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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Prophet
    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

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    Default Re: Fanfic 'rules'

    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshayde
    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.
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    Default Re: Fanfic 'rules'

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshayde
    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

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    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

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    Default Re: Fanfic 'rules'

    how do you mean to redo the quotes?

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    Default Re: Fanfic 'rules'

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshayde
    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)

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    Default Re: Fanfic 'rules'

    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

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    Default Re: Fanfic 'rules'

    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?

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    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

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    Question Re: Fanfic 'rules'

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KSTreadhead
    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.

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    Default Re: Fanfic 'rules'

    Quote Originally Posted by KSTreadhead
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skydiver
    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.

    *glares around VR room*

    *giggles*

    Yes..... for the record I *do* know how to spell fiancé!
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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)))
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    Default Re: Fanfic 'rules'

    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

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    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.

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    can anyone give me a step by step on how to upload a fic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by twiggy
    can anyone give me a step by step on how to upload a fic?
    To GW specifically, or in general?

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    to gateworld
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    Quote Originally Posted by twiggy
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    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.

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