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Danand
Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2011 10:32:16 PM

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Is this possible?

I do not want to break any site protocols and can't find anything on this specifically. I even asked Mobius and he said he wasn't sure, unless I deleted the whole story and resubmitted an edited version of it. But then I would lose some lovely comments and I want to keep them.


I have noted some minor, but unfortunately placed typos in more than one of my published stories and one or two glaring errors of continuity. I would like to fix these flaws because, well because I'm an anally retentive cow when it comes to the written word, really.


May I? Please?

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2011 11:14:41 PM

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Yeah...you can edit already approved stories...

Just try not to make it a habit, you'll annoy the mods...and I don't even want to tell you where that could lead...


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Danand
Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2011 11:30:07 PM

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Thank you.
Big Hugs

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DLizze
Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2011 11:33:45 PM

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@Dirty Martini - HEY! Watch it bucko! Yer steppin' on some mighty sensitive toes here! LOL (and all ecept mine and Stephs, might need some atttention, like licking and sucking and..... are you up for it? )

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scooter
Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2011 11:49:31 PM

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I was told; they still haven't found the last guy that re edited after being approveddontknow
Danand
Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2011 11:56:57 PM

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scooter wrote:
I was told; they still haven't found the last guy that re edited after being approveddontknow


laughing3 laughing3 laughing3

OK then . Bugger the typos. I'm leaving it.



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― P.J. O'Rourke
scooter
Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 12:51:06 AM

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I look at typo's as a writers mark in time.
I use them to mark my progress. With or even better, with out the help of a quality editor.
If I ever get my typo's down to the number zero, it would be my mark in history..

Good luck Danand
Danand
Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 12:59:17 AM

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scooter wrote:
I look at typo's as a writers mark in time.
I use them to mark my progress. With or even better, with out the help of a quality editor.
If I ever get my typo's down to the number zero, it would be my mark in history..

Good luck Danand


Silver linings, innit??

ETA: Here's hoping I don't eventually drown in my own typos.

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magnificent1rascal
Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 1:06:41 AM

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Go ahead and edit it, Danand, no one will be upset about it. The only thing you need to know is that when you edit a story, it won't be available for public viewing until it is re-approved, and right now there are quite a few stories already awaiting verification.

Maggie Rascal
Ruthie
Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 4:03:41 AM

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Some times what appear to be typos and bad grammar are literary devices. You should ask first.
naughtyannie
Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 4:55:01 AM

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Someone was kind enough to point out a silly error in my most recent story, which I wanted to change. I let the moderators know what I was doing (with an apology) and they were kind enough to put it back online quite quickly.

I always re-read mine before submitting them, but sometimes errors slip through. Another one that someone else spotted was when I had someone taking their bra off, when they had already done it once already!

My excuse was that I was getting carried away by the story...

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Michael
Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 5:04:36 AM

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When a mod receives a edited story approval are they aware what has been changed or must they re-verify the complete story from scratch?



Guest
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 3:44:48 AM

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CoopsRuthie wrote:
Some times what appear to be typos and bad grammar are literary devices. You should ask first.


Typos and bad grammar might be literary devices in the hands of competent writers, but when we moderators see them in stories and they do not come across as such, the story is sent back with a request for changes before it can be published here.

Stories that don't meet our standards are not published, and when stories are sent back for corrections, explanations and links to informative articles are supplied.
Guest
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 3:46:28 AM

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FtLMale wrote:
When a mod receives a edited story approval are they aware what has been changed or must they re-verify the complete story from scratch?



Yes, most of the time we can easily track what changes have been made and further review of the story is relatively simple. However there are times when it isn't simple and the entire story must be read from stem to stern before it can be approved again.
Ruthie
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 10:12:51 AM

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gypsymoth wrote:


Typos and bad grammar might be literary devices in the hands of competent writers, but when we moderators see them in stories and they do not come across as such, the story is sent back with a request for changes before it can be published here.

Stories that don't meet our standards are not published, and when stories are sent back for corrections, explanations and links to informative articles are supplied.


But the key thing is that they are sent back for correction. The writer has a chance to make their case for the misspelling or grammatical error. That's different than just going to someone's story and changing things you believe are wrong.
DirtyMartini
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 10:31:02 AM

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FtLMale wrote:
When a mod receives a edited story approval are they aware what has been changed or must they re-verify the complete story from scratch?



The changes an author makes to a story are highlighted, so a mod doesn't have to re-read the whole story...

That said, it still takes time to look over the document and view the changes...out of courtesy, I know I wouldn't send back a story for one minor error...if I was made aware of four or five say, that would be different...

Hey Scooter...I think I figured out a way you can get your error count down to zero...try submitting a blank page...

Just my...My 2 cents


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sprite
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 10:33:33 AM

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DirtyMartini wrote:


The changes an author makes to a story are highlighted, so a mod doesn't have to re-read the whole story...

That said, it still takes time to look over the document and view the changes...out of courtesy, I know I wouldn't send back a story for one minor error...if I was made aware of four or five say, that would be different...

Hey Scooter...I think I figured out a way you can get your error count down to zero...try submitting a blank page...

Just my...My 2 cents


I think we should be allowed to edit other people's stories. i bet i could make yours a lot shorter, Alan! *giggles and runs*

http://www.lushstories.com/stories/hardcore/west-coast-games-part-one-the-beach.aspx
DirtyMartini
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 10:48:58 AM

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HerRoyalSpriteness wrote:


I think we should be allowed to edit other people's stories. i bet i could make yours a lot shorter, Alan! *giggles and runs*


You know Rachel, that is a great idea...hmmm, since I am a moderator over on the blue site I could do that...

Tell you what...you go check out your stories later and tell me what you think of the results...deal?


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magnificent1rascal
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 11:15:24 AM

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CoopsRuthie wrote:
Some times what appear to be typos and bad grammar are literary devices. You should ask first.


Danand was asking about editing her own stories, not someone else's.

Maggie Rascal
sprite
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 11:48:28 AM

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DirtyMartini wrote:


You know Rachel, that is a great idea...hmmm, since I am a moderator over on the blue site I could do that...

Tell you what...you go check out your stories later and tell me what you think of the results...deal?


wow... i just got back from there... how did my novel get turned into flash fiction? you just are full of unexpected twists, Mr Martini!

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Ruthie
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 11:49:26 AM

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magnificent1rascal wrote:


Danand was asking about editing her own stories, not someone else's.




Guest
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 11:54:00 AM

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CoopsRuthie wrote:


But the key thing is that they are sent back for correction. The writer has a chance to make their case for the misspelling or grammatical error. That's different than just going to someone's story and changing things you believe are wrong.


Why do you think that is happening?

It isn't.

Please read what has been said here and integrate it before making inaccurate statements.

Thanks.

DirtyMartini
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 12:16:35 PM

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naughtyannie wrote:

I always re-read mine before submitting them, but sometimes errors slip through. Another one that someone else spotted was when I had someone taking their bra off, when they had already done it once already!



Lol...that's funny actually, and yeah, I would say send it back for that one...the point of this thread I believe is to not be abusive regarding sending stuff back for every little error...as much as some may strive for perfection, I would not recommend sending a story back because you noticed one comma out of place...

The subject has been brought up many times here before, but I am well aware that it is hard for an author to spot their own errors, I know I can't...

Your story reminds me of when "Is She Happier Without Me?" first posted here back in 2009...somehow, I had forgotten the name of the girl I was having sex with in the story about half way through, and the name changed along the way...

Wayne (xbob) was observant enough to point it out to me...and yes, I did send the story back...

I'm quite certain anyone who has been writing a while has some similar story to tell...a story about a story, if you will...happy8


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magnificent1rascal
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 12:33:13 PM

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CoopsRuthie wrote:




LOL! I love Emily Litella, and find myself saying the same thing on occasion.

Maggie Rascal
DirtyMartini
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 1:16:00 PM

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HerMostSpriteliness wrote:


wow... i just got back from there... how did my novel get turned into flash fiction? you just are full of unexpected twists, Mr Martini!


Hey...I did leave the title intact, at least on most of them...

I figured you'd thank me for freeing up all that extra space on your hard drive...happy8


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Ruthie
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 1:18:10 PM

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gypsymoth wrote:


Why do you think that is happening?

It isn't.

Please read what has been said here and integrate it before making inaccurate statements.

Thanks.



Sorry, I mis-read the original question.
Ruthie
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 1:21:51 PM

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Or, actually i misunderstood the original question.
Ruthie
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 1:31:44 PM

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confused5 I am easily confused.
DLizze
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 4:40:11 PM

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I have occasionally taken the liberty of making edits or corrections in stories, but I always make a point of telling the author what I did.

"There's only three tempos: slow, medium and fast. When you get between in the cracks, ain't nuthin' happenin'." Ben Webster
ArtMan
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 5:10:10 PM

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Yes you can re-edit your story. I corrected some misspellings that slipped by me on one story. My story was very soon re-posted and still had attached all of the comments and votes it had before.

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