When you registered and began posting, you may have noticed the word Smoke above your avatar, accompanied by a single yellow star.
This indicates your post count rank. As you post, a little number will climb beneath your avatar. Your post count will accumulate every time you post at LF, except in Writing Games. We hope you contribute so much meaningful content that your rank climbs and climbs. Here are the ranks you can earn:
I've updated the post-count ranks, adding "Wish" as our new member rank. Three posts are required to rise to Smoke and thereby unlock permissions to start new PMs and start new threads in the Critique Classroom forums. This is to encourage new members to introduce themselves, offer a critique, or post anywhere at all before posting their own work for critique.
In short: as a Wish, you may post replies anywhere on the forum, and new threads may be started in all forums except the feedback forums, until you achieve the Smoke rank.
Reminder: we are not a critique service. If you want your work critiqued, please critique someone else's work and let us know who you are. We understand that you're taking a chance by signing on here; know that we're taking a chance by sacrificing our writing time to critique the work of a stranger. We'd rather not waste our time critting the writing of a person who has no intention of giving back to the community. (In other words, we don't like feeling used. Do you?) We are currently too small and family-like to survive such tactics. Please give back.
Last Edit: Feb 2, 2021 12:47:33 GMT -6 by RAVENEYE
Alatariel: My first time really looking at them all, and I agree! So good!
Oct 17, 2021 10:56:20 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: Ack....hate it when I've checked and double checked and even triple checked to make sure all is good, only to find out I submitted an entry that has errors. ACK......
Oct 17, 2021 11:10:56 GMT -6
Alatariel: Always! No matter how many time I read through mine, there will always be something someone picks up on that I missed
Oct 17, 2021 11:32:43 GMT -6
pelwrath: I have learned to accept that I’ll have errors, it’s a given. Only do my best to minimize the number of errors.
Oct 17, 2021 12:01:16 GMT -6
Mazulla: Same here! Why is it we only notice these things once they're submitted?!
Oct 17, 2021 12:19:07 GMT -6
Alatariel: Honestly if it's something small I won't take off points because we're all human.
Oct 17, 2021 13:48:59 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: Going to adopt the same policy, Alatariel. Such wise words.
Oct 17, 2021 14:47:20 GMT -6
pelwrath: It's been a few weeks but I had an idea for a 100-word story, and posted.
Oct 18, 2021 0:48:18 GMT -6
Mazulla: Your 100 word entry is great, Pelwrath. I don't have any ideas nailed down yet. I seem to always think on it a few days and sometimes don't post til the last day.
Oct 18, 2021 11:30:37 GMT -6
pelwrath: Mazulla, thank you for your kind words. In truth, I didn’t think I’d have a story for ‘crisp’, that I’d like. While cleaning the windows and screens for winter, the idea came to me. The day was a very cloudy one but for a few minutes the sun did shine.
Oct 18, 2021 12:05:20 GMT -6
Mazulla: When you're trying to put together some critiques, but your 80-90lb dog keeps throwing himself in your lap... And keeps looking at me and smiling. You can see this goof here: i.imgur.com/8UvQpbD.jpg?1
Oct 18, 2021 13:00:28 GMT -6
Alatariel: OMG that picture Mazulla! I'm dying
Oct 18, 2021 13:09:04 GMT -6
Mazulla: Distracting, isn't it? Haha! He makes it so hard to ignore him.
Oct 18, 2021 16:44:14 GMT -6
pelwrath: Don’t know if he’s laughing or barring his teeth to protect the computer.
Oct 18, 2021 20:04:57 GMT -6
Mazulla: Oh, he's definitely being a goof! It's a funny attention-seeking maneuver. Quite dramatic about it, too, always throwing his head back to show those pearly whites.
Oct 18, 2021 21:11:03 GMT -6