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Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:35 pm
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Rydia says...



This is coming. It's not #itscoming but it is coming to a site near you soon!

What

Four teams will battle it out for supremacy in the Review Arena. They are creatures of myth and legend who have left their distant homes to meet at the centre of Earth and one of them will be victorious.

When

From the 11th June to the 17th.

If you're not available to review then or aren't big on reviewing, then there's no need to be left out! You can still take the sorting test and be a 'supporter' of one of the teams. None of your reviews will count toward the team total, but you'll be able to cheer everyone on from the sidelines!

Where

Right here on YWS, all you have to do to join in the fun is go here and answer the questions as truthfully as you can. That will decide which review team you are on.

Why?

There are cool banners for anyone taking part and it's going to be lots of fun! This is also a chance to get to know some of the other members a little better as there will be a discussion/ plotting thread for each of the teams.

Rules

1. Sign up here to be sorted into a team. Make sure you decide whether you're going to be a supporter or a reviewer and list it clearly in your post.

2. All reviews must be linked by each individual member in the 'Review Catalogue' thread. This will be posted the day before the contest starts and it is to each member to post their links up. Any reviews not linked there will not be counted.

3. Reviews must be at least ten lines long and more points will be rewarded for reviews of a higher quality.

4. Have fun! Remember, this is a friendly competition and at the end of the day, you'll all be able to pat yourselves on the back and be proud of having helped other members with their writing.


If you have any questions, go ahead and post them below!
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Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:58 pm
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AlfredSymon says...



Hello Ms. Rydia! I have a question about the reviewer/supporter status. Within the Review Event week, I am only available for, let's say, three or four days to review. Can I still join as a reviewer in this time-bound situation? Thank you!
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Yes you can! Even a few reviews will help a team out :)
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Oh, then it's settled; I'll absolutely join as a reviewer! Thanks!
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Karzkin says...



Some teams are looking significantly bigger than others. How are we going to keep this fair? Average reviews/team members?

Also, is the Catalogue up yet?
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Yep, we'll be using averages so the sizes of the teams won't affect anything! The catalogue will go up later today :)
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fireheartedkaratepup says...



Will there be leaders among the teams, or will everyone be on equal footing?
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can i join ?
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It's up to each team if they want to elect a leader or not and of course you may, Harry. Simply follow the link to the review teams page :)
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steward says...



Umm... Can supporters make their own graphics, banners and all those stuff?
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Go for it! Supporters can do anything they feel will help cheer their team on :)
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The results so far!

Remember, all results are by points, not reviews! A basic review earns you 5 points, a good review earns you 10 points and an excellent review earns you 15 points!

Team Rankings

1. Team Siren | 27.14
2. Team Griffin | 21.92
3. Team Phoenix | 16.25
4. Team Gargoyle | 11.39

Top Five Reviewers

1. Rydia | 8 reviews | 100 points
2. laylaflame | 7 reviews | 80 points
3. barefootrunner | 7 reviews | 70 points
3. Audy | 5 reviews | 70 points
5. Dreamwalker | 5 reviews | 60 points
5. alliyah | 6 reviews | 60 points

1. Team Gargoyle

1. Rydia | 8 reviews | 100 points
2. Lumi |
3. Justagirl |
4. Lauren2010 |
5. Karzkin | 3 reviews | 30 points
6. Meshugenah |
7. MiRaCLeS | 2 reviews | 20 points
8. ItalianIlluminist |
9. Jas |
10. xXTheBlackSheepXx |
11. Graffiti Artist |
12. Carlito | 2 reviews | 30 points
13. lilymoore |
14. eyeofthestorm |
15. PatriciaTina |
16. mithrim96 |
17. purpleandblue22 | 3 reviews | 25 points
18. IcyFlame |

Team Score: 11.39

2. Team Siren

1. Dreamwalker | 5 reviews | 60 points
2. TheDayBeforeTomorrow | 5 reviews | 55 points
3. ChocoCookie |
4. DevanEWilliams | 1 review | 10 points
5. Demeter |
6. zohali93 | 3 reviews | 30 points
7. StellaThomas | 3 reviews | 35 points

Team Score: 27.14

3. Team Phoenix

1. DragonGirl11 |
2. Lava |
3. SirTobes |
4. artsy |
5. Niebla |
6. Crow29 |
7. noninjapresent |
8. tgirly | 5 reviews | 40 points
9. FakeCrow |
10. fireheartedkaratepup |
11. VolfnessWhiter |
12. Audy | 5 reviews | 70 points
13. laylaflame | 7 reviews | 80 points
14. barefootrunner | 7 reviews | 70 points
15. ShadowVyper |
16. DarknecrosisX |

Team Score: 16.25

4. Team Griffin

1. murtuza | 3 reviews | 45 points
2. Shearwater |
3. alfredsymon | 4 reviews | 45 points
4. Lavvie | 2 reviews | 20 points
5. alliyah | 6 reviews | 60 points
6. Cole |
7. Threnody | 5 reviews | 55 points
8. Shinobiinfinity |
9. Nargles | 2 reviews | 10 points
10. xXmusicaXx |
11. anna91423 | 3 reviews | 30 points
12. Ktg17 | 2 reviews | 20 points
13. Snoink |

Team Score: 21.92
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I'm curious as to how the point system works with the reviews. For instance, I wrote 5 reviews and had 60 points whilst Audy wrote 5 and had 70. What points go to where and how is this figure created?

As well as is there a difference in how a poetry review and a prose review are ranked? Generally, prose reviews are longer because they have more nit-picks on structure as well as theme, setting, description, and character. Poetry is a whole different pit of vipers whereas were looking at metaphor, imagery, flow, and not so explicitly on structure and correct grammar/punctuation.

Just a thought.
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Remember, all results are by points, not reviews! A basic review earns you 5 points, a good review earns you 10 points and an excellent review earns you 15 points!


That's the basic explanation. I give the reviews a quick skim over and decide how many points they earn based on length and quality. I'll admit length is the biggest factor, mostly because I don't want to read every review all the way through. But if something grabs my eye, I'll let myself be swayed by quality as well.
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ChocoCookie says...



Rydia, I did one review! :)
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.


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