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Old 08-13-2019, 10:08 AM   #221
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A couple of days ago I noticed that the 2 most highly rated scripts on the BL were by the same writer.

I also noticed that neither script had a reader endorsement or any written reviews. Instead, each script had only 3 identical ratings from industry members -- (2) 10's and a 9.

I'm not really good at math, but the odds of such a sudden, simultaneous coincidence must be very many odds.

Anyway, so this was obviously an instance of someone using their industry contacts to game the system, which happens more often than you think, but usually not with such balls out not-care-ity (why 10's instead of 8's??... why 2 scripts at the same time?? It's like they WANTED to get caught).

I was all ready to come here and write an angry rant about the Blacklist scoring system (it truly is the only thing that bugs me about the service. Reader reviews should weigh much more heavily in a scripts rating than some random industry person)

but then I noticed today that the BL has taken away all 3 ratings from each script, disappearing them into the oblivion that is the Blacklist script database

and so I must instead commend them for doing the right thing, and doing it quickly.

My faith in the BL is 57% restored.
yes, if you have reps, they have every right to vote on your work as well. and think about it, they believe in their writer and the material, otherwise they wouldn't be repping them, and if they want to give them a 10, i'm fine with it. people who love my script, really ****ing love it-- so i get reps giving a 10.

every writer that has reps has people who'll score their script. those scores are also weighted, they don't hold the same "scoring value" as a BL reader does.

it also could have been an error in the system where something was mis-stated. i'm TBL has errors that have to be corrected and it sometimes takes a very determined customer to get it done.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:52 PM   #222
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23 pages. I bet FL comes here, laughs, counts his money and knows he's won.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:36 AM   #223
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23 pages. I bet FL comes here, laughs, counts his money and knows he's won.
Tou-f-ing-ché.

I bet he clears $500k a year off the tears of aspiring screenwriters. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:33 PM   #224
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Tou-f-ing-ché.

I bet he clears $500k a year off the tears of aspiring screenwriters. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
let's check some numbers... for shits&giggles

ave hosted scripts = 3400 @ $25/month = $1,202,000/year. that's the low side.

ave two paid reviews $75/read = $510,000

now you also need to consider that this is a "rolling" average. writers come and go. plenty of people buy more than two reviews. you need four to get on the top annual list. so let's say those 240 ish writers spring for two more reviews.

that's $42,000. this is bare minimum, i think. that doesn't even include the dropouts.

i'm guessing its A LOT more than $500,000
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:12 PM   #225
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And don't forget the hobnobbing with the rich and famous. Counts for something, too.

Meanwhile, ole' Franklin has talked about that script he wrote about 15 years ago, and how he'd "like to get back to it some day." Yeah, right. Ha ha.

"Hey, BL readers, who among you wants to give an honest appraisal of the boss's old script?"
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