#EdenTasks - Editor Rotation - April 2013

Sammi Sammi
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Originally posted by KinkyKatieJames
I'm so confused with how becoming an editor works. I applied, but didn't see the option to take the editing test. I got declined, which is fine, since I'll just reapply another time. However, I was wondering if someone could tell me how ... More
If you got your test in after I pulled the list on April 20th, you didn't get a test sent. I have to put a cutoff to give me time to get everything graded, examined, and make the selection, and I can't turn off the submissions during that time. I think that may be what happened in your case.

Please do reapply for the next round!
05/02/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
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Originally posted by Sammi
This is a good point - right now, there really isn't a way to tell what's been done by an editor and what's been changed post-editing, and I don't know how frequently this occurs. I'll definitely bring it up
That's awesome, thank you! I'd hate to rate editors unfairly because of such things, especially as I've noticed my editor ratings already tend to be lower than average--possibly because my radar for errors is set WAY too high.
05/02/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
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Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
I view it as the risk you take. Yes, the writer may change things back, but that's part of the system. It isn't perfect, but I think trying to add a bunch of things will make it overly complicated.

It's kind of like the fact that ... More
I get that--the idea that it will all even out pretty well in the end.

I was actually not aware that editors can't remove incorrect information, or at least ask the author to correct the info before approving it for publication. Bummer.
05/02/2013
Sammi Sammi
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Originally posted by FieryRed
I get that--the idea that it will all even out pretty well in the end.

I was actually not aware that editors can't remove incorrect information, or at least ask the author to correct the info before approving it for publication. Bummer.
I think I missed this above What kind of incorrect information are we talking about? If the reviewer says something like "boil this jelly vibrator to clean it", yes, it should go back to them. If they neglect to mention using condoms, that shouldn't be.
05/02/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
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Originally posted by Sammi
I think I missed this above What kind of incorrect information are we talking about? If the reviewer says something like "boil this jelly vibrator to clean it", yes, it should go back to them. If they neglect to mention using condoms, ... More
I was thinking more about the total lack of information that I would consider essential. Or saying something is insanely powerful when it may just be that they haven't had something more powerful. I see a lot of 5 vroom ratings on entry level vibes that run on one or two AA batteries. It's a judgement call as a writer, and not for the editor to mess with, am I right?
05/03/2013
Sammi Sammi
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Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
I was thinking more about the total lack of information that I would consider essential. Or saying something is insanely powerful when it may just be that they haven't had something more powerful. I see a lot of 5 vroom ratings on entry level ... More
If it's missing information to the point that you wonder if they actually have it, send that in to me. But yes - lack of info that you might think is essential, or the power rating, is the writer's judgment call.
05/03/2013
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
I was thinking more about the total lack of information that I would consider essential. Or saying something is insanely powerful when it may just be that they haven't had something more powerful. I see a lot of 5 vroom ratings on entry level ... More
Editors are editing for spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. They are not editing for content.

It's not their job to tell the reviewer they're wrong about a product -- unless they've said something grossly incorrect, in which case an admin should be notified.

I hope people aren't voting on editors based on the quality of the review and the information in it.
05/03/2013
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I just wanted to mention that Sammi does get something close to 60 requests to be an editor a month. There have been nearly 400 since the first of the year. Given that only 20 or so can be accepted each rotation... well, obviously a lot more people have to be declined than can be accepted.
05/03/2013
SMichelle SMichelle
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Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
I was thinking more about the total lack of information that I would consider essential. Or saying something is insanely powerful when it may just be that they haven't had something more powerful. I see a lot of 5 vroom ratings on entry level ... More
The thing with the vroom rating is, that's always going to be a judgment call. I've had vibrators that run on 2 AA batteries that I consider to be extremely powerful (4 or 5 vrooms). Then again, I've had toys that dozens of reviewers have rated as 4 or 5 vrooms, that I barely consider to be 3 vrooms. (LELO vibes, I'm looking at you...)
05/03/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
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Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
I was thinking more about the total lack of information that I would consider essential. Or saying something is insanely powerful when it may just be that they haven't had something more powerful. I see a lot of 5 vroom ratings on entry level ... More
Ah yes, that's what I thought the case was. I thought you were referring to actual wrong info presented as fact, such as saying any kind of lube can be used with a silicone toy, or saying that jelly can be sterilized, or saying that an item is made from "silicone" when it's actually made of "TPR silicone", which is very different. (I've seen that.)
05/03/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
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Originally posted by Sammi
If you got your test in after I pulled the list on April 20th, you didn't get a test sent. I have to put a cutoff to give me time to get everything graded, examined, and make the selection, and I can't turn off the submissions during that ... More
I was never sent the test and don't know when I applied, which could be the issue. I'm going to definitely try next time though.
05/05/2013
Kindred Kindred
A reminder to the new editor rotation to please check for plagiarism. I just found three from the same contributor, one of which was published. A Google search of one or two key sentences takes less than a minute and is generally all it takes to catch them.
05/06/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
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Originally posted by Kindred
A reminder to the new editor rotation to please check for plagiarism. I just found three from the same contributor, one of which was published. A Google search of one or two key sentences takes less than a minute and is generally all it takes to ... More
Is there a more reliable way? or a way to be more thorough?

I have been running checks through Google on each one and still it slipped by me.....I don't want that to happen again. It seems impractical to check every sentence.....
05/08/2013
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
Is there a more reliable way? or a way to be more thorough?

I have been running checks through Google on each one and still it slipped by me.....I don't want that to happen again. It seems impractical to check every sentence.....
There are websites that are dedicated to checking for plagiarism, but I'm not sure it's absolutely necessary. I usually just select one or two sentences that I think sound fairly unique and that generally works. Also, I don't think you should beat yourself up if one slips by. It can always happen since there is no perfect method for detecting plagiarism. In this particular case, I picked up a review that Google picked up easily. I then noticed that they already had a published review so very carefully checked it. If I recall, it took me several attempts before I found the original review.
05/08/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
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Originally posted by Kindred
There are websites that are dedicated to checking for plagiarism, but I'm not sure it's absolutely necessary. I usually just select one or two sentences that I think sound fairly unique and that generally works. Also, I don't think you ... More
Thanks for the kind words. I just hate that one got by, and really do try my best to check. Thanks for your diligence.
05/08/2013
Sammi Sammi
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Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
Is there a more reliable way? or a way to be more thorough?

I have been running checks through Google on each one and still it slipped by me.....I don't want that to happen again. It seems impractical to check every sentence.....
It happens - don't worry too much about it . Even the websites that check don't always find everything. Some of it involves a bit of luck
05/08/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
You're both so kind! Thank you! I feel a bit better now, I'll just keep doing what I'm doing.
05/09/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
Ugh...it makes me a bit angry that some people plagiarize the reviews of others just to get points. I hope that results in removal from the EdenPoints program, at the very least. I mean, plagiarism is literally theft, after all.
05/10/2013
Mikemanz Mikemanz
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Originally posted by Lady of the Lab
Last I checked there was no option to submit a review to an editor once reaching a 5.5 rank; you are right that publishing directly is an option.

I'm momentarily being a sourpuss because I keep seeing reviews from reviewers 5.5 & above ... More
This is why I still use a mentor to edit my reviews!
05/15/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
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Originally posted by Mikemanz
This is why I still use a mentor to edit my reviews!
Ohhh, good idea!
05/16/2013
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