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Since no one else actually proposed it as a formal, votable answer: Writing It's a small change, but a significant one. It is still simple, easy to understand or search on, and descriptive, but it has much less of the current connotations that we focus on novelists. status-completed


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Yes, I agree -- there is good content on that site that would also fit here, so we should help them move it here if they want. Some questions don't fit here; they do have some questions that are about verbal technical communication rather than writing, and some others that might not match up with our scope. But there's a lot that does fit, and there aren't ...


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Although it's barely used (of the 11 questions tagged comedy, only 6 questions appear to be about the genre), I think it makes sense to have separate tags for the genre and for the use of humor. We should retag the few mistags and beef up the wiki descriptions.


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Ok, both old and new domains will now be recognized in on-site links. I've edited your example post to trigger re-scanning; other affected posts will be re-scanned the next time they're modified. Enjoy!


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I do not think it is a problem catering to all kinds of writers (and I have written plenty of ad copy for a living, so I do understand the maxim that if you emphasize everything, you have emphasized nothing; or to paraphrase, if you try to focus on everything, you will have focused on nothing). Wide net descriptions are a problem for two reasons: First, if ...


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The "writing critique" close reason has now been updated to say Writing SE instead of Writers SE. Unfortunately (or not, really), we're stuck with the one we had on old questions, but anything put on hold with that reason from now on should say Writing.


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Agreed, I'll delete the tag later this evening. Unless anyone has a good reason why not?


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And Our Winners Are: Swag Winners: SF. , JMcAfreak, and Saint Georg. Bundle Winners: CLockeWork and Lauren Ipsum. Grand Prize Winner: Lauren Ipsum! We will be getting in touch with all prizewinners soon. Many, many thanks to everybody who participated, helped, and followed along. This has been a lot of fun; we've added some really nice content and livened ...


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IMO we should do what the tag wiki says and remove that tag from questions that ask for critiques as opposed to asking how to do critiques. (After discussions here and in chat, this has been implemented.)


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Here's our final tally: Questions Saint Georg - 2 How can I write a tragedy for children? (2) Lauren Ipsum - 4 When do I explain my created world scenario in a prologue vs. letting it unfold in the story? (4)(2) CLockeWork - 2 Can we enable readers to connect to far future humanity, without pretending they wouldn’t be different? (2) Kit - 2 Method ...


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Two notes so far, folks! Share, share, share! Regulars on the site know this is the first major event we've organized for Writers.SE. This is our big opportunity to bring in new users, with a shiny event and a fun challenge. Let's make this count - so let your friends, your workshops, your writer blogs, know there's a cool contest going on. (If you'd like ...


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The other mods and I have agreed that the tour's intro needs some improvement. As well as the sentence you pointed out, there's an errant use of "Writers Stack Exchange" (the site's previous name), and the final sentence also focuses on "professional writing". With that in mind, I've done a bit of copy-editing, and here is the new tour ...


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The bad example sentence featured in the question: Writing Stack Exchange is a Q&A site for anybody interested in the craft of professional writing, editing, and publishing. We cover a wide variety of topics, including fiction, technical documentation, scholarly articles, business writing, non-fiction, scripts, and blogs. Writers Stack Exchange is built ...


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Yes, and done. Thank you for pointing out the duplication.


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For the record, this was fixed as of early 2021:


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Add links to questions for this challenge here: Is pantsless writing practical for NaNoWriMo?


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