Works Discussion - Official Rules
The Works Discussion Board is intended to be used as a place for writers to post commentary threads regarding their stories, so that they can receive feedback form the general public.
In order to keep this world in good order, there are important rules to follow. Below are these rules and failure to follow them can result in any form of punishment starting with thread deletion and locking, and leading up to a permanent ban from the forums.
The Legends and Lore Boards are a part of the Artix Entertainment Forums. You must follow the Universal Rules!
The Universal Rules are exactly that: Universal. They apply everywhere at all times, and L&L participants are expected to know and follow them. Note that claiming ignorance is not a defense for breaking them - all forum members are expected to read the rules before posting anywhere.
If you have any questions about the Universal Rules in general or how they relate to these forum-specific rules, please do not hesitate to contact either PyroPuppy, the Head Moderator for the Legends and Lore Boards, or any of the forum administration staff via a forum PM.
All spam rules are in effect, with one exception: L&L does allow double posting by the author only.
It is essential that authors be able to tell the community that they have new material up for viewing. If no one has posted since the last update, double posting is essential. This is the only acceptable exception in the Discussion forums.
Write properly, remembering the basic mechanics of writing.
Remember that your posts are viewable by everyone on these forums. The rules of grammar exist for one purpose: to allow people to understand what you are trying to say. If you ignore them, no one will be able to follow you without working really, really hard at it, and that tends to drive people away. In order to make your posts easy and enjoyable to read, use proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Your discussion and help is important to the writer and others reading the story. If they cannot understand what you are discussing, you cannot be a help or an encourager to them.
Discussions, commentary and critiquing are privileges.
When providing someone with a critique, please help with a positive attitude. Do not post a critique that is rude, offensive or hurtful. Make sure you are offering constructive advice - You are not the authority on writing, but you are also not here to do work for them.
Please regard any commentary you get with an open mind. Those who take the time to read are an asset to you and your progress. Even though you are not obligated to implement everything posted, it is a good idea to respond constructively to the poster's comments.
The first post in your commentary thread should include an introduction and links to your work for the person reading.
Do not use commentary threads as common conversation centers. That is what PMs (personal messenger) are for. Take all casual conversation to PM and leave the commentary thread for prose and poetry discussion.
Commentary and criticism does not include a rating/ranking system. Please do not rank, rate or otherwise indicate that the text meets "x" qualifications. This is not constructive and does not encourage improvement. This include grades (A, B, C+ or numerical) and things like "On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being best, I give it a 2, because it is interesting, but there are minor issues that needs to be dealt with."
Maintain the family-friendly atmosphere of Artix Entertainment, keep all content PG
Although a slight allowance of above PG is allowed in L&L, it is not much. Please keep the following in mind.
Excessive profanity, promoting drugs, overly detailed violence and explicit scenes are not allowed. Alcohol and tobacco are tolerated, but be discrete and do not promote their use.
In regards to violence, crimes, and such subject matters, the writer MUST remember that specific detail, overly grotesque or gory material, or action descriptions that go beyond insinuation/inference can get you in trouble. In regards to sex, it is not outright forbidden, but again it is a subject best left to inference. When in doubt, imply; do not specify.
Do not suggest anything to a writer that violates the above rules.
If a violation of the above rules is found, inform the L&L staff immediately via PM. Do not point it out in the commentary thread.
In addition, we now have our own IRC channels!
To talk about your works posted in the forums, join writing improvement sessions (coming soon), request feedback for your works, or talk about ideas for Legends and Lore collaboration projects, join #L&L-AE on Caelestia.net.
For general discussion of literature and writing or to socialize with fellow writers, old and new, join #LegendsAndLore on Caelestia.net.
Or, use the webchat located here. When you're connected, type /join #L&L-AE or /join #LegendsAndLore to get in.
If an issue arises within L&L (be it clarification of the rules, an issue with a specific user, or reporting rule violations), the following is a list of individuals to contact. If you wish to report threads in violation of the rules, you may contact any L&L ArchKnight. If you have an issue with an ArchKnight, please contact the head moderator of this forum. If your issue is with the moderating staff, please contact Zyrain.
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