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I keep hearing that this site has some mechanism by which an author can ask for beta feedback, but I don't see any official mention of it. Is there a clear and easy to follow set of guidelines anywhere that say where authors can post stories asking for feedback, and how that feedback should be given? If such a post doesn't exist, I think it's of the utmost importance that we refine the rules, make them awesome, and post them clearly where they can be seen. Without this we have no chance of growing our community, imnsho.