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In addition to rewarding those reviewers who send you personal reviews, every Writing.Com member has the opportunity to reward reviewers on the Public Review page. If you see feedback that you found useful or you appreciate the time spent helping another Writing.Com author, you can recognize and reward the reviewer for a job well done. Rewarding reviewers for their constructive criticism, not just criticism, encourages them to continue reviewing. This means that the entire Writing.Com community works together to reward the best reviews given!
To award "Gift Points" to a reviewer from the Public Review page, simply choose the number of gift points from that particular review's header and click "Send!" This will produce a small pop-up window where you can include a comment with your awarded Gift Points. If you would like to send the reward anonymously, just click that option. You may only award each public review once, but you may award multiple reviews from the same reviewer. Similarly, you may award Gift Points to various reviewers of the same item.
When a member awards a reviewer with Gift Points using the Public Reviews page, Writing.Com also assigns 1 to 9 "Reviewing Credits" to the recipient of the Gift Points. The amount of credits assigned is based upon the size of the Gift Point award.1
Frequently Asked Questions
Does rewarding an anonymous review on the Public Review page disclose the identity of the reviewer?
No, the system will maintain the reviewer's privacy throughout the process.
Can a reviewer reward themselves in order to receive more review credits?
No, the system will not allow a member to award their own public reviews.