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What will NOT be allowed are threads or posts with zero to minimal effort. If there is an indication that members are posting what amounts to purple poetry as 'love letters' to fellow members, they will be removed going forward.
originally posted by: eisegesis
Different thresholds exist for different readers.
Will there be a set of guidelines
will the star system once again fail in determining quality at the expense of our Mod's precious time and energy?
originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: masqua
Out of curiosity, why is it only the poetry/short stories areas that are being moderated and "tightened" up? I understand that you alone more than likely don't have control or the final say-so in other areas but this has been rather.....swift and brutal?
I know that you've had a few complaints and I also know that you value folks writing and expression so it just seems, to me at least, that there has been a harder hammer dropped on this end of ATS.
As I'm sure you are aware, it's political season in the US and the boards are absolutely flooded with garbage and trash talk (some mine, admittedly) and these threads I'm sure are a PITA to moderate. Even so, they are not as stringent as the rules being imposed on the writing members here.
A brief explanation why, if you would please, as to why would make a few of us here a little more at ease.
If there is an indication that members are posting what amounts to purple poetry as 'love letters' to fellow members, they will be removed going forward.