1. The second prompt is revealed! (Q2 2018)

    "Breaking into Snape's office in the middle of the night was a risky move at the best of times..."

    Deadline is June 18th, also known as the 22nd Anniversary of a seriously sad day—a tremendously black day for anyone.

    As with before you can check out the new thread discussing scoring, rules, and other such matters in the in the Story Competitions forum.

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New Years Retributions

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Jon, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Jon

    Jon The Demon Mayor Admin DLP Supporter

    Jun 5, 2006

    In September we instituted a new policy regarding WbA requiring accounts have a set number of posts before they were able to access it. At the time we encouraged users to report people who were 'Shit Posting' to gain access.

    It has been 3 months since then and while the majority of new users have displayed the correct behavior and provided posts that contributed to the discussions in the various threads, there have been instances where users have been blatant in their attempt to reach the required post count in order to access WbA and in doing so provided nothing of value—and more oft then not, causing threads to degrade.

    Work by Author is a forum designed to connect Authors with Readers who have the intent of providing valuable feedback.

    Users who 'shit post' in order to access the forum demonstrate a blatant inability to contribute to the forum at large, and thus clearly do not possess the attributes required to fulfill this.

    Rather than permanently removing the users in question from the forum, we will be instituting a 'infraction' level which will remove their ability to access WbA for an unspecified duration, during which, if their behavior does not improve, they will receive full forum bans for duration ranging from a month, to a permanent ban.

    We appreciate everyone who does not fall into this category and look forward to the new year and all that it will bring.​
  2. dveth

    dveth Squib

    Dec 16, 2014
    United States
    I'd just like to say that I really like the change. I came back to this site after an absence to find out about the change and I didn't like it. Then, while trying to contribute to the site, I realized how great it was. I actually read through some posts that I otherwise wouldn't, and was forced to actually think and come up with decent replies. And this policy of infraction levels is a great fix for the 'shit post' problem, while keeping the original intent of the policy perfectly intact.
  3. mike.x.cao

    mike.x.cao Squib

    Feb 28, 2014
    I like the change. It filters out the users who genuinely want to give feedback from those who just want to get to the fics. It also forces people to look at other parts of the forums, and post there.
  4. Innomine

    Innomine Unspeakable Prestige DLP Supporter

    Nov 27, 2007
    New Zealand
    High Score:
    I find it ironic and extremely hilarious that this guy is banned.