Yo, Editors!

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Yo, Editors!

PassionCpl PassionCpl
Quote:
Originally posted by SMichelle
The thing is, new editors were only just added to this rotation. In fact, I think that everyone who had volunteered to help out has been added. So, they're already trying that.

People are just writing more reviews than they used to, due to ...
How many reviews do we have in the task market right now, out of curiosity? Has anyone counted?

There's about 250 there right now including some problem ones. I think during the middle of last week the backlog was 220.

EDIT: Beaten to the punch!
06/16/2013
MrWill MrWill
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
It's still around 240, but that is including a few that have been tagged as non-publishable.
And there are several more that will be unpublishable in that whole group too. I feel we should all be checking the bottom of reviews first for notes from previous editors!
06/16/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionCpl
How many reviews do we have in the task market right now, out of curiosity? Has anyone counted?

There's about 250 there right now including some problem ones. I think during the middle of last week the backlog was 220.

EDIT: Beaten ...
06/16/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
Quote:
Originally posted by MrWill
And there are several more that will be unpublishable in that whole group too. I feel we should all be checking the bottom of reviews first for notes from previous editors!
Definitely! That should be the first thing an editor does after opening a review. Check the title to see if there is a "Do not publish," then scroll down to see if there are any notes from other editors.
06/16/2013
SMichelle SMichelle
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
Definitely! That should be the first thing an editor does after opening a review. Check the title to see if there is a "Do not publish," then scroll down to see if there are any notes from other editors.
Now, there are situations were I have seen editors leave comments, stating that they did not publish the review because they found it to be too much work. Perhaps, for instance, the information on material was accidentally pasted into the section on design, or something like that. Do you all still avoid publishing those reviews? I saw one like this the other night, and I simply left it was I was not sure what to do -- but a part of me was very tempted to e-mail the author and ask them to either move the information into the proper spots, or to ask their permission to move the information for them.
06/16/2013
PassionCpl PassionCpl
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
Definitely! That should be the first thing an editor does after opening a review. Check the title to see if there is a "Do not publish," then scroll down to see if there are any notes from other editors.
It's 'defiantly' the first thing I check for (sorry, I'm just seeing a lot of that in place of 'definitely' lately)

But as Ms N herself has said (and I totally agree) there is a certain type of reviewer who just wants the points and has no interest in improving their reviews. I've returned a few over the last couple of weeks that just get no reply and no attempt to improve/add to what was submitted in the first place.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I still don't think problems like that will change until reviewers get their 1000 points AFTER reviews have been edited and published.
06/16/2013
SMichelle SMichelle
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionCpl
It's 'defiantly' the first thing I check for (sorry, I'm just seeing a lot of that in place of 'definitely' lately)

But as Ms N herself has said (and I totally agree) there is a certain type of reviewer who just wants ...
PassionCpl, I agree with this. As much as people hate waiting to get their points, I do think that it ought to be set up like SexIs is, with writers not getting their points until the reviews have been live on the site for 5 days.
06/16/2013
PassionCpl PassionCpl
Quote:
Originally posted by SMichelle
PassionCpl, I agree with this. As much as people hate waiting to get their points, I do think that it ought to be set up like SexIs is, with writers not getting their points until the reviews have been live on the site for 5 days.
Excellent point - if it can be done there, then why not with product reviews? It doesn't even have to be across the board - maybe the instant points can be reserved for a 5.5 rank and above to tie in with self-editing.

It might not be perfect, but it would certainly help to keep a lower-ranking reviewer interested enough to keep fine-tuning their reviews.
06/16/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
Quote:
Originally posted by SMichelle
Now, there are situations were I have seen editors leave comments, stating that they did not publish the review because they found it to be too much work. Perhaps, for instance, the information on material was accidentally pasted into the section on ...
In that case, I would look to see why it was felt to be too much work.

If it was a simple case of copy/paste into a section where it shouldn't be in an extended review, and the relevant information was also there, then I would probably delete the extra and publish. If, on the other hand, the same information was copy/pasted in a review just to give it enough words to be published (I have seen this), or in multiple places where it shouldn't be (seen this too), then I would not publish it.

If it is sent on to the admin (in this case, Stormy), they will talk to the reviewer if they feel it is a salvageable situation, and not a case of someone being after points. Otherwise, we risk sending it back to the reviewer, and it just staying there, taking up space in the TM because the person never comes back to fix it. We have a few of those in the TM right now.
06/16/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionCpl
Excellent point - if it can be done there, then why not with product reviews? It doesn't even have to be across the board - maybe the instant points can be reserved for a 5.5 rank and above to tie in with self-editing.

It might not be ...
Agreed. It would be a totally win-win situation all around...well, except for the points farmers.
06/16/2013
ImaGodiva ImaGodiva
Re: Submit to Administrator: Just a reminder to editors old and new, since I'm seeing mentions of sending reviews on to admin - the "Submit to Administrator" feature is not working. If you try to use it, it locks the review in the Pit of Doom and it can't be accessed. Instead, send a message to Stormy with the appropriate information (which I think is the review #, the author, and all the specific information you have about the reason for sending it to her, including sources if it's a plagiarism), and put a "Do Not Publish" note in the review title.

I think all reviews should be worth the same number of points. Which template was chosen by the reviewer is not a good predictor of the time and effort needed to proofread a given review, in my experience. If a reviewer gets 1000 points, my vote would be that roughly 1/3 of that is a reasonable number for the editor to receive, 325 or 350 points.

I have been surprised that the backlog hasn't cleared up more quickly, even with editors being added. As was previously mentioned, I think the daily volume must continue to be strong. Well, fellow editors, let's clear them up, and - Have fun stormin' da castle!
06/16/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
Quote:
Originally posted by ImaGodiva
Re: Submit to Administrator: Just a reminder to editors old and new, since I'm seeing mentions of sending reviews on to admin - the "Submit to Administrator" feature is not working. If you try to use it, it locks the review in the Pit ...
Absolutely, admin = PM Stormy. Thanks for the reminder.

Well, it seems the problem is that of the 21 people originally chosen by Sammi for this rotation, only 8 of us are working right now. I have seen 12 more whom Stormy has added, and that brings us back up to 20. 20 x 3 = 60. It would work, and we could finish the backlog in four days...if no one else posted any more reviews for the next four days.
06/16/2013
SMichelle SMichelle
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
Absolutely, admin = PM Stormy. Thanks for the reminder.

Well, it seems the problem is that of the 21 people originally chosen by Sammi for this rotation, only 8 of us are working right now. I have seen 12 more whom Stormy has added, and ...
Somehow I don't see the reviews settling down anytime soon! lol
06/16/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
Quote:
Originally posted by SMichelle
Somehow I don't see the reviews settling down anytime soon! lol
No, probably not...and we are back to square one.
06/16/2013
SMichelle SMichelle
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
No, probably not...and we are back to square one.
I know that Stormy said that the system would need to be changed a bit in order to enable us to edit more reviews, but I think that's probably what needs to happen here.
06/16/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
Quote:
Originally posted by SMichelle
I know that Stormy said that the system would need to be changed a bit in order to enable us to edit more reviews, but I think that's probably what needs to happen here.
Yes, let's talk to her tomorrow, if she does not see this post first.
06/16/2013
bog bog
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
I understand how tempting it may be to grab the most recent reviews from the Task Market (particularly the 400 point ones), but please try to remember to edit in a "first come, first served" fashion as much as possible. The goal is for ...
I'll try to stick more closely to the older reviews until we make a significant dent. We'll get there, fellow editors!
06/16/2013
bog bog
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionCpl
It's 'defiantly' the first thing I check for (sorry, I'm just seeing a lot of that in place of 'definitely' lately)

But as Ms N herself has said (and I totally agree) there is a certain type of reviewer who just wants ...
ROTFL @ "defiantly"



Nearly every review I've seen this week has this error.
06/16/2013
PassionCpl PassionCpl
Quote:
Originally posted by bog
ROTFL @ "defiantly"



Nearly every review I've seen this week has this error.
I didn't get a single one until ImaGodiva mentioned it to me. Now they're everywhere!
06/16/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
Quote:
Originally posted by bog
ROTFL @ "defiantly"



Nearly every review I've seen this week has this error.
agreed!
06/17/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
Wow, when I edited you were lucky to get your 3/day and had to catch them within minutes of submission or they got snatched up.
06/17/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
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Originally posted by Trysexual
Wow, when I edited you were lucky to get your 3/day and had to catch them within minutes of submission or they got snatched up.
Yeah, this is an odd situation to be in, for sure. My last rotation was like what you described; you had to be quick or get none.
06/17/2013
PassionCpl PassionCpl
Quote:
Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
Yeah, this is an odd situation to be in, for sure. My last rotation was like what you described; you had to be quick or get none.
It was like that until the 2000 points bonanza when everyone and his dog started writing reviews for disposable cock rings, Eden Wipes and bits of fluff they found in their pockets for an easy $20.
06/17/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionCpl
It was like that until the 2000 points bonanza when everyone and his dog started writing reviews for disposable cock rings, Eden Wipes and bits of fluff they found in their pockets for an easy $20.
Yeah, I know.
06/17/2013
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by SMichelle
I was one of the added editors this time. I e-mailed Stormy and volunteered, as I had experience with editing before. I woke up the next day to say that I had been added. I figured the reason I was added without having to complete the test review ...
Not everyone...
06/17/2013
Ansley Ansley
Ms.N - you've been amazing on this thread and thank you for starting it. I sent a little gift your way.


Testing: No, I did not have time to go through the test and get everyone set up in that regard, mainly because I couldn't afford to wait for people to return them to me and then score them as Ms.N guessed in an earlier comment.

The people who were chosen out of the volunteers are people I'm familiar with when it comes to their review skills and the comments they leave on the forum. I also know who was an editor and who wasn't in the previous rounds.

(There's not much going on around here that I don't know about.)

I haven't decided how I'm going to deal with the next round of editors, I'm sure it will be very similar as to how Sammi did it.
06/17/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
Thats a huge number. Mine always seems to get edited quickly.
06/17/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Ms.N - you've been amazing on this thread and thank you for starting it. I sent a little gift your way.


Testing: No, I did not have time to go through the test and get everyone set up in that regard, mainly because I couldn't ...
So this round is just an oddity? Good to know.

Thanks for keeping us posted!
06/17/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
Yes, let's talk to her tomorrow, if she does not see this post first.
I agree...I'd love to be able to get more of these out of the way....and reduce this crazy backlog.
06/17/2013
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
I agree...I'd love to be able to get more of these out of the way....and reduce this crazy backlog.
I'm wondering if I can't try something here...

Be back in like an hour or so and I'll expound on my cryptic message.
06/17/2013
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