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Inspirational

(I'm not writing this for extra drama or attention from downvoters or anything btw. But I do want them to stop)


This was my old message from like, last September or something... And bro, I still need to say something again but ok...


"I don't know what you down-voters are getting out of down-voting comments. it's seriously hurtful! Every single point added is a sign of hard work and effort and nobody likes their efforts going to waste. If you want more upvotes, don't downvote someone else's comments because you aren't gaining any points out of doing that. If you want, you can simply ask for an upvote spree. If you have a problem with the writing, leave a comment with some proper feedback instead, it would be helpful, especially for a beginner author like me. But don't downvote someone's comments!

Now whenever I refresh my page, I always end up losing at least 20 points! It's sickening and annoying! You really need to stop!

Also, please just think, if you were to meet face to face with a writer, I don't think you would say that the writing isn't good enough in their face. Since Reedsy is an online platform, you can hide behind your screens and not get caught for your actions. So stop taking advantage of that and instead, spread motivation and inspirations to your fellow writers out there. Thanks! I hope this changes your mind! (If I sound too harsh, I'm sorry. I'm just sick of my hard work and everyone else's go to waste. I'm really serious about this. It simply isn't fair! I have lost at least 145 Karma Points and other authors have lost many more!)"


K, my ACTUAL message I'm typing up:


Excuse me?! Downvoter, I'm honestly hating you now and I am NOT going to forgive you if I find out who you are or not! I'm sick of warning you to stop downvoting, although I haven't done a LOT of it over a period of time I still told you to keep your gross handoff that button. I think my message hasn't been reaching you. So like, don't get rid of other people's points. I'm fine with it now, but others aren't! You got rid of some points. Wow! Awesome job! No! I wonder how you like to carry around the guilt of ruining someone's day and passions! I've so far lost lie more than 200, not that much, but like still! So if you would like to listen, sure! I would really appreciate it. But I hate to see my fellow authors feeling upset and so hurt about this.ย So, I hope your mum woke you up this morning with a brimming tub of water, and you've come to your freaking senses. So now, instead of ruining people's dreams, I suggest that you fill someone's bucket by giving them encouraging and helpful feedback. Thanks!


Alright, this is to REEDSY>


Ahem, so hi Reedsy.


Literally, when I've had a problem about Bridget Summers, I've emailed you THREE times, and guess what, you didn't give a single glance at it! I know that doesn't relate to downvoting but it does relate to how careless you are about how you attend to the service of the people using your website. Like, I honestly don't understand how it's so HARD to just get rid of one feature, just ONE FEATURE! So while you're going to go around approving stories, I hope you see this, and you actually pay attention, unlike how you've literally flicked everyone's pleas off like they're nothing but a speck of dust.


So, whichever Reedsy staff who's reading this, can you, PLEASE get rid of the downvote button because the upvote button deserves to exist, NOT the downvote button. Or just, like tracing the people who are downvoting and can you like, make them stop? Because seriously, there are people who were literally on the leaderboard, some actually second and now they are like down to their hundreds. You have like NO IDEA about how badly hurt people have been feeling, cause some of them want to leave Reedsy! Like so much hard work going down the drain!


So here's like a few of the people who lot like thousands of points:

Here's just a F E W, you may add to the list if you'd like.


Ari Reynes (4600-1,000.)

แ—ฉแ—ดแ–‡iแ‘Ž แ—ท ๐Ÿ’š (31,010-28,000.)

๐Ÿ’œแด€ แด แด‡ แด› สœ ส ๊œฑ แด› ๐Ÿ’œ (5,100-1,000.)

ๅฑฑ.w. S๐“€yเธฟelle (3,000-1,000.)

๐•ƒ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•’ โ„‚๐• ๐•๐• ๐•Ÿ (2,000-1,000.)

Timber (-100)

Sia Sharma (-4000)

Carolina Shaw (-900)


SO Reedsy, we want this place to be an amazing community of flourishing writers and definitely not a place where you have to fear what your page would look like once you refresh it.


I need to post another email to you, not about Bridget Summers but now about this, others have already done it and you repeatedly ignored their email. So please, try and help us and improve yourselves, not just you, but this site so we and future generations can safely write, without being harassed by the downvote button.


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:

โ—ฆโ€ขโ—โ—‰โœฟ ๐“‘๐“ต๐”๐”๐“ฒ๐“ฒ โœฟโ—‰โ—โ€ขโ—ฆ

๐Ÿ’œแด€ แด แด‡ แด› สœ ส ๊œฑ แด› ๐Ÿ’œ

ๅฑฑ.w. S๐“€yเธฟelle

๐’ž๐‘’๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰โ˜ฏ ๐‘€๐’ถ๐’ฟ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐“€๐“€๐“Š ๐’ฎ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐Ÿฆ‹๐’ท๐“Š

โ„‚๐•’๐•ฃ๐• ๐•๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•’ ๐•Š๐•™๐•’๐•จ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

๊งโญ‘โญ’ ษฉษฃฦด ฦ‡ฦ›ส€ฦญั”ส€ โญ‘โญ’๊ง‚

Felicity Anne

แ—ฉแ—ดแ–‡iแ‘Ž แ—ท ๐Ÿ’š

ะ’lแ—ฉฦถ๐Ÿ† ๏ผฒ๐•ช๐Ÿฒ าใ„š๐Ÿ”ฅ๏ฝŠ๐“Šๅฐบโ“ž

๐‘บ๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜ธ

Meera Lakshmi

Keefe Sencen

Keya M.

๊Šฐ๊‚๊‹ฌ๊‹ช๊’’๊‚๊‡™๊‡™ ๊Šฐ๊„ฒ๊‰ง

โœฏ โ„‚๐•™๐•’๐• ๐•ฅ๐•š๐•” ๐•Š๐•ก๐•š๐•ฃ๐•’๐•๐•ค โœฏ

Sia Sharma

Akshaya Sutrave

๐”ธ๐•“๐•š๐•˜๐•’๐•š๐• โ„‚๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ค๐•ค (โ™ก๐““๐“ป๐“ช๐“ฐ๐“ธ๐“ท ๐“’๐“ต๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ญ๐“ผ๐“พ๐“ป๐“ฐ๐“ฎโ™ก)

๐•ƒ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•’ โ„‚๐• ๐•๐• ๐•Ÿ

B. W.

๐™ธ๐šœ๐šŠ๐šŠ๐šŒ ๐™ฐ๐šŠ๐š›๐š˜๐š—

Lillian Brooks

Silverserpent โ˜พ

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Reedsy was meant to be a place for writer's to have fun and improve their skills. But if this keeps going on, it would be far from that.


~SS


*Petition made by Felicity Anne: https://www.change.org/p/reedsy-get-rid-of-the-downvoting-reedsy-petition?redirect=false




April 20, 2021 10:25

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262 comments

Bridget Summers
08:50 Apr 27, 2021

How do you know if a story gets approved?

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Hi Bridget! I'm wanting to start a normal conversation with you!!!

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Whelp... you wanted to know... she never replied to this particular thread but I can say she didn't want to have a normal conversation. Check her comments, she did talk to me tho...

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Bridget Summers
08:44 Apr 27, 2021

awwhhh so your gonna whine about losing points now? What happened to all this things you said about not caring about points huh? "I don't care about points" "im here to write not win" "I hate people you beg for upvotes!" It's all crap just to get for followers and likes

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Bro, I never said that. If you read properly, I said I wanted to address the problem, not gain attention because I personally don't mind it but other people do so I'm being empathetic. I didn't say those things that you quoted either. Hope this cleared your doubts! And I hope we can be friends!

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Bridget Summers
08:50 Apr 27, 2021

OMG I thought you left?

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Juno Y.
02:13 May 18, 2021

Are you serious? You said that thinking no one would hear? That is cowardice at its finest

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Juno Y.
14:33 May 23, 2021

No. Talking to Bridget. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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brilliant poem at the end of your bio! <33

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Angel {Readsy}
18:21 Apr 29, 2021

Next story when will be

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Angel {Readsy}
06:52 Apr 28, 2021

That sentence " writing isn't good enough in their face" brings my spirit up with joviality , merriment and amusement

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Bridget Summers
07:24 May 07, 2021

You do realise silver serpent didn't write this. She copy pasted it from other people...

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The probability that you will read this is very minuscule, nevertheless, I will state what I have to say: I don't mean to budge, although I indubitably know I am. With all due respect to you, I have to ask... What does it matter if Silver Serpent wrote this or not? The point is to spread a message to people about downvoting. I have to be utterly truthful, your comment is totally uncalled for. I know your intention. Your intention is to get attention by bringing others down. In simple terms, you're a part of the problem. You say you've ...

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Are you ready to be defeated, Cherry?

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Okay, so these are the rules of the game: 1) You have to start off by saying 'one time my sister etc' 2) you can't repeat 3) you can't over-exaggerate Okay, so I'll start first... One time my sister had the audacity to tell a grown-male family friend who was at our house, that I had my period.

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OK!!!!!! One time my sister had the nerve to say I kicked her in the stomach when all I did was push her away from me. All I got was my mum AND dad yelling at me for half an hour. And she dared to laugh!!!

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One time my sister wore almost all of my bras and left me bra-less for half of the week!!

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One time my sister decided to put on a temper tantrum 3 yrs ago when I was stuck at home with her, no mum or dad because she wanted a chocolate bar. SHe ended up laying on the floor, kicking the bin over.

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Hey! I read your Sonnet. It's very nice. Just remember one thing: The sonnet has 14 lines (which you did so well done) but each line has to have 10 syllables which you could fix if you had the time. P.S. I also wrote a Sonnet like last month! I've been into poems before I wrote Redemption and that's when I also got interested in Sonnets

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Yes, I know but I didn't know what to do there so... Nice! I wouldn't really say it's a sonnet...

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You wanna read mine?

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It's not that good but here it is... The feeling of getting lost in a book, it feels like you're in this fictional world. As the steaming tea fog's up my glasses, I smell the book opened to the first page. the first few words build up the excitement, And after that you just can't stop reading. You cherish every bit of the book, Soaking in all the words, lines and pages. As you flip to the last page of the book, realising this journey has come to end. And then you sip from your lukewarm tea, What a journey this really has been. The feeling o...

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Noice!!! Here's a tip, add a rhyme scheme No??? This is UK timing. I commented 8 mins after you wrote so, that would also mean you were writing at school. SO no>

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Angel {Readsy}
16:39 Apr 29, 2021

Next story please your are technical and expert in writing

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Angel {Readsy}
12:52 Apr 29, 2021

Next story when it would be publish here

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Angel {Readsy}
03:12 Apr 28, 2021

I am nightingale I read and sing your stories in the flowering garden and all birds, firefly, fairy and flowers are smiling and very thankful to you for writing such an excellent story.

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Bridget Summers
07:13 May 31, 2021

OMG IM SORRY I WEAR IT'S NOT U ITS ME. YES I DO WANNA BE FRIEDNS WITH SOMEONE BECAUSE MY LIFE ISNT THE GREATEST RIGHT NOW. BUT IT CAN'T BE U. MAYBE RACHEL? SHE SEEMED KIND. IT CANT BE U BECAUSE TALKING TO U BRINGS ALL THE MEMORIES OF ME BEING A BAD PERSON BACK. ALSO I SWEAR IM NOT TRYING TO BE MEAN BUT I FEEL KINDA WEIRD AND CRINGY TALKING TO U. U say these weird things like "gah" and stuff and the many explanation marks hurt my brain. Im sorry...

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Also Bridget... I hope you feel better about yourself soon and I hope I'm not really annoying :)

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Bridget Summers
07:49 May 31, 2021

Silver after maybe a week or so I'd love if we become friends! Maybe when my life's cleared up lol. right now you always remind me of my old horrible self...

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:) You can call me Cherry... It's more comforting and it'll help you feel like it's not Silver talking to you :) I'd love to as well. I hope you're doing well in life rn and don't worry... we all go thru those bad moments in life :) If you need me... I'm here :) Sorry. Too many smiles

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Bridget Summers
10:50 Jun 07, 2021

yeah good idea, cherry!

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Bridget Summers
07:50 May 31, 2021

On the other hand Rachel reminds me of when in the middle I tried to become good (failed ofc lol)

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Bridget Summers
07:50 May 31, 2021

also the cringe thing don't take it personally. I blabber when im nervous and about to say something scary to someone

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I am anyways and I can say that wholesomely. I'm fine with it so don't worry at all! Same here...

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SURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you had three wishes, what would they be? Sorry! I'm random!

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NICEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ah, yaassss, this is easy: 1. 100 billion dollars 2. 100 billions more wishes 3. 1000 years of added life and youth to my friendsโ€™ and familyโ€™s lives Then, once everyone is safe and Iโ€™ve got more wishes, Iโ€™d wish for things like bye-bye covid, everyone treated equal (sorry, homophobes & transphobes. Sorry, racist and sexist people. Yโ€™all ainโ€™t gonna even REMEMBER those beliefs anymore *wiggles eyebrows*), etc. :DD

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Noice!!!!!! That is a good wish list!!!!!! Hehe... GOOD ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! imma check your story now!

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OH, I'm so sorry but I can't edit it. But... you can copy-paste this as a story, add your name in, and give credits to me because I wrote it! Hope this helps!!!!

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If I were to be any animal, I would be an ant XD Also, how do you make candles?

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Cool! Boil wax, add a crayon if you want to have colour then put a wick in the center :)

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How many have you made?

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I've made 5 with leftover wax this year Last year I made a special one for Mother's day. So ya

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so you didn't make one for your mother this year? Also, what did you do for mother's day yesterday?

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No, not this year But... I spent 7 hours making a still life painting of a rose for my mum. Cause roses are my mum's fave. And honestly, I love it, my best yet! :)

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As a response to your previous comment: Wait... I'm confused now. Is it the note to Z? Or the one before that?? Should I delete it?

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Cherry, you're confusing me even more!

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I'm so sorry!!! This thread is too long!!!! I don't know where to comment! YOu can delete it if you want. :)

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Honestly, I don't even feel like going through the thread:) How are you?

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Hey Cherry! I know I changed my name and all but you can still call me Ruth:)

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Should I change it back? I am very indecisive about this...

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I feel like I'm putting too much of myself out there ykwim? Ruth is my real name and I feel like a pen name like this ( I've always liked the name Joselinea) is safer??? I don't know!!!! I might change it again:?

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Hmmmmm.,... yeah! Maybe even change bits of your bio which give away things like where you live and stuff

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Hello Silver (can I call you that?) I hope this comment finds you in good spirit. I am new to Reedsey, but I seriously understand why the down-vote button should be removed. This situation is getting me emotional because I HATE(I don't use the word often) that people are being so disrespectful. I have a suggestion: Instead of putting all the Reedsey authors who were downvoted, I think you should write a petition for all the people who want to remove the downvoting button. I say this because I want to do something about anti-downvot...

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Hello! Ofc you can call me that! Hehe! Me toooo! Exactly. On my first few weeks at Reedsy, I was already downvoted by 80, no I'm not concerned about points anymore but what people do is very hurtful, especially to other writers. Good Idea but I can't edit the story anymore because it was approved! But maybe I can start a petition... someone else did it too... ~SS

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Thanks, Silver!!

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ummm *thinking*

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I noticed that you sounded a bit harsh in your letter. I understand that due to the circumstances. Maybe there could be a more humble approach to this? Maybe we should try to get the audience of the Reedsey judges and maybe then they'll be able to speak to the head. I'm sorry for saying so many 'maybe's but the reactions and the outcome are very uncertain at this point.

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haha! Yes! I agree with you! Sometimes I can be like that but I can't change it anymore! Thanks for telling me!

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Nothing much... Going outside then I'll come back to work on a painting. It's a gift for someone so I would have to get it done... then a card if I have time! So a busy day for me! YOU?

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New story posted if you wanna check it out!! <333

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