"Peppermint Arousal" has been posted, and as expected, it has a low vote score. Not because it's a bad story, but because some people just don't like BDSM elements, so they gave it a '1'.
Here's a hint for you. If you don't like certain types of stories, don't read them. And in particular, don't just load them and scroll to the bottom to give them a bad score, which I suspect is how "Peppermint Arousal" got its '1' votes.
In all the time I've been a member at SOL, I've given a single '1' vote. And it was well deserved, a disjointed tale full of poor grammar, poor spelling and run on sentences, without a single paragraph break. I took the time to send the author feedback and explain my vote. He's a little better writer today.
I vote on every story I read. And I don't read stories that have elements I don't like. I vote honestly.
Not to arbitrarily skew the score.
UPDATE: Two more '1' votes tonight in the hour since posting this blog, none of them of course having the balls to send feedback other than ANONYMOUS email and explain their vote. Fucktards. Juveniles having fun.
I've disabled anonymous email. If you write, I will reply, and your email may be shown publicly.
The end result will show. "Peppermint Anticipation", a BDSM story, is one of my most popular and highest rated. I have no doubt this story will join it.