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New chapter reviewer usergroup

+ posted by sahugani in Site News on May 5, 2008 09:09


Chapter Reviewers




We MH staff have decided to create a new user group for regular chapter reviewers. The review sections in this site have become places of intelligent discussion that we would like to promote and hopefully grow to many series on the site. For those of you who decide to take the time to analyze each new chapter, you will receive status as an MH reviewer.



There are some rules for obtaining this status though
- in order to be recognized, you must produce at least 5 chapter reviews for a single weekly series, 3 for a monthly series, or 8 total for multiple series
- retroactive reviews do not count. You must produce the designated number of reviews each week or month for the most recent chapters
- you must be able to communicate the information and your views clearly with a decent grasp of the English language and grammar
- if after obtaining reviewer status you take a prolonged break from your reviews with no hint of returning, your status may be removed
- after creating 10 reviews for a single series, a sub-board will be created in that review section for your old reviews



There is no real format for reviews and they can be done any number of ways. You can search through the reviews in the Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece sections for various examples of review styles but ultimately, it is best to establish your own unique layout after you get the hang of it. Here are a few general tips



Writing the Reviews
- use a writing program such as Microsoft Word to write your review before posting it. Reviews are quite a bit longer than normal posts and it is easier to see your work than it is in the reply box
- run spell check while writing to minimize the number of language or grammar problems
- Wikipedia is a great resource for reviews as authors commonly find basis for characters, events, and techniques in real history



Regarding Pictures
- pictures are not necessary though they can help in sectioning the review and gives the reader a bit of reference back to the material being written about
- if you do use pictures, it is best not to use full pages or extremely large pictures. Very simple art programs like Microsoft Paint can help in using smaller frames from the manga instead
- free image hosts such as Imageshack or Photobucket can be used to store these pictures.
- if you use a scanlation to obtain these pictures, credit the scanlation you used
- if you use an artwork from an artist other than yourself, be sure to credit them. Most artists also prefer that you link back to the original art, their homepage, or both. It is also good practice to contact the artist when using their art as not all artists are comfortable with their pieces being used outside of their homepages.



On a final note, while we have no problem with those of you who decide to make reviews for multiple series (and sincerely thank those of you with the free time to do this), we suggest that you not try to bite off more than you can chew. These reviews can be quite time consuming and we would prefer to see you make high quality reviews for a single series than overstrain yourself with a second. We also encourage you to start your reviews in sections that lack a reviewer. The ultimate goal of this user group is to establish regular reviewers for as many series as we can and promote this kind of discussion throughout the site.


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Comments
#1. by hatsuharupeace ()
Posted on May 5, 2008
Cool idea, I like it. One question though: What colours will they be getting?
#2. by zenozatch ()
Posted on May 5, 2008
Sweet. This can be a way for me to get the word about other manga that aren't know too much. *gets started on reviews*
#3. by gigantor21 ()
Posted on May 5, 2008
This is awesome. Sucks that I don't have time to do it now... :(
#4. by Helltroll ()
Posted on May 5, 2008
I have a question regarding reviews of series in the General Shonen/Seinen section: Are the subforums who are created there only for one series (f.e. "Hellsing Review Section" or in general ("Seinen Review Section")?
#5. by sahugani ()
Posted on May 5, 2008
@hatsuharupeace - we're currently trying to figure out the color and right now were trying to decide between a couple choices @zenozatch - success!!! @gigantor21 - you may not be currently reviewing, but you built up enough so you will have your own sub-board once we get those set up @Helltroll - the idea is still relatively new, so we're still working out a few details
#6. by Hiruma Youichi ()
Posted on May 5, 2008
haha lol nice art and i love the idea =]
#7. by Shiro-kun ()
Posted on May 6, 2008
That sounds interesting i would like to review but i think my reviews well be dwarfed by the others lol
#8. by Tha Uchiha ()
Posted on May 6, 2008
Sounds Awesome I realy enjoy reading reviews, maybe this will be the incentie for more reviewers, thanx, dueces!
#9. by bittman ()
Posted on May 6, 2008
Haha I'd love to do one piece, but I think you have a market-hold on that Sahugani ^_~ I'm tossing up between es21, fma, bleach and negima (though the latter has no section...) On that note, where would we be posting these reviews in sections which do not include a dedicated review section? (i.e. anything thats not OP, bleach or naruto) I noticed a fma review I did yonks ago (http://mangahelpers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6819) was just placed in the main section...
#10. by sahugani ()
Posted on May 6, 2008
for sections that don't have a review section, just post it in that section's main discussion area. after the section has enough reviews posted, we'll create a dedicated review section within it as for the general shounen/seinen/etc, the same rule as above applies and a general review section will be created within it for all the series in the section. in this case though, if a series gain enough attention from its thread as well as reviews, it may help get that series its own section and its reviews will be moved there
#11. by patedecarne ()
Posted on May 7, 2008
Great idea, Sahugani MH is the best, definitely! And if you guys need some opinion about how we can implement the section, I'll glad to help you!
#12. by bax ()
Posted on May 7, 2008
Of course :) We are gladly open to suggestions/critics/complaints from the members to be better.
#13. by Helltroll ()
Posted on May 7, 2008
@sahu: Thx for answering the question. Maybe I will review Hellsing, deadman Wonderland and other more mature series (such as Fairy Tail :D ).

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