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Discussion in 'PatronusCharm' started by Lord Ravenclaw, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    Post some FAQ questions you'd like to see answered in the general FAQ or you had me answer previously.
     
  2. Jon

    Jon The Demon Mayor Admin DLP Supporter

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    "I posted a Slash story!! Why am I burning?//???"
     
  3. Lorelei of the Sea

    Lorelei of the Sea Unspeakable

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    These are some questions I think would be a good idea to have in the FAQs:

    What are the site's policies on smut and slash fiction?
    What are the slash and rating filters, and how do I adjust them?
    What are the site's quality control policies?
    Does the site have a forum?
    How do I change my name?

    And of course the standard troubleshooting/bug stuff.
     
  4. Jon

    Jon The Demon Mayor Admin DLP Supporter

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    Mine is more relevant. :(
     
  5. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    What is the Definition of Slash fiction?

    Definitely important.

    For example, is a slash story one in which the main character is gay?

    What if the main character is straight but there are gay background characters?

    What if the story is about Dumbledore, in which it's canon that he's gay?

    What if the main character is gay, but never acts on it or it's unrequited: he never gets any action, or even a boyfriend?
     
  6. Anlun

    Anlun Denarii Host

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    I think generic Fanfiction questions should make their way. I know when I started reading I had no idea what OoC and all that crap meant, and lets just say I learned what Lemon meant the wrong way....

    But things like

    "What is Slash?"
    "What is Shipping?"
    sound good to me

    And perhaps questions that emphasize the quality of Fics you want on the site. For example you can define shipping for what it is and mention the quality of ship you are seeking or something like that, so that readers can get the concept of fanfiction as well as the feel for what the site seeks.
     
  7. Spanks

    Spanks Minister of Magic

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    As it will be mostly known that the site is run by people from DLP, you may want to also be clear with people about things like Harry/Ginny, slash, crossovers, quality control, and all the other basic stuff.
     
  8. World

    World Oberstgruppenführer Moderator DLP Supporter

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    I'd say some technical questions are needed, e.g. "This or that feature doesn't work, what do I do?"
     
  9. Erotic Adventures of S

    Erotic Adventures of S Denarii Host

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    This wouldnt be a FAQ so much as a statement of what the site is.

    Maybe a page of what Patronuscharm is why you made it and what you hope to achive by it. In it you should include why almost all if not all slash is pretty much not accepted. Why you have impossed the standards you have. It should clearly explain why your site is different to the other sites and what sort of stories it will host. Kind of like an extended site greeting and explanation that everyone should read before joining.
     
  10. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    i.e. What is Patronus Charm?

    Will do.
     
  11. Link

    Link Order Member DLP Supporter

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    What if the main character is buttraped by his enemy; does that make him gay, thus the story becomes Slash?

    To stay on the topic, I think the FAQ should be more like a ToS page; we don't want PC to become another FF after all; slash are bad, but so are 90% of non-slash stories found on FFN.
     
  12. Kardikek

    Kardikek Groundskeeper

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    I have never ever read a fic where background gays in someway does not buttfuck main character gays. Authors tend to either make everyone on the planet flamboyantly gay or choose not to show any.

    Basically, a general all purpose slash filter is enough :p
     
  13. Kate

    Kate Elite Member DLP Supporter

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    It's sometimes used for humor. for example, in Jeconais' 'This Means War' Terry Boot try to seduce Malfoy and I think he succeeded, but no other character is gay.
     
  14. LuckyFelix

    LuckyFelix Seventh Year

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    Would it be possible to have a list of common HPFF terms and their meaning?

    I mean, the first several times I saw MWPP I thought to myself "Damn, there is a lot of Molly Weasley/Peter Pettigrew shipping."

    Of course, I soon realized it was Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot & Prongs. But I'm forever scarred by the notion of Molly Weasley and Peter Pettigrew.
     
  15. Erotic Adventures of S

    Erotic Adventures of S Denarii Host

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    Thats a good idea as I had that problem to.
     
  16. Mors

    Mors Denarii Host DLP Supporter

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    Same here. I didn't click any story with MWPP in their summaries for four or five months after coming to FFN. Just no.

    90% ? Are we talking about the same site here?
     
  17. Augurey

    Augurey Backtraced

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    I think lnky meant "90% of the non-slash stories are terrible" not "90% of the stories are non-slash and terrible."
     
  18. Guest_

    Guest_ Third Year

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    *** <-- his joke
    :confused: <-- your head
     
  19. Sol

    Sol High Inquisitor

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    Why is the animal in the banner an elk instead of a deer? :3
     
  20. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    Why exactly did you ask this here? This is for discussing questions to go on the FAQ.