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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2013 7:28:33 PM

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As the title suggests, what is the protocol for editing? For short edits, I know it is fine to edit within the box, but for longer edits, sometimes you don't want to edit online, for whatever reason - people poking you, messaging and other distractions, so you edit offline. When finished editing, do you copy and paste the story into the edit box, thus overwriting the old copy, or do you have to manually enter the edits in the box?
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2013 9:44:46 PM

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GingerKitty wrote:
As the title suggests, what is the protocol for editing? For short edits, I know it is fine to edit within the box, but for longer edits, sometimes you don't want to edit online, for whatever reason - people poking you, messaging and other distractions, so you edit offline. When finished editing, do you copy and paste the story into the edit box, thus overwriting the old copy, or do you have to manually enter the edits in the box?


you can just copy and paste, if you wish.

from a mods view, tho, here are the pros and cons. if your story was rejected and you edit it in the edit box, we can see exactly what's been edited - that makes it easier for us to review it and quicker for us to publish it after seeing the fixes. if you copy and paste, we pretty much have to treat it as a new story, making more work for us and taking longer to turn it around for you. not that we mind working hard, but it is something to consider. :)

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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 2:28:46 AM

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sprite wrote:


you can just copy and paste, if you wish.

from a mods view, tho, here are the pros and cons. if your story was rejected and you edit it in the edit box, we can see exactly what's been edited - that makes it easier for us to review it and quicker for us to publish it after seeing the fixes. if you copy and paste, we pretty much have to treat it as a new story, making more work for us and taking longer to turn it around for you. not that we mind working hard, but it is something to consider. :)


Thank you for sharing Rachel. Now we know. <3
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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 9:29:49 AM

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sprite wrote:


you can just copy and paste, if you wish.

from a mods view, tho, here are the pros and cons. if your story was rejected and you edit it in the edit box, we can see exactly what's been edited - that makes it easier for us to review it and quicker for us to publish it after seeing the fixes. if you copy and paste, we pretty much have to treat it as a new story, making more work for us and taking longer to turn it around for you. not that we mind working hard, but it is something to consider. :)


So either way is fine, but editing in the box is preferred. Thanks, I just wondered because it doesn't seem to be covered anywhere on the site, either in the forum or FAQ. I shall keep that in mind, thanks :)
StylisX
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:27:43 AM

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I'm a little curious, how does one become an editor on here?
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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:03:23 PM

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StylisX wrote:
I'm a little curious, how does one become an editor on here?


I will contact you privately to discuss. Generally, when looking for story moderators (if that is what you mean) we look for members with good writing skills illustrated in the forums and in writing, longevity of membership, and a few other things. Thank you for asking.






StylisX
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:58:43 PM

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Coco wrote:


I will contact you privately to discuss. Generally, when looking for story moderators (if that is what you mean) we look for members with good writing skills illustrated in the forums and in writing, longevity of membership, and a few other things. Thank you for asking.



Oh, sorry, I didn't mean I wanted to become one, I was just curious. I know I don't have the english literature skill required to do so.
Metilda
Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013 5:47:21 AM

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GingerKitty wrote:
As the title suggests, what is the protocol for editing? For short edits, I know it is fine to edit within the box, but for longer edits, sometimes you don't want to edit online, for whatever reason - people poking you, messaging and other distractions, so you edit offline. When finished editing, do you copy and paste the story into the edit box, thus overwriting the old copy, or do you have to manually enter the edits in the box?


I read the replies, good question.

I do both. It depends on how much needs to be edited. Sometimes, there are Lush only issues that happen when you save, extra words or a lost line. Glitches. These have to be dealt with in the edit box.

I use the edit box when it's minor.

However, sometimes I write when I'm tired and I really butcher it - fragments all over, sentences out of order. If this is the case then ill rewrite it on my computer.

sprite
Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013 10:46:58 AM

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Metilda wrote:


I read the replies, good question.

I do both. It depends on how much needs to be edited. Sometimes, there are Lush only issues that happen when you save, extra words or a lost line. Glitches. These have to be dealt with in the edit box.

I use the edit box when it's minor.

However, sometimes I write when I'm tired and I really butcher it - fragments all over, sentences out of order. If this is the case then ill rewrite it on my computer.


*nods* if it's minor things, mispellings (see what i did there? lol), a bit of grammar that needs fixing, yes, keeping it to the edit box really is appreciated - that said, if it's a larger overhaul, i usually do the same, i have to admit. :)

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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 6:13:20 PM

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Her Royal Spriteness wrote:


if your story was rejected and you edit it in the edit box, we can see exactly what's been edited - that makes it easier for us to review it and quicker for us to publish it after seeing the fixes. if you copy and paste, we pretty much have to treat it as a new story, making more work for us and taking longer to turn it around for you.


Actually, I copied and pasted a whole new thingy after editing in Word over on the blue site...and believe it or not, it shows the differences in blue and red, just like if I made the changes in the box...

Don't ask me if this happens all the time, it was a one time thing for me as one of my stories got extensively edited with the help of editor Rosemary J. Kind...and I posted the revised version over on SS...like I said, I have no clue if the changes are always tracked like that...I have to say, I was rather surprised though...dontknow



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