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Does Writing.SE accept critique requests?

For pretty much all of the time I've been active here (more than three years now), we've allowed critique questions and I've wondered if they're a good idea. Let me recap: The on-topic summary says ...
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Clarification of critique guidelines

Edit: This meta thread, while of historical interest, is no longer accurate: Critiques are no longer on-topic on Writers. (Anyone who wants to discuss, please comment on this more recent meta thread ...
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(DEPRECATED) Policy on Writing Critiques

We had a long, long discussion about this internally, and we've decided that writing critique questions are officially on-topic. Edit: This is an older page, and has been superseded. The original ...
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Can we do anything to differentiate between various critique questions?

While I fully understand the decision to rule critique questions on-topic, I'm somewhat bothered by the idea of multiple "Please critique this snippet" and "How does this sound?" questions on the main ...
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What are Writers.SE's unique Close/Off-Topic reasons?

The precise nature and scope of Writers.SE, as a Q&A resource for writers, is not always clear or intuitive to newcomers. Some types of questions seem appropriate, but through experience have been ...
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Is [critique] a meta-tag?

Jeff Atwood has discussed meta tags, which he (via Aaronut at Cooking.SE) defines as follows: Meta-tags [are tags which] do not describe the content of the question. They describe some other aspect ...
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Can I post my essays here for others to comment?

I am trying to improve my English writing and take the initiative to write daily. However I do not have a teacher to mark my work. So can I post my essays here for others to comment?
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Can I post my writing for review here?

This policy discussion is now out of date. Critique questions are off-topic on Writers.SE. Please look for more recent posts on this topic. Would Writers SE be a good place to post a paragraph or two ...
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How to remind people of our license when they ask for critiques

I think the recent uptick in critique questions is great and I'm enjoying seeing the community at work. Unfortunately I'm concerned that not everyone asking a critique will realize that both their ...
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Specialized template for Critique Requests

This policy discussion is now out of date. Critique questions are off-topic on Writers.SE. Please look for more recent posts on this topic. We frequently have difficulty with questions phrased as ...
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How is the question of describing suicide "in a literary way" off-topic?

This question was migrated from english.stackexchange.com and apparently immediately closed and deleted as off-topic: https://writers.stackexchange.com/questions/5364/commit-suicide-in-a-literary-way ...
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Is it OK to ask for proofreading a small text in here?

I have just written a short description (a few paragraphs) for a small software project. Not being a native English speaker, I'm looking for a few people to proofread it, correct mistakes and improve ...
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Clarification regarding critical feedback to stories

This policy discussion is now out of date. Critique questions are off-topic on Writers.SE. Please look for more recent posts on this topic. I keep hearing that this site has some mechanism by which ...
Nathan C. Tresch's user avatar
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Can I ask this kind of questions here?

I just read through FAQ section and I am still not sure if I can ask this kind of questions here or not. What if I am writing a short story and I want to post here one paragraph from it for people to ...
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Is this question about style on-topic?

Please have a look at this: How to use “I think, therefore I am” in a more fluent manner? Writers has clearly declared grammar questions off-topic here, preferring to migrate them to English ...
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