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I had a slightly weird interaction on AO3 just now. I wrote a comment on a story saying "I don't usually like this sort of thing, but I'll make an exception." The author responded that she knew I meant it as a compliment, but that it was a rude compliment.

In retrospect, I can see that "i'll make an exception" could come off as obnoxious, as though I'm condescending to enjoy the story, but all I meant was that the author got me to enjoy something that I ordinarily don't enjoy.

Anyway, I apologized and s/he replied that it was no big deal, but I thought the whole thing was kind of weird. 

Date: 2016-06-24 02:33 am (UTC)
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:( That's unhappy and uncomfortable - but at least it got sorted out openly. Please don't let it put you off commenting; I think the interchange of thinking about the writing (and other things) is a really valuable part of ao3 and DW (and LJ!).
In light of which - it's great to see this post, and the one just below, which I'll read and comment on next! Have you been writing anything lately? Or reading? I've finished a major read, but I'm too caught up in the UK referendum to post on it. :)

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