User talk:Platypus

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Since this page has become rather cluttered, I've moved old discussions to the archive pages below. Feel free to leave new messages here. I'll get back to you ASAP!

Hi Platypus.
You obviously have a lot of experience with this website and its users and content. Could you just give me a quick (honest) opinion/review on this story I have been working on for a while. Rate it out of ten, tell me if its good or not, give feedback, whatever. Two or three sentences is all I need. Here it is: 120 Minutes Remain
P.S: It's not yet fully finished. The categories are going under some extreme editing and there may be occasional spelling mishaps. The story itself is also a W.I.P, but I only ask for a review on the (current) content and not the layout or the length.
Thanks! -Adam02oc

Hi Platypus.
Sorry for bugging you again. I know I could probably find this info on the wiki (I suck at using it anyway) but, just out of interest, how long have you been working on the site? -Adam02oc

Hey platipus. I did add a title. What are you talking about? >Add new comments below by clicking on the 'edit' button above. Do not add new comments to the archives.

Hey dude, i do not know if i am overriding other peoples work or not, i understand the warnings, but lack the knowledge to put the information contained in said warnings to use.

Please help, the main page has been taken over

@Platypus Thank You for correcting it. I may be an English major, but I'm certainly no Grammar Nazi, so I tend to miss things fairly often. I usually correct it if I notice. Sorry bout that. Looking forward to working with you! - User:Durzan replied 11:23PM MST; Jan 21st, 2018

Could you delete the following link? The address was changed, thanks. Kanin452 9/6/17

@Platypus, Thanks lad! --YouCouldMakeAReligionOutOfThis 21:12, 22 May 2017 (UTC) // Reply was at 5:12 pm, Boston Time

@Platypus, I apologize for making my first entry here so sloppy. I occasionally write, but not all the time, resulting in a wobbly mess of a entry. With Sincerest Apologies, YouCouldMakeAReligionOutOfThis // Reply was at 1:41 pm, Boston Time.

@Platypus, you mentioned that I (@Oddbeach) forgot to include a category bar. Would you please tell me where I make this mistake? Thanks :)

@Platypus, in response to your reaction to my (Rogan-thumb) addition to you story; I was wondering whether it would be okay if I were to continue making additions and edits, or if you would prefer me to step back? Which I will happily do so.

@Platypus, understood. I will attempt my own story at some point. Thanks for the tips and the criticism. I'll aim to improve in future. --Rogan-thumb

@Platypus, really sorry and ashamed about my mistakes on editing your stories. I'll get right on reading the reccomendations you gave me. English is kind of my third language, but I promise it will get better. The story was so massive I didn't expect you minded if I filled up some of the blanks. If you believe my writting skills to be poor - as in, the situation I'm presenting is unappealing -, that I would also like to hear. -- AvengerOstrich

@Platypus Hi, thanks for your message. I am pretty particular about grammar myself, I have tried my best but I realise that I'm not perfect. I have enjoyed reading the story on the site, but frustrated that there were so many dead links. Do you get many contributors or have you written most of this yourself? Regards, GilboBaggins.

@Platypus Hey! Thanks for sending me a message and linking me the appropriate tutorials. I only started contributing to stories yesterday so I was a bit fuzzy on the details on what you need to do. As for the second comment regarding ripping out other people's stories, I just wanted to apologize for that. When you edit something the note below reads "Please note that all contributions to Create Your Own Story may be edited, altered, or removed by other contributors. If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly, then don't submit it here.", so I thought it was alright. Clearly I just misunderstood. Thanks for clarifying that for me. P.S, is there a way to delete a option/category after you've made it? I wanted to change to advanced linking just in case but first, I need to delete the internal links I created otherwise there'll just be an internal link that nobody can reach. Thanks in advance. - RichterQ87 // Posted at 23:48 GMT, 25.04.2018

@Platypus Hey! I just had a grammar related question since you said you were something of a grammar Nazi and Googling for the word I'm searching for hasn't worked. What's the word for 'seeking out someone's better/good nature'? You know, like when someone is begging someone and they try to find the good part of them to guilt trip them. For some reason the word 'apply' comes to mind but that's not right. 'Apply to someone's good nature'. Nope. While not strictly grammar related, I can't think of anyone else to ask. Thanks in advance. - RichterQ87 // Posted at 02:21 GMT, 25.04.2018 Edit: I found out the word is 'appeal'. Thanks anyway.


A few requests

YO PLATYPUS WASSUP! So I need to know how you made the Contents box. Also, I need to know if we can make a new system page, like All Quizzes and Challenges, or some permission to put a quiz on the main page in it's appropriate section. The story is Zelda Quiz, which I have not yet finished, but need a spot to put it when I'm done. --Magikarp7297 03:07, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

Problems with links

Hey Platypus. I'm having a problem with the links to other pages on my story 120 Minutes Remain. When I'm signed in, the main Category shows me the full 66 pages that I have already completed, but when I'm signed out it only shows the first 37 pages and no others. However, when I read through the story normally, the full 66 pages are present. I know that I haven't explained this very well, but if you could visit the Category: 120 Minutes Remain while signed out, you will see what I mean.
I tried to report this bug, but the page doesn't load when I do this, for whatever reason. If you could check it out yourself/ give me any tips on how to fix it, that would be much appreciated.
Thanks, Adam02oc 11:29, 19 November 2017 P.S Sorry if my grammer is a bit all over the place.


Is there a way to change the name of a story without having to change all the categories, too?--Fredhot16 8:40 (Louisiana Time), 6 March 2017

Is it O.K to delete stories that have a few pages and that nobody has worked on for what seems like forever? Or at least move it to the pit? Update: Can I have permission to move stories to the Pit? And how do I that, if you're willing to give me permission?--Fredhot16 15:14 (Louisiana Time), 20 May 2017

Hey, do you mind fixing the Main Page? --Fredhot16 18:49 (Louisiana Time), 24 May 2017

Hey, do you have any suggestions for where I should put a section where people can put plot suggestions for the "Dungeons and Dragons" Adult Story?--Fredhot16 12:16 (Louisiana Time), 19 June 2017

Could you please fix the category errors on "Jojo's Choose Your Own Bizarre Adventure" in the Mature Story section?--Fredhot16 14:13 (Louisiana Time), 17 October 2017

Could you please fix Teejay's discussion page?--Fredhot16 14:00 (Louisiana Time), 30 November 2017

Moving project

Hi Platypus,

Would you be interested in moving the project to its own domain and server? It's become painfully clear EditThis is not capable of supporting the project's infrastructure and is hindering the continued growth of the project. I've noticed several issues which are causing problems for CYOS:

  • The throttling is disrupting both readers and writers from fully enjoying the stories.
  • Excessive abuse filters are causing administrative issues for you.
  • Lack of anti-abuse tools makes it extremely inefficient to counter abuse.
  • Extremely outdated MediaWiki installation which hasn't been updated in nearly 8 years.

We can fix all of the above problems and implement a mass undo feature, a mobile version of the website, and do much more to create a modern CYOS-type website once we move to a new domain and server. Since CYOS doesn't allow user to user emails, could you perhaps contact me at [email protected] to discuss specifics? Thanks. Spider 21:47, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Ya, it's just the actual lead administrator isn't reachable and appears to have abandoned the project years ago for you to run. There's really nothing stopping the members of the community from getting up and moving their stories and content to a new website that's actually managed and has the features CYOS needs. For example, I think an actual notification system (see the Echo extension available for MediaWiki) would be helpful for writers to keep track of new story developments. There are lots of useful features available to newer versions of MediaWiki. I think also thinking of a client-side story customization tool, which would allow readers to customize the names and other parameters of stories without changing the story for everyone else. In short, there's great potential in the project, but EditThis is hindering progress. Spider 16:27, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
So what's your verdict on moving? Individuals can of course move stories, but a mass organized effort would probably be better and help build an actual community on a new platform that's actually maintained. Spider 17:04, 9 March 2017 (UTC)


Sorry Platypus, but I will let you deal with User talk:John Smith and his new SSR pages You must be mistaken and Rip open the Peace Corps girl's shirt. I thought about adding the category to those pages and sending him a warning, but since that is your story, I thought it would be better to just let you know and decide if you wanted to just fix them or delete them, and how you wanted to warn him. Anyways, just letting you know. Feel free to stop by my story and let me know what you think if you have the time ^.^ Working hard on it, but not sure if it is good to go into the details that I am. btw, the story is Masochist me. Well, the one I am working on currently. --Dirty Me 08:55, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Okay, I have asked Teejay, but, he isn't really that strong in critiquing. I have been trying to write my Masochist me, and been hung up on my training. I am enjoying writing it alot, and trying to make sure that the reader actually understand sex, as opposed to some of the stuff that ends up in the stories on here. But, I was thinking. I am wondering, should I even bother writing this? I mean, the entire story, while it will have some vanilla sex in it, and might use a little of the current material I am writing as fodder, it is not really "the story". I realize that there are many stories here that have inconsistencies, and go off on some side thing that have nothing to do with the plot, but I am wondering if there is any use in all this research and writing. It helps, slightly, to highlight the main character, show the reader what she is like, what she is experiencing, and compares and contrasts some of the differences between her and a normal, vanilla woman, so I know it isn't completely pointless. I am also having fun researching the different steps in sex, and trying to teach the reader about human sexuality, but it is not an educational story either. Can you let me know your thoughts? Is my The teacher part of the story pointless, a waste of time, etc? Will readers even care about this part, since they are probably coming to the story to read about a woman being slapped and hit, tied and bound, tortured and humiliated? I mean, to me, this feels needed, just to get the users to think about the world she is living in, and about who she is herself. But, well, I am not the other readers on this site. Am I going to far, and should stick to simple, "I moaned as the paddle fell across my ass, red welt left behind. He grabbed my hair, forcing my head up from across his knee, and held my gaze to his. "Are you going to be good now, or do you need more?" I shot him my best defiant look. "Well, in that case," with that, he stopped talking, shoved me back over his knee and brought the belt down over and over and over again. My ass was on fire, which only make me wetter, and forced me to moan and scream, cry and kick harder. God, I was about to climax from the sheer sweetness of the pain, mind wrapped in a blissful haze."

Also, is what I am writing on the teacher page any good? Is it redundant? Too long? Does it captivate, or just bore? Is the writing style okay? --Dirty Me 07:44, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Well, finished changing the ages in Hot & Horny on the Jessica path. All her pages should show her as 21 now. I was going to start the Miranda path, and I changed a few of the ages, but not up for reading them, and stopped making the changes. Some of the story lines just sound too much like the 6 year old that it originally was, and I find it creepy. Guess I will let you or someone else change her stuff. Sadly, the Josh stuff with Jessica was okay, but I didn't like the part where she goes into her parents bedroom. Not really something I am interested in, not with the tone and way the writer made it. I sort of lost it when I saw the "I'm about to pop an egg". Stopped reading and just edited the age only. I mean, I have seen stupid lines, but really? wtf is that? Wish the writers could at least try to "imagine" what a real woman might say... I mean, "Cum inside my womb and impregnate me" is bad enough, but really, "I'm about to pop an egg" I think may be the single, stupidest thing I have ever heard. I think it may have done permanent brain damage... I already feel stupider for having read it... --Dirty Me 05:23, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Sorry Platy, I will leave you to correct Special:Contributions/Mudcraft12's stuff. I don't have enough time to add the category to every page he created... --Dirty Me 05:21, 4 August 2017 (UTC)

A new spammer: Special:Contributions/Wannaparty006. Since I cannot block him/her/it/them/things, not much I can do. Same since I can't really delete pages either. --Dirty Me 07:39, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Simple Question

Hey, Platypus, I seem to be having a rather strange issue, and since you seem to get around in this site, figured I would ask you. I'm working on my story Fallout: New Vegas, and having a small issue with the category pages. More specifically, the page counter. On the "F" page, I tried to configure it like other stories to count the number of pages in the category "FNV". When I am logged out, the counter says one page. When I am logged in, it says the actual amount (still small, just starting), but I would like to figure out why this is and how to fix it. Anyways, whenever you get a chance if you could look at it or give me an answer it would be greatly appreciated.

Well, thank you anyways for the help, it would have bugged me for a while.

Hola i need help creating a story but i dont know how to make a you choose story plz help me-Elementor11234 p.s. sorry for editing out your stuff.




Thank you for the heads up. I thought I had done it right. I don't want to mess up anyone's story. I will read up before adding stuff.



I'm working on the pages I left as incomplete. I don't write often and, when I do, I'm battling a horde of technical issue with my computer, so I'm forced to leave the work unfinished until I'm back in the mood to write. I am, slowly, getting the pages done, so don't worry about it too much. Besides, I'm not the first person to leave pages unfinished. There's a few stories on here like that, just minus the [in progress] part I added... I just need some time to get around to writing pages again, so it won't be an issue for long. Honest. ForgotPassword


I noticed you went through and reorganised my character pages. Thanks for that. I'd been putting off fixing that myself for a while. --Incubus 13:17, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

THIS is Very important,please help me with this

Ok so I'm making this story based on a book (warriors 'in to the wild' by Erin Hunter) And I was thinking about useing a prologue, It would look something like this

Prologue text

[[Category: WARRIORS Into the wild]]

Ok thanks 😀 :)



I created a story titled A Story in the All Family-Friendly Stories section yesterday. There were only two stories, the other one was called pokemon 64 or something. Today, I went to All Family-friendly Stories again, and there were alot of stories, but I couldn't find mine. I ended up using the link in my user page. (I put a link to my story there.) What's going on?

Help please,

--Alison 00:52, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

Okay, so I put my story link in the All Family-Friendly Stories page, (in the correct format, so don't worry) but I still don't know what's happening with the two-stories thing. I would totally appreciate it if you told me what was happening.

--Alison 03:41, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

I really need help with the status indicator page in the tutorial. All that coding doesn't make sense. I've been trying to make a 'template' for my adventure stories and my user page, but it's so confusing. Can you help make one for me or explain to me please? Thanks.

--Alison 07:40, 11 November 2017 (UTC)


Hey, Platypus, I figured it out. I'm gonna be known as The Guy Who Really Screwed Up, but at the same time, be the guy who's tries to fix it. (crossing my fingers I don't screw it up more, replacing the stories one by one, sadly.) I'm gonna leave a message to tell everyone to tell me the titles of PG-13 stories they have seen, as well as the Family-Friendly ones. (Was taking a stab at those, but... meh. So unless someone adopts my Mario 64 story or whatever the hell i named it within the next week, then move it to the fucking Pit please.) But anyways, I'm gonna fix my problem. MAGIKARP7297. P.S. the message will be in Idea Pitches so dont freak out.


Yeah hey idk you seem like the person to ask about this, because I haven't seen anything on the google group or on proper I'd like to ask... What happened? Do you know? The site was just completely down the past few days, I was starting to think the owner dropped it or it got taken down for something, I was getting ready to go looking for another site when I saw it was back up today. I guess it's none of my business really I'm just confused and curious as to what went wrong? -GlitterSticky

Ah, right, thanks anyway! -GlitterSticky


sorry bro I try to write as best I can. the fact is that I do not speak English I am Latin American and I speak English neutral helped me with Google at least I'm pretty creative and evil with my victims

part2 categorize you mean to say what kind of history it is.

I am watching the tutorial but I find it cumbersome I hope to do it well and I modify the others that are bad

Unblock request

Hello. I would like to have my GreatGrapes4330 account unblocked; I was only 10 years old at the time I was on that account and I am sorry for what I did. I now know to handle things differently with an administrator on a wiki and not to vandalize a profile. I could try to log on that account if it is unblocked; if not, I shall continue to use this one. Thank you for reading this. Newman2 15:16, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Daughter's Raise violates Wiki Rules.

Daughter's Raise is a story that just by the first page alone is clearly demonstrating Pedophilia, which is against CYOS policy. The main character is grooming his 10 year old daughter for incest. --Durzan 14:48, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

--Clementine on her own story-- Hi i wanted to ask, will somebody continue writing Clementine on her own story ?

Subcategories Help

Hey Platypus

Wanted to know, how do I get into Subcategories, to wright my own story?


P.S. I didn't know I had removed those other story's and I am sorry about that.

Hey, Platypus

Alright, if you decide to say no, I understand, I screwed up a lot, and besides, you're pretty busy all the time. Anyways, so, I would be honoured if you could contribute to my story School Wars. Just fool around, I currently have only 3 pages, but let me know what you think. Also, may I perhaps just say that I would like it if I could learn how to make it so others cannot type on certain parts of my stories, like templates, or my User Page? That would help alot. Really sorry about all the time I jacked up.

Hey, buddy, I'm back! Look, as you're probably figuring out, I only reply to bug you when I need to tell you something. So, there is a user named goku black (I did that grammer correctly, BTW!) and they are horrible at spelling and grammer. My recommendation is to let me know what they did. I'll reprimand them IRL. Also, if I can't change the thing even, never mind the 'you shall not edit' thing. --Magikarp7297 07:22, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

How to add a story?

Hello Platipus (great name byvthe way), I was wondering how to start my own story. I know hpw to contribute to already existing stories, but makeing my own would be brilliant. Please let me know where and how I can do so (caPachera's down).

Yo! I can teach the newbies to NOT screw up!

That's right, I'll help them NOT be like me! If you find any newbies who need some real help, pawn them off on me. I will mentor them, give them rough training, then let them experience the real world of... actually making stories public. But really, I can help with it. Also, I will eventually get to fixing the All PG-13 Stories list. Maybe. --Magikarp7297 07:17, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Comments/Requests by Magikarp7297

I was wondering... could we perhaps add a "help wanted" section? Becuase I would like to have people help me, and I feel like that's waht Idea Pitches is turning into anyways (and maybe I helped a little with that). Anyways, it would be helpful.

Also, please, next time you head to my Talk page, add a subject like I have, such as "Comments by Platypus" or "Regarding Help Page." This will essentially make it less difficult to navigate, and it makes things nice and neat!--Magikarp7297 09:16, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Okay, so now that I have the needed permission (thanks my sysop friend!), I need to solve a minor problem: where to put the damn thing. Should it be where the link to Idea Pitches is? A new section, like the To Do List and "Got an idea for a Story?" things are? Or somewhere near the two review links? In the meantime, I'll work on it, just not mainstream. So you won't see any links to it yet, but rather you must type the whole link out. But you are here, so just erase User_Talk:Platypus and replace it with Help_Wanted and there you go.--Magikarp7297 11:55, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

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