User talk:Platypus

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

Is there a way to change the name of a story the easy way 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?--Fredhot16 15:14 (Louisiana Time), 20 March 2017

@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

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  • Extremely outdated MediaWiki installation which hasn't been updated in nearly 8 years.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)

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