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deleting a story

jefrut

can I delete a story or at least edit it after its been posted

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@jefrut

yesx and yes.

To edit a story after you post it you simply make the change you want to your base file and upload it to the Wizard as per normal. Watch the screens as it has options where you can select which chapter you want to replace.

http://storiesonline.net/h/22/how-do-i-edit-the-text-of-an-already-posted-story

To delete a story you e-mail the web master and ask for it to be deleted.

http://storiesonline.net/h/20/how-do-i-delete-some-or-all-my-stories-from-the-site

the site FAQ is always a good place to start with these things.

http://storiesonline.net/help/Author_Help_FAQ

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Ernest Bywater

In general, deleting an entire story is something rarely done. I revised an entire series, and went to the labor of taking down the previous story and reposting the revision as a completely new story. For all the work, it wasn't a success. My download numbers dropped by a full third (from 6,000 per chapters down to only 4,000). It also alienated several readers, who never returned to my stories.

The only times I'd recommend deleting stories are:
1) When you've given up writing porn and no longer want to be associated with being a pornographer,
2) When you finally get sick of owning dozens of yellow-flag Abandoned stories, or
3) You're pissed off at the site and no longer want your hard work to benefit anyone else.

Otherwise, it's just not a good idea.

However, the problem with reposting a story is that there's no way as flagging it as new, or highlighting that the entire story is changed and is noticeably different in size. (I suggest putting that into the story description and blog).

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Crumbly Writer

However, the problem with reposting a story is that there's no way as flagging it as new, or highlighting that the entire story is changed and is noticeably different in size. (I suggest putting that into the story description and blog).


That's not true. If a story is completely re-written and the author mentions it, we'll flag it as updated. If its size changes significantly, we also flag it.

But if the author changes a thing here and a thing there, then we don't.

We just need to notice somehow, either by size difference or by notice from the author that the change is significant and then we'll flag it and it will show up in the updated stories/serials page.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

That's not true. If a story is completely re-written and the author mentions it, we'll flag it as updated. If its size changes significantly, we also flag it.

But if the author changes a thing here and a thing there, then we don't.

Thanks, Lazeez. I'll keep that in mind for next time.

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