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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. ratiocination

    Hi, can we get a Boolean search function for the writing? Something where we can search for tags and through the summaries etc.?

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    1. TeamU

      Hi there! You can currently search writings with the search tool now.

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  6. MCKapo

    1. FORUMS
    2. Comment section on users profile
    3. Link to users profile when moving cursor over their name/pic
    4. Separate review section
    5. No limit (or a much larger one) on profile or book description
    6. Ability to add other user’s works to our bookshelf
    7. Seeing own followers and others followers
    8. Seeing how many views our own stories have gotten

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    1. TeamU

      Hi! We appreciate your feedback and are working on more fun things for everyone! We are working on more capabilities and functionalities for everyone to enjoy. We appreciate your patience as we continue to grow!

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      1. cocophony

        It just launched like last month! I’ve joined multiple writing sites that had just started out at the time and honestly, I have seen much worse. And the moderators are active, which is a delightful change!

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  7. Purplelily96

    I wanted to enter the seven stories contest. However, it lets me up in my info but it says that the page doesn’t exist or something like that. I think you should fix that.

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  8. TeamU

    Do you mean the ability to co-write stories with other users using multiple profiles?

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    1. SirSlyWolf21

      I think she means the game you would play in English class, you would get a topic, first person would write a chapter, pass it to the next, they would read and write another chapter. Then the fun of it would be to go back at the end and reread everything that all the different writers have created

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        Thanks so much for jumping in to clarify what she meant!

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        1. cocophony

          That game was the BEST part of English class! There’s an app similar to that I tried before but everyone is just there for the game and not actually improving their writing… but here, it would be even better since everyone here is ACTUALLY serious about writing!

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  9. AshleyMalecha1

    Hello,
    I don’t know if someone has already mentioned this. I know I talked in an email about it. Sometimes people like to hand their stories out to Beta Readers and/or Critique Group (Partners) to read and go over to make sure their story is ready to go to an agent before they send it. I know you (Underlined) mentioned that we could create or use an discussion board in Discussions, or put a comment in the comment section of someone’s story. It just seems a little…unorganized. Especially when sometimes people post just simple comments. Some people have already made “Books” for people to chat about their books or whatever, and that seems also unorganized and I personally wouldn’t want that. So, if you are still updating the site, is there any way we can have a section on our pages for people to help Critique our books?
    Thanks,
    Ashley

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    1. TeamU

      Hi Ashley! Could you be more specific about the section you are mentioning? Thanks!

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      1. cocophony

        Here is what I think she means.

        -Perhaps a better way to organize the discussions, maybe at the very list give them their own section under ‘create’ or something. Or perhaps have it set up more like a forum.

        -Also, a place for people to chat with each other without making a book for it… it’s one less space on our page where there could be a story shown up front, instead of a comments section of a book being the only place we can talk to one specific person.

        -Perhaps a way to have comments organized between just ‘comments’ and people giving out detailed reviews. That way we don’t have to sit through a bunch of comments with just smiley faces or the occasional short compliment and go immediately to where the critiques are so we can focus on our writing.

        -AND a way to let other users read a story that isn’t published, like a way to give a certain user access to the said unpublished book for critique, like a password we can give them for a specific book or perhaps something similar.

        At least, I think that is exactly what she is implying.

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    2. TeamU

      Hi there! At this time there is no dedicated section for reviews but you’re welcome to give your feedback/reviews in the comments!

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  10. Scribe_of_Arma

    Any chance y’all could alternate the color of the comments in a chain, between light grey and white or something? It’s really difficult to follow them at the moment.
    I also support a poetry genre! I do a lot of that.

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      Hi there! We appreciate your feedback and hope you are enjoying the site!

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