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I'm unsure about an article I just received
« on: April 08, 2013, 09:02:34 AM »
I just got back my final pending article request and I'm unsure how I should rate it.  It is a 700 word article that is very well written, with just one spelling error that I saw while browsing it.  However, it really isn't about what I requested.  I wanted something about treating a disease.  Instead, I received an article that offers one very bizarre treatment is discussed that I would never recommend and may even be harmful, while the bulk of the article is about the symptoms of this disease.  Ironically, of my three articles, I figured this would be the easiest one to write because there are easily found sources online about how to treat the disease.

Yes, I know I can request a rewrite/modification, but I'm feeling a bit guilty about pursuing this option, partly because of the low cost associated with the articles and partly because I'm now writing articles and see how much effort is put into writing them.  Plus, as I said, it's well written.

How would some of you handle this situation?
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Re: I'm unsure about an article I just received
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 09:23:55 AM »
I just got back my final pending article request and I'm unsure how I should rate it.  It is a 700 word article that is very well written, with just one spelling error that I saw while browsing it.  However, it really isn't about what I requested.  I wanted something about treating a disease.  Instead, I received an article that offers one very bizarre treatment is discussed that I would never recommend, while the bulk of the article is about the symptoms of this disease.  Ironically, of my three articles, I figured this would be the easiest one to write because there are easily found sources online about how to treat the disease.

Yes, I know I can request a rewrite/modification, but I'm feeling a bit guilty about pursuing this option, partly because of the low cost associated with the articles and partly because I'm now writing articles and see how much effort is put into writing them.  Plus, as I said, it's well written.

How would some of you handle this situation?

I am in the same situation, I have received a tips based article, rather than one with just several paragraphs. It is well written and I didn't spot even one typo! I am going to keep it (without requesting modification) and use it within the other articles I got on the same / similar subject. I never expected to get an article I could put on-line straight away - getting my first two like that was a VERY pleasant surprise, so I am going to treat it like PLR and mix and match it with some other stuff I have on the same subject. I reckon there has to be some settling in with any new service and the authors and the commissioners will learn how best to request the type of article they want. And I still reckon 7c a word for an article i didn't have to research and write was good value!

Re: I'm unsure about an article I just received
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 09:57:03 AM »
I have not received the articles I ordered yet, but I know I will treat them the same way. A good starting point to make some good content. with adding my 1 or 2 paragraphs, adding some db data, some images and my own video.

That should be enough good content for users and google alike.

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Re: I'm unsure about an article I just received
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 10:14:44 AM »
Going forward you can add instructions telling the writer what you're looking for instead of just being able to put in keywords and that's it. That should help keep your articles more on the track you want.

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Re: I'm unsure about an article I just received
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 10:42:24 AM »
Jonathan,

I really don't know how to rate this article.  It's not what I wanted or expected because it isn't on topic (although I ordered this before I could enter instructions, I purposely chose the keyword phrase so that it would give direction about what the article should be about).  Based on that, I would rate it low.  However, it's well written, so based on that I would rate it high.

I almost hate to suggest this, but would it be helpful to the entire process if people can rate on both topic adherence and spelling/grammatical accuracy?  Doing so may help you determine which writers are best fulfilling the needs/requests of customers, especially when it comes time for you to decide who is eligible for being writers of premium articles.  I would also like to be able to provide feedback to writers, though I understand that this might not be a good idea because nasty things could be said.

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Re: I'm unsure about an article I just received
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 11:05:31 AM »
If it's great in one way but poor on another, I'd give it a middle rating of 3.

As to multiple rating points, that would likely prevent many people from taking the time.

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Re: I'm unsure about an article I just received
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 11:42:10 AM »
Thanks, Jonathan.  3 stars is what I will use.