I just did it. Sorry, we were off for the Holidays
Is anyone still doing the story validations?
Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas!!
It's just a rating that people give you for your story. Whether they liked it and whatnot.
A lot of the random stories also have a thumbs up by the rating. Like, this story is rated accurately or something?
I want you to know, I have no idea. Maybe someone liked it? I was trying to see if it was because it was finished, but I looked at my stuff, and that's not the case. Sorry, I'm not more helpfu
Sorry, but what does the thumbs up by one of my story titles mean?
@RaelyBae: I've sent you a message based on the email you signed up with on this site.
I forgot my forum login. Can someone help me?
I forgot my forum login. Can someone help me?
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This site and our name symbolizes that we are the leaders of our field, taking control of an often obscure title and turning it into a symbol of pride. We may never see our work in print or flying off the shelves, but we know who we are and what we stand for. If you intend to haunt our medium and instill a strong symbol of leadership and fearlessness into a craft that is largely misunderstood and thankless and yet you intend to push forward in spite of the odds, this is the site for you.
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This is just a small update on combating the spambots we've been seeing around lately. I appreciate everyone who has taken the time on submitting their pesky accounts on the forum.
Which, by the way, if you need to register a forum account, you will have to tell us--in whatever way is convenient for you whether here or in the shoutbox or emailing one of us--what your username is so we may be able to validate your account on the forum.
Anyway, we have seen that the CAPTCHA has not quite done its job in preventing spammers from infiltrating our site but I have turned on random generated passwords when one signs up for our site. This means that upon registering, you will be given an email with a password you then must use to log in. But don't worry, you can still change your password to whatever you want once you log in and change it in the settings.
Hopefully, this will slow down or, more favorably, completely stop spammers from polluting our site with their infuriating spam reviews and accounts. I appreciate the patience and understanding you guys have shown us.
[ Cross-posted onto our Facebook group, as well. ]
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It's been pretty quiet around here concerning staff and the site itself. For those of you unaware, we have had a change in staff where a couple of our moderators have stepped down due to some real life priorities. We are not looking for any staff members to fill the now empty ranks since things seem to be pretty breezy lately. For that, we must thank Becky for all the hard work she continues to put into the site.
You're the real MVP, Beckums!
Unfortunately, the spam issue is still around. Dot and I have been a pinch busy with real life issues as it has basically made it hard for us to be around like we used to be but we also try to ensure that the lights stay on. We haven't had any trouble besides the spammers so if I may ask that everyone put up with them for a while longer, that'd be great. Additionally, we have given our authors the permissions to delete any review as they see fit (since these are your stories and your content), I must ask that you delete any spam review that is sent your way.
However, to be extra helpful, we do have an open thread on the forum to submit the accounts of these pesky spammers. Becky will lock them and I will delete these accounts as soon as I can get to them.
I believe that really is the last thing for announcements or updates. Thank you for sticking with us and the staff here at the Vanguard hope that you guys get to enjoy the upcoming holidays!
I am going to put this here since our forum registration sees a lot of spam bots as well. Bikky herself states to email her at:
"Send me a fb message. Flag me down in the shoutout box. Anything to be like "DON'T DELETE MY FORUM SIGNUP ACCOUNT!!!""
--Felina on 1 2 Comments
Today is Felina’s birthday! Our fearless leader, as the saying goes, and a long-time, long-standing member of Staff turned Owner. She deserves your attention and well wishes today, so I hope you will join me in celebrating her!
For those of you who have been long time members of GOtV (even from Freedom of Speech days!) you will undoubtedly be familiar with Felina and her presence here in our Archive and Community; she has been a member of Staff for a number of years. The dedication she has continually shown this Archive and Community through the years, through numerous Staff and Owner changes (until becoming Owner herself!) and her commitment to this Archive has never wavered. The years pass and times may bring change, both good and bad, but one thing that has been such a gift to this Archive is that Felina has been consistent and present through all of it. I can say from experience, firsthand, that the Archive would not still be standing as it is without Felina; we all owe her so much for her countless time spent maintaining and assisting this Archive in it’s continued success. Thank you so much for all you do and have done, Felina!
Outside of her dedication to our space here, Felina is a woman to admire for both her natural born talents when it comes to writing (and artistry in general!) alongside her years of work to continuously improve her talents—even going to college to study and polish her writing to professional levels. I can speak from personal experience to her talents and what it has been like to receive her gifts in writing, as she is my writing partner, and how proud I am of her that she never stops. We all know writing is difficult; it’s a struggle to keep going and the older you get, the longer you’re a writer, the harder still it can be—but Felina doesn’t let anything stop her ambition and her wants when she sets her mind to a project or an idea and through that dedication I have seen her talents grow to something both unattainable and inspiring. I know that’s something all of you can appreciate as writers as well, and I want to tell you here in this public space, Felina, how proud I am of you. I tell you all the time you’re #goals and though you always laugh off the silly way I say it, I hope you know how much I mean that. You’re my writing partner because I know I have a lot I can learn from you, and I feel very privileged to be close enough to you to benefit directly from your skill. Thank you for that, and I know I speak for many when I say that I cannot wait to see where your talents take you in the future.
To any of you who are new, you may not know that Felina is my best friend (has been for the last eight years) and I met her here on GOtV, back when it was called Freedom of Speech. This Archive has a very special place in our hearts, which is why we decided to take over ownership of the Site rather than let it die when the previous owners wanted to let it go. Here in this space where we first met, Felina, I want to tell you how much I love you. You have been such a support to me all of these years, and there is no one else I would rather have spent this time with. I hope you have a fantastic birthday, and that you know here, publicly, in this space you helped shape and now allow to continue to grow and thrive, how much you are loved and thought of, today and every day.
Happy Birthday, sweetheart!
Dot, the GOtV Staff, and Community
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