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DLP 5-Starred and Featured Authors C2

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by enembee, Aug 15, 2010.

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Should we expand the C2 to include non-HP stories?

  1. Yes

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  2. No, Create a New C2 for 5-Starred Non-HP Fics

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  3. No, Don't bother

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  4. No strong opinion

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  1. Photon

    Photon Order Member

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    What is rather poor custom, as library is much more useful in finding good stories (also via tools like filtered fanfiction).
     
  2. wordhammer

    wordhammer Dark Lord DLP Supporter

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    I think you're missing the 'and Featured Authors' part of the C2 definition. A certain subset of DLP members have a consistently enjoyable skill, such that any story that passes reasonable muster is considered worth a spot on the list. I can't say if this is a complete list, but I'd say the following authors have already earned their wings:

    NMB/enembee (it's his C2, but he's full worthy)
    Nonjon
    Joe/Joe6991
    Sesc/Serious Scribble
    jbern
    Silens Cursor
    Roarian/Morta's Priest
    Ruskbyte
    Shezza
    Big D on a Diet
    Nuhuh
    Jeram/Lord Jeram
    Tinn Tamm
    Taure (you can read the argument on this in previous thread entries)
    Matt Silver/Matt Silver 3k
    Voice of the Nephilim
    Amerision

    Not everything they write is gold, but it's automatically considered. Similarly, many other authors on DLP are not 'DLP featured authors', even if they have a story in the C2. Again, it's NMB's call if you want to argue the point.

    EDIT: Of course I was ninja'd, but I was busy being thorough.
     
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  3. dargon12

    dargon12 Squib

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    Taure are you ever going to finish lords of magic?
     
  4. Oz

    Oz For Zombie. Moderator DLP Supporter

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  5. Photon

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    @wordhammer (post #942)

    I was not asking for removal from C2, I was rather thinking that some of this stories may be submitted for review (for example I discovered this way that "An Unfound Door" is not in the Library). I did it with everything that I considered good enough, but other people may think that other stories are also of a sufficient quality.
     
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  6. Iztiak

    Iztiak Prisoner

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    Ah, an understandable mistake. An Unfound Door, like many other stories written on DLP, is in the WBA section, rather than the library itself.

    http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=20483
     
  7. Photon

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  8. Jeram

    Jeram Elder of Zion ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Taure never finishes anything; he just writes something new you wish he's continue.

    Speaking on topic, I'm not really unbiased, but I think we can be consistent and fair at the same time.
     
  9. Anarchy

    Anarchy Half-Blood Prince DLP Supporter

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    I honestly don't think some of the stories in the C2 would make it into the library today if there was an actual vote, such as Joe's Hero Trilogy, and some of those stories are in the WBA, such as 'Whatever Happened to Bromance' which is actually named 'Harry F'n Potter'.
     
  10. enembee

    enembee The Nicromancer DLP Supporter

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    As has been said a hundred times; if a story's library status drops below 5 someone only need point it out and it gets axed. If it's written by a 'Featured Author', then it belongs there regardless. This C2 primarily serves two functions: promoting excellent stories and promoting DLPer's work.

    I'm perfectly happy with the function it currently serves. Until someone raises a legitimate reason to change, it'll stay that way.
     
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  11. Photon

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    I would suggest cutoff lower than 4.5, otherwise we may have story that is added/removed multiple times.

    Eligible candidates for removal (<4.30 rating, not from enembee, Perspicacity, joe6991, nonjon, jbern, Lord Jeram, Matt Silver 3k, Voice of the Nephilim, Amerision, Morta's Priest, Ruskbyte, Shezza, Big D on a Diet, nuhuh, Tinn Tam, Taure, Don E. Delivery, TheAmazingtron 9000, Kmiila235, SeriousScribble, Silens Cursor):
    * A Serpent's Sacrifice by Gabilian have 4.13 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=5491
    * The Thief of Hogwarts by bluminous8 have 4.16 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=13968
    * Tête à tête With Tom by knuckz have 3.26 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=19164
    * Gentleman Usher of the Scarlet Rod by Heather Sinclair have 4.22 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=9881
    * The Tangibility of Magic by Jolly Rancher have 2.57 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=24
    * The Rise of the House of Rookwood by vlad the inhaler have 3.84 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=11708
    * In Reflection by vlad the inhaler have 4.12 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=11869
    * The Strangergod by EclecticParrot have 4.04 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=11881
    * The Chimera: More Snake than Lion by Apocalypso-33 have 4.23 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=1390

    I am unsure whatever vlad counts as "featured author".

    @wordhammer (post #942) - thanks for your list
     
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  12. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Gentleman Usher definitely deserves to stay, I think. Plus, Heather is one of us.

    One of us.
     
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  13. CleanRag

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    Weren't contest winners also included automatically?
     
  14. Photon

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    Heather Sinclair added to featured authors, more aggressive cut-off (4.4).

    <list removed, new and better will be posted once I will generate it>

    Is it enough to check https://forums.darklordpotter.net/forumdisplay.php?f=115 to find all contest winners?

    ---------- Post automerged 13-08-2013 at 00:55 ---------- Previous post was 12-08-2013 at 22:57 ----------

    Eligible candidates (winner of DLP contest):
    * Betrayal - see http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9095016/1/

    Eligible candidates for removal (<4.40 rating, not from enembee, Perspicacity, joe6991, nonjon, jbern, Lord Jeram, Matt Silver 3k, Voice of the Nephilim, Amerision, Morta's Priest, Ruskbyte, Shezza, Big D on a Diet, nuhuh, Tinn Tam, Taure, Don E. Delivery, TheAmazingtron 9000, Kmiila235, SeriousScribble, Silens Cursor, Heather Sinclair and not a DLP contest winner):
    * A Serpent's Sacrifice by Gabilian have 4.13 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=5491
    * The Thief of Hogwarts by bluminous8 have 4.16 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=13968
    * Every Boy Should Have A Dog by Rhapsody Belle have 4.35 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=12711
    * The Other Side of the Coin by Zennith6 have 4.37 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=16689
    * The Tangibility of Magic by Jolly Rancher have 2.57 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=24
    * The Rise of the House of Rookwood by vlad the inhaler have 3.84 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=11708
    * In Reflection by vlad the inhaler have 4.12 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=11869
    * The Strangergod by EclecticParrot have 4.04 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=11881
    * The Dimension Shift by Dream Red have 4.38 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=4467
    * The Chimera: More Snake than Lion by Apocalypso-33 have 4.23 points. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=1390

    Generated at 2013-08-13 05:52:45 UTC. Note that there are some expected false negatives due to a DLP bug reported here: https://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?p=650870#post650870
     
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  15. Klackerz

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    vlad, Jolly Rancher(Sree), Zennith and EclecticParrot(Andro) are all DLP members and imp they deserve to be in the community.
     
  16. Photon

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    Thanks klackerz! I also assumed that everybody with unrated stories is a "featured". It added CareOtters, OnTheImportanceOfLungs, AlbusPHolmes, WiseTomato, silentclock, Dark-Syaoran, LordAnarchy666, Shinysavage, Q11, Johnny Farrar, The Santi, Tehan.au, Rage Buddha, neren and Caliburn (fanfiction.net nicks).

    Eligible candidates for removal (<4.40 rating, not from enembee, Perspicacity, joe6991, nonjon, jbern, Lord Jeram, Matt Silver 3k, Voice of the Nephilim, Amerision, Morta's Priest, Ruskbyte, Shezza, Big D on a Diet, nuhuh, Tinn Tam, Taure, Don E. Delivery, SeriousScribble, Silens Cursor, Heather Sinclair, EclecticParrot, Zennith6, vlad the inhaler, CareOtters, OnTheImportanceOfLungs, AlbusPHolmes, WiseTomato, silentclock, Dark-Syaoran, LordAnarchy666, Shinysavage, Q11, Johnny Farrar, The Santi, Tehan.au, Rage Buddha, neren, Caliburn, Jolly Rancher and not a DLP contest winner):
    * A Serpent's Sacrifice by Gabilian have 4.13 rating. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=5491
    * The Thief of Hogwarts by bluminous8 have 4.16 rating. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=13968
    * Every Boy Should Have A Dog by Rhapsody Belle have 4.35 rating. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=12711
    * The Dimension Shift by Dream Red have 4.38 rating. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=4467
    * The Chimera: More Snake than Lion by Apocalypso-33 have 4.23 rating. See http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=1390
     
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  17. Zennith

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    Been too long since I was a regular poster. Real like work and writing have gotten in the way, but I gotta say that I still go back and check to c2 every now and then, and I actually appreciate the work bulwersator is doing to keep standards up. Appreciate it, man. Makes me want to go back and start one of my old ideas :p
     
  18. Sauce Bauss

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    I know that bluminous8 is a DLP member, and Thief of Hogwarts is in WbA. Rhapsody Belle and Apocalypso-33 were also members at one point, though I'm not sure if they would qualify as DLP authors. To be fair, both works were written when they were active here, so it's debatable.

    Seconding Zennith's thanks, Bulwersator.
     
  19. Dark Minion

    Dark Minion Bright Henchman DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    This post documents the influence of DLP and especially enembee's C2:

    (follow up discussion in here please)
     
  20. Photon

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    It is less noticeable in three other also added stories but first is oneshot (way lower review rate) and two are abandoned (high chance that people will skip it). But in case of "Betrayal" also "spillover into my other stories" is easy to notice ("A Curse of Truth" received in 3 days the same amount of reviews as in previous 14 [or 24, going by number of different posters]).

    There are three new stories with five stars waiting in review board, this time I plan to measure also number of favourites.
     
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