Forum Crit Reference

Copypasta and other links for the Greenlighting/Auto-Defer policies:


Links!


Staff Posts!

Title post with, "Forum Criticism Team - Junior Staff / Operational Staff / Moderator Post". (For staff on other teams, just use "Junior Staff Post"/"Operational Staff Post", etc.)


Requesting mod/admin assistance: Title comment with "Staff Post - Request for Thread Move/Thread Lock/Post Edit" (pick all that apply)

Preface start of comment with any that apply:

Requesting a post collapsible.

Requesting a post edit for the full draft in the forum.

Requesting a thread lock, as the user already has a current thread for this concept.

Requesting a thread move, as this is the wrong forum category.

And then use the corresponding boilerplate if/as necessary.


Notice of greenlighting policy / returning first-time authors to Ideas Critique

Author, per the greenlighting policy: http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-10629348/new-draft-forum-policies first-time authors seeking draft critique in the forums must get their concept(s) greenlighted in the [http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/c-89000/ Ideas Critique forum] and/or [http://www.scp-wiki.net/chat-guide IRC chatrooms].

Please first go to the Ideas forum or the chat, give a //quick summary// (for the Ideas forum, please [http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-13282684/required-reading:how-to-use-this-forum-ideas follow the instructions in the required reading thread]) of the concept you want to write up (don't link the draft unless someone requests it).

During the conceptualization stage, reviewers can let you know if something similar already exists on the site, and/or tell you if there is anything that would prevent them from wanting to read a full draft. These issues are more effectively addressed earlier on in the writing process.

If you have already received two greenlights, please note from whom and where you received them. If you would like to skip the greenlighting process, you can use the IRC chatrooms for draft reviews.


Notice of Ideas Critique required template

Author, per the required reading forum guidelines: http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-13282684/required-reading:how-to-use-this-forum-ideas please fill out the concept template to seek feedback on your idea:

[[code]]
**Seeking Greenlights:** Put yes or no.

**Page Type:** SCP Article, Tale, GoI Format, Joke SCP, Site Dossier, Other (specify)

**Genre (Optional):** Horror, Drama/Emotional, Comedy, Action, History, Other (specify)

**Page Layout (Optional):** [How will you will structure the page in terms of information presentation, or plot development? If you plan on using a unique format/format screw, describe that here.]

**Elevator Pitch:** [What is the basic core idea? Use a bullet point list if necessary.] 

**Central Narrative:** [Describe the story beats or overarching context/"big picture" for your piece. If there is no story content, put "none".] 

**Hook/Attention-Grabber:** [What is novel/unique about your premise? What is special about your idea here that will make it stand out among the other works already on the mainsite?] 

**Additional Notes:** [Note any concerns or particular areas of assistance you would like reviewers to focus on.]
[[/code]]

Remember to please **edit your previous post using the "edit" function under the "options" tab to the lower right of your first comment** rather than creating a new thread.

Also, please mind the wordcount limit—the combined text for your answers to the last four sections (Elevator Pitch, Central Narrative, Hook/Attention-Grabber, and Additional Notes) MAY NOT exceed 400 words. For convenience, authors can use this page to check wordcount: https://wordcounter.net/

Once you have revised your post accordingly, please reach out to reviewers to request that they look at your thread. You can find a list of ways to contact reviewers here: http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-13282692/how-to-get-more-reviews

Short version of above:

Author, per the required reading forum guidelines: http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-13282684/required-reading:how-to-use-this-forum-ideas please fill out the concept template to seek feedback on your idea.

Remember to please **edit your previous post using the "edit" function under the "options" tab to the lower right of your first comment** rather than creating a new thread.

Once you have revised your post accordingly, please reach out to reviewers to request that they look at your thread. You can find a list of ways to contact reviewers in this thread: http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-13282692/how-to-get-more-reviews


Boilerplate for concept threads that are over the maximum wordcount

Author, please mind the [http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-13095662/required-reading:how-to-use-this-forum-ideas Ideas Critique required reading] wordcount limit-- the combined text for your answers to the last four sections (Elevator Pitch, Central Narrative, Hook/Attention-Grabber, and Additional Notes) may not exceed 400 words. For convenience, authors can use this page to check wordcount: https://wordcounter.net/


Boilerplate for concept threads that have sandbox link

Author, please mind the [http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-13095662/required-reading:how-to-use-this-forum-ideas Ideas Critique required reading], which states that you should not post a sandbox link unless a reviewer specifically asks to read a full draft. This is to encourage authors to develop their summarization skills for discussing and editing core aspects of their material with reviewers.

For some tips on remaining brief when summarizing, consider looking at this thread: https://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/forum/t-13369776/how-do-i-remain-brief-when-writing-an-scp-concept or you can also read this page on filling out the concept review template: https://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/essay-on-communicating-ideas


Boilerplate for concept threads past page 6 with no replies

Since this thread was on page 6 of the forum listing with no feedback yet, this is a quick reminder from staff for the author. Please remember to contact reviewers directly to request feedback as needed, if you haven't done so already.

This thread has information on reaching out to reviewers: http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-13282692/how-to-get-more-reviews

If you have already contacted multiple reviewers and received no reply, feel free to ask a staff member for assistance finding a reviewer.


Boilerplate for repeat threads

Noting that another thread exists for the same concept in progress. Reviewers, please comment here: [link to thread]

Author, as per the Ideas Critique forum required reading: http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-13282684/required-reading:how-to-use-this-forum-ideas Please do not create multiple threads for the same working concept. Using one thread helps keep spam down, and prevents flooding of the forums with repeat threads. Furthermore, it helps reviewers a lot if all corresponding feedback is kept in one place so they can follow the development of the idea and its details.

If you're having trouble getting further replies on a thread, you can look at this thread for options to contact reviewers: http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-13282692/how-to-get-more-reviews


Lock post template for overflow threads

Locking this thread as the author already has two new threads created in the last 7 days:

* [thread] from # days ago
* [thread] from # days ago

Per the [http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-13282684/required-reading:how-to-use-this-forum-ideas Ideas Critique forum required reading], authors are limited to creating two new concept critique threads per week (7 day time period).

This is to encourage authors to commit to developing the concepts they are asking reviewers to dedicate time to critiquing, rather than just quickly posting and discarding ideas.


Copypasta for problematic feedback

[[*user ]], please mind the site's [https://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/criticism-policy Criticism Policy]. The feedback you've posted is not helpful to the author, nor is it conducive to motivating them to revise their material. Please remember that the focus of reviewing should be improvement of the writing.

[[*user ]], please mind the site's [https://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/criticism-policy Criticism Policy]. Feedback in the forums should be relatively in-depth, and specific to the material at hand rather than a generic response that could apply to multiple threads.

(additional links)

For Ideas Critique forum

For more information on giving critique in this forum, please see this thread: https://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/forum/t-9804362/so-you-want-to-be-a-concept-reviewer

For Drafts Critique forum

For more information on giving critique in this forum, please see this thread: https://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/forum/t-9804215/so-you-want-to-be-a-draft-reviewer


Pick-and-choose boilerplates for Auto-Defers


Forum Criticism Team - Junior Staff / Operational Staff / Moderator Post

Author, per the Draft Forum's policy: http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-10629348/new-draft-forum-policies your draft thread is being deferred due to a number of basic issues that need to be addressed by yourself before in-depth critique is viable. Please make use of the resources provided to correct the following:

* 10+ grammar/mechanics errors:
 * General Writing Resource thread http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-871935/general-writing-resource-thread 
 * Elements of Style: http://vrici.lojban.org/~cowan/style-revised.html 
 * Grammarly or another spellchecker/writing assistance program

* Nonsensical containment: 
 * These guidelines for logical, resource-conserving containment: http://www.scp-wiki.net/doing-the-safety-dance
 * "Containment" tab of the basic guide: http://www.scp-wiki.net/how-to-write-an-scp

* Severe lack of clinical tone: 
 * This overview of clinical tone: http://www.scp-wiki.net/clinical-tone-declassified
 * This reference for specific scientific words: http://www.scp-wiki.net/technical-words
 * These college-level resources for writing formally: http://www.aje.com/en/arc/editing-tip-maintaining-formal-tone-scientific-writing/
 * http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/tone 
 * https://healthcare.utah.edu/brand-and-style-guide/writing-guide.php

* Improper formatting:
 * "Formatting"  and "Templates" tabs of the basic guide: http://www.scp-wiki.net/how-to-write-an-scp

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