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Old 09-27-2007, 10:39 PM View Post #1 (Link) FAQ for new Members, Ask Questions Here
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This thread exists to answer a lot of the questions new users have here. If you want to ask something else, you can post your question in this thread and one of our existing members will answer it for you.


WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS SITE?

Young Writers Online was created so that young writers would be able to receive constructive advice on their work, so that they may become better writers and artists. We strive to do this by creating an environment where people can post any sincere literature, questions, suggestions, or critiques, and receive answers in a friendly, constructive manner. We encourage all writing and discussions, as long as they are posted without malicious intent and do not invite unnecessary drama or stress into the boards. We will take whatever reasonable action is necessary to ensure that this purpose is maintained.


WHO'S IN CHARGE HERE?

Shaun Duke (Shaun) and Andrew Kay (Andy) pay for and maintain the site, while playing an administration role. If you have questions or comments, you can e-mail them at: (Andy) calamire@gmail.com or (Shaun) arconna@yahoo.com


IS MY WORK PROTECTED?

All work posted here remains the property of the author. We will not reproduce any part of any work posted without the author's consent. If you are worried about work being stolen, just remember that all posts here have a date, which proves you are the original author. If you are worried about ruining your First Printing Rights by posting your work tot he public, we have several members-only forums which will maintain those rights.


HOW DO I SUBMIT MY WORK AND READ OTHER PEOPLE'S WORK?

All writing can be found in the Literature Section. To submit work, find the appropriate subsection and click "New Thread." To comment on other people's writing, click the "Post Reply" button on the same page as at writing.

We use a Points System to make everyone does their fair share of comments. If you hardly comment on other people's writing, it will not let you post your work. At the same time, it helps ensure that the comments other members give to your writing are as detailed and helpful as possible.


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In each post, next to each member's name, you'll see a light bulb. If it's turned on, that member is currently online. If it's off, that member is offline.


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Old 01-03-2008, 01:34 AM View Post #2 (Link) question
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hey i just joined and i was wondering about posting literature.

Does the quality matter? As i myself have no real idea if what i am posting is good or not and i know one of the reasons to post is to try and find that out but i feel that if i post then i will just be spamming the forum with something that perhaps shouldn't even be there in the first place.

Im not sure if i've communicated what im actually asking here but if u understand then please help
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:38 AM View Post #3 (Link)
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Well, if it's related to the topic, then you have nothing to worry about. Besides, some of the old members are chronic spammers *Nyx-cough-Shadow-cough*, so unless you're posting nothing but stuff that doesn't relate, insulting, or just plain nonsense, then you should start being afraid.

But, as for the 'quality' of your work...don't worry too much about that either. We exist to 'better' the 'quality' of any novels, poems, stuff you post, so while it would be nice for you to revise your posts before you put them on, don't worry about making them perfect either.

Yeah, welcome to the site
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:42 AM View Post #4 (Link)
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Welcome Surt, why don't you go ahead and introduce yourself in the forum?

Anyhow,the quality does matter as Riff-Raff *cough-also a big spammer-cough* pointed out to the extent of revising abit and taking your time before posting, but it doesn't mean you can't post stuff if you're a beginner because we are all here to learn.
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:43 AM View Post #5 (Link)
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like Raf said, welcome, and if you're playfully competative start a "hi" thread and we'll see if we can get it to more pages than mine's at =]]]]
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:46 AM View Post #6 (Link)
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Originally Posted by Surt View Post
hey i just joined and i was wondering about posting literature.

Does the quality matter? As i myself have no real idea if what i am posting is good or not and i know one of the reasons to post is to try and find that out but i feel that if i post then i will just be spamming the forum with something that perhaps shouldn't even be there in the first place.

Im not sure if i've communicated what im actually asking here but if u understand then please help
Just post your best work. Granted, each person's best work is going to be different, but the main idea is that you post your best so your best can become better. There's little point in posting something which you know is full of errors. People would just point out errors which you already know about, and there's little to gain from that.

But if your work is fantastic to the best of your knowledge, then post it. If other people can find ways to improve it, then you get smarter as a writer.

And don't forget to comment on other people's work as well.
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:34 AM View Post #7 (Link)
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Ok thanks all. I posted something and I shall now get to commenting on other peoples work. And i'll introduce myself in the forum although I have no idea what to say.

Thanks again
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:20 AM View Post #8 (Link) how do i find things to read?
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hello, people.
im just wondering how to find documents to read.. im a little bored at this time.. if there's anyone there, just reply!

thanks.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:44 AM View Post #9 (Link)
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If you have any questions, don't post loads of threads, PM a member. If you want to read or post any literature, click the literature link below the site's logo.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:55 AM View Post #10 (Link)
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ahk. how do i PM?
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