There's just a few things I'd like to know about how people deal with rating stories and commenting on them. I especially want to hear from those people who are avid raters/commenters, but I welcome all answers.
A) Does it help the site at all to comment on games where it's evident (from the profile) that the author is no longer around? I mean, if I read a story, rate it, and have a critique in mind, but the author hasn't been seen for over 4 years (for example), does commenting at that point actually do any good? What do other people do in this situation?
B) Is it fair to rate a game before finding all the endings? Or, since a lot of stories don't have the number of endings listed, how many endings do most of you usually find before you're comfortable rating a story?
C) Does anyone else find it really hard to rate fanfiction stories from a fandom that you are completely (or mostly) unfamiliar with?
Well, it's good to know that folks won't be annoyed (or at least annoyed enough to care) if I write comments to old stories. That saves me the 'trouble' of looking up how long it's been since the authors have logged in last. Yay.