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What's missing the most from YWS?
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:33 am
Reviving this because why not, but I would like to see the ability to have pinned messages or links on clubs, similar to the sidebar in Storybooks. I've known several times where I would have like to link important and often used links to clubs. While I'm at it, that feature for forum threads would be cool too. Like, a sidebar for community threads that link to important threads like rules or FAQs
EDIT: Another thing I would
to see in clubs is a hidden forum for admins/officers, so they can communicate within the club instead of through PM (or even in a different, hidden club). Maybe within the 'Admin' tab?
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:58 am
This might sound stupid, but it would be awesome if you, say, had a work you did, but only one or two people reviewed it, and it would be drowned out by newer works, there'd be a place like the green room but for older works. Like, every month, old works would get some attention?
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:52 pm
, it's an interesting idea, but I'm not sure how it would work in execution. You do get extra points for reviewing a work that has been in the Green Room for more than a month. There's also a side bar in the Green Room for "Works by newer members" that I believe showcases works by newer members regardless of how many reviews the piece has got. Also, the Literary Spotlight doesn't have an age limit, so if everyone were to go start liking an older piece, it would get up there (this has happened and probably will happen).
Also, one issue with spotlighting older works is you have no idea if the member has moved on from YWS or is active but no longer working on the piece and doesn't want reviews on it. How old is "old" and how does one choose "older" works to spotlight? Also, if there's too many spotlighted areas on the site, members will probably pay less attention to all of them. With the Green Room as full as it currently is, I think we should keep the spotlight focused on those works.
Right now, if you have a work that's old and has been bumped from the Green Room but you still would like additional reviews, you have a couple options:
1) you can spend points to "bump" the work, which puts it back to the top of All Literary (but doesn't put it back in the Green Room). This would be worth the points if you've made substantial revisions to the work and it would increase its visibility.
2) You can go over to
and request a review. This is a good option because you can see the previous reviews of the reviewer you're requesting to see if they're along the lines of what you're looking for.
3) A lot of site activity occurs on the People tab these days, so you can always make a status like "Hey! I'm still looking for reviews on My Super Awesome Poem" or "I got some great reviews on The Greatest Story Ever Told, but I made some changes and I'd love to see what you think!" This would make the work more visible to your followers, so this would work best once you've been around a little while and have a lot of followers.
4) You can also reach out to previous reviewers and ask what they think of any changes you've made. Or you could even ask people who have reviewed Recent Work X if they would also take a look at Older Work Y.
"You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand." Leonardo Da Vinci
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:31 pm
You make a good point. It was just a idea.
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:08 pm
I'd love if there was a feature to save character profiles over in the storybook section of the site, just like with regular posts. You can submit it and go back to edit later, but there's nothing to prevent an entire profile from being lost if you accidentally go back a page on your browser before submitting it.
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don’t even think about flying.
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:03 am
Please oh please add a like button to the "Thank you for reviewing page". I want so badly to not have to scroll all the way back up after reviewing to like a work, or lest I forget altogether to do so and a great work misses out on the recognition it deserves.
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:58 pm
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Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:23 am
Petition to have a notification alert you when it is your cake day.
I have missed mine by a couple days yet again, and it is a sad situation.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
— René Descartes
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:48 am
Oh man, I forgot about this thread.
have already been suggested, or at least I recall it being wished for a few times in the past, but a bookmark system for posted literary works would be really neat?
Also maybe the ability to like comments on status posts, but that's less cool. But maybe the ability to turn off notifs for posts where you commented and then it gets a ton of traffic and you Don't Want To Keep Getting Pings For It - or just straight up the ability to delete comments left on posts,
but I feel like that could cause issues so nvm.
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