Processing...please wait

Welcome Guest | Log In

Talentville Bar & Grill : The Wild West

Geoff Morton
Posted November 9, 2014 9:35 AM

With the influx we're seeing of reviewers migrating over from TSLabs, I think there's a great opportunity to learn from any reviewing conventions that were in place over there. Who knows, maybe reviewing is reviewing, and there wasn't anything all that different going on over there... but I'm willing to bet that there were at least a few things that could be worth exploring. Have any experience to share? Review Workshop would love to hear it. 

If you've got something to share, please join the Review Workshop group and leave your post here:

Paul Chironi
Posted June 28, 2016 8:54 PM

I guess I'm not a member for this discussion, but I reviewed over 200 scripts on TriggerStreet from 2006 onward (until TS died.)

I was bloodmeridian2004.

Regarding the old TriggerStreet, before it was revamped and before the big mysterious "memory dump" of 2007, I liked the PASS, CONSIDER and RECOMMEND options.

They were dumped because I suppose some yahoo could argue "Hey dude, I got a RECOMMEND so why are you not buying my script?"

I think, during the 13 or 14 year run of TriggerStreet, there were only two RECOMMENDS.


Eli Donaldson
Posted June 29, 2016 6:00 PM

I was at TriggerStreet for about two years before it closed down.  I think I also lost about 200-220 read credits when it shut down.  I had been at another peer site that operated slightly differently in that the whole group read two scripts a month, and members applied to be read, and were scheduled to the next available spot after they applied.

I was happy to be at TriggerStreet due to the larger membership, and the opportunity to get something read at any time, as soon as I could finish, register, and post it.  But I messed up there by trying to develop a big bank of read credits so I could devote myself to an extended period of writing without reading for read credits for awhile. 

I've also kind of made that mistake here also, though I am writing something right now, but I like to have my mind kind of 'clean' without other peoples' story ideas running through it when I am writing.  But I am trying to learn to do both now; write my own plus review some other peoples' scripts all along too.  But I am crossing my fingers hoping Talentville lasts. 

Long live Talentville!