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I have a few things swirling around in my brain that hopefully haven't been asked before (apologies if they have):

1. Firstly, i noticed an error when you highlight "write a new story" and the little text appears, it says "rwite a new story"

2. How about a drop down box that appears when you post a new story that let's you choose the privacy, maybe with 3 options: Solo Project, Anyone Can Add, Only People Listed in Guidance..... or something like that? I'm only saying this because sometimes when i read someone's work, i'd like to add something, but I am a bit cautious in case they are wanting to take it somewhere themselves, and this way everyone would know where they stand. I know i would post on more stories with this confidence.

3. Another small thing, but how about adding another box when writing a new story so it would show "Title" and then "Chapter name" as it would keep the formatting of the story a bit neater (and also help with your own profile when locating the first chapters of stories).

4. As we have ratings tables, i was thinking maybe we shouldn't be able to rate our own work, as some people will, and some people currently wont and it affects the overall ratings system. I personally don't rate my stuff because i want to see what other people think about my work, but if someone else is rating their stuff 5/5 every time, then they will get a big advantage in the tables. I guess it's just me and my competitiveness!

5.I think that's it :-)
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Nick Bouton, Founder

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1. Hah! Good catch. I've fixed that. :)

2. Groups will solve this problem, in terms of allowing specific lists of people to edit/add to stories - though I will likely have an option to toggle any story between "solo mode" and open to everyone, sooner than groups are released. Pulling the access list from the story guidance would actually be really difficult to implement without totally overhauling guidance, but groups will allow you to have only select people writing in your story.

3. I'll take that one under advisement. Looks like there are a couple of tweaks I need to make to how story titles are displayed. I think I have the architecture in place to support a separate story title from the first chapter's title, though it may break a few things. If you have any suggestions for specifically how you'd like to see this work, let me know in a separate feedback post or comment.

4. This has been debated for a while now, I'm going to leave the ratings alone for the time being, aside from adding a Bayesian average to help weight ratings so they can't be easily skewed. We'll go from there afterwards. :)

5. Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it!
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This makes me sound like a right nit picker... but i do think you're doing a brilliant job with the site (whihc is by far my favourite ever site on the net).

Thanks for all your awesomeness!
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Cheers, thanks! Glad you're all enjoying it, and thanks for the feedback.
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Ah - there's another typo. When you hover over the big Protagonize in the left corner it says: "protagonize: collaborativ story & creative fiction writing community"
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Thanks for catching that, Archi. All fixed now. :)