Put on hold until last January, She just didn't feel like she was wanted and decided not to resubmit.
Ahh. I've been fighting against the vagueness of some 'On Hold' rulings for some years now. : /
On hold is very much not a denial though. If someone is on hold the best they can do is to participate off and on through the six-month period. It generally either reflects well enough on them that it guarantees their approval or they show true colors eventually. The big question is "Can you be civil? Can you relate to others here as if they are actual human beings?"
Writing quality rarely factors. When it is a factor, we usually do let the applicant know. The rules can be summed up as:
- "Can you respond to people?" I.e. participate in a community. This is what the crazy questions are for, in large part.
- "Can you make a paragraph?" I.e. the ability to express complex concepts. Most humans can do this. People with Down's Syndrome can do this. There is a wordcount at which your approval gets considered, largely to reflect this.
- "Can you be comprehended?" While we're more forgiving of ESL applicants in this regard, you do need to be versed enough in English that people can read what you write in it. Odd grammar is fine. Spell checking is a good idea.
And that sums up the approval process in a nutshell:
- Can you respond to someone,
- with a paragraph,
- that can be easily read and understood,
- in a respectful tone?
Being placed 'On hold', and not given an explicit reason, usually means there was an issue with the last. The reason other staff members have been fighting me over being explicit about it is because there are usually multiple issues involved, and they're leery about possible "If I just pretend to do x for awhile I will be fine!" types.