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February 9th, 2006 at 04:52am
I know the rules of the stories say that you have to use spell-check and stuff, but I don't they're being strict enough. A lot of the stories have really bad grammar and sometimes no punctuation. Its like "Wow, that character can say a lot in one breath with stopping a sentence or pausing in the middle." A lot of the stories have really good story lines, but you feel like you'd rather die than try and figure out the sentences.

Also, some of the stories with awesome storylines have really bad writers. I'm not that great of a writer myself, but these people are so awful at putting in descriptions or putting a link between one paragraph and the next. but then, how would they improve if they never practice. but then again, how will they improve if people never put contructive critisicm in their comments. just "its awesome." or "cool." some writers need no critisicm (like the writer of Violence of the Summer.) but others need a lot.

anyone agree with me, or am i just a lone weirdo?
CristhyneS
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Mibba
February 9th, 2006 at 06:28pm
I agree...
HavingAGreenDay
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Mibba
February 9th, 2006 at 06:31pm
CristhyneS:
I agree...
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Mibba
February 9th, 2006 at 06:38pm
Yeah... and we're story editors.... gotta get the others editors to work hard....

By thw way, could I get links to the stories that have really bad grammar and puntuation?
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February 9th, 2006 at 06:59pm
CristhyneS:
Yeah... and we're story editors.... gotta get the others editors to work hard....

By thw way, could I get links to the stories that have really bad grammar and puntuation?
Darn editors. They need to stop being so lazy. I run into this all the time with different stories. Sometimes I even check back to see who edited it. Azdaja
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February 10th, 2006 at 06:35am
Thank you. See? We need to gang up on the editors and make them feel uncomfortable until they realize that some of the writers are just too crappy to be considered. Snooty
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February 10th, 2006 at 11:37am
HavingAGreenDay:
CristhyneS:
Yeah... and we're story editors.... gotta get the others editors to work hard....

By thw way, could I get links to the stories that have really bad grammar and puntuation?
Darn editors. They need to stop being so lazy. I run into this all the time with different stories. Sometimes I even check back to see who edited it. Azdaja


Stop being so lazy? Stop being so lazy because they spend a good portion of their week doing a voluntary job which none of you others are good enough to do? Stop being so lazy because they have to get through hundreds of stories a week? Stop being so lazy because they have their own lives? Jesus Christ, you people are so ungrateful, yeah, the story editors aren't perfect but I can assure you, some of that stuff in the little editing bit does make you very close to suicide. Why don't you try helping out and quit your whining? It's all very well to say oh yeah, the editors are being lazty, but hey, at least they're getting off their asses and helping with the running of this site. And the comment about some writers are too crappy to even be considered, well that's your opinion. How would it be if we stopped one of your stories because we thought it was too crappy to be considered?

Now, my message to you, stfu and be grateful!

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February 10th, 2006 at 01:17pm
Flaming Phalanges!:
HavingAGreenDay:
CristhyneS:
Yeah... and we're story editors.... gotta get the others editors to work hard....

By thw way, could I get links to the stories that have really bad grammar and puntuation?
Darn editors. They need to stop being so lazy. I run into this all the time with different stories. Sometimes I even check back to see who edited it. Azdaja


Stop being so lazy? Stop being so lazy because they spend a good portion of their week doing a voluntary job which none of you others are good enough to do? Stop being so lazy because they have to get through hundreds of stories a week? Stop being so lazy because they have their own lives? Jesus Christ, you people are so ungrateful, yeah, the story editors aren't perfect but I can assure you, some of that stuff in the little editing bit does make you very close to suicide. Why don't you try helping out and quit your whining? It's all very well to say oh yeah, the editors are being lazty, but hey, at least they're getting off their asses and helping with the running of this site. And the comment about some writers are too crappy to even be considered, well that's your opinion. How would it be if we stopped one of your stories because we thought it was too crappy to be considered?

Now, my message to you, stfu and be grateful!

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Actually CristhyneS and I are Story Admin. Rolling Eyes

We're agreeing with reason. Don't tell me to stfu!
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February 10th, 2006 at 02:37pm
HavingAGreenDay:
Actually CristhyneS and I are Story Admin. Rolling Eyes

We're agreeing with reason. Don't tell me to stfu!

Rolling eyes doesn't help anything...Emoticons are the last garrison of an uncreative mind. This thing is just going to escalate, now...

As a point of information, I believe all story editors do a good job (not just the new ones). Also, I'd like to put forward a question; what would you rather have?

An awfully punctuated story with no capital letters etc, but a brilliant plot?

Or a perfectly punctuated stroy with a bland and dull synopsis?

I, as a reader, would prefer the former. We sometimes loose sight of what is really important, don't we?
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February 10th, 2006 at 02:44pm
Bloodraine:
HavingAGreenDay:
Actually CristhyneS and I are Story Admin. Rolling Eyes

We're agreeing with reason. Don't tell me to stfu!

Rolling eyes doesn't help anything...Emoticons are the last garrison of an uncreative mind. This thing is just going to escalate, now...

As a point of information, I believe all story editors do a good job (not just the new ones). Also, I'd like to put forward a question; what would you rather have?

An awfully punctuated story with no capital letters etc, but a brilliant plot?

Or a perfectly punctuated stroy with a bland and dull synopsis?

I, as a reader, would prefer the former. We sometimes loose sight of what is really important, don't we?
I think my eye roll was deserved, since I was just told to stfu. I agree with you, but the editors really should try harder.
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February 10th, 2006 at 02:46pm
And it won't escalate into anything, because I'm refusing to fight about it.
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February 10th, 2006 at 02:48pm
HavingAGreenDay:
I think my eye roll was deserved, since I was just told to stfu. I agree with you, but the editors really should try harder.

The thing is...You haven't been editing all that long, have you?

Say, if you've been doing it for a year or something, you're bound to get a bit bored of it, and not try as hard as someone who is fairly new to the job and eager to work hard.
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February 10th, 2006 at 02:50pm
Bloodraine:
HavingAGreenDay:
I think my eye roll was deserved, since I was just told to stfu. I agree with you, but the editors really should try harder.

The thing is...You haven't been editing all that long, have you?

Say, if you've been doing it for a year or something, you're bound to get a bit bored of it, and not try as hard as someone who is fairly new to the job and eager to work hard.
I've been doing it for almost a month and a half. That's plenty amount of time to get bored of it. I'm not about to get bored of it, because writing and such is a very important part of my life.
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February 10th, 2006 at 02:55pm
HavingAGreenDay:
I've been doing it for almost a month and a half. That's plenty amount of time to get bored of it. I'm not about to get bored of it, because writing and such is a very important part of my life.

A month and a half is not much...I have relatives who have been doing the same job for 60 years.

Trust me. I'll come back to you next February (if you haven't left GSB by then). I'll write a memo or something to remind me...and I'm going to ask you if you're still as enthusiastic, eager and ready to work as you were on your first day of editing. Cool

Either that, or some very experienced story editor around here will maybe back me up.
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February 10th, 2006 at 03:05pm
Bloodraine:
HavingAGreenDay:
I've been doing it for almost a month and a half. That's plenty amount of time to get bored of it. I'm not about to get bored of it, because writing and such is a very important part of my life.

A month and a half is not much...I have relatives who have been doing the same job for 60 years.

Trust me. I'll come back to you next February (if you haven't left GSB by then). I'll write a memo or something to remind me...and I'm going to ask you if you're still as enthusiastic, eager and ready to work as you were on your first day of editing. Cool

Either that, or some very experienced story editor around here will maybe back me up.
Trust me Bloodraine, writing is my life... I wrote a book when I was in grade 4. If I'm not editing stories on GSB in a years time, it's because I'm a millionaire best-selling author.

But heck... Even then I'd still want to be an editor. And I don't want to leave this site, I love it here. I have lots of good friends and such.

I don't need to defend myself, over something that doesn't require defending though. I am always enthusiastic about writing, so there's no question about whether I will be or not in one year.
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February 10th, 2006 at 03:25pm
HavingAGreenDay:
Trust me Bloodraine, writing is my life... I wrote a book when I was in grade 4. If I'm not editing stories on GSB in a years time, it's because I'm a millionaire best-selling author.

But heck... Even then I'd still want to be an editor. And I don't want to leave this site, I love it here. I have lots of good friends and such.

I don't need to defend myself, over something that doesn't require defending though. I am always enthusiastic about writing, so there's no question about whether I will be or not in one year.

'The important thing is not to stop questioning'...(Einstein)

See, there will come a time when things will change, for you. It would be silly to think you'll always be as passionate about a certain subject. So yeah, I hope you do become an author (even though that's not how it happens in the real world), but the fact of the matter is; none of the story editors have to try harder, because they all put a lot of effort in. So this is really a case-closed.
CristhyneS
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Mibba
February 10th, 2006 at 03:28pm
Bloodraine:
HavingAGreenDay:
Actually CristhyneS and I are Story Admin. Rolling Eyes

We're agreeing with reason. Don't tell me to stfu!

Rolling eyes doesn't help anything...Emoticons are the last garrison of an uncreative mind. This thing is just going to escalate, now...

As a point of information, I believe all story editors do a good job (not just the new ones). Also, I'd like to put forward a question; what would you rather have?

An awfully punctuated story with no capital letters etc, but a brilliant plot?

Or a perfectly punctuated stroy with a bland and dull synopsis?

I, as a reader, would prefer the former. We sometimes loose sight of what is really important, don't we?


Of course I'd rather the one with no puntuaction and a good story line, both, as a reader and as an editor, because that story I could fix and make it look good... Isn't it a waste to have a well thought story, with an awesome story line with tons of errors, a terrible puntuation and lack of paragraphing? I'm not saying the stories should be perfect, I'm just saying that the shouldn't be so fucked up. There are stories that aren't even being touched by the editors I once found a story POSTED on the site that had this: [code:1][i] [/i][/code] For italics instead of this: <i> </i>.

I'd post a link to it if it wasn't because I edited that as soon as I read that, anyways, the story was The Innocent Can't Never Last, by Spike.
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February 10th, 2006 at 03:29pm
Bloodraine:
HavingAGreenDay:
Trust me Bloodraine, writing is my life... I wrote a book when I was in grade 4. If I'm not editing stories on GSB in a years time, it's because I'm a millionaire best-selling author.

But heck... Even then I'd still want to be an editor. And I don't want to leave this site, I love it here. I have lots of good friends and such.

I don't need to defend myself, over something that doesn't require defending though. I am always enthusiastic about writing, so there's no question about whether I will be or not in one year.

'The important thing is not to stop questioning'...(Einstein)

See, there will come a time when things will change, for you. It would be silly to think you'll always be as passionate about a certain subject. So yeah, I hope you do become an author (even though that's not how it happens in the real world), but the fact of the matter is; none of the story editors have to try harder, because they all put a lot of effort in. So this is really a case-closed.
I realize they all put a lot of effort in. But many of them are authorizing stories they haven't even been touched, and it is quite obvious. This isn't my thread or my complaint anyways to be discussing this with you.

And no, I will never tire of writing. It's something I'm great at, and I highly enjoy. So don't tell me I will change. You don't know me to be saying that. Case-closed.
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February 10th, 2006 at 03:31pm
CristhyneS:
Bloodraine:
HavingAGreenDay:
Actually CristhyneS and I are Story Admin. Rolling Eyes

We're agreeing with reason. Don't tell me to stfu!

Rolling eyes doesn't help anything...Emoticons are the last garrison of an uncreative mind. This thing is just going to escalate, now...

As a point of information, I believe all story editors do a good job (not just the new ones). Also, I'd like to put forward a question; what would you rather have?

An awfully punctuated story with no capital letters etc, but a brilliant plot?

Or a perfectly punctuated stroy with a bland and dull synopsis?

I, as a reader, would prefer the former. We sometimes loose sight of what is really important, don't we?


Of course I'd rather the one with no puntuaction and a good story line, both, as a reader and as an editor, because that story I could fix and make it look good... Isn't it a waste to have a well thought story, with an awesome story line with tons of errors, a terrible puntuation and lack of paragraphing? I'm not saying the stories should be perfect, I'm just saying that the shouldn't be so fucked up. There are stories that aren't even being touched by the editors I once found a story POSTED on the site that had this: [code:1][i] [/i][/code] For italics instead of this: <i> </i>.

I'd post a link to it if it wasn't because I edited that as soon as I read that, anyways, the story was The Innocent Can't Never Last, by Spike.
Yes you showed me that story. That is the kind of thing I am talking about. We don't mean editing stories until they are perfect. We just mean actually editing them...
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February 10th, 2006 at 03:35pm
HavingAGreenDay:
And no, I will never tire of writing. It's something I'm great at, and I highly enjoy. So don't tell me I will change. You don't know me to be saying that. Case-closed.

My, my, Mademoiselle. You do have a high opinion of yourself. I mean, I'd love to say I had the confidence to tell you all what a fantastically talented young writer I am, what a great career in journalism I will have when I'm older, and how brilliant I am in general.

But the fact is, well, there is no fact. There is only my opinion. To conclude, only the foolish may attempt predict the future. To assume that in this unplanned, unwritten future, there will be no change, no break, no difference, is most naive. I do like to get philosphical once in a while, don't you? Wink
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