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Posted: 14th February 2009 10:23

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You guys did a freaking awesome job overhauling the fan art system; I really like it. I was just wondering if the same thing would ever happen with the fics - there's a couple of things I really love about CoN's fanfiction page, and a few I don't so much. Sorry if I'm being a you-know-what, I just thought I'd share. I'll go ahead and get the nitpicks out of the way first.

So far as I can see, the fanfiction on the site is organized by the game, and then when it came in. However, I can't tell whether or not a fanfiction is complete, and I may have to scroll up and down the page to locate all the stuff by that same author. Also, the font for the titles is huge on my screen; even with one-chapter fics I can only see three at once. And when a fanfic is submitted to the forum, we don't know when or if it's added to site (I may be wrong on this, there might be a notification when yours goes up). My final gripe is that, unlike the fanarts page, there's no way to comment on a fic! Getting people to read and then be in the mood to comment (dare I dream of a critique?) your work is hard enough, but it might discourage readers to have to go all the way into the forum and find the thread to do it. Perhaps there should be a link to the forum topic it was submitted, or a comments function.

That being said, you guys do do a great job on the site. It's really the only one I know of that covers the old-school FFs in depth, and they're my favorites. What I like best about the fanfiction page is that you don't allow users to submit their own work without a middleman; never change this ever ever. You should see some of the garbage that's on FF.Net; grammar trainwrecks and Mary Sues abound. Somehow I think if you guys were emailed a fic like that you wouldn't let it fly, which i really appreciate; I know all the fiction on this site is of good quality. Another thing, which kind of goes with that, is that users don't have to write their own summaries for fics. I suck at summary writing, and I've seen more than a few writers go "lol idk it wuz about locke and edgaaar so comment plz" in their summaries, more or less. I like to actually know what the fic's about before I dive in, and although some of the summaries are a little short, they get the job done.

Sorry about the rant; I got back into fanfic writing lately and just wanted to get this out here while I was thinking on it. orz It's not supposed to be a huge complaint fest, just a suggestion, as the forum title says~

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Posted: 15th February 2009 12:37

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The intention always was to upgrade fanfiction in a similar way to fanart, but we've been starved on resources so it hasn't happened yet.

If we do get there, we'll definitely keep your feedback in mind. Thanks!
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Posted: 15th February 2009 12:43

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Awesome, good luck with it. Can't wait to see it come out!

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Posted: 9th March 2009 07:50

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Hey guys!

If I may make a request/suggestion, I think it would be great if the board could be modified to allow tabbing. I've searched high and low to figure out how to tab and indent posts. I think it would really add to the clarity of the posts, fanfic and regular.

Thanks!

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Posted: 10th March 2009 02:38
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Those are some great ideas, Lockpick. I'll also be looking forward to seeing them someday.

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