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Special Announcement And Weekly Wrap Up (Dec 11 - 17)

Posted by , December 18, 2016 · 398 views

Weekly Update Site Changes Likes Peer Review Moderation Queue

**Special Announcements**


Many of you have spoken and we have listened. Have you ever had to decide how many of your likes to use within an 24 hour period and were limited and unable to like everything you wanted? Well starting today we are happy to announce that there is no limit on the likes you can use in a day!!! The only exception will be the Newbie Group that will be increasing from 3 to 20 a day. Just so you know, if you are a Newbie and want the unlimited feeling, you only need to make one single post to get out of the Newbie Group ;)


Also we are consolidating the numbers needed to move out of Moderation Queue and Peer Review Queue as well. With more likes being available, we are sure most can get more, more quickly. In order to consolidate you will need 150 likes to move out of the Moderation Queue, and we have lowered the number from 200 to 150 to move out of Peer Review.


Now don't be afraid to like this blog as it won't go against your daily total :gikkle: (shameless solicitation on my part 0:) )


And now to our regularly scheduled Weekly Update to see what has happened over the past week.


Monday Renee introduced us to the Featured Story; A Taste Of Desire by Arazon. Timothy M was very helpful in providing a great review of this completed story to us. After reading the review it piqued my interest and now I'm reading it myself. Always great to find something new to read that you weren't aware of before.


Wednesday we received some Writing Tips to help any of our New Authors, but really is good for the experienced ones too. Two of our popular authors gave us some great tips. Aditus shared with us all how to he handled Starting Out with posting stories. Being around a while myself, I can personally attest that what he shared is great advice and many of our authors have followed this advice themselves. Next Graeme gave some invaluable advice on Planning your story. There is multiple ways to tackle this issue and Graeme reviews some of them. I guess the key piece of advice is to have a plan when you start.


Thursday gave us all an update on the 2016 Special Anthology. If you haven't checked it out already, please do if you have contributed a story to be featured in this first time reboot of all past Anthology themes. Even if you are not contributing, it is a good chance to plan out what you are going to want to read. If by chance you didn't see your story, please contact Cia and Renee as soon as possible.


Friday Cia gave us our Weekly Prompts for the week. Prompt 544 has a first line of It's time to bury the hatchet. Hmmm, that can be taken several different ways. Which way will you choose to interpret this one? Prompt 545 seems like a great one for this week. The tag is a Party Nightmare. I'm sure most can relate or sympathize for others on this one. A total disaster is about to break loose hours before the family is about to arrive for your first ever Family Holiday Party that you are in charge of. Finally Cia featured Timothy M's response to Prompt 543.


Anthology Announcements:


***NOTE: For the immediate future, please copy in Cia on all Anthology PM's to Renee
***NOTE: All Deadlines are for submission to the Anthology Proof Team

  • All Pre-2016 Anthology Themes - Due December 14, 2016 **Now Closed**
  • 2017 Spring Anthology: Jagged Edges / Unintended Consequences - Due April 30th, 2017
  • 2017 Fall Anthology: The Fall Out / Secret Spaces - Due November 15th, 2017
Premium Updates:


Studly Ranch Hands by Renee Stevens *Premium*


Signature Updates:


319 Winesap Lane by CarlHoliday


A Class By HImself by Comicality


Black Widow by Mark Arbour; Book 16 of Chronicles Of An Academic Predator (CAP)


Innocence & Carnality - Part Two by Mann Ramblings; Book 2 of I & C


Mental Games by Bill W


Mine! by Cia


Temporary Dads by Graeme


The Castaway Hotel: Next Generation Book 2 by Bill W; Book 11 of The Castaway Hotel


Promising Updates:


An Advent Calendar by aditus


Headstall's Reflections by Headstall


Morningstar: The Malaise by Headstall


Of Prophets, Saints and Sinners by AC Benus; Book 8 of Christmas at Famous-Barr


Tiger Winter by Sasha Distan


Don't forget.... Read, Write, and Review!

I'm glad to hear you're reading A Taste of Desire. Hope you enjoy it. :)

That's great news about the 'like's :D  It will be nice to not run out of them anymore!  Thanks for listening to us. :) 

Wow!!! That's a great news. And I liked this blog entry too... :P :gikkle:

Awesome news... all of it. I 'like' the more 'likes' especially!

Thank you so much for increasing our 'Likes'! That's wonderful news! :)

Unlimited Likes! Woohoo!!! :D

I must admit my frustration on seeing that ' You have reached...' any number of times and when exactly the 24hr time out would finish????      I guess I wasn't alone. Playing the devils' advocate, my only concern is that the ability to LIKE at will(so to speak) will decrease the value of a like. As long as we use them as before and not as merely an indicator of having read the chapter, post or seen the picture. A like should still always mean that we really liked something. I enjoy giving a well deserved like. I enjoy receiving likes for something I did(if it was notable).


A like, should be a bonus, not something that is felt to be due. Otherwise they will just be numbers without any real value or meaning, EBGOs (everybody/thing  gets one).


Just my thoughts


I'm glad to hear you're reading A Taste of Desire. Hope you enjoy it. :)

Just read the Prologue, and Tim, I can see why you love A Taste of Desire. :D Off to read the next chapter!

Just read the Prologue, and Tim, I can see why you love A Taste of Desire. :D Off to read the next chapter!


LOL, Drew - I hope you'll forget about the spoiler and focus on the slowly developing story of Matt and his friends. I look forward to reading your reviews.

I'm glad to hear you're reading A Taste of Desire. Hope you enjoy it. :)

So do I! Thanks Wildone, Tim and Drew