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I never said or wanted to try to sound like I was forced to sign, I know I wasn't and I wasn't trying to sound like I was.

I really hope you three aren't comparing the one liners in the other threads to those horrible statements. Seriously.

I will be the first to admit that Ive broken dozens of rules over the years and been banned more times then the Outlaw Lord himself. (We'll have to tally that up and figure that one out for the hell of it sometime Brian, but my bets are I got ya beat.) Anyway, even right now, I agree with BL that were breaking the RR rule with "Wanted: Dead or Alive". BUT, we became very wary of allowing anyone else into the story because the vast major of writers that are now on the RR board cant keep in the form of writing that USED to be the nature of a RR.

So yeah were in the wrong, but can you blame us? I have to say that if half the people who used to participate in the old RR's were to return, they would be utterly appauled with the current existance of the RR boards. I only wish enough of them were still around and would speak up, I cant possibly be the only 'older' memeber that misses the days of "Buckshot" and so many other old style RR's.

MaryAnne, MeadowMufn, if you wish, I... dont mind if Wanted Dead or Alive is moved, but if it aint hurting nothing I'd sure like to have it left there.

Im so glad that this is finally been put in the open, maybe, just maybe if the RR is cleaned up and changed alil more authors who used to enjoy it will find there way back. Im really at an end as to what to suggest for new rules, I just dont know. I think just tightening up on designated boards for different kinds of stories would make a big difference.

)~* Chet

Your "Wanted" story really should be in the Fics in Progress section, if you're not allowing anyone else to post to it. Sorry. LOL. I probably shouldn't make an exception as I've allowed exceptions all this time and this is why we're in the mess we're in!

I'm going to move the thread and leave a temporary redirect.

Meantime, to add to what Mufn said, yes our forums program has a lot of tools that we can use to exercise our rights as citizens and vote. LOL. There's the Rate Thread feature, there's also the reputation feature. If really feel that somebody's post to a story was inconsistent with the story line or totally offbase, (or you think it was brilliant!) you can approve or disapprove with the post and also comment on it.

At the top of each person's post, on the right hand side, there's the number of the post and then there's a little scale of justice next to that. Click on that and drop down box will show. Simply click either you approve or disapprove and you can type a comment (optional).

The reputation thing is what causes the black/green/red boxes that some people have. You can imagine the red boxes are not good. LOL

Also, again like Mufn said, don't be afraid to tell us admins what's going on or if you're not happy with something. If we don't know, we assume everything's hunky dory and then when we find out it's not it could be too late. We don't want that. We wanna keep HNet an enjoyable place for y'all and there's no reason that a few bad apples should be ruinin' if for everyone else.

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Ok, I've read or looked at this entire thread. I learned a lot. First thanks to BoJamesDuke for her comments on mine and Bethie88's stories. When we atrated writing them they were open and therefore posted in the right place, however after a couple totally way off posts we started 'cueing' each other. So like Chet and BL if you want to move Going Home, Going Home Again, Going Home 3 and Danged fool it is fine with me, too.

"Another thing I'd like to mention is, at the top of every thread in the forums, there's a "Rate Thread" option where you can rate the quality of the thread from 1 to 5 stars. I think this is an option we should utilize in the FF/RR section. If a thread gets a certain amount of stars under 3, we will move the thread to an "archive" section where the authors may still work on it, but it will not be in the main FF/RR section and will not show up in the latest threads on the main page of HazzardNet. Essentially, we will be giving members a vote in the quality of the Round Robins. The admins will make final decisions, but will take these votes into account when we decide whether or not to move a thread." I have never paid attention to the rating option, BUT I WILL FROM NOW ON!! :)

On Dukes Goes to Dallas I even pm'd one of the writers and showed them like 4 posts put together and made in to paragraphs and how it would read better.

As for daisydukeXenosstrait sounding as if she was forced to sign the petition. SIgning it is one thing continueing to post things like "She laughed" OR "He smiled" as an entire post needs to stop!!!

And there are several writers that are involved in 5-7 or more 'stories' at once. HOW can you possible keep up with a story line in that many stories????

MaryAnne if you are moving our stories where they go how about moving someo of the RP's that are not stories where they go? See we aren't unreasonable.

DixieDavenport

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Yeah... like Dixie said. If Wanted Dead or Alive cant be an exception, then all these RP stories need to be moved to. Ive begged, Ive done everything I can to help DaisyXEnos to not continue doing this and if so continue it where it belongs.

I dont mind that Wanted Dead or Alive got moved, its where it belongs now, but RPs in the RR board just aint where they belong either.

Also it would take me an entire day of effort to make a vote over all the posts that dont make sense or go along with the stories around here anymore. People just are not working to gether like they once did, ya'll need to converse alittle outside of the story, and say "hey how about I do this, what are you gonna do next?" Work together! Its not rocket science.

}~*Chet

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Yeah... like Dixie said. If Wanted Dead or Alive cant be an exception, then all these RP stories need to be moved to. Ive begged, Ive done everything I can to help DaisyXEnos to not continue doing this and if so continue it where it belongs.

I dont mind that Wanted Dead or Alive got moved, its where it belongs now, but RPs in the RR board just aint where they belong either.

Also it would take me an entire day of effort to make a vote over all the posts that dont make sense or go along with the stories around here anymore. People just are not working to gether like they once did, ya'll need to converse alittle outside of the story, and say "hey how about I do this, what are you gonna do next?" Work together! Its not rocket science.

}~*Chet

I never said or wanted to try to sound like I was forced to sign, I know I wasn't and I wasn't trying to sound like I was.

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I've read through this thread and thought about it....so now I guess I will throw in my two cents...

I admit...I have used one-liners before...I really try not to, but sometimes it makes for a smooth transition so the other person can continue....and my one liners tend to be more than three or four words... As Mary Anne said, there may be on occasion a time when something like that is needed...as my aunt used to say, "There should be a place for everything and everything in its place."

For me though, I take my writing very seriously...I am choosy about who I write with, who I RP with and even the stories I read. I am definately not easy to please. I am a teacher after all...As such, if I see a story that is one liner after one liner, or jumps from one thought to another, it drives me crazy. It just makes for poor writing...the readers get bored...and chances are...when you do so many one liners, the "flow" is not there, making it very hard to read.

Don't get me wrong, I am by no means a writing expert. But I have written enough to know what makes for a good story, and constant one liners do not. Besides...I think Hazzardnet is a quality site...I think the admin strives to keep quality high on the threads and with the members. I think the fan fics andd rrs should be no exception to that.

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I totally agree with you DaisyMae Hazzardnet is defenitely a quality site. I have visited others that as my gramma would say "can't hold a candle to hnet". And I think we should make sure that the fanfics whether in the rr or other areas are of good quality that everyone can be proud of.

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Agreed. :D

I should clarify as well that I'm no expert on writing either, but I've been around the internet long enough, I've been writing long enough and I've seen enough of other fandoms and sites to know what works and what doesn't.

An additional note, I've amended the Story Ideas/Fics in Progress section to also say Collaborative Efforts. As I'm sure y'all can tell I've been cleaning out the RR section here and moving fics over to the Collaborative Efforts section. Just so y'all know, the redirects will be good for a month and then will fall off.

I also want to add that I appreciate everyone's thoughts on this so far and that things have remained constructive and civil. LOL. Thank ya.

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I really hope you three aren't comparing the one liners in the other threads to those horrible statements. Seriously.

I've no idea. I've been gone weeks at a time, for months at a stretch. I just jumped on this thread and started some jokes to be a smarty-pants because it said "say no to one-liners." One-liners are a popular form of casual humor. Just like my job description.

I don't think we've made any horrible statements. Bad jokes, yes, statements, no.

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I agree with BL that were breaking the RR rule with "Wanted: Dead or Alive". BUT, we became very wary of allowing anyone else into the story because the vast major of writers that are now on the RR board cant keep in the form of writing that USED to be the nature of a RR.

I cant possibly be the only 'older' memeber that misses the days of "Buckshot" and so many other old style RR's.

)~* Chet

Would've been nice if Buckshot had been finished. One liner stories are similar to how a tv or movie script are written.

In 2000 or 2001, there was an rr that had one liners and descriptive writing. At the time, didn't know many people and scared. The basic theme was to have fun and not be serious!

Almost a decade later, remember the friendship & encouragement that strangers gave, than what happened in the adventure.

I respect everyone's feelings on the manner whether they agree or not.

Daney

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Would've been nice if Buckshot had been finished. One liner stories are similar to how a tv or movie script are written.

In 2000 or 2001, there was an rr that had one liners and descriptive writing. At the time, didn't know many people and scared. The basic theme was to have fun and not be serious!

Almost a decade later, remember the friendship & encouragement that strangers gave, than what happened in the adventure.

I respect everyone's feelings on the manner whether they agree or not.

Daney

Yet again, leave it to Daney to be a fence sitter.

Say NO to one-liners.

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