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What's our focus?

Pro vs amateur? Mainstream vs offbeat? Marketable vs creative (or "Just for fun")? There've been a number of questions and answers too where I felt that the focus was on making what we write as, ...
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Producers vs. Consumers - A Showstopper?

Before I begin, I'd like to point out that I think this site does have some great questions about the act of writing, and I really would like to see it succeed. To me, what really makes Stack ...
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Are Licensing Questions On Topic?

This question about the CC license and web writing is a bit murky, but the underlying issue seems to be how to license one's writing on the web. I understand having licensing questions as they relate ...
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Writing exercises on this board - good idea or no?

This question got me to thinking: Is there some way we could use this site to set up group writing exercises? The problem is that whatever we set up would have to fit well in the stack-exchange format....
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Updating Questions After Receiving Answers

Writers.SE is the first Stack Exchange Site I've ever been involved with - I just happened to stumble across it one day while surfing the web - so I apologize if this might seem obvious to many of you....
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How should we promote the site?

Now that we're into the public beta it's time to think about one of the Big 7 question, in this case how we promote the site. For context here's the description from the The 7 Essential Meta ...
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What bloggers writing about the publishing world or writing careers could we submit this site to for links?

Since we are currently working on coming up with ways to promote the site, let's start a list of bloggers whom we might be interested in asking to reference the site or come try it out. I'd think the ...
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Is a “Help me generate plot ideas?” or similar question on topic?

This question asks for help generating ideas for a very specific plot. It's an interesting question. It's specific (maybe so specific that it is too localize). It's writing-related. At the same ...
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What's the “elevator pitch” for writers.SE?

Per the fourth question of the 7 essential meta beta questions, this question can serve as the place to decide on the description for what this community will be about. Since we're all existing/...
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What should our FAQ contain?

I'll begin: What kind of questions can I ask here? {Our future name} is for writers and is about writing of any kind. If you have a question about … * writing as an art or as a labour and its ...
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Should “writing” be allowed as a tag?

Using the [programming] tag is discouraged on stackoverflow. Using the [apple] tag is discouraged on apple.se. Using the [english] tag is discouraged on english.se. For the above cases, the theory ...
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How does the content on this site differ from the English Stack Exchange site?

I can see how there could be some overlap in content on the two sites. What does this site focus on, and what is disallowed and should be asked on the English site instead?
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Should we allow “looking for editors” type questions?

Well it's more of a type of query then a question, they could also be asking for beta readers or other such things. While there is some benefit for using the site for networking, it doesn't seem to be ...
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Illustrations and layouts for books.

Would questions concerning illustrators/graphic designers for books be on or off topic?
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When will our public beta begin?

The private beta is supposed to last 7 days. It has now been 10 days. What is keeping us from moving from our private beta to the public beta?
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Tagging for questions determining site scope

We have questions here in meta tagged as [on-topic-definition] as well as ones tagged [allowed-topics]. Let's pick one, any preference?
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Where do we draw the line on “subjective”?

Writing is highly inherently subjective in a way that many fields are not. For example, many programming questions have one right answer that can be looked up in a standard (not to say there aren't ...
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Should Genres Be Tags? How should they be organised?

I've been asking some questions on Writers SE recently and one thought that came to my mind was genres - There appears to be tons of genres, and there will probably be lots of questions that use ...
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Should we allow “please restyle me” or “what could be an appropriate metaphor here” *homework* sort of questions?

I think we should, because just that sort of questions made SO very attractive. Rethinking and rewriting someone's text is a good example both for wanderer and teacher.
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How to implement community wiki until we have mods?

We have several questions that really need to be made into community wiki questions, but this is currently a feature of SE available only to moderators. (The users listed as mods also don't have any ...
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Is blogging considered on topic?

I've yet to see anyone mention blogging. Is it off-topic? If not, at what point would blogging questions become off topic? Questions about blogging style? Questions involving blogging tools? ...
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How technical should questions on Writer be?

Since almost all writing is (eventually) done on a computer, is it reasonable to ask technical questions on Writers? The kinds of things I'm thinking of are: document formatting, automated ...
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Not Much Voting Going On

While I was browsing around the site, there appears to be a lack of voting going on in the site. Personally, whenever I go to a StackExchange website, I usually vote up the good questions and comments ...
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Should we limit ourself to the english language?

I'm not a native English speaker. Most of my writing is in Dutch. But my question is, should we limit ourself to the english language or are other languages also acceptable? The question itself ...
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Is a tips tag worthwhile?

I saw and removed a tips tag, and I believe it should be removed as it is a meta tag. Meta tags are officially discouraged on SE sites. Is this a meta tag? Do we have other meta tags in the wild? ...
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Should we allow grammar questions on here?

I believe that we should not allow grammar questions on this site. It should be a place to discuss writing techniques, styles, etc., but not to have your work copy-edited. There is already a ...

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