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Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:30 am
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orbiteliza says...



Hi! I'm Eliza, I'm 15, and I just joined like, 10 minutes ago. I hope to use this to receive feedback on drafts from my projects, but I have 0 idea how to navigate this website so if anyone could lend me a hand I would really appreciate it. Thank you!
  





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Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:06 am
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Liminality says...



Hi Eliza! Welcome to the site :D You can find info on how to post your works and get feedback here: FAQ for New Users. We run a points system on that, which is why posting a work takes some points. You can earn points by helping others with feedback. We do this to make sure as far as possible that everyone can at least get two reviews on their works. (But if you ever need more than that, feel free to ask on your wall or on viewforum.php?f=188.)

If you ever have a question about the site or need help with something writing or YWS-related feel free to ask me or any of the mods and admins. You can find us using username colours: junior moderators are this shade of green , global moderators are another shade of green and admins are this colour. You could also post a general question in Ask a question here (or start a new topic!) or even on your wall! Hope you have a lovely time on the site <3
    Here for the in-betweens and the left-behinds, the unconsidered,
    the out-of-this-world.

  • Pronouns? Any, to be honest!
  • I spend a sizeable chunk of my time in Poem a Week and the Worst Poem thread.
  • You can also come yell at me in WFPs.
  





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Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:17 am
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whatchamacallit says...



Welcome to YWS Eliza! I hope you enjoy the site :D

Lim already gave you some wonderful resources! Like they said, anybody with a green username or red username (and pretty much everybody else, too), would be glad to answer any questions you may have <3

Here are a couple of other links I found useful when I was figuring out the site:
- The rules thread is good to check out, so you know what's allowed on the site! We're pretty chill and reasonable though ;)
- The Big Book of YWS Codes is really handy if you want to know how to do ~fancy formatting~

Also, if you're unsure where to start when it comes to reviewing, the Critique Sandwich and Review templates are super useful!

I hope that helps and I can't wait to see you around the site c:
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Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:48 am
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Liebensteiner says...



Welcome to YWS, @orbiteliza! Liminality and whatcha pretty much summed everything up, so I don't need to say more, but feel free to ask me any questions if you have any! :)

Hope you enjoy it here. <3

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(everyone please know that she's the coolest goose you will ever meet)
(this goose blushes too much)
(lol imagine a blushing goose xD <3)
  





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IcyFlame says...



Hi @orbiteliza! Welcome to YWS :) If you still have questions after reading these super helpful links, then feel free to pop any of us a message and we'll do our best to help out!
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