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

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

Author, per the Draft Forum's new policy: http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-10629348/new-draft-forum-policies authors who have not yet posted a successful mainsite article are now required to get their basic concept(s) greenlighted by two experienced reviewers in the [http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/c-89000/ Ideas Critique forum] and/or [http://www.scp-wiki.net/chat-guide IRC chatrooms] before asking for draft feedback.

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), and reviewers can help you make sure that your core idea is something that will be successful with the community audience.

During the conceptualization stage, reviewers can also help by letting you know if something similar already exists on the site, and/or telling you if there are any cliches/pitfalls/other typical downvote reasons to be careful of with your particular idea. These issues are more effectively addressed earlier on in the writing process.

If you have already received the requisite greenlights, please note from whom and where you received them. If you would like to receive draft critique without going through the greenlighting process, please use the IRC chatrooms to request reviews.

Notice of new Ideas Critique required template

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

Author, per the new required reading forum guidelines: http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-13282684/required-reading:how-to-use-this-forum-ideas please fill out the new 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 in this thread: http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-13282692/how-to-get-more-reviews

Short version of above:

Author, per the new required reading forum guidelines: http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-13282684/required-reading:how-to-use-this-forum-ideas please fill out the new 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 past page 6 with no replies

Since this thread has fallen to page 6 with no responses, this is a quick staff reminder to the author that if you haven't yet, you should contact reviewers directly to request feedback as needed.

Please refer to this thread for more information: http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-13282692/how-to-get-more-reviews

If you have already reached out to multiple reviewers and received no reply, notify a staff member for assistance finding a reviewer.

Lock post template for overflow threads

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

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.


Pick-and-choose boilerplates for Auto-Defers

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

Author, per the Draft Forum's new 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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