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    Default Reviews Forum - General information, guidelines, and how to post a review

    How to Post a Review, Rules, and General Info


    The Scriptorium now runs The Review. I, Gen. Chris, am currently the sole local moderator and representative of the Scriptorium, but I'm sure another Librarian will be added soon. It is our job as Librarians to ensure that the rules and regulations regarding how to properly write a review and what kinds of submissions will be allowed are followed.


    So please, if you're thinking about submitting a review take note of the following:


    How to Write a Review & Rules:


    -Submissions must have some substance. Four to five paragraphs in length should be sufficient, or at least an equivalent amount of text if you are one to write large paragraphs.

    -Submissions must be you're own work. Plagiarism is against the ToS and will be dealt with by moderation.

    -Do not submit video reviews unless they are your own (and you can prove it)

    -Submissions should be well thought out and explained (use proper grammar, use headings, scores, etc)

    -Refrain from too much subjectivity - i.e. don't post a review whose sole purpose is to highlight and embellish just the negative OR just the positive aspects of a movie, show, book, etc.

    -When you submit a review please title the thread appropriately. For example, if you are writing a review about The Lord of the Rings, title the thread thus.

    -Also, if you plan on including major spoilers in your review, post a warning at the start of said review. No one likes spoilers.


    *Note* Any reviews from this point forward that DO NOT adhere to these rules will first be brought to the attention of the author who will
    have his review closed until improvements or corrections have been made.

    General Information:


    -All old reviews and all new ones that fit the above criteria will be added to the "Directory" sticky for easy access by TWC members. If your review is missing from this list contact me and the issue will be resolved

    -Some good tips for keeping readers interested: 1) use screenshots, trailers, clips, and other visual aids when necessary (no one likes looking at just a huge block of text) 2) score your reviews - while not an absolute necessity, a score really does help readers understand your overall impression with the media being reviewed 3) Be interesting and creative - don't just sit down and ramble about CGI or acting for 5 paragraphs. Readers want to know what's great about what you are reviewing, what's lacking, and what's bad about it. Discuss all the aspects of what you're reviewing 4) It's mentioned above but for the love of God use proper grammar, punctuation, and structure. It's incredibly hard to read a review consisting of one large block of text with no punctuation at all. 5) Edit. When you're done writing your review scan over it a couple more times to make sure you've mentioned everything you want, didn't make any major grammatical mistakes, etc 6) Feel free to update - opinions change about things all the time. Maybe a second viewing of a particular movie changed your viewpoint.

    -Please use the review thread for discussion of the review. Discussion of the show, book, movie (etc) should be done in the main section of The Arts.
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    Default Album Review Guidelines

    Album Review Guidelines

    This forum is for your own album reviews - don't post reviews from reviewing sites, don't post other people's reviews. If someone has already written a review, don't write a review for the same album unless your review expresses a different opinion, or their review does not obey the rules outlined below.

    Review Guidelines

    • Your album review must be relatively detailed and give good information about the album.
    • Include the artist, tracks and genre.
    • Album reviews like "this album pwns" or "this album suxx0rs" will be deleted.
    • Enjoy!
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    The Scriptorium

    Hello all,

    I'm happy to announce that the Reviews section is now part of the Scriptorium branch of Content.

    But what is the Scriptorium, you may ask. What does that funny sounding term mean? Think of the Scriptorium as the Library of Total War Center: a collection of the most important and well-written articles, Content publications, and tutorials that are written by members for the benefit of all. The Librarians (as the members of Content Staff running the Scriptorium are called) scour the site, searching for these written works that are worthy of inclusion in the sacred halls. The Scriptorium also hosts a Writing Competition and publishes its own Editorial.

    The Scriptorium has many things to offer the people of Total War Center, and it is only a click away.

    Visit the Scriptorium here.
    Last edited by Frunk; October 26, 2017 at 08:50 PM. Reason: Announcements merged.
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