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    eBook Publishing

    That's the hope.
  2. Slowly but surely making my way through the Fall 2018 Anthology stories. 

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    Tomorrow

    Interesting story @Carlos Hazday. Good characterization and good hook with leaving out the issue during the initial discussion with the Mayor.
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    One Little Snowflake

    A great sci-fi short story with a lot of good characterization.
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    Wounded

    A great short story that highlights true friendship.
  6. Click "My Stories" Find the story you wish to add to a Series or World Click the Plus sign on the bottom right corner of the story listing and select "Add Story to Series" or "Add Story to World" 4. Choose which Series/World you wish to add. For Series Only: You can set the order of the series by pushing the "Up arrow" and "Down Arrow" on the stories until they are in the proper order. The red "X" will remove the story from the Series.
  7. I have done some updates on the underlying server software today. If you were around while I was doing this, the site was going up and down like a yo-yo. A reboot and a couple of services restart later and I think we are up and running. Everything I tested seems to be working and all the big red warning flags I was getting have cleared. (for the technically inclined, we went from PHP 7.0 end of life version to PHP7.1. I had to get the extensions right and update the caching system. bleh. I hate command line linux) In theory, we should be good. If you bump into a hairball, be sure to post below with as many details as you can so I can reproduce the issue.
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    eBook Publishing

    what topic?
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    eBook Publishing

    We have a love/hate relationship with eBooks. We've very recently, as part of the new year cleaning up, removed eBooks from the site. They were getting little traffic and the software for handling them was less than ideal. There is a possibility of us getting back into it in the future. But we are currently resource constrained (time/staff). We are an official publisher complete with our own set of ISBN numbers we can issue. To be successful in eBooks you have to go all in and still, you're competing with either Amazon (Gay Authors isn't even a spec of dust in comparison) or as an author, you are competing against other eBook authors.
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    Followed stories

    If you browse to the stories page and use the filter, you can see what stories you follow: If it doesn't filter, simply hit the - and do it again. It sometimes gets confused.
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    Writer Burnout

    Yes, I know this feeling all too well. I get it almost every day when I get home from work and there are emails sitting there and tasks to do on the site. I've got a novel or two in my head waiting for that moment when I have both the time and the energy to actually write it down. I was on a YouTube loop last night. Then I broke the loop and started going through the "Everything Wrong With..." series on various movies. That ate the whole night. But I was pretty energized this morning and knocked a lot of things off my list. Including finally getting that email to all our authors written.
  12. As mentioned in previous announcements, we are undergoing clean up and consolidation. As part of this, some of the temporary links that were on the forums have been removed and placed in the newly streamlined "Help" menu. Help -FAQ = a list of common questions with links to the answers. Help Topics = a database of common questions and answers Step-by-Step Guide to Authors = How to become an Author on the site. Support = Open a support ticket if you need help related to your account or other private site related issue Staff = list of staff on the site with contact information Guidelines = site rules Writing Resources = a page full of links to handy writing tools, guides, and articles About Gay Authors = a bit of history of the site. A reminder that we encourage you to have your account set to receive news email from the site: https://gayauthors.org/notifications/options/
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    Images no longer featured?

    That time something happened. It's back.
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    TES5: Skyrim, PC

    I've only Skyrim'd on console. About 120 hours to date. lol. (though not recently)
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    Safari unable to find server

    This is an issue at your end. Either with your device or like @Slytherin you have a blocked connection.
  16. We have made a minor bug fixing Stories software patch. It corrected a number of minor issues. If you spot any bugs, please provide a link to the area you saw them (Where possible) and explain the issue you encountered.
  17. This is obnoxious hyperbole and it helps no one. Do not do it again. This is incorrect. When you go to the Stories main page, which linked as "Stories" in the red menu, page only shows 5 stories. The pagination on that page is confusing as it shows currently 925 pages. This is based on 5 stories per page. As soon as you select a different page, it jumps the display from 5 to 15 stories per page. And thus the total page count drops from 925 to 325. Going backwards, there would be no display issues. So where you left off is probably around page 261. There is a bug in that going from page 1 to page 2, it skips 10 stories. Going back to page 1 shows them all. That is a bug.
  18. Stories quick Search is for Story Titles. So this is working as intended. I can see how you might be confused, as the Red Menu "Authors" link previously brought you to the About Authors page which describes are various author groups. There is a hnday YouTube video that shows how to use the two quick search features:
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    Feature Request: New Reactions

    We are currently focusing on other things and will revisit this in the future.
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    Lego Games

    There are many many Lego Games. I think 3 this year? Lego Harry Potter Collection, Lego DC Super-Villians and Lego The Incredibles... I think I own them all. While I've not completed the ones from the last couple years, I have completed all the previous ones. They seem to fall in just the right spot of funny and easy to play. I enjoy them as kind of a mindless way to unwind. Do any of you play them?
  21. First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Over the next few weeks, we will be doing a number of things around the site to simplify and streamline things. We have a very large sprawl of forums at this point that are semi-active or less. We are working on consolidating those so that only what we need is around. The Announcement forum is the first thing that is highly visible that is getting removed. We will post Announcements in the most appropriate blog going forward. When we do so, we'll use the Announcement function to display it across the site. We are looking to spend 2019 focusing on Gay Authors core purpose: Great Stories and Great Community. I, personally, have rediscovered my joy in writing. It has been buried for a long time in the focus on running the site. I am planning on being very active in the Anthologies this year and I encourage others to do the same! We will be making more use of the built in email system to contact specific groups about items of interest. (For example, we'll email authors reminding them about Anthologies and how they are open to everyone and when the due dates are for submission). But we can only use the system if you have your account set to receive site news: https://gayauthors.org/notifications/options/ Please make sure that this box is checked so that you can receive the occasional email from the site. We will not use this for marketing or such things. This will be for letting you know what's going on at Gay Authors. All the best to everyone in this New Year and the best wishes for many more!
  22. We have consolidated and removed two different forums that were dedicated to Writing Resources. We have instead replaced them with a single Writing Resources page. This page will be a constant work in progress as we update and make better ways to organize it. There are already a ton of resources linked on the page. If you're writing and stuck on something, there is probably a resource there for you. https://gayauthors.org/writingresources/
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    What is a Story World?

    What is a Story World? A Story World is a setting where multiple stories or series of Stories take place. It is a way to tie stories together to the same setting that are not necessarily a series. Examples: Harry Potter World - This is J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World where several series of stories take place: Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, etc The Marvel Cinematic Universe - This is Marvel's movie world where Dr. Strange, Iron Mans 1-3, Avengers, Captain America, etc exist in one world and can interact with each other.
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    Special Characters in Story Titles.

    I think so long as it does not start with anything like that (which the system should actually reject) it works fine. The bug was that none of that is allowed in the friendly link system. Ie, the link to the actual story. So this: "This? No! That! That? No! This#" turns into this in the link: story/myr/this-no-that-that-no-this/ The previous bug wasn't properly stripping the odd characters and therefore the stories couldn't be found. So, that example worked on the test server. In theory it should also work on GA. No promises as most that stuff certainly should not be used in a title. I can see a "!" or "?" maybe an "&". But all of those are also programming symbols and one never knows when a hairball will be coughed up.
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