The 2018 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Showdown!

Back in December, at a Mid-Atlantic leadership conference, the topic at hand was "Reviews and Feedback Culture." From there, it was decided that they would challenge the Northeast to a year long Review Showdown. The very next day, a representative issued the challenge to Io Hughto, RC of the Northeast at the NE Regional Conference. (Ahem, I issued that challenge over Slack DURING our conference. -edb) The challenge is simple. Over the course of the year, judges will write reviews. At the end

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Things You May Want to Know About Reviews (Before You Write Your Next Review)

Quite often someone will bring me a concern they have about a review, something that is keeping them from submitting it and providing their feedback. For my first contribution to The Feedback Loop in 2018, I’ve decided that I want to take some time to address some misconceptions and drop some knowledge bombs to help clear the air and get some people’s pens moving.   “Who can read reviews?” That’s a good question, in fact the one I received the most while doing some research

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Forward the Feedback

“This is a 2011 review.” If those words don’t mean anything to you, consider yourself lucky. This phrase is an inside joke amongst older judges (and trust me, if you get it, you are now considered old in the Judge Program). Back in 2011, judges writing reviews in the Judge Center noticed that the drop down selector for the “observation date” year stopped at 2010. No 2011, no 2012, and most certainly not 2017. Strangely, this did not affect the “entered date” for reviews, which

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