Sweeps and a note regarding plagiarism
Posted by Sally
07/19/06 - 02:06AM
Sometime before the end of summer we're going to conduct a random sweep of the archive for stories that violate our rules.
We will be looking for:
- Proper use of paragraphs
- Excessive formatting
- Proper capitalization
- Chat Shorthand in stories
- Problems with words like there, they're, and their
- Story tense
- Stories posted to wrong location
- Plagiarism, theft, and abuse
- And more...
Please note that validated authors may also be included in this. Now is a good time to find yourself a beta reader to make sure your stories won't be caught up in this sweep.
Also, I have to remind everyone that we have a strict Zero Tolerance policy for plagiarism. Any accounts found violating this rule will be instantly banned from this web site forever.
Seriously folks, this isn't a difficult concept. If you can't comprehend that copying someone's work and claiming it for your own is theft -- you seriously need to go somewhere else.