Ask TV Squad: The TV Squad edition
This week, I answer questions about our own site, TVSquad.com!
Q. Helene asks "After a reader's comments, there are a few symbols there including a thumbs up and thumbs down. What do they mean and where on your website does it explain what we are to do with these symbols? One comment I found to be offensive and gross, how do I bring it to your attention for removal?"
A. There are currently no section on our site that explains what these icons are used for.
Every comment is given to stars to start with. As people use the thumbs up and down to rate a comment they liked or didn't like, the number of stars change.
The usage of the thumbs up and down will also slightly affect the order of comments. For example, a comment that has no star normally appears on the bottom while a comment with three stars appears on top. Note that replies to a comment and how these replies are rated by voters also affect the order of comments.
Finally, you asked how to bring an offensive post to our attention. Simple, click on the "!" icon on the right. Clicking on this report icon, it will flag the post in the comments management section of our blogging software and a member of the TV Squad team will review the post and remove it if it is indeed offensive.
Q. Nick asks "What ever happened to TV Squad Daily with Brigitte? Assuming she no longer works at TV Squad, what is she doing?"
Brigitte is still very involved in the world of blogging and video blogging. You can find her latest entries on her own website at www.brigittedale.com. If you are nostalgic and would like to rewatch the video entries Brigitte did while working for TV Squad, check the TV Squad Daily category. You can also find Brigitte on MySpace, Facebook and YouTube.
Q. Mary asks "How can I get TV Squad to review a show that you currently do not review?"
A. As mentioned in our FAQ, we cannot review every show. There are too many TV shows and not enough of us. If you would like us to take into consideration adding reviews for a show you like and that we don't currently cover, use the TV Squad comments form. If we get enough people demanding coverage of a specific show, we will evaluate if reviews for said show would be worth it or not for the site (i.e., getting enough views for these reviews). If so, we find someone on the team to review the show.