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Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:02 am
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Cspr says...



Just wondering: is the point system normal? Thinking of perhaps posting the first chapter of a WIP novel I've got going, but I'm not sure if the whole review-get-points-post-something-using-points thing is working properly?

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Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:16 am
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Rosey Unicorn says...



I'm pretty sure it's not set up yet, Cspr. :)
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Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:54 pm
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Snoink says...



Naaaaaaaaaaaaate! I want more feeeeeeeeeeeatures! Stop doing important life stuff, and GIVE ME PRESENTS.

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Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:00 pm
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NicholasStone says...



Kind of hoping to see a Friend request and Private message option straight from the person's wall.
He stumbled slightly, the limp in his leg still there. He dared not to look at the place he used to call home. He could feel the heat from the fire, the fire that he himself had ignited. He blinked back tears, as he limped away.




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Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:01 pm
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Rosey Unicorn says...



NicholasStone wrote:Kind of hoping to see a Friend request and Private message option straight from the person's wall.


That was a feature of the old site that will be coming back. :)
You know you're a writer when you're not alarmed at hearing voices in your head, you can't read a book without analyzing it for plot & characters and you consider something you nearly killed yourself to write the most rewarding.

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Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:40 am
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noninjaspresent says...



I'm not sure if this is the time or place to report it, but when commenting on reviews/comment on literary works, the reply turns out as a bit of hard to read, small grey text with no background. It would be appreciated if this was fixed if you have time.
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Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:09 pm
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Rosey Unicorn says...



noninjaspresent wrote:I'm not sure if this is the time or place to report it, but when commenting on reviews/comment on literary works, the reply turns out as a bit of hard to read, small grey text with no background. It would be appreciated if this was fixed if you have time.


Try refreshing, Ninja. :) That gets rid of the grey!
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Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:48 am
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Nate says...



Hey everyone, I'm really sorry for being incommunicado for going on a week here. Me and a couple of other people started an internet marketing business for lawyers a month ago, and one thing after another pretty much went wrong this past week.

Things should quiet down by Tuesday fortunately. In the meantime, the answer to all of the various requests for this or that is:
Nope. Never.

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Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:43 pm
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Dragongirl says...



Nope. Never.


Haha! Love it!
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Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:45 am
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Nate says...



Just a quick warning, but the chat may go down at any time. I haven't paid to renew it, and I'm not sure I will. However, if it does go down, I'll make sure an alternative is put in place pretty quick.

Here's the issue:

Way back in June, I noticed I was being double-billed by the people who make the chat room (it's hosted by a chat company and I have very little control over it, though people don't seem to ever understand this). I brought it up with them, and they told me there was nothing to worry about. A couple months went by, it kept on happening, and I cancelled it then.

Now, there have been so many months of double-payments that even though I have not made a single payment since August, it hasn't mattered. But, I'm somewhat hesitant to re-initiate the billing. I don't want to start getting charged double again.

So, we're going to last as long as possible without them cancelling the account, and then start experimenting with some other chat programs. If they don't pan out, then we'll switch back to what we have now.
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Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:19 am
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Nate says...



Actually, scratch part of the above.

We'll be sticking with the current chat, but there may be a day-long lapse when it's not available. I'm just going to create a different account with them, and hopefully that'll solve the problem. Looking at my account right now, they're still trying to double-bill me.
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Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:24 am
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noninjaspresent says...



Maybe the new account will solve some of the problems. Good work with everything! The new site is looking awesome. I can't wait to see what you do with profiles.
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Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:48 am
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RachaelElg says...



Will Sidebar be cured of his grumpiness? Find out soon in the next episode of Chat!
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Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:16 pm
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Nate says...



We have a brand new chat!

We are now using a combination of two chat programs. The main chat is handled by Chatroll. The main features of Chatroll is that it's lightweight, your site avatar is displayed next to your username, and you are automatically logged in. However, private messaging on Chatroll is awful. Which is why we also have...

Cometchat! Cometchat is terrific. It's a Facebook-esque private messaging bar that sits at the bottom of your screen. With Cometchat, you can do all your private messaging, and even arrange groupchats. However, it lacks a main chat which is why we're also using Chatroll.

YWS is unique in combining these two chat programs together, and I think the end product is great. It's flexible, lightweight, and easier to use than the old chat program. They're also cheaper. Over a year long period, YWS will save over $200 with this new arrangement.

Have fun! And join us in chat!
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