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  • Wondering why my story was deleted. Hello I attempted to upload my story here over a year ago. It was denied to I made many changes to attempt to improve my story. However, when I tried to reupload the story, it was deleted again for “being re-uploaded after it was denied”. Is there absolutely no way a writer can improve their story in this wiki?? Once a story is denied is it permanently denied leaving the author no way to improve? I can't get in touch with the moderator who denied the story

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    • You can leave messages on staff pages (the users with orange name tags) to ask why (in this case, Empyrealinvective). I don't know how many stories actually improve themselves to the point of being readable and up to posting standards, if it actually was a complete overhaul it'd maybe get through with review. Otherwise there's a solid chance the writer did not improve much except fix a few typos and add more complexity as opposed to making the story readable overall.

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    • Hi Katerthered,

      As William stated, you can check your talk page and send a message to the Admin who deleted your story for clarification on the deletion reasoning. It is highly recommended to NOT use the Wiki as your only source for a story as the site is not liable for the loss of it. However, it is possible a copy is maintained to which you can inquire about it. You should have a back-up of it offsite though.

      Now, there are resources available to assist writers. Please check out the Writer's Workshop, an area designed to allow the community to provide guidance and recommendation for improvements to a story. This is the to-go spot to post your story in prior to the main site.

      If you're trying to re-upload a previously deleted story then you'll need to go through the appeal process.

      Hope this helps.

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    • Katethered00 wrote: Wondering why my story was deleted. Hello I attempted to upload my story here over a year ago. It was denied to I made many changes to attempt to improve my story. However, when I tried to reupload the story, it was deleted again for “being re-uploaded after it was denied”. Is there absolutely no way a writer can improve their story in this wiki?? Once a story is denied is it permanently denied leaving the author no way to improve? I can't get in touch with the moderator who denied the story

      First and foremost, you haven't attempted to get in touch with me on this site. There are multiple ways to improve your writing such as the writer's workshop, links in the deletion message, and messaging an admin asking them to point out the issues that resulted in your story failing to meet our quality standards.

      Instead of doing that, you've created multiple accounts to reupload the story with minimal changes made each time. Your story was posted originally over a year ago, and very little has been fixed in the time since.

      We can help out if you ask, but you do have to ask. Being duplicitous and re-uploading your story multiple times using multiple accounts is not only against our site rules, but it's also not helping you improve.

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    • It is true, the majority of stories that have gone through Deletion Appeal have been denied. That, in my opinion, isn't because it's nearly impossible to get a deleted story approved for re-upload, but because most people don't put in the required work/effort to improve their stories and pass the site's quality standards. Some people immediately go through Deletion Appeal without making any changes at all to their story.

      As far as I know, there have been only four stories accepted through Deletion Appeal since I came to the site in February of 2018. Simply put, those who work hard to improve their stories have a much better chance of seeing them on the site.

      A few ways to improve are:

      • Seeking critique of your stuff. The Writer's Workshop is a great place for this, but certainly not the only place. Ask friends and family to tell ya what they think or seek another place online.
      • Grammar checker sites like Scribens or Grammarly are a great way to not only fix grammatical issues but also showcase where your biggest faults lie. The AI on these sites isn't perfect, so it's important to check each issue the program pinpoints to make sure if it really is a fix or not. Before long, that scrutiny of each red mark will have you grammin' it up with the best. :)
      • Write, write, and write some more. Not every word will lead to a story and not every story will be worthy of showcasing. Just think of that stereotypical writer balling up a piece of paper in frustration and tossing it into the wastebasket. What does he/she do next? Well, they grab another sheet of paper and start again.
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