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Deleting a story

Lurker1010

I have posted several stories at SOL and would like to take them down. I was looking at the manage stories area of the Author's page and can see how to repost the story but not how to take it down entirely. Am I missing something?

Ernest Bywater

@Lurker1010

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Switch Blayde

@Lurker1010

Am I missing something?


I believe only Lazeez can delete a story.

richardshagrin

Its one of his super powers. Able to leap tall manuscripts in a single bound. Faster than a speeding typist. Look, up on the screen, its a bird, its a plane, its Super Lazeez!

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@richardshagrin

I've deleted a series (three books) to replace it with a revised story consisting of five). Authors can't delete stories, but Lazeez will delete them for you.

By the way, I don't recommend removing stories to do a revision. It hurt my total downloads and readership, and generally isn't worth the effort. (It's better to simply revise the total story and have it all display at one time, rather than a chapter at a time.) Or better yet, work on improving future stories, rather than reworking older stories that won't return the time investment as much.

However, the best times to delete a file are:

1) When you want to remove the dreaded yellow-stripe abandoned story.
2) When an author gets pissed at SOL and yanks all his stories (probably why Lazeez prevents authors from deleting stories, since many authors would delete file one minute, then regret it the next)
3) Authors 'get religion', and no longer want to write particular types of stories (typically after they meet a new spouse).

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Crumbly Writer

3) Authors 'get religion', and no longer want to write particular types of stories (typically after they meet a new spouse).


One just gave this reason and yanked 286 stories!

Capt Zapp

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Yikes! Can you say who it was?

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Capt Zapp

Yikes! Can you say who it was?


Of course. The info is available to any premier member, so it's public.

It's Young Thinker.

Replies:   Bondi Beach
Crumbly Writer

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

One just gave this reason and yanked 286 stories!

That's why pseudonyms are so useful. When you meet a new cutie, and she convinces you that you need to 'clean up your act', you delete your recognized stories, but leave up all the kinky stuff for posterity.

Religion, who needs it when you write decent porn? Why do you think it's called the "little death", because orgasm is the closest you get to religious extacy while still being alive.

Poor Young Thinker, let's all pray for his soul. (and my God strike my body down now!)

Bondi Beach
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@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)


Of course. The info is available to any premier member, so it's public.

It's Young Thinker.


I'm not seeing any reference to Young Thinker or searching by titles to stories I already have. Where would I find that he's gone? EDIT: I mean, how would I know that Author X has pulled his stories? Where is the public information?

And, for the record. I'm sorry to hear this news. I like his stories.

bb

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)
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@Bondi Beach


I mean, how would I know that Author X has pulled his stories? Where is the public information?


In the library click on 'removed'.

samuelmichaels

@Bondi Beach

My Library -> Removed (on the left) gets you "Recently Deleted Stories".

samuelmichaels

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

In the late Barry click on 'removed'.


Auto-complete much? :-)

Bondi Beach
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@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)


In the library click on 'removed'.


Thanks

I'm guessing only an author I've had in my library appears in the Removed list, is that correct? I probably had at least one Young Thinker story in my library, but certainly not all the titles shown as removed.

bb

Dominions Son

@Bondi Beach

No, it's not just authors in you library, but it only shows things that were removed in the last month or so.

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Bondi Beach

I'm guessing only an author I've had in my library appears in the Removed list, is that correct? I probably had at least one Young Thinker story in my library, but certainly not all the titles shown as removed.


It shows the last 100 stories removed, whether they were in your library or not, and no consideration whether the author was in your library. Simply the last 100.

In this case, the list now is all Young thinker because he removed more than the limit.

Replies:   Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Got it, thanks. Discovering features I didn't know were there.

Cheers,
bb

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)
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@Bondi Beach


Got it, thanks. Discovering features I didn't know were there.


The site's functionality now is so vast that only few people could possibly know all of them. (For those who like stats, SOL's code base is around 15 MB of uncompressed code each and every line written by yours truly).

I always advise members/visitors to go through the 'My Account' page one link at a time to know what they can do, then for premier members go through the library one link at a time and check each and every line of the library's preferences.

Don't be afraid to explore. Some people are usually very surprised when they ask for a feature and get told where to find it as it's already available.

Too many people are afraid to explore or have the time (even though it's usually a time saver in the long run).

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

For those who like stats, SOL's code base is around 15 MB of uncompressed code each and every line written by yours truly


As a professional computer programmer, I just have to say: Impressive.

Replies:   samuelmichaels
samuelmichaels
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@Dominions Son

"For those who like stats, SOL's code base is around 15 MB of uncompressed code each and every line written by yours truly" -- Impressive.

Oh yes!

Replies:   richardshagrin
richardshagrin

@samuelmichaels

At eight bytes per word, that is not quite two million words. And there is no reason to believe that particular story is complete.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@richardshagrin

At eight bytes per word, that is not quite two million words. And there is no reason to believe that particular story is complete.


If it was at story, that would be a tough read. The Bible in plain text is ~ 1 MB

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Dominions Son

If it was at story, that would be a tough read. The Bible in plain text is ~ 1 MB

Poor Lazeez. No wonder he no longer has much time to write creatively anymore. (He got started highlighting his own stories, then started adding fellow authors before building it into a platform.)

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