My Writers Circle

Welcome => Welcome Board - START HERE! => Topic started by: Nick on January 21, 2008, 12:41:49 PM

Title: Sticky: New Members - Start Here
Post by: Nick on January 21, 2008, 12:41:49 PM
Welcome to - we are delighted you have decided to join our forum!

Please say hello after you register. It will help us to know who you are and how we can help you. To post your welcome message, click on Welcome Board - START HERE ( and then click on the New Topic tab near the top right of the screen. Enter your message in the box that appears, and click on Post. Alternatively you can click on Preview first to see what your message will look like before you post it.

We don't have many rules on MWC, but would appreciate it if you took a few moments to check out our etiquette guidelines by clicking on the link below:

Your moderators on MWC are Fire-Fly,  Amie, Foxy, Laura H,  Skylan.  Our role is to try to ensure that the forum is kept tidy, and remains a safe and welcoming place for all its members. We are all freelance writers ourselves, and you'll meet us regularly around the boards.

Many members join MWC with a view to getting feedback on their writing. That's fine, and we have various boards dedicated to this purpose: Review My Work for Prose, Review My Poetry and Poetry Workshop for poems, and Review My Script for TV, film, radio and stage scripts. We do, however, suggest that before you post your work for review, you take the time to read and comment on at least three items submitted by other members. This is partly a simple courtesy; but, in addition, seeing how other people present their work can be very helpful in deciding how to post your own writing when the time comes.

Finally, some of the boards have their own 'Read This First' stickies at the top, which explain any particular rules applying to that board. It should go without saying, but please do read these as well before you start posting!

Once again, a warm welcome to MWC, and we look forward to getting to know you and your work better in the weeks ahead.

Nick  :)
Title: Re: Sticky: New Members - Start Here
Post by: Nick on September 22, 2010, 06:52:28 AM
Please Note: Because of a growing spam problem, we have had to restrict the ability of new members to post items such as website links and 'signature text' in their profiles. New members are also prevented from posting avatars (images) to display beside their posts.

We regret that it has become necessary to do this, but we were obliged to take action to stop the forum becoming overrun with spam. After you have posted a certain number of messages - and proved that you are a bona fide member with no evil intentions - full posting privileges will be given to you.

Welcome again to MWC!

Nick  :)
Title: Re: Sticky: New Members - Start Here
Post by: Nick on June 18, 2013, 04:30:11 PM
I would also ask new members to note that until they have 50 posts to their name, they will NOT be able to edit or delete their posts. This is to address the growing issue of new members posting work for feedback and then almost immediately deleting it. This is disrespectful to members who have gone to the trouble of providing constructive criticism, and means that such topics no longer make sense to viewers. This measure has therefore been introduced to address concerns that have been raised by some senior members and help maintain the quality and value of forum content.

What this means is that if you post work here for feedback, you should be prepared to leave it in place once comments have been left, so that other members may read and learn from them as well. That is how this forum works. If that is not acceptable to you, please refrain from posting work in the first place.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Nick  :)