The Do's, Don'ts, and Please Don'ts of Booksie

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These are some website "rules" that I learned over time. If you are a newbie, then I highly recommend that you check them out.

Submitted: September 04, 2016

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The Do’s, Don’ts, and Please Don’ts of Booksie

 

Hi there! If you are reading this, it most likely means that you are a member of Booksie.com, aka: A Booksian.

Booksie has a lot of unique features; Quickees, iComments, Booksie Direct… etc. We are also lucky to have very nice admins, always ready to help, and a very friendly community.

Me personally, I’ve been a Booksian for about nine months. I was lucky enough to meet some nice users within my first few days on this website, and needless to say, that greatly improved my experience. However, as more people join, the community grows by the day, and it becomes harder to get feedback.

Which is why I present: The Do’s, Don’ts, and Please Don’ts of Booksie. Everything I mention here, all the “rules”, are things I learned with time. I’m not saying they’re official website rules or anything, but they’re guaranteed to improve your experience on the site, and turn you into an awesome Booksian- and the envy of all your friends. ;)

Without further ado, let’s begin!

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Do:Post your writings on the site.

Don’t:Post them in the forum. The Post Your Writing  box, on top of the page, will lead you to your Portfolio, which is where all your writings are supposed to go.

Please Don’t:Post your writing in the comment section of another writer’s work. Comments are only for leaving feedback.

 

Do:Read and review the writings of other members. We need each other to give and receive feedback!

Don’t: Leave short, unspecific feedback such as ‘Good job!’ or ‘Nice’. Try leaving detailed reviews, because those are much more helpful.

Please Don’t:Be a ghost reader. Even if you didn’t like what you read, you can politely tell the writer what you didn’t like, and how they can improve it if they want to.

 

Do: Use Quickees to communicate with other writers.

Don’t:Reply to Quickees on your page. If a writer leaves you a Quickee, write one back on their page.

Please Don’t: Talk about private subjects/reveal personal information, via Quickees. Quickees are public, so if you don’t want everyone to see what you wrote, leave a message instead.

 

Do: Socialize with other writers. Again, we need each other to receive feedback and support. :)

Don’t:Be rude. Being mean or impolite will not get you anywhere, neither on this site or anywhere else. :|

Please Don’t:Steal another writer’s work. That is very, very unacceptable! Everybody works hard to write good content, so please don’t steal other writers’ hard work.

 

Do:Promote your writing. You have every right to receive feedback. The best way to get readers is to ask other Booksians via Quickees if they can read your work. However, please be nice, and make sure they’re open for reading requests.

Don’t:Ask for readers on the forum. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but the forum gets lots of new posts every day, so your post could easily get overshadowed. Your chances of getting readers are better if you leave Quickees instead.

Please Don’t: Send a reading request in a comment on another writer’s work. I’ve been a Booksie user long enough to know that this is basically taboo here. Comments should be used to send feedback, not reading requests.

 

Do: Report a glitch/bug to the admins, or just ask for help if you’re experiencing difficulty with something. The admins are very nice and will almost always get back to you.

Don’t: Be rude to the admins. Seriously, they work really hard on maintaining Booksie and improving it.

Please Don’t:Be a troll, or insult the community/site. You’re not forced to be a member if you don’t like the site.

 

Last but not least, Do join a house, use iComments or Booksie Direct, add your favorite writings to your shelf, customize your profile… etc. What’s the point of joining a community, if you’re not going to be an active member? c:

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This was The Do’s, Don’ts, and Please Don’ts of Booksie. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me! 

 


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