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Re: Topic Creation Guidelines

Post by Gravy » 12 Feb 2019, 23:24

PepperedPenelope wrote: ↑
12 Feb 2019, 21:39
If this is our first review (the review we do as a test run to see if we are able to keep reviewing) and it happens to be a duplicate, should we still post it under that topic, even though the Review Team Guidelines says to post it as a new one? I don't want to accidentally post mine in the wrong spot. Also, on the Review Team Guidelines, there is no direction as to what we should title our first review as. I would think it would be "Official Review..." but can you please tell me if thats incorrect?
Reviews for the Review Team are always posted as a new topic in the Private Review Team forum.
The title really doesn't matter, just the title and author should be fine, as it will likely be changed upon being published.

The rules for creating a new thread are for non-Review Team reviews and other topics. :tiphat:
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Post by CatInTheHat » 13 Feb 2019, 07:18

PepperedPenelope wrote: ↑
12 Feb 2019, 21:39
If this is our first review (the review we do as a test run to see if we are able to keep reviewing) and it happens to be a duplicate, should we still post it under that topic, even though the Review Team Guidelines says to post it as a new one? I don't want to accidentally post mine in the wrong spot. Also, on the Review Team Guidelines, there is no direction as to what we should title our first review as. I would think it would be "Official Review..." but can you please tell me if thats incorrect?
You post reviews to the Private Review Team Forum. You don't post the review to the regular forums (if you do, it will look like you never posted your review).
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Post by Cheshire_wolf » 13 Feb 2019, 13:50

Well that would be the reason why my first review is not on the same page as the other two. However I did not know this at the time, I was just literally reading the review post guidelines and then writing my review afterwards. Though I saw when I checked on the post that my review had some unnecessary spacing when I was writing it I made sure that I only did the one space between paragraphs, so I'm a little confused to why that happened. My review also has some things added in it that im a little confused about, was it accepted or was it not? I'm not sure where I can find that out at. Thank you.
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Post by gali » 13 Feb 2019, 14:03

Cheshire_wolf wrote: ↑
13 Feb 2019, 13:50
Well that would be the reason why my first review is not on the same page as the other two. However I did not know this at the time, I was just literally reading the review post guidelines and then writing my review afterwards. Though I saw when I checked on the post that my review had some unnecessary spacing when I was writing it I made sure that I only did the one space between paragraphs, so I'm a little confused to why that happened. My review also has some things added in it that im a little confused about, was it accepted or was it not? I'm not sure where I can find that out at. Thank you.
You can find if the review was accepted on your History tab. I suggest to read all the info on your Review Team Page, as it covers all that. :tiphat:
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Post by Cheshire_wolf » 13 Feb 2019, 14:13

gali wrote: ↑
13 Feb 2019, 14:03
Cheshire_wolf wrote: ↑
13 Feb 2019, 13:50
Well that would be the reason why my first review is not on the same page as the other two. However I did not know this at the time, I was just literally reading the review post guidelines and then writing my review afterwards. Though I saw when I checked on the post that my review had some unnecessary spacing when I was writing it I made sure that I only did the one space between paragraphs, so I'm a little confused to why that happened. My review also has some things added in it that im a little confused about, was it accepted or was it not? I'm not sure where I can find that out at. Thank you.
You can find if the review was accepted on your History tab. I suggest to read all the info on your Review Team Page, as it covers all that. :tiphat:
Oh my! It seems I overlooked those small tabs running above there. Lol. Now that I see them, I see that my review is pending. This site does take a minute to navigate through. :lol2: Thanks again friend.
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Post by Jmbhart875 » 28 Feb 2019, 19:44

I am new to the site and very excited to get started! I am thankful for the guidelines and other helpful information. I look forward to reading and discussing the latest books!

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Post by Readalatte1 » 01 Mar 2019, 12:31

Thank you for the information within the guidelines area. Since I’m new to this site I will begin by familiarizing myself first to the different areas of your website and will adhere to your rules of the road of reviewing and posting appropriately. Looking forward...

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Post by nevkar ezekiel » 03 Mar 2019, 17:01

Thanks for the guideline ... It is really helpful for a new member like me!

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Post by Jmumo » 19 Mar 2019, 14:57

Hi,thank you so much for the forum guidance,am looking forward to read my first book.

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Post by jackiez4 » 20 Mar 2019, 21:13

Great information. Being new this helps a lot. Lots to read in FAQ but very helpful. Thanks much :D

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Post by Arise3574 » 02 Apr 2019, 04:53

Thanks very much for this great guidelines... It is very much helpful!
I'm happy to be a member of this forum

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Post by SarahjoPAWE » 07 Apr 2019, 06:43

Thank you for the guidelines and anti spam line- or rules. It puts alot of things
In order. I appreciate them and will do my best to follow them.
I am a new member
Again : THANK YOU
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Post by lptull54 » 17 Apr 2019, 22:47

I just joined and want to say thank you for the guidelines.

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Post by Victor12345678910 » 23 Apr 2019, 11:49

Fantastic guidelines, which requires meticulousness.

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Post by IvyGold » 25 Apr 2019, 14:56

Thanks for the guidelines. I'm sure it'll be as much help to new members as it was to me, I'm grateful.

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