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A bit of a feedback rant
Friday 17th March 2006 7:51 pm

I've been reading some stuff both that's linked off metafandom and in various people's LJs about feedback, and there's one thing I find really odd. This is people complaining that after an hour/a day/something in between, they've not had any comments.

Not everyone goes on the internet every day. Depending on how busy I am at work, I might check my emails once or a few times, but I won't reply to any unless it's urgent. If I'm out in the evening then I'll check them between coming in & going out, or coming back in & going to bed, but again, won't reply unless it's urgent.

When it comes to reading fic I may or may not read it when I see it's there. It might depend on how long it is, whether I'm in the mood for it then, or whether I know I want to take my time reading it. I have a 'to read' folder in Outlook Express, in RSS Bandit and in Firefox. Sometimes I forget there is anything in there and I could be reading it months later.

I'm working on the basis that I'm an average internet user in fandom, which may or may not be true, but I've not really got any basis for comparison being as I'm me and not anyone else.

But it strikes me that it may be that no-one's had a chance to read your fic in that time. Or that they have read it and are taking the time to think about what feedback they want to leave. In my case, I hardly ever give feedback when I'm not on my computer because it means I have to take a roundabout way to login and I'm just too lazy.

P'raps other people have different ideas of how much feedback they want. If anyone person leaves me any feedback at all, not matter how long after I wrote it, that's great. If more than one person does, I'm over the moon.

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Dropping Eaves feedback
Sunday 14th September 2003 8:22 pm

If you're the person who sent me some feedback on Dropping Eaves earlier this week it was much appreciated but I only had time to skim-read it and then I accidentally deleted it. If it was you can you please resend it!

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