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Do keep in mind that The Omniverse is brand spanking new (only a few months old), so building more writers and in turn more readers will take some time, so thank you for being one of the first :).
Also, even when you do get a lot more readers on your published works here, remember that readers aren’t obligated to comment, and rarely ever do.
Thanks for the tip about moving content here from other platforms.
Place it under the Fiction category and then tag it Sci-fi.
Welcome Mathew. :)
Not as daunting as you might think… yet. It’s easily managed for the time being, but naturally, if The Omniverse becomes popular it will become more difficult and more help will be required. Depending on how things evolve, there may or may not ever be a commercial aspect to the site. In either case, the opportunity for the most active writers on the site to become volunteer moderators may be one possibility.
What you can do is:
1. If it’s nonfictional satire, categorize it as Creative Nonfiction.
2. If it’s fictional satire, categorize it simply as Fiction.
Then, in both cases, add the tag Satire.
Not to worry at all, it happens.
NOTE — This issue was resolved over email.
Ah, looks like you set a featured image in the sidebar and also set the image directly in the content area as well. We thought about removing the featured image option altogether, but realized many writers who are comfortable with WordPress might prefer to use it so we left both options available. Using the featured image option is probably the easiest option for most with the least amount of steps.
Both your articles are now fixed. :)
Also note that even if you hadn’t reported this issue, we would have found and fixed it in our daily run-through. So, rest-assured, we’re always looking out for ya.
Update — We’ve gone ahead and added Creative Nonfiction as well as Poetry. The explanation of categories is now laid out like so:
Fiction — Only fictional content.
Poetry — Only fictional or nonfictional content in the style of poetry.
Creative Nonfiction — Only nonfictional content in a creative style, that for example might be in story form and confuse some readers who are looking for informational articles on various topics.
Nonfiction — All other categories are for nonfiction articles.
Do you think that adequately covers most areas without being overly complicated?
The Omniverse welcomes the full spectrum of possible writing categories, genres, and styles, so if it at all feels like something is being excluded we want to address such issues.
That’s a very interesting suggestion that does inspire more discussion. It is a very popular category, but should all creative nonfiction be isolated to just that one category? That feels like a lonely, limited, and too broad of space.
If it’s nonfiction, and it fits under any of the available categories outside of Fiction, should it not be allowed to be listed there just because of the style or voice in which it is presented? For instance, what if two separate authors were to write about the same scientific topic, but one writes it in a stream of consciousness style and the other in a more creative or even poetic fashion?
Should they not both be presented under the main topic of content in which they are about: Science? Another alternative might be to welcome them both under the main Science category, but the more creative one could be optionally tagged Creative Nonfiction by its author.
Another possibility might be to introduce a new taxonomy in addition to categories and tags: writing style.
We don’t know the answers to any of the questions we’ve posed, but at a glance those would be our concerns. Perhaps we should take a poll, but at least we’ll want to wait for more feedback before implementing it.