A long time ago, I owned a horrible page called Sailor
Moon and the Sailor Scouts. I later found the Amazoness
Quartet's site reviews and was astonished by the excellent
quality of pages being reviewed for a good site.
At that moment I decided to make my site as good, if not
better, than the others. I worked for a couple of months
and finally I saw a message in my guest book: "I came here
when I saw you listed as a good site on: 'The Worst
Sailormoon Web Pages...'" I couldn't have been happier at
that moment because I actually made a decent site out of a
Back a couple months ago, I couldn't believe my fate of
getting one of the greatest awards a site could win. But
now, the value of the award is no longer as high as it was
before. Three other review sites have very high and
respectable awards: The Needleleaf Society, The "M" Squad,
and The SM BEST of Web. But, others started popping up.
Parody pages and pages that would give an award to any of
their friends sites. Not all were like that, but most.
I have stumbled upon approximately 10 pages of reviewers.
Each different in some way, but related to each other in
another. Most have taken on the "Bad Guy" theme and have
chosen to not criticize and help, but harass others for
what they did wrong with their web pages. This does not
apply to all pages, but those few that know what they did.
Some of them claimed to attack bad pages, but some how, it
seems like they tried to get revenge against the web
master. The goal in many other pages is not to help people,
but to attack and banish horrible HTML & graphic designs,
along with people, from the SM community. There was also
the user-UNFRIENDLY viewing scheme. Large .gif files and
non-compressed .jpg images didn't help surfers view their
pages. I believe that you can observe many reviewers and
tell the quality of the review by the way things are layed
out. A team that has been on the 'net for quite some time
should be experienced enough with HTML that they could make
a decent page.
If one wants to create a review system, do it truthfully
and only do it to help others. Web masters won't know you
are doing good until you prove that you want to support
those in need of correction. As a web surfer, remember that
you can't believe all sources, but you can pick the best of
the bunch and approve of its ways.
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