To the anons who have been flaming, causing wank or being just plain mean to writers, you should be ashamed of yourselves.
To the anons who are looking for a place to write freely and creatively, stretch their imaginations, try something new and feel good about it, we run this community for YOU. And we aren't going to put up with people who bash that.
Not everyone is going to like the same thing, have the same favorite characters, kinks or pairings. Typos happen. English isn't everyone's primary language. This comm isn't about perfect writing. It's not about criticism or critique. It's about voice-testing. It's about experimentation. It's about HAVING FUN.
If we find hurtful comments, we will immediately delete them
and all comments that follow them. Flames will be devoured in our amaterasu. (What is the difference between feedback and flames? Feedback is delivered politely and consists of things that are done well and things that can be improved. Flames don't. If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.)
If you find hurtful comments, please bring them to our attention rather than retaliate. We prefer being PM'ed (0mega19x
), because it's the fastest way to reach us. (FYI - Anat_Astarte is usually faster when it comes to putting out flames. 0mega19x usually handles the monthly topics and coding issues. But in the end, we really do work together on everything.) For those who are uncomfortable revealing your identity at all, in the coming weeks, we will be posting a thread on the top of the page where you can comment anonymously.
Just remember, we mods are people too. We're both working professionals, so we may not always be online right away. But we both care about this community and about its writers very much. And we will take care of business as quickly as we can.
Now, PLAY NICE.