One common bit of advice that needs to burn in a fire: never respond to reviewers.
It’s less that I disagree with the sentiment, so much as the sheer level of hypocracy some platforms have when trying to implement it.
On one hand, you’re expected to not respond to reviews. On the other, you’re expected to respond to any and all Wattpad comments to build a viable audience on here.
It’s either OK to talk to reviewers, or it’s not OK to talk to reviewers. But keep in mind, responding to people in the comments encourages the same kind of habits responding to reviewers does.
I shouldn’t have to state how that contradicts the intent of advice like “never respond to reviews”.
You can’t have both. It doesn’t work.