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Stories System Updated 4/15

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Myr

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We have patched the site with the latest update.  There are a handful of requested changes in this update.

Story System Reputation

First up, on the Authors listing, we can now sort by "Highest Story Reputation"

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Under an author's icon, you'll now see 2 numbers.  The Green number is the Site Reputation Total.  (The likes across the entire site).  The number in the gray box is the Story Reputation. (This is the likes from just the stories/chapters/comments in the story system).  You can now view the most popular author based on positive feedback on their story content.

Story Types

The next feature we've added is a new filter in the stories system to allow you to select stories of a specific size.

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Some special notes about "Story Type":

  • This filter is only showing live data in the story system
  • The titled story type is only a range of story word count as it exists at the moment you use the filter.
  • We used the Wikipedia definition of story types while adding the last 3.
  • Since this is live data, when an author posts new content with sufficient word count, then the story type will change.
  • And to repeat... Story Type is number of words in the story at the moment you use the filter.

 

Stories List for Fan Clubs

There is now a way to list an authors stories in a Fan Club.  This makes getting to the author's stories that much easier when you are hanging out in their Fan Club.

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The listing is the same as you'd see visiting the author in the Stories section.

(I've gone through and added the stories list to all of the open fan clubs)

 

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  • Love 3
  • I Read It 3
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looks good and some things I will employ going forward :)

 

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