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    Default Re: The Fairground Rulebook & Welcome Hub (Updated 11/11/13 - please read before post

    Quote Originally Posted by ayushi View Post
    Hello! So it says here that the prologue should be around 1000 words but the prologue of my story is around 500 words. So should I post the prologue and the first chapter together? Or is it okay to post them separately?
    I would post the two together but make it clear that the first bit is your prologue for readers to see. I hope that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ayushi View Post
    Hello! So it says here that the prologue should be around 1000 words but the prologue of my story is around 500 words. So should I post the prologue and the first chapter together? Or is it okay to post them separately?
    I would post the two together but make it clear that the first bit is your prologue for readers to see. I hope that helps.
    Hai, will do that, thank you!

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    Default Re: The Fairground Rulebook & Welcome Hub (Updated 11/11/13 - please read before post

    Quote Originally Posted by ayushi View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by ayushi View Post
    Hello! So it says here that the prologue should be around 1000 words but the prologue of my story is around 500 words. So should I post the prologue and the first chapter together? Or is it okay to post them separately?
    I would post the two together but make it clear that the first bit is your prologue for readers to see. I hope that helps.
    Hai, will do that, thank you!
    Actually, the purpose of this rule is to encourage users to increase the quality of their work from the start, as we have found that stories that fall below the one page/1000 word rule generally arent of that high of a standard. If your prologue absolutely cannot reach one page or 1000 words, then it would be better to find a way of working it into your first chapter. If you would like help with this, I would gladly give what you have a look over first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AceTrainer14 View Post

    Actually, the purpose of this rule is to encourage users to increase the quality of their work from the start, as we have found that stories that fall below the one page/1000 word rule generally arent of that high of a standard. If your prologue absolutely cannot reach one page or 1000 words, then it would be better to find a way of working it into your first chapter. If you would like help with this, I would gladly give what you have a look over first.
    I figured that that was the purpose of the rule. The thing is that only the prologue of the story is super short, other chapters easily have 2k+ words. I have already posted the story but it would be awesome if you could go through it and let me know if I did anything wrong.

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    Default Re: The Fairground Rulebook & Welcome Hub (Updated 11/11/13 - please read before post

    Hello, I was just informed that I broke a new rule about the character minimum to 1000 in first chapters/prologues, which was placed after I posted my first chapter a month before.

    So, what am I supposed to do?

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    Default Re: The Fairground Rulebook & Welcome Hub (Updated 11/11/13 - please read before post

    Quote Originally Posted by Murkmire View Post
    Hello, I was just informed that I broke a new rule about the character minimum to 1000 in first chapters/prologues, which was placed after I posted my first chapter a month before.

    So, what am I supposed to do?
    The rule only applies to fics posted after that for the time being, so right now you do not need to do anything. However, it may be worth looking over your prologue/first chapter anyway and seeing if it needs any fine tuning, as we put the rule in place as we found most prologues or first chapters beneath that limit were either of a low quality or, in terms of prologues, not entirely worthwhile.

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    Hi. I want to update a fic that I abandoned a long time ago. Is it possible for someone to move this story (Weapon) back to the main section so I can finish it?
    Thanks, and apologies if requests like these go in another thread.

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    Default Re: The Fairground Rulebook & Welcome Hub (Updated 11/11/13 - please read before post

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulbajer View Post
    Hi. I want to update a fic that I abandoned a long time ago. Is it possible for someone to move this story (Weapon) back to the main section so I can finish it?
    Thanks, and apologies if requests like these go in another thread.
    You will have to update it if you want it to be visible once again, as it is still in the Fairground but just has not been updated for a year.

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    I would greatly appreciate it if a moderator could check the fic i just posted to see if it is up to standards. It's one page in Microsoft word with Times New Roman, Single spaced, and size 12, but seems too short on here.

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    Default Re: The Fairground Rulebook & Welcome Hub (Updated 11/11/13 - please read before post

    Alright, thanks!

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    Default Re: The Fairground Rulebook & Welcome Hub (Updated 11/11/13 - please read before post

    What counts as "explicit language"? For example, how would the following two be rated (spoilered just in case)

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    Default Re: The Fairground Rulebook & Welcome Hub (Updated 11/11/13 - please read before post

    Quote Originally Posted by Pavell View Post
    What counts as "explicit language"? For example, how would the following two be rated (spoilered just in case)

    When it comes to language, each word and the context it is used comes into play when deciding on its appropriateness. I think saying the latter would be alright if used only once/very very infrequently in Everyone if used in a necessary way; if it was used in Teen, you could use more regularly, perhaps for a rude Grandfather or something, and Mature it would be no problem. The former would be fine if used in Teen, but again infrequently. I think the guidelines we set out imply but do not specifically state that you can use strong language in 'Teen', but it becomes Mature if you use it every about as frequently as 'and' and 'the'.

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    Default Re: The Fairground Rulebook & Welcome Hub (Updated 11/11/13 - please read before post

    Rule Two has been updated; due to the difficulty of judging 'one page', and some people being able to get around the rule with clever spacing, we have changed it so that all new stories must have a first chapter/prologue of 1,000 words, which is essentially a whole page anyway. Please judge the necessity of splitting prologues and first chapters with care; a prologue is not always necessary, and if it is, filling 1,000 words is not a terribly difficult task.

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    Default Re: The Fairground Rulebook & Welcome Hub (Updated 12/01/14 - please read before post

    Is it against the rules if you post links in the story to outside stuff? Like for example, I'm thinking of writing out an entire Pokemon game (not a ROM hack or anything like that! Just a new region I might build from scratch and my character's journey through it...) and instead of having people gues what kind of Pokemon are in my new region, I'd rather just link them to a Google Drive spreadsheet with the regional Pokedex's listing. Would links like that (which would help the story be more... understandable, be allowed or no?)

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    Default Re: The Fairground Rulebook & Welcome Hub (Updated 12/01/14 - please read before post

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackButterfree View Post
    Is it against the rules if you post links in the story to outside stuff? Like for example, I'm thinking of writing out an entire Pokemon game (not a ROM hack or anything like that! Just a new region I might build from scratch and my character's journey through it...) and instead of having people gues what kind of Pokemon are in my new region, I'd rather just link them to a Google Drive spreadsheet with the regional Pokedex's listing. Would links like that (which would help the story be more... understandable, be allowed or no?)
    There is no harm in doing that, it is not against any rules. You can also post that sort of information into either a spoiler in the first post of your story or post it into a blog on this site which you can then link to in the first post :)

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