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    Introductory post

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by marco.buschini, May 2, 2012.

    I registered on this forum I think in 2009 in search for inspirational resources. But then mobbing at work kept me distracted from this community. I was an IT consultant in Italy: a tough underpaid job! The company I was working for shut down due to the economical crisis so now I have some time to dedicate to this forum. I always kept in mind netiquette rules when chatting, and posting on italian sites, but no italian there seems to understand what netiquette is so I was pleasantly surprised to see proper netiquette encouraged by the administrators, and enforced by the site's rules.
    I always wanted to write even just for fun, and given the premises this site is the best starting point I could find.

    Just to start on the right path, my browser's spell checker tells me that italian should be spelled Italian (with the capital I). Can anyone confirm what variant is correct, and why?

    Thanks in advance
    Marco
     
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    Buon giorno, Marco. Benvenuti ai Forum di Scrittura.

    In English, unlike in Italian, the names of languages are capitalized. Just one of those things that differs between languages.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Marco!

    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.


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    Thank you very much for your kind answer.
    I probably forgot this rule since when I studied English in high school perhaps 17 years ago!
     

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