I like getting reviews. I mean, who doesn't? I've got thick skin and can take any measure a reviewer wants to dish. I may or may not decide to utilize the review, but that's my choice.
Then, along came ALex. This person posted two reviews on two of my stories. Great, right? Well, maybe, except they were as generic as tap water and, get this, identical!
Yep, the both read,
You have a great book and great potential to be the next best writer. I think if the right person reads your book, you may be on the way up that ladder. I too hope to be the next best writer. It's my dream. Check my stuff out too, thank you, ALex..."
If it had been left at that, I would have grinned and given an equally generic reply, then dismissed the author. However, this was too good an opportunity not to mess with. This is my reply, which I coped and pasted to both (again, identical) reviews...
Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
When I first joined this writers group (many moons ago), another writer warned me of those reviewers who copied/pasted reviews. In my time here, I've suspected a few of them, but your identical reviews, posted on the same day, for my two stories Elephanthology Light and Elephanthology Dark is the most blatant example(s).
It made me laugh. And it begs the question, is this a case of TLDR?
After that, I tried to message this person, and their account is closed. So, all's well that ends well.
*End of Rant*