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  • @Yn5an3

    I don't like social media. xD which is why I'm against twitter .z.
  • I'm just a little curious about something. I know that sexual stuff isn't allowed, but what about more graphic scenes? If I need to elaborate a little, I mean something like a really detailed, gruesome battle.
  • edited July 2015

    I'm just a little curious about something. I know that sexual stuff isn't allowed, but what about more graphic scenes? If I need to elaborate a little, I mean something like a really detailed, gruesome battle.

    I thought RWX said we could do pg-15? I just assumed we could do sexual stuff as long as we had the proper tag or something. Now I'm a bit confused...
  • edited July 2015

    Caladbolg said:

    I'm just a little curious about something. I know that sexual stuff isn't allowed, but what about more graphic scenes? If I need to elaborate a little, I mean something like a really detailed, gruesome battle.

    I thought RWX said we could do sexual stuff?

    He said PG15 stuff. Not really sure what that entails though.
  • edited July 2015
    I'm pretty sure PG15 means something like 15+? Not 18+, which would be like full blown sex scenes..I think that PG15 would be like MGA.
  • Arkanon - With PG tags Ren probably means mostly sex scenes, in MGA or ATG there is a lot of PG18 gore scenes and they are not a problem at all :P
    If you'd like more chapters of ISSI or Tales send me a note on patreon!
  • Was merely curious. I'll still put a warning at the beginning of the chapter when it happens though. If your guys imagination is as vivid as mine, the
    torture scenes up ahead
    might disturb a couple people.
  • edited July 2015
    Hello,

    I'm the author for Path of Heaven. I was wondering if you could elaborate as to why the subthread idea for different chapters cannot be implemented? 

    Also, it seems there's a lot of discussion regarding the quality of the written works. What exactly are the standards of the quality that you are looking for? I'm assuming it goes along the lines of grammar, character development, and plot. Am I missing anything here?
  • RXW said no R-18 content and that he didn't want any pornos. So I'm guessing sex scenes are a bust.

    @Arkanon

    Why not just put the torture scenes in the spoiler and put a warning above it?
  • @Yn5an3


    I don't like social media. xD which is why I'm against twitter .z.



    I agree, twitter is awful. I wouldn't ever follow a story using twitter even if it's the best story in the world. Would rather get an email or become an F5 warrior.
  • Ton Gwei said:

    RXW said no R-18 content and that he didn't want any pornos. So I'm guessing sex scenes are a bust.

    @Arkanon

    Why not just put the torture scenes in the spoiler and put a warning above it?

    Because it disrupts flow of the story greatly. I'd rather give warining at the beggining of chapter right next to title. Let's be honest, 99.9% people will read it anyway. We are used to gore, hueh.
    If you'd like more chapters of ISSI or Tales send me a note on patreon!
  • RXW, any chance you can give thread authors the power to make posts sticky? That would solve the issue of other peoples' comments creating awkward breaks. It'd also allow people to create synopsises and pull them to the beginning, pretty sure someone commented about wanting synopsises on the stories so he knew what he was getting into.

    Sticky means that a post is pulled to the top and is locked there for those that don't know. Progressively doing it in order from chapter 1, 2, 3 and so on keeps them in order and prevents any comments from interrupting them.
  • Oh wait I can just edit in a general synopsis above my first chapter. *slaps forehead*
  • Jonamon said:

    Hello,


    I'm the author for Path of Heaven. I was wondering if you could elaborate as to why the subthread idea for different chapters cannot be implemented? 

    Also, it seems there's a lot of discussion regarding the quality of the written works. What exactly are the standards of the quality that you are looking for? I'm assuming it goes along the lines of grammar, character development, and plot. Am I missing anything here?
    Hey, because that's a feature that isn't native (as far as I'm aware) which requires it to be custom-coded from scratch.  I'm not convinced it is worth the time and effort when we have so many other things on our plate.

    RE quality, yes, those are all components.  In the end, as I noted previously:

    __________
    I just want to make something clear; the standards for original stories will be REALLY high, higher than for translations, for a simple reason; I want every single 'project' being worked on at Wuxiaworld to eventually be completed.  If one of the other translators gets tired of a translation, I (or someone else) can pick it up, but there's no way I can pick up an original fiction from someone else.  There's a reason Wuxiaworld has six translation projects, and adds one just every 1-2 months; it isn't that people don't want to join, it's that I like to watch and observe for a long time to get a sense of long-term quality and commitment.

    You should be writing here because you like it, not necessarily because the goal is to get 'on the front page', because that's going to be really rare, probably also along the lines of one or two every month or two, unless something really blows me away.
  • This is so cool =D I been wanting to write something but always wonder where was a good place to post them ^_^ Time to get some writing down in between all the coding XD watch all my sentence end in semi colons lolol
  • Is it be possible to add a picture onto this? and for some reason when i copy and paste the spacing is off
  • Jzhang said:

    Is it be possible to add a picture onto this? and for some reason when i copy and paste the spacing is off

    You can add nearly any HTML tag, including using the style attribute within tags. So if you have a specific spacing you need, use the "Show Source" button and paste the HTML code with your content from an external editor.

    As for images or spacing issues, use a ctrl+a to select all within the text area for your post and then apply the "remove formatting" button. Or simply use the "paste as text" when you've got the content copied to the clipboard prior to pasting into the text area for your post. For images, use the "insert image" button.

    If you can't see these formatting options when making a post, you likely have javascript disabled. The best option then is to just copy-paste from notepad or some other text editor that doesn't have formatting applied and don't worry about any additional styling if browsing without javascript enabled is a must-have.
  • Uhm I am not sure if its a good suggestion but, could you make it possible for the writer to put up some music on his page somewhere at the side of of the page and you could stop it or play it whenever you want xd (music to starts playing whenever someone enters your forum discussion and you can stop it whenever you want)
  • Just out of curiosity, I know the quality requirement is high, but ultimately even if we don't make the initial cut can we improve our quality to be reconsidered?

    I know that might be a hassle and I only ask this because it is within my philosophy to increase the quality of my novel. I have already done multiple revisions that I have posted on RoyalRoadL website and I have updated here once already with some fixes. It would be a fantastic dream to join the legendary Wuxiaworld crew but if I can at the very least meet the quality standard that you set I would be okay with that too. After all this forum is wonderful opportunity to reach larger audience and get feedback to improve my story.

    Also will you be adding constantly to the "Originals" category or is there a set amount of novels you were looking to add? Such as five or so novels...
    And lastly, I promise I'll stop being a bother after this one, is there a particular frequency of chapter releases you are looking for, like once a week, or something?

    Thanks in advance, I apologize for asking several questions at once, but hopefully anyone else that wants to see there Original stories meet the front page of wuxiaworld would have similar questions wanting to be answered.
  • Hey, there's no set.  Basically, I'm going to be honest; it's totally subjective.  When I read a story that really jumps at me personally and also which seems to have a decent update pace, that's when I'll reach out.  And, to still be honest...I've been so stupid busy I've only had time to skim here T.T

    But I promise that this is not a forgotten concept!
  • We are grateful you even give us the space do such a thing here! :D
    RWX said:

    Hey, there's no set.  Basically, I'm going to be honest; it's totally subjective.  When I read a story that really jumps at me personally and also which seems to have a decent update pace, that's when I'll reach out.  And, to still be honest...I've been so stupid busy I've only had time to skim here T.T


    But I promise that this is not a forgotten concept!

  • RWX said:

    Hey, there's no set.  Basically, I'm going to be honest; it's totally subjective.  When I read a story that really jumps at me personally and also which seems to have a decent update pace, that's when I'll reach out.  And, to still be honest...I've been so stupid busy I've only had time to skim here T.T


    But I promise that this is not a forgotten concept!
    No problem, we all get busy at times. Life isn't always so kind, but thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. We already deeply appreciate just the thought of adding a Original section where others can read our works. It's understandable your swamped with other things, so I don't think anyone can blame you. I'm sure we are all enjoying Coiling Dragon, the chapters you help IEW with in the releases of Desolate Era, and all the other many things you do behind the scenes.  ;)


  • Hello

    I would be happy if authors would use spoilertags. It would shorten the thread and make it easier for the reader. Also some people use mobile phones , e-book reader, tablets and others to read online. I use an e-book reader and i need sometime around half a minute to fucking scroll down to read the newest chapter. It is truly a fucking annoying! :D

    So long!
    Rena
  • Hi guys.

    I'm writing a novel for this website currently. This probably isn't the place to ask, but I'm pretty unfamiliar with how to use forums in general, and I saw Rena mention it up above, so I figured I might as well try. Exactly how do we use spoiler tags? I've seen a couple authors on here use it to clean up their threads, and I really want to do the same but I don't see the option in the toolbar, so I'm a little lost.

    One additional thought. I know we can see pageviews, but I think it would also be helpful to be able to track how many different individuals are looking at our novels.  I saw up above Yn5an3 mentioned users can subscribe to a thread. It probably isn't implemented (yet?), but is there any way to track how many subscribers we have?

    Also, I was a little curious, how would you get in touch with us, RWX? Would you comment on our thread or email us or what?
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    Hi guys.

    I'm writing a novel for this website currently. This probably isn't the place to ask, but I'm pretty unfamiliar with how to use forums in general, and I saw Rena mention it up above, so I figured I might as well try. Exactly how do we use spoiler tags? I've seen a couple authors on here use it to clean up their threads, and I really want to do the same but I don't see the option in the toolbar, so I'm a little lost.

    One additional thought. I know we can see pageviews, but I think it would also be helpful to be able to track how many different individuals are looking at our novels.  I saw up above Yn5an3 mentioned users can subscribe to a thread. It probably isn't implemented (yet?), but is there any way to track how many subscribers we have?

    Also, I was a little curious, how would you get in touch with us, RWX? Would you comment on our thread or email us or what?
    I am pretty sure that spoiler tags are [ spoiler ] at the start of a sentence and [ / spoiler ] at the end. 

    Some of the writers does use the spoiler tag to clean up their threads, while others use it for some mature content that the reader can skip if they feel uncomfortable with it. Personally I adore scrolling and scrolling and scrolling..

    About subscribing to the threads, I assume it is the bookmark star that each thread has, I am not completely certain how it works, but it would make sense to inform you whenever the bookmarked threads are updated.


  • edited October 2015
    Thanks Tinalynge for the tips on how to use the spoiler tag. Hahahaha, sorry, if you read my story you won't be scrolling and scrolling and scrolling, any more. At least, that's my goal anyways, still running into some bugs but I'll work it out. 
  • Here's to hoping someday, I could get my writing posted on the front page! 
  • Lowlav said:

    Here's to hoping someday, I could get my writing posted on the front page! 

    Haha I am certain that every writer here wishes for that honour. Us new writers are not first in line to get to the front page I believe, but whether your story comes on the front page or not, I will definitely look forward to your next chapter :D
  • Well Ren said that he cares more about quality and showing the will to finish the novel seems to be fairly important too. A lot of the writers on here who have been writing for a while are burning out a bit and dropping out more or less, so honestly if you keep writing you'll probably have a pretty decent chance of making it to the front page ^^
  • Mooncake said:

    Well Ren said that he cares more about quality and showing the will to finish the novel seems to be fairly important too. A lot of the writers on here who have been writing for a while are burning out a bit and dropping out more or less, so honestly if you keep writing you'll probably have a pretty decent chance of making it to the front page ^^

    That is true, but at the same time, as you said, some of the writers who has written for some time is being burned out and dropping out. It is too risky taking a new story and publishing it, as the same might happen with these stories. That is why I don't consider 'new stories' as an option to be promoted, at least not before we have proved that we will keep writing for an extended amount of time.

    That being said, I hope that people keep writing their stories here, since I have had quite a few of the ones I liked stopping all of a sudden, or going on hiatus. It is sooo depressing since I end up thinking about what might happen later on. I really adore this Original Story part of the forum.
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