27-02-17, 06:12 AM
(22-02-17, 10:51 AM)RJCasta Wrote: Not always, I think. I'm currently encountering a slew of .5 star (seriously.... why are there half stars here?) reviews because I included same-gender romance without putting a disclaimer or warning on it. Not erotica or descriptive sex, mind you. Just romance.
Because I failed to "warn" these readers, they nuked me with half a star.
I wrote a polite message back to one of them explaining why I refused to write a disclaimer, then called it a day. Their reviews ended up drawing more positive attention to my work in the end. So sometimes, when pointless and mundane reviews strike good things can happen.
Yes, but those ratings remain. And once the backlash subsides, your story might be harder to find just because some idiot haters didn't like it for reasons that RRL actively removes if presented in reviews but still allows due to anonymous ratings. Also, good luck!