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Negative Reaction to Narrative

Garden Gnome Publications ·
I've been active on Steemit discussing what I consider to be some pros to Narrative and doing some recruiting. I'm currently ranked #70 in referral rankings. One of my recruits recently joined and had a negative reaction to the niche approval process. I totally understand why. When new members join, they are immediately encouraged to suggest a niche. Now, human nature being what it is, this new recruit probably didn't do a lot of research to see what niches had already been suggested. So he...
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freedom ·
This would be discouraging to a new user and is valid grounds for an appeal. The best solution would be to redefine the Flash Fiction niche and keep the current definition of the Micro-Fiction niche as they are distinct. Flash Fiction is for 300 words to 1500 word stories Micro-Fiction is a story that is 300 words or less. They can own both niches with a proper description, or keep them separate. https://alpha.narrative.org/hq...al/33968979057856965 With a strong definition, they could try...
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Garden Gnome Publications ·
Okay, wow! I learned some new categories. I've been writing fiction for over 30 years and haven't heard of some of these. But I tend to write longer stories - short stories and longer. Novellas. Sometimes flash fiction, but rarely micro. I do agree that some overlap is okay. All these definitions are arbitrary anyways. One publisher can define flash fiction as anything up to 1,000 words while another defines it as anything up to 1,500 words. Same with novellas, novelettes, and novels.
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Christina Gleason ·
My biggest problem with the Micro Fiction niche is that it provided a MINIMUM of 140 characters in its definition, thereby excluding six word stories and other less-than-a-tweet fiction. I'm hereby asking other members, because that niche suggester has already quit the site because he didn't like the feedback he was given, to reject Micro Fiction for its inaccurate definition. While I had suggested that he instead submit a replacement niche with an accurate description, he's no longer on...
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Emily Barnett ·
Hi @Garden Gnome Publications Frustratingly, I am dealing with the exact same issue within the genre of Street Photography. It is very frustrating, but it is the nature of democracy. The Narrative team @MOLLY O and @Ted are aware of this dilemma of a poorly described, un-purchased, niche's ability to prohibit people from buying a more accurately described niches, due to an ability of someone else rejecting it. They are considering a work around solution, if it serves the system better. I...
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Malkazoid ·
Interesting discussion here. My takeaways are: definitions of word limit categories should define an upper limit, but not a lower one. As the appeal against Flash Fiction suggests, if that is defined as 1000 words or less, without setting any other expectations of length, then it leaves room for niches to define themselves as more restrictive, housing fiction of shorter lengths. Defining the upper limit, and not defining a lower limit or average expected length, removes half of the...
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Drixx Madison ·
I fully agree and wish I could think of an easy solution to suggest. Also, thanks for recruiting on steemit. I've stopped producing new content there and am stockpiling for the general release here. My major gripe over there is that 7 day payout window. I have faith the Narrative team will figure things out.
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Garden Gnome Publications ·
Others have complained about that seven day payout, as well. I don't have an issue with that so much as ending payouts in seven days. I wish we had payouts continuously. But I'm sure if they allowed that it would cause bandwidth issues, or something of that nature. Steemit does have its issues. The major one, I think, is its UI. This is where Narrative has it beat. But I've said all along that Narrative's success will depend on its roll out.
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Emily Barnett ·
@Garden Gnome Publications Actually, I just looked. I haven't voted yet. I was familiar with it but I guess I was still reserving my vote to see how it developed. Reading the comments, It looks like your friend may have left the platform, and is really upset, before the voting is even completed. Given that the niche is still on the approval side of things, I am not even sure why your friend is calling out the Narrative team for making the most unwelcoming, toxic platform out there, just...
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Emily Barnett ·
I agree, Thanks @Garden Gnome Publications thank you for recruiting so many people!
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