Anyone NOT writing reviews during Review Amnesty Week

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Anyone NOT writing reviews during Review Amnesty Week

Apirka Apirka
I think that the Review Amnesty Week is a cool idea. Besides giving those with overdue assignments a bit of an extension, it gives the rest of us an incentive to clear out our assignment carts. Personally, I have so many purchases in there that would put me up to and over the milestone 100 reviews. While the double points is nice (as it always is), I have a feeling that I probably won't be writing any reviews this week (or very few) for a few reasons.

I've been offered my first two DR assignments and I also have a manufacturer sponsored one as well (though I haven't actually received the items yet, so there's no rush to write the reviews). As for the points - well, to be honest, being an editor this rotation quickly racks the points up, so I'm not hurting in that area.

But I think my biggest reason for not really wanting to write reviews this week is this - like the double points week back in February, there was such an avalanche of new reviews that it was hard to keep up with them, let alone read many of them. Personally, I like it when people actually read my reviews, and I hope they find them helpful. Rating and commenting is nice (but not entirely necessary), and I'd rather not write a review than have it get lost (and go unnoticed) in the masses of newly written reviews (and therefore not be really helpful to anyone).



So I'm interested in hearing everyone else's thoughts... are you joining in the review writing rush or are you stepping back for a bit? (Voting is private!)
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Hell YEA I'm writing as many as I can... bring on the DOUBLE POINTS!
29
No, I'm taking a break. Zzzzzz...
5
I'll be writing my normal amount of reviews, regardless of double points.
31
I don't write reviews and don't plan to.
5
I haven't written any reviews, but plan to some time.
6
Other
4
Clickie clickie click!
11
JUST GIMME MY POLL POINT!
13
LLama or pie? LLAMA PIE??!!
17
Total votes: 121 (77 voters)
Poll is closed
06/11/2012
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Apirka Apirka
LLAMA PIE

LLAMA PIE!!!
06/11/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
You have a good point. There are going to be tons of reviews this week...too many to see them all, unless you stay tied to the computer 24/7, which few of us do. My reviews generally take me about 4 hours to do, so I am not planning to tire myself out trying to do massive amounts of reviews. If I get some in, good. If I don't, that is fine too.

I will say that as far as the proofreading program goes, I had my three reviews for the day finished by 10:00 this morning (and I woke up around 8:30). At this moment, there are 11 reviews waiting in the task market to be edited. I am hoping several someones get in there to take care of the backlog. More will be coming in tomorrow!
06/11/2012
Harpina is gone Harpina is gone
I haven't written any reviews and I'm not too sure if I plan to in the future or not. Mostly because I never know what to say about a product and feel that others do a better job than I could/would.

And LLAMA PIE! HAHAHA! That picture is too funny...and kinda scary.
06/11/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
Quote:
Originally posted by Apirka


LLAMA PIE!!!
This is disturbing
06/11/2012
Khanner Khanner
I don't have any toys left to review right now and it's not the best time to buy for me. Oh well.

I don't know if your reviews would "get lost." It may have less of an initial impact, but people will be reading the reviews when they're looking at that product page from then on.
06/11/2012
gloomybear gloomybear
i literaly have pretaken picture for some reviews so i need to do some reveiws lol
06/11/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by Apirka


LLAMA PIE!!!
I have no plans on writting any Reviews.

BUT, I plan to making a PECAN PIE this week!!!

06/11/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
that's actually a good point about there being so many reviews, I didn't think of that!
06/11/2012
Kitka Kitka
You do have a great point but I can't help it, I love double points times. I'll probably only write two reviews or so a day this week just to get my assignment cart cleared out of the things I've been putting off reviewing out of sheer laziness. Double points times really motivate me to get working on my piling up reviews so I'm not too worried about my reviews getting lost. They'll be there for anyone wants to read them.

Btw, llama pie is kinda scary, just saying
06/11/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
Llama pie! I don't write reviews, and don't plan to.
06/11/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by Apirka
I think that the Review Amnesty Week is a cool idea. Besides giving those with overdue assignments a bit of an extension, it gives the rest of us an incentive to clear out our assignment carts. Personally, I have so many purchases in there that ...
I agree with your comment where you said, "But I think my biggest reason for not really wanting to write reviews this week is this - like the double points week back in February, there was such an avalanche of new reviews that it was hard to keep up with them, let alone read many of them. Personally, I like it when people actually read my reviews, and I hope they find them helpful. Rating and commenting is nice (but not entirely necessary), and I'd rather not write a review than have it get lost (and go unnoticed) in the masses of newly written reviews (and therefore not be really helpful to anyone)."

I made this point in the original thread which announced the DOUBLE POINT REVIEW EVENT!!
06/11/2012
Apirka Apirka
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
You have a good point. There are going to be tons of reviews this week...too many to see them all, unless you stay tied to the computer 24/7, which few of us do. My reviews generally take me about 4 hours to do, so I am not planning to tire myself ...
Exactly, Ms. N! I generally take about 2 hours to write a review - taking photos; measuring and remeasuring; if it's a toy, I turn it on and recheck sound, strength, patterns, etc; checking ingredient lists; reading other reviews to make sure I didn't forget anything; then onto proofreading, proofreading again after it's published... it just takes so much work trying not to forget anything vital or helpful and making sure I write as good as a review as I can that I'm not going to kill myself trying to get in more than I actually can do at a time without letting the quality of the review slip.

Though, to be honest, I can be attached to this site 24/7. I don't have a "regular 9 to 5" job as others do. I care for my cousin's three year old for 10 hours a day. So while she's watching her cartoons or playing, I can pop on here anytime I want, for however long I want (and I can be on here all day sometimes). But I'm usually shopping, so it's not entirely productive.

And I can't believe the Task Market! I've never seen that many reviews in there (especially on a Monday!). I had my three in in less than 30 minutes today. Usually, if I get that many at all, it's not till later at night. I do hope it gets "cleaned" up!
06/11/2012
Apirka Apirka
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
I have no plans on writting any Reviews.

BUT, I plan to making a PECAN PIE this week!!!

PECAN PIE! *drool*
Can I have some?
06/11/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
I'll see... ^^
06/11/2012
Apirka Apirka
Quote:
Originally posted by Kitka
You do have a great point but I can't help it, I love double points times. I'll probably only write two reviews or so a day this week just to get my assignment cart cleared out of the things I've been putting off reviewing out of sheer ...
I do love double points (more so when it's on everything ) and I was hoping it might motivate me to clear out my cart. I have TONS of purchases in there (and I just received an order today) and I'd eventually like to get them done so I can reach 100 reviews. I really had planned on writing a bunch this week, but now I feel like I just want to hang back a bit.


Hahaha, yeah, llama pie is kind of scary! I found another pic of an actual pie with a llama cut into the crust on Google images... but the full size wouldn't load so I could get the link to post it.
06/11/2012
Apirka Apirka
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
I agree with your comment where you said, "But I think my biggest reason for not really wanting to write reviews this week is this - like the double points week back in February, there was such an avalanche of new reviews that it was hard to ...
That IS a really good point (on both our ends )! Sometimes it also seems that with so many reviews being written (and people writing as many as they can as quickly as they can), that the quality of the review slips. While I don't claim to write the best reviews ever, I do like to write the best that I can... if I was rushing to get out tons of them, I don't think I'd write very good ones.
06/11/2012
Apirka Apirka
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
This is disturbing
I STILL can't get the llama pie crust pic to load! So here is llama and EVIL llama. Mwahahahaha!

llama and evil llama
06/11/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
Quote:
Originally posted by Apirka
Exactly, Ms. N! I generally take about 2 hours to write a review - taking photos; measuring and remeasuring; if it's a toy, I turn it on and recheck sound, strength, patterns, etc; checking ingredient lists; reading other reviews to make sure I ...
The most I have ever seen at once, prior to today, was six. I did ask someone if we might need an increase in the number we can edit in a day, but they think it will work itself out.

I was almost wanting to make a check in post for the editors, just to say, "Hey, I have finished my three for the day. It's your turn. Go! Go!" I am really not sure how many editors there are. I think you and I have been the busiest this time.
06/11/2012
Antipova Antipova
So many good llamas in this thread.

I will be doing the reviews I already had "scheduled" to do---that is, the ones I've got assignments on right now---but probably won't do any extra beyond that this week, since they won't get seen!
06/11/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
Quote:
Originally posted by Apirka
I STILL can't get the llama pie crust pic to load! So here is llama and EVIL llama. Mwahahahaha!

*lol* Apirka, I love you, but you are insane!
06/11/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
I'm writing reviews, but not because of double points. Yes, the double points is a good motivator, but I want to get myself to 100 reviews. And I have a lot of assignments due.. I want to get all of the reviews done before I go on vacation.
06/11/2012
Dixiemomma Dixiemomma
i've got several reviews due that i'll be writing ... the double points are just a nice bonus hehe
06/11/2012
indiglo indiglo
I certainly am not planning on rushing to write some hasty new ones. But honestly, I've had 5 on my computer in various stages of being finished, and this is really going to help me get motivated to get them done. They are all so close to being finished, they just needed those last finishing touches.

I also have a DR that's due by the Monday after double points week anyway, so I'll need to have that finished one way or the other.

I agree though - I am concerned that some folks may just throw something together hastily to get extra points. But really, even double points only makes them worth $1, so it isn't like some huge raise. And, if people write poor reviews, they will be rated thusly, so I guess we don't really have to worry about that anyway!
06/11/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
There are currently 13 reviews that need to be edited in the Task Market.


Oh, I checked the ones that I edited this morning before 10:00 AM...two of them have not had a single vote! I am sure they were off of page 6 on the community page within a few hours of being posted.
06/11/2012
Rossie Rossie
I've had a tiring week running around with my visiting relatives, and am planning to relax a little after sending them to the airport this afternoon, I'm going to take a nice break; no reviews from me.
06/11/2012
petite-n-sweet petite-n-sweet
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
There are currently 13 reviews that need to be edited in the Task Market.


Oh, I checked the ones that I edited this morning before 10:00 AM...two of them have not had a single vote! I am sure they were off of page 6 on the community page ...
Yeah that is what I was wondering about too. I maxed out on my daily editing quota at 10am also. It's killing me to see all those reviews waiting to be edited. It's not even about the points either, its just the sheer joy of killing a queue. Oh well, I have a feeling there will be more waiting in the morning
06/11/2012
SexyStuff SexyStuff
Nothing like hot'n'fresh points to motivate me.
06/12/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
I wrote so many reviews i'm getting a bit tired of it. But i will have at least 2 more up by the end of the week.
06/12/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
Ya, I was actually thinking if this when they announced it. I've been watching the review page all day and it's been crazy! A lot of reviews have hardly been looked out. I have thought that people won't read my reviews, but in the long run they will get looked at eventually from the product page. I will probably go ahead and publish the ones I have done. I was going to anyway
06/12/2012
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