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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 with critique questions is that they focus too much on the specific passage at the expense of the broader question. Only one person will be helped by ...


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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 requirements, but ultimately, all we're doing is hobbling both the Q&A format and the concept of a writing critique. I don't think Writing.SE is well-served by ...


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What about marketing questions? We have a tag for it, so they are obviously allowed. But under what circumstances? On-topic. Questions about publishing and marketing your work are on-topic, but questions about the policies of specific platforms (like Amazon) are off-topic. This quote refers only to self-published books. My argument is that ...


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Sorry to bump an old thread but seems it came up again over a current question. This is a hard one to answer, I can see the arguments for both sides of the coin and one we should probably revisit. While I do agree we want to keep critiquing out, helping someone find research or providing insight to how a certain expertise is done should be allowed. ...


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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 questions I have answered) "Am I using too many adjectives/adverbs in the following piece?" would probably be too broad as "How can one tell when ...


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Intersection of SPAG and style. Not just questions about "breaking the rules" which are (and always will be) uniquitous. Specific questions about elements of grammar or syntax that can be stylistically broken, the boundaries and the tradeoff of breaking them. Possibly related to this are questions about mixing languages and the tradeoff thereof. Example 1: ...


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