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Liberty Justice
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SIX stars 6****** for you, dear writer. Indeed, author has a serious question to ask. I, do not have your answer; but, someone does. I wouldn't worry about it, just do write the way you want to. truly, liberty justice WELL SAID!


 Comment Written 25-Nov-2017



reply by the author on 25-Nov-2017
    I agree about worrying about it, but that being said, I do feel the rules should be the same for all and I've been here long enough to realize that isn't the case. Thank you for the awesome six.
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I have wondered the same thing. It does seem there should be a re-defining to up-date this issue. I am reading a re-post that I'm sure was from before my time and enjoying the read. Is it possible to say, if you read it before, don't worry, don't read it again?
On the other hand, if a work has been changed drastically, like we would do if we took it to a professional editor, shouldn't we at FS think in terms of FS'ians as our editors?
I probably don't make sense; but Tom and the powers that be should re-evaluate the whole process to clarify or even make it more fair.


 Comment Written 09-Jul-2017



reply by the author on 09-Jul-2017
    According to the FS rules, you can't post an post you have already posted as new. You can revive it but can't repost t as new.

reply by LaRosa on 09-Jul-2017
    gotcha
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I am confused about this, too. I receive PM from three or four people who have revived posts. Sometimes it's a post I've already read, and I wonder why I should spend time reviewing it again and adding comments. Also, I am not sure what the reviews do to affect the rankings. What does the author gain? I suppose it's an excuse for more money to come in via additional reviews. Personally, I'd rather be reading new material. judi


 Comment Written 14-Apr-2017



reply by the author on 14-Apr-2017
    My problem is not with reviewers who have revived a post. Only the reviews of people who have not already reviewed it reviews count and doesn't go toward a ranking. They do it usually because they have edited it and more comments. NOW!! My problem is with the people who have already posted a post and are passing it off as a new post. It's not and they are gaining rank and even contest entries with it.

reply by judiverse on 14-Apr-2017
    I'm not sure I know what's going on. It certainly isn't fair to be passing off old work as new. I hope it's resolved, whatever's going on. judi
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No, you're not wrong - it is revived as it states.
One presumes it's revived for editing

However, like you, I've read work here on FS
that I am 100% certain that I've read before - just
a different title... which is against the rules.

Margaret


 Comment Written 12-Apr-2017



reply by the author on 14-Apr-2017
    Thank you
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Hi Barbara, I don't know. I thought if you wanted to re-post a work more than two years old you bought a revive certificate. Simple as that. I see writers using it all the time, but where is the confusion? As I see it, once posted it shouldn't be able to be past as a new posting, simple as that. But maybe I'm too naive. Ach well. Everything gets abused this days. Isn't it a question for Tom to answer? All the best. Ulla:)))


 Comment Written 11-Apr-2017



reply by the author on 14-Apr-2017
    It is a Tom question and I am not sure Tom is doing anything about it. I know of at least one novel that is being posted as new and I read it a few years ago.

reply by Ulla on 14-Apr-2017
    If that is so, I find it amazing and totally wrong. I hope we get an answer to this. All best. Ulla:)))
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I think this is a great question. I have thought about reposting, but I don't know how to do it, or if the reviewer would get the proper credit. Thanks for posting. I also have a question. If you repost after two years with edits, will it be considered a new post?
Elaine


 Comment Written 10-Apr-2017



reply by the author on 10-Apr-2017
    Supposedly it should be a revive, no matter how much you edit and if a reviewer has already reviewed they get no credit. Thank you

reply by light on 10-Apr-2017
    Thanks Barbara. No sense posting something when the reviewers aren't compensated.
    Elaine
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I understand you question completely, Yes, it is confusing, but without actually knowing the rules, I think a revived post has to be previously posted two-years ago, and you want to post it again. I do not think any revisions are necessary. Some people revive an older post because there are many new members that have not read it. Personally, I don't think this is cheating because it gives the writer and new reader the opportunity to review something they have not previously read. If you have already read and reviewed it you can just click delete. If you want, I think you can change your comments and also the number of stars you originally gave that post (I may be wrong on this point) and if the comment field is empty, you can change your review and possibly (as I am not sure about this point) the number of stars. I have revived one or two very old posts and found this helpful. Some do it because it is the anniversary of a special day which originally inspired the original post, i.e. the birthday of Mastery's son who was killed twelve years later in an automobile accident. We all have the opportunity to go to a person's portfolio page and read a favorite author's work. But sometimes this is just not realistic for those that have 30-40 post a day in their inbox. Tom would be the best person to answer this. I also do not know if the additional reviews are added to the daily total of the author's post. I tend to think not, but again I am not sure of this. If they are counted, I am confident that only 'new' comments would be counted.


 Comment Written 10-Apr-2017



reply by the author on 10-Apr-2017
    I am at a total loss, hence, the question. I am getting all sorts of interesting points of view. Thank you.
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When I wanted to update Behind Green Eyes for another edit, basically. I asked Tom about it, He said it had to be posted as revived and there is a button for it. Actually I took it from my portfolio and am editing as I go from there and it automatically comes up as revived. As for people re-posting, I am told they are not supposed to.
Heidi


 Comment Written 10-Apr-2017



reply by the author on 10-Apr-2017
    I have been told that too, but it's happening. Thank you.
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Good morning, Barbara

From my own experiences regarding posting a previous work.

I did post previous stories simply by changing the title of each post from Part 2 to part Two. All the previous posts were reviewed at the time of their posting with new reviews the same.

I've noticed (those who I follow) their earlier posts had been critiqued by me.

I hope this helps somewhat and doesn't muddy the waters.

Take care and stay safe,

Ray


 Comment Written 10-Apr-2017



reply by the author on 10-Apr-2017
    Thank you
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Hi there,

Yep, I've had problems with this myself. Sometimes I have stories posted of which I made copious notes. I have posted a 500 word story before, but then when back to my notes and wrote a story using the same basic premise which comes in at 7000 words. I am told this is not allowed either, although the setting, characters and outcomes are different...

Personally I feel this is not heavily edited but a actual new piece on similar themes, so I', not sure where the line is drawn.

I have been accused of this in the past myself because I use similar names and write on particular themes a lot, even though the works are vastly different.

Not sure what the answer is but no one in a position of authority seems to check. how could they? There are thousands of posts from a tonne of writers...

Another item I took issue with was blind competitions. When a writer uses their main characters from their books/stories and settings in blind comps surely that identifies them, but the site says no it doesn't...

Who knows?
G


 Comment Written 10-Apr-2017



reply by the author on 10-Apr-2017
    WOW!! Others, I review, are posting an revived story as a new post. I read it before. I know I did. I can tell you happens and I'm being told, by the author Tom told him to do it.
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