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Mission Statement and FAQ
(1) Will you write a review of a story I've written? Would you tell your staff to review my story?
Reviewers *will never be assigned reviews*, *asked to review a specific story/stories*, or questioned about what they choose to review...
Just because a story has been reviewed does not mean it can't or won't be reviewed again. Since there will be no collaborating between reviewers, more than one review of the same story may be turned in at the same time (as may often happen with stories that are newly posted to the Web). Both reviews will be posted. This speaks to the very strong BLURB sentiment that many varying opinions/recommendations are necessary in order to even remotely attempt a global view of the plethora of fan fiction on the net.
We're the middle ground between a One-Reviewer System and a Public Reviewing System, both of which already exist. Lunacy has been reviewing fan fiction pretty much single-handedly since the beginning of Xena Fan Fiction on the Web. Tragedy 88's Reviews are set up to allow anyone the opportunity to review a story (public reviews). We strongly encourage you to visit these sites as well. You can find the URLs of both these sites in our Links section.
Since reviews are merely opinions, and since personal preferences vary widely, how can we provide a site that recommends stories when the very nature of any recommendation is skewed and flawed to begin with, and is sure to always exclude a story simply by the virture of what has been included? The best answer, it seems to us, is to set up a list of reviewers that vary as widely as possible from one another. Though it will, undoubtedly, still fall short in some areas, we feel that this is probably as close as we're going to get to an ideal situation.