Don't You hate it when you get Favourite Sories/Authors and Not Reviews? (85)

1 Name: Carmzziiee : 2010-03-22 06:34 ID:Zcrhay3f

....Don't You hate it when you get Favourite Sories/Authors and Not Reviews?
It's o annoying!!! If you can click the Favourite Story/Author button you can write awsome in a simple box.

2 Name: tilldeathdouspart789 : 2010-03-22 06:41 ID:Slr1Kc4M

I know how you feel. I have a lot of favourite stories/authors and only a few reviews. I might actually catch up with them and ask for a review. That's the only thing you can do, really.
The best thing to do is (not really threaten them) tell them that if they add you/your story to their favourites, they have to review so you can update the story. If you have watched Full Metal Alchemist, it's like equivalent exchange-to get something, you must give something in return of the same value.

3 Name: Vic Taylor : 2010-03-22 07:10 ID:86nkhM8m

I send a thank you PM to anyone who favouries/alerts my stories, regardless of whether they've reviewed or not. Since I started doing that, it's become a lot more likely that they'll come back and review. I've even made a few new mates because of it. :)

4 Name: Rachel-Cabbit : 2010-03-22 08:43 ID:lTSc7YzS

Just be glad you get favourited.
Some people may not have time to write a review. It's a lot easier to click "add to favourite author/story" than to write.
Also, some people may actually give reviews with concrit and even analysis, so just writing "awesome" may not suit their reviewing tastes.

5 Name: RayRay : 2010-03-22 09:11 ID:vukzw1Sx

I agree with Rachel-Cabbit, to be perfectly honest, the fact that they've added me to their favourite list means a lot to me, and I think it would be just plain rude to message them saying that you want a review.

If they wanted to review, then they would - asking people to review is how you lose reviewers in the first place, and to be honest, it sounds just a little bit shallow and mean, that you don't even appreciate these people adding you to a favourites list.

6 Name: swiftswallow : 2010-03-22 09:31 ID:QqpDrtIo

I think sometimes people don't know what to say in a review. I get that way sometimes. It might just be that people don't know what to say.

7 Name: tilldeathdouspart789 : 2010-03-22 10:26 ID:zDEAaOfa

I guess you're right. I review every story I add, because I just want the writer to be happy about getting a review. I sometimes review stories I don't add to my favourites, but very rarely.

8 Name: tiger002 : 2010-03-22 17:58 ID:SN20d+rw

I'll rarely favorite something without reviewing it, only if I don't have time to put in a review then. I'd rather get reviews than favorites, but it still means a lot that someone would like my story that hasn't been updated for several months.

9 Name: Elkkun : 2010-03-23 04:21 ID:dSHe+6s/

If I've read a good story what I think doesn't really need the CC I usually don't review because I have no idea what to say to them, but sometimes I will say to them that it was a good story :P.

I feel a little weird when reviewing a story with NO reviews and it's completely awesome o-O.

10 Name: swiftswallow : 2010-03-23 05:31 ID:QqpDrtIo

Does anybody pity review like me? I just feel so guilty seeing stories with no reviews next to some that have loads.

11 Name: MyButterfly364 : 2010-03-23 09:33 ID:mfdn8lkY

> 10 I might do that.........rarely of corse :S. Haha.
To be honest it annoys me when someone constantly threatens about getting reviews........I read one story (which i really did enjoy) and reviewed it, but the author, every few chapters, kept threatening to stop writing unless she got X amount more reviews. I stopped reading after about the 5th time of that. It actually put me off.

12 Name: tiger002 : 2010-03-23 16:09 ID:SN20d+rw

If I see a story that doesn't have any reviews, I'll normally check it out and review so at least they have one. Sometimes I'll find it's a great story, sometimes it's rubish. There was one story I was following but hadn't gotten to the newest chapter yet, so the author sent me a pm telling me she, "needed another review to write the next chapter" That just felt really arrogant to me, so I stopped following that story. I could see them asking what I thought, or wanting me to check it out, but needing reviews seemed a bit much.

13 Name: eeyop1428 : 2010-03-23 18:19 ID:d0oshKt+

I saw one story which had 0 reviews, which got me curious to see why, and it turned out it was...well, to put it lightly quite bad quality. Which is an understatement. I wrote a review somewhat out of sympathy and a desire to help by pointing out the mistakes to grammar and paragraphs (there weren't any!) Didn't get a reply but I suppose he/she really didn't care about their story enough to be bothered with laying it out properly.

Anyway, I sometimes just fav/alert a story without writing a review (sorry); I do that because I'd like to read more chapters so that I have something more to comment on instead of writing a review for each chapter (yeh, i'm lazy that way, unless I really like each chapter to review it); I can't get my thoughts together to write one (usually at night) so I promise to next time when I'm more awake; don't know what else to say about it when everyone else has said similar things already, so think it's pointless to do so (unless I really like it enough to do so); I've expressed my main views for a story already so why should I repeat myself (unless again i really like it). That's just me, but might give you Carmzziiee an idea of why some people don't review, heh.

Like Rachel-Cabbit said, don't be so bothered about not getting any (reviews). Usually I'd think those who plead/demand them want attention/acceptance too much. No wonder it puts others off, it's annoying-to review or not is a choice, not an obligation. Also, Carmzziiee, what;s the point of writing 'awesome' when a fav/alert says kinda the same thing?

14 Name: Hannah : 2010-03-24 03:51 ID:fIW07jaK

If someone was to pm me asking for a review then I would tell them quite simply to get stuffed as they want to be glad that I've taken the time to read their story at all, let alone favourite it. When I do review, I always try to give constructive criticism to help the author make their story better.

15 Name: Firefly Princess x : 2010-03-24 14:44 ID:8q+gv7TK

I know what you mean about getting favourited and not reviewed. It happens to me a little bit. If I really want reviews, I'll just add something in my author's note saying "I'd really appreiciate it if you could take 2 mins to review... Thanks!"
The thing that annoys me is that you know they like your story, but you don't know what they like about it or how you could improve etc.
I have to admit I have faved and not reviewed once or twice, but only with stories that have like 100 reviews.
I have pity-reviewed a couple of times. I just think that everybody deserves a review and some feedback, you know?

16 Name: holy_jeevas : 2010-04-10 03:56 ID:wBHQE5F1

I have had my story faved a few times, which is nice. One person wrote a really bad review though, accusing me of copying her friends story. I was rather upset by this as it was my first fic and I would never cheat! I wanted to comment back and say that she should not have done that...but decided against it. Didn't think it would end well. I would have accepted the review if the criticisms were genuine but they weren't.

17 Name: セーラーエリスは刀の女ですか。 : 2010-04-10 04:08 ID:9jOarCPT

>>16 did she mention which story you "copied"?
was your story following a canon or an AU?
have you read some story what you were inspired and then wrote a story with the same Idea?

you need to search all that. if there is indeed a story that it is like yours you have to confirm that you either haven't read or give credits to the author if you did get inspired by the story.

if you are in canon or your plot line follows a common thing you don't need to worry.

18 Name: holy_jeevas : 2010-04-11 00:12 ID:wBHQE5F1

@17: It was AU. She did and I checked it out and the only resemblance was we used 2 of the same characters (she used more than the 2, I did not). I know to give credit if I have been inspired by a story - I always have to reference in essays I write so it is second nature to me now. But I wrote about a character that I don't like to read about so no actual story about him inspired me. I was inspired by the stories I read where he is always a peripheral character and plays the light relief. I mentioned this in my intro/description part.

19 Name: セーラーエリスは刀の女ですか。 : 2010-04-11 00:17 ID:WnI0TJXt

>>18 then as I said you don't have to worry
if the characters belong to the fandom and they are not OCs then you have every right to use them the way you like1 ;)

20 Name: holy_jeevas : 2010-04-11 02:52 ID:wBHQE5F1

Thanks :) It was just hurtful that someone went out of their way to leave a nasty review.

21 Name: Marth : 2010-04-11 07:55 ID:L1cg69ZG

I don't give much weight to the stupid little reviews that only say, "I liked it, please update!" In my experience, the sort of people who fave/alert without reviewing wouldn't have left a very helpful review anyway, so their fave/alert amounts to the same thing their review would have.

I did, however, once have someone who had never reviewed or fave/alerted a particular story (or, well, any of my stories, but it's the one that's important) PM me to ask if I would write a sequel to that story for her. That threw me a little bit, but I would probably have still done it if her suggested plot hadn't been utter crap.

22 Name: lady of the wilds : 2010-04-11 11:06 ID:rc5O9aZw

i feel so sorry for people without any review, so i try to review every story i read. i only give nice reviews if i think a story is really bad i don't review. i just don't like to do that to people a bad review can really ruin your day and puts you off wirting. also i understand why people do give bad reviews......i'm just gonna stop know

23 Name: moonphase : 2010-04-11 12:35 ID:A7yq3S4k

If I get faves but no reviews, I usually assume that what I wrote was not interesting or dramatic enough for anyone to have anything specific to say, and they don't want to leave a "pointless" review. So I'm still happy with faves.

As for alerts but no reviews, then I assume the person or persons are intrigued, but, again, I havn't written anything interesting enough for them to have an opinion.

I chalk it up as experience and as another way of figuring out what people like and dislike, what hits a nerve, etc.I don't think it's anything to get very offended over.

>>21, that was a bit cheeky of her.

24 Name: sharingansupergirl : 2010-04-11 13:29 ID:RCGMlFAG

@22, D'you what, I have your problem. It might be better to tell yourself you are doing them a favour by giving them a bad review. Think, you would probably save them humiliation because you'd explain it without insults rather than someone else who just doesn't give a damn.

25 Name: Felton0fanatic : 2010-04-12 15:41 ID:pvBg+LQQ

I wrote a really great oneshot, put it up only today, but it's had, like, 15 favourites, 86 views, and ONLY 1 REVIEW! T-T

It's Hetalia Axis Powers...

And I often leave reviews!

26 Name: moonphase : 2010-04-12 15:51 ID:A7yq3S4k

It had 15 faves which is good. I don't see the issue.

27 Name: Marth : 2010-04-12 15:54 ID:L1cg69ZG

I agree with moonphase. 15 faves and 1 review out of 86 hits is fantastic.

28 Name: Firefly Princess x : 2010-04-15 14:23 ID:EB0naiV6

>>22 If the story is bad, you don't have to give a mean review. Just tell them all the ways they could improve, like, use more descriptive language, make it flow more, make sure everyon's in character, etc. And they'll probably be really thankful that you're trying to help them out.

29 Name: HMemma546 : 2010-04-15 15:07 ID:5EAoe2Qv

I hate it when people don't review. It just gives me an excuse to be lazy and not continue it when the story could turn out to be really good. I don't care if the review is just please update I just want reviews!

30 Name: Marth : 2010-04-15 20:00 ID:L1cg69ZG

You base your creative output on how many reviews you get? That's no way to go through life.

31 Name: moonphase : 2010-04-16 02:45 ID:l0u/ZKKF

>29 oh man, your'e not one of those authors that write for self-gratification only and blackmail people for reviews, are you? 'My immortal,' remember 'My immortal'!

Seriously though, of you aren't getting many reviews, and it's to the point where you are worried, try looking over the story. Is it going a bit slow, so people won't have anything to say? Has it many speling errors? The fault might lie in the story, I have had to do the same thing myself when I've had works that don't have a lot of reviews.

You could also put your work on more than one site, for example deviantart accept fanfiction.

32 Name: eeyop1428 : 2010-04-16 05:11 ID:3jCQW1lV

One of my stories is still getting reviews once every while; it's only one chapter and there's nearly 100 reviews! Though it's technically not a story nor a one-shot, so this probably doesn't count. But it's very nice when a review alert comes up in my inbox :) I just had one a day or two ago. This is just to show that you can get reviews over time by different people, not just when you post a story.

33 Name: Vraia Of The Shattered : 2010-04-20 10:11 ID:AkRRSg05

that's the one thing that annoys me, i've had a story that's got loads of favs but no reviews XP it gets really annoying >.<

34 Name: hyperStatic : 2010-04-28 12:23 ID:QKV1R6Mb

God yes. I hate that. Urgh. And then it looks like nobody has interest in my writings. And what the hell happened to people checking out author's favourites and thus discovering me?! Self-absorbed rant over XD

35 Name: MadnessGirl : 2010-04-28 12:36 ID:M3mpL3L/

I'm not bothered in what form the feedback comes back in. If you get favourited then you obviously have done something amazing and you should be proud because I think it takes more for someone to favourite than to review because when you review thats the end but say if someone puts something on story alert they obviously want to see more and that is an amazing feeling to have. For instance I had two reviewers a few days ago that came across me then read every story on my profile, then favourited, alerted but only sent me a few reviews but I still talk to them via PMs because I know that they can always tell me what they think on my stuff. I think the main thing about reviews is to let the reviewer know your thankful.

Plus I love getting the odd review from the old stuff- not too many so that I cant reply but I love the feeling that I'm still getting hits! You should too. God I love Fanfiction :D

36 Name: Majin : 2010-04-28 14:32 ID:OBC60clz

I'd be happy - constructive criticism, along with what they did like is best, but most reviews I get tend to just be 'Great!' or 'Please make it <insert pairing>'. Still nice to know that someone read it and a favourite does the same as the first type of comment.

37 Name: Marth : 2010-04-29 19:21 ID:L1cg69ZG

Heck, I'd say a fave is better than a "Please make it [insert pairing]" review. Both are kinda impolite, but only one is entitled spam.

38 Name: fan-to-fiction : 2010-05-02 03:57 ID:4IUcNchP

I don't really know. I just write what I want.
The one thing I do get irritated by is the fact that sometimes people read a story with yaoi-alert (for example a harryxdraco pairing of such thing exists) and then they read it and put a flame like: Harry isn't gay.

Why would you read the story and flame people if you know form the beginning it's about something you don't like.

I myslef get a lot of alerts and almost no reviews on stories of mine. However, I do respect one author who reviews every chapter of one of my stories, she's awesome.
I don't really care if people review or not, but I do care if they flame me for somthing I had warned the readers about.

39 Name: Amnesia Nymph : 2010-05-02 10:37 ID:tSYOARfR

I used to get a lot of reviews per story and chapter until I took a break from my stories (for a bout a year) now I get around 4 reviews per chapter instead of the usual 16-20. Maybe because people know I'm slow with my updates or maybe the fanbase just got smaller, I don't know....but if people can take the time to put my stories on the alert list they could take a minute or two to let me know what they think about a chapter. A simple 'good chapter' or 'I don't like this chapter because....' would do.

40 Name: becca : 2010-05-03 05:20 ID:O2z2/WfD

If anyone wants someone to review their story with tips and advice you should check out a forum called 'the corner' on it has a thread called the review exchange where if you want advice and stuff on your story you can 'exchange' a review,

the rules for this are 'All reviews should be constructive; no flames, please. No one-liners that just say "this is great, please update soon!" Tell them what you liked, and why. Explain if you didn't like a certain part - if you think a character is OOC, then don't just say that. Tell them why!'

Most people are on here are realy helpful and give good tips.

The forum is set up by dreamersrequiem, so check it out if your interested.

41 Name: KuroShoujo : 2010-05-04 08:24 ID:tyL41yB+

Yup, that annoys me usually very much, me pc crashed like a month ago with all my fanfics/amv's still on it, I couldn't retrieve it.
So I wrote it would take a long time to write EVERYTHING again.
and so I got some reviews at first but then only +favourite bla bla bla.
I don't mind it as long as some people review it.
But I've lost my motivation to continue V___V

42 Name: RoMythe : 2010-05-04 09:47 ID:DRB2mewP

I saw a story today and it had 58 reviews; Y'know what it was about? Nothing! Just one word! WHile there are much better fics around with almost none reviews. But, back to the subject; I had that problem too, until last chapter. I guess you should just build your story up.

43 Name: sharingansupergirl : 2010-05-04 11:16 ID:uDncP3ue

>>42, were they 58 positive reviews, outta interest?

44 Name: RL & CE : 2010-05-11 07:05 ID:CxZsVQRA

I've never failed to write a review after I read a fic or an updated chapter. Sometimes it's short and random, other times it's real feedback. It depends on where I feel it's needed and welcomed.
I know how much I love to see reviews on my stories. It's a real boost to one's ego and confidence. And I just like to add a little to a writers' happiness ^_^
I'm also very happy to see people list me in their faves or put me on alert. I think everyone should just choose for their own what they do once they've read a fic, but should consider how happy it makes the writer. Just a few words of encouragement, it's not that much work...

45 Name: liatris-chan : 2011-01-07 17:52 ID:F0sFuG47

As a writer:
Personally I prefer reviews to being added to a favorites list, because sometimes I look at the person's profile and they have four hundred and something favorites, or something ridiculous like that so it doesn't mean as much. Plus reviews usually tell you what they liked about your story or what they think you could change or improve on to get better. Reviews also help to tell future readers if the story is good or not and a basic idea of what to expect, somewhat like a summary so they might help you get more readers (I know I've read stories only after I read the reviews for it occasionally)

As a reviewer:
I try to write a review for every fanfic I read (and sometimes every chapter if I feel the need)even if it's just a sentence or two about what I liked and some mistakes they could fix. I especially love to review the stories of new writers who don't have any reviews yet because i remember what it was like the first week or so after I published my first story. It seemed like it took forever to be acknowledged and when I was, I was so happy that I ended up writing four more chapters for that story and on to I think 10 other stories ^_^

46 Name: KatonRyu : 2011-01-08 05:43 ID:ewquG/xN

I get a lot of people favoriting my stories, an even larger number of visitors, but hardly any reviews. Maybe that's because I keep telling people to stop saying 'Update please' on my Oneshots, though. Even so, if you Favorite a story, at least review it as well. I do that, anyway. I can't say I review all the fics I read, but then I don't read that many fics. When I do finish one, a rare occurence, I'll review.

So, in a nutshell: yes, people who favorite but don't review DO make me crazy.

47 Name: jyuuken114 : 2011-01-10 22:04 ID:1SRctGjK

I am not much of a writer. But i would like to point out something about the issue at hand here.
There are few little crazy-in-the-head readers who use their profile's 'my favourite stories' tab to keep a count of all the fics they read no matter how bad the fics are.
Of course such crazy-in-the-head people are rare to find but unfortunately i had the luck of finding two such profiles whom i don't care to remember now.

48 Name: Jen : 2011-01-11 17:39 ID:5kwcCFoa

It doesn't bother me too much, because it's nice that people would bother to favorite and alert my stories. I would prefer a favorite over a review that said "that wuz good update plz" or "sequal plez" on a oneshot. But favorites tend to lose meaning when its somebody who has a few hundred on their list. :/ All in all, reviews are definitely better, and they're the ones that truly drive me, but I do still like favorites. I don't want to worry too much about it.

49 Name: AnneCupcake : 2011-01-12 14:21 ID:pHF7T45n

Well, it depends. When my story isn't updated in a long time, I mostly get favs or alerts. But, I usually get (most part of) my reviews when I either post a new chapter/one-shot or just at random. I do find it annoying when the only feedback I get is ''omg plz update soon!!1!'', but on the other hand, even when they say that useless stuff, or only fave it, they did like the story. So in the end it makes me happy~ ^^

50 Name: D : 2011-02-27 23:50 ID:FDDZaqNM

I’ve always thought as a reader that it’s important to leave a comment because it lets the author know you’re interested, and as a author I do feel that way. I will admit it has bothered me a lot in the past, and I would message people if they would be kind enough to leave a review next time I updated instead of simply adding me to their alerts, but they never do. I’ve come to appreciate alerts thanks to my friend who pointed out well at least they’re reading your story.

I do appreciate alerts and the fact that they people are reading my story. I understand some people can’t think of anything to say, are busy, or shy or what have you, and that some people wait until the end of the story to leave a review. However, reviews are the best way to let the author know you really like their story.

I’m not someone who thinks a review the says ‘I like your story’ or ‘Update soon’ is bad. I understand the sentiment, that they would prefer constructive criticism and that you could equate that review with an alert, but still the fact that they like and took the time to say that is good. Reviews show that a real live person is reading your story. Not everyone likes to leave constructive review, and anyway in that person’s eyes you’re doing fine. Someone will come along and point out your mistakes later.

Reviews really do keep me inspired when I’m having writer’s block, even the aforementioned ones, because I know people waiting to read the next chapter. I won’t go into the specifics, but you as fellow authors show know how reviews cans inspire you and what their benefit is. I know there’s quite a lot of people that post on their profiles why reviews are essential to authors.

I’ve noticed some people that have alerted my story, review on others. While I understand they might consider that other person’s story good enough to warrant a review, the fact that they alerted my story, means they like it something about it, which they could have said in a review. I just strongly belief that regardless of the quality of a story, people should review (I know it’s not mandatory, but still it would be really nice, if they would at least do it at the end of my story.)

51 Name: KC-Chan : 2011-03-01 16:41 ID:gOZWHw2A

That annoys me SO MUCH! I'm making a story right now and so far, I have three reviews, but I have a bunch of Favorite Story or Story Alerts. Reviews make me motivated, so when I don't get any, I don't really feel like continuing sometimes, since I feel like people don't like how the story is going.

52 Name: Allers : 2011-03-01 19:32 ID:22nIkzYb

It gets annoying if you get like, a ton of favs/alerts when you post a new story or whatever, but only a few reviews. I mean, clearly there were people reading it, and they want to read more... but they don't care quite enough to leave comments. -_-

53 Name: Mikichu : 2011-03-01 20:16 ID:tkCdrNHf

That really annoys me too. Reviews help me push through writer's block. Sometimes they even give me good ideas. :)

54 Name: CatnipPacket : 2011-03-04 20:16 ID:PbzKEaDK

Half the time I love a story but can't think of anything good to say in a review other than the usual 'I love your story! It was great! :)' kinda thing. So I add it to my favourites list but don't review just because I can't think of a nice critique.

55 Name: Wings of Silver Rain : 2011-03-04 21:12 ID:AIICA/g1

well at least you can say what you like about the chapter/story, and what you think may happen. thats what i ususally do, and as a writer i really like it when ppl tell me what they like and what they think can happen. it means that ppl actually are thinking about my writing and like it.

56 Name: Marth : 2011-03-04 22:32 ID:dUUO726o

>>54 Generic ices are pretty much equivalent to faves, so I think you're fine if you wouldn't be giving any in-depth critique anyhow. But I recognize that I'm anomalous in not measuring my self-worth by my review count. :)

(I kid. I definitely know people whose self-esteem is closely tied to their FFN popularity, but the majority of the people in this thread do not seem to be those kind of people.)

57 Name: FreakyBookReader : 2011-03-05 12:29 ID:J0nJz3i1

I agree completely. I have three stories, one has thirty reviews and the other two have three reviews. no reviews makes me not want to continue writing because it's like people don't care whether you continue or not.

Sometimes i prefer to get some critism than no reviews becuase at least with cristism you can make changes as long as they give you ideas.

I have made myself a new little pact which is to always review a story if i read it, but not always every chapter cos that's a bit boring.
FreakyBookReader xx

58 Name: Uzuki : 2011-04-09 07:07 ID:WBLWO3uV

Yeah, I agree. I mean, it's great that someone favorited/alerted your story (because that obviously means that they like it and want to keep reading it) but they could at least say WHY they like it and stuff.

59 Name: moonphase : 2011-04-12 07:33 ID:jg/xzveu

I think it's basic manners to review a story if you are reading it and faving it. After all the author is putting in time and effort for you to read it for free. What is two or three minutes to write a review so that they know peopel give a damn, what they are doing write and so on?

60 Name: FreakyBookReader : 2011-04-16 02:21 ID:g5db/0w1

@58 As an author on fanfiction, I agree with you because people should tell you why they like your story, so you can make it better.

@59 Yeah, I always review a story if I have read it, even if I just say :
"I liked it, please update soon." Or something like that although I try and put reasons why it was good and any constructive critism I have.

I think that getting one review with constructive critism is actually more usefull as a writer than getting four reviews saying:
Great please write more.

I need to be able to improve my story to get better feedback though.

61 Name: mangaxanime101 : 2011-04-17 12:43 ID:i+4WdV30

I once got almost 60 faves and alerts, but the story only had about 4 reviews! Apparently people like the story, but not enough to actually review. It does help us make it better.

62 Name: monmoncandie : 2011-04-17 20:39 ID:MnawSSc2

I'm experiencing this right now, not sure if it's because I'm writing fanfiction in a category I used to not write for. I have a story with 16 faves, but only 4 replies. It really is kind of annoying since I put a lot of effort into each of my stories. =/

63 Name: monmoncandie : 2011-04-17 20:40 ID:MnawSSc2

I'm experiencing this right now, not sure if it's because I'm writing fanfiction in a category I used to not write for. I have a story with 16 faves, but only 4 replies. It really is kind of annoying since I put a lot of effort into each of my stories. =/

64 Name: monmoncandie : 2011-04-17 20:42 ID:MnawSSc2

I'm experiencing this right now, not sure if it's because I'm writing fanfiction in a category I used to not write for. I have a story with 16 faves, but only 4 replies. It really is kind of annoying since I put a lot of effort into each of my stories. =/

65 Name: monmoncandie : 2011-04-17 20:43 ID:MnawSSc2

I'm experiencing this right now, not sure if it's because I'm writing fanfiction in a category I used to not write for. I have a story with 16 faves, but only 4 replies. It really is kind of annoying since I put a lot of effort into each of my stories. =/

66 Name: monmoncandie : 2011-04-17 20:44 ID:MnawSSc2

I'm experiencing this right now, not sure if it's because I'm writing fanfiction in a category I used to not write for. I have a story with 16 faves, but only 4 replies. It really is kind of annoying since I put a lot of effort into each of my stories. =/

67 Name: monmoncandie : 2011-04-17 20:44 ID:MnawSSc2

I'm experiencing this right now, not sure if it's because I'm writing fanfiction in a category I used to not write for. I have a story with 16 faves, but only 4 replies. It really is kind of annoying since I put a lot of effort into each of my stories. =/

68 Name: monmoncandie : 2011-04-17 20:46 ID:MnawSSc2

I'm experiencing this right now, not sure if it's because I'm writing fanfiction in a category I used to not write for. I have a story with 16 faves, but only 4 replies. It really is kind of annoying since I put a lot of effort into each of my stories. =/

69 Name: monmoncandie : 2011-04-17 20:49 ID:MnawSSc2

Oh my gosh, sorry for the multiple posts! My internet was acting funny! D:

70 Name: Elkkun : 2011-04-18 03:47 ID:btZTcFFK

>>69, you landed on 69.... nice... XD Also, I have a feeling that people put the story on Alerts/favourites is because they simply can't say anything. It's not laziness, maybe they appriciate the story but can't find anything better to say other than "This chapter was great!" or something silly like that.
A lot of people know how authors hate it when people don't give them some form of criticism, so they don't reivew because they can't give it. That or they simply don't know how to critique, or give CC properly.

71 Name: Neil Dunsmore : 2011-04-20 19:25 ID:kI5i6nTb

I don't hate it, but it does annoy me to a degree. It's like I really wanna know what these people think and they won't tell me.

72 Name: Turner Child : 2011-04-26 06:06 ID:/DAw/tCi

I do not hate it, but it does annoy me. I am glad that people will put my story on favorite and/or author alert, but I would love here what people think so I can grow more as a writer.

73 Name: Katie : 2011-04-27 06:23 ID:nynJbYRq

I agree with Turner Child. I mean I love getting favorite and or/author alert but I'd like to know more details as to why they like it or if there is anything else I can do to make it better.

74 Name: Elkkun : 2011-04-27 13:25 ID:btZTcFFK

>>71 to >>73 basically said the same thing... XD

75 Name: moonphase : 2011-04-28 10:07 ID:jg/xzveu

lol, weird...

76 Name: Elkkun : 2011-05-28 03:26 ID:btZTcFFK

>>75 amazing weird... it's like they're long lost triplets, and are on the same brainwave! -legasp!- that explains EVERYTHING.

On another note, I think it's alright to get favourite story/author alerts, it lets me know people are reading it. c:

77 Name: KnightNinja13 : 2011-06-10 01:08 ID:om+Ulll4

It does get a bit annoying. At least I know someone somewhere is reading one of my stories.....I'd still like to know why. (saying it was really good doesn't necessarily do me any good)

78 Name: Grapes : 2011-07-18 03:39 ID:NNspSD+Y

I love giving men reviews my favourite is:

I hate your story, its bad speling and punctation. please delete it or i will spontaniously combust

79 Name: moonphase : 2011-07-24 09:26 ID:IjwC+Zbk

>>78 Why do you love giving just men reviews?

80 Name: Neil Dunsmore : 2011-07-24 15:07 ID:kI5i6nTb

>>79 I think Grapes is implying that all men overreact and all girls know how to handle flaming... if that's the implication, I take offense to that.

81 Name: Marth : 2011-07-24 18:56 ID:nRiqMbNQ

>>80 Also, it's <i>hilariously</i> wrong. If Grapes has never had a female writer go apeshit over a review, she needs to flame more female writers. It's not that hard to find the crazies. :D

82 Name: Anake14 : 2011-07-25 22:11 ID:g8oEPI1T

Honestly it shouldn't matter because you know they like it, but still a polite, 'this is good, keep it going!' would be nice every once in a while. I don't review often, but that's because I sound like I'm repeating myself. As for reviews I've never been flamed, so I'm kind of waiting for someone to do it...Anyone here willing to read a story and find something wrong with it? (Other than grammar or spelling please I have a personal guard who takes a dictionary and hits me over the head for each thing I get wrong and am too lazy to fix.)
>>81 everyone is a tiny bit crazy, if they weren't they'd never be able to handle reality. Actually I think reality is crazier than most people could ever be, I mean think of the politicians...shudders never mind that was a scary thought...

83 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2012-09-28 12:38 ID:EREJ/Cv8

Personally, I think a review reading "awsome" is a waste of even the two seconds that it takes to write it. So in that case I would rather just have a +fav and a follow. I do like to get reviews but only if the reader has taken the time to write multiple words about my story.

84 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2012-09-28 12:39 ID:EREJ/Cv8

(Not to mention that "awesome" has two 'e's in it)

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