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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:50 pm    Post subject: Fic Picks - Guidelines Reply with quote

This is probably a bit overdue. I'll keep this simple for now, but in the meantime...

If you are going to do a fic pick of the week, or even posting on this forum, there aren't many formal guidelines, but there are a number of quick rules to remember:

- Fic picks represent a large part of this site's image to outsiders. Because of this, I do not want to see fic picks being used as a way to blast submissions. There will be no 'worst of the week.' Although sites exist specially for the purpose of sporking bad fan fiction, this is not one of them.

- If you are going to say what you didn't like about a submission, say it, but state why. It is not good enough to say "This is bad" or "This is cheesy." Negative reinforcement works, but it's much better when combined with something positive, or at least a little feedback. Say why. Give examples if you can.

- Fic picks are also not to be used for self promotion.

- If a fanfic is indeed bad (as in "oh god WHY?" bad, or to the point where it's so bad it's good), then it may be given the "wang monster" award. But in other cases, don't, especially if the writer is trying to improve and showing effort.

- You can write as much as you want, but you aren't obliged to exhaustively review every entry. Keep what you write short and to the point. A general guideline is to quickly run over a few key points, and if you need to, take that up with the writer.

- This applies to all posters: No hijacking is permitted. Discussions are to be kept relevant. We have a separate forum for discussing writing help. Remember that everyone here is to be given a turn.

- Proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling is mandatory at all times.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I didn't write these myself, Dave. Forgot I was supposed to... Embarassed

Looks good, though.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Bout time someone came in and cleared things up.

Thanks, Dave!
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