Discussion in 'FanFic Discussion' started by enembee, Aug 15, 2010.
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Are Palindromes' oneshots in there?
If I recall, it was never intended to be "all" authors who post on DLP, it was more of regular DLP authors kinda thing, with relatively nebulous rules regarding who was and wasn't.
Actually, it's anything over 4.5 in the Library, OR a DLP Established Author, so stuff that's not by a major member but rated properly gets in still. So provided these other authors are good enough they still get in.
I also am wary of whether there will be some unpleasantness about people bitching because they think they deserve to be considered "Established Authors."
My first fic was put into the C2 in the beginning, I asked it be removed because it's a piece of shit and really didn't deserve to be in the community.
Well, it was worth a try, but I have no delusions about my writing.
Added the above with the exception of Steelbadger, who there seemed to be some debate about.
I don't know enough about recent DLP writers. Is he established enough on DLP to be worthy of inclusion?
FWIW I think Steelbadger is should be included as a DLP author. He's been an active member of the forums for a couple years now, his stories update in WBA, etc.
also deserves a spot it follows first 3 years HP formular (self contained adventure and "normal" school life) and feels really canon in plot and characters (though Hermione acts a bit too bitchy)
And the romance and interaction between Padma and Harry feels really natural and fittting for their age and that´s saying something because I am not the biggest romance fan.
If it's not a DLP author, you need to put the story up For Review and get it through with an average rating of 4.5 or higher to make it into the C2.
Edit: Which doesn't seem to be the case.
Your sure? There are storys in the C2 who have a lower rating and are not from DLP authors like Innocene of Guilt and some other stuff where they haven´t written in the WBA.
Innocence of Guilt is at 4.40, it is safe to assume it probably went <4.5 recently due to a recent vote. The C2 might not have been updated to reflect this.
DLP author does not mean exclusive to the WbA either. It means they are established member of the community. If Taure decided to post a story straight to FFnet without first putting it in WbA, it would still be added to the C2.
If you see stories who have <4.5 rating in the C2, feel free to notify the admin in this thread. I'm not quite sure what are the rules for story which had been 4.5 but are now lower, but I'm assuming we are removing them?
The sane thing would be to remove ones dropped below 4.3 (or more general - where low amount of 5 votes would not bring it again over 4.5).
I don't suppose I merit on the Established Authors list by some chance? I know for a fact I don't have any stories with enough votes and >4.5 ratings to qualify otherwise, especially under the Potter category(only one I think is over 4.0 is Last Dragonrider).
Imo the Established Authors should have at least one story with a rating of 4.3 or higher. Alternatively more than three stories rated 4+ could also suffice. Additionaly the registration date should not be a factor. Rather the frequency and quality of the posts. I for example - even though I have been registered for more than a year - am not a DLP author for the simple reason that I'm not an active part of the community.
The C2 is one of the best collections of high quality HP stories avalible on the net. It's also is the most visible part of DLP. I found this site via the C2 and I imagine I'm not alone.
Adding every story of anyone who posts in the WBA would decrease the quality of the C2.
Also crossovers with Harry Potter should be allowed. Browncoat, Green Exes has been a part of the C2 since forever.
Crossovers are already allowed if they involve HP. I had forgotten that it was a HP specific C2 when I nominated my Fable fic.
I underestimated the power of the DLP C2. After enembee added my story, there's suddenly a traffic spike.
Well, it does have 3.7 thousend followers. So all of them got an e-mail that told them your story is one of the best ever. Even if your story was utter tripe - wich it is not - at least half of them would click on the link.
So unless your stories gets 500+ visitor a day already, being added to the C2 should be a spike for every author.
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