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Posted by Kathleen Dalton Woodbury (Member # 59) on :
I'm am seriously considering deleting any comment in a Fragment and Feedback topic that does not relate directly to the 13 lines posted by the person starting the topic.

So consider this fair warning: if people can't behave in those topics, I will make such a rule official and start deleting.

Posted by tchernabyelo (Member # 2651) on :
Fair point. I apologise, and won't let it happen again.
Posted by aspirit (Member # 7974) on :
Thank you, kdw.
Posted by Teraen (Member # 8612) on :
Not to be a rabble rouser, or to offend She Who Must Never Be Offended, but what if it isn't a degrading or otherwise negative digression? Sometimes the comments definitely aren't productive, but other times the conversation morphs into other topics. Sometimes the postings are quite fruitful and there is quite a bit of discussion around a topic.

As long as it isn't negative to the author or their writing, is it so bad?

Posted by Devnal (Member # 6724) on :
"As long as it isn't negative to the author or their writing, is it so bad? "

What? we can't give negative feed back?

also, I would assume it is so bad, as the person posting is looking for feedback, not a soap opera, maybe we can move the convo here or off hatrack altogether otherwise.

Posted by BenM (Member # 8329) on :
Why can't we just say You know, this would be a great topic for Open Discussions About Writing, I'll go start a thread there...
Posted by Teraen (Member # 8612) on :
I meant negative as in "disrespectful..." Not as in "I didn't like it.."


Posted by Kathleen Dalton Woodbury (Member # 59) on :
If people would do as BenM suggests, that would be fine.

But they haven't been doing that, and it's disrespectful to the author of the 13 lines to have a topic taken over the way too many of them have been taken over.

Hence my warning.

Posted by Teraen (Member # 8612) on :
Ah... so it isn't that the conversations degrade negatively per se, it is that the changing of the conversation itself is disrespectful of the author who is anxiously awaiting feedback. I sees it now...

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