- Can I assign credits that I receive for Short Film assignments to my Screenplay submission, or vice versa?
- Can I move credits from one submission to another or back into my credit bank?
- Do I need to have a submission uploaded in order to get credit for my completed assignments?
- How do I earn credits?
- How do I get assigned submissions to review?
- How do I manage my credits?
- How many credits can be assigned to a submission?
- What happens if the Jury deletes a review I posted or a submission I uploaded?
- What are Review Credits?
- What happens if I accidentally assign credits to the wrong submission, can I reverse it and assign it to the proper place?
- What happens to credits of a submission that is removed from the site?
- What if I no longer want to manage my review credits?
- What is the Assignment Generator?
- What is the Credit Bank?
- What is the difference between a Credited Review and an Uncredited Review?
- What is the Review Eligibility Test?
- Why doesn't my credit bank show credit for a review I just completed?
No. Credits awarded for Screenplay assignments can only be used for Screenplay submissions, Short Film assignments can only be used for Short Film submissions, etc.
No. Once credits are attached to a submission they cannot be removed and remain with that submission until they are used or the submission is deleted.
No. Credits you earn for successfully completing assignments are 'banked' and can be used for your future submissions.
See also What is the Credit Bank?
Credits are earned by successfully completing Review Assignments. One credit is earned for Screenplay Assignments and 2 credits are earned for Short Film Assignments that are successfully completed.
These credits can only be attached to the same type of upload for which they were earned - i.e. credits earned for Screenplay Assignments can only be used on a member's uploaded screenplay(s), etc.
Go to REVIEW in the header to select the type of Assignment you’d like (Screenplay, Short Film, Short Story). Happy reviewing!
To see assignments currently assigned to you, simply go to MANAGE in the header and then to the “Assignments” tab. Your assignments will be listed there.
To override this default and manage your earned credits yourself, go to MANAGE in the header and then click “MANAGE MY CREDITS” in the left hand sidebar.
The only time you cannot assign credits to a submission is if it already has 20 review credits attached to it.
A submission's credits cannot exceed a total of 20 credits at any one time, though the number of credits you may have in your bank is unlimited.
If a review you wrote is deleted, you will lose any credit it may have earned you. If a submission you uploaded is deleted, any credits it had attached to it will be lost, all of its assignments and reviews will be removed.
The decision of the Jury is final and cannot be undone. Deletions of your items could cause your Participation Level to be lowered.
NOTE: The Jury has the ability to vote to not lower your Participation Level, even though they vote for your item to be deleted. This is important to take into consideration while writing your initial response when notified that your item has been submitted to the Hall of Justice.
Review credits are earned for successfully completing assignments. The credits are then used on current or future submission(s) uploaded. In order for a submission to be eligible for assignment to other members for review, it must have two or more credits attached to it. A screenplay submission loses two review credits for every Credited Review that it receives. A short film submission loses one review credit for every Credited Review that it receives. A submission can have a total of 20 credits attached to it. Once credits are attached to a submission, they cannot be removed by the user and will stay attached to that submission until being used due to the receipt of a Credited Review, or the submission is removed.
Unfortunately, once credits are assigned to a submission, they cannot be moved to another submission or back into your Credit Bank.
If a submission is removed from the site for any reason, all the credits attached to it will be lost.
By default, the system automatically manages your credits by assigning earned credits to the submission (if any) with the least amount of credits.
To override this default and manage your earned credits yourself, go to MANAGE in the header and then click “MANAGE MY CREDITS” in the left hand sidebar. There will be a box checked signifying that you agreed to the responsibility of managing your review credits. Simply uncheck this box and click the submit button at the bottom of the page.
The System will then automatically assign earned credits to your submission(s).
By default, the system automatically manages your credits by assigning earned credits to the submission with the least amount of credits (if you have more than one). If you do not have a submission, it automatically banks them.
See also What is the Credit Bank?
The Assignment Generator is the system that assigns submissions to members for review and helps ensure that all submissions have a chance of being reviewed. To request an assignment, click REVIEW in the header and then select the type of submission you’d like to be assigned (Screenplay, Short Film, Short Story). You can have up to 3 of the same type of submission assigned to you at a given time.
The Credit Bank is where earned credits go if you select to manage them yourself. You will have the ability to manually assign credits to your submission(s) from your Credit Bank if you have selected this option.
Assigned Reviews are distributed by the Assignment Generator, earn Credits for the reviewer and affect the Submission being reviewed’s ability to appear in the Featured Submissions section or earn the honor of Spotlight Submission if the review is successfully completed.
If you choose to review a submission of your choice on the site, or any member reviews your submission without requesting a Review Assignment, that review will not earn credits. These so-called “Free Will Reviews” do not factor in a submission's ability to achieve community honors like the Featured Submissions and Spotlight Submissions and do not earn the reviewer credits, but can have a positive affect on the reviewer’s Participation Level.
The reviewer may later be assigned the same submissions for which they have already completed Free Will Reviews. If this happens, they will have the opportunity to earn credit for it by passing the Review Eligibility Test and adding Ratings.
NOTE: Assigned Reviews that do not pass the Review Eligibility Test are shown as Uncredited once they are posted, but cannot be assigned to the same reviewer again and do not affect the reviewer's Participation Level.
ALL reviews are subject to the Hall of Justice and can have a negative effect on a Participation Level if deleted.
When a member uploads a written submission, they are presented with a list of several questions. The member who is uploading the submission then chooses from these questions and provides the answers that are relevant to their upload.
When a submission is reviewed, the reviewer must answer these questions and get the correct number correct in order for the reviewer to earn the Review Credit for the review.
NOTE: To discourage members from attempting to get "free reviews" by making their Review Eligibility Tests impossible to pass, if three members consecutively fail a submission's test, it will be marked for auto-deletion by the system.
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