0010 - hp_yule_balls sign-ups have started [writers | artists | pinch hitters]! There's a cap of 90 on the writer sign-up slots, and they're filling up pretty fast.
0011 - karaz is looking for writing advice.
0100 - A poll. I have thinky thoughts on this subject, but I'll wait to see the poll responses first, because my thinky thoughts attempt to be persuasive. I'll post 'em on Monday (Civic holiday! Yay long weekend!).
A friend and I were discussing unsolicited concrit, and she is of the mind that it should not be offered because it's rude; I'm sure I don't need to tell you I disagree wholeheartedly -- I think criticism is only ever rude if it's phrased rudely, especially if it attacks the creator rather than the fanwork.
Back when the kerfuffle over reviews happened, people were floating the idea of having writers specify in their headers that they don't appreciate unasked-for concrit, negative feedback, flames, whatever have you. What do you think?
How long have you been in fandom?
What sort[s] of behaviour do you think is/are *always* unacceptable in a fandom context? (comment if you run out of room)
You see a fic header containing the equivalent of "no concrit, please". You have not yet read the fic. Your (internal) reaction?
You see a fic with a "no concrit, please" (or equivalent) in its header: Does it make you:
You leave concrit on a fic, and the writer replies to you, pointing out the header, which clearly says "no concrit, please" (or the equivalent)
In general, do you think it's acceptable for writers to be upfront about their concrit preferences, regardless of whether they like it or not?
Do you think "no concrit, please" automagically means "by the way, this fic is total crap and I know it"?