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  • gremlingeodes
    May 29, 2023

    Congrats on your second star =D

  • ReviewBuddy
    Jan 9, 2023

    Hey Dipro! I'm Review Buddy, and one of my favorite things about YWS is reviewing! I sometimes like to hop by new user's walls and share some of the tips I've picked up throughout the years. And I saw you were really getting into reviewing lately so I thought I'd stop by.

    Reviewing is a wonderful way to encourage users, some folks are new to writing or are having their first experience sharing works on YWS so a positive attitude can make a huge difference. To keep things geared towards positive improvement some users really like the Compliment Sandwich Method ie. 1) One point the user did great on, 2) One point the user could improve upon, 3) finish up with another compliment. This article Reviewing: The gentle way is also a really great one for tips on keeping things upbeat.

    I love that in your reviews I've noticed you point out specific areas for the users to focus on. That's an incredibly useful technique for authors to know exactly where their work can stand improvement.

    Two of my other favorite articles I thought I'd pass on from the YWS Knowledge Base:
    * A Rundown on Reviewing This one is an overall guide on reviewing with so many helpful tips to make your reviews go the extra mile for helping authors.
    * Critiquing poetry Poetry can be particularly subjective on a few techniques (ie. some people keep formal rules on capitalization / punctuation, some poets don't!) this helps out with tackling some of those more subjective elements.

    If you want to chat any more about reviewing or have any tips / tricks you'd love to share with me, please let me know, I'm always happy to chat about reviewing. And keep up the great work, I hope you continue on your road of reviewing, it's one of the best ways to contribute to the site and truly make a difference for authors while improving your own techniques too.

    all the best,

    Review Buddy

  • IcyFlame
    Dec 8, 2022

    Congrats on your first review star! If you want your stars to show up, be sure to change your avatar to something :)

  • Hey there! A belated welcome to YWS, I just reviewed one of your poems and really enjoyed it! I hope you like the site! :)


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    Welcome to YWS!

    We here on YWS are super happy to have you join us!! If you have any questions while you are navigating your way around the site, feel free to poke anyone with a bright green or dark green usernames! Those are the moderators of the site, and we're there to help with any question you may have ^^

    YWS has many awesome things to be a part of! We have a large writing presence dedicated to community improvement through our unique reviewing system, a large poetry presence, and a dedicated roleplay community, and that's just the tip of everything the site has to offer!

    To help you get started, why not go to the Welcome Mat and introduce yourself!

    Hope to see you around, and welcome once again c:

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