A problem I've noticed with newcomers to the Guild
Having done a lot of interest checks and OOCs in my time here, I've noticed that new members sometimes have a tendency to "overestimate" their writing ability and end up in sections beyond their level of skill. For example, you might see Free or Casual level interest checks showing up in the advanced section, or some really shitty, bland characters being thrown around where they don't belong.
I think this is because most people who show up to the guild aren't first time roleplayers; they usually come from smaller communities where they may well have been one of the most advanced roleplayers there, but here at the guild it's an entirely different level. No one wants to classify themselves as a shitty writer who belongs in the free section, even if that's where they belong. We'd all like to believe we're advanced writers, because everybody knows that everyone in the advanced section has a huge penis.
As someone who has run a lot of casual RPs, I can appreciate developing roleplayers as long as they have an open mind and the will to get better. It can often be a satisfying experience to notice how you as a GM have offered a chance for another writer to improve their craft, and I've made a lot of friends here with that kind of dynamic. However, when someone's completely out of their depth and you can tell that there's really not much you can do to get them to adapt, then it's just shitty for everyone involved.
I don't usually have a problem with this, as I'm a pretty blunt person and if I don't like the way you do things, I'm going to explain exactly where you went wrong and then tell you to be on your merry way. However, I've seen a lot of GMs let their RP be bogged down by one or more "lost causes" because they didn't have the scrote to kick those turds out. I can understand why -- a lot of people have problems with being confrontational and it can seem mean-spirited to just out and out cut people from the team.
So, I guess the point of this whole discussion comes to two questions.
1) Why do you think newcomers overestimate their skills when they first come to the site?
2) How can GMs deal with these kinds of "out of place" writers in their RPs without creating a problem?