Homepages are a space provided for users to express themselves and typically are used as a personal page for users to tell others about themselves. You are not required to make one, however the function is there and is free with every user account.
The Book Manager is a convenient system that allows users to group multiple entries into a single "book." For example, the chapters in a multi-chapter story; or a series of quizzes about a similar topic.
If you already know basic HTML and/or CSS, you can make your homepage or work look however you want. You can look at our HTML Guide and CSS Guide for pointers, or try out the Styles Browser to use one of our pre-made layouts.
GA - General Audiences: May not contain drug references, sexual content or course language. Minimal violence is permitted. Suitable for all ages.
PT - Preteen: May contain mild violence, mild language, mild sexual references, and mild drug references. Sexual themes and crude humor are permitted in moderation. Not suitable for children under the age of 10.
T-13 - Teen Thirteen: May contain moderate language, mild use of obscenties/vulgar terms, non-graphic descriptions of sexual content, mild content, and violence. Not suitable for people under the age of 13.
T-16 - Teen Sixteen: May contain vulgar language, strong violence, strong drug content. Moderate descriptions of sexual content are permitted. Not suitable for people under the age of 16.
EX - Explicit: May contain graphic descriptions of sexual content, large quanities of vulgar language, graphic and/or distrubing violence, and graphc drug content. Not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. These works must be password protected, however distribution of the password is at an author's discretion; so long as it is not displayed in the title or summary of the work in question.
We feel we have very minimal restrictions on content, however some content is prohibited. For a full list, we suggest seeing the Content section of the Terms of Service. Besides the usual prohibition of threatening, illegal, and such in most terms of service we restrict the following content:
Works written entirely in chatspeak.
Graphic descriptions of non consensual sex or sexual acts.
Graphic descriptions of sex or sexual acts by minors are not allowed.
Short version: because we're the mom and we say so! Long version: The line has to be drawn somewhere, perferably on the side that doesn't get us sued. So certain things simply cannot be posted on our site. We've tried to minimize restrictions on content but some limits are required by law and our hosting provider's terms of service.
This is for your protection and ours. By passwording adult content, anyone that wishes to find it has to actively seek it out and cannot accidently stumble upon in. Password distribution is at your discretion, but it cannot be posted in the title or summary of the work it question.
Please file a report here and be able to provide documentation of the original work, preferably dated and a link to the material infringing your work. Please include any other information you feel may be revelvant.
We believe fan works such as fanfiction are transformative works and are therefore protected by fair use. According to the Organization for Trasformative Works, "Fair use favors uses that (1) are noncommercial and not sold for a profit; (2) are transformative, adding new meaning and messages to the original; (3) are limited, not copying the entirety of the original; and (4) do not substitute for the original work." You can learn more by visiting their site.
No. The forums are an intergrated part of the site and you cannot not sign up for a forum account without registering on the site. It's all or nothing. Just because you have an account though doesn't mean you have to post any writing.
If you are typing your work in Microsoft Office Word and copy/pasting over, the auto format feature of Word may be turning your quotations into those fancy curly quotation marks. We are unable to read or dispaly these specialized characters. Disable auto format or type your works up in a different program.
Internet Explorer has a mode for running older websites called Compatibility View. Having this on will break some of the functions on the home page. To turn off Compatibility View, go to Tools in Internet Explorer and make sure that Compatibility View is unchecked.
If you run across any bugs or glitches, please report it here. Be sure to include as much information as possible, including the URL of the page where you encountered the problem and what web browser you were using when it happened.