My apologies to any writer I've begged, pleaded and groveled to for more of a story. I didn't realize that was bad form. My bad.

From: [identity profile] equusentric.livejournal.com


Yeah, that was one of the things about her post that didn't sit well with me. :|

From: [identity profile] chaps1870.livejournal.com


My biggest gripe was that the regular commentors were blown off with the rest of the slackers. See if I stalk any one again. *hmmph*

From: [identity profile] grey853.livejournal.com


I must have missed something. Personally, I take it as a compliment when people want more of a story. Doesn't mean they'll get it, but it's not such a big deal to ask, at least not to me.

From: [identity profile] chaps1870.livejournal.com


I've had people ask and my response is usually, too bad so sad. When I'm done with a story, I'm usually done with it. If it's to be continued, I'll let the readers know.

From: [identity profile] garneteve.livejournal.com


As far as I'm concerned, when a commenter says that they would like to see more, it's a huge compliment saying they liked what you wrote. Sometimes it gives that niggle of an idea for a sequal, so I don't blame ya, and I know I've done it before too.
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From: [identity profile] tty63.livejournal.com


I try not to ask for more, because I know it upsets some people. Personally, (if I wrote) I'd see people wanting more as a huge compliment, but that's just me. :)

From: [identity profile] blackchaps.livejournal.com


You're not bad. *g* Except when you are, and then it's really really good!

I've never gotten enough feedback to find a reason to complain. Oy.

From: [identity profile] chaps1870.livejournal.com


Me either. I'm happy with what I do get, I'm not that particular about the form.

From: [identity profile] mercury973.livejournal.com


I'm a little confused about how to respond to fic that I like. I'm not a writer and when I write something that I like, I usually don't want to take 20 minutes and type out a reasonable response. I usually just type a quick message saying that I dig their story. Some writers complain when they get these quick messages. Sometimes, I don't write anything for fear of this.
I don't know what to do. I thing most people are trying to be supportive to stories they found great. I've only left negative feedback once when I thought that the writer went a little too far in her story.
Fandom wank like this makes me feel like I'm walking on eggshells when reading fic. It also makes me less likely to want to respond. I guess I'll add not to ask for more to that list. *sigh*

From: [identity profile] chaps1870.livejournal.com


I don't leave expanded feedback. I'm not good at it. I generally say I love it and try to pick something out of the story that really worked for me. Other than that, I'm clueless on the feedback thing.

From: [identity profile] mercury973.livejournal.com


Bottom line for me is 1) I'm not leaving LJ 2) I'm gonna keep reading fanfic, 3) I will respond how I deem appropriate and if they complain that their feedback is too general, I will stop reading their work. What else can you do? I'm not gonna hold someone's hand on line, but I do get enjoyment from this place and I'll still be here, annoying people with my obsession with Rodney =)

From: [identity profile] chaps1870.livejournal.com


Yeah, I'm not leaving LJ either and I'll read what fic I can find.

From: [identity profile] darkmoon711.livejournal.com


I loved every comment you ever left me. Frakk her for being a whiny drama queen. She wanted to a BNF, and because she didn't get that, she ran away. Blah! Let her leave. LOL!

From: [identity profile] chaps1870.livejournal.com


Thanks. I try to comment on most stories I read. I was a bit lax earlier this year because I was reading off line more than online.
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From: [identity profile] twicet.livejournal.com


When I comment on what I read it is always positive. I have said " looking forward to reading more" as a compliment. Not too sure if I will say that again.

From: [identity profile] chaps1870.livejournal.com


It's hard to know what someone wants. Everyone is different.

From: [identity profile] neevebrody.livejournal.com


I can assure you, if you've ever asked for more from me, I took it as a very nice compliment and I tend to think of it that way in general. Sometimes the story isn't meant to go further, but it's nice to know people enjoyed it that much. Then other times I'll say I'm going to do more and then it gets lost in the shuffle and then "I" feel guilty.

From: [identity profile] chaps1870.livejournal.com


Exactly. I usually know when to ask for more. If it is in progress then yeah, I'll comment that I would love to see more.

Usually when a story ends, I may comment that I am sad to see it end. I see that as a compliment to the writer that I was that drawn into the story.

I've had people ask for sequels and I can't say I was ever offended even when I had no intention of writing any sequel.

I'm just going to continue with my wicked ways. lol

From: [identity profile] skinscript.livejournal.com


:)

I like the people who reply and ask me for more! Even when it sometimes doesn't make sense. (Not ever been an issue with you, of course)

Personally, I figure - don't let the randomness get you down or propel you to change. So some folks are weird about reviews. Most people aren't and really appreciate them, especially when there are dedicated reviewers who read a lot. I'm sad about the people who are thinking they'll change their approaches based on one person's rant.

I think asking for more is great. I'm always happy to see you review (or even reply like ^^^) So, yeah - I suppose this is the tl:dr version of my comment above which I stand by ... you? = Good.

From: [identity profile] chaps1870.livejournal.com


I have to admit that I was allowing a little bit of sarcasm into my apology. I don't really plan on changing all that much. I haven't had anyone comlain and if they don't like my reviews than they can say so. I have thick skin.

From: [identity profile] skinscript.livejournal.com


ahhhhh... I've seen quite a few posts that seem in earnest so I'm glad you weren't!
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