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Re: Topic Creation Guidelines

Post by anwidmer » 27 Jun 2018, 13:57

Thank you for the guidelines, i too have found it a little difficult to navigate the site as intended but im getting there with time. New members i would advise to be patient and reach out to the admins if needed, they can be very helpful as well =)

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Post by Yssimnar » 28 Jul 2018, 03:14

I'm a little confused. So if we are submitting a review, I thought the guidelines said to make a new topic in the correct review forum. So, if we are submitting a review because want it graded, we need to search to see if someone has already posted for the book and submit the review through posting on someone else already created topic for the book?
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Post by gali » 28 Jul 2018, 03:21

Yssimnar wrote:
28 Jul 2018, 03:14
I'm a little confused. So if we are submitting a review, I thought the guidelines said to make a new topic in the correct review forum. So, if we are submitting a review because want it graded, we need to search to see if someone has already posted for the book and submit the review through posting on someone else already created topic for the book?
The first post refers just to reviews of your own books, NOT to volunteer/official reviews.

You submit volunteer/official reviews per the instructions as a new topic in the Private Review Team Forum. After it was checked and approved by the editors, a mod will remove it to the correct forum.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by gonzairene95 » 05 Sep 2018, 08:05

Thanks for the guidelines they will really be helpful

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Post by PeaceLoveNature44 » 09 Sep 2018, 22:10

Thank you for the guidelines. I hope in the future to make some great topic for book discussions and such. I have a hard time making sure there are none similar to what I am writing. I apologize in advance for not thinking clearly if something is the same or not on a topic. :)
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Post by Kharece » 10 Sep 2018, 18:07

Thank you for the guidelines. That is encouraging

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Post by Fozia-Bajwa » 11 Sep 2018, 04:16

Yes I have understand your opinion about the new topic rules but it should be clearly stated by you about how to create the new post of the same existing topic already?
Please post the guidelines for the complete process to post the new post in which forum, by which link etc?

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Post by gali » 11 Sep 2018, 04:44

Fozia-Bajwa wrote:
11 Sep 2018, 04:16
Yes I have understand your opinion about the new topic rules but it should be clearly stated by you about how to create the new post of the same existing topic already?
Please post the guidelines for the complete process to post the new post in which forum, by which link etc?
Unless it is a review book, you should NOT open a new thread and should post on the existing topic.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by Choocks » 17 Sep 2018, 01:47

This thread is very helpful for me as a newbie. The posts also helped a lot as I am seeing myself in the same situation as well. Thank you very much!

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Post by Jacci » 19 Sep 2018, 23:55

I am willing to follow this rules. I guess I will enjoy this site. Thanks for this site. I will explore this site. :lol:

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Post by billy0753 » 20 Sep 2018, 12:42

my name is billy matz.i'm a brand new member.i'm still struggling with how the posts is done here.

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Post by CasualBookReader » 22 Sep 2018, 01:38

gali wrote:
13 Jan 2018, 00:08
jaylperry wrote:
12 Jan 2018, 19:56
So when I'm first auditioning to be a paid reviewer, I create a new topic in the private reviewer forum for my first trial book review. But after I'm approved, I need to make sure I'm posting each new review in the public forum under the topic that has already been established for a given book?
No. All your reviews should be approved regardless their status. All official and volunteer reviews should be posted in the private reviewer forum. After they are approved by the editors, a mod will move them to the appropriate forum. Please read the info on your RT page, as it explains the process.
Okay, got it, thanks for clearing that up for us.

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Post by Melissastubbs843 » 23 Sep 2018, 13:41

Thank you for the guidelines. Hopefully, I can figure out how to navigate the site a little easier now.

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Post by paulafgraves » 06 Oct 2018, 21:51

I am new here and am funding navigation a bit difficult. I will plow through it though. Thanks for the guidelines, I will do my best to honor them.

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Post by Pavithra92 » 08 Oct 2018, 01:11

This topic was very informative for me as I am a new member . Thanks a lot.

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