TMC Evaluation and Diagnosis

by Kiss of Death

Kiss of Death
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09-17-2015, 06:58 AM
#18831 (1)
First off, I want to thank everyone who contributed to my threads, helping them stay visible and giving me the all-important feedback I strive for. You are the great, the awesome, the real MVPs, and I honestly can't express how much it means to me that you took the time, read my reviews and said something from yourselves.
Special mention goes to @Neko, who despite my nagging about his ideas tried his best to advertise my reviews and spread them.

That said, it's time for an evaluation of my contribution. With 15 reviews already written and another one coming shortly, I feel like it's about time to look back at the last two and half a month to summarize and make a final decision on what's to come.

To start with, given the nature of the forum, I never imagined my reviews would appeal to such a vast number of people. Thinking optimistically, give or take 15% of the people who ever viewed the threads have read the reviews. With the view count describing each time a person has viewed the thread, it's safe to assume at least 10% of the views is either me or somebody who already viewed it.

Doing the maths... The most viewed thread of all my reviews so far is Isuca, with the rough view count of 1,272. That means around ~172 people have read it, thinking optimistically of course. For me, it's a large feat, and I'm really thankful for each and every single person who read and enjoyed it, since that's the very reason I ever took up writing those reviews.

With the rest of the reviews falling considerably behind, the worst score in terms of views had been accumulated by Eiken, with the rough view count of 33. With me checking this thread at least 8 times, optimistically speaking, 25 unique visitors have viewed this thread, with roughly 4 people reading the review. Again, thank you so much for taking the time and reading my pointless rant. It does truly mean a lot, regardless of the total score.

Now, let's cover the aspect that I myself am fond of the most whatever I do, that is: the replies. Over the course of two and half a month, in all 15 of my threads, the reply count varied from as low as 1 to as high as 16, with the total of 71 replies. Most of them being actual feedback, I can't help but be thankful for all the comments that I got from you. That said, the average reply per post with this setup amounts to nearly 5, with Himegoto raising it by a fair amount (without it the average is nearly 4). It's enough to keep me happy about it, but I can't help and notice the downside...

The downside being... my reviews are slowly becoming passé, no matter how I look at it. After the slow start and the huge boom around two months ago, the reviews are entertaining less and less people, or at least that's how it looks by statistics. I'm not saying I feel they're underappreciated, since each and every viewer, regardless of whether they read the actual review or not, is very appreciated, but rather, I feel like I'm losing my original goal here.

Sorry for sounding rude, needy or spoiled, but I'd really, really, really appreciate if more people could reply to those threads. From your point of view, it's a free post you might need to level up if you're aiming to create a group, from mine, it's another person who can potentially like the review, not agree with it or point out how stupidly written it is, which amounts to an ulterior reason being fulfilled, that being feedback. No matter what you write about my review, it still tells me how well I did and what I should work on in the future.

Well, thanks for reading this thread, those who did. For those who didn't:
tl;dr - I suck at writing reviews and need people to tell me how bad my reviews are
Again, sorry for the long post, for my whining, ranting and being spoiled, but that's just how things are. Depending on the outcome, my TMC may cease to exist soon, which might prove being a relief for those of you who consider it an eyesore - and I'm pretty sure people like that do exist.

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09-17-2015, 07:52 AM
#18832 (2)
I've already sent you my feedback, now I'm simply bumping for visibility.

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09-17-2015, 05:43 PM
#18863 (3)
Nana ;_; I'll do my best to read your reviews everydai