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Mar 27, 2021

Inspirational

This is the same message from other stories but in my own words.

Dear Reedsy,

You have been emailed many times but you seem to have ignored them entirely. We need you to respond, please.

It's about downvoting.

Don't read that sentence and blow through the rest of this message because you don't care enough to listen.

Mira Caplan, has been downvoted from the tens of thousands to the ultimately low point value of 709. Do you know how many downvoters it takes to do that? People are leaving Reedsy because this shrikes a blow to their author selves. One Reedsy writer for example is Blxxii, she plans on leaving Reedsy for the sake of downvoters.

Many of my fellow Reeders were downvoted thousands of points, it's unbelievable. Here are just a few of those Reedsy writers:

Ari Reynes (4600-1,000.)

ᗩᗴᖇiᑎ ᗷ 💚 (31,010-28,000.)

💜ᴀ ᴍ ᴇ ᴛ ʜ ʏ ꜱ ᴛ 💜 (5,100-1,000.)

山.w. S𝓀y฿elle (3,000-1,000.)

𝕃𝕦𝕟𝕒 ℂ𝕠𝕝𝕠𝕟 (2,000-1,000.)

Mira Caplan (16,000-709)

Loosing so many points is a strong blow to us, all of us. We're a community, we feel the pain of our peers. Perhaps it may sound stupid to leave Reedsy because of some cruel downvoters but why are we doing this? We can never win. Simple as that; we cannot win. We can't always be there to help upvote our friends and the amount of time it takes to upvote a friend a dozen points, the downvoters can lower dozens more.

Perhaps it would be better for everyone to remove both the upvoting and downvoting button, to value the writing and community over the points. We have ideas, we're open to suggestions, we're willing to bargain. Because hear us, Reedsy, all we want is to make our community a place where we can connect and share stories safely.

We know you may never see our messages and I wish you would pay attention. I have yet to pen an email myself but others have and you have not responded to their emails. Why was the downvoting button created in the first place?

Now we know that this can't happen overnight and we understand. Please just give us a sign that you are willing to hear our ideas, that you are willing to offer suggestions, that you are willing to bargain. We want, and need, to work together to fix this.

Reedsy writers, replace a "Reedsy author here" place holder with your Reedsy name so that we can show the leaders of Reedsy that we are not fooling around:

◦•●◉✿ 𝓑𝓵𝔁𝔁𝓲𝓲 ✿◉●•◦

💜ᴀ ᴍ ᴇ ᴛ ʜ ʏ ꜱ ᴛ 💜

山.w. S𝓀y฿elle

𝒞𝑒𝓁𝑒𝓈𝓉☯ 𝑀𝒶𝒿🔮𝓀𝓀𝓊 𝒮𝒽𝒾𝓃🦋𝒷𝓊

ℂ𝕒𝕣𝕠𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕒 𝕊𝕙𝕒𝕨 🏳️‍🌈

꧁⭑⭒ ɩɣƴ Ƈƛʀƭєʀ ⭑⭒꧂

Felicity Anne

ᗩᗴᖇiᑎ ᗷ 💚

Вlᗩƶ🏆 R𝕪🐲 ҝㄚ🔥j𝓊尺ⓞ

𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 🍒😸

Meera Lakshmi

Keefe Sencen

Keya M.

ꊰꏂꋬꋪ꒒ꏂꇙꇙ ꊰꄲꉧ

✯ ℂ𝕙𝕒𝕠𝕥𝕚𝕔 𝕊𝕡𝕚𝕣𝕒𝕝𝕤 ✯

Sia Sharma

Akshaya Sutrave

𝔸𝕓𝕚𝕘𝕒𝕚𝕝 ℂ𝕣𝕠𝕤𝕤 (♡𝓓𝓻𝓪𝓰𝓸𝓷 𝓒𝓵𝓸𝓾𝓭𝓼𝓾𝓻𝓰𝓮♡)

𝕃𝕦𝕟𝕒 ℂ𝕠𝕝𝕠𝕟

B. W.

𝙸𝚜𝚊𝚊𝚌 𝙰𝚊𝚛𝚘𝚗

Lillian Brooks

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99 comments

Hello Lillian! How do you add to the list?

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Livia R
16:12 Apr 17, 2021

Hey, Silverserpent! I'm not sure I know what you mean.

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Oh, I was just asking how I could put my name up on the list. Sorry for being confusing!

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Livia R
04:37 Apr 18, 2021

You have to actually create your own story and add your name to the list on yours. Hope that helped :)

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Oh! OK!!!! Thank you!

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K, I did it!

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02:46 Mar 30, 2021

I know you already left Lily, so you probably wont see this, but just wanted to pop on here and give you a dramatic goodbye;) On a more serious note, you really just brightened the mood around reedsy. If I was ever feeling sad or angry and I opened the skribbl doc I would always find you ready to cheer me up. You are an amazing author and a wonderful person. No matter the downvoters, or the critics, you are amazing and dont let them ever tell you otherwise. I loved getting to know you and befriending you and your reedsy cast series/stories a...

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Livia R
04:44 Mar 30, 2021

I'M HERE RESPONDING TO COMMENTS BECAUSE I CAN'T TEAR MYSELF AWAY FROM THIS!! Lol, I'm here for the goodbye comments so that people know that I see what they're saying and that I appreciate it. Don't worry about the drama, I left an equally dramatic message for you and a bunch of other people on the Skribbls doc ;)

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13:12 Mar 30, 2021

omggggggg I'm honestly so happy that you respondedddddddd enjoy your break Lily<333333333

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Livia R
16:13 Mar 30, 2021

Tyyyyyyy <333333

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Livia R
05:53 Mar 27, 2021

I have stood on the sidelines for a while now, quietly offering support to my friends and communities. No more. I write this to show my open support of my fellow Reeders and disdain of the downvoting system. I am fighting with my community, please fight with us. Love, Lillian

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Livia R
23:08 Apr 26, 2021

I HAD TO GO OUT FOR THREE HOURS NOT FAIR

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PART 8 OF MY REEDSYCAST IS OUT AND YOU'RE FEATURED! Please read previous parts first!

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Livia R
19:04 Apr 23, 2021

*watches enviously as Abbie vanquishes writer's block not once, not twice, BUT THREE TIMES*

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lolllll XDD eheheh once writers block is gone, im ROLLING may become fourth ehehe working on part 9 rn

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Whisper .
14:37 Apr 23, 2021

Hey, lilli! Um, I saw you filled the form as Sive's main soldier, but someone already filled it before you. Is it okay if I switch you to the main soldier's main soldier? (did that even make sense?) Tell me what you think!

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Livia R
16:37 Apr 23, 2021

Haha, that makes sense, sure go ahead!

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Whisper .
16:40 Apr 23, 2021

thank you!

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Part 7 is out and you're featured!!! Ik I just posted Part 6 but Writer's block just went away so I'm taking advantage lol! Make sure you read all of the previous parts first :)

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Livia R
20:09 Apr 22, 2021

YESSSSSSS GO ABBIEEEEEEEEEEE!!

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Part 6 of The Adapters is out and you're featured! Sorry it took so long but it's finally out!

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Livia R
17:09 Apr 22, 2021

YAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYYAYAYA

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14:26 Apr 19, 2021

Ivy Carter asked me to shout you out in my bio so I did. She also said that you are one of the best authors here on Reedsy. Congrats!!

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Livia R
16:25 Apr 19, 2021

Thank you! I'll be sure to thank Ivy, too!! :)

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No neeeeddd I already knowww, you're welcomeeeeeee!

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Livia R
17:49 Apr 19, 2021

Ahahahaha, thank you so much anyway, Ivyyyyyyy!!

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You're welcome againnn!!!! :) How are you? Any ideas for my *raises eyebrows then lowers voice* love life story? <3

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Livia R
18:00 Apr 19, 2021

I wishhhhhhh :((( I just don't know how to use these prompts and I've been super busy lately DDDD:

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You're leaving? I'll miss you so much! Please keep these stories up. From your bio, it seems like you're leaving not because of downvoting but because or new doors opening in the big hallway of life. (I'm so poetic LOL) Wishing you luck, Emerald Glory, future-published-author and plot twister.

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Livia R
23:05 Apr 17, 2021

What? No, I'm not leaving. At least I don't think I am...

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Oh. I heard a rumor you were. Well, that's great! :D

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Don't listen to rumorssssss

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Yeah, one time I thought Amethyst was leaving because Sia thought they were and was told by Aerin who was told my Sapphire who was told by someone else who was wrong.

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"...Sia thought they were..." You mean "she", not "they" XD grammar police sorry. Wow, that's a lot of people....

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Mira Caplan
16:09 Apr 15, 2021

YESSSSS!!!! You described everything perfectly!!! And thanks for the mention, even though it was among other names. It made me feel like someone cared, ya know? :) I also read the newest few parts of ~the story~ and YEAS I LOVE ITTTTTTTTTT OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG I LOVE ME CHARACTER SO MUCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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16:34 Apr 13, 2021

HOLD UP YOU'RE BACK TOO?! MY LIFE IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Livia R
16:22 Apr 14, 2021

I'm going to try :)

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12:22 Apr 15, 2021

HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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01:21 Apr 10, 2021

L-lia?

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Livia R
18:11 Apr 10, 2021

Hi!

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15:30 Apr 11, 2021

HHHHHHHHHHHHHH LIAAA

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Livia R
16:22 Apr 14, 2021

:DDDDD

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19:04 Apr 14, 2021

:))))))))))) YOU BAC???

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Livia R
19:51 Apr 14, 2021

Sort of...if I get the story out that I'm working on before Friday, then yes.

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21:49 Apr 09, 2021

lily theres something wrong with the doc, i dont have access anymore

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Livia R
23:03 Apr 09, 2021

Yeah, I tried to access it in my other account but I've fixed it now :)

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20:05 Apr 10, 2021

oh whew can I have the link?

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Livia R
00:55 Apr 11, 2021

Sureeeeee https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jnTO2_RBMf0A45gw38pgM6aXANTqhZIhDvSUHk0_gXo/edit#

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16:10 Apr 12, 2021

thanksss

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Livia R
16:23 Apr 14, 2021

:)

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03:58 Apr 09, 2021

oh also, idk how to say this but...that story you begged to hear more about...it's up and running *away* lol ;)

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I heard you were leaving. I will miss you quite a lot! Your stories are amazing. Hey, didn't you want to be in my Reedsy cast? I'll put you in anyway, maybe you'll pop by sometime to see it. PLEASE LEAVE THESE STORIES UP I LOVE THEM.

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Livia R
21:27 Apr 03, 2021

I'll miss you toooooo!! Of course I'll leave my stories upppppppp :))))))

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01:01 Mar 31, 2021

bye lia (LIA IS RESEVRED)

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23:10 Apr 01, 2021

my nickname for her D:

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17:23 Apr 02, 2021

Lillian

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Radhika Diksha
17:50 Mar 29, 2021

hEY I HAVE A PLAN TO STOP THE DOWNVOTING IF INTERESTED PLEASE HELP ME.

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Livia R
17:59 Mar 29, 2021

How??

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Radhika Diksha
18:00 Mar 29, 2021

sO WILL YOU LISTEN TO ME?

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Livia R
18:11 Mar 29, 2021

Umm...yes?? I think so

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15:58 Mar 29, 2021

yesssssssss gurl yessssssssss You worded everything perfectly--this is exactly how I feel. I'm so tempted to write something like this with my views on the situation. (Do you think I should?) I feel as though this should just be a place to share writing. When I first joined almost a year ago, that's all Reedsy was: a platform to share writing. Now, it has turned into something like social media with points and drama. I'm sick of it, quite honestly, and I'm sure you are, too. Let's end this. Alright. My rant is done. Have a good day! -Brooke

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Livia R
16:13 Mar 29, 2021

:)))))) Hahahaha I totally agree and if you want to you can write one!!

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16:24 Mar 29, 2021

Kk! Why'd you put 'bye' in your bio?

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Livia R
17:05 Mar 29, 2021

You should check this out: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jnTO2_RBMf0A45gw38pgM6aXANTqhZIhDvSUHk0_gXo/edit#

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17:55 Mar 29, 2021

What is it?

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Livia R
18:11 Mar 29, 2021

It's a doc where lots of Reeders talk anonymously :)

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Livia R
16:32 Mar 29, 2021

I'm leaving or at least not going to be as active :(

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17:55 Mar 29, 2021

What? Lily, no! You're, like, my best friend. :( I'm gonna miss you. *sobs*

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Livia R
18:11 Mar 29, 2021

I'm going to miss you toooo T_T

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