Quality Check
Posted by crazydominodragongirl
04/01/07 - 03:45AM
Hey everyone,

We have discussed and decided that there are too many people submitting stories with the following problems: grammar, punctuation, homonym confusion, spelling errors, and verb tenses. Since many of these can be easily spotted by using a basic spelling or grammar checker, not to mention a beta-reader, we will now require all authors, validated or not, to submit a short piece to show their proficiency.

To keep this orderly we have decided that authors who want to continue submitting stories to the archive must write a paragraph (minimum of 250 words) on the topic of sheep shearing. This topic is of moderate difficulty so that any obvious, recurring errors can easily be spotted. Please indicate in the summary that the paragraph is for the quality check. The piece should also be in your own words, since plagiarism is another major problem that will not be tolerated. After we look it over and decide if it meets our standards you'll receive an okay-e-mail letting you know that you can resume submitting stories to the archive.

Happy writing.


^_^ quite interesting challenge.
- Alky on 04/01/07 - 12:41PM
A 250-minimum word paragraph on sheep shearing? Okay, I think I can do that. I am off to do some research! -punches air triumphantly because she has no idea what she's doing-
- Seishi on 04/01/07 - 08:32PM
Great idea. But sheep shearing? O.o This should be interesting....
- LeBeau on 04/01/07 - 08:52PM
*blink* Alright, 250 words is like-- a short answer for a college application! ... But um... sheep shearing? o.O Am I the only one who doesn't know what that is? ^^;;; *feels stupid*
- Animefreak11 on 04/01/07 - 09:52PM
Yes, the length was actually partly decided on the college app things. 250 words is about half a page.

Sheep shearing is... the shaving of sheep, basically, for their wool.
- crazydominodragongirl on 04/01/07 - 11:07PM
Doesn't that make the sheepie's cold?
- Artemis_Rein on 04/01/07 - 11:15PM
Hm... I think with my short attention span, I might be able to pull this off. ^^ Well, I'll be off to my bedroom to torture myself with boredom until I write something. Tootles!

T.T I need to lay off the sugar.

Sheep!! Fluffy!!
- Cheerfulhope on 04/04/07 - 06:19PM
...does it have to make logical sense? It would obviously be grammatically senisible, but logically sensible I can't guarantee... ^^;;
- Kremlin_Dusk on 04/14/07 - 02:06PM
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