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Is there no way to PM @CJtheSiteWizard anymore?

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She usually is only available for PM now if something needs to be escalated. If you have any questions or concerns, your best bet is to reach out to a mod.

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Just a question about what we’re allowed to post in the personal threads: can I put coding for story ads in the personal threads, so that when my replies to the Magical Library are deleted I can just copy-paste instead of retyping the whole thing? I won’t put links or book covers in it and store it using the “hide details” function

Yes that’s perfectly acceptable. :slight_smile:

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I don’t know why I’m getting every single msg of every thread! And I’m having problems to get my replies

It’s probably because you’re following users. Go to your profile preferences:


Then go to notifications on the left:

Then at the very bottom, double-check these settings. I recommend turning off the third one.
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If that’s not the case, you may need to double-check which categories you’re watching or if you’re getting notifications as a result of having interacted with a thread previously.

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Okay I’ll check!

Can I change my username?

Private message the moderator group @/moderators with the username you want and we’ll change it for you.

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Is there a specific account that is shared by the moderators that I have to PM or did you mean just any one moderator?

There’s a group called moderators. You can create a private message thread by typing out the group name and all the moderators will see it. Whoever is available will help.

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Thank you!

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No problem

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@CJtheSiteWizard Hey there, so we talk about the forum tag limit before, and I was content with the group tag for most of time, but for a certain post, I would rather tag everyone individually. This is for something like an attribution and honor for everyone, so it would be more appropriate and more appreciative if I can take my time to reward everyone one by one.

Here’s an example of the post that I was going to make:

(This link will direct you to the winner of the game, just scroll down to read them all)

Hey there! Thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately, that will not be possible. I understand that you want to make something special for the players, but we have to prioritize the overall safety of our forums over a one-use case. Your best bet would be to continue using these awesome blog posts, I’m sure the players will appreciate it just as much!

Cheers,
Mari :coolpineapple:

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We would rather post this on the forum rather than on the blog, and we would rather post this on the forum without tagging anyone rather than posting on the blog. No one would get the notification on the blog, and that place is not for socializing, as it’s instead just an archive.

Still, the tagging limitation is intended to prevent spam, am I correct? Then I don’t think it would change much if you just bump up the limit to 15 because that’s more enough for me to get everyone included, for now, at least. Beside, I only do this kind of post once every few months, so if you cannot permanently bump the limit, then try bumping it up for a day, and see if anything changed. Might be also a good experiment for the mods to see if your system is effective or not.

You could use the group tag when sharing the blog post link on the thread :slight_smile:

We do not personalize rules. Once made, they apply equally to the general forum population.

The system is effective in minimizing spam, which is our biggest concern on a forum with over 700 users. As you know, we are more than happy to listen to our members’ feedback, but please understand that matters of general forum safety are non-negotiable. That will be our final stance on the topic.

Have a great day,
Mari :coolpineapple:

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Hi, I have a question about sharing bits of your own writing and having someone rate it, or, getting feedback on just a paragraph instead of a whole chapter.

On Wattpad forums I remember there used to be many “share your…and rate” threads, but since moving here, I hardly see them. Personally, I don’t think I have the patience (?) to set one up. It’s a lot of responsibility to keep one going. One, meaning share your paragraph and rate the one above. Or share your first line, share dialogue, share two paragraphs, share funny paragraph, etc. If you set one up, you are kind of bound to that thread until it falls. Same goes for “share your cover and rate the one above” threads.

Anyway, since I don’t see any, I was wondering if that kind of content sharing is somehow banned? Or is it just that people don’t want that responsibility?

In the case that we are not allowed to set up such threads, or just no one wants to do them, if we want feedback on just a paragraph of our work, where can we post that?

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Hello there! Thanks for reaching out :slightly_smiling_face:

No, sharing short excerpts from your story is not banned, if fact, we encourage our members to work on their writing right here on the forums with their peers! There just haven’t been many of those types of “rate the ___ above” threads, but they are most definitely not banned!

You can do that in #writing-improvement! We’ve had quite a few people share bits and pieces of their stories, or entire scenes, in order to workshop them with fellow WackyWriters :blush: A good rule-of-thumb, though, is to not share overlong excerpts and to be very specific about what you need help with so that other users know what they’re getting into.

For more details, here is the relevant segment from the Code of Conduct:

Cheers,
Mari :coolpineapple:

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Not a question, but I do wanna thank you all for the good work you do. You really are a website that cares about its userbase, and you’re a fair team. You constantly reach out to us and make sure everything’s gucci, which is great. You actually listen to us, you take our opinions on board and are patient. Oh yeah, you also make good friends and have good banter.

So, please never change. Keep up the good work and stay awesome.

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