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ukadmin
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Kat, you must already be logged in or else you couldn't post a forum message!

 

 

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Posted : March 21, 2017 12:53 pm
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ukadmin
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Also, kats, I've just looked and you have two submissions in draft and you are currently editing one so I guess that means you have successfully logged in and found your work?

Note: It also says you are online on these forums so yes, you are logged in.

NOTE: It might be best to delete your cookies and history for UKA & WABD websites as they might be causing conflicts due to the domain changes (this applies to ALL users).

UKA webmaster

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Posted : March 21, 2017 12:58 pm
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Yes, I seem to have caught up with myself. Getting used to the old/new/old UKA again. Bear with me. :^)

 

Kim  x

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Posted : March 21, 2017 1:02 pm
savvi
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I like the new UKA site it seems easy to use, like many I have struggled to embrace the WABD format, but happy to be part of anything going forward as much as I can, including MOD if needed. Whatever it takes to keep the ink flowing. Keith

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Posted : March 21, 2017 2:38 pm
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@ gothicman: Yes, unfortunately the world has moved on in a lot of ways and as you say, Facebook has a big draw. Factor in other outlets now like WattPad (which I've looked at and decided I couldn't get on with) and it's clear UKA (and ABCTales, which I was frankly amazed to discover is still going) have serious competition and not everyone is going to have as much reason as I have/had to carry on hovering around the periphery. Beyond everything I mentioned before, Andrea (and Richard, actually) also helped to set me on my current career trajectory. Inadvertent it may have been, but without that opportunity (and indeed, encouragement in Andrea's case) I wouldn't be where I am today - skint, starving, cold, and wishing that self-employment didn't suck so much. ;-D
But yeah, in the final analysis I could never turn my back entirely on this place because of the people and the feelings they create. You won't find that on FB or in any of the mostly superficial, bright and shiny (or shite and briny, depending on your POV) places.

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Posted : March 21, 2017 5:18 pm
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andrea
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Awwww, bloody hell, I've come over all weepy...

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Posted : March 21, 2017 8:47 pm
ukadmin
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Is he one of the seven dwarfs? 😉
 
Posted by: andrea

Awwww, bloody hell, I've come over all weepy...

UKA webmaster

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Posted : March 21, 2017 8:49 pm
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Posted by: andrea

Am I too old to learn new stuff? Am I hell!

Backend here I come...

Now that is spooky, Sweety.  The second line is exactly what I said to my girlfriend after coming home from the pub.  The first line is how she replied to me.  We created some wonderful memories together that night.  *sigh* 

Instead of trying to undo the biting of the old apple/I bite a new one instead/And with a toothless grin/Become a Dionysian among Christians.

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Posted : March 22, 2017 12:32 am
amman
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Really like the newish site.  Will start posting again.

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Posted : March 22, 2017 3:12 am
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sirat
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I think the present format seems to be fine. But even if it isn't, I think it's important to stop making these radical changes and get back to what matters – submitting work, reading it and commenting on it. My fear is that people will begin to get bored with what comes across as navel-gazing and move off to pastures new. The nuts and bolts of the site don't really matter all that much. We need a settled period of consolidation now, no more changes please!

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Posted : March 24, 2017 10:29 am
sirat
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Unless I'm pressing all the wrong buttons, which is perfectly possible, the option to continue editing your story while it's stored prior to publication seems to have disappeared. I normally use that quite a lot. I hope we're getting it back again.

Thanks.

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Posted : April 11, 2017 7:39 am
ukadmin
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Here's a short (7 min) vid to demonstrate how to alter a scheduled sub to a draft and vice versa, and how to find your submissions via the YOU tab in the blue nav bar above.

I know that the YOU tab is not very intuitive and people are finding it difficult to navigate their submissions. I will be creating a better 'YOU' page soon to make it more straightforward to organise your submissions and other content.

Hope this helps.

Direct link to view in full screen

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Posted : April 11, 2017 10:40 am
sirat
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 Thanks both. That's all I needed to know. Problem solved.

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Posted : April 12, 2017 9:58 am
mikeverdi
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What the fuck is everyone going on about???  As far as I can see old and new members are posting both prose and poetry. The forums seem to be drawing comments. I'm not sure what else is required.  Except money to run and improve the site of course. There are some great writers on here, better than any other site. Lets big it up not knock it down.

Mike

"Fuck them if they can't take a joke"

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Posted : April 12, 2017 2:24 pm
ionicus
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Hi, Mike, as you say contributors are contributing, readers are reading (not many comments though) and the forum is drawing comments.
As far as I can see there is no need for a major overhaul but there are some minor refinements that could be done within the current framework.
I would like to see picks and nominations listed by author alphabetically;

the poetry section on the front page showing 'comments/no comments' like in the prose;

access to authors' page to be able to read their work (if at all possible);

I don't think that members are trying to knock the site down but are genuinely making useful suggestion. I know that budgets are tight and time for the administration is limited but I believe some fine-tuning is achievable.

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Posted : April 12, 2017 4:00 pm
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