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Poll Question : Top Author's List - remove or keep?
Choice Votes Statistics
Remove 19 36 %
Keep 19 36 %
John Malkovich 14 26 %

Remove the "Top Authors for the month" section? Options · View
Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2011 3:33:37 AM

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All those "complaining" need to relax. Writing like everything else is subjective and there can be no perfect system of rating that will satisfy everyone. Each writer finds his own audience irrespective of any rating system. It's fun to have competitions (even though I can't enter or win) and it's fun to have "top authors" and "story picks" of the month. Let's all ease up on the administration and take everything in stride. If people want to offer input and constructive comments on improving the site that's great, but if it comes across as "complaining" then it has obviously not been advanced in the most diplomatic manner.

I recall my father advising me "the world is not fair". Sage advice I'm sure you've all received at various points in your life. I've read stunningly good stories on here that have very few views, few comments and are hardly "rated" at all. On the other hand there are stories I think are total crap that get tons of views, lots of comments and are "rated" highly? Jeez, I guess I'm an idiot for appreciating these stories? Oh well, personal taste.

The site does not purport to tell you what YOU should like or appreciate in the stories. The ratings and other features are just a good bit of fun and hopefully a helpful guide to what others appreciated.

Hey another two copper pennies contributed in the spirit of "my two cents"!

For me, keep the feature, I'm good with it.
Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2011 3:47:39 AM

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I like you more and more with each post John!

Merry Xmas, and bottoms up 3601
Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2011 4:32:08 AM

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Keep it. Rehashing what others have said, the whiners will whine no matter what; competition is nice; it's better for some writers.
Why get rid of it just because people are whining when they don't get on?

You can't please everyone; I'm really appreciative that you try to make it enjoyable for everyone Nicola, I really do. It's amazing how you always ask us on our opinions about your site.
Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2011 2:43:25 PM

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Thanks Aaannn.

As we decided to keep it, I'll close the thread off now.
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