Yes. The quickest way to lose points is by attempting to abuse the workshop's facilities. We've left Writing Projects relatively unrestricted, but we do monitor for potential abuse.
Here's a short list of common ways members might lose points:
- Points can be revoked in cases where a critic's feedback is disputed, e.g., inappropriate or garbage content is published in the critique.1
- Points can be revoked in cases where a critic has posted copy-cat critiques.2
- Points can be revoked for any attempts to exchange or re-sell points3 within or outside of this workshop.
There are other ways to lose Critique Points, but we feel that a professionally minded community of writers is able to exercise common sense. However, in many cases, the infractions may be accidental and done without the intention to cheat the system. All infractions are considered, and handled on a case-by-case basis.
- This includes instances where the critic's feedback consists of a high percentage of quoted material vs. original commentary/opinion. ↩︎
- This includes any critiques by the same member that are fundamentally identical in content, length, etc. We review these on a case-by-case basis and will react accordingly. ↩︎
- Our points have zero (0) monetary value. ↩︎
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