New on WEbook: Feedback-palooza! Register via Facebook! And More!05:20
The never-ending quest to make WEbook the destination for writing bliss marches on! This month, we’re pleased to announce a bevy of new features—many of which were suggested by WEbookers like you! My favorite is the new larger feedback window with a snazzy word count bar. Perhaps our greatest single request from the WEbook community is the need for more feedback. We all love to get comments like, “Awesome! Loved it! The best thing since sliced Shakespeare!” But the truth is, feedback that offers nothing but praise or criticism is not really feedback at all.
To encourage deeper reviews—true feedback—we thought a word-count bar might help. Here’s how it works: The orange bar tracks the word count of your review. If you want to give someone a quick, gut reaction to their work, leave a “comment”—anything between one word (“Groovalicious!”) and 149 words. When you reach 150 words, the bar glows green like a light saber. Congratulations! You have officially left a piece of WEbook-sanctioned, honest-to-goodness “feedback.” Want to really go the distance? Keep typing. When you hit 250+ word territory, you have entered the hallowed realm of the “critique.” Critiques are like diamonds: multi-faceted, crystal-clear, harder-than-nails, rare, and valuable. Your reviewee will appreciate your effort; WEbook will notice it as well. (Click here for more on this.)
The second improvement to WEbook’s feedback process is a blue link underneath each review, with the words: “Was this feedback helpful? Leave a compliment.” When you receive a comment, feedback, or critique, take a moment to think about whether the review is truly brilliant, enlightening, in-depth, motivating, helpful, or unique. If so, click on through to the feedback compliment buttons and give the review its props. If not, simply move on to the next piece of feedback.
We’ve also enabled Facebook Connect for new users. What does this mean? If you’re registering to WEbook for the first time, you can do it through your Facebook account. For those of you already registered with us, stick with the regular login, as Facebook Connect will prompt you to start a new account.
Last, and another popular request from the WEbook hive, you can now remove chapters from continuous single-author projects. So edit away, ladies and gents, we won’t stop ya!
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