cerealsariel

cerealsariel

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    1. Re: Experimental New Voting System; A Glance toward Royalroad Homepage

      The big problem with a hidden gems list is that it relies on people choosing the hidden gems.  Wattpad does something like this using editor picks, which are often controversial, and with those the people (...)


    2. Re: My third 0.5 in a row in a span of 2 wks

      Is that so? Then what's wrong with a like and dislike system? The current system takes into account more than that though.  My point is that you need a balance.  Reviews are great at giving a single (...)


    3. Re: My third 0.5 in a row in a span of 2 wks

      Instead of removing anonymous reviews or forcing people to write one, perhaps the site should create a system to encourage readers to leave thoughtful reviews. Yes.  See my other posts with ideas for (...)


    4. Re: My third 0.5 in a row in a span of 2 wks

      I could use Netflix as another example. Had they not moved into focusing on Netflix original content they would be dead and gone by now. Netflix is only producing content because they had viewers.  You (...)


    5. Re: My third 0.5 in a row in a span of 2 wks

      There's already an upvote/downvote system for the reviews but except for the visibility of the review, it doesn't affect the reviewer personally. Since it's possible to track review swaps, then a system (...)


    6. Re: My third 0.5 in a row in a span of 2 wks

      I wasn't suggesting eliminating the current review system, just the anonymous rating. Forgive me, but I don't really see the value in removing anonymity.  Cutting out the anonymous system does force people (...)


    7. Re: My third 0.5 in a row in a span of 2 wks

      More to Zogarth's point, while a binary rating system kind of fucks up the math, the relative harm to the author that a 0.5 star rating does vs. a thumbs down justifies the use of the simpler system.  (...)


    8. Re: My third 0.5 in a row in a span of 2 wks

      But an unexplained 0.5 isn't really a criticism, is it? The obvious corollary to this is that an unexplained 5.0 isn't really praise, is it?  Should we delete these as well?  I imagine that removing (...)


    9. Re: My third 0.5 in a row in a span of 2 wks

      Why would I, or should I, just accept it? If someone goes "your story sucks" route, I don't think that falls under the category of a fair review and can be removed on the grounds of breaking the rules. (...)


    10. Re: Low View Count

      I write one of these stories.  It's been ongoing for almost 3 years, 250k words, with infrequent updates and I get about 50-100 views per chapter that will slowly climb into the mid hundreds over a long (...)


    11. Re: What are some issues/lackings/annoying tropes/overdone cliches/etc. in super hero fiction?

      Since the 90s there's been a trend of deconstructing the genre where authors try to envision the consequences of having powers on society as a whole.  I hate this trope.  It always leads to plotlines where (...)


    12. Re: How do we bring in more female/other readers to RR?

      Let me play devil's advocate here.  Is the male to female ratio an actual issue?  Don't get me wrong, the moment the site starts acting against anyone of any gender, I'm going to be one of the (...)


    13. Re: How do we bring in more female/other readers to RR?

      I like this idea, and I nominate Zethuron and Sereminar to be the initial curators. Case in point for how important this could be: on Tapas.io, a site that is a lot bigger than Royal Road overall (...)


    14. Re: How do we bring in more female/other readers to RR?

      The best solution is the one that others have mentioned before, a sort of editor's picks type mini-list with a few stories each week that highlight things outside the typically popular.  RR is generally (...)


    15. Re: Realism in Fiction

      Better question: What is your story about?   If you are writing a hard hitting science fiction novel that tries to confront some dystopian possible future then you damn well better be realistic because (...)


    16. Re: What's your favorite under-represented genre?

      For the superhero story i agree, but I've seen some story that take place in an original superhero universe but does not really focus on the superhero part. Still qualifies as superhero stories, but (...)


    17. Re: The Huddlers Challenge You! ( Short Story competition )

      Here is my submission. I noticed it's already in the OP, but it also says to post the link so this is just due diligence.


    18. Re: The Huddlers Challenge You! ( Short Story competition )

      I'd like to join as well if it's still possible to enter submissions.  


    19. Re: Female protagonist

      To be fair, the entire romance plotline in the Little Mermaid is built on misunderstanding, you know with Ariel being mute and Eric not knowing what she's saying... In general though, I think its alright (...)