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[NN] The Guardian of Forever
« on: February 07, 2008, 01:13:56 PM »
Since we're about a week away from opening the website to the public, I thought I'd announce our existence. :)  Check out the site here.  The short introduction at the top of the index page pretty much explains our purpose, which is as a kind of ad-free alternative to FanFiction.Net for Star Trek stories, with at least some quality control.  Just read through the Submissions page for more details. ;)

As you'll notice, for now the fiction pages are being kept completely blank, until the website opens on February 14th - my Valentine to the fandom. ;)  We do have some stuff that's all ready to go come opening day, but until then I'm afraid that we aren't accepting any new submissions, especially since the new email addresses aren't set up yet anyway.

In the meantime, feel free to check the site out, and ask any questions or make any comments you might have here. :)
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2008, 12:47:45 AM »
It's up. Rah.
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2008, 01:29:23 AM »
Wow, those are some of the greatest banners I've ever seen. ;) :P
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2008, 01:50:46 AM »
*cough* Oh yeah, Jimi did most of the banners. :P
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2008, 02:07:27 PM »
New stories added:
- Purgatory - Part 6, By Blackn'blue
- Honeymoon Evening - Parts 2 & 3, By Asso
- Christmas Eve, By Asso
« Last Edit: February 24, 2008, 02:53:46 PM by CX »
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2008, 02:50:07 PM »
They all give "problem loading page" errors, might want to fix that.

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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2008, 02:54:27 PM »
That's what I get for copying this from what I posted on TrekBBS. ::)  Anyway, they should work now.
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2008, 05:42:25 AM »
Yup, all working and looking good, pretty good loading times too.

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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2008, 01:53:09 PM »
Cool.  Could definately use more submissions though, especially non-ENT submissions.
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2008, 03:22:23 PM »
I skeered my writing isn't up to your standards. <insert shy icon here>

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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2008, 04:11:55 PM »
If you're worried about that, take a read through the submissions page and you can see exactly what my standards are. ;D
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2008, 08:03:20 PM »
1) Gonna make me dig through all my book boxes for HTML for Dummies, okay. I can do that. That's the easy part.

2) I meant my writing *quality* -- been a researcher for sooo long, feel like I've lost my edge.

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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2008, 12:11:10 AM »
New Story added:
- Language Lessions (DS9), by justTrip'n
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2008, 02:43:13 AM »
New Story Added:
- Enough to Save You (ORG), By Bineshii
« Last Edit: February 28, 2008, 10:27:47 AM by CX »
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2008, 09:38:58 AM »
New stories added:
- Original Work section
    - The Lerteiran Chronicles - Episode 3, by Blackn'blue and Distracted
    - Star Trek: Pioneer - Chapter 4 and Chapter 5, by Darrell Schielke
    - The Day AFTER the Day the Earth Stood Still, by Bineshii
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2008, 09:47:20 PM »
New Stories Added:
- Enterprise section
  - Are We There Yet? - Chapter 2, by Linda
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2008, 07:06:22 PM »
New Stories Added:
- Enterprise section
  - The Secret of the Amethyst - Prologue, by Allycat
- TNG section
  - The Secret of the Amethyst - Prologue, by Allycat
- Voyager section
  - The Secret of the Amethyst - Prologue, by Allycat

Yes, I added the same story to three sections, yes, it's a crossover of all three series featuring characters from all of them, and yes, this is how all crossovers will be handled.
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2008, 02:00:57 AM »
New Stories Added:
- Enterprise section
  - Are We There Yet? - Chapter 3, by Linda
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2008, 02:54:25 AM »
On Embedded Images:

Just to let everyone know, for the time being I'm indulging this for the time being if you'd like an image or two included in your story.  However, there are a few things to keep in mind.
  • Attach images to the email along with your story submission or provide your own external hosting via Photobucket or some other host.  It's fine to put it on the .doc file to indicate the placement of the image, but just doing that won't make an image appear when I go to write put it up on the internet - I need a url to use as an image source.  Now, I will host these on my own Photobucket account, but keep in mind that I need the image, and that it takes time for me to upload them and copy down their new urls.
  • If the image isn't your own original work or is otherwise copyrighted, you need to site the source, and provide a link to the source, and even then you need to make sure it's cool to use that image.  If it's posted in a public domain and you don;t see anything about copyright anywhere on the page, it's probably cool to use it, but you should still provide a link so the appropriate people can get their kudos.  If there is any doubt at all, contact whoever posted the image - most websites include a means to contact the webmaster.  This is to cover my ass and keep GoF from getting shut down over a copyright infringement.
  • Images must be within the body of the story - below the horizontal rule that separates the heading from the main part of the story.  If you indicate the image anywhere above that line, it'll automatically get moved to just below that line and above the text of the story.  I made exactly one exception to this because I copied the story from where it was hosted on TriaxianSilk, and to be frank trying to rearrange the story to fit the standardized format for GoF would've been a long and painful process.
  • Going back to the first point again, it takes me time to upload images on my Photobucket account, and it can also get a bit complicated if there are a lot of images involved.  As a result, if I get a lot of stories that have embedded images, my notoriously short patience is going to give out and I'll probably stop allowing embedded images just to save myself some time and frustration.


On the Heading:

This has happened a few times already and I want to nip it in the bud.  The way the website is set up for navigation is for all stories to include the same style of heading on the website, so a prospective reader can get the same important information about them.  There is an example of the heading, coding and all, on the submissions page, but I'll post up a copy of it here:
Code: [Select]
<p><b>“Title"</b><br>
By Author

<p><b>Rating:</b> PG - NC-17 <br>
<b>Disclaimer:</b> Emphasize that Star Trek is owned by Paramount and CBS <br>
<b>Genre:</b> Angst, Drama, Romance, etc. <br>
<b>Description:</b> A basic summary of your story, as much or as little as you want) 

<p><b>Author’s Note:</b> If you want to share something with your readers or want to address something, like say the source of an embedded image

<p><hr>
The Rating and the Disclaimer are a must for every story and every part/chapter of a story.  If they aren;t included, I'll either PM or email you, and the story will not be posted until I have the information I need.  The other things are optional, but highly suggested.  And don't forget that last bit of code along the bottom - that's what draws the line between the heading and the body of the story.


For Multi-Part/Chapter Stories:

I create a kind of sub-index for stories that have three or more parts/chapters to them.  Please let me know ahead of time if this is your intention.  The sub-index also includes pretty much the same style of heading as the parts/chapters of the story are also supposed to have, so you can do one of two things for the Description: 1) write a unique summary for the entire story and therefore a unique summary for each part as well, or 2) create a basic summary to use for the sub-index as well as each part.  My default so far since many of the stories were hosted on other sites that didn't have any kind of sub-index has been to use the same exact heading as the first part/chapter in the series.

Also, when you've finished the last part/chapter of your story, please indicate that in the email you submit it in.  As you might have noticed on some of the other stories that have already been posted at GoF, I include a status indicator to let any potential readers know if a story is complete or still in the process of being written.  So if you don't let me know that it's done, it will eternally say that it's "In Progress". ;)
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2008, 11:32:52 PM »
New Stories Added:
- Enterprise section
  - For Want of a Nail - eBook, by Blackn'blue
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2008, 06:19:33 PM »
What does everyone think of how I handled the eBook hosting?  Should I keep it that way?

New Stories Added:
- Enterprise section
  - Are We There Yet? - Chapter 4, by Linda
"Black care rarely sits behind a rider whose pace is fast enough." - TR


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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2008, 03:41:19 AM »
New Stories Added:
- Enterprise section
  - Are We There Yet? - Chapter 5, by Linda
  - The Secret of the Amethyst - Chapter 1, by Allycat
- TOS section
  - Both Sides Against Me, by Bineshii
- TNG section
  - The Secret of the Amethyst - Chapter 1, by Allycat
- Voyager section
  - The Secret of the Amethyst - Chapter 1, by Allycat


To the authors who actually submitted their work quite a while ago, I apologize for the delay - apparently my mail forwarder isn't quite working the way it was supposed to and it's been a while since I've checked all the email addresses manually.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2008, 01:09:34 PM by CX »
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2008, 06:44:48 PM »
New Stories Added:
- Enterprise section
  - The Briar Patch - Part 2, by Dinah
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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2008, 01:09:10 PM »
New Stories Added:
- Enterprise section
  - Are We There Yet? - Chapter 6, by Linda
"Black care rarely sits behind a rider whose pace is fast enough." - TR


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Re: [NN] The Guardian of Forever
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2008, 11:09:09 PM »
New Stories Added:
- Enterprise section
  - Are We There Yet? - Chapter 7, by Linda
"Black care rarely sits behind a rider whose pace is fast enough." - TR