Originally Posted by sr71plt
I don't know, considering how much time, effort, and space gets devoted on the forum to story comments and ratings and how to get more and better ones.
The difference is that the AH babble is, on the whole, how to write content that somehow "appeals" to our mystery 1:100 voting reader, not spending the effort to manipulate scores after the product is published.
I understand trying to target content and to improve your reader satisfaction that way, if that's important to a writer. What I don't get is the mind-set that plays behind the scenes to manipulate rankings - that's the puzzling bit of all this to me.