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I added some links to communities as examples for reference, but thinking more about this, maybe a more complete list type of thing for beta communities sorted by fandom and/or medium that's betaed would make sense as its own section in the article?--Ratcreature 19:38, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Maybe a subpage? Beta/Beta Resources or something, something like the Fic Finding/Finder Communities subpage? It would be cool to have a list of links for people to go to, it might just wind up being too extensive for the main page. --Arduinna 19:44, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
Hm, yeah. I also vaguely remember webpages with guides about how to beta, maybe those could be linked in a section also.--Ratcreature 19:53, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Beta Reader Appreciation Day?

Does anyone know in which fandom Beta Reader Appreciation Day originated?--Ratcreature 22:36, 17 November 2008 (UTC)


I find the phrasing in the HP section "because Americans and others don't know much about British (much less Wizarding) culture" really odd. How could Wizarding culture be more of a problem than the knowledge of British life, when the former does not actually exist outside the HP books, so the American fans know as much about it as the British and that part is a simple matter of canon-beta rather than some cross-culture beta as the British particulars?--Ratcreature 12:25, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Hang 'em High

I admit I found the section on The Good the Bad and the Unbetaed deeply annoying, even though I recognize it was only the barest sketch of an outline. My POV upfront: I have posted exactly 98% of my fic unbetaed. I hope I managed a fairly balanced approach to what I added to the section, but some more about the imperfections of betaed work might better come from someone with a different POV. (ETA: I don't think I was clear here, I'm concerned that my additions may be biased.--facetofcathy 19:35, 21 November 2010 (UTC))

Also noting here, the quoted disclaimer needs a cite.--facetofcathy 17:53, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

If you dislike the header, then change it. Please. Fact: I never mean to be annoying, but it is hard to know whose toes get stepped on as I (or anyone) add/s the sections that need expanding. (And just for the record, I posted most of my fiction unbeated as well-- no jab intended). And if my possible flippancy/playfulness is the issue, "Hang'em High" is perhaps guilty of the same.
As for the disclaimer, I figured it was so incredibly generic and commonplace, it needed none. Was my mistake then to note that it was from a specific story, that I wasn't clear enough is pointing out it was a sample as such? If it needs a cite: here it is "The Autopsy" by Susan Monica ( --Mrs. Potato Head 18:08, 21 November 2010 (UTC)
I'm not upset, and I recognized the joking tone. Also, I never thought you were trying to be hurtful or annoying. I was merely stating how it read to me as an individual, not what I think you meant. It wasn't the header really, more the lack of any context for some negative language like arrogant and lazy. I like the heading now because it does reflect a genuinely held attitude of many fans--one they feel is reasonable--and it is witty and fun. I just think it needed a little other side of the story to be witty rather than potentially insulting.
As far as I understand the citation policy, if you directly quote something, you need to cite it. There's a bunch of other direct quotes not cited on this page too that I just noticed. If you paraphrase generally, than no citation is needed, but might add to the value of the page anyway.--facetofcathy 18:44, 21 November 2010 (UTC)