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    Hello Writing Forums.org :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by John R. Gambit, Apr 14, 2012.

    Hello Community,

    I am considering switching over to this community from <another site> because of some very disturbing issues with the moderators there. I am curious how people feel about the mods here? Do they require cooperation before taking action against members? Are they capable of publicly admitting if they've made a mistake? I know being a mod is often a thankless job, but I hope this is a thriving community full of good mods, writers, and with lot of talent and encouragement. :)

    John
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Look around and decide for yourself. It's an old gambit but it works. I'd suggest you read the rules, they will help.
     
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    I've been to a few other writing sites, but it seems like one this large doesn't have that sort of "drama." The mods seem reasonable to me.

    Hope you find what you're looking for!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, John!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirments. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself and Cogito) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.


    Banzai
     
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    Excellent. Thanks a lot for the information guys. :)
     
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    Welcome!

    I've been to <other site> as well, but its so large that posts were buried before I could read them. Asking for help from a stadium filled with people just made my head spin. I've found the pace here more manageable.
     
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    It's unfortunate to give the place up, but the moderators behaved just horribly. Some of the worst behavior I've seen from moderators. They were advocating homeopathy, and when I explained the science of it to them, the mods swore at me and said I was full of [colorful adjective]. Then they told me I was presenting myself as a medical doctor. I tried contacting the mods to politely discuss it with them. They ignored me for over two weeks. I talked to the owner of the site, and he banned me for "trolling" but removed the post I was concerned about that was illegally slandering me in a pretty serious way. I never trolled there. Not even a little bit. I just hope the community here has the same caliber of writers they did. There was a lot of talent to learn from there. I am confident most communities are moderated better than that place is.
     
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    Also, how do I make my signature work? Do I need a certain amount of posts?

    Edit: Oh, never mind. It doesn't update the old posts like a footer. I should have known that. Heh.
     
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    Are we allowed to post stories with swearing in them?
     

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