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View Poll Results: What should we use to refer to comments in Literature?
"Critiques" 19 47.50%
"Reviews" 6 15.00%
I'm fine with either 15 37.50%
Voters: 40. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-29-2008, 02:42 PM View Post #11 (Link)
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:45 PM View Post #12 (Link)
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The part about your first experience with critiques, yes.

Old 06-29-2008, 02:46 PM View Post #13 (Link)
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...Thanks? Heh.
Old 06-30-2008, 10:38 AM View Post #14 (Link)
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Aww ... if I had known that Reviews would be so lonely, I would've voted for them to make them happier. Otherwise they'd become depressed and commit suicide, and I'm very anti-suicide. We should all be anti-suicide.

I don't think I have any great, unique experience to add when it comes to critiques. I think I did my first one for kelseyak90 --> aSaaS, but only because he requested one. I was terribly afraid I had messed up on it somehow, but I guess not, because he made me crit the rest of his novel. Sometimes my fingers still hurt. xP

List of Reasons

- All of us here seem to refer to them as critiques.
- Review is a gentler term, at least to me.
- It makes me think of book reviews, actually, which makes me think of Shaun's blog.
- Happy blog.
- And although book reviews are great, it seems more like they're written for a reader.
- Whether you should read this book, not whether you should edit this section and move that comma.
- So although we could use Review,
- Let's just use Critique instead,
- Because no one gives Review Tickets,
- because Crit Ticket rhymes.
- Hooray.
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:26 AM View Post #15 (Link)
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I like critique because it can be "crit" and I think the people who have been here al ong time will have trouble converting. I can't wait till I can claim to be one.
Books are entertainment for the unimaginitive, but they are a refuge for the imaginative. I'm the latter and I spend hours in my refuge.

Old 12-02-2010, 06:26 AM View Post #16 (Link)
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I'd say keep with critique, it's more in-dept and more colder than a review, and if anyone gets published, these 'reviewers' will find something to hate about your work, so critique works better, since it can be colder and strengthen people for writing careers.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:08 AM View Post #17 (Link)
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I'd say I'd review a simple, perfectly written story, and critique a good story but with some flaws.
Think of the Book reviews we do, we don't do them so much in-depth as critiques (although we should... I know my reviews suck, for one).
Plus, for some reason, critique sounds more professional. Sure, when I joined the site, I knew what a review was, and only had a vague idea of what a critique was. If I was asked to review someone's story, I'd think I knew what reviewing was about, and I'd make a poor job of it. But the word 'critique' sounds much more serious and professional, so like the coward I am, I read about 10 critiques before posting my first critique, and I was hoping I had nailed it.

Review is much 'nicer', but just too light for me, they're somewhat synonyms but they mean entirely different things for me.
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:49 PM View Post #18 (Link)
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I really do not know why, but review sounds better, but critique sounds more official. Anyways, I went with review because on my other site (who's name I cannot mention on other forums, sorry) we review, and I guess I am use to saying review
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:04 PM View Post #19 (Link)
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I'm going to close this thread so people stop voting because it's from 2008 and doesn't need to get dragged up every time someone votes.

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