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Pr0nogo
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:02 am 
 

I'm pretty sure the standard operating procedure is that it'll take as long as it takes (keep in mind how many the queue no doubt has) and asking about it will make mods postpone it even further (didn't somebody just do that a page or so back?).

/e nvm, reading the past pages of this thread, there's no indication of punishing people who ask about it. I swear I saw it somewhere...
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BastardHead
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:31 pm 
 

Unless the particular mod is feeling spiteful, you won't be ignored unless you're being especially persistent, generally. We don't have a policy on "you can only mod when you're in a good mood", so if I'm having a shitty day and you ask my why your review hasn't been judged yet, you're just asking for me to take your impatient ass around to the back of the shed. Generally, just don't do it, especially since you can see whether it's been handled or not in V2 as opposed to the constant miscommunications in V1 thanks to people not turning on email notifications.

Also that post was several months old you responded to...
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Pr0nogo
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:09 pm 
 

Well, see, I don't read. This can make applying for mod-ship and writing reviews quite ironic.

The thread was set to 'new posts' for me, and I'd read stuff in here before, so I didn't think to check the date.
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Medrix
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Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:14 am
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:31 pm 
 

My review got rejected. I won't complain, because the reason I was given was understandable. I just want to know if it's acceptable to add what was reportedly missing to the existing review and resubmit it?

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Napero
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:44 pm 
 

Medrix wrote:
My review got rejected. I won't complain, because the reason I was given was understandable. I just want to know if it's acceptable to add what was reportedly missing to the existing review and resubmit it?

Of course. That's what the rejection notices are for.
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Medrix
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:41 am 
 

Napero wrote:
Of course. That's what the rejection notices are for.


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Homer_Nava
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:25 am 
 

Writing reviews for Metal Archives is a kind of challenge for me, it makes me to improve my english and clarify my ideas, this is very important to me because I love both Metal and english language, no problem if my reviews are rejected, I have to make a big effort.
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Napero
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:48 am 
 

Homer, you could start by not using capital letters in genres. They are not proper nouns, and that "Metal" looks goofy. "English", on the other hand, is a proper noun and needs a capital E.
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Svarec
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:49 pm 
 

How long does it take to have a review checked out and accepted/denied?

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BastardHead
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:02 pm 
 

Could be anywhere from ten seconds to ten weeks, the general rule of thumb is that the more well known/reviewed the release is, the longer it's going to take for us to pass judgment on it, simply because we don't look forward to reading the ten squillionth review for Sabbath, Maiden, Metallica, Slayer, Death, Wintersun, et cetera. The trick is to always be patient, because it's literally impossible for us to overlook one or forget it entirely, it will be dealt with.

EDIT: Your review was in the queue for a whopping nine minutes before you asked. Sometimes we'll let the impatient ones sit out of spite, I get the feeling you're about to learn that firsthand.
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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:15 pm 
 

BastardHead wrote:
EDIT: Your review was in the queue for a whopping nine minutes before you asked. Sometimes we'll let the impatient ones sit out of spite, I get the feeling you're about to learn that firsthand.

Wow! Must be a record! Congratulations! And yes, this album already has 22 reviews, pretty boring to read to be honest.
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Smalley
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:03 pm 
 

What's the prob with his post? All he did was just ask how long it takes, he didn't sound impatient about it... is there something wrong with him just being curious about the average wait time?
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Svarec
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:31 am 
 

As Smalley said, I'm not impatient, I was just curious about the average time, take it easy... :) I don't care whether it's going to take ten seconds, ten days or ten weeks, it's not so important to me. And I'm realistic, my review doesn't stand very good chance to be accepted.

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Azmodes
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:34 am 
 

Agreed, he was just asking, not complaining. Take it easy, guys.
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redstar2112
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:04 pm 
 

I was in the middle of review I was working on for over an hour, about to head to bed, then I send it and I'm logged out, it's lost. I don't understand, is this a common problem or is this a first time? I was already signed in and wrote a few reviews before it and they were fine.

Also, my review of 2112 was rejected and there was an error which didn't tell me why it was rejected. I'm assuming it was when I called kids today pathetic for not being able to listen to a record in it's entirety. Or when I said A Passage To Bangkok was about getting high and buying drugs from foreign countries. That's what it was about. Alex Lifeson was even shown pretending to smoke a joint in concert.

I'm not a "kid" by the way. I had all the cassettes as a kid. I had The Ultimate Sin signed by drummer Randy Castillo. Had all Dio's stuff all Sabbath, Dokken, Mr. Big, Crue and AC/DC.


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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:08 pm 
 

It was rejected because it didn't have musical description, sorry if I didn't write a novel explaining it, I was too frustrated with the shitty useless introduction. You also described 4 tracks with like one sentence.

Also, use Word, notepad or whatever to write your reviews, problem solved.
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redstar2112
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:04 pm 
 

Well so sorry to waste your time, but you don't have to be such an ass about it. I didn't ask for a novel so back the hell off.

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redstar2112
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:13 pm 
 

If you kick me off the site I don't want you to think you won something I really don't give a damn.

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MutantClannfear
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:12 pm 
 

Come on, both of you calm down. Tony, stop hazing the poor noobs... :(
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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:52 pm 
 

But but but he gave a 50% to one of my favorite albums! We took it to PM and all is good, I'm sorry if I've been a meanie, we get so many shitty stuff in the queues!
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dystopia4
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:02 pm 
 

So there will be no crushing with the bare hands today?
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redstar2112
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:45 pm 
 

He's Canadian and I'm Just a Gigolo, life goes on without me.

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Buckwheatjones
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:47 am 
 

I just had a quick question about reviews... I'm new to this site and had two reviews rejected for a certain reason. I'm trying to learn from what I did wrong and maybe write a new review for a different album in a week or two. Could any moderators (or anyone) just let me know if for some reason my review is still not up to par and I have another review rejected, would I be at risk of having my account banned?

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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:04 am 
 

Buckwheatjones wrote:
I just had a quick question about reviews... I'm new to this site and had two reviews rejected for a certain reason. I'm trying to learn from what I did wrong and maybe write a new review for a different album in a week or two. Could any moderators (or anyone) just let me know if for some reason my review is still not up to par and I have another review rejected, would I be at risk of having my account banned?


If you want feedback and advice to help get your reviews up to par, post one of your recently rejected ones in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16487

I am not a mod, but I have never heard of anybody getting banned for submitting below-par reviews. Intentionally spamming the review queue with pure garbage and trolling is one thing, but i am certain this isn't the case regarding yourself.
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Buckwheatjones
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:17 am 
 

Thank you.

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BastardHead
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:03 pm 
 

The only way somebody could ever be banned for being a shitty reviewer is if they consistently resubmit the same review without ever making the changes we ask/suggest. As long as you're making an effort (which you clearly are), you're in no danger.
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Buckwheatjones
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:05 pm 
 

Okay thank you!

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Buckwheatjones
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:06 pm 
 

I appreciate you getting back to me as soon as you did

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theneuromancer
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:09 am 
 

I just wanted to say that I am considering starting review on this site and perhaps others as well, and I found the first post by failsaifeman was VERY well written and helped guide me in terms of the advice that was given. In fact, the forum in general was helpful, and I hope to soon apply some of the principles! I have a background in english/linberal arts/essay writing so I do not thing that english/logic/flow will be a problem, but the reading up here on some of the exact content that is desired was very helpful, since I did not consider many of these point prior to reading the thread. Thank you all for your input,

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Axel666MoWi
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:10 pm 
 

I have a question, can I wrote a review in my own language? My english is not very good, but I want to wrote a review. If I can't, it could be good for people like me to add an "other languages" review section.
Thanks!
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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:45 pm 
 

English only.
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Axel666MoWi
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:02 pm 
 

Ah, ok, thanks!
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yduck12
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:27 pm 
 

Hi,
I wrote a review that was rejected. A simple message appeared stating that I should not capitalize sub-genres. Fair enough. I quickly made the necessary changes and resubmitted it all from the same box. The resubmitted review is sitting for over, what I believe, a couple weeks. Did I make an error? Should I have taken it all down and just submitted a fixed review as if it were new?
I hope I can get some direction here because I would like to write reviews for other bands With that said, I would like to use a process that will make it smooth for all involved.
Thank you for your attention to this.
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Derigin
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:11 pm 
 

Seems it was accepted, so this isn't really relevant to you anymore, but there's many reasons a review might sit in the queue for some time. The most obvious reason is that there's a lot of reviews to check and a moderator hasn't gotten around to that review yet. There's only a handful of us that regularly check the review queue, so sometimes this can take a while. After all, we're all volunteers and judging reviews requires time to sit and read the review thoroughly. There are some less obvious reasons, too. Moderators are not required to judge reviews in the order that they are submitted - we pick and choose. This can be a totally random process (moderators that choose reviews at random to review), or it can be one that is thought out (moderators that choose albums/genres they know a lot about, etc.). Reviewers that are known to us are more easy to judge, too, than an unknown first timer. The density, structure, and writing style of a review can also influence whether a review requires a more thorough look, or a second/third/fourth opinion. These things take time; we do try to make things go quickly when we can.
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