I haven't been back very long and I'm already seeing that there are groups of people who are, lets call it fighting, with one another. Playing games, voting, multiple accounts, harassing other members and other methods of trying to game the system. That's not what we are here for. The purpose of the site is to focus on our writing.
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I'm going to take this time to remind everyone that we have rules around here. If you want to participate here then you do so by the site rules. I'd like to see everyone find a way to use lit.org to improve their writing. This isn't a place for politics or religion. This isn't a place to push your own agenda. It's a place to talk about writing, do some writing and share in each other's process. If you're here for something else you can leave. No hard feelings.
In the next few weeks or so I'll be making some changes to the system that will virtually eliminate this kind of thing. Authors will have the power to delete comments on their own posts. You'll be able to block members from sending you messages and reporting any bad behavior so staff can review. And more.
So lets cut with the games. I'm not looking for explanations or excuses. Lets move on and do some writing together. If you don't feel like you can play within the rules of the site, again, no hard feelings. Lets part way as friends. I don't want to resort to banning and that sort of thing. I'd much rather focus on the writing myself.
Update: I've already had to close the comments on this. There is no discussion. If you have an issue with this, you're welcome to take it up with me privately. I won't allow people to continue to disrupt the site. I prefer not to handle things like this on the site, but with members one on one and that's how I will continue to do things. Unfortunately, because of how wide spread some bad behavior has become on this site I need to post this reminder publicly.
This site, and the comments specifically, are meant for friendly discussion and discourse. Discuss the piece, offer suggestions and make remarks. We don't allow trolling, spam, x-rated material and other things. We have rules and guidelines, as do all publications. And you have a million choices of where to publish your work. So please abide by the rules and we can all have a good time and enjoy the site. Focus on writing and leave the rest outside when you enter here.
Chrispian H. Burks
Lit.Org Owner / Founder
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