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Offline sulfuras

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Moving stories.
« on: 03. January 2018, 04:17:47 AM »
I understand that the goal is to increase participation and conversation in this forum by having a 30 post minimum to gain access to the story section. However it would have been nice to have been able to finish one of the few stories that those of us under 30 posts were actually able to engage in and enjoy.

Offline bfat

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Re: Moving stories.
« Reply #1 on: 03. January 2018, 06:28:10 AM »
Agreed. It's a stupid policy.

Offline Braceface2015

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Re: Moving stories.
« Reply #2 on: 03. January 2018, 08:35:36 AM »
I started out the same place you are right now. Spend some time looking for new pictures and posting the urls to them. There are many places to look for good pictures. Try facebook, instagram, or any of the other social media places. Try looking for video's. Write a story if that is something you like to do. Find movies with braces in them. [u]Do not complain about the rules here, that will not get you approved for the story section. [/u]

Contribute to the group in a constructive way. No one is forcing you do be a member of this forum. If you do not like the rules, you do not have to stay.

There are lots of stories available after you contribute to this group. Have patience. Help make this a good place to be.

There are over 50 stories currently available to members who are actively contributing.

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Offline Braceface2015

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Re: Moving stories.
« Reply #3 on: 03. January 2018, 08:52:51 AM »
Write about yourself. If you have had or still have braces, tell us about what you like or don't like about them? If you like the fantasy of having braces, what would you like to have as a treatment? If you would like or have fake braces, talk about that.

There are some people here who shared about their past/present/future treatment, and others who talk about wearing fake braces. I (probably) have the largest collection of braces related stories on the forum, and it is growing thanks to the members here who are contributing to my collection.

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Offline bfat

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Re: Moving stories.
« Reply #4 on: 03. January 2018, 14:43:38 PM »
I'm not complaining, I'm just noting that this rule has never made sense. If the organizers of this site don't like constructive criticism, oh well.

Policies and rules should be revisited and evaluated, and it's pretty clear the "reward for contributions" structure hasn't worked. Why not just admit it? My suspicion is there would be many more than 50 stories here, after however many years (is this site 10 years old now?) if they weren't hidden away where nobody can find them and if they weren't limited by a random regulation. The main stories YOU have are STILL the ones that have been kicking around since before this site was started.

And it obviously doesn't work effectively as an incentive to get more image/video posts – the vast majority of those are by one person, with a scant handful of others every week, most also longtime contributors. The super poster clearly loves doing it, since s/he doesn't need more posts to get access, and the others have specific interests. That's great, and I am grateful for their efforts. But this message board clearly hasn't changed the poster-lurker divide. It would make more sense, at this point, after this many years, to admit that some people like to find and post images and others don't.

Even an amateur review of the posts and who posts them makes it quite clear that the policy hasn't been successful.

Offline polonius

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Re: Moving stories.
« Reply #5 on: 03. January 2018, 16:15:42 PM »
Couldn’t agree more. Stupid rule, doesn’t work. But mods never seem to listen any time this comes up.

Offline OtherNotion

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Re: Moving stories.
« Reply #6 on: 04. January 2018, 03:59:42 AM »
I would tend that it's a little disappointing that a well written story got moved before folks, some of whom haven't hit 30 posts got the chance to read. I also wonder how the creator feels about it being suddenly moved? That said best to play ball, don't shit post and what have you. As a new person I don't want to make waves but I agree with the sentiment that rules should always be reevaluated. It's a small community and strict adherence to rules can drive new people away.

Offline caster72401

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Re: Moving stories.
« Reply #7 on: 04. January 2018, 14:50:32 PM »
Disappointing is an understatement! Allowing people to indulge in content such as stories, which most have all seemed to disappear from the net, would in my opinion would encourage more forum interaction. But rules are rules!

Offline bracedinboston

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Re: Moving stories.
« Reply #8 on: 05. January 2018, 14:19:48 PM »
I post here regularly but can not access story.  How can I access stories?

Offline Braceface2015

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Re: Moving stories.
« Reply #9 on: 05. January 2018, 18:01:43 PM »
Send Marty a PM asking for access.

Offline tg2002

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Re: Moving stories.
« Reply #10 on: 10. May 2018, 05:46:26 AM »
It makes people actually contribute to the forum. I think it should stay

Offline retained

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Re: Moving stories.
« Reply #11 on: 11. May 2018, 01:55:35 AM »
Yes, I also think it should stay.