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. October 9, 2011 - 5:26pm

yes, signatures are top priority. 

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Ben from Australia is reading My Booky Wook by Russell Brand October 10, 2011 - 4:49am

Is there a way to not count a reply to a review as a review, for workshop submissions?  That's not very clear - allow me to explain.  I submit a story.  Someone reviews it - that's one review.  I then reply to their comment to clarify something they've asked, thank them, etc.  That's not a review - but it shows up as two reviews now.

The only reason I raise this point is that other people have already pointed out being deterred from reviewing because others have already done so, and they fear they'll simply end up rehashing what was covered.  From my own experience, people tend to look for shortcuts; so, in time, this reluctance could translate from opening a submission and reading the reviews and deciding not to submit because the reviews are thorough, to simply looking at the number of reviews a submission has received before deciding not to do one.  Yes, if people are hungry enough for points they'll review nonetheless - I understand that argument - but if you could not count posts on a submission that are made by the author in the post/review count, that would eliminate this potential problem, would it not?

Just a thought.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 10, 2011 - 7:52am

We're looking into that Ben.

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EricMBacon from Vermont is reading The Autobiography of a Corpse October 17, 2011 - 8:34am

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Raelyn from California is reading The Liars' Club October 10, 2011 - 10:56pm

I'm sure someone has already asked this, but is the "add a block" feature not working?  I'm trying to add "my classes" and it's not showing up.

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Nav Persona from Purgatory is reading The Babayaga October 11, 2011 - 12:36am

I'm looking for something akin to "Mark All As Read" and related features on the discussion board?

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 11, 2011 - 7:53am

Good point Ben.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 11, 2011 - 9:10am

@Raelyn

That should be fixed now. Please try re-adding it and let me know if you have any issues.

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Raelyn from California is reading The Liars' Club October 11, 2011 - 9:30am

@Kirk - Oh splendid, it's there now.  *Big thumbs up*

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts October 14, 2011 - 2:16am

edit: nevermind, figured it out

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 16, 2011 - 6:39pm

Hi Kirk,

I mentioned earlier that I was having a problem copying outside of LitReactor and pasting that content where I wish to. Inversely I can't copy and transport anything out of LitReactor to file elsewhere. Specifically content I have created. 

Any suggestions? 

Thanks in advance. Also is anyone else using Chrome?

-Chester

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. October 16, 2011 - 6:41pm

Mark all as read button? Thanks.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 16, 2011 - 6:43pm

When you try to paste something, how are you doing so? CTRL+V? I use Chrome exclusively and have no issue.

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simon morris from Originally, Philadelphia, PA; presently Miami Beach, FL is reading This Body of Death, by Elizabeth George October 17, 2011 - 6:37am

I'm still deciding whether to become a paid subscriber but it is only the first hour of my second day. I am leaning toward joining because I do like the sum and substance of the kinds of comments I find here. I think I will do my grocery shopping and then when I get back, pay up and get ready to try the process. Hey, I took almost this long to decide to buy my house!  It isn't the money. It is: Will I get the kind of feedback I need to help me make the critical decisions necessary to mold a draft into a submittable product. After all, writing isn't life or death to me; it is far more important than that!

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones October 17, 2011 - 10:27am

@simon - if you ask the right questions of your comrades, yes.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 17, 2011 - 8:03pm

@Kirk, well now its working again. It must be something on my end then,

Thanks.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 18, 2011 - 7:58am

Chester, if you switch between multiple computers, try clearing your cache. It's possible one of them is still loading the old javascript.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 18, 2011 - 7:26pm

Okay, thanks.

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. October 20, 2011 - 7:52pm

Google Chrome warned me about malware on the site checker website used to spell check the posts. Thought I would let you know. It could just be Chrome being stupid though.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 20, 2011 - 9:02pm

Just looked into it, looks like Google is giving them a hard time about something. Looks like they have submitted to Google already about gettig the warning removed. Google is pretty speedy at that, so I'm just going to leave it in place for now. A TON of websites use their service, so I'm sure it will be back to normal shortly.

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Ben from Australia is reading My Booky Wook by Russell Brand December 14, 2011 - 5:49pm

*bump* (I figured it was better than starting a new thread)

Since updating my profile a couple of weeks ago, I no longer receive email notifications for new PMs (and haven't had a newsletter since November 25, when the announcement about Lidia's class came through - although there may not have been a newsletter since then).  I've checked my profile - my email address is still correct and the "Receive email notifications" box is still checked (which should be the case anyway, since I didn't adjust either of these when updating my profile).

This isn't a huge problem - but there seems to be some sort of error in the code somewhere, so I thought I'd let you guys know.

Cheers.

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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day December 14, 2011 - 6:05pm

^^^ Same here.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun December 14, 2011 - 10:47pm

Can you please check your spam folders and see if the PM notifications might have ended up in there? All of those come from NOREPLY@litreactor.com It might help if you whitelist that address as well.

The newsletter you mention is the last one to have gone out and Newsletters are mailed from a different server anyhow. So you haven't missed anything there.

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Ben from Australia is reading My Booky Wook by Russell Brand December 15, 2011 - 12:11am

Yep, they're definitely not coming through in spam folders - they're just not coming through at all.  I haven't tinkered with any of my email settings either - when I joined LitReactor, I set up a filter that moved any emails from NOREPLY@litreactor.com automatically from my inbox to a separate LitReactor folder I created.  That worked fine for about 6 weeks, until I changed some profile info (what I was reading), and all subsequent PM's that I've received have not had any email notifications.  Updating my profile seems to have turned off email notifications (yet it's still showing the box as ticked, as per my post above).

That's about as specific as I can get, Kirk, short of any other questions you might have - sorry I can't be of more help.  If you want to try a few things and get me to test them out, I'm happy to do so - just PM me.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. December 15, 2011 - 1:24am

I have been having the same issue as Ben. The messages are not arriving in regular inbox or in spam, and I have the 'recieve email notification' box ticked.

I check the site plenty so it's not like I'm missing PM's or anything. It's just a bit weird I guess.

 

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun December 15, 2011 - 8:03am

Thanks for the additional info. We'll have to do some sleuthing to see where the issue is.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun December 15, 2011 - 8:36am

Hey guys

I have identified the issue and now we just need to figure out what exactly is causing it so it begins working as intended again.

In the mean time, I made a manual adjustment to each of your settings in our database so you should be receiving emails again.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated December 15, 2011 - 11:26pm

Please no signatures. Not even tiny ones that we can ignore.

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. December 16, 2011 - 12:16am

Consider the possibilities though! People advertising their latest novel that they released. A quote from their favorite writer. Okay you're right, this isn't the Velvet. But still...

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated December 16, 2011 - 1:23am

Ah the possibilities. That's like thinking about the beautiful girl who has never showed any interesting in spending time with you and asked you to leave her alone's possible reactions to buying her flowers. It sounds great till you try it. Afterward it is all awkward and "Twilight quotes" mixed with folks staying your life is crap since you don't read obscure author they love. There are 600 outcomes of which 734 suck. No that isn't a typo, it sucks more than the laws of physics allow for. I don't care if that makes sense, just don't do it. Burn the servers that host the site and cover the ashes with salt if you have to, anything to avoid signatures. I can't stress how bad idea this is enough. Destroy the internet, set I.T. back 30 years, whatever. Take self inflicted head trama till you forget the idea if that's what it takes.

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. December 16, 2011 - 2:20am

I'm kind of bias. I've never had a signature. Now I never will. That's like telling a 4 year old that Santa isn't real. I guess I'll just continue quoting people on Facebook.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun December 16, 2011 - 9:15am

Dwayne, no worries. Unless there is a gun to my head, signatures will not be added. And even then, I would probably seriously taking a bullet for the team.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts December 16, 2011 - 9:46am

Yeah they can be annoying, but also it's an easy way for someone who likes a comment or story by you to find your various blogs, twitters etc. Authors like to whore themselves right? Just the other side of the coin.

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Jay.SJ from London is reading Warmed and Bound December 16, 2011 - 9:48am

I think there's a whole twitter and website link on your profile, as far as I remember.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts December 16, 2011 - 9:54am

Yeah but, convenience you know. Generally I don't like signatures either. It's hard to come up with something funny to say there.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts December 16, 2011 - 10:14am

So, when does the Stephen Graham Jones class board open up? I seem to remember the Craig Clevenger class opening up for pre-start date discussion a couple days - a week before the class. Is that common for the classes?