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NOV 25, 2010 ADVISORY:
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post May 11 2008, 11:46 PM
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To PK co-mods: please don't lost this post and thread's ID numbers! They've been linked in various places in PK over the years. Be extra careful when using the merge tool.

-- If you need further clarification, please post in the topic that comes closest to your issue. Cite the specific procedure or explanation that's got you stumped. If that topic's locked or if there's no FAQ that comes close to your concern, then you may post here.

-- PK = Portkey.org. Refer to the Fandom Glossary for any unfamiliar words.

-- This thread has at least five posts. If you see fewer than that, then kindly hit Options > Switch to Standard [View] on the top right of this thread.
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-- Often when we say "log in your control panel", we mean "log in http://users.portkey.org."

-- This thread is also labeled as Become an Author on the fanfiction.portkey.org pages' top right below the login panel; and as Common Problems and Solutions in Portkey authors' Author Options menu.

-- Concerns about our Fic Rec-Engine (fanfic recommendations search Engine) should be posted here: Features Request and Bugs

-- If you were linked here from Portkey's Artist Application page, then please look for the question What are PK's rules for hosting fanfics? below. Our rules for hosting fanfics also apply to fanarts.

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NOV 25, 2010 ADVISORY:
Portkey.org forum's temp offline. Please read these FAQs about Portkey's technical issues and discussions about the Deathly Hallows movie.
If you log in in this Portkey.org forum (talk.portkey.org), you'd see a "You do not have permission to view this board" message."
You might need to scroll up a few lines to read this complete advisory.

-- gal-texter on behalf of Portkey.org staff

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post May 12 2008, 01:44 AM
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Questions about mechanics of applying for a PK author license

- How to apply for a PK author license
Related: Where to post fanfics in Portkey.org

- Common reasons fic mods reject applications without reading the sample fics <-- must read for BOTH first-time AND repeat applicants

- Portkey resources for issues in spelling and grammar <-- must read for BOTH first-time AND repeat applicants.

- Minimum Word Counts for stories

- How to register in Portkey's Fanfic Side (and benefits of doing so)

- How to know if author application is still pending or has been approved or declined by a Portkey Fic Mod?

- How long does it take for an author application to be processed?

- What if sample stories were rejected? Can applicants re-submit them?

- How to put story links (URLs) in the application form?

- What if I haven't posted my stories anywhere else yet?

- Where to find a Beta Reader?
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Questions about PK's rules for hosting fanfics:

- What are PK's policies for fic plots, ships and characters?

- Minimum Word Counts for stories

- Tips for rating your story's content equivalent of G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17

- About "Fics must not break PK's ships" rule

- About the rule: "The fanfiction must end with the category it has been entered into romantically involved together." Example: "an H/H fanfic must end with Harry and Hermione together."

- Re: Age Gaps / "No Cross-Generation Pairings" rule

- Re: "No rape themes" rule

- Does PK allow authors to post "next-generation" stories? Ie, fics that revolve around the children of Harry, Hermione, Draco, Ginny, Ron or Luna?

- Why doesn't PK host fics about PK-neutral ships?

- Does PK allow crossover stories of Harry Potter and other fandoms?

- Are slash pairings (or near-slash scenes) allowed in Portkey fanfics?

- Can I submit a story that only has R/LL or D/G or L/J, but no H/H?


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NOV 25, 2010 ADVISORY:
Portkey.org forum's temp offline. Please read these FAQs about Portkey's technical issues and discussions about the Deathly Hallows movie.
If you log in in this Portkey.org forum (talk.portkey.org), you'd see a "You do not have permission to view this board" message."
You might need to scroll up a few lines to read this complete advisory.

-- gal-texter on behalf of Portkey.org staff

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post May 25 2008, 07:03 AM
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Questions about mechanics of posting stories and PK's Author Options menu:

- AUTHORS: Read this BEFORE you hit Remove Story or Remove Chapter!

- How to: upload a story in Portkey (after application was approved by fic mods)

- How to convert documents to HTML

- How to edit a posted chapter or story w/o losing its reviews?

- How to mark a story as 'completed'?

- How can authors see, reply to and get email alerts for fic reviews?

- What can be done about flames (rude/inappropriate reviews)?

- Why don't new or re-posted chapters show up in the "New / Updated" page sometimes?

- How to use different font colors in uploaded stories?

- Why do apostrophes morph into symbols in story/chapter titles? Why can't authors use apostrophes in their pen names?

- How to put paragraph breaks in story summaries?

- How can authors notify readers of stories they took down from Portkey?

- Would the reviews be affected when editing the story's summary or other properties?

- Some of my chapters are missing!

- Discrepancy in chapter statistics for reviews and hits

- Can image or media files (banners, pictures, video/audio screens, etc.) be uploaded in the fanfiction section?
No. Read this particularly the part that forbids using Portkey's sections for purposes other than what the mod team had intended it for.



Issues with chapters saved as Microsoft Word .DOC or .DOCX files

upload shows incomplete text

upload shows one or two numbers at the end of the chapter

Strange symbols or characters show up in uploaded text?

Other issues with Word 2007 .DOCX files



Error Messages:

- "ERROR: We can only accept files in HTML or DOC formats. You uploaded application/octet-stream."

- "ERROR: We can only accept files in HTML or DOC formats. - You uploaded application/msword."

- "ERROR: Uploading to a temporary location... SUCCESSFUL. Tyding chapter text ... FAILED."

- "ERROR: We can only accept files in HTML or DOC formats. You uploaded text/plain."

- "Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded" in uploading chapters

- ERROR: We can only accept files in HTML or DOC formats. You uploaded application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.template.

- WARNING: .... failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/portkey/public_html/sources/functions.php on line ___
Uploading to a temporary location... FAILED

- Got an apostrophe or quotation mark in your Portkey pen name?
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NOV 25, 2010 ADVISORY:
Portkey.org forum's temp offline. Please read these FAQs about Portkey's technical issues and discussions about the Deathly Hallows movie.
If you log in in this Portkey.org forum (talk.portkey.org), you'd see a "You do not have permission to view this board" message."
You might need to scroll up a few lines to read this complete advisory.

-- gal-texter on behalf of Portkey.org staff

[/end of NOV 25, 2010 notice about Portkey.org's tech issues and offline sections]
post May 25 2008, 07:13 AM
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Posts: 6,817
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Hi! Call me Pen. :)

SMUT! Click if you're an adult PK oldbie!
Read our feature on author HARRYS MISTRESS!





Other Questions AFTER getting PK author license:

- How'd you feel when your author application was approved in Portkey?

- Can authors copy their PK stories to other sites? - say, the copy in PK is their only copy of the fic

- Do PK authors need to re-apply (or consult the fic team) for every new story?

- How can authors notify readers about stories taken off PK?

- What can writers do when advised that their story doesn't follow a Portkey policy?

- How can writers consult fic mods about "iffy" chapters? Ie, chapters or stories that they (authors) aren't sure suit Portkey's policies?

- Can image or media files (banners, pictures, video/audio screens, etc.) be uploaded in the fanfiction section?
No. Read this particularly the part that forbids using Portkey's sections for purposes other than what the mod team had intended it for.

- PK resources to help with errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, etc.

- Where to find a Beta Reader?

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NOV 25, 2010 ADVISORY:
Portkey.org forum's temp offline. Please read these FAQs about Portkey's technical issues and discussions about the Deathly Hallows movie.
If you log in in this Portkey.org forum (talk.portkey.org), you'd see a "You do not have permission to view this board" message."
You might need to scroll up a few lines to read this complete advisory.

-- gal-texter on behalf of Portkey.org staff

[/end of NOV 25, 2010 notice about Portkey.org's tech issues and offline sections]
post May 25 2008, 07:58 AM
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avatar: 'Evil H/Hr 2' by Gwendy
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Group: Staff (admins c)
Posts: 6,817
Joined: 2-June 03
From: Pinoy-land
Member No.: 1,281
Hi! Call me Pen. :)

SMUT! Click if you're an adult PK oldbie!
Read our feature on author HARRYS MISTRESS!





Miscellaneous Questions about PK's Fanfic Section
asked by authors and readers




ABOUT REVIEWS, "NEW/UPDATED" ALERTS AND "FAVORITES FICS/AUTHORS":

- Points for signed reviews? What are they for?

- How to see reviews to a story?

- Why had PK scrapped its numerical rating system for its hosted stories?

- How to get emailed alerts of your fav fic's new chapter?

- How can authors know if they've been added to readers' Favorites list?

- Can new/updated fics alerts be disabled without removing the story or author from your Favorites lists?



FANFICTION USER / AUTHOR ACCOUNT:

- Couldn't log into your Portkey account? Forgot your password?

- Why does Portkey require a separate login / registration / account for its fanfiction section?

- What's your PK fanfiction user ID number / author ID number? How can you link your forum posts to your PK author page?

- How to check or change the email address for PK fanfic accounts?

- Can bios be added to or edited in our fanfiction profiles?

- Can PK authors' pen names be changed?

- Someone else has used my forum username to register in the fanfiction section?

- Can image or media files (banners, pictures, video/audio screens, etc.) be uploaded in the fanfiction section?
No. Read this particularly the part that forbids using Portkey's sections for purposes other than what the mod team had intended it for.




SEARCHING FOR FANFICS:

- How to find stories without knowing their titles or authors?
Related Tip: Use Google's advanced search

- Suggestions to improve the fanfiction search



MISCELLANEOUS:

- Where can we challenge or invite people to write stories based on our ideas?

- What to write in copyright disclaimer?

- Can fics be viewed in their entirety instead of per chapter?

- Are there printer-friendly versions of the stories in PK's fanfic side?

- How to know the sequence of stories in a series?

- Character Set (Text) Issues

- Problems with Italics

- Is it OK to continue a story that was abandoned by another author?

- What are alternate ways we can contact authors? Say, for permission to translate their stories?

- Can't read R or NC-17-rated fanfics in another computer

- Why aren't abandoned fics pruned / deleted from the archive?

- Can image or media files (banners, pictures, video/audio screens, etc.) be uploaded in the fanfiction section?
No. Read this particularly the part that forbids using Portkey's sections for purposes other than what the mod team had intended it for.

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IMPORTANT ADVISORY as of Nov 25, 2010:

You have reached Portkey.org's forum. Due to server issues, we've had to put it offline temporarily. As such, only a few FAQs would be visible to visitors.
We will post updates here and / or in Portkey's LiveJournal community (click here) for the time being.
PK members may also post their (politely-worded) thoughts about the DH Movie in that LJ comm. (click here).
If you log in in this Portkey.org forum (talk.portkey.org), you'd see a "You do not have permission to view this board" message.
-- gal-texter (aka penshoppe in LiveJournal) on behalf of Portkey.org staff