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!

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Yes ik about the fact I need catagories reason why its work in progress its my first project and first page and its just being pieced together if you would love to put in the marks then by all means please do I just wouldlike to finish the storyboard. Then look at the little details Scincerely geoffreyatln

Hello platypus, I was wondering if you would be willing to look at and edit the pages that I have added to the story Your Best Friend's Younger Sister? Also, do you have any tips for a new writer? Bw92

Hi Platypus, thanks for the editing tip I'm new to this sort of thing I'll sort out the pages I've already created

Hello Platyus, I was wondering if you could restore War13's chapters for the The Humiliation of Katie. I am willing to patch them up (I understand its annoying when people don't take the time to learn how the site's categories and pages work.) - Uman 13:50, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, I have them categorized now, will complete the fixing later today. - Uman 16:25, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Hello Platypus. This is Firestorm. I'm new to this and I appreciate your pointing out my categories failure. I will do my best to ensure that I add categories to all future edits. Thank you! Firestorm

Hi Platypus. I think it's great that you are keeping an eye on things and ensuring proper grammar and such. But honestly when the option is between a blank page or a page that's not quite perfect for your liking, well deleting the whole thing and leaving the page as a broken link doesn't really help anyone. If you wanted to fix up the issues, or wanted to replace it with something better that is fine. Perhaps there is an option to flag a page for cleanup later if you don't have time (or maybe someone else can do it). But deleting pages that are reasonable but not perfect in favor of absolutely nothing is not an improvement in my opinion. There are a lot of story lines on here that dead end and need finishing and not only does your practice make it very disappointing for readers to not be able to finish a story arc, but it also discourages editors from wanting to come back and help finish some story arcs. Regulus 06:58, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the input! If there is anything else you would like me to do let me know. Oneoffire 23:23, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Hey Platypus, I am dwarftopia. I read your message and I thank you for informing me that it was a feature needed. I have managed to categorize every page on my new story. Thanks for the tip!

dwarftopia --Dwarftopia 07:16, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello Platypus, I received your message. I read back over my contributions to your choose your own adventure and hopefully fixed most of the errors. If there is something I missed, please let me know. Thanks! ~~~~

i swear i didn't know it affected everything i thought it on changed when i looked at it,i am sorry for the indecent

Sure, sure. That's why you're vandalizing page after page. If you're going to act like a 12-year-old then go play Call of Duty, kid. -BakaG 00:51, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

You can sign your messages for convenience by using four ~ (tilde) symbols like so: ~~~~. Your name and the date will show up like this: BakaG 16:30, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Ok thanks! So others can still see my content? Wytod300050 17:02, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Hey, I was just wondering why when I am signed out I can't see my contributions to a story? Can others still see them?? Wytod300050 02:59, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your feedback. I was looking to leave more options for others but that will do Twjhh 17:15, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback! Constructive criticism is always welcome. User:Marzipan92 22:12, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for the heads up on the pages that I forgot to Categorize. Deathsknight 14:28, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Hey, is there a way to blank pages automatically, or to mass wipe a category? I'm trying to redo a story, so that would help out a lot. Cheers. --Snowball 18:16, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

That is a really good point. I'll do it manually then. Thanks. --Snowball 08:34, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Roger that. Sorry for my ignorance!-Lasagna

I appreciate your protectiveness of your source material, but try being more hospitable. No reason to delete things when the changes aren't more than link perspectives or minor punctuation problems. You clearly don't want to write all 64,000 pages that would be needed to finish and tie together Rampage, or any other of your stories. So stop impeding people who are helping add more content to the site by wholesale deleting everything anybody writes with 2 missed periods or a run-on sentence or two. Try leaving the message and see if I'll fix it first, at the very least.Makhai 13:57, 12 December 2014 (UTC).

Hi there. I see you deleted my work on the story 'A Unique Arrangement'. It was understandable but i now know how to add options/categorize and i was wondering if you could get my deleted work back? I don't really want to have to write it all over again because of a couple of mistakes. Cheers. Bammy 00:40, 11 December 2014 (UTC) Bammy 13:29, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

I wpuld like toapologize for the actions that led to the deletion of the page if it were mear grammer problem please repost the page (if possible) and allow me to make corrections. If there was a problem with how I handled the story please tell me so I can make corrections and better furture work. In any case please type back as to know that you received this message

My apologies, Greg222James

Platypus...this is Bustyalix. You recently messaged me about including the STATUS BAR, but I have no idea how to go about doing so. Is there any way you and I may converse privately? I'd be more than happy to include my personal email address if necessary. Please get back to me on this matter. Thanks!

I'm still new at this, so I don't appreciate the attitude. Yes, it'll take me some time getting used to this HTML like format, yes I'll make some errors now and again, but no that does not mean you have the right to strike an attitude with me. I haven't really worked with a status bar before, and I honestly didn't even realize I had to do anything with it. I'm still learning, rather teaching myself this strange format, so don't come to me in a hard and demeaning tone because I didn't do something the way you wanted it, because I am fairly new at this.

Platypus, this is eatenbypie. I appreciate that you pay attention to things like categorization of pages, but deleting work two hours after being warned and threatening to ban a new user because I missed categorization on 6-8 pages is excessive, especially given that the site doesn't notify you about warnings. Simple oversight on my part, and obviously an oversight given that the rest of the story has proper categorization. -Edit Not bothering to recreate my work on this site.

Apologies for the tense problems. I've been proofreading my stuff since I'm used to writing in past tense, but some things slip through the cracks it seems. As for quirky titles... do you mean the link/page title thing? The first was due to a page collision. I suppose I could have changed the action prompt to something else, but I consider that a part of the story itself, and didn't want to change it due to a collision. Those are rare, I guess. The second was due to a plan where two mini-storylines would converge to the same page... but the actions to get there would be different. In this case I would prefer to use a third page title rather than favor one of the two storylines. The third time I did it... yeah, that was just for my amusement, and it would be a simple matter to limit usage of alternate titles and use them only when needed. So... yeah. Ironwill 02:46, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi Platypus; I got your message. Sorry about the mistake. If it ever happens again let me know and I'll fix it right away. I'm new to the editing, but I really try hard to be professional. Like I said, If there's any more problems, message me and I'll fix them right away. I really enjoy your story and I hope we get along. Please message me back soon so I know you got my message. - ThatOneWritter

Got your message. Didn't see it at first since I posted one after another Sorry 'bout the mistake. Will try to pay more attention to it in the future.-Repoman.

dude what are some of your story's?-Jay The man

will you be adding more to rampage and smutty sex romp? Jay The man

Hey platypus, just a quick question. I have a guy adding to my story using very little detail and it doesn't even follow the story. As the original creator of the story do I have the right to delete these submissions in favor of more descriptive and frankly more linear additions that I plan on making?--Blackdragon25 21:47, 4 December 2014 (UTC) I understand, i just wanne give it a try. I dont even speak english. but i want to compliment you for your story

Hello Platypus, thank you for your helpful (if terse) comments. I was unsure whether the status bar was needed as the second posted page obviously was meant as an ending. Kyrael 19:57, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi Platypus i'm new and have tried to label like you requested but cant. can you help? regards. wildside

Heya Platypus, I just wanted to ask you how high the writing standards are for this website, as I'm currently working on a CYOA story that I'd really love to post here... but sometimes my punctuation is lacking. I only ask because I've noticed a lot of people on this page complaining about you deleting their stories/pages. I would hate for that to happen to me. Also I have another question, how easy is it to move a story to a different age category? - PurpleLemon

Sophie4C Hi, I'm very sorry about catergories, yes I do know how to do them but I've been edit via phone, so it's not easy having to rewrite/re copy and paste each time I do forgot. I will check over the choices I have made and correct them if you haven't already. Sophie4C 07:39, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I got your message about punctuating dialogue, and I consulted the help page as you advised. Upon reviewing what I'd done however, I wasn't able to find anything that seemed out of place. Perhaps you could specify what I need to fix? --Jkeyes 21:42, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi. I apologize for the perceived inconsistency in Rampage and won't be doing it that way in the future. I just wanted to explain that it was done in order to prevent any chance for accidentally linking to other stories. Won't happen again. --Kantus 17:25, 23 November 2015 (UTC)


Delete a page

Hey Platypus, since you're the only one who can delete pages can you please delete EW: Enter the briefing room (since I merged it into EW: On a tour of the Harry Potter studios‎). Thank you -- NiceGuy 18:55, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Hello there, I was wondering if you could help me delete two pages of my own story please, for I can't seem to delete them myself. The reason why I want them deleted is because I feel like they are not good ideas for branches anymore, as I once thought they were. They are: Dream about the shower brunette, Clean up mess

I thank you for your cooperation. And I will edit in some new and (hopefully) better branches next time. --Chaomaster 19:50, 21 February 2015 (UTC)


Platypus, I'm a long time admirer but new contributor to the site, i wasn't sure how else to respond to your message so I wanted to say thank you for your feedback and I'll make the necessary corrections but I am learning still and I ask patience on that score. I do not understand what i am not doing with the categories please explain to me what it is that i am not doing - i have looked at the tutorial and compared scripting and i do not notice what i am not doing that they were doing on this story i am working on please go into further detail and i appologize for the inconvenience Phreakinsane 02:20, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

I'm trying to make a Cool Effect bro

Hope You Don't Mind

I hope you don't mind; but I used the warn template, for Nigfin, since he left several pages uncategorised. If you do, I apologise for stepping on your toes. - Neminis 19:27, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Hey platypus, I have a user Maxpower altering my pages with out permission. I know he is just trying to help but he is altering the context or the story and despite my attempts to get him to stop polightly he continues to do it. I don't mind him adding to the story but he has been asked not to alter mine or other's contributions to the story. I would appreciate you having a word with him. Thanks --Blackdragon25 19:22, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

In my defence of the above accusations, I would like to bring Blackdragon's attention to the message that appears at the bottom of the edit window. Specifically, if you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly, then don't submit here. The majority of my recent edits have centered around spelling, grammar, and readability, although I admit that here or there I add some embellishment or make changes to improve consistency and continuity. No one else on here seems to have a problem with that and realize that wikis are designed with collaboration in mind, and collaborative storytelling only makes for better more well rounded stories. In any case, I submit that if he considers his writing to be a sacred text that he changes his story type to private. But I'm definitely done with his whining. He will see no further contributions from me. Maxpower 05:48, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Make it four

No pages link to Make it four. I've asked the original creator what's up. Please don't just delete this; there's a whole string of pages I would like to see (re?)attached to the story. Writing you to see if there perhaps was some kind of technical hiccup that I couldn't find? Anedwcan 16:09, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

So, I just got that "second warning" of yours, but I have been titling every post since you gave me the first one. Can you please explain to me what it is I am not doing and possibly link me to the offending post? --Jemini

Never mind, I figured it out. -- Jemini

2 Taboo 4 You Deletion Request

Could you please delete the following pages by Vitalis from my story 2 Taboo 4 You:

He didn't adhere to the guidelines I laid out for the story, basically added nothing to the story, and has not fixed his passages after I asked him to. I feel that I have given him enough time to repair the damage. Thank you. --Elerneron 22:08, 21 April 2015 (UTC)


Sorry for creating so much work for you lately. I ran into unexpected intra-story crosslinking which is why I had to delete and recreate dozens of pages. I underestimated the complexity of branching. - Minnie May Hopkins 22:22, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Main Page

Is there any way you can lock the Main Page? It really doesn't need to be edited often or ever, let alone by all the people that keep inadvertantly vandalizing it due to their apathy or stupidity. -BakaG 01:22, 23 August 2015 (UTC)


Sorry for my bad grammar. English is not my mother language. I will fix it next time. --Kaligula 16:34, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Intentional and Malicious Vandalism

This is to bring to your attention the fact that the user TheRealSlimShady has intentionally and maliciously replaced the page 2T4U in response to my asking him not to change the basic features of the story. He apparently is not aware of the history feature. I have not undone his changes in case that would erase the evidence; as I am not certain if one would loose such with an undo. If you could please address this I would be most appreciative. --Elerneron 03:29, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

As a fellow contributor, I would like to thank you for handling the situation that Elerneron just brought up. Much like him, I also left it as is for the sake of having it handled properly. --Jemini

Delete review?

Thanks for removing my story. With it gone, should this review of it also be deleted? AgentVincent 03:03, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Pedo Stories

I tried to respond to the Main Talk page about this, but I was running into a Catch22 because of RobKohr's link. Where it captcha'ed me when I tried to post, then said I couldn't submit a post with a link in the same 20 minute period. Anyway, here's what I was trying to say:

You are totally wrong about written descriptions of underage sex being illegal. The fact that the material could be considered obscene, and thus illegal (in the US) would actually apply equally to any story with any extreme sexual activity. It can be applied to rape, bestiality, and just about ANY story that contains sexual descriptions. It is based on a remnant of a struck down child protection law that was unconstitutional, which is why it is sited for material directly related to children. The law is laughable, and you may have found one of the few cases where it was actually used, and the only one that I am aware of that actually made it through successfully. The user who pointed it out to you must be a free speech hating Nazi to bring up such an unlikely and remote senario as based on such a law. If this law were actually a problem, the largest sex story site on the internet would not exist. No reasonable court would rule that you are guilty of transporting obscenity for something someone else wrote on your website. I'm not trying to tell you how to run your site, but if the "no pedo stories" rule stands; I will be leaving. Sincerely --Elerneron 00:56, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

I quoted your message on RobKohr's talk page. I hope you don't mind. He's the on waging a crusade on "pedo stories". --BakaG 07:08, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

I have found a new location for my stories. If you could put off editing or deleting them until I have time to move them I would very much appreciate it. --Elerneron 17:38, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Primal Influence, The Arcade, and Generations may all be removed. --Elerneron 18:32, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Actually The Humiliation of Katie may have some offending sections as well. I don't know how in depth we are planning on going here (age wise), but "Katie, who just hit puberty, is in her first year of high school at the age of 13" and "Katie, small and unknown to the town, enters a new elementary at the age of 6" would be offending sections. I didn't particularly want so young of ages to be used but I wasn't aware of the whole deletion possibility at the time. If necessary, I can raise the age of the 16 and 17 years on that story. But let me know if I should first before you delete them (the Katie, small and shy about her body, trying out for cheerleading at 16 and Katie at 17, who deals with an exceptionally bad school year along with her family's attempts of getting closer together if you do decide to. - Uman on October 3, 2015

Are you aware of what age is being regarded as underage? I assume the American age of 18 is the default but I am just dodge checking. - Uman on October 3, 2015

Do you think it would be alright for me to advertise the new site I am at as an alternative for "pedo" stories after the disclaimer at the top of the All Adult Stories page? --Elerneron 18:07, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Platypus im Stuck idk how :/

Platypus when i try to edit my edit it wont let me because its apparently not there any more :[ can you help me please?! 15:19, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Help imma Newbie[Kinda]

Platypus can you please help me edit:( .I dont understand why it wont let me edit my problems.Please help!
   Sincerely,DATNUMBA1 15:27, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

I don't usually like bitching and complaining, but this Katie Leaves the Locker Room After Five Minutes here was flagged for pedophilia somehow. Now what I don't understand here is that the character (Katie) isn't a kid and there is no sexual activity that occurs here. I know we want to get rid of pedophilia stuff but are we really going about it like this? - Uman, on 11/5/2015

Hey, I'm making a page called "Take it" that's not related to it's original story. Is that okay?

Thanks, just saying because there was a deletion notice from you.

About Life of a 13 Year old

Do you think it'll be okay if I moved Life of a 13 year old to All the Fallen Stories? I have no idea who else to ask so I was wondering if you could give me permission or perhaps point me at the right person to ask. -Rikion

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