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Jodi Nicole Prince Jodi Nicole Prince
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I was wondering if anyone else is having problems when they submit a review. I have submitted 3 reviews so far and its been over a week and have not received anything about them being published or needing redone or anything. I put in a trouble ticket to ask about them and still have not received anything about it either...can anyone help me out?
Mar 20, 9:51 am
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Fred Petrenko Fred Petrenko
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Originally posted by Jodi Nicole Prince
I was wondering if anyone else is having problems when they submit a review. I have submitted 3 reviews so far and its been over a week and have not received anything about them being published or needing redone or anything. I put in a trouble ticket ...
We are working on editing and publication. There is a backlog. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Mar 20, 11:04 am
BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
One of your reviews is published here
You can view your published reviews on your main contributor page under the section that says “Reviews and Articles".
Mar 20, 11:19 am
Jodi Nicole Prince Jodi Nicole Prince
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Originally posted by BlackOrchid
One of your reviews is published here
You can view your published reviews on your main contributor page under the section that says “Reviews and Articles".
I knew one of my reviews had been published but I put in 3 all the same day and I couldn't figure out why the other 2 hasn't been touched.
Mar 20, 1:41 pm
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Jodi Nicole Prince
I was wondering if anyone else is having problems when they submit a review. I have submitted 3 reviews so far and its been over a week and have not received anything about them being published or needing redone or anything. I put in a trouble ticket ...
Hey Jodi Prince,

There is a backlog as Fred (the owner) said and only a few people editing (plus editors may only do a few maximum per day and we are volunteers). I know that you're new so I wanted to mention some things you may not yet know about how things work here. There were some changes made in June that resulted in lots of people leaving and so there were not many editors left. That resulted in a backlog of reviews as they were being submitted, but they couldn't be kept up with. As people come and go and editors burn out, the backlog can vary from a few days to a few weeks. We try to have reviews published within two weeks, but currently we are behind on that.

What's odd is that I see you are currently (right this minute) listed as reviews 39 and 40 in the list. We editors are supposed to take review in the order in which they were submitted. Barring any difficulties with the edit, they get published in that order. What perplexes me is that one of yours was published, but by an administrator which is why you don't see an editor under your review, but you are required to have one due to your rank. When an administrator published a review, nothing shows up to let you know, but as an editor myself, I know that is what happened.I just don't know why. I can speculate that an administrator chose to publish your one review, for some reason, but left the others to be done through regular channels. We are currently just two people editing regularly (that I know of) and we are unable to do it every day at the maximum rate because we have other time commitments or health issues -- so it's slow going right now. Rest assured your other reviews will be done as soon as we can.

I also wanted to explain that editors are not really what you would expect, but rather we are proof readers and other members of the site. We check for plagiarism, spelling, grammar, punctuation and facts. However, we do not help re-write, or give advice on your review. Those tasks traditionally thought of as editing are for mentors (who are also members of the site) and you can sign up as a student to learn how to improve your reviews. They also act as a resource for you about Eden (answering any questions you have about anything, not just reviews). When you sign up for the mentor program, your mentor will see your reviews before they are published and work with you on them. After they approve your review, it's sent to be edited (in other words looked over) and published. If you bought the item from Eden, you will then receive points for the review (if not bought here, you won't get points, but the review will still benefit your rank).

Some editors may help above and beyond their requirements, but they are not the ones to improve a review or make suggestions. They just make sure it's the cleaned up version, suitable to be published, that's all. Once a reviewer reaches a certain rank, then they no longer have to have their reviews edited and can publish it themself. I know many new people don't understand that and it can affect how they vote on an editors job. The ratings are for whether or not the review had correct punctuation, spelling, grammar and was not full of factual errors. If that is the case, then the editor did an "excellent" job. One error or some questionable areas, then the editor did a "good" job. And if there are two or more obvious errors, they did a "poor" job.

I know you didn't ask for all that info, but I hope it was helpful nonetheless.
Mar 20, 7:46 pm
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Jodi Nicole Prince
I knew one of my reviews had been published but I put in 3 all the same day and I couldn't figure out why the other 2 hasn't been touched.
I edited my answer above to include this answer to this question, too It's a good question and I would have wondered myself if I were you.
Mar 20, 8:10 pm
Jodi Nicole Prince Jodi Nicole Prince
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
I edited my answer above to include this answer to this question, too It's a good question and I would have wondered myself if I were you.
Thanks for all the information, that did help me and answer a few questions I had. I was just trying to make sure I didn't mess anything up and do to many reviews at one time or anything that was wrong. I am trying to get all my reviews done that way I can become more advanced and help out other memebers. Thank you for all your help.
Mar 21, 5:48 pm
edeneve edeneve
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Originally posted by Jodi Nicole Prince
Thanks for all the information, that did help me and answer a few questions I had. I was just trying to make sure I didn't mess anything up and do to many reviews at one time or anything that was wrong. I am trying to get all my reviews done that ...
if you have any questions, feel free to send me a message. I'll be happy to help you out.
Mar 21, 5:56 pm
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Jodi Nicole Prince
Thanks for all the information, that did help me and answer a few questions I had. I was just trying to make sure I didn't mess anything up and do to many reviews at one time or anything that was wrong. I am trying to get all my reviews done that ...
You're welcome! You submitted everything just fine and they are waiting to be edited. As long as the system allows you to submit reviews, you may. (I do not know if they have set a limit for how many you may submit in 24 hrs, but there may well be one.) However, in order to gain points for the reviews, you need to have bought the item at Eden and you may only do a maximum of 1 review per day if you want the 500 points for it. Let's say you bought 4 items from Eden and you wrote reviews for all of them. If you submitted all 4 reviews on the same day, you would only be able to get point rewards for 1 of them and the rest would just be published, but not gain you points. Now, if you waited until the next day and submitted 1 more, that would get you points for that day. This is why some people prefer to only submit the maximum allowed per day and space them out over days to get their points for them.

Here's another tip that I can give you based on observation: As tempting as it may be to submit all your reviews in a row, it may not be the best way for you, regardless of the points situation. I know that often people will vote and rate your first published review, but when they see more and more in a row, all by you, they tend to read fewer and fewer of yours and rate them. I think it may be because they want some variety, I don't know. All I know is it's something I have noticed in the past (not 100% all the time, bu often enough) and I just wanted to mention it. Of course, there is absolutely nothing wrong with submitting them all together; you can do it until the system says you can't. I just wanted to mention it in case it helps give you an edge. Another reason to wait in between submitting reviews is to wait and see about feedback on your reviews. You will perhaps want to perfect your next reviews, incorporating any constructive criticism.

The more people vote on your reviews, the faster you can get to a higher rank! Also, if you apply for advanced reviewer status (after publishing your first 3 reviews), you want people to have voted on your reviews, so when they check you out to see if they should be one of the 5 votes you need to become advanced (within 2 weeks you need to get 5 votes to advance, otherwise you have to publish 3 more reviews before you can re-apply), they will be more likely to vote for you.

One more tip and this is the most important of all my tips: Please read several of the highly rated reviews for the items you have and want to review (or for other items if you don't want to be influenced too much before writing). Nothing can tell you as quickly as that can exactly what people are looking for in an extremely useful review. I know when I first came, I was used to Amazon style reviews which are all over the place and the reviews on other sex toy sites which were usually brief and not helpful. Once I started reading the better reviews here, I was blown away and it was also much easier to see what people were looking for and why they rated the way they did. If you do nothing else, please just read a few reviews from js250, Edeneve, Rossie, charmedtomeetyou, Mwar or ArchVixen (to name a few of the excellent reviewers. Of course, you can read mine, too, LOL!). All have different styles, too, so don't think you are expected to fit a certain mold. What people want to know can be written in any style you like, just as long as the info is included.

Sorry if all that info is a bit jumbled, I have a migraine coming on (again, ) and it's getting harder to think. Remember, you can ask me anything, publicly or privately, or you can contact any other member, such as Edeneve who offered her services just above this comment. You will find most people on here are very friendly and willing to help, even if you contact them and they don't know you!
Mar 21, 8:43 pm
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