Okay, first, for my on-topic comments. I used to have a lot of incentives on my site (comment enough, review enough, donate enough, post in the forums enough = bonus story). However, I soon realized that I had issues keeping up with those promises, and decided to nix them.
Now, for my slightly off-topic comment, spurred by some of the posts above.
A bit of explaination, for those who are curious -- I like you a lot, Sarah. I have your LJ on my flist, we've cross-advertised for one another before, I read your stories whenever I get a chance, and I've gotten good reviews from you on my works. I don't want you to think that my comments here or on PU take away from that -- I think you're a great person who writes great stories. That said, I have a strong tendency to call bullshit if I see it. And this, to me, reeks of bullshit.
When I first saw WFG start up, I thought that it would be nice so long as the people owning it weren't doing it for the ego-booster. So far, there has been so much progress, so many new members, and so many cool applications that I'm elated. That said, I've still been keeping an eye on how the WFG editors interact with the general WS world. So yeah, I may seem paranoid, but if I wasn't a bit anal I wouldn't be Morgan. ; I just don't want a wonderful resource (WFG) accidentily drive off members by tone or interactions.
PU is, in my mind, now the place that trolls can go to slam me when they don't like what I've done on WFG, so even the fair reviews there mean less to me.
Okay, this victimization issue made me curious. I hadn't seen much trolling over at PU, but I knew that I rarely checked over there, so it was quite possible. I wanted to seriously take note of who did it, to put in my own files as Do Not Want. So I went over there, checked your reviews, and ended up puzzled. You've only had two since WFG opened. One was admittedly bad, but never did they mention WFG, simply your story and what they did and didn't like about your site. The other was a 9/10 stars, which at points even agrees with the bad review.
I'm a bit at a loss as to how you know that these are "trolls" that are trying to "slam" you for what you've "done on WFG." Perhaps you know more that I don't, but it seems to me that there were two people who visited your site and had legitimately different opinions. Surely reviewers deserve the benefit of the doubt? After all, trolling is a pretty hefty accusation to throw around.
And I don't really feel the need to bribe for WFG reviews because my stories aren't really in danger of getting lost here.
May I ask why you feel they won't get lost in the huge amount of pieces here? Certainly it's because the stories are good, and not because you're an editor here. But that begs the issue of why they couldn't they get lost, especially seeing as how there are plenty of good stories being submitted regularly. If it's not a concern for you, that's great for you, but when you make such a sweeping statement about your stories, as an editor here, it begs for a bit of a closer examination.
Edited at 8:46pm EST to clarify the sentenence "May I ask..."