Wednesday, March 9, 2011
700k News post!
Blog News time!
I'm adding a sad tag, since everyone wants it. I don't really have the memory required to go back and relabel everything right now, but if you guys email me stories you think need it, I'll start changing them from "Normal" and "Grimdark" to "Sad", the same way I have been with emails for Star tags and Author tags. I wish I set this up when I was relabeling everything with stars.
Star Tags are....weird right now. I think people are scared to vote below a 4 or something. I might axe the entire system, but at least the majority of 5 star stories are good. It's filtering some of the less amazing stories out. I've checked other fic websites, and they seem to suffer from the same problems. Either people don't vote at all, or they are all 5's. I am not sure how to combat this other than ask you guys to vote honestly. It's anonymous, so you shouldn't worry too much about insulting someone.
Quality Control #2
I am getting piles of emails now with some of the most random and strange fics ever, more so than usual. I don't want to completely flood the blog with these, and some of them really are just straight up awful (I had a dirty diaper fic earlier...) All I can ask is that you guys be somewhat reasonable... If you wrote a fic in 5 minutes it's probably not something that needs to be added.
I might add a 500 word requirement or something later on, mainly because people seem to really like taking advantage of the new "bump on update" system. I've received a few stories that were literally just an introduction today, and one that just straight up stopped in the middle, with a promise to continue later.
Also please proofread. I don't have time to dig through all of them. The best fics on the blog are the ones that authors took a lot of time with, even if the star system isn't accurately reflecting that.
Interview with Daniel Ingram
This is actually really exciting. I got an email from Tekaramity a while ago giving me some info he received after talking with Mr. Ingram, and we both agreed that it might be in our best interest not to publish it, just in case it was too much. An hour later I get another email saying Daniel is willing to do an interview for Equestria Daily. It will not be a live interview, and I agreed to let Tekaramity do the actual question asking, but as you have seen from THIS post, we are using questions from the community as a whole for it. Obviously we won't have time for all of them, but we are choosing ~15 of the most-interesting ones for it.
That's it for this one! See yah again at 900k!