Hetalia kink meme ([personal profile] hetalia_kink) wrote2010-08-26 10:32 pm

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Re: Should concrit be allowed?

(Anonymous) 2011-02-21 09:16 pm (UTC)(link)
The generally accepted, unwritten rule is to not dish out concrit unless specifically asked for by the author. Anons have said in the past they are still hesitant to post concrit after a!a's essentially beg for it because of snits, arguments about interpretations, and spectacular flouncing by a!a's who can't handle the gentlest corrections. No explicit ban needed.

Admittedly, I don't read all the fills but most I do don't get any concrit at all, much less poorly phrased negative criticism. Is it such a problem that a clear default setting of no concrit must be spelled out, possibly discouraging comments that readers aren't certain on which side of the line they fall?

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(Anonymous) 2011-02-21 10:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Given most anons' paranoia about accidentally triggering another flounce and how little concrit gets posted, I don't see why a written rule is necessary.

Me, I only concrit when authors ask for it or I've seen them handle it graciously in the past, and even then I don't offer much.

Re: Should concrit be allowed?

(Anonymous) 2011-02-22 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
I have never heard of this unwritten rule. I guess I just assume that an anon posting on a kink meme is emotionally mature enough to handle concrit... R-right?

I give concrit unasked for, but I have maybe given such concrit two or three times in my entire time at the meme. It didn't start any wanks or drama either time. Dunno, my experience. Ymmv and all that.

Recaptcha agrees!!! : iffill HOPELESS
I'm not even lying. This is sort of creepy.

Re: Should concrit be allowed?

(Anonymous) 2011-02-22 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
Off topic, but I have the theory that Captcha knows what we are talking bout and puts those messages to fuck with us. Because Captcha is a jerk.

Re: Should concrit be allowed?

(Anonymous) 2011-02-22 03:17 am (UTC)(link)
I would say you're Doing It Right then. As the above anon mentioned, a lot of "concrit" I've seen is just thinly veiled criticism. "Oh you have lots of readers so don't mind me, but I don't think your story is very good. Maybe you should have tried ___" type comments. Those aren't helpful, and they tend to start wank-wars where people jump in to either agree with the "concrit" or defend the author.

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(Anonymous) 2011-02-22 04:32 am (UTC)(link)
Same here - I've given unasked for concrit and always had a positive response. Maybe I've just been lucky, but I think if one is genuinely courteous about it (and if the crit is something relatively minor) most anons would be fine with it.

The one who asked for it

(Anonymous) 2011-02-22 05:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Actually, I would think the opposite.

If people are posting fics on an anonymous meme, I think if anything, they are less confident about their work, because they can just easily abandon it with no name attached.

While de-anonned authors are most likely to accept concrit. I have de-anonned all my fics, and I definitely don't mind getting concrit from readers.

Re: The one who asked for it

(Anonymous) 2011-02-22 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
That depends. I write here because I get good porn prompts.

Re: The one who asked for it

(Anonymous) 2015-01-19 08:39 am (UTC)(link)
Me too, more or less. The meme is also a community where people are really happy to see any APH fics, so usually I get a pretty positive response. Also, I don't necessarily want to put my name on some NC17 porn. I wouldn't mind helpfully critical anons.

Re: Should concrit be allowed?

(Anonymous) 2011-02-22 05:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Many other anons have mentioned little things like correcting bad formatting or grammar/spelling issues, telling people to use more details, etc. That's all fine concrit to give.

But I think the problematic ones are the ones that subtly attack certain aspects of plot, characterization, writing style, etc. And yes, I have seen this before. It definitely has made anons stop updating their fics.