1. Thetrendsetter

    Thetrendsetter New Member

    Sep 1, 2012
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    This is my second writing forum

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Thetrendsetter, Sep 1, 2012.

    I joined my first writing forum in January 08'. The community was active but small and so my interactions there were primarily with staff. In my time there I strived to maintain a serious and responsible reputation; above all my primary concern was to provide high quality literature. Ironically it was the high level of my work that ultimately led staff to ban me. It was a 24 hour ban and the reason I was given was, "Ignoring staff," however at no point was I warned by staff or had I violated any forum rules, leading me to believe that my ban was nothing more than a selfish joke intended to put me in my place. Following my unwarranted ban I received an email from one of the staff members that said, and I quote, "Your name is pretentious and you are an arrogant prick."

    Finding it unfair that I should be banned for taking my work seriously in light of others who chose to take a more silly approach, I decided to contact the forum administrators. I wrote a very formal letter 1) explaining the situation, 2) requesting further clarification on the reasons behind my ban, 3) asking if there was a process in place to appeal bans, and 4) to receive a response, appeal or not, in order to confirm that there was some sort of follow up on this serious complaint. After the whole day passed without a reply, and at this moment still being banned, I resolved to take my talents elsewhere and that is how it came to pass that I registered on this forum.
  2. Banzai

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

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, Thetrendsetter!

    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, Cogito, 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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