Questions For Team U!

We're listening and we're here to help! Keep the questions coming.

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

    Is there any possibility of seeing an Underlined app in the future?

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    1. TeamU

      Hi there! At the moment we are dedicated to growing the community on our current site, which is optimized for mobile use. We appreciate your feedback!

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  2. cocophony

    Is there anything I can do to help the community grow? I am on this site all the time, checking the discussions (like this one) and trying help out people the best I can. Is there a way I can help advertise? Or anything like that?

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  3. cocophony

    Hello! I love seeing how active the moderators are this time around :{D
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    I do however have a few critiques/questions:
    -Is there/can there be a way to pin a story or keep it up top? Let’s say I set up a “cover studio” on my page, or a “comments” section in the form of a book, but it ends up really low on the list of books because it was made before, I don’t know, a slew of short stories or novels. Or perhaps a way to pin a current novel in progress?
    -Can there be a way to know how many followers/how many are following us on our pages? Sorta like how Figment had. Even if it isn’t visible to others.
    -Just still hoping that clicking on someone’s profile can take you to their page.
    -How does HTML work as far as the comments go? I have discovered I can post links (say, to one of my stories), but how about images? I did, however, realize it didn’t let me HTML code-thing some letters to make them bold.
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    Anyway, thank you so much! This site is amazing and I cannot wait to see it thrive!

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    1. TeamU

      Hi there! Thanks so much for checking out the site, we hope you’re having fun writing and reading others’ work! We are working on adding functionality to the site including and we appreciate the continued feedback and patience as we grow! For the comments, you can add one link per comment but you can’t include images in your comments.

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      1. cocophony

        Okay, thanks for letting me know! GOSH, I love how active you guys are.

        Also, I just thought that maybe more organization in the library/all writing section? Maybe just a little thing on the side where there was a list of categories, like one for each genre, one for poetry, one for ‘recent’ works, one for works tagged as ‘completed’ and perhaps one for most popular? It would be easier to find stories that way, making it a bit easier! Because sometimes I’m just in the MOOD for a certain genre, sometimes I just want to binge read and finish a whole book, etc. Anywho, that is probably my last idea hahaha

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          Good morning and happy Monday! Are you saying you’d like to be able to filter the “all writing” section by genre?

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  4. Madison

    Suggestion: the community can add pictures, descriptions, etc. to the list of books and authors in the database. (For example, I really like Sarah Dessen and Ellen Hopkins, and none of their stuff is on here.)

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    1. TeamU

      Hi there! Do you mean uploading your own photos to add to the “bookshelf”?

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      1. Madison

        Yes. (And maybe a description and Goodreads links for different titles, if possible.)

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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