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Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:25 pm
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Nate says...

So, how do you feel about the reviews you get at YWS? Do you feel like you get too many, not enough, or roughly the right amount? And even though it's not in the poll, do you feel like those reviews you get are good reviews? Why or why not?
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Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:41 pm
Trident says...

I feel like I get about the right amount. Of course, it would be nice to get more reviews, but beggars can't be choosers. I definitely give more reviews than post my work, and that's the way it should be. Sadly, it's not always.
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Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:22 pm
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Firestarter says...

I feel like I get the right amount, but sometimes I get more than I probably deserve! One problem I have is people tend not to critique my work very harshly (don't know why) so I end up with lots of critiques about typos and slight grammar mistakes. Sometimes I wish I'd receive more critiques of the character/plot, but I suppose I should do that myself! So I can't complain, because I don't critique enough.
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Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:51 pm
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Cassandra says...

I haven't posted much of my work here, mostly because a lot of it is crap/isn't finished, but the stuff I have posted I've gotten some good reviews on. Of course, there are always the one-sentence "crits" that are left all over the place; sometimes those are more annoying than no critiques at all. But I'm for the most part happy with the reviews I get.
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Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:58 pm
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Roaming Shadow says...

I don't get as many as I would like, but I also don't review a great deal, so I really can't complain. So I won't. "Give and you shall recieve", as it were.
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Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:10 am
bubblewrapped says...

I dont get nearly as many reviews as I should like. But I can be kind of slack at giving them (I've just started to give more lately thanks to Crazy Review Week) so I cant really complain. And I hardly ever post my work anyway. Those reviews that I do receive are usually helpful though :)
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Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:16 am
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Sam says...

I ususally get as many as I need- of course, like everyone said, it'd be nice to get more, but least I've got a few. :D
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Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:10 am
Griffinkeeper says...

Most of the time I get a very detailed review (mostly by Snoink) so while I don't get many, the few I do get are thorough.

I really should post more of my work.

Which means I really should write more.

Go figure.
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Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:02 am
Myth says...

I get the right amount, I critique and get reviews in return.
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Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:17 am
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Shine says...

I get the right amount but I wish I could get more.

And I know that I should post more of my works.
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Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:25 pm
Emerson says...

I've only posted one thing, and was overwhelmed with critiques. Probably because I'm really slow to edit.

I critique a lot more than I ever post my own work, so I think if I were to post something again I would probably get a good amount/enough critiques to satisfy me. I don't like getting too many, at least not at first, I feel overwhelmed to edit, and then don't...

And now I'm going to watch for those who say they don't get enough so I can critique them :-) (unless you write poetry, in that case, don't expect much from me!!)
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Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:31 pm
-KayJuran- says...

Well, I don't mind so much about not getting loads as long as they're constructive. Getting ones that only say "This is good/bad" is worse than getting none at all.

I feel I get about the right amount, but if I particularly want a review on something I've written, I can always ask someone, or offer a trade. T'is fun. :)
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Shafter says...

I've gotten several reviews of my novel, but it never seems to be enough! ;) I love editing, especially when the critiquer can give me an insight I never got before. So... I'm not complaining, but I would love to get more reviews of any kind!
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Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:38 pm
Poor Imp says...

I think I've got quite enough, in most respects. You can't but want more - usually. There always seems to be something, more detail you'd like to hear, pro or con.

But I've gotten plenty. ^_^
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Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:47 am
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Broken Wings says...

I think I get the right amount of reviews, all wonderful. Everyone keeps their suggestions nice, and very understandable.

Basically, I love all the guys here at YWS! xD

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