Helpful ideas for AP (forum)
Since my useless rant I've been thinking about what would truly be helpful on ApricotPie. Number One: Next and Previous Chapter Buttons. You could do this yourself by going into previous chapters and adding links to the next chapter, but it would be three million times more helpful if there were a button. Since someone has to approve content before it gets published, they could find out which story it belongs to and connect it to the previous chapter. If it makes it any easier, Authors can include a note to Moderators signifying the story and chapter-flow it belongs to. Number Two: Follow Story Option. Readers can select an option to be notified by email when something is added to a certain story. That's basically it. Number Three: Forum Content. A content type meant specifically for discussions that doesn't deplete comments. Since this type of content could easily devolve into a chatroom, there would probably have to be either a Moderator or a daily comment limit. An honor code is probably held by nearly every Author on AP, so I'm not too worried. To finish I want to say that, while I would like to have these things implemented, I understand why they might not be, and accept that.