MOD Questions about the new boards? Read this thread!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Commander-DWH, Aug 31, 2012.

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  1. Alexis_Wingstar Force Ghost

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    is there a way to see if someone has read a message you sent to them?
  2. Valairy Scot Force Ghost

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    I believe you just go to the conversation and it's marked (at the bottom) read or unread.
  3. pronker Force Ghost

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    I'm pleased to find this thread, as often crack_van on LJ has TFN Star Wars stories that I recommended in the past, and it's good to know how to fix links. *shuffles off to learn something new*
  4. Jinn is MINE Force Ghost

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    I'm thinking of just re-posting the Qui-Gon Index/FAQ into a new thread, after I finish updating the links. I would just put a note on the 'old' Qui-Gon list about the 'new' one. That way, I won't have to wait for the truncation problem to be fixed. All the posts have to be edited anyway because the links need to be updated and re-posting won't really take much more time than that anyway. Of course, anyone reading the fics will have to wait for the truncation problem to be fixed ....

    Mod opinions?
  5. BaronNoir Force Ghost

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    Pretty simple question. I have a piece in English showing someone on Earth with Force powers. That rank as SW ?

    (Because, when the powers are not nammed, it's arguable that this look a lot like anime or superheroes)
  6. Commander-DWH Shiny Costuming & Props Manager

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    Someone else can correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure we've had Earth crossovers before. As long as it's clear that it's Star Wars-based (via characters, explicit references to the Star Wars universe and mythology as an Actual Thing and not just movies/books/etc), then it's fine. As always, if you have questions about the allowability of any text, you can always PM it to any of the fanfic mods for review. :)
  7. BaronNoir Force Ghost

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    The issue is that, for the sake of realism, the Force don't appear at once (well, people start to be beheaded and have their organs cruched by page 12...)
  8. Commander-DWH Shiny Costuming & Props Manager

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    Honestly, I'm a little more concerned about the beheading and organ crunching. I'd direct you to the Fanfic FAQ but that post has been truncated, so just know that we have a limit on how much gore and graphic violence is allowed- basic rule of thumb is nothing over a PG-13 rating (i.e. nothing worse than you'd see in any of the movies). If you think your story treads that border (or sails right over it), please let us look over it first so we can let you know if it's okay to post.

    Thanks!
  9. BaronNoir Force Ghost

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    Well, I would be glad to. Where can I post it ?
  10. Commander-DWH Shiny Costuming & Props Manager

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    Any time a story might be questionable, just send it in a conversation to myself, mavjade, or Luna_Nightshade (or go wild and include all three of us, since that's easy to do now!). We'll look it over and let you know if it's okay to post on the story boards. :)
  11. BaronNoir Force Ghost

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    I will send it tomorrow, after toning down a bit the graphic violence.
  12. BaronNoir Force Ghost

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    I post the first 10 pages (unfortunately, without the Force powers) but without any controversial content.
  13. Alexis_Wingstar Force Ghost

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    Probably a silly question, but how do I "tag" someone when I post in a thread?
  14. Draconarius Force Ghost

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  15. Alexis_Wingstar Force Ghost

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    Oh! Big DOH! moment here. [face_blush] Thanks
  16. Jinn is MINE Force Ghost

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    So, I don't see any objections to just re-posting the Qui-Gon Index/FAQ into a new thread to update and get around the truncation? I'll have to try it this weekend or next.

    Since we're in our new home, I guess I'll switch to a smaller font.

    And for an even sillier question ..... what does 'tagging' actually do?

  17. Commander-DWH Shiny Costuming & Props Manager

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    @JinnIsMine - Tagging will send you an alert, as I'm sure this tag just did. Basically, if you want to make sure someone reads something, tagging them will let them know their attention is wanted in that area.

    As for reposting, I have no issue with that. I actually think there's a lot of merit to a fresh start on the new boards, so long as we lock the old one to avoid confusion.
  18. Luna_Nightshade Manager Emeritus

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    I also am good with the idea of reposting. It might be nice to refresh longer stories and perhaps pick up new readers, which is always a good thing.
  19. pronker Force Ghost

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    This makes me think of the folks coming here for the first time and discovering all the goodness; they might feel encouraged to comment on fanwork.
  20. Alexis_Wingstar Force Ghost

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    While we were on the temp boards, I had signed in there under this name when they first came up, then forgot I'd signed up so signed up again under the name "Neeka". I posted a story as "Neeka" and wanted to repost it here. Thing is, it has the word "Damn" in it. I seem to recall that damn was one word that was not allowed. I may be wrong, 'cause no one called me on it on the temp board.
  21. Commander-DWH Shiny Costuming & Props Manager

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    No one called you on it because it's not a disallowed word (in fact, I've used it a number of times in my own stories). So proceed! :D
  22. ardavenport Force Ghost

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  23. Draconarius Force Ghost

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    Are we still allowed a little more leeway in-fic? The FAQ is cut-off well before it gets to it, but I'm pretty sure we were allowed to rarely use some of the 'lesser' disallowed words between characters.
  24. mavjade It's so Fluffy Fanfic & New Movies Manager

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    Yes, there is a little bit of leeway with fictional characters: Whore and Bastard can be used between characters in fics, but we really encourage people to either use Star Wars words for make their own for such things. Other than that, pretty much any of the words on the disallowed words list shouldn't be used.

    If anyone ever have a question about if something specific can be used, send a fic or a section of fic to any of the fanfic mods and we'll let you know. :)
  25. DaenaBenjen42 Force Ghost

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    I've been looking at the format bar... we don't seem to have the highlighting function. Which is weird.
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