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Topic: General discussion thread

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Canttakeiteasy

EasyV said:

I was sure I had already opened a thread like this, but I can't find it, so I'll use this space. Anyway, onto the main topic:
Are you guys interested in an unfinished story I wrote? Like, do you mind if I upload it even though I wrote like 10% of what the story promises?
I'm not really keen in doing this kind of thing (publishing unfinished works), but I'd like to continue it (after two years...), and maybe publishing it gets me back into it or something.

I am interested in it.

And I do check the YFT forums when it was up from time to time hoping a few of the stories are updated but I suspect most are as busy or more busy than I am so they cannot spend too much time writing.

Also your site has no view counter so that might be damper for certain personality types.

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  • EasyV

    Canttakeiteasy said:

    And I do check the YFT forums when it was up from time to time hoping a few of the stories are updated but I suspect most are as busy or more busy than I am so they cannot spend too much time writing.

    Of course.
    But a man can dream :P

    Canttakeiteasy said:

    Also your site has no view counter so that might be damper for certain personality types.

    My reader is meant to mirror (sort of) the "kariloader" used for ankos, which doesn't have a view counter either (and is generally anonymous.)
    The kariloader has some other indicators though, like comments and "popularity" which is probably something like the social media "like" function.
    I should probably implement something like that too.
    I did it, but admittedly it's very unreliable and it's easy to cheat.

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  • BaronMind

    EasyV said:

    The google group keeps being uneasy...
    In theory there is the thing I wrote: https://vannilla.org/creamy/
    But I can't really say it's going to be any better. Use it if you want.

    I suppose in the meantime I'll upload there, though: https://vannilla.org/creamy/reader.php?read=7

    Shoot, did you link there before? I think you did, but it must've slipped my mind. Sorry for being so busy. >_<

    The story list is blank though. Does it need JavaScript or something? I don't see anything being blocked but none of the buttons except "Go back" do anything...

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  • EasyV

    Yes, the table is populated using javascript.
    The story (the url with read=7) should work without though.
    Do you see any error in the browser's console?

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  • BaronMind

    No errors, but I do have a script blocker. It normally shows a counter of scripts blocked but for some reason it doesn't on your site, even though turning it off does fix the problem. (I can read the stories themselves just fine either way.)

    Is there any way you can show a static list without scripts? Or at least a message to say that they're required?

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  • EasyV

    The table is loaded with a script because the search function doesn't require reloading the whole page this way.
    I can do the latter though.
    Also you should make your blocker less aggressive. It's better to avoid blocking first-party scripts. The majority of the junk comes from third-party scripts anyway.

    Edit:
    I added a <noscript> tag to the reader's main page and the story page, under the button.
    Of course, it works only if the blocker properly spoofs the lack of scripts, but I can't do much else.

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  • Canttakeiteasy

    YFT is still down and I have not even downloaded all those fics yet. I keep on procastinating and the SD card that contained all those fics I have saved cannot be recognized by my phone or pc anymore!

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  • EasyV

    Canttakeiteasy said:

    YFT is still down and I have not even downloaded all those fics yet. I keep on procastinating and the SD card that contained all those fics I have saved cannot be recognized by my phone or pc anymore!

    I can access the mobile version from my mobile device.
    It's absolutely not the best but in the worst case there's that.

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  • BaronMind

    EasyV said:

    Also you should make your blocker less aggressive. It's better to avoid blocking first-party scripts. The majority of the junk comes from third-party scripts anyway.

    They still bog down my crappy laptop and even crappier ISP for things that would be perfectly fine as plain old list or table. I've been to soooooooooo many sites that force you to use some dumb scripted questionaire, search engine or bandwidth-guzzling Google Maps hack just to find a nearby <insert store/company/whatever name here>, when they only have like ten of them in total anyway. Then again, I'm so old I actually know how to use a phonebook. Maybe kids these days don't understand alphabetization or something.

    Not that your site is that bad, mind. It's just a pet peeve of mine by now.

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  • EasyV

    Fair enough.

    Hey it took until I was in high school for phonebooks to disappear.
    Don't call yourself old until you are old enough to call yourself old.

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  • AnonKun

    Hello everyone! Take it easy!
    In three/four days I'll finish a long story (current word count: +7000, gut feeling and the events schedule tells me it'll be around 12000), but before posting it I'd like to ask you if you're comfortable having it all in one go, or if you'd rather have it broken down in 4-5 parts than can be somehow stand-alone.
    My personal experiences suggests me that people are troubled reading something long, so I'm afraid breaking it into parts will be the choice... but if you're fine with a single, huge story in a single post I'd avoid some needless work (multiple parts need some tweaking in starting/closing paragraphs).
    Let me know what you're into if you're interested.
    Both options are fine, as long as you bring sweet-sweets.

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  • EasyV

    I think it's better to split it up, even if it's just in half.
    By the way, the Google group has a character count limit, after which it will add a break with a "show more" button.
    I find that particularily annoying, so if you manage to keep it under that limit it'd take it very easy.

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