I'm disappointed; not with the readers but with SOL's quirky scoring system. I wrote and posted Friday what I considered to be one of the best chapters in Game World and from the reaction of most of the readers, it was a hit. People scored that chapter high and it drove up my '10's' until they were the dominant number in my scoring. Unfortunately, that enthusiastic response actually drove my overall score down. I just couldn't believe it when I saw it happen and I still can't believe it.
The message I got was that I shouldn't be trying for the best because by doing that I'd get penalized. I know it doesn't make sense but that's the impression I got.
I've ranted now and I'll let it go. I know scoring is arbitrary at the best of times, but seeing such a positive response from the readers go to waste just pissed me off. Still tomorrow is another day and I'll be posting another chapter for your enjoyment.
Again I thank everyone for their support. I know people score on how they feel after reading what has been presented to them and to their own likes. I do the same. I hope you continue to enjoy Game World and I can assure you that it will be around for a while. Charles still has most of a year to get through and I plan on having him get into a lot of trouble and quite a few adventures.
Thanks for hearing me out.