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    If I may inquire, I was wondering why there are not separate sub-sections for poetry, fanfics, and original works.
    I don't understand why these three differing works are lumped together.

    I often do not know whether a piece is poetry, an original work, or a fanfic until I click on it (unless the title explicitly states it). Being that this section is not particularly active anyway, further giving people a reason to avoid browsing threads because they cannot tell what it is does not work in favor of the authors.
    There are other reasons too, of course.

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    Default Re: The Fairground Rulebook & Welcome Hub (Updated 04/05/14 - please read before post

    Original works and poetry are posted far too infrequently to dedicate an entire section to each of them.


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    Default Re: The Fairground Rulebook & Welcome Hub (Updated 04/05/14 - please read before post

    Quote Originally Posted by farewell, friend View Post
    If I may inquire, I was wondering why there are not separate sub-sections for poetry, fanfics, and original works.
    I don't understand why these three differing works are lumped together.

    I often do not know whether a piece is poetry, an original work, or a fanfic until I click on it (unless the title explicitly states it). Being that this section is not particularly active anyway, further giving people a reason to avoid browsing threads because they cannot tell what it is does not work in favor of the authors.
    There are other reasons too, of course.

    Forgive me if this has already been discussed and decided on; after all, I have been absent for the better part of two years.
    Firstly, the section is generally rather active: it perhaps has not been the past week or fortnight, but we have just come off having the highest amount of entries into our Awards ever, so I refute such claims as that.

    The reason why there are not separate sub sections for all content is because not all content is popular. While at the moment we are experiencing popularity with poetry, such threads were essentially non-existent a few months prior, the same with original works. If we had a deluge of such content that made it necessary to split the forum into three than I am sure that would happen, but seeing as Pokemon fiction remains the most popular works published here by far, there is not really any need to diversify.
    We could look at perhaps expanding the labelling system, but I believe you can only attribute one label per thread which would cause more issues. You can always use the Fairground Directory which is stickied and linked to at the start of this thread, which splits things down further and would help you find what you are looking for.

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    Well I didn't mean offense with my claim...
    But I appreciate the swift response, thank you :)
    (Also didn't know about the Directory, so that helps!)
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    Hypothetical question here - would it be acceptable to post a thread consisting of a series of writing challenges/exercises, provided each challenge was of a reasonable length (Say at least 1,000 words per challenge). I reckon it would be a good way to practice since there could be the possibility of feedback on the practice
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    Default Re: The Fairground Rulebook & Welcome Hub (Updated 04/05/14 - please read before post

    Also, how would I go about placing a technical manual?

    The first page is a cover that's intended to evoke a US Army field manual. It's literally less than one hundred words.

    The next chapter is a profile of a vehicle and then a short story starring said vehicle.
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    Default Re: The Fairground Rulebook & Welcome Hub (Updated 04/05/14 - please read before post

    @Beth Pavell: I would be fine with that if they were completed short stories and not just a series of random paragraphs designed. If that was the case, your blog may be the better place for that type of thing.
    @Drakon: If the short story is the main focus, than that should be in your first post as that is the actual story. The other stuff could be in the first post as well, either in spoilers or not, or in your blog if it is extra material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AceTrainer14 View Post
    if the short story is the main focus, than that should be in your first post as that is the actual story. The other stuff could be in the first post as well, either in spoilers or not, or in your blog if it is extra material.
    So would it be fine to post the cover page and the first entry on the same post?

    By the way, the chapters are structured like this:

    (From the top)
    Name of vehicle/ordnance/weapon

    Stats of said vehicle/ordnance/weapon

    Doctor Kaminko's commentary

    Short story
    What are the Legendaries really like? Find out in The Life of the Legendaries

    Humans and pokémon no longer live in harmony. Hear their tales in The Poké Wars Chronicles: Tales From A World At War

    Cynthia once had it all: powerful pokémon, fame and hordes of adoring fans. But Ho-oh's campaign tears her life asunder. Now to survive this deadly new world, she must do the one thing that she never wanted: kill. Follow her trials through a world at war in Poké Wars: Downfall of a Champion

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    Default Re: The Fairground Rulebook & Welcome Hub (Updated 04/05/14 - please read before post

    Quote Originally Posted by Drakon View Post

    So would it be fine to post the cover page and the first entry on the same post?

    By the way, the chapters are structured like this:

    (From the top)
    Name of vehicle/ordnance/weapon

    Stats of said vehicle/ordnance/weapon

    Doctor Kaminko's commentary

    Short story
    As that is the rules, yes, it would be fine if you posted the proper story in the first post.

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    Um, so, I've tried to post the second part of my fic about three times... It won't go through, and I'm not sure why. Shouldn't be the word count or anything, since I've got about 1,600 words... I'm getting kind of frustrated. Anyone have any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hakajin View Post
    Um, so, I've tried to post the second part of my fic about three times... It won't go through, and I'm not sure why. Shouldn't be the word count or anything, since I've got about 1,600 words... I'm getting kind of frustrated. Anyone have any suggestions?
    Your last two posts in your story thread were deleted because they were identical to a chapter you have already posted. You have posted Parts 1 and 2 of your Prologue, and then twice posted again the second part. If you posted a third part or a new chapter, that should go through without a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AceTrainer14 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hakajin View Post
    Um, so, I've tried to post the second part of my fic about three times... It won't go through, and I'm not sure why. Shouldn't be the word count or anything, since I've got about 1,600 words... I'm getting kind of frustrated. Anyone have any suggestions?
    Your last two posts in your story thread were deleted because they were identical to a chapter you have already posted. You have posted Parts 1 and 2 of your Prologue, and then twice posted again the second part. If you posted a third part or a new chapter, that should go through without a problem.
    Well, I posted the first part about a week ago, and it didn't show up, so I tried again, and it still didn't go up after a day... So I tried one more time. It's up now, but it wasn't when I posted this message. So, that's what that was.

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