Update: Open Public Posting of Stories
- The possibility of open posting was proposed last October as a
response to pressure and contention over the review process. After
reading the thoughtful comments and emails we received on this topic,
it appears that we may have underestimated how much the
quality of the stories was recognized and appreciated as a
distinguishing characteristic of HASA, and overestimated how
strongly people wanted to post their own works outside of the review
process. Consequently, at the present time, we are not going to
move forward with open, general posting of stories.
Our goal is to continue to develop and enhance HASA as a site where we
support our members' efforts to write; and to enjoy the company of
others who share their enthusiasm for Tolkien. We trust that our
members will continue to demonstrate the utmost courtesy and respect
toward each other in all aspects of their participation in order to
maximize each member's enjoyment of the site.
We look forward to continued thoughtful and courteous discussion of
these and other concerns.