Due to a few 'not so great' submissions throughout time here at the Citadel this quick list of 'what not to do' should be read and heeded.
What Not To Do.
1. Submit something that is unfinished.
---Result: Instant Removal. No patience for this. Post your idea in Flesh it Out
since that is what it is there for.
2. Submit something that is purely munchkin. (If you don't know read a little here
and do a real search)
---Citadel admins and moderators will not comment on it after the first day
---As soon as it drifts into obscurity without being fixed it will be removed.
3. Bad punctuation
---We understand some bad grammar, not everybody can read/write English perfectly, especially our out of country visitors. Not a big problem.
---Lack of punctuation, on the the otherhand, is unacceptable and a sure sing of not trying. It is the sign of extreme laziness.
---Will never get the higher votes it may deserve.
4. The 5 minute submission. It may not have the above but the lack of any kind of inspiration is quite obvious. Every submission has to have something to make it worth submitting...make sure yours is *special* in some way to make it fun to use in a roleplaying game. Read your submission and double check that you would appreciate it if you saw it here.
What To Do
1. Please read through some of the "Five Star" submissions and see what they look like and what kind of comments they got. Not everything is going to be a "Five Star" and many lower rated things have awesome ideas. Nobody is going to have all great ideas, the important thing is that is enough of an idea to make it worth putting up.
2. If you have a great idea but you just can't get it finished or know it needs something, please post it to Flesh it Out
and ask for some opinions. You may or may not use any suggestions but just the effort of posting it may give you the push you needed to finalize the submission.
3. Submit. Whether it be in the main site or the forums take the time to share your ideas. We all appreciate it the time and effort involved in sharing your ideas.