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Suggestion: Fixed Level Reviewer

Post Number:#1 by kandscreeley
» 31 Mar 2017, 08:07

I had a thought. This may not be possible, but I thought I would put the idea out there to you fine people. What if after a certain number of reviews published on this website, you had the opportunity to become a fixed level reviewer? Here's how I'm picturing this to work. You do a certain number of reviews that get graded just like always. Once you get say 5 reviews done and reach say level 4, you then have the option of becoming a fixed level reviewer. In that case, an editor would still approve your reviews, but either they wouldn't give you a grade or you wouldn't be able to see it. As long as they approve your review, it gets published just like always. However, you wouldn't get points any more and your level would stay the same. Like I said, I don't know if this is possible, but I think I would appreciate something like this. Personally, I work really hard at my reviews and reading my books. Therefore, when one gets graded lower than I think it should, it really messes with my head. This way, you could avoid all that. Just a thought.
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Re: Suggestion: Fixed Level Reviewer

Post Number:#2 by va2016
» 16 Apr 2017, 04:40

that's an interesting suggestion. the only catch with that is that reviewers might
get slack in their conformance to the grammar and start making silly mistakes
which will eventually compound and get a bad reputation for the reviewer and the

I understand your concern with points fluctuating. I also sometimes get low scores
for my reviews and get frustrated when 10 points are deducted for the missing article
like 'the'! But somewhere the standard has to be maintained to keep everyone upto
the mark.

Maybe, I could suggest multiple levels of points reduction can be introduced. For very
negligible and pardonable mistakes, lower points can be deducted and for serious spoilers
higher number of points can be deducted. But here too, if a reviewer keeps making
the silly mistakes above certain no. of times, the penalty should be severe to make them
review thoroughly before they submit. Oh well, all these need implementation and could
get complex.....
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