Reviews outside LT
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Frankly, as my reviews run 400-700 words, it doesn't make sense to glom up the "review" box with a huge chunk of text.
I don't suppose there is any way to do a link like a Live Journal cut that allows turns into a link to a larger display?
As a reviewer, I generally publish my reviews in whole. These are rarely over a couple hundred words, though if they were longer I would probably still publish them here in full (or edit them for length just for this site). Then I provide a link at the end so people can check out my site if they feel inclined. Like so.
I used to put links to my LiveJournal and BookCrossing reviews, but now I generally just cut-and-paste. It's just as easy, perhaps easier.
What do you think? Good, bad, indifferent?
I did have to put HTML codes around the URL to make it hot or it became just another part of the text.
The same thing happens, by the way, in these message boards ... so if you want something to be clickable (like that URL), you have to go through the (minor) hassle of writing the link!
Personally, if there's that much of an intro, I'd be very likely to not click on the link, figuring that I'd gotten the gist of it in the blurb. I'd be more likely to click on something preceded by "See my full review here ..." or something equivalently short and to the point (the point being that they should click the link!).
A link to a review is not plagiarism. Plagiarism means passing work off as one's own.
However, I do think the reviews here should be ones own.
I think that this situation would still fall under the definition of plagiarism, if not legally than at least ethically. On a site where few people put up their real names, posting a link to someone else's review in a space intended for your own reviews can make attribution a bit tricky. It would be easy for a reader to assume the review is your own since they don't know your real name. And if you always use the same reviewer's work, it would fall right into the
In any case, if you post 300 links to reviews done by other people without attribution, it would be you who ended up in the top 50 reviewers list, not the people who wrote the reviews.
I think a better approach would be to include a space for submitting off-site reviews into the book information page, much in the same way things like wikipedia entries are attached to that page. This would make the reviews available to anyone looking up that book and would be a good way to bring attention to a review you like without any attribution issues.