How do you feel about upgrade requests?

Mikemanz Mikemanz
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Originally posted by Nazaress
How do you feel about the system? Do you think it works? Do you wish it would go away? Can you think of some changes it could use or would you just get rid of it entirely?

When I became an Advanced Reviewer, I used the upgrade request method. ... More
I'm new to the site and wanted to get advanced reviewer status. I wrote a few reviews and realized that I probably would have been voted in. Personally I wanted to be a great reviewer, so I asked for help from someone whose style I admired through the mentor program. Now that I am in the program I read more reviews with with a critical eye to see style elements that I would like to incorporate. It really will help me (I think) to be a better writer and reviewer by taking this route.
07/23/2012
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Originally posted by Nazaress
How do you feel about the system? Do you think it works? Do you wish it would go away? Can you think of some changes it could use or would you just get rid of it entirely?

When I became an Advanced Reviewer, I used the upgrade request method. ... More
I actually just posted about this. What makes people vote for someone. Seeing people almosted voted it with reviews that are not very well written confuses me. And as I stated in my post, I myself shouldn't have even been voted in. I went through a mentorship after and my mentor was great and when I look back on my first reviews, I just shake my head and think... HOW? Even now I am still learning. I think it should be harder to become advanced reviewer. Maybe make it possible only with a certain rank like everything else. It just seems too easy. And since I am even calling myself and my own upgrade out, it shows there is something wrong . lol.
08/07/2012
Aishiteru Aishiteru
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Originally posted by Nazaress
I agree that sometimes, there ARE people who wouldn't benefit from the mentor program much or at the very least, they're good enough to start off reviewing on their own. Not to toot my own horn but this was my first ever review: link I think ... More
Nice first review. I didn't know that anyone would get voted in, so I submitted a couple reviews of toys that I've had since before I joined edenFantasys. I'm still waiting for them to review my reviews. Maybe I would have been better off just submitting them to an editor and revising based on comments, but I figure that I should learn something from my mentor.
10/13/2012
Aishiteru Aishiteru
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Originally posted by sktb0007
So many threads on this already, while others touch on the subject:

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There are so many more if I were to actually do a hunt for them but I'm too lazy right now

I usually don't vote ... More
You were one of the mentors I sent a request to, but somebody else accepted my request. I submitted a couple of reviews of toys that I've had since before I joined edenFantasys, and they haven't sent me a message or edited my reviews, and it has been a few days. I'm starting to think that I would have been better off just submitting them to an editor and revising based on comments.
10/13/2012
indiglo indiglo
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Originally posted by Aishiteru
You were one of the mentors I sent a request to, but somebody else accepted my request. I submitted a couple of reviews of toys that I've had since before I joined edenFantasys, and they haven't sent me a message or edited my reviews, and it ... More
The only thing with an editor - you won't get the same feedback as with a mentor. Editors ONLY check grammar, spelling, punctuation. They do NOT check for content. Mentors check for content, along with the other stuff.

You can always shoot your mentor a PM if you're concerned that things are taking too long!
10/13/2012
mama2007 mama2007
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Originally posted by Nazaress
How do you feel about the system? Do you think it works? Do you wish it would go away? Can you think of some changes it could use or would you just get rid of it entirely?

When I became an Advanced Reviewer, I used the upgrade request method. ... More
I dont know how the voting stuff works. I never had to be voted. Once I was graduated from mentor program as student, i was advanced reviewer after 2 reviews total in 2011. I graduate most of my students after 2 good reviews they send in to me. 1 Student did 15 (all but 2 were products she owned) but that took awhile for me to look thru them all.
10/13/2012
Aishiteru Aishiteru
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Originally posted by indiglo
The only thing with an editor - you won't get the same feedback as with a mentor. Editors ONLY check grammar, spelling, punctuation. They do NOT check for content. Mentors check for content, along with the other stuff.

You can always ... More
Oh, that explains a bit. I guess I'm just being impatient and want to be as active as possible. I have sent them a PM. I guess they'll get back to me soon enough. Maybe I'll find a couple other products I already have to review in the mean time.
10/13/2012
Bleu Bleu
I have seen people get voted in that have absolutely AWFUL reviews...But I am not advanced yet so I can't even vote.

I'm actually waiting for my mentor to get back to me now about graduating XD
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