By: Sunni Yuen
Obviously, we are all familiar with the Amazoness Quartet's
Awards Page. Some of us hate them, some of us love them,
some of us don't care. It all depends on whether you agree
with their philosophy or not. They believe in criticizing
Sailor Moon pages; good and bad, thus awarding 'good' or
'bad' awards to recipients. Being featured as a 'good' or
'bad' page will ensure that your page gets lots of hits and
compliments; or flames if you're the latter.
If your website qualifies as a 'good' page, your site will
probably never recover from a sudden flood of hits from
surfers. Some websites are so popular that they've become
immortal and are worshipped incessantly. A problem with
that is that everybody's expectations for such a popular
site keeps growing and the webmaster must constantly
refresh the site to fulfill the satisfactions of the
visitors and keep its reputation as a 'good site'. Also,
prepare for emails from jealous people and adoring people
alike. Expect a flood of both positive and negative reviews
but most people will support you.
If your website qualifies as 'bad', majority of the SM
Internet Society may turn their backs on you, until you
either take off your website or completely wipe it off and
start anew. The Amazoness Quartet (and pages that are
alike) usually give guidelines on how to make good pages;
straightforward directions on good layout, good content and
such. These guidelines should be taken into consideration
if you're ever told that your webpage is not satisfactory.
The problems arise not in what awards you get, but your
reactions to the awards. The webmasters of some 'good
sites' have become used to everybody adoring their websites
and thus cannot deal with people who negatively criticize
their sites. The usual reaction is rage.
Whereas the webmasters of some 'bad sites' get angry at
being awarded 'bad awards'. In fact, some develop such low
self-esteems that they their lives are shadowed and they
begin to believe that they are the 'scums of the earth'.
The only real 'scums of the earth' are those who completely
plagiarise off others and therefore are undeserving of any
The solutions to these problems? Simple. Always look for
improvements and accept criticism. Do not think that you
have a high and mighty site, that everybody should like (no
website is perfect) and do not think that you have the
worst site on earth, that everybody should despise. What
people say about your websites are only their opinions. The
best critic is yourself. Be yourself and use your own
ideas! This will not only express your creativity but will
stress the originality of your site to others. Some webpage
reviewers may hate your site, others may accept or like it.
There are a number of SM webpage reviewers that are like
the Amazoness Quartet. Such as the Needleleaf Society, the M-Squad,
and Fifth Witch Laughs. Take the criticism, make changes and
try for another award from another awards system.
If your website is considered strictly average and is
not nominated for either 'good awards' or 'bad awards',
it's still OK. The real recognition and honor comes from
being satisfied with your own website and your skills in
being able to take advice and use it well. Being humble and
accepting about your website, itself, makes you worthy of a
'good sportsmanship' award.
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