Hall of Justice
- What is the Hall of Justice and why is it needed?
- What should I do if I find a review or upload that is in violation of the rules?
- Can I participate in the Hall of Justice?
- Where do I find the Hall of Justice?
- What is the jury and who is on it?
- What happens if a review I posted or a submission I uploaded is reported to the Hall of Justice?
- How do I know if one of my reviews or submissions is in the Hall of Justice, and what do I do then?
- What if I receive a review that I don't agree with?
- What happens if an item I reported to the Hall of Justice does not make it to the Jury or is not deleted?
- What happens if the Jury deletes a review I posted or a submission I uploaded?
- There is personal info in a screenplay or short story. Should I send it to the Hall of Justice?
- What if I did not receive the notification email or write a response for my review or submission within the 72-hour period?
- What happens to credits of a submission that is removed from the site?
- What is the arraignment process?
- While participating in the Hall of Justice, should I read/view an upload that has a complaint against it?
- Why does my screenplay need to be between 90 and 150 pages in length?
- I received this message today in The Hall of Justice: "Your session for today is adjourned. You have either reached your daily limit..." What does this mean?
The Hall of Justice is a system much like a judicial system that allows the site's community to regulate itself in an effort to ensure that the site remains fair and impartial while making sure that reviews and submissions are within site guidelines. This peer-to-peer process allows the community to decide not only what is reported, but also whether or not it should be removed from the site.
The system works in separate phases to prevent manipulation: The Reporting Process, which is when a member finds an item that is in violation; the Arraignment Process, which is where members vote on the item reported to determine if it should continue on to the Jury; and the Jury, which votes if the item should be deleted.
For violating submissions, go to the submissions page and click on the link that reads "If you feel this short film/screenplay is in violation of Trigger Street Labs policies, click here to send it to the Hall of Justice."
For violating reviews click on the link below the review that reads 'Send this Review to the Hall of Justice'.
For Reviews with 'Cut and Paste' violations, be sure to include the Review Id No. from which the text was cut and paste FROM. Also, be sure that the review you are reporting as a violation of 'cut and paste' was uploaded AFTER the review it was cut and paste from. A review that is a copy of a previous review, in other words, must have a later date than the previous review.
If a link to send an item to the Hall of Justice is not available, there are 3 possible reasons:
1) If an item is currently in the Hall of Justice, it will be noted instead of a link.
2) If a item has already been submitted to the Hall of Justice Arraignment Process two times without being forwarded to the Jury, there will no longer be a link because it cannot be submitted a 3rd time.
3) If the item made it to the Jury but the Jury voted not to delete it, that decision is final and it cannot be reported again, so the link will not be available.
You must have a Participation Level of 1 or higher in order to participate.
You can find the link to the Hall of Justice in the footer of every page on the site.
If there are no pending dockets for your selection, you will be told so and you can request a docket from another category.
Be sure to read all the directions and instructions on how to judge.
The jury is a group of your peers made up of seasoned members picked by site staff. Although we cannot say what the criteria is used to pick the jury, logic dictates that they are active, positive, and objective members of the community. They are asked not to reveal themselves or discuss their status with anyone so they can vote without retribution.
The item first goes through the Arraignment Process where it will be randomly put before other users. They vote as to whether or not it should continue on to the Jury. If the majority votes to not send it on to the Jury, then it is removed from the Hall of Justice and the reporting members Participation Level may be affected. If this was the first time the item was reported and it does not go before the Jury, it can be reported again; but the outcome of the second time in the Hall of Justice is final. The item will then not be able to be reported again while it remains on the site.
If the outcome of an Arraignment Process determines that the item should go before the Jury, you will receive an automated email stating that you have 72 hours to write a defense or otherwise comment on the item of yours that is before the jury (this response by you is optional).
NOTE: The Jury has the option to not lower your Participation Level, even if they vote the item be deleted. This is important to take into consideration while writing your initial response to the notification that your item has been submitted to the Hall of Justice.
The majority vote of the Jury determines if the reported item is deleted or not. The Jury's decision is final and therefore even if it was the first time the item was reported to the Hall of Justice, it cannot be reported to the Hall of Justice again. If the Jury's decision is to delete your item, your Participation Level may be lowered, but your active participation in the site can help restore it to its previous level.
If a review you posted or a submission you uploaded is reported to the Hall of Justice (HOJ) it will have a note below it stating that the item is currently being evaluated in the Hall of Justice.
The process involves two parts; the Arraignment Process and the Jury. If the majority of members participating in the Arraignment vote for your item to continue on to the Jury, then an automated e-mail will be sent to notify you. You then have time to give a response to the Jury as to why you feel the item should not be deleted. The decision made by the Jury is final.
Also see What happens if a review I posted or a submission I uploaded is reported to the Hall of Justice?
With enough reviews, this is bound to happen and is part of the process of getting constructive feedback - DO NOT take it personal. To only take into account the 'good' reviews that you receive when evaluating your own work is unproductive. The peer-to-peer system works as a tool to obtain unbiased opinions and comments about your work from a broad audience, which is invaluable when doing re-writes or future projects. Even scripts that are about to go into production have holes poked in them to tighten and improve them as much as possible. Then even once the movie is complete, it gets the same from both the audience and the critics - some good, some bad.
Ultimately the good AND bad reviews will help you understand how others view your work and should be taken as a learning experience.
If you receive a review that is completely unconstructive, abusive, threatening, or inappropriate for reasons other than you simply not agreeing with it, then you can consider submitting it to the Hall of Justice for possible deletion. Use this feature with caution! If reviews that you report are not deleted your Participation Level may be lowered. Abuse of the Hall of Justice may result in the suspension of your account and deletion of all of your posted reviews, uploads, and reviews of your uploads.
Your Participation Level could be penalized and your status could drop, so be certain of a violation before reporting it.
The first time an item is voted as a non-Jury matter and returned to the site, the link to report it will again become active. If it is reported and rejected from the Arraignment Process a second time, the link will disappear and the item cannot be reported again. If during either Arraignment Process the majority vote agrees that the item should be sent on to the Jury, the Jury will either vote to delete or not delete the item. The decision of the Jury is final, therefore if they vote to not delete, the item cannot be reported again even if it was the first time it was reported to the Hall of Justice.
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.
No. Not including personal info is for YOUR protection. Trigger Street Labs is not responsible if you include your address, phone number or any personal details with your submission.
Your privacy is important to us and we keep that information private in large part for your own safety. It is wise to remove your contact details, but it is not a valid reason to send a submission to the Hall of Justice.
Should a item of yours be voted on in the Arraignment Process to go before the Jury, a notification is automatically sent out to the email address in your account. If you did not receive this notification, then it is most likely because of a spam filter in your system or ISP that is blocking email from Trigger Street Labs, or there is a problem with the email address that you provided to us in your user profile.
This is beyond our control, and unfortunately nothing can be done about it after the fact. This response is optional and any item sent to the Hall of Justice will be judged on its own merit and deleted if it is in violation of the rules. If you were not able write a response, it does not mean that the item will automatically be deleted.
If a submission is removed from the site for any reason, all the credits attached to it will be lost.
The Arraignment Process is the first step for a item that has been reported to the Hall of Justice, which the majority vote is used to determine whether or not the item in question should continue on for Jury consideration. Before a violation goes any further, each member that participates in the Hall of Justice is randomly assigned a certain percentage of the pending dockets to vote on, excluding any dockets associated with that member.
Members with a Participation Level of 1 and above that are not on the Jury can participate in this process.
This depends on the reason that the item was reported. For example, if it's a screenplay that is reported for improper formatting or page count, or a short film reported for having copyrighted material or not being a complete story, etc. then you may need to view the submission. A lot of information is presented in the docket itself to assist you in casting your vote, but sometimes you will need to open the file of the reported item to verify.
Screenplays should be no less than 90 pages and no more 150 pages as these lengths are more aligned with industry standards. To be considered feature length, screenplays must be at least 90 pages in length, and although they are usually around 120 pages, screenplays uploaded here are allowed to have up to 150 pages due to potential file conversion errors that can occur. Any screenplays found to be above 150 pages or below 90 pages in length should be reported to the Hall of Justice.
This is a normal part of the process for everyone. Sometimes there are few or no dockets to vote on. It could be that you voted on many dockets and you filled your quota. Thank you!