Why "Does not meet contribution guidelines"?

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My first review was declined because "Does not meet contribution guidelines"
But what exactly doesn't meet them? The guidelines don't help at all. I have no clue and there are no hints. How should I find out?
(Also that there is no link on the site to check the status of a review is BS too. I've been looking for an hour and tried reposting it, but to no avail. Only today when I checked my mails I saw that there was a link sent to me. Seriousely, who designed this site?)
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Hi Stallnig -

I was able to see that you have recently submitted a review for "The Legend of Korra" that has been approved and is live on the site, we were unable to locate any rejected reviews associated with the account.

If submitted a review from a separate account and it was declined with the reason "Does not meet contribution guidelines" this means that there is text within the review that breaches our guidelines.  I would encourage you to review these guidelines to determine  the specific issue, if you are certain that your review is in-line with our guidelines please re-submit.
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I tried 2 times, both declined. I did read the guidlines (which I also had to search for only to find that it doesn't provide any useful hints. Luckily I was smart enough to find out that the word BS written out seemed to be the cause. With the abreviation it then worked. (I didn't assume it would be a problem first, because there are some other rather salty comments on this forum, that didn't get filtered out.) Why can't they display the comments awaiting approval on the users account, and why can't they simply point out the words that cause problems, if there are, so they can be fixed. (or a worse alternative, censor them right away). This is quite a bad user experience.
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I watched last Sunday Boy Erased during San Diego Int Film Fest. A day after I submitted my review and (16 Oct 2018 #181016-030622-685304) it was declined, because "Does not meet contribution guidelines." Could you please explain what part of guidelines violated? I have decided to resubmit it again (#181016-175225-747604). 

"Spiritual Abuse Kills

Some people and churches still claim homosexuality as a sin, forgetting that the primary Christian idea is God is love (John 4:8). These people still use the Bible as a political handbook for dividing and stigmatizing people, calling them gay, sinners and other categorizations. This kind of thinking is brilliantly dramatized in the film "Boy Erased." Sometimes accepting the truth is hard, because one's feelings and beliefs don't allow for those evidence to be internalized or confirmed. Nancy Eamons (incredibly performed by Nicole Kidman) portrays a strong maternal instinct that allows to her accept her son's (Jared) otherness and doesn't diminish her love for her son. However, Marshall Eamons (brilliantly played by Russell Crowe), a Christian preacher, and Jared's father, cannot accept his son's sexual orientation. In preacher Eamon's own personal journey, having gone through a revision of thinking, he comes to terms with his son's sexual nature. In contrast to his father, the son Jared (amazingly played by Lucas Hedges) demonstrates a different kind of leadership. Jared initiates changes through exposing his own motivation, but Marshall Eamons prefers to hold total responsibility and control in his household. For Lucas Hedges, Jared is not a first gay character (remember Lady Bird) in his career, but this performance is more complicated and exposes his amazing skills in acting. In this movie Lucas Hedges shows personal way of searching truth and being of a witness of psychological pressure in the Christian community. Lucas Hedges plays a character who is a victim and a victor simultaneously. He was a victim when he was raped by his roommate, he was a victim of broken relationships with his father. Fortunately, he becomes a victor when he escaped the "hell", and starts to testify about the controversial therapy experience. Unfortunately, Jared's classmate Cameron (perfectly played by Britton Sear) was not strong enough to resist all methods of that cruel therapy, but he stills be a hero for Jared, because Cameron helped him to escape that collective verbal lynch. Also, "fake it till it make it " - is a strong quote which represents some conformism and a week resilience to lies among spiritual abusers and their victims. Obviously, people who accept lie are more dangerous than people, who believe in love and accept all forms of love. That's why the bottom line of the movie is spiritual abuse kills."


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I have polished a bit text with grammar and stylistic updates. Resubmitted #181017-024508-110504.
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The Christian Ideal, God is love (John 4:8), is brilliantly dramatized in the film "Boy Erased." The character Nancy Eamons is incredibly performed by Nicole Kidman. She portrays a strong maternal instinct that allows to her accept her son's (Jared) "otherness", while not diminishing her love for her son. However, Marshall Eamons (brilliantly played by Russell Crowe), a Christian preacher, and Jared's father, cannot accept his son's sexual orientation, but he does eventually comes to terms with his son's sexual nature later. Jared (amazingly played by Lucas Hedges) demonstrates a different kind of leadership.

Hedges character portrayal, with both his father and his roommate, and his interaction with them as a Victim/Victor simultaneously was outstanding.




Daniel you can use this as a base. Your thoughts are not focused when writing. That is one of the problems when you have so much to say. The beginning of your original review was your views on the real world again. Remember I told you to resist temptation to draw parallels to the real vs. movie world. It's OK to make small references. But you over expanded it. You can see that in the way I wrote it. I used most of your words. Also Writing requires that you read and re read. Just when you think you have it right, Read it aloud. That is where you will catch your mistakes.
Cheers.......
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Daniel, Next time start a new post.

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they posted my text on Boy Erased after n-th attempt. 
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Well they should. That was an excellent review. It was much more coherent.
Did you use the read aloud method?
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And this is really good too....

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