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  • Do we really need to clog the airwaves with a half dozen Ted the Caver pages?  No other story gets this kind of treatment.  Seems like a waste of space, time, and effort that keeps other, newer stories off of the "Recent Activity" list.

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    • From what I heard, the author requested it so readers don't expect the ending.

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    • That makes no sense.  How does creating a million pages conceal the ending in any way?  Also, it's a really old story that lots of people have read by now.

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    • I guess that way we don't see the sudden ending coming?

      I agree with you, though. Having a dead-end makes it look unfinished.

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    • It was the author's request and FANDOM staff asked us to honor it and so we did. This will not be changed and was a stylistic choice on the author's part.

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    • So that means anybody else would be able to make this request if they wanted to?

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    • Jdeschene wrote: So that means anybody else would be able to make this request if they wanted to?

      The story in question is copyrighted but the author specifically requested us to change it to preserve the original storytelling method/experience of the blog format that they intended.

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    • The story in question is copyrighted but the author specifically requested us to change it to preserve the original storytelling method/experience of the blog format that they intended.

      That doesn't answer the question.

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    • Jdeschene wrote:

      The story in question is copyrighted but the author specifically requested us to change it to preserve the original storytelling method/experience of the blog format that they intended.

      That doesn't answer the question.

      If you wrote the story you are free to format it however you want to. The current format of Ted the Caver does not violate any site rules. NES Godzilla is another example of a perfectly fine story with lots of subpages. I fail to see the issue with using subpages for longer stories or to maintain an intended style.

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    • I want to state for the record that I object to the practice of burying new stories, shoving them out of the recent activity section, for the sake of reformatting old ones.  I don't expect a response or an answer for this, I'm simply stating my opinion.  Thank you for answering my questions.

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    • Fortunately I don't think there's been a lot of content today in between the Ted updates that has been overlooked. I remember reading the original Ted and frankly, there's no real way to format these old school pastas in a way that isn't lengthy or complicated. At least now the links to the story aren't laden with viruses lol.

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    • Jdeschene wrote: I want to state for the record that I object to the practice of burying new stories, shoving them out of the recent activity section, for the sake of reformatting old ones.  I don't expect a response or an answer for this, I'm simply stating my opinion.  Thank you for answering my questions.

      That’s how editing works.

      EDIT: Deleting images, comments, or stories removes entries from the Recent Activity, a feature that is slated to be removed soon in favor of the Recent Changes for that space.

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    • That’s how editing works.

      Sure, and some edits are necessary.  Others are definitely not.

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    • The alternative would have been to upload the pages piecemeal over a couple of days, and, well, I have other stuff to do.

      If other users wanted to write a story in the form of a simulated blog with multiple article subpages, we'd generally be okay with that. We "bury" stuff in the RA feed for wiki business all the time, such as when we clear out a bunch of M4R stories at once or whenever we have to delete a story with more than 50 comments. Getting your story noticed in the RA feed is a lottery anyway and we're not going to just not do stuff to avoid pushing stuff down.

      Plus, like Cleric said, the RA feed is going away soon anyway.

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    • HopelessNightOwl wrote:

      Plus, like Cleric said, the RA feed is going away soon anyway.

      What's the difference between Recent Activity and Recent Changes?

      Also, even though I can't change it now, I agree with JDeschene.

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    • This is Recent Changes:

      https://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/Special:RecentChanges

      Fandom is retiring Recent Activity, though it could take up to a year before this wiki is affected.

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    • In the mean time Writers' Showcase is our main remedy for when users feel their stories have been lost in the RA shuffle.

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    • Jdeschene wrote:
      I want to state for the record that I object to the practice of burying new stories, shoving them out of the recent activity section, for the sake of reformatting old ones.  I don't expect a response or an answer for this, I'm simply stating my opinion.  Thank you for answering my questions.

      Writer's Showcase pops up at the front page if you're looking to have your newer stuff be seen.  ​​​​​​

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    • BloodySpghetti wrote:
      Writer's Showcase pops up at the front page if you're looking to have your newer stuff be seen.  ​​​​​​

      I don't know about you, but personally, I almost never visit the front page.  I literally never arrive at the wiki by way of it.  I would venture to say that most people get here through a story page or a comment or even a forum response.  This is all to say that having it on the front page is great, but that's only one very easy to miss place.

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    • Jdeschene wrote:
      BloodySpghetti wrote:
      Writer's Showcase pops up at the front page if you're looking to have your newer stuff be seen.  ​​​​​​
      I don't know about you, but personally, I almost never visit the front page.  I literally never arrive at the wiki by way of it.  I would venture to say that most people get here through a story page or a comment or even a forum response.  This is all to say that having it on the front page is great, but that's only one very easy to miss place.

      Guess I'm the odd one out then. I guess that Ted the Caver thing will be over with soon however. So while it's somewhat annoying, it's not something that should affect any of us in the long term.

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    • Guess I'm the odd one out then. I guess that Ted the Caver thing will be over with soon however. So while it's somewhat annoying, it's not something that should affect any of us in the long term.

      Your way definitely could be the more common one.  I just know that I don't tend to do it that way.  In any event, I think more could be done to draw attention to new stories.  

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    • I usually arrive through the main page and branch out from there.

      And personally, I think splitting the original Ted the Caver story into multiple pages is a good change. I never had the patience to read the original story, so hopefully this new format will be a little easier to digest. Plus, it helps keep the realism of it actually being a series of blog posts.

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    • For the record, I also made this for those who prefer to read it the old way:

      https://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/Ted_the_Caver/Condensed

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