It was recently suggested that we add a forum for requesting feedback for our submissions to the library! You can find the new forum, which should be members only, here, in addition to the rules which you can find here.
We are looking for some feedback regarding this section. @Penguinball and I were discussing it and thought that this would be a good discussion and opportunity to get feedback about this. We seemed to agree that there are two schools of thoughts when it comes to feedback - there are those of us who want "oh, I really liked this/didn't like this" and may not be looking to fix anything with that particular piece, and there are those who want more detailed feedback so that they can make appropriate changes to improve it.
Those who just want the general reviews may be more willing to share their raw writing, whereas those who are looking for the more honest, detailed feedback may be more hesitant to do so, which is likely one reason as to why there aren't as many submissions to the library being made. As far as feedback goes, there are those who are more comfortable giving or receiving their feedback in a less public matter, such as in a Google doc. While we are totally okay with this, we also want to encourage members to give each other their feedback through the review feature of the library, so that newer members can see that yes, members are being given feedback.
So, what do you guys think? What's the easiest way to handle this? Should we give those who wish to give more detailed feedback the option of doing so in a Google doc rather than in a public matter? Or is there maybe something else that neither of us are currently thinking of?
Additionally, we were uncertain as to whether or not we should have a hard cap for the amount of submissions a member can ask for feedback on. For example, let's say Joe Shmoe comes along and he has ten different stories that he's submitted to the library. Should he be able to request feedback on all ten submissions at once, and make ten different posts requesting feedback? Or should we have a cap of, say, five submissions that he's allowed to ask for feedback for at once?
Do you have any feedback for the rules for requesting feedback that you can think of and should be added?