Yo, Editors!

charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
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Originally posted by Ansley
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.
oo...intrigue.....I love a mystery
06/17/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
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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 ... More
Aw, thanks, Stormy. Just doing my job and trying to make sure people are not waiting *too* long for their reviews to be published.
06/17/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Ms. N
Aw, thanks, Stormy. Just doing my job and trying to make sure people are not waiting *too* long for their reviews to be published.
You're quite welcome.
06/17/2013
Ansley Ansley
Soooooooo GUESS WHAT I CAN DO?!


Hehehe

Some light bulbs start out dim...okay, anyway enough (I'm very playful today for some reason), I wasn't sure if I published reviews from the admin if they would automatically remove them from the task market but lo and behold IT DOES. I'll try to get as many as I can done today.

If it's not up to snuff, it's not going to be published and is most likely plagiarized or point farming (just thought I'd share my attack plan).
06/17/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
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Originally posted by Ansley
Soooooooo GUESS WHAT I CAN DO?!


Hehehe

Some light bulbs start out dim...okay, anyway enough (I'm very playful today for some reason), I wasn't sure if I published reviews from the admin if they would automatically remove ... More
That never occurred to me. Don't wear yourself out, Stormy!
06/17/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
Bump! Please edit the week old reviews before today's reviews as much as possible!
06/17/2013
This Is For The Birds This Is For The Birds
I am a new editor brought in to help with the backlog. While I have read all the links provided to us editors in our dashboard, I still have a question. Maybe it was answered in one of those links and I just didn't understand it clearly.

Yesterday being my first day I ran into a few reviews that had maybe two or three sentences in each of the mandatory categories in the extended review template. Some even had two or three sentences in the optional categories. While these sentences were somewhat relevant to the product I was still unsure about what to do with them. Since I am new, I released them back into the task market, figuring an older editor would come along and know how to handle them.

Should I have of went ahead and published these reviews or should I have sent them back with a note stating more information needed to be provided or something.? Or should I push it to an administrator to look over?
06/18/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
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Originally posted by This Is For The Birds
I am a new editor brought in to help with the backlog. While I have read all the links provided to us editors in our dashboard, I still have a question. Maybe it was answered in one of those links and I just didn't understand it ... More
An editor's job is to check for plagiarism, edit what is there, make sure that the product written about is the product that is supposed to be reviewed, that sort of thing. If the review is low quality, that is going to be decided by the votes it gets, not by the editors.

That's why people need to join the mentor program - so they will know what to write in their reviews to make them useful to others.

So in answer to the question, edit, then publish. If you are uncomfortable with a particular review, you can always release it for someone else to edit.
06/18/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
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Originally posted by This Is For The Birds
I am a new editor brought in to help with the backlog. While I have read all the links provided to us editors in our dashboard, I still have a question. Maybe it was answered in one of those links and I just didn't understand it ... More
Also...if I'm not mistaken...the admin button is still broken, so it shouldn't be used.
06/18/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
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Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
Also...if I'm not mistaken...the admin button is still broken, so it shouldn't be used.
You are correct.

Do not use the admin button, or the review will be lost to all of us. Anything that is so serious as to need to be dealt with through the admins should be sent to Stormy. On the review, edit the title to add "Do not publish," and add a note as to why at the bottom of the review (where the reviewer cannot remove it). Then PM Stormy with the task number, name of the review, the contributor's name, and why you are sending it.
06/18/2013
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by SMichelle
On one hand, though, I can kind of understand why there's a limit.

I mean -- yes, the task market has a lot of reviews now, so it seems like everyone would still get to edit their fair share of reviews, even if editors were allowed to do ... More
During the first rotation there was no limit and two reviewers took everything and the mistakes they left were ridiculous. That's why there's a limit. It's a sort of thankless job but Thank you to all of the editors past and present for the work you do.
06/18/2013
This Is For The Birds This Is For The Birds
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Originally posted by Ms. N
An editor's job is to check for plagiarism, edit what is there, make sure that the product written about is the product that is supposed to be reviewed, that sort of thing. If the review is low quality, that is going to be decided by the votes ... More
Thank you for the response!

I'm sure that some of these were from review amnesty week and people just wanted to get their points in, but I don't see why you can't take the time to write a more informational review. I know I wrote a lot during that week because I was behind and it was great motivation, but I still made sure my reviews were exactly what I would have written if I had written them any other time.
06/18/2013
PassionCpl PassionCpl
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Originally posted by This Is For The Birds
Thank you for the response!

I'm sure that some of these were from review amnesty week and people just wanted to get their points in, but I don't see why you can't take the time to write a more informational review. I know I wrote a ... More
I wrote two per day, which was unlike me because the 2000 points were a kick up the backside. I still tried to make each review a good one though - I hate the thought of putting something out there permanently that's a bad representation of my review/writing ability. But the majority of people don't/didn't care about how their reviews look or read and just wanted to rack the points up while they could.
06/18/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
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Originally posted by PassionCpl
I wrote two per day, which was unlike me because the 2000 points were a kick up the backside. I still tried to make each review a good one though - I hate the thought of putting something out there permanently that's a bad representation of my ... More
Same here!
06/18/2013
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