Plea for Editors

Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
We have a large backlog of reviews waiting to be edited! Please, even if you can only do one every once in a while, would you consider helping out? I feel badly for all those reviewers awaiting publishing and through no fault of their own, they aren't getting published.

PS, As it stands, editors can do two review edits a day for points (not gift cards like mentors receive) and we can also do an additional edit, but not for points.
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pixelationnation pixelationnation
I'm definitely going to sign up for editor once my rank is high enough.

...Sadly I have to wait for my reviews to be posted for my rank to climb enough, haha.

Thanks for all your hard work, editors!
Feb 18, 7:03 pm
BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
While I initially had no interest in editing, I applied today so I can help out if/when approved.
Feb 19, 7:59 am
Oriental husband and wife Oriental husband and wife
I know for a fact, I am not qualified. OH
Feb 19, 6:45 pm
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Oriental husband and wife
I know for a fact, I am not qualified. OH
LOL, that's okay, not everyone is cut out for it and that's just fine. You can stick to writing good reviews!

Thanks BlackOrchid! I don't know if they are approving new editors, but I am delighted to have some interest in helping! I don't know where all the currently approved editors are, but I wanted to ask if some could please help out.

pixelationnation, I have to take the reviews in the order they were posted to the task market, and we are backed up since I can only do three a day total (only get points for two). I can't do them every day because of my health, so unfortunately, they are just sitting there. So I am sorry yours haven't been done yet! That's why I asked any of the approved editors to please help because people can't get their points until they are published. I only know a few of the people who are approved, but not the whole list, so I thought to just post a discussion since I can't contact everyone individually.
Feb 19, 9:57 pm
js250 js250
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
LOL, that's okay, not everyone is cut out for it and that's just fine. You can stick to writing good reviews!

Thanks BlackOrchid! I don't know if they are approving new editors, but I am delighted to have some interest in ... More
I would help if I could, but since there are no admin. for the site am not sure if an application would even be considered. If you think it may I will try though.

Glad to see you are still on here! I am so sorry about the health issues!!! I just recently conquered my devil for the time being...only time will tell--of course. I pray you will feel immensely better and can regain your health back ASAP!! Hugs and sincere concern! You are a great friend and really helped me through many hard times!
Feb 19, 10:41 pm
Pete's Princess Pete's Princess
I would be glad to help during backlogs but since I am a mentor would not want to do it on a regular basis. Do you know how to apply or who to contact now that Stormy is gone?

Too bad it it just for points because I have more than I can use now, but I like to read reviews so would be glad to help.
Feb 20, 10:02 am
Lvstoplay Lvstoplay
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
We have a large backlog of reviews waiting to be edited! Please, even if you can only do one every once in a while, would you consider helping out? I feel badly for all those reviewers awaiting publishing and through no fault of their own, they ... More
I would love to help, but my rating is only 4.9. If you can make an exception I'll gladly help you out, otherwise I'll apply as soon as I am allowed to.
Feb 20, 11:46 am
stlouisxxx stlouisxxx
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
We have a large backlog of reviews waiting to be edited! Please, even if you can only do one every once in a while, would you consider helping out? I feel badly for all those reviewers awaiting publishing and through no fault of their own, they ... More
I'll review some items, but I can't find the link to request being a reviewer, can someone shed some light on where it is.
Feb 20, 11:58 am
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
We have a large backlog of reviews waiting to be edited! Please, even if you can only do one every once in a while, would you consider helping out? I feel badly for all those reviewers awaiting publishing and through no fault of their own, they ... More
I need to get back on this! I was trying so hard before to get reviews out as quickly as I could, but I was finding that multiple editors were viewing the same reviews and all had the same unresolved issues.

So, what's the thing to do if you see that multiple editors have commented on someone's review to have things fixed and they are not?
Feb 20, 12:00 pm
stlouisxxx stlouisxxx
This link should direct you to apply for an editor position.
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Feb 20, 12:25 pm
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
Actually, I'm encountering a problem.

Apparently I took on a task a few weeks ago?? I didn't realize this. But every time I try to click on "proofread" it takes me to the list of my OWN assignments... uhm... what?

Should I submit a support ticket for this? I feel TERRIBLE because this review that was apparently on lock by ME was written on January 12th.
Feb 20, 12:39 pm
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
We have a large backlog of reviews waiting to be edited! Please, even if you can only do one every once in a while, would you consider helping out? I feel badly for all those reviewers awaiting publishing and through no fault of their own, they ... More
I'm on it.
Feb 20, 5:49 pm
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Thanks everyone for all the support!!! I should have titled my post better. I should have asked for current editors to help. I never thought about how it could be seen as a plea to get new editors and I am SO sorry for the confusion!! I am on new medication and it is messing up my brain, darn it (that part of why I have trouble doing the maximum edits per day, too )!

As it stands, no new editors are being approved, so I don't know if submitting an application will get it read by anyone. However, I hope that perhaps Ilya will see the response perhaps and think about letting new people edit. I think the problem may be that many who are currently editors are simply not here right now for whatever reason, are too busy, are just tired and burned out, or something.

@wrecklesswords, I would contact Ilya to ask what can be done about that glitch. I can answer the other question you had though from before, about what to do if there are many messages from other editors on the reviews. Usually, you will see many messages from mentors in that section. If the mentor is no longer is working with the student and they are no longer on the mentor list, go ahead and take the review. The other time you see it is when an editor has returned the review for reworking to the member. Once the member resubmits it, then the original editor continues to work on it. Here's the problem now, I have not seen anyone editing for a long time (I apologize if I missed some!), so my advice is to use your best judgement and if you think that editor is no longer active (feel free to ask me if you want to know), then go ahead and take it. It is NOT fair to the member to have their review in limbo for a long time while we wait to see if an editor is going to come back.

Now, I don't want to act like I am the authority on editing, because I am not; no one appointed me as the boss. However, I have been doing a lot of them until recently and I am happy to answer any questions. Chances are, I know the answer.

OMG! Thank you Pete's Princess and charmedtomeetyou, for offering to help when you are already mentoring! That's really above and beyond anything I would have expected and you made my day along with the people offering to edit for the first time!!

If I hear anything about them accepting submissions for editing, I will let everyone know by posting and announcement, even if they post their own, just to get the message out (I'll put it here, too, so if you set your alerts for this thread, you will get an email that tells you without having to comb the forum daily).

Again, thanks for all the offers to edit and maybe they will accept them, I don't know, but it's worth a shot. In the meantime, I do what you can do to help and that's to read those reviews that do get published, if you can. And please, vote on them and comment or ask questions, it really will help the site, thanks!

PLEASE consider voting on the editing job, too. Remember we are merely proof reading for plagiarism, spelling, grammar, punctuation and factual errors; we don't help make it a better review, that would be for a mentor. So please, don't vote down an editor because a review is sub par, just vote on if the spelling, grammar & punctuation are clean, thanks!!

PS, Current editors: DO NOT ever use the "send to administrator" button! It is a glitch that sends the review into a black hole forever! Instead, if you have a review that needs to be sent back to the reviewer, please leave it in the task market and edit the title to add at the end of it that it needs to be be returned. Hopefully Ilya can then do that for us. If you see one like that, don't touch it and just do the next available review, thanks!!


Sheesh, sorry for the novel, you guys!
Feb 20, 6:33 pm
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