A For Effort

The Main Idea

I designed A For Effort as a group for all authors, new and old, to get some much needed or well deserved attention on there works. I also wanted authors to receive feedback in the form of reviews. I mixed the two and this is what I got.

How story submission and folders work:

The user (You) submits one of your stories to the "Under Review" folder. The reviewers   then, within a reasonable amount of time, will read and review your story, leave a comment on the story with any and all information you'll need, and will move the story to the “main” folder or the “needs improvement” folder. Throughout the week admins will take stock of the “main” folder, moving and placing all stories into their rightful folders. Stories in the “needs improvement” folder have two weeks to meet our passing standards before they are removed entirely.

Stories are judged by the reviewers  based on this template:

Grammar: Grammar is rated on a scale of 1 to 10. Anything scoring lower than a 7 will fail moderation.

Spelling: No more than 10 mistakes are allowed per 1,000 words.

Originality: A story must have an original idea, or a well written overused one. If neither of those conditions are met, it will fail moderation.

Characters: A canon character must be in character or given good reason within the story as to why they would act any other way.

OC's: OC's are allowed, just not Mary Sue/Stu stories, unless for comedic effect.

If you decide to read a story within this group, you should also contemplate reviewing said story. Not only would you be helping another member out, but they also might return the favor. At the very least you'd get a thank you.

Here's a simple template you can use for all your review needs:

Name of Story:

Grammar score out of 10:

Pros:

1)

2)

3)

Cons:

1)

2)

3)

Additional Notes:

Enjoy your review!  Please help me out by looking at my story:

Just to be clear reviewing the other person's story back is optional... but it's highly suggested. However, a thank you is a must!

The Rule Book

#1) Be courteous to your fellow members.

#2) No spamming threads, questions are allowed, 10 posts about the same question are not. And try not to ask a redundant question.

#3) Stories with over 100 votes are not allowed. Though stories that achieve 100 votes after being added will remain in the folders.

#4)  Do not post in the "Story Claiming grounds" thread unless you have been given permission by an admin.

Penalties For Breaking A Rule:

1st offense - a warning.

2nd offense - all of your current stories are removed from the group.

3rd offense - kicked from the group.

PM all complaints to Lophane and I'll see what I can do to resolve it.

Now that you know exactly what this group is about, go introduce yourself in the introduction thread . See you there.

Credit goes where it is deserved.

I would like to thank PoniesAreBrilliant for editing this page.

-Lophane

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#58 · 42w, 16h ago · · ·

oh wait is this a dead group?

ugh for fuck's sake it is isn't it

#57 · 49w, 1d ago · · ·

Hey, guys. Since I'm new here, I'd like to know if it would be okay to submit someone else's story. Although I'm not the author, I happen to be translating it from Russian into English.

#56 · 58w, 3d ago · 2 · ·

Why does Regidar have his own folder?

#55 · 65w, 6d ago · · ·

Hi everypony!

I think I need to say this right away... :twilightblush:

I'm an artist, and sometimes I like to write stories for a change of routine.

Not being my strong, I'm really willing to give a try.

I'm currently working on my second fic, constantly writing new chapters, and updating It.

So... can I post my story here? All the comments would be welcome to help me improve in story telling, writing, and other factors.

Thank you, kindly.:heart:

https://www.fimfiction.net/story/306488/midnight-mishap

#54 · 97w, 3d ago · · ·

This group was a nice concept, shame is died out. The Reviewers are mostly gone, the creator of the group is missing. However, it's been advised other members review each other's stories.

#53 · 118w, 5d ago · 8 · ·

Are the Reviewers/Admins still active? :unsuresweetie: there is a lot to be reviewed, including my story and very little stories have been reviewed... :fluttershbad:

#51 · 158w, 6d ago · 3 · ·

It seems that very little stories here get reviewed. Why is that? Where are the reviewers and what are they doing?:ajbemused:

#50 · 166w, 5d ago · 14 · ·

>Spelling: No more than 10 mistakes are allowed per 1,000 words.

>I designed A For Effort as a group for all authors, new and old, to get some much needed or well deserved attention on there works.

>to get some much needed or well deserved attention on there works

>on there works

>there

>Not "their"

"much needed" and "well deserved" could also arguably require hyphenation while you're at it.

#49 · 168w, 3d ago · 3 · ·

After adding my fic, I come back a few hours later to find it now has over 100 upvotes. :rainbowlaugh:

#epicfail

#47 · 170w, 5d ago · · ·

>>340736 Oh, I don't know. A friend sent it to me in an email and thought it was cool. I agreed and made it my profile pic on here.

#45 · 170w, 6d ago · · ·

>>340655 You mean my profile pic?

#44 · 170w, 6d ago · · ·

>>331691

I recognise your icon but can't place it. What's it from?

#43 · 180w, 1d ago · · ·

Wow, I read the rules...what a system.

#42 · 181w, 3d ago · · ·

Hello there everybody. New member here.

#41 · 188w, 3d ago · · ·

I designed A For Effort as a group for all authors, new and old, to get some much needed or well deserved attention on there works.

Used the wrong 'their' in the first dang sentence. :ajsmug:

#40 · 188w, 4d ago · · ·

So this is like "at least you tried: the group"?

#39 · 193w, 2d ago · 4 · ·

>>315117 I TOO, HAVE ARRIVED!!!

:moustache::moustache::moustache:

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