Read carefully what the User is Looking For

This needs to be discussed!

It’s very important.

Please take your time to listen to what I’m saying. Please. PLEASE.

This goes out to all those who promote their stories (self promotion is totally OK and it helps get your story across)

But please be respectful about what the OP wants and what they’re looking for.

Don’t just blindly post.

Read carefully what they’re looking for. You should understand and know exactly what they want.

If someone is looking for ink only stories, don’t ignore their requests and post a limelight one. Don’t be that kind of person. It’s very rude manners and I’m sure you wouldn’t like it if you ordered a black sweater and instead got a coffee burnt rug. You’d be pissed, right? Think about how the OP feels when they see that? Upset, disrespected, insulted on a personal level maybe. They may even question your intelligence. Some people may assume you can’t read the post.

My apologies if I come off as rude but this type of thing needs to be discussed. The Forums is a great place to promote, but promote in the right category and only promote if your story meets the standards of the OP. This “posting everywhere like it’s my playground, I got free reign to do whatever I want, no one will be mad and offended” behavior needs to be stopped. Be a respectful person.

If someone’s looking for action, don’t post romance.
If someone’s looking for a story without swear words, don’t post censored stories there (um, we still know what the word is)
If someone’s looking for a story less than 100 reads don’t post a story with 135 reads.
If someone doesn’t allow self-promotion, respect that. Promote other stories or simply ignore if you have nothing to post.

Respect the rules of what the poster of the thread is looking for

Not every “Promote Your Story” thread is going to feature your story because they have different requirements and that’s OK.

I don’t have a problem with calling out people for breaking the rules of these types of threads. After all, they are meant to be respected and followed.

Thank you if you read this far and I wish everyone a good day. Please always read and think before you post.

On a side note, it makes it seem like some of the people who do this only care about the reads, nothing else : /


Agree 100%.

I’ll just add one more point.

Please, don’t promote your story through review threads.
If you don’t want/need/care about reviewers opinion on your story, and you have no intentions in making it better - don’t post your story for review.

You may not know or realize it - but one review takes around 1 to 2 hours (I’m speaking about the ones I do). 1 or 2 hours I could’ve spent doing something useful for me, instead of doing something you have no intention to appreciate.


You’re so right! Reviewers take time out of their lives to review other peoples’ works. They don’t have to but they choose to. And as a writer, you need to be thankful they do this. Also, PLEASE never request for a review if you can’t take criticism and get pissed really easily. It really isn’t fair and just creates unnecessary tension : /

But the thing is before you even begin writing, you need to know that you’ll need to face criticism at some point in your life.

Yeah, I remember one time on IG, this girl insulted a review group because her review wasn’t positive. But they were being honest. In my head I’m like “why request if you can’t handle it? WHY?”


they never THINK before requesting. :joy:

“Can I get a review?!”
“Can I get a review?!”




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ive seen someone story with reads like that number, and im like “dont…follow…simple…instructions…”


Whenever I see someone not following the instructions and posting their story anyway, I add their story to my “do not read” list.


agree on that. if you only want the read, not a review go do r4r. and if you can’t handle the critique

sometimes the reviewer can be anything too. i had one who made a very small one only mention a few things. not going into detail and when i did ask her about her opinions she began to complain that if I cannot handle the critique I should not ask for reviews

ps do you have a rewiew tread when you spend that much time on it would very much like to hear your opinion. i love rewiew even if i dont agree on what they think.


There you go. I do a detailed one, about plot, characters and directing. Everything basically.

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if someone said, read my story because the person doesnt have any reads, and yet others are saying “read for read?”

if that person who has 0 reads, wants to do a read for read, or asked for read for read, then boom, other than that, why are u saying read for read, if the person only wants someone or anyone to read a story? :thinking: lol

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Oh my gosh, that’s really bad (in my opinion) :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
It goes against my rules as a writer to do a read 4 read with someone who has zero reads because they JUST PUBLISHED THEIR STORY.
I’ll read it for free, without anything in return (come on, they just published, don’t bombard them with read for reads, they just started, hopefully their first reader isn’t someone they did a read for read with) :joy:

This is so true, if they just said “read/check out my story” and never mentioned anything about a read for read, be a respectful person and don’t advertise your stories on their thread, asking for a read for read. YOU NEED TO READ WHAT THE PERSON ASKED FOR.


honestly, they don’t READ. It’s like they just care for read for read. like… BRUH. CHILLL WITH THESE READ FOR READS, AND JUST READ THE PERSON STORY FOR ONCE. XD :joy:


Exactly :sunglasses: :wink::revolving_hearts::yellow_heart:

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Bump :nerd_face: :revolving_hearts:

with my first story i did alot read for read. first really many cheated and did not read my story . second i ended up reading really many stories i did not like.

most people dont even care about your story they just want the read. so i beging to say this when people ask for read for read. i am reading one chapter only, i will read more if i like it. you can do the same


Listen, listen, listen…if you just listen, you can make so many people happy. SO LISTEN.

Don’t be the selfish jerk who advertises their story everywhere and neglects to think about how the OP is feeling. Um, we have feelings and we would appreciate it if you took a few minutes out of your lives to listen to what we’re saying. It isn’t hard to listen YET so many fail at doing it.

ALSO to the people who are asking and posting so many r4r posts in a day-stop it. You can’t keep up with it and you will end up hurting someone. SO STOP. Only post what you can handle. Sometimes, I wish there was a limit on people who posted in r4r posts : /

Yes, I feel very strongly about this!


If people who promoted their story constantly on the forums worked on their story instead and made new episodes, they would have more reads. Just saying :speak_no_evil:


Bump :rose:

so true. i have made a tread asking for story recomadations. i wanted scifi, mystery or superhero.

guess who got recomanded romance and drama

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please read this forum.