Writers from TheSpoof.com are threatening to take industrial action after perceived slights from the general public. The issue most commonly raised was that readers of Spoof stories were too unappreciative of the writers' efforts to bother clicking a mouse on a star rating at the bottom of published stories.
Spoof writer Nick Fun told us:
"It can be a little disheartening when you work out a story, write it, submit it, have it published, and then people read it and don't bother to give it a rating. We need the feedback, and it helps us as writers to gauge what's popular and what isn't, so we can provide a better service."
Spoof Writer Queen Mudder told us:
"I agree with Nick. There's no problem with the administrators at thespoof.com, it's people who read the stories for their own gratification and then skip on to the next story without even bothering to rate the one they've just read."
Spoof writer Morse, a natural leader of men and spoofers declared:
"I'm promoting 'click a star' week. It takes no time at all. After all, this entertainment comes completely free gratis. So go on, click a star. Make a spoofer feel better - or worse. Otherwise we're downing tools."
You can click a star by clicking on a star at the bottom of this item. There are no forms to fill and no obligation to fill anything in. Just click a star. Job done.
More as we get it.
Update: At the time of writing, 47 people have read this story, and 2 have clicked on a star. Message not getting through?