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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 1, 2011 - 12:41pm

Hello everyone, thanks a lot for stopping by to check out the site. I wanted to let you all know a few things:

  • If you are a current Premium Member on The Cult, Please go to this page and enter your Cult username. We will upgrade you to a full LitReactor account. This happens manually so please be patient with us :)

If you run into any bugs, please let us know! I'm sure there will be some odds and ends that we missed and we will work quickly to fix them! If you do come across something odd please provide:

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Thanks a lot for joining and we hope you all enjoy the site. 

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 1, 2011 - 1:11pm

Congratulations!

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 1, 2011 - 1:55pm

I noticed there is no longer a "quote" button to quote fellow Reactors' texts?

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Fylh from from from is reading is from is reading is reading is reading reading is reading October 1, 2011 - 1:47pm

I noticed that too. Kirk! Is there a way to quote people?

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 1, 2011 - 1:56pm

Love the color additions. The badges are Tits.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 1, 2011 - 1:58pm

We were having difficulty getting it to work the way that I want it to work. It will be back shortly but I turned it off so it wouldn't be breaking on everyone.

For now, the best alternative is to use the copy/paste and then use the Quote button you should see in the text editor.

It will be back though!

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 1, 2011 - 2:19pm

Roger that.

One other thing, has the Magazine content been truncated? I can't seem to find some of the (earlier) content.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 1, 2011 - 2:21pm

Yes Chester, you were seeing a lot of the early articles that we will be publishing throughout the month. We will be publishing original content every weekday as well as news items that we think people will find helpful. So be on the lookout for more!

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 1, 2011 - 3:06pm

Ahh. Ok. Sounds good. There  is some really good stuff coming then. Nice. Love the Chaplinsky.

Maybe I am missing something, but is there a notification prompt for when someone requests you as a friend?

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David Paul from Greenwich, CT is reading The Raw Shark Text October 1, 2011 - 3:25pm

Congrats to everyone who worked to make this happen.  The site looks great.  Best of luck!

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life October 1, 2011 - 3:37pm

Thanks for the kind words, Pane.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 1, 2011 - 3:58pm

I am still laughing about that Joyce piece.

Hey David, nice to see the Spaghetti Monster around.

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Craig Clevenger from Joshua Tree, CA October 1, 2011 - 4:04pm

Y'all did an amazing job with this. Seriously well done.

Word.

-Craig

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 1, 2011 - 4:20pm

Thanks a lot, Craig. That means a lot to us!

Maybe I am missing something, but is there a notification prompt for when someone requests you as a friend?

Yes, there should be an email sent. However, I realized that it was not properly configured a little while ago. In theory, it should be working again.

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Jeremy Robert Plante from Calgary, Alberta Canada is reading Several books a month. Listing them would mean numerous updates. October 1, 2011 - 4:23pm

I would love to leave something profound as my first comment here, but instead I'll just say thank you for an excellent site and best wishes for the future of all involved in this community.

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chickie from Memphis, TN is reading subterranean kerouac October 1, 2011 - 4:36pm

The site looks great.  Just wow. 

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 October 1, 2011 - 5:44pm

I'm very impressed with the site as well. I had just joined the Palahniuk's Writer's workshop a few days ago and was disappointed at how dead of a site it was. I've been here for a few hours and already feel welcomed, plus have been given some good advice.

You guys are definitely going to give Harper-Collins "Authonomy" a run for it's money.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 1, 2011 - 5:52pm

Authonomy is a broken experiment.

There's was this time many months back where a bunch of us from The Cult decided to give it a try.  Come to find out, it's just a bunch of people giving empty feedback on a squid pro quo basis so they can try to get on the editor's desk.  It's more of a networking site more than anything.  Never saw any actual critiques or anything to encourage better writing.

There's also that carrot of Harper-Collins reading your work, but that didn't turn out to be much of a prize.  The actual publication part seems to be non-existent.

They've got a lot of users on the site--I'll give them that, but not much is getting done there in terms of writing and publishing. 

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OCarberry October 1, 2011 - 5:52pm

The site is looking great, Kirk. Well done to you and everyone involved in the launch and creation of the site. And, of course, thank you all.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 October 1, 2011 - 6:19pm

Yeah, I gave the 'ole authonomy thing a shot a while back when I first started. I was just constantly being spammed with people asking me to rate their book. I've never really liked them as a publisher to begin with anyway.

I think the fact that this is a public site, but one that allows serious individuals to work without spam or too many Fight Club quotes(haha!) is going to make this a very useful tool for all of us. 

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fummeltunte from Seattle is reading The Left Hand of Darkness October 1, 2011 - 8:22pm

I'm loving this site so far. Thanks for getting me moved over from the Cult! It looks fantastic. 

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. October 1, 2011 - 8:28pm

The site is 5 stars kirk. Will it have it's own book club too?

 

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones October 1, 2011 - 11:07pm

not sure, but i think i should have gotten the cultist achievement, unless its just for workshopping cultists. in which case, holy shit theres a lot more of you here than i thought already....

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rpcvlawson from California is reading The Night Circus October 1, 2011 - 11:09pm

On the tour, tried to look at the pages of the authors that went on to publisg from The Cult workshops, the "Made it this far and still don't believe us? Check out some of our successful members" pages, and they all came up as "Page Not Founds." Just FYI.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 1, 2011 - 11:23pm

@Charles please check your PM's

@rpcvlawson Thanks for the assist. That is the kind of typo in your code you get at 3am after a 15 hour day at the keys with coffee, and not much else, flowing through your body.

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Greg Taggart from around Los Angeles is reading Listening to Catching Fire and Port Mortuary and reading Mile 81 and a lot of Indie stuff October 1, 2011 - 11:46pm

This looks interesting - I've been reading about your new venture.  Congrats!

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sue from the west coast of Canada is reading The Cricket in Times Square, by George Selden October 2, 2011 - 10:51am

I've been following the lead up on twitter and now that I'm here, this is looking like a great site. I can't wait to get started :)

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch October 2, 2011 - 10:58am

But the Cult was great in many ways!... Maybe now it's going belly up because of this site? I'm sure LitReactor will discourage some of the bad practices on the Cult, so I'm very excited to be here. 

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 2, 2011 - 11:02am

No, The Cult will be fine.  There's a core fanbase for Chuck that will always keep that site going, not to mention the core users of the forum that are literally on there all day, every day.

LitReactor is merely taking the best part of The Cult (the writing part of it) and expanding upon it.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 2, 2011 - 11:31am

Amen.

Now I can be on here all day instead. 

Vraj, does this mean I will be seeing more of you?

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Meachman from Indianapolis is reading Amusing Ourselves to Death October 4, 2011 - 8:50pm

Can we get a "back to discussions" button at the bottom of the page by "post" and "preview?" I'm able-bodied and all, but it's a pain to have to scroll back back up to the top on the longer threads.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 4, 2011 - 8:54pm

This is a reaonable request and we'll look into adding it.

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce October 5, 2011 - 3:12am

Am I having a pebkac moment, or is the 'Add a Block' function not working on my Dashboard ( ie, everyone's my Dashboard)?

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 5, 2011 - 8:41am

Which part doesn't seem to be working for you, Jess? I have been made aware that we need to make it provide messages that are a little more friendly. For instance, if you try to add "My Friends Content" but don't have any freinds yet, there is nothing to add.

So, we need to get some messages in place to let people know that is the case.

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EricMBacon from Vermont is reading The Autobiography of a Corpse October 5, 2011 - 6:26pm

I am absolutely pleased and grateful for how the site turned out so far. I am excited to see what you guys (the whole community) can do here.

 

I was wondering if it was possible to put a button up in the forum menu that allows us to track the most recently  used threads. Unless there is already a way to do that and I am not seeing it. It would be great to be able to have a more active conversation with the board when there are only a few members on if I can see where the action is.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 5, 2011 - 7:25pm

All of the options are sorted by most recent activity. "All discussions" for instance, will show you recent discussions. "Everything" will show you all of the items on the site, including all of the magazine articles.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 October 6, 2011 - 5:27pm

I had a few suggestions, not that they are needed, but I think they would be cool.

1. A page showing which members are online.

2. A shoutbox like the cults, but maybe even an exclusive one for the workshop, like an IM service even. Writing reviews is one thing, but one on one(or however many online)'s instant advice would be handy. Say for instance you are stuck on a sentences format, you can post it and live workshop that fragment with other members.

Just some thoughts.

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. October 6, 2011 - 6:18pm

^ I second that.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 October 7, 2011 - 10:57am

Actually, the workshop isn't viewable by the public correct?
You could use a Meebo webtalk service for the page, it would be free(I think) and easy to add.

http://www.meebo.com/websites/

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch October 8, 2011 - 12:35pm

I just had an idea: can we give "like" or something similar (more original let's say) to people's posts or comments?

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postpomo from Canada is reading words words words October 8, 2011 - 2:04pm

@Liana

+1

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. October 8, 2011 - 3:03pm

It came to me in a dream. I'm going to make a Litreactor t-shirt.

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones October 8, 2011 - 3:16pm

when you're on page two of the new posts, and you click one, pressing back will put you back on page one. is there a way to fix this?

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 8, 2011 - 6:20pm

A "Like" button is something that is probably do-able but will require a decent chunk of work to implement. I'll add it to my list of things to look into. aka no guarantees

Charles, that bugs me too, so I'm changing that - probably tomorrow.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch October 8, 2011 - 7:38pm

Don't worry about it - it may be cheesy for us to be as simplistic as a regular social network. After all, if we like something it's better to express it with words - that's what we're about. Unless you really think it's a good idea.

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. October 8, 2011 - 11:47pm

Emoticons...?

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 9, 2011 - 3:55am

Hi Kirk,

There is a little glitch that has been going on with my friends feature. I have never been notified in my pms that someone desires to friend me. I have been doing it manually. Only when I click on their info does a 'confirm' button appear. It has been that way from the beginning. I thought you might like to know.

-Chester Bastard Pane

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones October 9, 2011 - 12:01pm

now that you mention it, neither have i...

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 9, 2011 - 3:02pm

I'm getting hit with an email when someone friends me, but a notfication would be nice.

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postpomo from Canada is reading words words words October 9, 2011 - 4:16pm

Emoticons...?


we can always add them ourselves - but I agree that words work wonders - w00t.

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones October 9, 2011 - 4:28pm

how about signatures? even just tiny ones?