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. AlyStorm

    It’s been a while now, so has there been any update to this portion of the Terms of Use: By posting your content on the Sites, you expressly grant PRH a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, perform and display such content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Submission, in whole or in part, and in any form throughout the world in any media or technology, whether now known or hereafter discovered, including all promotion, advertising, marketing, merchandising, publicity and any other ancillary uses thereof, and including the unfettered right to sublicense such rights, in perpetuity throughout the universe.

    For other users here, something you may want to read: https://www.getunderlined.com/writings/why-i-wont-upload-you-shouldnt-either/

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    1. TeamU

      Hi @AlyStorm! We are hoping to have an update very soon. We appreciate your patience as we work to get this settled as soon as possible. Please feel free to email us at community@getunderlined.com with any specific questions or concerns. In the meantime, we are also working on an clear and comprehensive FAQ and we’d love to hear from you about what questions you’d like to see answered there. Thanks!

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  2. KnightSavior

    Another thing: for all the comment sections under the books, there’s no way to reply to a comment after the fourth reply (and fifth comment overall under the same first comment). The “Reply” button just isn’t there, so we can’t really have a conversation with other users. For example, if you go to my Guestbook here: https://www.getunderlined.com/writings/guestbook-2/ You’ll see that I haven’t responded to the last comment because there’s no way to do so.

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    1. KnightSavior

      A private messaging system would probably be a better alternative to this, but if this isn’t planned, it would be greatly appreciated if you guys can fix this bug.

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      1. TeamU

        Thank you so much for your feedback as well as sending an example of what you were referring to!

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        1. cocophony

          Yes, a private messaging system of sorts would fix a lot of things!!! I know it mustn’t be easy to do, but it will solve a lot of the problems people have with this site hahahaha. Thank you so much for listening!

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  3. KnightSavior

    I agree!

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  4. MCKapo

    Is there a reason that there’s a word cap on your profile description and the book description? I feel like I can hardly say what I want about my book(s) with a 250 word limit.

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    1. cocophony

      I mean, I understand that some users had a bio that was WAYYYYY too long on Figment and I think that is what they are trying to avoid. It really looked unattractive and would push the stories further down the page. But I do think it is too short.

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