What rules apply to the Chat Network? FAQ #287: What rules apply to the Chat Network?
DA's Etiquette Policy: Etiquette
WritersResources Chat Rules
Since this is a writers chat and people come from all genres and walks of life. I ask that you respect their choice and not belittle them for it. Respect your fellow artists and writers and I would ask that you please conduct yourselves responsibly.
Keep Discussion Clean
Please keep discussions as clean as possible. We can have mature discussions but please refrain from overuse of strong language and sexual content. Keep it about pg-13 if you can help it.
Sharing Personal Info & Staying Safe Online
Please be remember that this is the internet, and we can't truly know who we are talking with. Use common sense when talking with others. Share personal information at your own risk. I do not promote it, but I can't stop you. If you want to learn more about protecting yourself online read Beware What Information You Share With Others.
No Spamming or Flooding
No spamming or flooding the chat. This is just no fun for any of us and we can't be productive this way. So I ask you to please not spam.
No Callouts or Harassment
Please do not use the chatroom for callouts, or harassment. We will not tolerate this and take appropriate action.
You are allowed to advertise commissions and collaborations. Ask for requests, or advertise contests, and raffles as long as you do not flood the network. I would ask that you put a 10-minute timer on it.
Discussion of Your Own Work
You are allowed to get together with others and discuss your works in chat.
Artwork Sharing and Feedback Requests
You are allowed to share your artwork here as well as long as it pertains to your literature or stories. We want to foster creativity and encourage you to develop your worlds completely. You may ask for feedback on it as well, although please remember this chat is devoted to literature.
You can share any literature here. I ask that you follow DA policy. If you are asking for critiques on material that fall under mature audiences, please warn people ahead of time. On mature deviations when asking for feedback that we remain professional and not let the discussions become inappropriate. In fact, I encourage feedback for sexual themes to be done in the comments of the actual work rather than in the chat. So that we protect our minors and avoid offending someone. If this becomes a problem, I may disallow these pieces to be brought up in the chatroom. I don't know how DA handles romance or erotica works, but I would suggest possibly handling feedback outside the chat.
If you have a political piece and want feedback for a college or school assignment. You are welcome to share it. I ask that if someone shares this, that instead of turning it into a political debate we make it an exercise like in the colleges and just critique the paper, give feedback, and help the person write a stronger argument. (I've done this for people of opposing views. If I can remain objective in writing, I can expect you to learn how to do so as well.) Let's keep it civil. If it becomes a problem in the future. I will disallow political pieces or school work assignments.
Providing Feedback and Critiquing
When providing feedback, please respect the individual and provide a positive and healthy atmosphere. We all want to grow and thrive, not wilt and die. It is your responsibility to own your feelings. If you aren't ready for detailed feedback and critiques or are easily discouraged and hurt I would ask that you ask for soft critiques or feedback. Let people know your warming up to this still.
Like always if you have problems, suggestions, or feedback please let a moderator know via note. Note Us
Thank you again for participating in WritersResources we appreciate you taking the time to read this.
- Cecily R. Founder