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Policies about questions asking for critique. VERDICT: off-topic.

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Can I ask people about the inconsistency of the tone?

I am wondering if I can post a short excerpt of my writing and ask people to comment on the inconsistency of the tone in various parts of the writing? Similarly, can I post a short excerpt of my ...
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Could I ask for feedback/suggestions to improve an essay I wrote?

Could I ask for feedback/suggestions to improve an essay I wrote? I have been recently asked to do a practice write of an argumentative class in class. I have finished and turned it in. However, this ...
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Is the Critique rule the right rule?

Stack exchange has a strong history of answering questions like "Why is this code broken? How do I fix this? What is the best way to write this algorithm?" It is strange to me that this is not ...
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Why are examples of writing and critiques off topic again?

I came across an off-topic question where someone had asked for help tightening up a piece of prose. It was flagged as off topic and I found it peculiar. In other exchange sites you might have a ...
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Is there a place for critiquing book proposals within stack exchange?

Is there a place in Stack Exchange where you can share an excerpt of a story or proposed book and receive feedback?
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If the answers ask me to put my work, would this make my question becomes a critique request?

In the In a formal writing, does having a paragraph rewritten by another person make the style change noticablely? question, I have tried to ask a general question, to better serve the future visitors....
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Writing critique site proposal

I found Does Writers.SE accept critique requests? and agreed with it. This SE site does best as a Q/A site for questions on specific questions that are generally applicable to some writing ...
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Where can I get a critique of my work?

Questions asking for critiques are off topic. We don't want to leave people high and dry, so having a list of places to get a general critique would be helpful. These sites can also do more than we ...
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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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Are we using the criticism tag correctly?

The criticism description says it's for: Questions dealing with writing criticism, and with receiving criticism from others. The wiki adds: Questions to do with: - How to write criticism (e.g....
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Critique about non-english works

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. According to this, critiques about our work are now ...
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What's a limit of the text that you can ask people to critique?

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 just discovered this nice site, and I am wondering is ...
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Can we lock "Help Me Find The Unnecesary Words"?

We've got an old, popular question which IMHO is deserving of a historical lock - marking it as a significant question, but not one which should be serving us as an example or a guideline for what we ...
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Policy Change: [critique] tag abolished; long live critiques

In accordance with discussion at Is [critique] a meta-tag? , the critique tag is being phased out. Critique questions - i.e. questions asking about your own writing - are still welcome; however, we ...
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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 ...
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How are critique questions working out for us?

As a counterpoint/companion to the other recent questions about dealing with critiques, this one is intended to assess our current view of critique questions, now that we've got some experience with ...
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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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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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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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Critique follow-ups

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. After posting a critique, what is the proper ettiquite for ...
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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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(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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Should we encourage users to give samples of their writing for critique?

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 feel like Jeff would want to close this kind of question ...
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