Flames vs. constructive criticism
a helpful guide (we hope) to navigating the waters.
Constructive criticism is welcome by most writers but wording can make a difference. Expression of strong opinion and even passion about the characters and stories are also welcome but our terms of service clearly state that flaming is not permitted.
This can lead to questions about just what constitutes constructive criticism. This is a good rule of thumb about staying in bounds when giving feedback to authors here.
Description of Constructive criticism: containing helpful and specific suggestions for positive change, constructive criticism is highly focused on a particular issue or set of issues, as opposed to providing general feedback on the item or organization as a whole.
The difference between constructive criticism and destructive criticism is the way in which comments are delivered. Although...
on August 13, 2018 10:46pm 7 Comments
We love to celebrate everyone out there working to keep Spuffy alive and well, so we're happy to promote the Seasonal Spuffy stories that we have housed here on Elysian Fields. We've got a brand new Seasonal Spuffy category that authors can choose when they're loading a story here that was written for Seasonal Spuffy. If you already have a story here that was written for a round of Seasonal Spuffy, you can edit it and add the Seasonal Spuffy category. That way, when readers want to admire all the works created for Seasonal Spuffy, they can head to the category and sort and filter just like with all the other categories.
There's a free-for-all day coming up on June 21, so if you're interested in contributing to Seasonal Spuffy, check out the rules
--Mods on June 16, 2018 10:54pm 7 Comments
Another important TOS/Policy update
TOS/Policy update and explanations/definitions:
Social networking is always evolving and we at Elysian Fields try to keep up with those evolving issues to the best of our ability. This often leads to new or revised policies and Terms Of Service as with the Patron site links a few months ago.
It is our objective to have Elysian Fields be a place where all of us who love these characters can share and enjoy fanworks that continue to tell stories that center on the Spuffy connection. We aim to have it be a place where we can be a community of fans where interaction is encouraging and polite, where members can feel they are in a safe place to enjoy and share.
This does require a certain amount of, for lack of a better word, policing (insofar as volunteers are able to do so). And so for that reason, there are going to be a few...
on May 22, 2018 08:36pm 25 Comments