What's The Points System?
The Points System ensures everyone does their fair share of critiques (constructive comments). You gain points by commenting on other people's work. And when you get enough, you can spend them by posting your own work.
How to Earn Points
First, go to the Literature Section and find something to critique. Then either click the Quote button (to add comments within the author's work) or the Post Reply button (to give all your comments in a paragraph or more).
You earn points by:
- adding colored comments within the author's submission
- adding bold comments within the author's submission
- typing comments before or after the quoted submission (including if you didn't quote it)
If your critiques are very short, you will earn very few points. If your critiques are long and detailed, and tell the author many ways they can improve their submission, you will earn more points. The more points you earn, the faster you'll be able to submit your own writing.
How to Spend Points (How to Submit Your Own Writing)
First, save your writing on your computer. It's always good to have a backup.
Then go to the Literature Section. Find the right section for your submission (such as Realistic Short Stories). Click the section name, then click New Thread. If you have enough points, you can copy your writing into the text box and submit it.
If you want to submit more of your work in the same thread as your previous submission, go to its thread. Click Post Reply. Above the box, choose "I'm Submitting More of My Work." If you have enough points, you will be able to post it, and your post will have a dark gray rectangle on the left to make it easy to find.
All new members start with 5 points to help them post their first writing sooner.
There is a limit of 30 points per person to prevent people from hoarding points and then posting a lot of things at once.
You can see how many points you have on the left side of all your posts, or in your profile under the "Statistics" tab.