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list of benefits for writers of mini-reviews

Postby livelove » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:58 pm

mpowell wrote:yeah, the mini-reviews are one of the most interesting parts of Criticker, and you're right that we should be doing more to highlight them.
As the site owners agree with, mini-reviews are one of the best parts of Criticker.
They clearly are of enormous value to the readers of the mini-reviews.

But what about the advantages of writing mini-reviews for the writers themselves ?
I'm sure there are some, yet they seem to be less obvious.
Can we, together, in this thread, make a list of benefits for writers of mini-reviews ?

I'll add them here:

  1. reminder/explanatory function: helps to recall what I originally thought about a movie and why I scored it the way I did
  2. self-affirmation and self-verification (feels good when someone stars something you're proud of)
  3. expressive outlet: when a film puts me in a weird ecstatic frenzy
  4. experiencing the feeling of sharing something with(in) a community
  5. imposes little creative challenges I wouldn't otherwise bother with
  6. self-examination and self-reflction: "when reading (own) older reviews: a reminder not to take myself too seriously"
  7. helps understand others: "easier to appreciate other peoples' efforts when you've had a go yourself"
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Re: list of benefits for writers of mini-reviews

Postby paulofilmo » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:54 pm

are you after these sorts of subjective things? i might be misreading you


    when reading (own) older reviews: a reminder not to take myself too seriously
    feels good when someone stars something you're proud of
    can set little creative challenges that i wouldn't otherwise bother with*
    expressive outlet when a film puts me in a weird ecstatic frenzy
    easier to appreciate other peoples' efforts when you've had a go yourself
    sharing/community. sort of. loosely.

*pithy; long; visual; 'awkward film summary'; surreal; one-word; retire a gif, etc. etc.

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benefits for writers of mini-reviews

Postby livelove » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:33 am

hello paulofilmo. Thank you for your contributions. Yes, ANY examples are legitimate and very welcome.

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Re: list of benefits for writers of mini-reviews

Postby philamental » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:16 pm

The only reason I personally write mini-reviews is so I can better recall in the future what I originally thought about a movie and why I scored it the way I did. Before I did this, I found I could look back at a ranking I had given years previously and have little memory of why I scored it the way I did.

I do also get some of the benefits mentioned by paulofilmo, but they are secondary and I wouldn't bother writing mini reviews if it wasn't for that primary reason.

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Re: list of benefits for writers of mini-reviews

Postby SinnerMa » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:39 pm

For me, I pretty much ignore the ratings given without a review. I may be wrong (usually am) but I feel someone who has gone to the trouble of writing a review has also, even if subconsciously, given some thought to the rating entered not just input a figure "on the fly" so to speak.

Reviews also give me a snapshot of the product and help me in deciding it it's "for me". I especially appreciate mini reviews on non mainstream product

The reverse of the above is why I do minireviews....and, yep, getting a star is a little buzz :lol:

So, thanks to all the Criticker mini reviewers for their collective assistance.

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Re: list of benefits for writers of mini-reviews

Postby BillyShears » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:01 pm

I flash my stars when I go out to eat and get asked to leave quietly.

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Re: list of benefits for writers of mini-reviews

Postby livelove » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:49 pm

@BillyShears: Sorry, what does that mean?

@SinnerMa: You list advantages for the readers. What benefits do you see for the writers (aside from "getting a buzz" which is already in the list) ?


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