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Does Writing.SE accept critique requests?

TL;DR: Critique questions are off-topic, because they will be helpful only to you and the text you post. Questions using your writing to illustrate a question, however, are on-topic. The main problem ...
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Can I ask people about the inconsistency of the tone?

We don't do critiques Posting an exert of your writing and asking for feedback or help fixing it will be closed as off topic. We also don't do requests for rephrasing or problem solving specific ...
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Does Writing.SE accept critique requests?

I might just be rephrasing Monica in other words, but here's my take. I think critique questions are very poor in Stack Exchange's Q&A format. We've been trying different variations and ...
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Is the Critique rule the right rule?

Not strictly an answer, but some thoughts. "Why is this code broken? How do I fix this? What is the best way to write this algorithm?" "Why is this code broken?" and "How do I fix this?" are (...
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Why are examples of writing and critiques off topic again?

Aric's answer here covers current policy well. And Mark's answer makes a very good point about reusability. As for the history - Writing critiques have been off-topic for quite some time here. Part of ...
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Is the Critique rule the right rule?

I think that the main barrier is this: Generic critique questions are, inherently, poll questions. Leading to all the usual problem with polls and bikeshedding: They aren't about solving a problem --...
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Is the Critique rule the right rule?

To solve some of the problems noted by Michael and Standback (that posted before me); I'd suggest we allow critiques, but limit answers to ONE topic in response. Answer the question, what is ONE ...
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Where can I get a critique of my work?

On Writing Stack Exchange While critiques are off-topic on the main site, they are welcome in chat (Beta Reviewers/Reviewing) for those who have 20 reputation. Online critique sites Fictionpress ...
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Why are examples of writing and critiques off topic again?

According to a meta post on this topic: https://writers.meta.stackexchange.com/a/879/26057 Critique questions are off-topic, because they will be helpful only to you and the text you post. ...
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Is there a place for critiquing book proposals within stack exchange?

No, there's currently no site (or other formal process) where you can get critiques on Stack Exchange. The closest I know of is the mid-week group chat at writers where we freewrite and discuss, but ...
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Could I ask for feedback/suggestions to improve an essay I wrote?

Sorry Max, but critique requests are off-topic on Writing.SE - from the Help Center, specifically the page What topics can I ask about here? (original emphasis): On the other hand, these kinds of ...
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Why are examples of writing and critiques off topic again?

I think critiques are possible and constructive for the community if do it right. Let's look at how the programming section does it. A. They have their own site, CodeReview. I don't think we need a ...
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Writing critique site proposal

This has already been started! There's a Writing Critiques proposal at Area 51, the Stack Exchange site for creating new Stack Exchange sites. Writing Critiques Proposed Q&A site for anyone ...
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Is the Critique rule the right rule?

Why we must do this here, or not at all. I think it's worth posting The StackExchange position on "Review Stacks" which has been used to close Adi's request; as it is an answer of sorts to ...
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Can I ask people about the inconsistency of the tone?

I see everyone else have already answered your question, so my answer will only add on the info they've provided. Excerpts are only to be used as examples, or for context. Now, if you believe there is ...
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Can I ask people about the inconsistency of the tone?

Sorry no. While asking about how to create a particular tone is on topic, what you're asking for here is a critique of your writing. This isn't something we do on Writing.SE and it's been that way ...
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Is the Critique rule the right rule?

Code fixes, identifications and answers dependent on physical laws are all pretty concrete and objective correctness can be judged. Writing is very subjective, genre writing is even more subjective; ...
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If the answers ask me to put my work, would this make my question becomes a critique request?

You're asking a general question about mixing styles, not a critique question, which is the right approach. Your question could be enhanced by including one before-and-after example, to help people ...
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Does Writing.SE accept critique requests?

I agree that critique questions have a problematic "too localized" nature, but some critique questions seem difficult to express while avoiding being "too broad". Examples (from ...
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