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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Anthony Martin, Apr 18, 2013.

    Hello everyone,

    Anthony Martin here. I joined because Wordpress write-ins weren't cutting it in terms of critical feedback for my work. I joined because, as a writer working at a corporation, I have to stay involved with writerly things, and be involved with writers, as much as I can wherever I can. I hope this will be a fruitful experience, both in terms of my takeaways and my contributions to the forum.

    One question: FAQ states that two links are permitted in the signature. However, there is no Link button provided me and the Editor will not accept BB code. Help a dummy out?
     
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    Expect a short waiting period before you can put links in your signature, as an anti-spam measure. I don't know for a fact that such a delay has been encoded, but I think it is a likely recent upgrade.

    Make sure those links are personal and non-commercial. This site is very serious about prohibiting advertising. :)
     
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    Thanks

    Thank you for the information--my logic told me that there might be a delay before noobs such as myself could throw links into their signature.

    I made a couple of posts earlier today in which I linked out to literary magazines that I subscribe/submit to, as well as useful websites like Submittable. Is this permitted?
     
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    Hi there and welcome to the site. ^^ Re. your final sentence - being that you have posted the links, you'll find out soon enough if the links are permitted or not (the mods here are good at their job).
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Anthony!

    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 requirements. 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. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter! We also have a growing short story club (think book club, but with short stories!), which you can find stickied in the Book Discussion forum.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Lemex and Dante Dases) 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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