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Dennis
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Posted - 03 Apr 2011 :  05:55:49  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic

It occurs to me that some scribes, myself included, might want to read a novel with others’ recommendation in the form of reviews. I know the thread Experienced help for recommending FR Novels has been helpful. However, I guess reading a full review might be more of help. And with the problem of the current Search function of this site, it’s really difficult at times to search for those wanted reviews, as if they’re forever lost in the ether. So, to address this, I suggest, Sage, Wooly, Al, that there be a Reviews Section, not just a thread.

What do my fellow scribes think?

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The Sage
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Heh. It's been tried before and it's largely fallen onto the wayside. We simply don't have enough activity here to warrant such a section.

Besides, when scribes have tended into the oft-precarious territory of offering up their novel reviews online, they're usually placed right here, on the Novels shelf. And given the few that tend to pop up in a single twelve-month period of book releases, I think that serves the purpose well enough.

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Dennis
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Posted - 03 Apr 2011 :  07:19:04  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

You see, I'm planning to write reviews of all the FR novels and short short stories I read. And I think it nice and neat to see them, among those by fellow scribes, in one section.

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The Sage
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Posted - 03 Apr 2011 :  07:25:15  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Maybe you could just set up one scroll entirely composed of your reviews? Just make a note that discussion of your reviews should take place in separate scrolls, to keep your review scroll free from clutter.

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Dennis
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Posted - 03 Apr 2011 :  07:37:35  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

But I also want to read my fellow scribes' reviews. Performing the "search" is rarely a help at all.

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Well, scribes have in the past been told to add a [REVIEW] tag to their scrolls which contain personal reviews of novels they've read. Unfortunately, not all adhere to such a policy.

But that's where we are at.

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Lord Karsus
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Posted - 03 Apr 2011 :  15:57:38  Show Profile  Send Lord Karsus an AOL message Send Lord Karsus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
-Just do what I always do: Make a new discussion thread for every novel/sourcebook you review (here, in the Novels section, I guess), and those who want to comment comment, those who don't don't, and it is what it is.

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Dennis
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Posted - 03 Apr 2011 :  21:14:40  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

That's what I've been doing.

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Kno
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Posted - 07 Apr 2011 :  11:56:26  Show Profile Send Kno a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There should be a separate part for the reviews, would generate more discussion.

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Dennis
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quote:
Originally posted by Kno

There should be a separate part for the reviews, would generate more discussion.




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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Kno

There should be a separate part for the reviews, would generate more discussion.

As I said above, we've tried it before. There simply isn't a large and active enough community for this work for any appreciable length of time.

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Dennis
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Posted - 07 Apr 2011 :  16:18:22  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Kno

There should be a separate part for the reviews, would generate more discussion.

As I said above, we've tried it before. There simply isn't a large and active enough community for this work for any appreciable length of time.



There are a lot of new members now who might participate more actively.

Besides, I wasn't around when you tried it.

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