At 7/10/09 09:27 AM, Fyndir wrote:
I've had to drop points from a few stories this month for silly little errors like that which I can't really attribute to a typo (there instead of they're, fair instead of fare, waste instead of waist), and I can only strongly remind that you all proof-read your work before making the submission.
I've had to add "do a proof-read" to quite a few of my comments. I tend not to bring spelling and grammar issues up unless the writer has really, and I mean really messed up on that front. I suppose I'm hoping that constant reminders are uneeded, but it's relevant now and then definitely.
Also, Sawdust gets like 0/10 for anime references.
I think I'm very lenient with my scores. I gave a one last month, but that was a clear joke story. My scale is more like 4.5 to 9, with some exceptions. That being said, I tend not to give really high scores either. I think it would be hard, as great as many of the writers around here are, for an entry to get an absolutely perfect score from me. Most of us have places to improve.
I tend to focus my judging in the comments actually. I told myself this time, "I'm going to do shorter comments". No such luck. Some of them are longer than ever.
It's because I love people, or something ;)