Reviewing and Rating ..

Reviewing and Rating ..

A Story by Chloe..Across the Universe

This is not top writing material.. i think it was because people like to discuss and be heard and give their opinions of this establishment


I just read all the top writing. I gave each piece a rating of 100 because the writing was good and deserved a 100 in my opinion. I hope I did not knock anyone from their spot .. I didn't mean to if i did.
I just read a tongue-in-cheek story about knocking people from top writer by rating low.. now you would think if the writing is at the top people are not rating it low , so it must be pretty good.. so to go and deliberatley rate a good poem or stroy low for your own good or just out of spite is so wrong!
I do hope this sort of thing stops .. please, let this Cafe be a haven for all , like it was when i first joined almost a year ago.

Being hateful to others and saying ugly things about them, spreading rumors , how childish is this?
Very! Yet people do it all the time .. why? Drama is for TV .. but of course some of us have it in our lives.. but why carry it here where we come to try and get away from it? Man, my life could be a hit Soap! I am so sorry for so many of my friends on this site who have been victims of black-ball ratings, lies and rumors and spite.. I hope it ends.

I have read some reviews that say some of the people on here kiss a*s and act fake..I want you all to know I mean every word i say.. I was not accused of this , it just struck me that some may think of me as such as i do go on and on about peace and love and how great the writers are.. I MEAN EVERY WORD OF IT. IT AND I AM NOT FAKING IT .. I  do feel love for all , we all do live on the same planet, share the same air .. here there wherever we are connected... And love is easier than hate and being nice is just how i was taught to behave .. and I love you all here, there everywhere.. I said on seeing pictures of Saddam Hussein when he was imprisoned wearing only boxers and looking so awful, sad and defeated.. i said I kind of feel sorry for him and people asked me how could i feel sorry for him.. i thought and i don't  know ... it is just me .. I am glad he was taken out of power and not able to harm anyone again.. So what's wrong with me? He was a monster in so many ways .. well, enough on trying to analyse this .. I just wanted to say a few things ..

I also want everyone who has read anything I wrote that I appreciate it and you.. sometimes lately i can't get around to return the review.. I hope i can get back to each of you who read my last poem i wrote, Chasing and all the other writings you may have reviewed.

So let me say something so cliche .. in the word's of Rodney King..." Why can't we all just get along"? Or was it "Can't we all just get along"? Either or means the same.

Love and respect and peace to all who read this.

© 2008 Chloe..Across the Universe

Author's Note

Chloe..Across the Universe
just wanted to say thanks to all who read my writing and a few other things.. like maybe people thinking my words are not the true me .. words on reviews and in groups and messages and all that and because a friend of mine here has felt the sting of people's crap too many times! and does not deserve it!
And because i am tierd of my friends telling me their rating is knocked down by jealous people or those who want their's to go to top spot .. as for this being top writing it is not worthy.. it is there i think because people want to give their opinions and be heard too .. but no, this is not top writing however
I left the rating open as people need to read this i do think ..really though it is not a
review type of writing. And thank the Lord this went off the top writing .. !!!

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Finding myself falling victim to this more and more as of lately I am left to wonder way. I have nor would I ever attack someone else's work. I though seem to attract the personal attacks. It especially bothers me when a person speaks all nice about your work and then trashs you in the rating just to knock you down or something. It seems that there are other writers that have their friends or other people attack you to make sure you do not do it to them. I don't really care about the top spot stuff as it just seem to allure more attacks on you. But if it makes someone feel special to knock someone down go ahead. I will not do it to you but just remember Krama is a b***h and when she comes around you will know it for sure. Thanks for writing this as I was in a pissy mood after this just happened to me after you reviewed my piece someone else struck. LOL Oh well

Posted 13 Years Ago

6 of 6 people found this review constructive.


Chloe, as always your heart and soul permeates the darkness that tries to preside from time to time. You are a blessing to the Cafe and to each one of us, and I want to thank you for caring for each and every person on here. You've stated a lot of truths in this piece, and I thank you for your candidness and honesty. As always, (((Hugs))), Carole

Posted 13 Years Ago

3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

i quit reviewing for about a month due to to illness and family focus and i dropped from the top writing.
i have found that the best way to stay in the top is to review, but that doesn't make me a better writer.
i am happier with fewer reviews that truly evolve me as a writer than being a "top writer." a lesson from high school: getting attention does not equal respect.

Posted 13 Years Ago

4 of 5 people found this review constructive.

oh yes dear i think its a review type of writing ,literature is showing the best of you ,all the creativity and wisdom,that shake us with every word,yes literature ,creativity,but its also ,showing so much love and and understanding and agreeing at last o live with all in peace and harmony to atop the ever growing hatred in in this stupid world ,if its not the job of literature to make this possible,then i would rather stop being a man of words,something i am really proud of,,you know Tolstoy, i can not but stoop to such a man ,at his elderly last year of life ,he will go naked feet ,in his pijamas,he was a very rich noble man from a very rich family,he will go to the field where the simple farmer work on his land just to earn their living,he would stand there and gaze at them and cry like a baby then he will give all families work on field all the portion of land as to be their very own land ,he kept doing that ,going from one spot to the other,untill his wife declared him insane not responsible for his action,imagine tolstoy,that great mind is mad and she what can i say of her but a mere parasite,so you see this is literature he became so sensitive to others being such a great writer of all times ,if there was only few of his like it surely will be paradice on earth,i loved your piece a lot it showed how truly human you are , know saddam ,my president ,he did hurt me a lot ,i always preyed for his death in disgrace,but when he was disgraced i was so sad,humans should not be humiliated like that ,yes i am too happy he is taken away,but his pride should have been preserved ,yes this what makes us really human ,and not barbarians it shows we are men and women devoted to our craft ,literature and creativity,devoted to real humanity ,and tell aloud that we care ,really care

Posted 13 Years Ago

2 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Actually, I stopped having my poems rated... after something Jenny Davis once wrote which influence me greatly. Reviews are good enough for me. I will probably never get into top writers ever again, but that is not my crown anyway... it belongs to the lovely people who read me and comment and rate me kindly. When I get top reviewer... that is something I am always proud of. I am dyslexic and reading is not always easy for me.

What you discuss is jealousy in action. If you can't write, you might as well trash those who can. Some may simply be those internet trolls that like to make trouble... idle hands sorta thing... Honestly, I never can understand what makes people what to treat others unkindly. It is a grrr thing to me.

Thank you for writing this. It is a subject which needs to be addressed. Cheers.

Posted 13 Years Ago

3 of 4 people found this review constructive.

At last a nitty gritty true life account to the ladder to the Top. I loved your honesty. Rain..

Posted 13 Years Ago

3 of 4 people found this review constructive.

Thank you for writing this, Chloe. My point exactly, some of the drama recently has driven me almost over the edge. Before I start to ramble.... this is a great write.


Posted 13 Years Ago

3 of 4 people found this review constructive.

Amen to everything you said. I agree, this is a place for peace, to be yourself, but not to seek to bring others down. I think we all have a bit of drama in our lives, but we come here to feel safe, to feel that we will not be judged by anything but our writing, our words, and how we conduct ourselves with others.

Hey what does tongue in cheek mean? I've been told before but I don't remember and it's not like a single word you can look up in the dictionary haha

I have never felt you faked anything. In fact when I first came to the cafe I felt that you were the sweetest person I'd ever met. The thought that it might be fake never even occured to me! But thank you just the same for assuring us of how sincere you are. :)

Peace and love

Posted 13 Years Ago

4 of 5 people found this review constructive.

An excellent piece, Chloe.

To me, the rating system and Top Writers/Writing appeals to our desire to accomplish something, and also provides incentive for us to strive to achieve something. It can be used as a tool to gauge our progress, which is invaluable to a new writer that is trying to find their voice.

I love to be on the boards...I don't sweat it when I'm not, but I do try harder. Those boards are motivation for me, not a popularity contest, not an 'I'm better than you" thing....they are my motivation to sit down and write something that my fellow writers here will appreciate. If it makes the board, it makes me feel good. It's as simple as that.

The recent drama here was not about writers "losing" their spots on the boards at the hand of someone that got a kick out of making that happen, it was about the harmony of the cafe being upset. The cafe is about writers helping writers, and game-playing is not helpful to anyone, and is childish, at that.

Is outing someone that has gone on a writing-sabotaging spree wrong? Is warning good friends that have worked hard and poured their hearts out into their writing childish?

If so, then hand me my pacifier and rattle, because I'll do it again if someone messes with my friends.

Again, an excellent piece here.

Posted 13 Years Ago

3 of 4 people found this review constructive.

word, sister.
the message is all that matters, and I dig what you're sayin'.

Posted 13 Years Ago

4 of 4 people found this review constructive.

I'm pretty new here and I tend to agree with you. I like to read everyone's stories and poems. It shows me that there are some very talented people out there. I mean what I say in my reviews. If I like I will say I do. If I love it, I write that. I try to be honest. I think this was a good post.

Posted 13 Years Ago

4 of 4 people found this review constructive.

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Chloe..Across the Universe
Chloe..Across the Universe

Smalltown, USA, AR

Sometimes i feel like an alien in a strange land..can you relate? I love people and friends are just that to me , friends-if you request me as a friend it would be nice if you read something I have .. more..


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