Questions For Team U!

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  1. KnightSavior

    I think I’ve found a glitch. Whenever you delete a comment from this comments section, the website automatically takes you back to the “Create” page, and you have to manually get back to this forum every time. I don’t think that this was intended…

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    1. TeamU

      Hi there! Thanks so much for letting us know about this. What browser are you using?

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      1. KnightSavior

        I’m using Firefox

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  2. SirSlyWolf21

    I think something that may set you apart from other writing sites, would be the potential to co-author. Being able to do share-like system such as google docs, and having the work be credited and appear on both authors profiles. I know writing doesn’t have to be a lone author, but just an idea!

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    1. MCKapo

      This would be so amazing!

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      1. TeamU

        Thank you both for your feedback! We appreciate all of your ideas!

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        1. cocophony

          If you want a good example of this, Penana is a smaller writing site has the same functions that @SirSlyWolf21 is mentioning. It allows up to three co-authors and I forgot how many beta readers… but basically a way for everyone to work and critique the story before publishing it. There was a private group where they could chat as well, so that anything that needed to be confidential from the story could be.

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  3. TeamU

    These are great thoughts @scarlettvee. Thanks for your feedback!

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    1. cocophony

      Yes! I do feel however that a forum set up instead of comments on an article set up for all these discussions would help keep things organized. Creating a different discussion for each specific roleplay would be useful and would actually make roleplay work. I always liked how roleplay helped me improve my writing in a simple, fun way!

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  4. TeamU

    You can add to your bookshelf by clicking on the pencil icon next to “My Bookshelf” on your profile. We are having trouble with some users seeing the icon if they are on an older version of chrome. So try switching browsers if you don’t see it.

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    1. MCKapo

      When will we be able to add other users writing to our book shelf? That would help a lot in keeping track of what we’re reading. In addition to that, being able to “add to favorites” “add to will read” “add to currently reading”

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  5. MCKapo

    … so I’m thinking forums should be your next update.

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    1. TeamU

      Can you be more specific about what you would like to see?

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      1. MCKapo

        A place to meet up with writing buddies; cover requests; roleplaying; adoption center (where you can post ideas, characters, etc, and others can pick them up); gen/ran; genre-themed discussions; recommended reading (one for the Underlined community, and another for published authors)

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        1. MCKapo

          I forgot to add plot help/character help/title help

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      2. MCKapo

        I feel like there is not a lot of activity going on here, so with the addition of forums, I think you’d see a lot more people interacting on here, it gives a chance for users to connect in many different ways.

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      3. cocophony

        I agree! Not only was it super easy to make friends in the forums (usually through the general/random part of the forums, it was easier to advertise your stories, find swaps, and get critiques.

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        1. unikyky25

          I agree! Feels like there’s not too much communication between people right now~

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  6. makjohns99

    Is there a way for us to comment on another user’s profile, or message them? I think both would be really helpful.

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    1. TeamU

      Thanks for your feedback! We do not have these capabilities but you can comment on other users stories.

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      1. makjohns99

        Is this something we could be seeing in the future?

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      2. KnightSavior

        I agree; will this be an option in the future?

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  7. MCKapo

    Alright, so when you’re creating a story, or reading some else’s, and it says Chapter 1, Chapter 2, and say, someone has a Prologue, but it says Chapter 1: Prologue, and then Chapter 2: Chapter 1, yeah I really do not like that … Soo, I think we should have the option of naming the chapters without having that heading of chapters

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    1. TeamU

      Thank you for pointing this out! It’s very helpful.

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      1. cocophony

        YES this is a great idea!

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  8. KnightSavior

    Can we please have a way to edit our comment after we’ve posted it? Currently, I have to cut and paste the comment elsewhere, delete it from underlined, and re-post the edited one. That process can be shortened if there was an edit button.

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      We are looking into this. Thanks for your feedback!

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  9. callahan_doyle

    Hi there! Loving Underlined so far, but I have a question about ownership of writing. If I were to post, say, a novel that I might want to publish a few years from now on here, would I still have all rights to it? Or would it belong to Underlined, just as all photos you post on Instagram belong to Instagram? Thank you, and I can’t wait for the future of this website!

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    1. TeamU

      Hi Callahan, thank you for your question! We can assure you that by posting your content you are not granting us a license to publish any of your content, except on the site and in connection with the site, nor are we granting third parties the right to publish your content. We have no intention of claiming any ownership whatsoever of the intellectual property of your creation. We are working on creating an updated Terms of Service to make this more clear and will be sharing an update ASAP.

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  10. ky_elaine

    Loving how this website is so far, but as always there are some places that there could be improvements: 1) It would be nice to be able to click on peoples profile pictures or name when they appear in comments so that you can find them easier. 2) I wish there were more color options for the generic cover pics. I love that they are just solid colors, but it would be super awesome if you had other color options that you could choose from other than just the shades of aqua. 2) I would love a way to be able to save links to the works that you are reading of others so that you can access them easier. 3) If there was some way to comment on errors or segments on peoples works (kinda like the “comment” option on a shared google doc). 4) A way to order the writings that you have so you can choose which ones are shown and which end up being hidden. 5) Lastly, figment had the option to comment on a persons profile so that you could contact them without having to comment on a specific book; this would be an awesome option

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