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I've fallen into the habit of not leaving comments on fic if I can't leave a detailed, insightful one.

I think this is because I've read of people complaining of 3 or 4-word comments, and others stating that the only proper comment is a detailed, multi-paragraph one that shows appropriate analysis and reflection.  I like those, too.  I like those, best.  But I frequently don't have the energy for that, particularly on a weekday night, and thus have been reading without commenting at all.

So I think I will go back to leaving brief comments if I can't summon the wherewithal to leave a detailed one.  As an author, I like any acknowledgment that someone liked a story, so I can't help feeling that most other authors would prefer that to no comment at all. 

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whochick
Jun. 28th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
I think that's quite reasonable. As an author, I like every comment I get, even if it's just one word (or even one letter, lol).

That being said, I know what you mean. I think the hardest ones to leave reviews for are the ones you read but don't really like ...
np_complete
Jun. 28th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
I think the hardest ones to leave reviews for are the ones you read but don't really like ...

I think that's a case where the "cite something you like" model works well: "nice scene-setting," or something like that.

whochick
Jun. 29th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)
"I really liked your description of that doorknob ..."

... but your rape of the English language is deeply, deeply disturbing!!!

Something like that, lol?
np_complete
Jul. 2nd, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
"I really liked your description of that doorknob ..."

... but your rape of the English language is deeply, deeply disturbing!!!

Something like that, lol?


Well, despite what I said above, I think that if you have to perjure yourself to find anything nice to say about a story, the best thing to do is creep away silently. :) I didn't mean to suggest that everybody had to comment on everything, just that, from now on, if I liked something but didn't feel like I could leave a comment worthy of it, I was going to leave a brief little note, anyway.

whochick
Jul. 2nd, 2009 09:54 am (UTC)
I hear what you're saying - I'm an addictive commenter, but sometimes I just think it's wise not to say anything. In essence, I was just having a giggle ;)