Comment on Upcoming changes to kudos

  1. This sounds like a good idea. However, not all writers are nice.

    Once, I commented “I really like this story”. The writer’s response: “Be specific and tell me what you like about it. Otherwise, you’re just taking up space in the comments”.

    So, I don’t think you can blame people for having anxiety to comment. And even “kudos” or “I like it” Is not enough for some writers.

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    1. I'm not blaming people for their anxiety, and if it came off that way then I apologise, I didn't mean it. All I meant was that there are ways around anxiety and to work with it.

      That author sounds like a dick, but if you want to show support to authors outside of kudosing, then a comment or bookmarking is going to have to be it. It's an unfortunate fact of life that people can be assholes and thankfully, they're in the minority and you cannot let them from stopping you showing support to authors if that's what you want to do.

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    2. I think I'd have just said "No. Deal with it." to somebody that rude.

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    3. I'm sorry that person was rude to you. They were out of line. Maybe it would be helpful to check the author's existing replies to comments so you know for sure they'll be gracious? I know some authors don't reply to any comments at all, so this suggestion probably isn't helpful for their fics, but it would hopefully be a good indicator with others. I feel as though most authors are extremely grateful for the comments they receive, but I know that it can be hard to move past negative experiences.

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      I’m sorry that author was rude to you; there’s really no call for that. They’re probably rude in all their interactions in life.

      I hope that encounter doesn’t put you off commenting in general, though: most people love hearing that you enjoyed something they created.

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    5. Really? Even if they do want you to be specific, a "thanks, what did you like the most" is better. But sometimes, kudos are enough.

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