give out 8-pointers, but when I do it's usually something exceptional that makes for a truly captivating read.

The vast majority (something like 3/4) of all reviews will be the standard 5-pointers as that is the default.

I tend to give out 3-pointers for reviews that are barebones and/or very basic; the type that are acceptable, but could've been a whole lot better.
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MRmehman
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:05 pm 
 

I didn't even realise you could get different scores for reviews. Is that a bad sign? :eek:
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darkeningday
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:22 am 
 

TheBurningOfSodom wrote:
I flirted with the idea of achieving a 8-points review for a long time, yet pretty much abandoned it after some attempts at more elaborate and detailed writings, which probably ended up being too massive. I'd say it's a special award reserved for natural born writers - a category I don't belong to.

I still haven't lost hope in a very distant future in which I'm scribed, though... :-P

Dude, you're a very good writer. I always look forward to a new review from you.
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TheBurningOfSodom
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:07 am 
 

Wow, as unexpected as it was, it goes hands down amongst the best compliments I got here. Really appreciated, mate! Could give it another shot then, sometime :nods:
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morbert
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Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:36 am
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:42 am 
 

MRmehman wrote:
I didn't even realise you could get different scores for reviews. Is that a bad sign? :eek:

Nah, because getting a score from someone who doesn't pay you, doesn't mean much eh hahaha.
I don't write reviews for scores. I write because I want to write down my p.o.v. If people like one of my my reviews, great.
If not? I don't care and it won't change my feelings about an album anyway
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colin040
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Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:00 pm
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Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:49 am 
 

morbert wrote:
MRmehman wrote:
I didn't even realise you could get different scores for reviews. Is that a bad sign? :eek:

Nah, because getting a score from someone who doesn't pay you, doesn't mean much eh hahaha.
I don't write reviews for scores. I write because I want to write down my p.o.v. If people like one of my my reviews, great.
If not? I don't care and it won't change my feelings about an album anyway


Morbert is one of those introverted Dutch folks who writes only to satisfy his own ego. :p

But yeah, got to agree - writing reviews for the points seems silly. Getting people to notice them and getting some occasional feedback is cool and that's what it should be about.

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morbert
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:45 am 
 

colin040 wrote:
Morbert is one of those introverted Dutch folks who writes only to satisfy his own ego. :p


Haha. People who know me personally , know I am the opposite of introvert.
Dunno if I have an ego though hahaha. I just know what I like and what I don't like. And that is pretty much never up for discussion ;)
I feel the need sometimes to write something and that's about it. Nothing more, nothing less.
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camjr01
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Joined: Sat May 26, 2018 10:34 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:45 pm 
 

I'm trying to figure out what being scribed means since I've seen the term over five times here but I've never heard of it before.
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gasmask_colostomy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:56 am 
 

camjr01 wrote:
I'm trying to figure out what being scribed means since I've seen the term over five times here but I've never heard of it before.

It's a fancy term for getting a privilege from the moderators, meaning that you don't need to submit your reviews to the queue, and therefore (supposedly) you are trusted to police your own review content for quality, factual accuracy, and suitability for the site. There's no set benchmark for becoming a scribe; it should come after writing 100 or more consistent reviews though, as a minimum. Some prolific writers here have never been scribed.
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