Need some volunteers to help with the submissions queue

Hi all,

As you know, I have been sucking majorly about processing the submissions queue. So I'd like to ask for some help.

I'd like some volunteers to pre-screen the queue. Most of the time I spend is spent finding the actual first page link (because nobody submits it), checking that the pages are linked together, and reading a few parts to see if the piece is worth listing at all (I currently reject for terrible writing and stuff for which we have very little audience).

Because the site software is such a mess, what I'll likely do is create a google sheet or something with the data, and would like two or three volunteers to check the links and up/down vote for listing. Then I can just do the software wrangling to actually post the finished products.

Any interest?



I can probably be of assistance. Least I can do for the site, really.

I'm interested. Happy to help however I can if I may.

I am swamped until Val Day, but after, I can help.

I could help if you like.

I'd love to volunteer.

I'm down.

Thanks all. I'll set this up in the coming week.

I would like to help too. I must disclaim I am the author of one of the entries in the queue (Shatterbrain), but I would gladly lend a hand on all of the others.


Huh. Are anonymous posts a thing now?

@Chrysalis That's EmptyPattern. They had their account deleted after posting that comment so it got turned from a member comment to an anonymous comment by default. I think accounts get deleted like that if they aren't active enough after being created as some kind of anti-spam measure.

Unverified accounts get automatically deleted after a grace period. They aren't supposed to be able to do anything until verified. But, clearly, there's a problem somewhere.

I've sent out a spreadsheet invitation and instructions to 5 of you (those of you who've been around the site for a while). I'll do my level best to process anything that's ready to go on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Thanks for your help with this!

I've requested access permission to the spreadsheet with my Gmail account, Dirgewriter. Excited to assist, here.

I took the liberty of sending you the link on the specified account, Shaeor. I hope that's alright, Chris.

I'm just popping into this thread to clarify something I noticed on one of the recent listings. Threadbare's listing links to RoyalRoad, but that seems like it conflicts with the note on the submissions page that listings here shouldn't point to large sites with their own extensive communities?

I started reading them today. Sorry, the project slipped my mind.

I checked on three of them today. I'll try to get a few every day.

All three I read haven't been updated in a month, but I'm not sure that means they are abandoned? I haven't updated mine in a couple months, but I plan to get back to it after I finish this novel and send it.

@Rhodeworks, there are multiple listings on WFG that are linked to RRL, including mine. RRL was way smaller 4 years ago and passed through that rule. There was a thread a couple months ago asking people's opinions on continue to accept them, but I'm not sure if any actual ruling came out of that.

As far as I can tell, the basic decision is that RRL fics will continue to be fine until they aren't. Optimally, this site does like, twenty new listings a month, and the real fear is getting flooded by authors from sites that do like, a thousand new stories a day. A slow drip gives each writer a better chance to be noticed, and gives the queue checking guys a chance to get through it all. So RoyalRoad is fine, because it isn't flooding WFG... yet. Feel free to let me know if I got any of that wrong, Chris.