GA Stories

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So GayAuthors (GA) is making a pretty huge change. A change that affects the basic fabric of what they offer. They’re replacing eFition/hosted authors/promising authors with a new system called GA Stories. From what I have been told, eFiction didn’t work so well. So they coded this system to work with the forum code.

Up until this I published some of my stuff under eFiction. One of the big cons is that authors have to move their own stuff over. I’m lazy, and generally don’t have a lot of time. I’d much rather be writing than having to move my stories over to the new system. But that’s not the reason I’m never going to post on GA again.

The reason is reputation. Every forum post on GA, blog post, story and chapter can be evaluated for reputation. If you don’t have enough, your story could remain in peer review forever. There is no way to get it out. So if you’re an author who simply can’t (or doesn’t want to) participate, but only wants to post a story, you’re screwed.

And that’s why I’m not going to be posting on GA. I don’t have a great reputation myself. Not my fault, I’m just not huge on visiting forums and I prefer WordPress to their blogging platform.

Ah well. I can still post on there when my stories are updated. Too bad really.

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