One writer, who won't tell us his name (he's crying in the corner), was given one star for his first satire for The Spoof! We tried to explain that it's just a joke, but he claims the star was not a try-better-next-time gesture but a grade of complete utter failure. Admittedly, we don't know what the intent was behind the one-star reviewer. Personally, we like to read the one-star reviews. You really either love something, or hate it, so you never know. Now we know. The piece deserved one-star.
However, for those insecure writers we're willing to trade in a one-star review for one-rotten egg, or more, should the writing require it. Some people really are complete bores and take pride in the fact that they're making the audience miserable. Rotten eggs would best grade their effort.
Who knows, the above-mentioned one-star satire may have been a four rotten egg winner.