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I highly suggest you do nothing. A) is a very bad idea - it will tarnish your reputation as argumentative and rude. C) could easily be construed as doing A) -- even with the best intentions, someone could take it out of context -- so it's also best to avoid that. As for if my answer would change for a different type of novel, definitely no. This is good ...
The Dutch game society Ducosim (Site's in Dutch!) rates games on the following aspects: Design Repeatability Luck-Tactic Value for money All ratings are 0-5 stars. Many types of games are reviewed. Another method to enrich a single 0-10 rate is to list the most significant positives and negatives. (Like IGN or Gamespot does.) A useful link may be the ...
I wanted to write what Nicole wrote, but she already did (+1), so I'm going to write something else. A productive – as in facilitating – response to a negative review is to try your best and forget for a moment that you are in love with your own work (because it is the materialization of what a beautiful and wonderful person you are), and instead take your ...
I'm not aware of any way to do this. Sorry, it's kind of a lame answer, but I think it's the truth.
I've been using Scribophile for some time (a website where you can post your work and receive feedback). Like you, I'm non-native English speaker, and the people there don't seem to care. They also give very good suggestions. Maybe you should give it a try.
In my experience, a response always legitimizes a critique, so unless a) you have a policy of responding to all reviews, b) you yourself actually think the criticisms are legitimate, or c) the reviewer already has a position of legitimacy higher than yours (i.e. "Top Reviewer" status), responding is intrinsically counterproductive.
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