Please do not ratings bomb my site.

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I’m not sure why people do these sorts of things. Someone has taken the time to give one-star ratings to more than twenty stories, including The Dark Stone and Enki’s Puzzle. The occasional one-star rating is fine, but I will not tolerate review bombing on my site. I can see your account name when you do this sort of thing. The first time someone review bombs the site, I’ll give a warning. The second time, I’ll cancel your membership. Also, all ratings that are part of a bomb will be removed. Please play nice.

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  1. rtr9209

    I know we all have our preferences, but how can anyone rate “The Dark Stone” and “Enki Puzzle” only 1-star? Those are actually two of my personal favorites.

  2. Stone Ranger

    I enjoy what you & your fellow artists do Rawls. The Dark Stone is #1 for me & I hope it gets a future sequel (please). I also agree that others shouldn’t spoil what you do for the rest of us.

    1. Rawls

      Thanks for the feedback! I don’t really enjoy writing direct sequels, so I don’t think there will be another Dark Stone novel. But you never know.

  3. cmj15301

    I honestly don’t remember if I rated or not. Enkis is one of my favorites tho. I definitely appreciate this fantasy content. I think we all understand it’s just imaginative fantasy fun…if you don’t like the content, fine…find a site you like…

  4. DM1485

    -shrug- i’m leaving ratings as visit a story’s page to download a new chapter, so i probably won’t have the chance to rate all of them for a while. i’ll hafta make it a point to leave ratings on older works that are already finished.

    That said, it is conceivable that the individual in question just genuinely didn’t like the works….but then that begs the question: “if you don’t like anything here, why are you paying for a subscription?” It’s also equally possible that the individual in question simply didn’t know how to correctly use the rating system, and did it on accident…though, you’d think they would have figured it out after the first couple of times.. I dunno… maybe it is just someone being naughty… is it just the one individual, or is it multiple people?

    1. Rawls

      It was one person and they cancelled their membership after I sent a warning. You can see their response in the comments of this post.

      1. DM1485

        -reads drummerthing’s post- Ahh..well alright then. -shrug- to each his own, i guess..

  5. softballerguy

    I’d say if they bomb the site say thank you very much and you are now banned from the site

  6. drummerthing

    I went through and rated all of the stories according to if I enjoyed them or not. Rawls decided to leave out the part that I also left 2-5 star reviews for many other stories. Why have a rating system if you don’t want 1 star ratings on your stories? Sorry I don’t like Enki’s Puzzle and Dark Stone, hate to shatter your ego. Don’t worry though, I’ve already cancelled my subscription after almost a whole year. I’m sure this comment will get deleted as well.

    1. Rawls

      I saw the one-star ratings and was curious. I filtered for one-star ratings, and saw that out of 26, 25 were left by you. The way the system is set up, I couldn’t see the other ratings you left. There is no way to search for ratings by member name in this system. Now knowing that you left other ratings, I stand by my position that leaving 25 one-star ratings is bombing, even if you left other ratings. I think the warning was fair. A mass of one-star ratings skews the system.

  7. djheiss915a

    This kind of stuff just baffles me. If you don’t like something that someone does, fine, don’t read. Just don’t try to spoil the fun for the rest of us.

  8. Evil Modder

    Why do people do this?
    We can’t we all just get along?