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Skydiver
May 26th, 2004, 09:32 AM
Hello to everyone

It's great to see so many folks playing around in the fanfic part of the forum.

We do have just one little request. The forum rules do ask that authors don't post entire fic here. The best scenario is, if they fit GW's fic criteria, to post the fic to the GW archives and then a link/announcement here.

Very, very short fic can be posted here. Fic that are a page or less, however this is not a permnant way to archive your fic in anyway. Eventually the thread will drop off the page and get lost in the threads so posting to the GW archive is one way to 'permnantly' archive your stories.

Any questions, please feel free to ask, and post away. There's no such thing as too much fic

Bucky
July 13th, 2004, 05:54 AM
I'm not sure where else to ask this, and this thread is convenient, so here goes.

I have not seen any new fics posted for over a week. The last one is Denise's "Primordium." I tried doing a 'refresh' to see if that was the problem, but every time I open up the fiction page I get the same old listings.

Any help would be appreciated.

Bucky

ShadowMaat
July 13th, 2004, 06:09 AM
It's very simple: none have been posted. ;) Either folks haven't written any or they haven't gotten around to posting about it yet. Fanfic is not a popular category. At least not at the moment. ;)

Bucky
July 13th, 2004, 07:45 AM
^^ Thanks. I was checking the Gateworld Fanfic archive daily for a while, and there were always at least a couple of new stories each day. Looks like the fic muse is on vacation. ;)

Bucky

Jprime
October 23rd, 2004, 06:21 PM
Why is it that slash is forbidden?

Skydiver
October 23rd, 2004, 06:51 PM
Darren's archives, Darren's rules.

area 52 is a good comprehensive slash archive and i believe that there are a couple of others as well. fanfiction.net accepts anything up to an R rating and i believe the alpha gate also accepts slash fic

lionel_pendergast_rocks
November 6th, 2004, 12:06 PM
grr. the fanfic section seems to get the least attention from people. ive posted things here and one: after days, there have usually been 0 replies, and two: it takes like an entire month for old threads to "move on down the line" onto page 2, saying that people barely ever post here. it would be great to hear people's ideas for fanfics, but usually, its not like that. it's just boring. i wish we could do something about it. :(

samjack4ever
November 6th, 2004, 12:15 PM
grr. the fanfic section seems to get the least attention from people. ive posted things here and one: after days, there have usually been 0 replies, and two: it takes like an entire month for old threads to "move on down the line" onto page 2, saying that people barely ever post here. it would be great to hear people's ideas for fanfics, but usually, its not like that. it's just boring. i wish we could do something about it. :(I don't see what else a part from announcing / recommending / finding a fic can be done here. It would be nice if you could share ideas for new stories but personally I wouldn't in fear of someone taking my idea and doing a better job with it ;)

gatelover12
November 7th, 2004, 02:55 PM
Is this where I ask this? I have a fic that is still being polished but in it a certain part of a woman's anatomy that starts with a V is mentioned. Does this make it NC-17?????? :S

Madeleine
November 7th, 2004, 03:28 PM
Just *mentioned*? The word 'Vagina' is spoken in that Schwarzeneger film where he pretends to be an Infant Teacher, and I doubt that would have been NC-17 (in the UK it was PG I think). So use of the word doesn't automatically make it NC-17.

But if the context is sexual or if would be troubling for a reader in any way then I'd err on the side of caution and call it NC-17 (or R. Which is higher?)

If you can get an experienced Beta Reader to look it over that might help.

gatelover12
November 7th, 2004, 03:46 PM
Just *mentioned*? The word 'Vagina' is spoken in that Schwarzeneger film where he pretends to be an Infant Teacher, and I doubt that would have been NC-17 (in the UK it was PG I think). So use of the word doesn't automatically make it NC-17.

But if the context is sexual or if would be troubling for a reader in any way then I'd err on the side of caution and call it NC-17 (or R. Which is higher?)

If you can get an experienced Beta Reader to look it over that might help.
NC-17 is higher. The content deals with a goa'uld varient entering and taking control of a host thru the mentiened body part. I've read more sexual stuff in the archive but not the word, i'm wondering if it's some taboo. :confused:

Madeleine
November 7th, 2004, 04:14 PM
Sounds pretty iccky. If that were filmed the UK would give it an 18 certificate. I'd say that'd be NC-17, not for how sexual, but for how disturbing. JMO.

Skydiver
November 7th, 2004, 05:30 PM
thisis from the MPAAA site, and is how movies are rated

G General Audiences - All ages admitted. Signifies that the film rated contains nothing most parents will consider offensive for even their youngest children to see or hear. Nudity, sex scenes, and scenes of drug use are absent; violence is minimal; snippets of dialogue may go beyond polite conversation but do not go beyond common everyday expressions.

PG Parental Guidance Suggested - Some material may not be suitable for children. Signifies that the film rated may contain some material parents might not like to expose to their young children - material that will clearly need to be examined or inquired about before children are allowed to attend the film. Explicit sex scenes and scenes of drug use are absent; nudity, if present, is seen only briefly, horror and violence do not exceed moderate levels.

PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Signifies that the film rated may be inappropriate for pre-teens. Parents should be especially careful about letting their younger children attend. Rough or persistent violence is absent; sexually-oriented-nudity is generally absent; some scenes of drug use may be seen; some use of one of the harsher sexually-derived words may be heard.

R Restricted - Under 17 required accompanying parent or adult guardian (age varies in some jurisdictions). Signifies that the rating board has concluded that the film rated may contain some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their children to see it. An R may be assigned due to, among other things, a film's use of language, theme, violence, sex or its portrayal of drug use.

NC-17 No One 17 and Under Admitted. Signifies that the rating board believes that most American parents would feel that the film is patently adult and that children age 17 and under should not be admitted to it. The film may contain explicit sex scenes, an accumulation of sexually-oriented language, and/or scenes of excessive violence. The NC-17 designation does not, however, signify that the rated film is obscene or pornographic in terms of sex, language or violence.


Any fic containing vagina would likely deserve an R rating, as long as it's in a sexual way instead of biology or a simple medical term. Usually NC-17 is reserved for 'tab a into slot b' type of descriptions.

Gateworld accepts fic up to an R rating, with appropriate warnings.

If you're going to archive your fic here and have questions about its appropriateness, you can e-mail it to me and i'll check with darren

kelmah
December 2nd, 2004, 03:45 AM
If slash isn't allowed, then how come people have been posting some slash stuff and no one's been stoping them?

Skydiver
December 2nd, 2004, 05:04 AM
There was one posted last night, which has been deleted. If you know of others, please let darren or me know and we'll take care of it

I try to skim every posting....but as you can imagine when there are a dozen or so fic posted a day (sometimes more, sometimes less) reading every single long fic is literally a full time job.

You do your best to catch what you can.

To some extent we do count on the posters to read and comply with the rules listed on the posting interface, but mistakes happen.

Earthwind
December 30th, 2004, 07:41 PM
What are the rules of writing FanFic? I've sort of an idea on a story that is related to Stargate. :)

Skydiver
December 30th, 2004, 08:19 PM
Just write. Sit down, write your story. simple as that :)

it's the posting and archiving that can get sticky. if you have any questions, please ask

Earthwind
December 30th, 2004, 08:53 PM
Just write. Sit down, write your story. simple as that :)

it's the posting and archiving that can get sticky. if you have any questions, please ask

Where can I write it then? :)

Mr Prophet
December 31st, 2004, 03:29 AM
Where can I write it then? :)
You could write it on a train,
Or you could write it on a plane.
You could write it on PC,
Then burn it onto DVD.

You could write it in a book,
And ask a friend to take a look!
Or write with lasers in the air,
You could write it anywhere!

But when the writing all is done,
For anyone else to share the fun,
Type it up as file - text,
Submit that file to Gateworld next.

Promote you fic in the appropriate forum,
Call in some friends to make a quorum,
Let all the world read and admire your creation,
And await kind feedback with great anticipation.

Skydiver
December 31st, 2004, 05:42 AM
You could write it on a train,
Or you could write it on a plane.
You could write it on PC,
Then burn it onto DVD.

You could write it in a book,
And ask a friend to take a look!
Or write with lasers in the air,
You could write it anywhere!

But when the writing all is done,
For anyone else to share the fun,
Type it up as file - text,
Submit that file to Gateworld next.

Promote you fic in the appropriate forum,
Call in some friends to make a quorum,
Let all the world read and admire your creation,
And await kind feedback with great anticipation.


LOLOL

I LOVE IT

Earthwind
January 1st, 2005, 11:52 PM
You could write it on a train,
Or you could write it on a plane.
You could write it on PC,
Then burn it onto DVD.

You could write it in a book,
And ask a friend to take a look!
Or write with lasers in the air,
You could write it anywhere!

But when the writing all is done,
For anyone else to share the fun,
Type it up as file - text,
Submit that file to Gateworld next.

Promote you fic in the appropriate forum,
Call in some friends to make a quorum,
Let all the world read and admire your creation,
And await kind feedback with great anticipation.


That is really good :)

Moonshayde
January 11th, 2005, 10:18 AM
I have a question about posting fanfic.

I've archived some in the past and I have a long fic that I'd love to go ahead and post. The only thing is that it is way way too long (about novel length) to transfer into txt format. Is there a way to archive a link so people can check it out that way?

Mr Prophet
January 11th, 2005, 11:33 AM
I have a question about posting fanfic.

I've archived some in the past and I have a long fic that I'd love to go ahead and post. The only thing is that it is way way too long (about novel length) to transfer into txt format. Is there a way to archive a link so people can check it out that way?

You could always post it as an html document.

Skydiver
January 11th, 2005, 01:20 PM
I have a question about posting fanfic.

I've archived some in the past and I have a long fic that I'd love to go ahead and post. The only thing is that it is way way too long (about novel length) to transfer into txt format. Is there a way to archive a link so people can check it out that way?

if you want to archive it at gateworld, you can't post a link, but you can upload the whole fic here. the posting interface takes text documents and uploads quite easily

heliopolis is the exact same way

THe posting guidelines are simple, R or less, Gen or Het

If your fic doesn't fit that, then there are other places to archive it, such as Area 52, which is the biggest slash archive around.

Darren doesn't like people archiving direct links to thier fic from our archive, but you sure can post a link here in the forum.
Just make sure it's appropriately disclaimered and warned

Moonshayde
January 11th, 2005, 01:42 PM
Aw, that's too bad. I guess I'll just have to post the link here and not archive it. It's just too big for me to transfer it into text format and to redo all the quotes throughout. It's 200 pages long and there's no way I am going through all of that! LOL

Skydiver
January 11th, 2005, 04:04 PM
how do you mean to redo the quotes?

Crazedwraith
January 20th, 2005, 08:53 AM
Aw, that's too bad. I guess I'll just have to post the link here and not archive it. It's just too big for me to transfer it into text format and to redo all the quotes throughout. It's 200 pages long and there's no way I am going through all of that! LOL


Can't ya just do select all, copy and paste?

OO OO I also have a question, does fanfic posted have to centre around known Characters? I was think of a fic where a completly new team go offworld on a mission that should have been SG-1s and... (well thas all i'm saying)

Skydiver
January 20th, 2005, 01:11 PM
nope. pick a team, any team

just to be a 'stargate' fic, it needs to take place in the stargate universe.

so knock yourself out, have fun and then post a link so we can all come and read it :)

GaterGina71
February 9th, 2005, 10:42 AM
More of a question than a reply. I've been trying to post a story but I keep getting it's not the right format. It's text, I checked it twice to make sure. It's got the txt at the end of the file name. Am I doing something else wrong?

Skydiver
February 9th, 2005, 11:32 AM
did you do the word thing 'save as' and choose text?

if so and it is a text file, try contacting me via e-mail and i'll try. there may be an error with the uploader that we haven't discovered yet

KSTreadhead
March 7th, 2005, 09:52 PM
Folks:
I just want to know if crossover tales are allowed or do the fanfic stories have to be pure Stargate either SGC/ SG-1 or Atlantis based. I have been working on a tale that involve two of Sci-Fi channel's Friday line-up, but only one of the backgrounds is Stargate relates and it is not the Atlantis Expedition.
KSTreadhead

Hatcheter
March 7th, 2005, 10:54 PM
Folks:
I just want to know if crossover tales are allowed or do the fanfic stories have to be pure Stargate either SGC/ SG-1 or Atlantis based. I have been working on a tale that involve two of Sci-Fi channel's Friday line-up, but only one of the backgrounds is Stargate relates and it is not the Atlantis Expedition.
KSTreadhead

I'm curious myself if Gateworld is cool with crossover fics. There are tons on ff.net, of varying quality.

Skydiver
March 8th, 2005, 04:42 AM
Folks:
I just want to know if crossover tales are allowed or do the fanfic stories have to be pure Stargate either SGC/ SG-1 or Atlantis based. I have been working on a tale that involve two of Sci-Fi channel's Friday line-up, but only one of the backgrounds is Stargate relates and it is not the Atlantis Expedition.
KSTreadhead

we accept crossover fic, just make sure they fit the other criteria, R or less and label them appropriately (tell folks what they're crossing over with)

I believe there is a box you can check on the submission form for crossovers

ShimmeringStar
April 15th, 2005, 09:05 AM
did you do the word thing 'save as' and choose text?

if so and it is a text file, try contacting me via e-mail and i'll try. there may be an error with the uploader that we haven't discovered yet
I uploaded my 1st fanfic 2 days ago & had no problem getting my document to do the 'save as plain text'...

But.... I did see after it was uploaded that the 'underline' function described in the upload steps didn't work on my chapter titles... I did what the rule said to do to get it to underline. (I tried to keep it in basic formatting when I wrote it, keeping in mind different sites have different formatting rules.) But*groans* worse yet... the uploader apparently dropped the letter 'e' off the word fiancé... I didn't realize it had done that until someone told me I'd misspelled the word & I knew I (& my beta) had been careful to do the right spelling & accent mark & sure 'nuff what's on GW now has 'fianc' instead of 'fiancé.' :( I guess I should have figured it wouldn't have accepted the letter with an accent mark, but being a newbie ficwriter & uploader I guess I assumed too much on that one. :rolleyes: :o :(

*glares around VR room*

*giggles*

Yes..... for the record I *do* know how to spell fiancé! :p :D :D
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Edited to add: Thanks for the help Skydiver. I made the e a regular e, as well as the c in facade & took your advice on the chapter caps thing. It's uploaded again & fixed now. ((((Skydiver)))

Skydiver
April 15th, 2005, 09:41 AM
shimmering

if you want to pm me or mail [email protected] with the title and author of the fic, i can delete it so you can re-upload it.

i'm afraid that there's no way to edit existing pages, but i can make them go away.

if the underlining doesn't work and you want to use it to accent a word, maybe using ALL CAPS could be a way to accomplish the same thing in a way that text can handle

smurf
April 22nd, 2005, 03:36 PM
Another little question about the uploader.
Is there a specific way of making the special formatting work? What I mean is, are there definate instances where the uploader will get confused?

I've just uploaded a fic, and I can sort of see why in 2 instances the italics didn't work - had brackets within the italics, but the one at the beginning has thrown me. Does the uploader notice lack of punctuation? ;)

Not a big deal, but I'd quite like to know before I attempt something bigger.

twiggy
June 27th, 2005, 07:22 AM
can anyone give me a step by step on how to upload a fic?

Admiral Q O
June 27th, 2005, 07:24 AM
can anyone give me a step by step on how to upload a fic?

To GW specifically, or in general?

twiggy
June 27th, 2005, 07:26 AM
to gateworld

Admiral Q O
June 27th, 2005, 07:32 AM
to gateworld

1. Make sure it's been run by a beta reader.
2. Put the story in a plain text file.
3. Go to: http://www.gateworld.net/fanfic/upload01.shtml and follow the directions.

I'm on AIM (my1cutie2) and MSN IM ([email protected]) if you want to contact me. I'm not sure I can get to all the steps without actually submitting something.

twiggy
June 27th, 2005, 07:47 AM
hey, thanks :). now it makes sense. now i just have to finish my story.

o, and can people comment on them?

Admiral Q O
June 27th, 2005, 07:54 AM
hey, thanks :). now it makes sense. now i just have to finish my story.

o, and can people comment on them?

I have received feedback for my stories, usually by email.

Klorel
July 6th, 2005, 06:11 PM
if you want to archive it at gateworld, you can't post a link, but you can upload the whole fic here. the posting interface takes text documents and uploads quite easily

heliopolis is the exact same way

THe posting guidelines are simple, R or less, Gen or Het

If your fic doesn't fit that, then there are other places to archive it, such as Area 52, which is the biggest slash archive around.

Could someone show me to Area 52 please?

Skydiver
July 6th, 2005, 06:45 PM
Area 52

pretty much the fandom's oldest and biggest slash archive

http://www.area52hkh.net/pairmenu.php

alfirin_kirinki
August 11th, 2005, 11:30 AM
~raises hand somewhat meekly~

So, if slash fic isn't allowed here, firstly: is het? (Because, yknow... that seems a bit mean to me - here in the UK we have equal rights) And secondly: does that mean there's a forum-wide slash banning? I mean, my sig isn't exactly in your face, but it's created with a view to the characters being wuvved up (and subsequent angst, obviously).

The forum's a great place and I wouldn't like to have to leave on principle. :(

blingaway
August 11th, 2005, 02:41 PM
And secondly: does that mean there's a forum-wide slash banning? I mean, my sig isn't exactly in your face, but it's created with a view to the characters being wuvved up (and subsequent angst, obviously).

The forum's a great place and I wouldn't like to have to leave on principle. :(

Right now in the Daniel Thunk thread, we have a good-natured bicker over slash going on. For obvious reasons, PG forum and all, there isn't a whole lot of in-depth discussion, but our little thread of insanity acknowledges that some viewers see that relationship and the mods haven't had a problem with us. :)

While I myself don't go for slash, I think your sig is lovely. A subtle look is more engaging than a grope-fest a lot of the time.

Skydiver
August 14th, 2005, 10:48 AM
Not including slash fic in the archive is darren's rule. Explicit het fic is also not allowed.

For a more detailed explanation, you can contact him. it basically comes down to 'his archive, his rules'. There are archives out there that also don't allow het or slash fic, one of them is STargatefan.com, which screens all its fic to make sure that there is no ship or slash submitted. Fanfiction.net disallows any and all adult fic, no matter of pairings. Area52 disallows anything that ISN'T slash orientated.

At the end of the day it comes down to the preferences of the person who is paying the bills, and also the terms of service rules that s/he must abide by with their host. I remember one year with the awards that we could not link directly to a story as was the normal way of things because the story dealt with Daniel and Skaara and skirted too close to being interpreted as 'kiddie porn' and that would be a violation of the TOS with the awards host.

Your sig is fine, in fact any sig that stays within the PG boundaries of the forum is fine, no matter the pairing or grouping of characters. All it needs to be is 200x700 and 50K or less and PG.

alfirin_kirinki
August 24th, 2005, 03:57 AM
Your sig is fine, in fact any sig that stays within the PG boundaries of the forum is fine, no matter the pairing or grouping of characters. All it needs to be is 200x700 and 50K or less and PG.

Oh, well that's good to know! I don't know the exact measurements, but it doesn't look too massive! :)

I'm glad there isn't a general anti-slash theme on here. I totally agree that this sort of forum needs to be PG, and I'm amply aware of the existance of sites like Area 52 and Wraithbait, both of which do accept slash. I was just a little worried that there was a bit of an antipathy towards it generally.

Mind you, having realised that some of the guys (Rainbow, for example - although I wouldn't dream of shipping Ford, he's too much like a kid brother! Heh) hang out on here, I feel less inclined to rave about it. I can imagine it might make some people a little uncomfortable (or, y'know... just make them laugh themselves silly! :D )

Thanks for the notes, guys - especially blingaway. I like it, too.

Kazzy J
September 20th, 2005, 04:08 AM
Hi Guys,
New here, I wanna write a fic, got an idea and have written them for other sites, but never from a Stargate POV. I was wondering if there were any real do's or dont's. I've had a look through the threads and nothing apart from the obvious comes to mind.

The only thing, as you said above, is where and how to post/archive them.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

k xx

Skydiver
September 20th, 2005, 04:44 AM
there's a lot of suggestions in the 'are you a fanfic snob' thread.

what i would suggest, however, is just to write. sit down and do it and then post it. don't worry about pleasing any certain person but yourself.

i guarantee you that the fandom is so wide and varied that someone will enjoy whatever you write

Kazzy J
September 22nd, 2005, 04:48 AM
Thanks for that Skydiver.

My fic is chugging along nicely, now, do people post the whole thing, or can we post in chapters?
Is there a word count, min/max that sort of thing?

Kaz xx

Skydiver
September 22nd, 2005, 05:02 AM
Thanks for that Skydiver.

My fic is chugging along nicely, now, do people post the whole thing, or can we post in chapters?
Is there a word count, min/max that sort of thing?

Kaz xx
my personal preference is to have it posted in one complete story. I know that some writers prefer chapters, however, here is my POV on it. I'm a 'saver'. if i find a fic that i like, i c/p it into word and tuck it onto my harddrive to read again without going looking for it.

when a story is in one part, that's easier (and i personally will never post a fic as a 'work in progress' and i rarely ever post my stuff in chapters unless they're a series of fic).

In fact, for me personally, i tend NOT to read fic that are broken up into several chapters until it's recommended to me. First, i won't read WIP's since i've been burned by too many never being completed, and second of all, it's just a bit of a pain to flip through pages and pages to read it all

and from the pov of the archivist for gateworld. I scan the fic that's uploaded. if it's uploaded in one part, then i just have to check one fic. if it's uploaded in several, i have to check several. I like it easy :)

However, you do as you wish. Honestly, single stories are my personal preference, however i know others that aren't as anal as i am, so please, do whatever you wish and it will be fine

Kazzy J
September 22nd, 2005, 05:04 AM
LOL,
Ok thanks for.
Now to decide how long to let it go on for...

LOL

k xx

Mousie
September 22nd, 2005, 05:11 AM
If you do decide to post in chapters can I suggest that you think about what length each chapter would be. I'd recommend at minimum of 1000 words to a page/chapter. Anything less is I find is just too short, you can't get into the story as there is no substance in such short parts.

Sy~
October 28th, 2005, 02:48 PM
Hi... its been a long time since I have posted on gateworld.

I have written the first part of a story and wondered if I would be best just publishing the entire story, or to break it up as I indended to - into different parts.

It is pretty long, so what would you advice?

Regards,

Simon

SilverRider
October 28th, 2005, 11:40 PM
Hi... its been a long time since I have posted on gateworld.

I have written the first part of a story and wondered if I would be best just publishing the entire story, or to break it up as I indended to - into different parts.

It is pretty long, so what would you advice?

Regards,

Simon

It depends on where your hosting you ric. if it on GW, the posted as a whole, if it on ff.net, do it in chapters, which should be no more then 1,500 words IMO.

But if it at GW, A mod could help you out. :)

Skydiver
October 29th, 2005, 08:31 AM
well, from my personal pov, i much prefer one whole fic. I find it easier to read than going out to track down every single chapter.

my point of view is also the pov of a dialup person who tends to c/p fic into word so that i can read it offline at my leisure rather than burning up internet time reading. (and i never pass the fic on or reuse it. i just read it. and if i like it, i keep it to read again. if i don't like it, i delete)

From the perspective of a mod and the archivist for gateworld, darren's preferences are also for complete fic. You can post your fic in chapters if you want, but we have no chaptering system like ff.net does. you would have to upload each chapter as an individual story and give it a name like Story, chapter one, two, three, etc so that the readers know that it's all linked. This is another reason why uploading the whole fic works better.

One thing he does not want archived are works in progress, unless each chapter can stand on its own like a series would. Gateworld's uploader simply isn't set up to handle it and he also prefers complete fic to be on the site, not bits and pieces that may never be finished

I hope that helps, if not, feel free to PM me with any questions, or you can certainly post them here

Sy~
October 31st, 2005, 02:20 PM
Umm.. problem is guys is that its over eight chapters long and over 8000 words and I am not even half way through writing it.

My main reason for wanting to post what I have now, is so that I can get people's thoughts on it so that I can then modify the storyline in its earl days.

However, if it is generally prefered that a story be posted whole, give me another four weeks or so and it should be finished... possibly.

Its nice to be back here posting again.

Regards,

Simon

Skydiver
November 1st, 2005, 06:23 PM
you can always post it on fanfiction.net in its chaptered form, and then there's a thread in the fanfic section here to post links to your fic, post links here, see if folks will read and talk aobut it, then use gateworld forum for thei finished product

Major Clanger
November 6th, 2005, 10:38 AM
Umm.. problem is guys is that its over eight chapters long and over 8000 words and I am not even half way through writing it.

My main reason for wanting to post what I have now, is so that I can get people's thoughts on it so that I can then modify the storyline in its earl days.

well... I have some fics (and so do loads of other writers) that come in at over 35,000 words. Some people's are even longer.

I'm with Skydiver - I prefer to see a whole fic posted (I won't read a WIP). And in fact, if you look around here and see some of the "what don't you like with a fic" a lot of people will hit the back button faster than you can say SG-1 if the author posts in parts to see if people like it before posting the rest.

I think the best reason to write a fic is because you want to. It's a bonus if anyone else likes it too.

Just my thoughts on this, though.

Willow'sCat
November 6th, 2005, 02:17 PM
Ooh I don't mind them being in Parts even if they never continue it, if the first part is good you always have that, I would however be wary of leaving a cliff-hanger type ending just in case you really don't get back to it, because that does suck. :S

Livi2Jack
November 23rd, 2005, 12:53 AM
What happened to the .txt use of asteriks to separate sections of a story. Before if I used seven spaced asterisks so: * * * * * * *, then a line would appear between sections. Now just the asterisks appear and in weird places. The directions don't help. Can you please elaborate?

please see my new upload for the problem:

http://www.gateworld.net/fanfic/archive/43/stargaterevealed2.html


Thanks

Skydiver
November 23rd, 2005, 04:30 AM
we've had to change our uploader so that difference might be the issue. unfortunatley there are only so many permutations we can test

i will let darren know and see if it can be tweaked or not.

in the mean time i can suggest a couple of things off the top of my head.

we can leave your fic as it is or i can delete it and you can re-upload, using something else to designate chapters.

i've been burned on ff.net when they changed. i always used to use <><><> as my chapter marks, but those symbols disappear now so i have to use /\/\/\/\, an even then, half of those vanish and i have yet to find something that works with thier uploader

jsut let me know what you want me to do and i'll take care of it when i get home tonight

and if anyone else notices anything else wiggy, let us know. we can't fix it if we don't realize that there's an issue

SilverRider
November 23rd, 2005, 10:50 PM
i've been burned on ff.net when they changed. i always used to use <><><> as my chapter marks, but those symbols disappear now so i have to use /\/\/\/\, an even then, half of those vanish and i have yet to find something that works with thier uploader


Lines like this ____ or ---- work with ff.net's uploader. I know they used to allow this one ~*~ but no more :( :(

Spiderqueen
December 20th, 2005, 09:39 AM
Hi everyone! I recently became interested in Fanfiction writing so I hope you don't mind if I ask a few questions.

Are we allowed to do "script writing?" Here's an example, kinda like transcripts:

Daniel: My name's Daniel, it means, "God is my judge."

Jack: And I'm Jack, which means........what's in the box?

And I also wondered if it's possible to post pictures in our stories, like at the very end or something.

Thanks in advance for your answers!

Skydiver
December 20th, 2005, 04:38 PM
yes, you can post script format fic. no, pictures will not survive the uploader

if you use the text uploader, all formatting will be stripped from your document, but if you need better formatting, you can make a html page and upload that

Spiderqueen
December 20th, 2005, 07:24 PM
Thanks for your answers! Another one came into my head, and I'm sure it's the last one, so here goes...

...if you had cursing like Jack does, such as the "h" word and the "a" and "b" words, would that get an automatic PG-13 rating? Just curious, that's all...


...and thank you so much for answering my earlier ones!!! It really means a lot!

Skydiver
December 21st, 2005, 04:54 AM
if there was just one swear word, it could be pg, but if there were more, then it could deserve a pg-13

the hard thing about ratings is that there's no set recipe. there's not minimum number of words or amount of more adult content to guide people.

for the most part, if you'd see what happens in the fic on the show, then it's pg or pg13. if you know that the show would never show it, then it's likely rated above that. such as a fic with a lot of violence or torture/whumping

Mr Prophet
December 21st, 2005, 05:59 AM
There's also the fact that Gateworld - along with most of the other big archives - has dropped the use of the conventional US (MPAA?) cinema ratings, following the threat of legal action by the copyright holders. Check your archive's policy - GW uses All Ages, Older Kids, Teens and Mature - and apply your discretion.

immhotep
December 22nd, 2005, 11:42 AM
i have question: is there a phrase or actually disclaimer i can use to say that all Sg related fiction is the property of.... to avoid copyrighting etc....when writing a series that is based up on stargate itself....without like saying the concept is owned by MGM etc...??? im not good with the legalities

Skydiver
December 22nd, 2005, 01:03 PM
here's a general disclaimer

Stargate Sg-1 and its characters are the property of Stargate (II) Productions, Showtime/Viacom, MGM/UA, Double Secret Productions, Sci-fi and Gekko Productions. This story is for entertainment purposes only and no money exchanged hands. No copyright infringement is intended. The original characters, situations, and story are the property of the author. This story may not be posted elsewhere without the consent of the author

immhotep
December 22nd, 2005, 01:15 PM
thanks alot, that helps, i assume i can just add this to bottom of anything we publish on a site etc and itll be ok, legally that is.

Mr Prophet
December 23rd, 2005, 01:19 AM
The disclaimer is an act of respect rather than a legal formality. If you use their ideas and characters, you're still committing a copyright infringement, however much you disclaim.

All fanfic is in some sense an infringement of copyright - unless it's parody, in which case it's complicated - but it exists in a strange litigious netherworld wherein it isn't worth their while chasing it up and alienating fans when all it really does is give the show some free publicity. Fanific tends to enjoy a sort of tacit approval in that the PTB generally choose not to see it. If someone reports a site, however, they are obliged to act, otherwise they would risk losing their IPR in future court cases, which is what has usually happened when someone gets a cease and desist order.

Skydiver
December 23rd, 2005, 07:18 AM
very generally speaking, fanfic exists like this site exists...simply because it's not worth the bad press and bad pr to shut it down.

HOwever, as soon as a site does something that annoys the 'right' person or it comes to the attention of the 'right' person, then they can act and send site owners a c&d.

Spiderqueen
December 23rd, 2005, 09:28 AM
very generally speaking, fanfic exists like this site exists...simply because it's not worth the bad press and bad pr to shut it down.

HOwever, as soon as a site does something that annoys the 'right' person or it comes to the attention of the 'right' person, then they can act and send site owners a c&d.

So are you saying that Gateworld itself is an illegal site that could be shut down if we upset the wrong people? Could the fanfic writers and the people running the site face legal action????

As writers, what can we do to make sure we don't upset the wrong people? Would posting this disclaimer on each of our stories help you out?

Skydiver
December 23rd, 2005, 04:24 PM
There's no tried and true 'solution' to any of this.

Every single fan site in existence exists because it's not worth shutting it down. and, well the folks that own the shows recognize that they do need the fans, and shutting down sites tends to make fans angry

It's a balancing act and a bit like 'don't ask/don't tell'

as long as fan sites don't do things to draw attention to themselves, tptb tend to ignore them

as to fanfic, many original authors don't seem to mind folks playing with their charactrers. Others do. JD Robb, aka Nora Roberts, does not like people playing with her characters so she's asked some sites, such as fanfiction.net to not allow fic containing her characters to be archived. I seem to recall hearing that JK Rowling doesn't have an issue with fanfic as long as it's not slash (same sex fic). In some cases, fanfic writers have been asked and eventually hired to become professional writers, writing officially endorsed stories.

Usually what legal action that there is is the owners of the copyright sending the site owners a cease and desist. The owners basically say 'take it down or we'll sue' and the site owners take the fic/site down and things are over.

captainpash
December 23rd, 2005, 07:26 PM
Though to be fair. I write orginal stuff, and I would hate for someone to steal my stuff, and make money off of it, but if I ever make it big I would think of FanFics as an honor. I mean people like your stuff so much they write in your univeser. They must like it.

Mr Prophet
December 24th, 2005, 01:58 AM
Though to be fair. I write orginal stuff, and I would hate for someone to steal my stuff, and make money off of it, but if I ever make it big I would think of FanFics as an honor. I mean people like your stuff so much they write in your univeser. They must like it.

You may think this, as I did, but you do tend to get a little proprietorial about things you've created. I've actually had fanfic written about my OCs, and it is a huge buzz, but if you actually read the stuff you find yourself going 'that's not right' all the time. It's weird. I think the best thing is probably to accept the honour, then not read the stuff.

Skydiver
December 24th, 2005, 09:13 AM
i've been fortunate enough that someone once took a creation of mine and spun a whole fic off 4 oc's i created. I've also had folks read a fic and say 'hey, can i write a sequel'

i consider it flattering.

on the other hand, i've also had a fic of mine plagarized. which was oddly complimentary in a way because someone else read and recognized the theft and told me about it :)

captainpash
December 25th, 2005, 10:09 AM
Hey Skydiver check out my stuff.
http://www.freewebs.com/captianpash/index.htm

prion
December 25th, 2005, 10:18 AM
So are you saying that Gateworld itself is an illegal site that could be shut down if we upset the wrong people? Could the fanfic writers and the people running the site face legal action????

As writers, what can we do to make sure we don't upset the wrong people? Would posting this disclaimer on each of our stories help you out?

All fan sites are 'illegal' in that they're using copyrighted material without express written permission, etc. It's when a site starts to make a profit that the studio might take interest and take it down, or posts material that is offensive. Now, slash fic exists and has existed for decades. I thikn the studios just accept it as part of the business, unless of course, you slash cartoon characters. Warner Bros. doesn't care for fans to slash its characterson sites, so some sites have gone poof.

Fanfic is a very gray area; while the studios tolerate it, they could easily shut down any and all fan sites if they wanted to simply because they have more money and more legal standing.

All fanfic should have standard legal disclaimers about copyright etc., to protect your work as well. You may be using the characters of O'Neill and Sheppard, etc. but your writing belongs to you, as well as any original characters you create.

Spiderqueen
December 26th, 2005, 05:12 PM
Thanks for answering my questions, everyone. Kinda weird how fan sites and fanfiction are sort of a middle standing, though. Ah well, there's absolutely no reason on Earth I'd even consider sell my stuff, which would be so illegal to be laughable. I'll make sure to put legal disclaimers on my stuff; it's the least I can do to make sure Gateworld doesn't suffer legal issues. :D

Admiral Mappalazarou
December 27th, 2005, 08:42 AM
'Sir, you have insulted my honour. I deman satisfaction, I challenge you to a duel!'

Anyone planning to write any new fanfics? if so, you better use this line or I won't read it...

Moonshayde
January 13th, 2006, 06:27 AM
Question...Do we have a thread here for fanfic writers to announce their latest stories, whether they are archived here or not? Or, do we just post them to this thread?

I never bother to announce things here because I tend to confuse myself. ;)

Spiderqueen
January 13th, 2006, 08:58 AM
I've seen other posts lining this part of the forum advertising stories, so I'm guessing it's allowed. Anyone know for certain?

Skydiver
January 13th, 2006, 09:11 AM
advertise away. we have threads in this part of the forum for jsut that purpose. also, let's say you're a sam fan and play in the sam thread, let them know you've written a new story

there are a couple of caveats:

don't post the story in the forum.

when you post the fic, you need to post information about it such as

title
author
e-mail
spoilers - what episode plots does it give away
warnings - does it have language, violence, character death or other squickable issues in it. please tell people of this
pairings - not everyone likes every pairing, so please tell them if your fic focuses on a pairing

also, while you are free to announce your fic here, there is no need to spam. so let's say you just wrote a sam/jack fic...you can tell folks in the thread here, and maybe in the ship famiy thread...but that's it. no need to spam it all over the place

Allestian
June 4th, 2006, 10:18 AM
I'm having problems with finding a place to put a new little fic of mine at so would it be okay to put it on this forum???

Just wondering.

Skydiver
June 4th, 2006, 10:22 AM
darren's preferece is to archive the fic on the site.

using the forum gets too cluttery for fanfic posting. It also isn't backedup as well as the site so the fic could get lost

Allestian
June 4th, 2006, 10:25 AM
It's not that good a fic :lol:

Erm, thanks for answering my question.

Skydiver
June 4th, 2006, 12:45 PM
hey, good is a relative term

post it and let folks read it. you might be surprised at the reaction

Allestian
June 4th, 2006, 01:40 PM
It's not fully finished I'm just preparing for when it is finished...where would I post it...

I am dreadful at this kind of thing. Sorry about all this.

:D

Skydiver
June 4th, 2006, 02:08 PM
go to www.gateworld.net and follow the link to fanfic and the upload instructions.

if you have any questions, snag me or one of the other mods and we'll help you out

Allestian
June 4th, 2006, 02:12 PM
Thank you very much.

Fugazi
November 5th, 2006, 01:20 AM
I have a question, and I apologize if this has been addressed elsewhere:

Are they actually going to fix the fanfic uploader here? Or is the ff archive here more or less closed now?

Skydiver
November 5th, 2006, 08:25 AM
that is a question for Darren

it was taken off line to fix some issues, and fixing those issues are his job

Fugazi
November 5th, 2006, 09:04 AM
that is a question for Darren

it was taken off line to fix some issues, and fixing those issues are his job


What a snazzy bureaucratic, "not my department" reply. Beautifully passive-aggressive, yet also completely noninformative.

I don't know who Darren is, and I don't particularly care if you can't be bothered to enlighten me. Seeing I'm in no mood to deal with hostile mods, I'll just assume this isn't something I'm suppose to ask about and go. Thanks, I guess.

Major Clanger
November 5th, 2006, 09:36 AM
that was a little aggressive, wasn't it?

Darren is the site owner and he will fix the fanficuploadinggizmo when he does.

Read the nice lady's reply - or have someone read it for you. It seemed perfectly explanatory and probably more polite than you deserved.

Cheerful Dragon
November 5th, 2006, 11:01 AM
What a snazzy bureaucratic, "not my department" reply. Beautifully passive-aggressive, yet also completely noninformative.

I don't know who Darren is, and I don't particularly care if you can't be bothered to enlighten me. Seeing I'm in no mood to deal with hostile mods, I'll just assume this isn't something I'm suppose to ask about and go. Thanks, I guess.

I think Skydiver assumed you know who Darren is. Given that you only have 3 posts to your credit, that wasn't a good assumption to make. But she was not being passive-aggressive. It genuinely isn't her department.

You may not be in the mood to deal with hostile moods, but why expect other people to cope with what seems to be hostility from you?

Skydiver
November 5th, 2006, 11:17 AM
DArren is the owner/operator of the site for those not in the know. the fanfic uploader was taken off line a while ago when the whole site was upgraded. Soon thereafer the forum had a software upgrade and there have been many bugs and tweaks associated with both upgrades.

fixing the uploader is certainly onhis list of things to do, but it's a matter of having the time to accomplish so much in a finite amount of time.

In addition, a hacking attack upon the site using the fanfic uploader last year, necessitates that we make sure that the security measures are in place, but that they also work with the two upgrades

all in all, it's kinda like herding cats :)

as to not my department, it isn't. I dont' have nor do i want the access codes to alter the site. the less people that know that the better and given my general lack of programming knowledge, i wouldn't know how to use it even if i had the knowledge

Gen Blue
November 5th, 2006, 05:23 PM
What a snazzy bureaucratic, "not my department" reply. Beautifully passive-aggressive, yet also completely noninformative.

I don't know who Darren is, and I don't particularly care if you can't be bothered to enlighten me. Seeing I'm in no mood to deal with hostile mods, I'll just assume this isn't something I'm suppose to ask about and go. Thanks, I guess.
You're extremely rude. If you had read ANY of the information about Gateworld, you would know who Darren is. But, since with 3 posts to your name, YOU are supreme and we . . .
I can't go on. What a doof. *shakes head*

Mods - If this is out of line, let me know. Or just snip it. I'm in a snarky mood this evening. :(

squire.spotz
January 26th, 2007, 11:59 PM
Hi Mods. do you know when the uploader will be online again? thanks

Skydiver
January 27th, 2007, 04:22 PM
i wish i had an ETA for you.

It's on a list of things to fix

necronlord
February 20th, 2007, 07:43 PM
this kinda suk's that the downloader down casue i have what i think is some nice stories and i can't put them up......

Skydiver
February 21st, 2007, 04:30 AM
i know. i have stories too. for the moment i can suggest www.fanfiction.net

you need to create an account - but it's free - and you can upload anything of any rating up to R. they don't accept adult material anymore

you can then publcize your fic here and let folks know that it exists

squeakytoad
March 7th, 2007, 06:02 AM
i wish i had an ETA for you.

It's on a list of things to fix

Good luck on that. I hope it gets fixed soon.

vark10
July 25th, 2007, 03:43 AM
ive got a question, i was thinking about starting a stargate campfire story (one person starts, the next continues and people just keep adding a line or two) and i was wondering if fan fic would be a good place for it (since it soes concern a story)

Major Clanger
July 29th, 2007, 10:23 AM
we've written some pretty good round robins here in the past
Start a new thread for it
but set out rules right from the start so everyone knows what is what (but not too many)

also we have found it useful to have a thread where people post the fic, and then a separate thread for the discussion that comes with it

good luch!

imzadi35
February 5th, 2008, 12:35 AM
Hey there. I'm in the middle of writing a story about Daniel, and I would like to post it here. You said to put it into the archives. How do I do that?

Skydiver
February 5th, 2008, 04:35 AM
well, our archives have been broken for quite a while. what i would suggest is to check out www.fanfiction.net , get an account (it's free) and post your story there...then post a link back here either in the promote your fic thread or you can make a thread for it to post announcements of updates

John's PuddleJumper
April 9th, 2008, 01:38 AM
What a snazzy bureaucratic, "not my department" reply. Beautifully passive-aggressive, yet also completely noninformative.

I don't know who Darren is, and I don't particularly care if you can't be bothered to enlighten me. Seeing I'm in no mood to deal with hostile mods, I'll just assume this isn't something I'm suppose to ask about and go. Thanks, I guess.

I would like to say for the record that Darren does a very good job, he started this website from stratch and maintains it very well considering the number of poeple registered and the amount of information that comes through this site.

You (Fugazi) are inconsiderate! I would like to thank Darren for maintaining this site, he does a damn good job, not everything in this world is perfect but I am sure that the fanfic loader will get there with time.

Message to Darren- Please keep up the good and appreciated work:)

Mousie
April 9th, 2008, 01:58 AM
I would like to say for the record that Darren does a very good job, he started this website from stratch and maintains it very well considering the number of poeple registered and the amount of information that comes through this site.

You (Fugazi) are inconsiderate! I would like to thank Darren for maintaining this site, he does a damn good job, not everything in this world is perfect but I am sure that the fanfic loader will get there with time.

Message to Darren- Please keep up the good and appreciated work:)

That comment was posted in 2006.

Crazy Tom
April 12th, 2008, 03:32 PM
That comment was posted in 2006.

:lol:

BambiScott
June 5th, 2008, 08:43 AM
I have a sga fic I would like sga fnas to read and the fanfic uploader is off right now they are working on it can I make a thread for it on here just posting a link to where they can read it?

Major Clanger
June 5th, 2008, 10:07 AM
that could be against the "fanfic rules"
:D

Skydiver
June 5th, 2008, 12:40 PM
there is, however ,a thread called 'promote your own fic', so that'd be a perfect place for a link to a fic that's archived elsewhere

*subrosa*
July 9th, 2008, 11:34 PM
I wish to add my stories here, but they include minor slash... more like hurt/comfort than romance and such... no R-rated stuff in it... am I allowed to post that here or shouldn't I? The stories are uploaded on Fanfiction.net, so I only need to post a link and I can put up a 'slash warning' or something so that people who don't wish to read it will stay away from it...

Mousie
July 10th, 2008, 04:18 AM
One of the mods will be better able to answer but if you have them up on FF.net it would probably be better to link to your profile rather than the stories, as well as putting up a warning. That way people have to actually look for your stories instead of saying they may have clicked on the link by mistake.

*subrosa*
July 10th, 2008, 05:36 AM
yeah, that's a rather good advise, thanks :)

Skydiver
July 10th, 2008, 04:21 PM
i would post the link to the profile, however you can post links to slash, as long as you warn for the pairing just like the het shippers have to warn for the pairing. If it's on ff.net your work should be relatively 'safe' to read in the ratings dept since they don't allow adult fic. And if you have adult stuff there, you're breaking the rules :)

*subrosa*
July 10th, 2008, 10:58 PM
fanfiction.net not allowing adult stuff? wow, then I have read a LOT of rule breaking fanfic's there O_O;; for as far as I know, they are allowed... jumperbay does not approve that kind of stuff, Wraithbait does, but those two are both moderated and Fanfiction.net isn't for as far as I know ^_^
But anyway, it's not really like they're... doing anything... they're just two men having a relationship and trying to fit that in to their daily life on Atlantis.
So if that's not a problem, I think I'll post it here ^_^

Skydiver
July 11th, 2008, 03:06 PM
read the TOS. they do not allow adult fic.

they used to, but changed the rules a few years ago

*subrosa*
July 12th, 2008, 02:25 AM
well... if that's the case, then at least there's no one actually making sure that they live up to the new rules... not that I'm complaining, really...

Skydiver
July 12th, 2008, 08:03 AM
i think they depend on people reporting TOS violations

*subrosa*
July 13th, 2008, 01:26 AM
yeah, and why would people actually do that, right? :P

Alipeeps
July 15th, 2008, 12:22 AM
fanfiction.net not allowing adult stuff? wow, then I have read a LOT of rule breaking fanfic's there O_O;; for as far as I know, they are allowed... jumperbay does not approve that kind of stuff, Wraithbait does, but those two are both moderated and Fanfiction.net isn't for as far as I know ^_^
But anyway, it's not really like they're... doing anything... they're just two men having a relationship and trying to fit that in to their daily life on Atlantis.
So if that's not a problem, I think I'll post it here ^_^

Ffnet don't allow adult fic - but they also don't moderate (at all, in my experience) and even if you report a TOS violation, nothing is done. So really, what is allowed and isn't is pretty much irrelevant as the rules aren't enforced. :rolleyes:

*subrosa*
July 15th, 2008, 01:27 AM
yeah well... maybe we shouldn't discuss this any further ;) what if someone from FF.net comes to visit (yeah, might be highly unlikely) and they find us discussing their lack in enforcing the rules... what if they start thinking: darn, maybe we SHOULD start living up to our own rules and then all the brilliant fanfics are removed O_O;; *nightmare*

Skydiver
July 15th, 2008, 04:26 AM
i doubt they care.

honestly, these are the folks that implemented a policy that messed up thousands and thousands of fic, didn't bother to tell anyone, and never bothererd to acknowledge the fact later.

my cynical pov, they don't care about anything but racking up the ad revenues as they treat the authors' work with extreme disrespect and then pat themselves on the back for 'aren't we great? we give people a place to post'

/rant off

I had someone plagarize one of my fic, I had to report it about a half dozen times before the stolen fic was taken down. I think the polite way to put it is that their customer service bites :)

*subrosa*
July 15th, 2008, 04:46 AM
yea okay... that part might be better off when it's improved... but to be honest... I'm a bit of an NC-17/R-rated fanfic fan actually... and I don't really understand why fanfics of that nature are so forbidden... I mean, if you just make warnings and/or build in something to prevent the younger ones among us from reading it, then there's nothing wrong with a bit of adult stuff right? I mean, if it's really all that bad, then they should take down all the weird porn sites on the internet as well...

Skydiver
July 15th, 2008, 04:53 AM
because, for some sites, it effects your advertisors. Have adult fic on the site and some advertisors won't support you

in other cases, a webmaster - unless s/he owns their own server - has to follow the rules of whatever company owns their server, and they can make whatever content rules they want.

porn or adult stuff also brings with it a bunch of legal time bombs. agree with it or not, hosting adult stuff can make YOU liable when Johnny lies about his age, joins your site and then mommy finds out and her lawyers call you to blame you for johnny getting 'corrupted'

there is also flirting with the issue of kiddie porn and pedophilia...and if you happen to host a fic, the harry potter fandom has a LOT of issue with this, such as Snape and Harry or Snape and Hermoine having sex, that's kiddie porn and is illegal in many countries.

so the easy way to avoid that is just to say 'no porn at all' and block it all rather than try to make endless judgement calls, any of which can bite you in the butt

On a site like ff.net, where they do little to no to control their content, it's easier to make rules, expect people to follow them, and then have them on file for if someone complains. And ff.net would be fine if its admin seemed to care. But, especially over the past few years, they don't seem to care about anything. inquiries go unanswered, they make unilateral alterations without even informing people and they seem to do little to no policing.

Alipeeps
July 15th, 2008, 05:22 AM
i doubt they care.

honestly, these are the folks that implemented a policy that messed up thousands and thousands of fic, didn't bother to tell anyone, and never bothererd to acknowledge the fact later.

my cynical pov, they don't care about anything but racking up the ad revenues as they treat the authors' work with extreme disrespect and then pat themselves on the back for 'aren't we great? we give people a place to post'

/rant off

I had someone plagarize one of my fic, I had to report it about a half dozen times before the stolen fic was taken down. I think the polite way to put it is that their customer service bites :)

"We give people a place to post" is literally all ffnet does. I've never had any kind of even acknowledgement, let alone response or action taken to any issues I've raised (both technical issues and content/rule violation issues). Their support/help system is a joke and may as well not exist cos logging anything is utterly pointless. And in the past when the site has crashed it has at times been down for days before anyone in a position to do anything about it seems to have even noticed. They really don't "run" that site at all, they just created it and then left it be. Maybe tweak it a bit now and then at their whim and that's about it.

*subrosa*
July 15th, 2008, 06:01 AM
yeah well... even so, it's one of the more popular sites out there for fanfiction... in any possible sense of the word 'fanfiction' because PWP and such doesn't really count as ff for me...

Offworlder
August 17th, 2008, 04:35 AM
quick question. can we post the fanfic as .txt attachments instead of writing it on the post itself

Skydiver
August 17th, 2008, 07:13 AM
we would prefer that you didn't.

OUr preference is that you use our uploader...now yes, i know it's been down for 2 years now. It's on darren's to do list.

The preferred way for you to post fic here is to post it to an archive, like heliopolis, sam and jack, fanfiction.net and then post a link here to advertise it

we have no way to preserve posts here. If the forum crashes, your stuff is gone. we also have no way to search for it or to archive it in any way

the only reason i haven't deleted the fic of those that are posting it here is because we don't have the archive up and running. I started to allow it as a stopgap measure but the forum really isn't an archive

Offworlder
August 17th, 2008, 09:56 AM
fair enough

aretood2
February 6th, 2009, 09:50 AM
we would prefer that you didn't.

OUr preference is that you use our uploader...now yes, i know it's been down for 2 years now. It's on darren's to do list.

The preferred way for you to post fic here is to post it to an archive, like heliopolis, sam and jack, fanfiction.net and then post a link here to advertise it

we have no way to preserve posts here. If the forum crashes, your stuff is gone. we also have no way to search for it or to archive it in any way

the only reason i haven't deleted the fic of those that are posting it here is because we don't have the archive up and running. I started to allow it as a stopgap measure but the forum really isn't an archive

even though I'd prefer to upload my little baby fic here, I plan on making about a 5-7 more chapters. That would equal up to 60 some pages total on a word document (and I have been saving it on my Computer)and that does seem too big for forum posts. What website would you recommend that I use?

Skydiver
February 6th, 2009, 09:57 AM
www.fanfiction.net

it's free and you can upload as a whole thing or chapters

there are also other pairing specific sites out there that you can look for and post your fic on

Mr Evil 37
April 5th, 2010, 11:57 AM
I posted a story called Stargate Universe: Asteroids up a while ago, but back then I had just posted the prologue. I got a couple of comments, but the thread died before I could post any more. Now I have posted up to chapter five, and I would really like to get some more readers from GateWorld, so I was wondering if I could post it again?

Also, in the first post you mention the GW archives. Could I please have a link to this, for I cannot find it.

Thank you very much :D

Aragon101
April 5th, 2010, 01:44 PM
I posted a story called Stargate Universe: Asteroids up a while ago, but back then I had just posted the prologue. I got a couple of comments, but the thread died before I could post any more. Now I have posted up to chapter five, and I would really like to get some more readers from GateWorld, so I was wondering if I could post it again?

Also, in the first post you mention the GW archives. Could I please have a link to this, for I cannot find it.

Thank you very much :D

Your thread isn't dead, it just got pushed back

http://forum.gateworld.net/threads/73327-Stargate-Universe-Asteroids?p=11293805#post11293805

post that you've got a new chapter and see what feedback you get.

:sheppard:

SF_and_Coffee
March 29th, 2011, 11:49 AM
I have a question: is the fanfic uploader here at GW ever going to be fixed, or is GW done with hosting any new fics going forward?

Part of the reason I ask is because FF.net appears to be experiencing some issues of its own once again (yes, yes, I know; when isn't FF.net having issues?) - currently, they involve email alerts, which appear to not be going out, though I know they've also had other problems in the past - and it leads me to worry that someday the entire site may just go *poof* and disappear, because it isn't being well-maintained. I host my fic on my own website as well, but I'll admit that I'd love to have another venue for making it available, as my site hasn't been getting a lot of traffic. (I'm also willing to host selected fics from other people, if anyone's interested. It might improve traffic to have more than one person's work over there.)

Any idea on what will, or won't, occur with fanfic archiving on GW? Also, assuming that GW does continue (eventually) to accept new fics for archiving, what are the guidelines?

Skydiver
March 29th, 2011, 04:21 PM
I'm afraid that's up to Darren. It's up to him and greg to get it fixed. You can ask him in one of the main 'forum' threads.

I do think one of the bigger issues we had before it 'broke' was that bad guys used it as a way to hack the site.

SF_and_Coffee
March 29th, 2011, 04:24 PM
Thanks for the response; I'll ask Darren, then. Sucks to think that people even used fanfic as a means to screw up GW. WTF is it with some people? /rhetorical

SF_and_Coffee
June 22nd, 2011, 05:12 AM
I'm just going to throw a link out there, because I have to go and do work I actually get paid for and I'm running behind... but give this a read and see if you recognize any of these in your own writing or in stuff you've read. It gave me the urge to go back over my own past work, cringing in dread of what I might find there. :eek: (No, I haven't yet succumbed - er - found time yet to act on that urge. But I will.)

The SF Workshop Lexicon: Buzzwords, notions and critical terms of direct use to SF workshops. (http://www.flashfictiononline.com/docs/Turkey_City_Lexicon_Primer.pdf) (In other words, things to watch out for in your writing and that of others. Now all of those most annoying elements have names!) :eek:

WraithRichard
June 22nd, 2011, 02:55 PM
Eh. It's all in delivery and moderation. It's just more TV tropes and tropes themselves are neither goo nor bad.

Galileo_Galilee
August 25th, 2011, 05:31 PM
Is the fanfic only of Stargate or can it be of other things?

Skydiver
August 25th, 2011, 06:08 PM
Originally the idea was Stargate fic only. but people have posted fic for other shows. they either do it in the folder for that show or the off topic area.

The best way to do it is to post your fic on another site, like fanfiction.net, and then link back here. We're not an archive so there are character limits on posts and if hte forum crashes and you lose your fic....you lose your fic.

So yes, it can be other shows...but it does need to adhere to the 'keep it pg' and 'no slash' rules for the fanfic area.

NoWaitILied
March 24th, 2012, 06:48 PM
I am new to the site.. so sorry if i am posting this in the wrong section.. But i have just recently decided i want to start a new StarGate fan fic. Hopefully as big as Horizon is i can get enough people behind the project. I have a friend that is working on some graphics for this project as soon as i tell him what is needed. I do have a general idea for a story, but i would like to get atleast 4 to 5 others writers and get a good team set up, so we can all alternate on writing episodes.

If anyone is interested let me know and we can begin the brain storming process. I don't want to start this until at least half a season can be planned

Seaboe Muffinchucker
July 24th, 2012, 09:04 AM
Hey, Sky, is there a way to browse the archive, or is it only searchable?

Seaboe

Skydiver
July 24th, 2012, 04:18 PM
I think it's searchable only. don't think there's any menu pages up to browse

might be a question to doublec heck with Darren however.

Skydiver
March 4th, 2013, 06:17 PM
Here's the rules guys:

PG-13 or lower fic is fine to link to.
R or M Rated or higher is not although you can link to an author's main page just not directly to the fic. (preferably a page that has the full content warnings so that readers know exactly what they're getting into)
For slash fic of all ratings you can link to the author's page, just not directly to the fic.

Wincest and other incest fic of any rating is forbidden.
Real person fic of any rating is forbidden.

WraithRichard
September 22nd, 2018, 01:57 PM
I'm wondering what the ratings for each of my fics would be.

Burn It All Away is probably the worst, as it has an Aztec-like cutlure (no offense to Aztecs, but...messy).

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot has one instance that can be considered extreme violence. Everything else is pretty much as 'bad' as stargate got after showtime dropped it.

Mahood has violence, and I'm not sure if it crosses the line to R.

I want to label these corectly without having to warn people about EVERYTHING (Warning: mention of a banana in case people are afraid of those)

Falcon Horus
September 23rd, 2018, 02:51 AM
@WraithRichard

Here's a general guide to the going ratings as explained for movies but applicable for fanfic too, just swap film for the written word: Guide To Movie Ratings (http://www.landmarkreccinemas.com/mpaa)

Depending on the messy with regards to the Aztec culture, i.e. human sacrifice, you'll have to go with R for extreme violence, even if the rest is PG-13/T(eens). Same with WTF -- extreme violence always classifies as an R-rating, even if the rest fits in with a PG-13 rating. You could classify it as PG-13 and warn for the extreme violence bit in advance -- it's always good form to mention that.
Manhood could be rated R because of the violence, but if it's nothing extreme, you'd be okay with an NC-17 rating (not for sexual content but (mild) violence).

I have one R-rated fanfic f.e. because I have scenes with graphical violence and one suicide attempt. There's no way I'm going to rate that as PG-13 and then warn for the violence and the suicide attempt. It's R with the proper trigger warnings.

WraithRichard
September 23rd, 2018, 09:24 AM
Thank you Falcon, that clears things up. I'll put 'PG-13, with an R scene' for now.

How much does one have to create to make their own thread?

Falcon Horus
September 23rd, 2018, 02:20 PM
How much does one have to create to make their own thread?

You can create your own thread even if you have only 1 creation to show.
If that's what you're asking.

WraithRichard
September 24th, 2018, 07:56 AM
You can create your own thread even if you have only 1 creation to show.
If that's what you're asking.

Sweet.

And thanks.