1. Bob Magness

    Bob Magness New Member

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    Make the Writing Workshop members only

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Bob Magness, Nov 20, 2011.

    I do appreciate that the Writing Workshop posts don't seem to be searchable via Google but I think it would be even better if you had to be logged in as a member to even view them. While most publications would likely frown on publishing a work that the writer has already published online, some will make exceptions when that work was published in a password protected venue for the purposes of editing and critiquing. Currently the Writing Workshop does not meet that requirement and thus writers would be ill advised to post a work that they would one day like to be published. It wouldn't be good enough for all publishers, but it would increase the writers' options.

    Is there a downside that I may be missing? Thanks.
     
  2. art

    art Contributor Contributor

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    It is already, I think, Bob???
     
  3. VM80

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    I thought it was.
     
  4. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    The Workshop is only viewable by members.
     
  5. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    but it's still wise to post only excerpts and never any complete piece of work one hopes to see published one day, since it can be read for free and/or copied and posted in less 'secure' places, or sent to anyone anywhere...
     
  6. Bob Magness

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    Apologies everyone. I didn't click far enough. I visited the page without logging in and could see the Writing Workshop and could even click through to the sub-forums and see the post titles. Had I continued on I would have realized that when I clicked on the actual post it would deny me access.

    False alarm. Carry on. Nothing to see here. :)
     

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