Before you even think about posting a comment, please consider the following…
1] Think before you post.
2] ALL comments are moderated, so I will have to approve it before it appears on the site. Until recently, if you had previously had a comment approved, then you were free to post again without moderation – something I was quite happy with. However, I have had to deal with some rather critical and rude comments made by certain individuals which have caused me to change my mind. Sorry but that`s the way it is. [And some of them have been blocked as a result]
More people download my work than comment on it anyway so for the majority of you it won`t make a blind bit of difference…
3] If you don`t have anything postive to say, then say nothing. Your silence will speak for itself.
4] Think before you post something that`s the internet equivalent of me inviting you into my house and you pissing on the living room carpet.
5] I`m really not interested in what you didn`t like about the Edit. Sorry if you think that`s me being rude but I did it for me, not you.
6] I Fan Edit because I enjoy it. It`s highly creative, takes a lot of time and effort and, judging by the number of downloads, there is an audience out there that enjoys my work. All of which is great, but if it stops being fun, I`ll go straight back to just doing them for myself again.
What really pisses me off is people thinking it`s perfectly acceptable for them to post critical comments when they haven`t even watched the f###ing edit they`re criticising. I`m sorry but WTAF?
7] You`re either the kind of person who likes Fan Edits or you`re not. If you are the latter then please go be a Keyboard Gangsta over at the Outpost Gallifrey Forum. People like you are why I don`t go there anymore.
8] I`m simply not interested in engaging in a pointless conversation that will just go something like this:
YOU – Really good edit, big improvement etc but I didn`t like “X”
ME – Well I did. That`s why I did it that way
YOU – Well I`d rather you`d done “Y” instead
ME – Well I didn`t, I did it with “X” – I like “X”, I think it works
YOU – Well I think “Y” would work better
ME – Fine. Why not go and do a version with “Y” in it instead? I like my version, my version`s got “X” in it. I like “X”…
9] If there`s something I`ve done in one of my Fan Edits that you didn`t like or didn`t think worked, then let me encourage you to have a go at editing the story yourself. Why not? For instance, if you think MY choice of music is wrong, then I would encourage you to make up your own Fan Edit with the music that YOU think is right instead.
10] If you were to give 100 Fans the chance to edit any given story you would end up with 100 different versions. That`s the great thing about Fan Editing – it gives each one of us the ability to come up our own indivdual ultimate version of any story we like. And by extension that means each one of us can come up with our own personal version of Doctor Who! What could possibly be wrong with that? So please, instead of finding fault with my version, why not use that as an incentive to do your own version which will, by definition, be faultless!
11] If you want to suggest an alternate way of doing something, that`s fine. But please don`t waste your time or mine by criticising my personal editing choices.
12] If I`ve made a mistake and something has slipped through the net then by all means point it out to me and I`ll get it fixed. I don`t have a problem with that. But please… think before you post!