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abhorsen.

No, it doesn't - the hate speech advisory is only for real world words. :) 

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MuggleMaybe

I'm wondering if text fics are allowed? It doesn't explicitly say in the archive rules.

 

#askingforafriend =P

 

Thank you!!

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Jen25

Quick question(s). Sorry if it seems a little silly!

About how long does it take for a chapter to be validated? Does it depend on the length?

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pookha

We usually validate within a day, but it can take up to a week (hasn't yet, but it could). This weekend was busy, so there may have been some stories that went to 3 days.

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Jen25

Ahh okay. Thanks!

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banshee

I feel like this is probably a silly question, but can we have reasons for ratings written in our story summaries? Like, I'd like to put "Rated M for profanity" in my summary as a way of explaining why it's at a higher rating on hpft than it is on ao3, but I want to make sure that's allowed before I just do it. thanks :)

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banshee

Thank you for the quick response!

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Margaret

I'm probably after missing something here, and if so, I'm sorry, but I'm just wondering about the rules for songfics. Is there a limit on how much of the song can be quoted in a chapter?

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pookha

I don't believe we've codified this. As long as the song is properly credited in your author's note (or chapter notes) and is no more than 1/3 of the story, I believe it is fine. I will ask this in the staff chat just to double-check with abhorsen.

 

Edit:

 

Here is the actual relevant rule from the archive.

 

While authors are allowed to quote and paraphrase non-original material, that material must be clearly cited in your author’s note, and at least 90% of the content in any given chapter must be original material

 

abhorsen. let me know where I was missing it in the rules. So the correct answer is no more than 10% of the story may be your quoted material.

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Margaret

Thanks a million. I did see that but just wanted to be sure there weren't any further restrictions I was missing.

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banshee

I was wondering if there's an Auror around i could PM about a sexual content scene? I'm not sure if it needs a rating or not and I'd like to be sure :/

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Illuminate

Hi! I have a curious problem that I was hoping someone could help me with.

 

I was beginning to add my new story to the queue, but when I clicked 'Preview' it showed that the story was part of a series by a different author- which has nothing to do with me. There was no option to remove this, so I didn't put the story into the queue.

 

Shall I put it into the queue anyway? I was planning on making my own stories into a series anyway as one is the sequel to another.

 

Thanks :)

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pookha

This is a known issue. It should clear when in the queue, but if it doesn't, we can edit that part when we validate it.

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Illuminate

Thank you :) I've just put it in the queue.

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pookha

I see it in there and it doesn't have a series attached to it.

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Vilja

I have a question about the "two new chapters at a time" rule: is there any way to make an exception to it? Here is my problem: I'm currently working on a short story that has three chapters and I would like to have them up all at once (so that if anybody reads it, they can read it until the end).

The whole story is not longer than an average one-shot (4000 words total with 1000-1500 words/chapter), but I would prefer to publish it chaptered.

 

I hate to be asking for exceptional treatment, but I was hoping that it would be OK like if I didn't submit anything for some time, but them submit three chapters (and let's say additionally check when the total number of chapters waiting to be validated are low).

 

Or I was wondering if there was a way to submit the first two chapters for validation, but keep it hidden until the third is validated as well. Is that what the 'Hide' option at the "Manage Stories" page does? That would be perfect and solve the problem! (So that a story is hidden for readers, but visible for validators.)

 

Or any other solution, really :)

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abhorsen.

We'd prefer not to open the door to exceptions - but for the first five days of a month, you can submit five chapters at a time, so if you wait until tomorrow, you can submit all three. :)

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Vilja

oh, that's wonderul, thank you! I completely forgot the first five day rule :)

 

btw would the hide option work as I guessed? that validators see hidden chapters...?

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Vilja

Yes, it would. :)

 

brill, thanks! :)

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1917farmgirl

I have a question about the forced marriage rule.  I read the rules and understand that any depiction of a force marriage must be rated M and have the warning of Domestic Abuse.  I'm wondering about a force courtship, however.  In my fic I have a prince who is given the choice to court and marry a princess or have their kingdoms go to war.  He's given a date by which he must marry her.  To buy time, he agrees and starts to court her.  (It's all very old-fashioned and very chaste.  There isn't even any kissing.)  He's gentle and doesn't try to hurt her in any way.  Other things happen in the story, however, and they don't end up having to go through with the marriage.  Because the marriage actually never happens, I'm wondering if I still need the Forced Marriage and Domestic Abuse warnings?

 

Thanks a ton!

Farmgirl

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