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nicola
Posted: Friday, October 08, 2010 3:18:39 PM

Rank: Matriarch

Joined: 12/6/2006
Posts: 24,850
Location: Sydney, Australia
We have had 3 members this month delete their accounts for a variety of reasons, and then come back, expecting us to be here with open arms, ready to verify all their stories all over again.

The moderators have too much to do as it is, without having to verify the same stories over and over.

This is unfair to those who are submitting here for the first time, and to those who show our site and moderators respect. It increases the time it takes for us to verify their submissions.

Do you want this site to end up the way of others where you have to wait 10 days for a story to be verified? I know it takes this long, I submitted one of my own stories to a few "competitor" sites last month, and was appalled how long it typically took my submission to appear on site.

In summary, I am not going to verify any stories from members that delete their account and come back again, dumping their story collection on us. It is up to the other Moderators if they take the same tack, so think long and hard before deleting your account.

Nicola
nicola
Posted: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 3:55:22 AM

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Posts: 24,850
Location: Sydney, Australia
The same applies to deleting stories and then resubmitting them as "new", to try and presumably get more front page exposure (?).

We know which ones have been resubmitted, they are programmatically flagged, plus our Moderators have good memories. It's double handling and our volunteer editors are busy as it is. They will simply be deleted.
DirtyMartini
Posted: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 3:26:48 PM

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So what you're telling me Nicola is that I can't delete my account and then resubmit 101 stories the next day just for fun???
Damn, you really put a damper on my day...

Btw Nicola...everyone has a photographic memory...
Some just don't have film...


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Milik_Redman
Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 2:26:40 PM

Rank: Internet Philosopher

Joined: 8/14/2009
Posts: 3,703
Location: somewhere deep under the Earth, United States
My memory is flawless. I can remember how many periods were in the first story I read, I can remember....what were we talking about again?

Seriously, why does someone need to delete a free account? Don't do it unless you are sure you are not coming back.

“It is a great thing to know your vices.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero




http://www.lushstories.com/stories/cheating/a-trans-atlantic-affair.aspx
Lisa
Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2012 6:19:14 PM

Rank: Moderator

Joined: 3/3/2009
Posts: 5,073
Location: Victoria, Australia
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NymphWriter
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2012 12:18:54 PM

Rank: Story Verifier

Joined: 8/1/2012
Posts: 678
Location: Las Vegas, United States
It's one thing when you're re-submitting a story because an error got though (I've done this more than once and I do try hard to not bog the moderators down with this) and I will say I've been pleased with how quickly my stories are posted, or I'm told I need to fix something (case in point, I had a story that was too long & needed to be split) and once the split was done, I waned to link the two parts, and the first story they were tied to. Happily the mods did this quickly and now my stories have been read. Sure having "front page" notice is nice, but if a story is good, it will get read. I have friends and fans who share good stories with me and in turn, I do the same.

Isn't that why we get to "favorite" stories? I know that if I look at someone's profile page I'm more inclined to look at what they have "favorited" as well as what they write. I may not necessarily read them (depends on the genre) but I will at least consider them.

And I to post on other sites... but it's more because I was there first. Besides, there's nothing wrong with expanding your readership.

If I ever decide to delete my account, which I highly doubt I will, I won't be coming back.

NymphWriter
sprite
Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 4:20:27 PM

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Location: My Tower, United States
bump! fish
nicola
Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 5:26:01 PM

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Posts: 24,850
Location: Sydney, Australia
It's doubly irritating when we've spent hours and hours on someone's collection of work, editing as we've verified, and they then submit their original version, complete with all the mistakes we corrected the first time around.

I strongly suggest people download their own stories off lushstories (Account >> My Stories) after they've been approved, and then compare the verified version with their original. You'll then be able to see the edits made, and have (most likely), a better version than the one submitted.
sweet_as_candy
Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2013 11:34:31 PM

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russ32233
Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 1:42:13 PM

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Location: United Kingdom
Fair enough :) I couldn't agree more, why should people have to keep going over the same stuff again and again? I wouldn't want to do it at work and I know no one else would either
Guest
Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:07:52 PM

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Posts: 470,160
Does that go for "de-activating" the account as well..only to have that same person reactivate later on?
sprite
Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:12:22 PM

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illshowyou wrote:
Does that go for "de-activating" the account as well..only to have that same person reactivate later on?


deactivating doesn't remove your stories - we always suggest that those wishing to close accounts deactivate them instead of deleting them to avoid this issue. :)
Milik_Redman
Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:18:24 PM

Rank: Internet Philosopher

Joined: 8/14/2009
Posts: 3,703
Location: somewhere deep under the Earth, United States
nicola wrote:
It's doubly irritating when we've spent hours and hours on someone's collection of work, editing as we've verified, and they then submit their original version, complete with all the mistakes we corrected the first time around.

I strongly suggest people download their own stories off lushstories (Account >> My Stories) after they've been approved, and then compare the verified version with their original. You'll then be able to see the edits made, and have (most likely), a better version than the one submitted.


This. I in fact do this myself. All stories are moderated by the team, even those written by moderators. I often (always) find that mistakes are discovered by the verifier who goes over them. Sometimes they are sent back, more often minor stuff is corrected and then passed, but there always seems to be things I missed.

The fact is, it's very difficult to spot errors in your own stories, so the second pair of eyes is always a good thing. That's why the version that gets to the front page is usually better than the original.

Of course, this takes work, so please consider this carefully before hitting delete. I may just be a one way journey.

“It is a great thing to know your vices.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero




http://www.lushstories.com/stories/cheating/a-trans-atlantic-affair.aspx
kornslayer1
Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:33:35 PM

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I don't get why they would delete in the first place. Don't you want your stories to be for people to read? It's one thing if you just want some stories gone, but then you'd have to delete those individual stories. So, does this mean, these people deleted on a whim, and then regretted it? Well, if so, they should put a feature on here, that is just like facebook. Let it take two full weeks before it's permanently deleted.

Thanks for reading my posts, now go to my profile, and check out my stories.
If you have, thanks for reading. It's always appreciated. I know I don't have a Recommended read, or Editors choice, but I think you'll be happy with any story you choose. I write the way I write, and try my best.

sprite
Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:36:15 PM

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kornslayer1 wrote:
I don't get why they would delete in the first place. Don't you want your stories to be for people to read? It's one thing if you just want some stories gone, but then you'd have to delete those individual stories. So, does this mean, these people deleted on a whim, and then regretted it? Well, if so, they should put a feature on here, that is just like facebook. Let it take two full weeks before it's permanently deleted.


just to be clear, we're talking about people deleting their accounts, not their stories. :)
Guest
Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:37:25 PM

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sprite wrote:


deactivating doesn't remove your stories - we always suggest that those wishing to close accounts deactivate them instead of deleting them to avoid this issue. :)


you are absolutely right, I should have known that. Dumb question..thanks Sprite
asleep
Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:58:40 PM

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illshowyou wrote:


you are absolutely right, I should have known that. Dumb question..thanks Sprite


You have to get up REAL EARLY to get ahead of Miss Spriteness here. She
does have a photographic memory and PLENTY of film!!

(Hey Sprite...you owe me some cookies for that!!)

http://www.lushstories.com/stories/love-stories/exit-33-trust.aspx

kornslayer1
Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 4:54:43 PM

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sprite wrote:


just to be clear, we're talking about people deleting their accounts, not their stories. :)


I know, I was talking about their accounts. I don't understand why'd they delete, because the stories go out with the account.

Thanks for reading my posts, now go to my profile, and check out my stories.
If you have, thanks for reading. It's always appreciated. I know I don't have a Recommended read, or Editors choice, but I think you'll be happy with any story you choose. I write the way I write, and try my best.

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