Is Underlined Better Than Figment?

By @Chesster
Is Underlined Better Than Figment?

Is Underlined better than Figment? Can Underlined become better than Figment? Here we look at and talk about Underlined, the site that replaced Figment.

Chapter 1

Is Underlined Better Than Figment?

Is Underlined better than Figment? The answer to that question is a big fat NO. It is far behind from being better. But the real question we should be asking is this, can Underlined become better than Figment? Yes! It can! In fact, anything new can beat, or this case be better than the older product.

So that brings us to another question. Why isn’t Underlined better than Figment? Well, some of you might’ve heard about, or been there with the whole Halo 5 Guardians crisis. Which damaged the Halo community greatly. 343 Industries released Halo 5 Guardians, to early, they released an unfinished game. So many features were missing, and many features were buggy. The A.I. was stupid, Warzone intro troubles, and so on. Basically, Halo fans, and I’m one of them were hurt. They broke our trust, 343i, we can’t trust them on delivering a good Halo game because of Halo 5. Well, Halo Wars 2 came along and has helped save the franchise from collapsing.

The same thing has happened with Underlined, it was released too early. Follow button not working, there isn’t even a comment section on people’s profile pages! Instead, you have to comment on their book! Like seriously what has happened? Where are the badges saying us Figment users came from Figment? Where is moderation on this site? There are people on here spamming the site with Asian books! New video games, new writing websites, need more time put into creating them, for them to be good. Several months or even one year isn’t enough. I would say two years, or even three years is better.

Can Underlined become better than Figment? It can. Here are some suggestions Team U (Team Underlined).

1.) Add badges.

2.) Make it so we have our own comment sections on our profiles. So we don’t have to use a book.

3.) Remove spam.

These are just a few suggestions. To help this site.

I would’ve kept Figment instead of making a whole new site. You had the perfect site, then you got rid of it, wait what, you got rid of Figment? You had a working functional site but you got rid of it. Yes, you have reasons for getting rid of it because it wasn’t making money for you, the inactivity of moderation (your own moderation), but you could’ve kept a working site, you could’ve tried to spend more time with it and bring it back to its golden age, but you cut it off. In the end, your reasons for getting rid of it turn into excuses, not reasons at all, just a bunch of poor excuses.

And yes, you could look at my argument as a child complaining, but when us Figgy users get angry I know that it sucks to see and hear it, but, but it comes from a place of caring, and so on. When we Figment users become apathetic then that is a problem that needs to be addressed. I would say it is better to evoke any emotion even frustration and anger, but also jubilation and excitement and that those emotions are a good thing because there is a connection with the writer who dislikes what is happening. Which means people are interested because having interested people is better than having apathetic ones. Because, who knows, it could just take a few more bad decisions by you Random House, then maybe Underlined will end. I would’ve kept Figment, not delete it.

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  1. carlypeters

    I loved figment and after nearly a year am trying to get back to using Underlined (I tried when it first switched and was very unhappy). I’m not quite sure how it all works, but trying to make an effort. I miss the ease in which I was able to get reviewed by others and swap! Looking forward to figuring out this system and hopefully enjoying it.

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    1. Chesster

      Figment users created their own writing site Imagine Ink http://www.theimagineink.com also I myself have moved to Wattpad, of course, some users from Figment stayed here. But the majority of Figment users went to Imagine Ink.

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      1. carlypeters

        Just registered there! I hadn’t heard of it before. Thank you for the information!

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        1. Chesster

          Cool. I hope you enjoy it!

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  2. draekaan_frostaerian

    Looking back at this point…..I MISS FIGMENT SO FREAKING MUCH
    WAS IT REALLY ONLY LAST FEBRUARY???!!! CAUSE IT FEELS LIKE IT’S BEEN THREE YEARS

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    1. Chesster

      I miss Figment too.

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  3. TeamU

    We know that so many people were sad to see Figment go, and we hope that you’re willing to give us a chance! We are a brand new site, and with that comes a brand new chance to learn and grow together. What we loved most about Figment was the community, and we know how long that takes to build. We’re working on functionality and appreciate your patience! We’re in this together!

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    1. Chesster

      Thanks, Team U for checking out this “writing project”, if you read on you’ll see why Figment is so awesome, and what I like about Underlined.

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  4. Madison

    Yes and no.

    There are some things I like better about Underlined. I feel like the swapping system is good, maybe because it’s newer and everyone’s willing to give more feedback. Chapter by chapter swaps are more common for novels.

    Spam is still bad. The profile comments thing dbothered me at first, but not as much anymore. The forums are a bit weird. I feel like the staff isn’t as receptive as they were earlier on, but I may be totally wrong. I know that website development takes a lot of time, so I’m staying patient and hoping that a Underlined continues to grow for the better. 🙂

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    1. Madison

      The censorship bothers me a lot, too. I’m hoping that might be replaced with a rating system, so everybody can be happy.

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    2. Chesster

      I haven’t swapped yet on here. But I’m starting to become more active on here so I might do some swaps later. So I can’t speak about the swapping system.

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  5. HRJafael

    I would also love for Underlined to feature scripts or plays, both legitimate works of fiction. Its interesting that they allow fan-fiction so why not plays? Some people are great playwrights as others are great screenwriters (for TV, movies, etc.) I wish those formats got more love in the publishing world.

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    1. Chesster

      I can get behind that! Though I don’t do script or plays. But I don’t think that will hurt I’m going to add more to this work. But right now I’m doing school.

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    2. Madison

      I’m writing a musical on and off, plus poetry. We do need more variance when it comes to format.

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  6. ObsidianLightX3

    I kinda wish that not only is there a “new” uploads thing, but I miss the “recently updated” thing. That can be quiet helpful for both readers and writers.

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    1. Madison

      Me, too. I write novels, so I really wish it would show when I update my works, so my works can continue to get attention.

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    2. Chesster

      I agree!

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  7. HRJafael

    I couldn’t agree with this more. They are slowly making improvements since the launch but they its slow-going. Why? You already listed the reason: they deleted a good website and decided to build from scratch, effectively shooting themselves in the foot. So far it seems like they are learning from their mistakes on Figment but due to the decision to start new from the ground up, any new changes will be slow. Just hang in there, I suppose. It will get better.

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    1. Chesster

      Yeah… they are learning from the mistakes, just like 343i.

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        Their not the

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