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trilbythecat from the United Kingdom is reading someone else's beta May 23, 2014 - 6:29am

I know, it should be obvious, but I've had internet connectivity problems for months thanks to an international move, and am only now getting back to the reviews left on my account in March. Thing is, I don't see where I can rate reviews on the individual review.  Did the system remove that option because I was so late with it?

Thanks for any answers, I've been through the FAQs and tutorials, but if the answer is there, I missed it. I attached a screenshot of one review to show you what I am seeing. 



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Alma from Denmark is reading Warm Bodies + The Haunted Vagina May 23, 2014 - 7:23am

As far as I know, the system automatically gives the reviews 2 points if you haven't done anything within a week after the review was written...

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Nathan Scalia from Kansas is reading so many things May 23, 2014 - 7:47am

Yes, I've passed upward that there doesn't seem to be any obvious info about how neglected reviews are handled, but the system should credit two points automatically after a certain time, so you wouldn't see the option anymore. I'll check and see if we can get a solid answer to this question put in the FAQ.

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trilbythecat from the United Kingdom is reading someone else's beta May 23, 2014 - 12:33pm

Thanks for the answer, folks. That does seem fair. I was feeling somewhat guilty about not being able to rate the reviews and am glad that the reviewers didn't lose out. 


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Leo Walsh from Cleveland, Ohio area is reading "The Underground Railroad" and "Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?" January 10, 2017 - 1:35pm

This makes me feel bad. I got three good reviews during the holidays. I'd have given them all threes, but haven't been on until today. The option to rate was gone. Well, at least they got 2-stars. 

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Kedzie from Northern California is reading The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien January 12, 2017 - 12:10am

This post isn't meant for you Leo, it's meant for Helpfulsnowman.

Two points is not enough; it should be 3 points for absentee authors.

If every story received only two points you'd have to review 8 stories before you could post a story of your own. And conceivably, that could happen. Especially over the holidays.  .

Most reviewers read a story twice, and then a third time as they're creating the detailed LBL. That's a big investment of one's time and energy.

Bottom Line: The reviewer should receive 3 points for absentee authors.Reviewers should also receive 1 point for every 1,000 words reviewed.Thus, if you review a 5,000 word story you would receive 5 points.  


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Dominik Hageback is reading Hernan Diaz, "In the Distance," Yuri Slezkine, "House of Government," Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow" July 27, 2017 - 2:13pm