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Misty_Reader from North Western Vermont is reading Mark Tufo's Riley Series and The Jane Yellowrock Series by Faith Hunter February 11, 2016 - 5:18am

Forgive me if  this question has already been answered (which I'm sure it has). What should/can I do if I've done reviews and the writers have not read them, or rated them in order to get said points?

Is there a certain protocol to follow in order to receive those points?

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 11, 2016 - 7:43am

If the person does not provide a rating on how helpful your review was, then after, I think, seven days, the system will automatically rates your review and provide you with, I think, 2 points.

It would appear that one could technically game the system by going back to the very first submissions, find the people that have not signed on in years, months, and then simply provide a BS review, wait the time out, and then cash in.

But who would do such a thing?

Maybe we need a timer. Once a review has been posted for say, two months, it can no longer receive reviews, and therefore, it might limit the abuse.

That is if there is abuse going on. I would never suggest otherwise....

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break February 11, 2016 - 8:29am

It would appear that one could technically game the system by going back to the very first submissions, find the people that have not signed on in years, months, and then simply provide a BS review, wait the time out, and then cash in.

You, sir, have found quite the loophole.

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal February 11, 2016 - 11:23pm

Quick! Edit your thread so less people know about this...

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 12, 2016 - 4:33am

Never!

If someone wants points that badly, and they really really want them, let them have it.

While I come on here to get better as a writer, this site also helps me become a better editor, reviewer, provider of critiques. And the only way that happens is if you put in the time.

 

Oh, wait....you didn't want the sermon....sorry....

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated February 14, 2016 - 9:25am

I kicked this loophole up forever ago but no one ever closed it.