What’s the #1 rule for abstract rating?
There’s a volunteer human being on the other side of the screen. They took time out of their day to build an abstract to share what they’ve learned. Let’s encourage them to keep working and take the next steps – we need their help, just as we need yours.
When should I not rate a session?
If you want to give feedback and you think the presenter will modify their abstract based on your feedback, then consider just leaving a comment first instead. For example, maybe there are just a few spelling errors, or a few terminology questions.
Should I penalize spelling, grammar, and language mistakes?
Yes, just as you would technical topic mistakes. If they can’t get the wording of an abstract right, then they’re going to have much bigger problems in a one-hour session.
Just remember the cardinal rule: be constructive.
What if I found something offensive in an abstract?
Email us and include a link to the abstract.
Got any advanced tips for pros?
- To know when new abstracts are submitted, follow this RSS feed.
- To make your comments look fancy, use Markdown syntax. Your comment will automatically be formatted when you submit it.