Questions For Team U!

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Comment below if you have any questions or comments about the new platform. We're trying to fix issues as quickly as possible. Thank you for flagging all of your issues so far and thank you for your patience as we learn and grow together.

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  1. MCKapo

    I love the new topic discussions! On the Roleplay one, I’m wondering, could you put subsections in there like how Figments forums were? Because then the people that roleplay could do multiple rp’s without getting confused about which rp they were responding to. As it is now, you could really only do one.

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    1. TeamU

      We’re glad you love the new discussions, and we appreciate your feedback on the RP discussion!

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  2. Madison

    I know that this isn’t a question about the site, but I have to ask about posting a work here.

    I am currently writing a remake of one of my favorite concept albums, written as a musical. I use the artists’ concept to set the story, and their lyrics make up the songs sung throughout the play. Would I be allowed to post the script on Underlined under fanfiction, or would that violate copyright policies?

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    1. Madison

      Th lyrics to the songs would also be included in the text.

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      1. TeamU

        Hi! Thank you for reaching out, we are lucky to have enthusiastic writers like you as part of our community! It sounds like the writing you are working on is an adaptation of a copyrighted work. Whether or not the new work you create will violate the copyright of the original work would require a legal analysis of the new work and unfortunately we cannot provide that type of legal advice. It is up to you whether or not you choose to post the work on Underlined. Please note that if the writing is posted and we receive a complaint from the copyright owner, we will have to remove the writing from the site.

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        1. Madison

          Thanks for the help!

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  3. Purplelily96

    Maybe we could have a big competition of writers from all over and we audition.There will be different rounds and there will be one winner at the end. I think this was “Figgy Idol” on the old site.

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    1. cocophony

      Well, Figgy Idol was a member-made thing and not by the site, but I think they had a thing every year in March that was pretty much the same thing. It was SO Much fun to compete in!

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  4. Purplelily96

    It would be cool if every once in awhile there was a mentor to read what we’re writing that we need help with and give their ideas. By this, I mean that you make a place on the website where we can talk to different guests on the site. You can give a small “exam.”Based on the scores you could match us up a mentor and we work with them to make our pieces better.

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    1. TeamU

      We have a discussion for swaps: https://www.getunderlined.com/create/start-your-swaps-here/ You can use that to find other writers to help critique your work!

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  5. Purplelily96

    I also think it would be cool if we can have a mentor type thing for help whenever we reach a slump.

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    1. TeamU

      Hi there! We do currently have inspiration posts and advice form authors to help you through writers block. Could you elaborate a little on what you mean?

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    2. MCKapo

      I think this could be interesting. If we had a place where we could sign up being either a mentee or mentor, and then maybe the mentors could choose their mentees (single or multiple) or be assigned them, and maybe do prompts or exercises or something for their mentees, and whenever the mentee had any questions or having a hard time on their writing or the like, they’d have someone that they knew would be available to help.

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      1. Purplelily96

        you explained exactly what I was thinking. Thanks for making it more clear.

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        1. cocophony

          Exactly! Like you can be a mentor after you have written a certain amount of stories, or have a certain (attainable, haha) amount of followers, and post like a little ad or something saying “Hey, looking for someone to mentor” and such and help people out. That’s what I love about writing communities!

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          1. MCKapo

            And then add in the groups from figment, and everything is perfect! (and forums…)

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  6. Purplelily96

    I think there should be badges or something like that. I found it gave me the motivation to write. Plus they were fun to get them.

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    1. cocophony

      YES!!! It was so motivating when I got a badge.

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  7. MCKapo

    Are you guys going to do contests?
    My favorite contests from Figment were when they had a guest judge (like a published author) and the prizes were a signed book or something similar. I would love to see some of those here, I know you guys advertise tons of YA books on here, maybe one of those authors?

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    1. TeamU

      We currently have two sweeps running for the launch of our writing community! You can find the writing contest here: https://www.getunderlined.com/perks/enter-the-underlined-community-launch-writing-contest/ and you can enter the sweeps here: https://www.getunderlined.com/perks/enter-the-underlined-writing-community-launch-sweepstakes/

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      1. MCKapo

        I mean in the future

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      2. TeamU

        Unfortunately, the sweeps are only open to US residents!

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  8. MCKapo

    I don’t know if anyone has mentioned usernames? Is there a reason we can’t put periods or spaces in them?
    Also, would it be possible to like/react to each individual chapter someone posts? I know that would mess up the like total for each story (maybe the first like/reaction from each user would be the only one counted?), but sometimes I want to put a laugh or a sad or a wow emoji depending on each chapter.

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    1. TeamU

      Hi! We followed standard website username practices so while you can’t use spaces or periods, you can use an underscore (_). We appreciate your feedback about reacting to individual chapters!

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  9. clary_frost

    Hi! Could we have a time stamp of when someone commented on either a forum or a piece of writing? Figment had it and it was very helpful! Also I know multiple people requested for the ability to click on someone’s profile page to go and visit their page, I second this as well! Thank you so much for listening to our suggestions!

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    1. TeamU

      Hi there! We are working on a variety of functions and capabilities, but it does take time to implement. We appreciate your patience and your feedback!

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  10. Coral_Vaci

    Hello Team U, I have a suggestion. On Figment, we could give multiple reactions to somebody’s writings, It’d be great if we could do that here too. 🙂

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    1. TeamU

      Hi there! Thanks so much for your suggestion; we hope you’re enjoying the site!

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      1. Coral_Vaci

        No problem, thanks for listening! 🙂

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