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Uh so hi. :wave:

This is awkward lol. I guess I’ll just dive right in. I’m Caitlin, but I’ve been going by CJ lately (it just seems easier lol). I’m 30, go by she/her pronouns. I’m a mom of a vivacious toddler and 4 fur babies. I live in Texas. I write paranormal/fantasy stuff and like to make character art and covers.

I guess maybe I owe a bit of backstory on why I decided to spin up this site. It’s a little long, so feel free to skip it lol.


I’ve been writing since way back when, and I’ve been a part of writing communities since around 2010. I was originally on a site called inkpop (we were called “inkies”), which was owned by HarperCollins. In 2011, inkpop was shut down by HarperCollins and sold to Figment. Thousands of writers were jarred and displaced by the change, and the merge never took. At the time, we all tried to stay in touch via social media, Facebook, the like, but eventually, we all drifted apart.

This was particularly painful for me because, like so many others, I am extremely introverted and made some of my best friends via inkpop. At the time, I did not possess the skillset to create something like this (though I tried) and I felt like, in some way, I’d let my community down. It was a wound that never really healed.

When it came to my attention that a host of writers had been similarly displaced, another community I’d become a part of, I said “not again.” Ten years of learning and experience gave me the skillset to spin up a forum server and, with the help of my fellow mods (who have been absolutely phenomenal, by the way. This literally would not have been possible without them), created this place. I write all this because I want you all to know why I felt moved to do this. In a way, I feel like I’m paying tribute to all those long lost inkies I couldn’t help way back when, and this kinda makes up for it, just a little. :heart:

If you see something broken around here, please let me know - I’m doing my best to make sure everything runs smoothly. If you’d like a feature implemented, let me know that too, and I’ll see what I can do. I’m always open to suggestions and feedback, so please don’t be afraid to reach out to me. I promise I don’t bite. :joy:

I’m CJ and this was my Ted Talk. :v:


Hi Everyone! I’m Bella (also known as @-cristalflores) I’m 20 (Gradually feeling older by the minute :joy:)! You’ll see me mostly in the Graphic Request thread in The Designers as I am a Graphic Designer in training. But when I’m not designing, I am writing Fanfictions! I am very passionate about equality and societal issues so if anyone is up for a discussion, include me in! I’m here to make sure that all of you are happy, and feel safe. So if by any means, you have any concerns or questions — please do ask us! We will do our very best to help you! Much love


Hi, I’m @JJJ000YYY best known as Joy!

My pronouns are she/her and I am almost 22 but I will forget my age as I’m bad with numbers in general. Seriously, do not ask me to math, I will mess up. I’ve been writing online for nearly 8 years and have been forum going for like 6-7 of them. I also am part of a club that supports small writers called Rising-Up so if you see me randomly talking on the dedicated thread, it’s because of that. I recently completed my fourth year of film studies so films are cool. I’m also on Tapas and I write stuff there as well. I too play the videogames but it’s mostly Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Videogames is very new to me.

Uhhh, I think that’s all. If you’d like to know me more I’ll be around on these threads chatting


Hey y’all! I’m Tanya3231 (obviously not my real name because, ya know, numbers lol), but I do answer to Tanya and T. I’m 24, go by she/her/hers pronouns, and have been writing since I was young, maybe 12 or so. Writing-wise, I’m currently uploading one of my many decade-long works to a few sites that y’all can find in my bio if interested.

SIDE NOTE: I LOVE THE SIMS! SIMS IS LOVE, SIMS IS LIFE. My motto is Sims, school, sleep, repeat! I especially love Sims 3 and Sims 4. If I’m not writing then I’m playing Sims, or petting my guinea pigs, Pumpkin and Cherry. :blush:

Also, possibly eating… :grapes: :watermelon: :pineapple: :cherries: :apple: :pear: :pretzel: :croissant: :pizza: :fries: :hamburger: :bacon: :poultry_leg: :popcorn: :doughnut: :cookie: :birthday: :chocolate_bar:


[FAQ soon]

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Ask away!

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hi! XD

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after a flagged post was dismissed, can you still see that it was once flagged?

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From what I know, it should disappear once it is dismissed. We may have to figure it out more since we haven’t had many flagging situations yet

ah alright, I understand

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I am unable to post the link of my story here
Any solution ?


(I’m not from the team)
That maybe due to the trust levels :smile:
You need to be here for some more time before you are able to post links here!


Ok thank you


Glad I can help!
More information about it Here

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Not sure if this is the right thread or not but let me shows my gratitude to the mods here.

@astrophile Lumi god bless you and everyone that made this forum… :pray:

Everyone was so devastated about what happened and this feels like a ray of sunlight after three whole days of darkness and depression when we lose our place to call home…

For real, the forum looks bona fide smooth goodness. Still glitchy but it works, and I feel at home here, so this might be a new forum for me to call home, if the old forum isn’t returning.

I plan to rebuild EBG here if that’s allowed? I don’t see the “Character and Story Games” section like in the previous forum, so I’m not sure if EBG will have a place here. I want to ask this now in case any of the mods will have an objection or suggestion of my plan before I try doing it.

I was trying to do it in NaNoWriMo but their lack of coding function and (what seems to be) automated image resizing is killing me, so I don’t think that EBG will work there. Meanwhile, this forum that everyone made here have all the coding for my need, and it works wonderfully.

All that’s left is for me to receive the grace of the mods… Because I really don’t want to be a trouble to this little community, considering that I uhh… I made like, one EBG thread every two months, sometimes multiple threads per months. I’m afraid it will eat the forum bandwidth? Hopefully not, but I want to ask here now to all the mods in case they have a problem.

Once more, thank you everyone that made this forum. I am deeply grateful. :slight_smile:


Hey there! The forums are really new to us so we don’t know how we’ll approach moderating bigger game threads so it might be best to hold onto that thread for now. Once everything becomes more settled we can revisit this idea but right now it’s taking one step at a time.

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Understandable and reasonable. Thank you very much for considering my idea. I will be sure to hang around and keep in touch with this community and watch it grow. :slight_smile:

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We hope to see you around!

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Questions about flagging mods (from another topic)


We have not considered an appeals process, but we can take it under advisement in the future.


Completely out of curiosity, who wrote the program for this forum? It’s brilliant

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The forum is Discourse, which is opensource (free) forum software that you can install on a server if you know how. Wattpad used the same thing, but probably hired Discourse to manage their server for them.

But as for this site, hi :wave: I think you’re looking for me lol.