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A thought came to mind for here
« on: April 11, 2014, 04:37:04 AM »
So, I was browsing TVTropes for a short bit, when I came across a thread on their forums. Given that it's a thread about fanfic authors and what they do with their writing, I decided to share my post in the thread in question, which you can find here.

Now... anyone have any thoughts about the topic of this thread and how it can apply to us here?

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Re: A thought came to mind for here
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 01:46:20 PM »
I think this thread would probably do better if you gave it a title that related to the actual topic. Otherwise people will have no idea where to look....

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Re: A thought came to mind for here
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 01:51:18 PM »
Ignore TVTtropes and just post your thoughts here. TVTropes are bad, and their license means they co-own anything you post there.

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Re: A thought came to mind for here
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 06:04:15 PM »
...wait. They have such a license?

News to me.

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Re: A thought came to mind for here
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2014, 06:07:06 PM »
Do not complain openly about it because the staff will get butthurt and permaban you.

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Re: A thought came to mind for here
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2014, 06:08:40 PM »
...speaking from experience?

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Re: A thought came to mind for here
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2014, 06:10:47 PM »
Yes. But nothing of value was lost. I already switched to other sites at that time.

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Re: A thought came to mind for here
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2014, 06:31:19 PM »
Erm... okay.

Er, gonna need to change the name of the thread shortly, hold on a bit.

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Re: A thought came to mind for here
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2014, 06:33:02 PM »
Do not complain openly about it because the staff will get butthurt and permaban you.

Well, if you're lucky then they might permaban the wrong account, and then accuse you of sockpuppeting a year later....

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Re: A thought came to mind for here
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2014, 06:34:59 PM »
I remember reading about that earlier... that sucks.

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Re: A thought came to mind for here
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2014, 06:39:36 PM »
Not really, when they established what they had done, they just undid the ban on the basis that, well, it was a year ago and I'd not done anything wrong since then. If they'd not made that mistake I'd have been banned.

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Re: A thought came to mind for here
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2014, 06:41:30 PM »
Right. I see what you mean.

...how did this get to be a topic about TVTropes in general?

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Re: A thought came to mind for here
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2014, 06:44:36 PM »
The magic of eroge foras.

BTW, they are so paranoid about sockpuppeting because pmwiki sucks in comparison to vbulletin coding and they cannot detect sockpuppeting as readily as vbulletin or the coding
on which this forum is based. It is really a mess even though Gus aka FastEddy is supposed to be a coder in real life.

But as for any advice on fanfiction, if you want, ask Elf, she is really good, in my opinion.
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Re: A thought came to mind for here
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2014, 06:47:58 PM »
...right. I see now.

Anyway, Cherry, if you could please lock this? I don't want the forum to be cluttered by talking about TVTropes here.

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Re: A thought came to mind for here
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2014, 06:51:30 PM »
The magic of eroge foras.

BTW, they are so paranoid about sockpuppeting because pmwiki sucks in comparison to vbulletin coding and they cannot detect sockpuppeting as readily as vbulletin or the coding
on which this forum is based. It is really a mess even though Gus aka FastEddy is supposed to be a coder in real life.

But as for any advice on fanfiction, if you want, ask Elf, she is really good, in my opinion.

Well, from their viewpoint I was "sockpuppeting", in that I had an account when I was meant to be banned. It's just that it happened because of their cock-up and not because of me intentionally ban-evading.

...right. I see now.

Anyway, Cherry, if you could please lock this? I don't want the forum to be cluttered by talking about TVTropes here.

OK, sure.