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Post-Its by Ciaran Lovejoy / CreepyPastaSr

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Join us for the October 2014 discussion post - this month, we're talking all about Halloween!

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Announcements

UPDATE 2/4:

I’m working on reading submissions and getting things scheduled. Expect to see new pastas on the main page starting on February 8th, and please do visit Crappypasta if you’re really starving for new pastas! I’ve been updating it for about a week now, and I’m sure the authors would appreciate some constructive criticism. Remember, the more we can improve the community’s overall skill level, the easier it will be for me to find new main-site pastas! Most of the holdup right now comes from the simple fact that I have to get through roughly 50+ unpostable submissions to find one acceptable submission.… Read the rest

FROM NOW ON, IF YOU IGNORE THE FAQ AND ASK ME FOR ANY SPECIAL TREATMENT, YOU FORFEIT YOUR SUBMISSION.

Did I get your attention? Good. For the sake of the main page, the rest of this post is under the ‘read more’ button – however, that does not mean that you can claim ignorance. If you’re considering submitting, make sure that you read this post.

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As many of you are aware, I use a blogging platform called WordPress to run this site. This means that I use an externally created plugin to process certain aspects of the site. For example: the rating system and submission forms are both operated by plugins.

The author of the plugin that we use for the submission and contact forms updated it today, and after that update was applied, the forms have completely disappeared. I wasn’t warned of this, so I’m more than moderately annoyed about this development, trust me.

I’m poking around the “new and improved” control panel of this plugin, and I’m having trouble actually creating a new form or getting anything to function at all.… Read the rest

…until January 15th, 2013. Then the form will be closed again (I am not sure how long the closed period will be next time, as it will depend on how many submissions have come through and how far in advance we’re scheduled at the time of closure).

The new submission form is up and running, and after a small hiccup where I discovered it was actively removing formatting from submissions (so everything was looking wall’o’texty – I mentioned it on twitter, but if you were one of the few who submitted in the first 30 minutes after midnight EST, please resubmit as the form totally broke your submissions and made them ugly), it seems to be functioning properly now.… Read the rest

It took me a lot longer than I expected, but I’ve finally found a submission form that actually works for our intended purposes without having any fatal flaws like not working with my spam protection service or not allowing custom fields or simply not working at all when tested (I truly did not expect this to be such a challenge, and I’m glad that the search is over).

Barring any catastrophe, I will be re-opening submissions on December 15th – yup, just in time for winter break. I am letting you guys know in advance in hopes that you will all take the time to proofread and edit your submissions before sending them my way!… Read the rest

Just a general update for those of you who are still confused:

1. As has been said many times, the site was a victim of a malicious hacker. With the help of our hosting company and Sucuri, this has been taken care of. A few of you also helped me to raise the money necessary for a year-long Sucuri site-monitoring package (a million thanks to you all), and this was successfully purchased yesterday. Sucuri’s verdict is that the site is now clean, so those of you who were sticking to RSS should be able to come back now!

2. During the issues with the hack, I literally spent almost every minute of my free time trying to fix that issue.… Read the rest

You guys hit the $200 within just a few hours (!!!!!!!), so once that’s all processed and paid out, we’re good to go with Sucuri. Thank you so much to everyone who donated! I’m removing the link to the donation site since we hit the goal, I’d feel weird and greedy if I were to continue linking it after reaching our goal =P

Anyhow, we’ve had 3+ days without the malware rearing its ugly head again, so I think it’s safe for those of you who were going RSS only to return. I’ll be getting back to work on getting through submissions since up until yesterday I was far too distracted by the infection to actually read any stories.… Read the rest

If you’re reading this and you don’t have a good antivirus and malware scanner/defense program active, GO AWAY and just stick to RSS for now. Actually, that’s probably a good idea anyhow. RSS your hearts out, and I’ll post another update when I’m more confident that the coast is clear.

For those of you not aware, the site has had its butt thoroughly kicked over the past few days. Short version goes like this:

  • Malware being injected into the site’s files – but a sneaky kind that only rears its head every so often so as to prolong its lifespan before being detected.
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The new theme with the current color scheme seems to be overall well-received, though I did make some tweaks based on your feedback. The red links are now a darker shade, the font has been changed back to Verdana, and highlighting text is not longer that insane red-on-gray crapfest. If you have any more opinions about this topic, you may leave them on the related post – but it seems like the general consensus is that the new look should stick around.

Since I didn’t want to keep adding on to the theme change post with unrelated stuff, here’s a new post about some other changes that you’ve probably noticed.… Read the rest

I’ve mentioned it a few times on Twitter, but a couple of you got me hooked on the Anything Ghost podcast. I listen to it when I’m working on the site or walking my dog late at night and love it! But anyhow, here’s the point. Lex – the man behind the podcast – is working on this year’s Halloween special, and he is accepting both true experiences and fictional ghost stories just for this one episode.

You can find more details at this post, and please do read the rules and deadlines fully before submitting. He has very specific guidelines depending on the kind of content (true or fiction) that you’re sending to him, so don’t shoot yourself in the foot by submitting something incorrectly!… Read the rest

As you’ve probably noticed, there’s a new layout currently up and running. This was created in response to the frequent complaints that I was receiving about the white text on black being abrasive and hard on the eyes. This is my attempt to make things a bit more comfortable for everyone that was complaining. Please keep in mind that this is only a test run, so before you decide to sacrifice me to the lions and send me 10,000 emails about how I’m the most useless human being on the planet because I changed a theme, take a deep breath, calm down, and read the rest of the post!… Read the rest

Just a note to make you guys aware that I’ve changed the rules about resubmitting. It’s occurred to me that the way we had it set up before didn’t make much sense, since a huge chunk of you guys were just resubmitting the exact same version of a pasta that had already been rejected, and it brings to mind a certain quote:

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” 

So, short(ish) version is that I now only allow resubmissions if you’ve actually changed something about your pasta. This applies to rejected pastas, pastas I haven’t read yet, and stuff that got posted on Crappypasta.… Read the rest

IMPORTANT NOTE: Yes, I’m aware that some users have issues with not being able to swap between mobile and desktop themes. There are a few reasons that this can happen, so please try these steps before leaving comments about it:

  1. Clear your cache if possible. You might have the wrong version of the site cached, and your brower is simply serving you the old cached version.
  2. Turn off any ad blocking extensions that you might use. I’m not entirely sure why this works – my theory is that the adblock extention somehow is blocking the script that swaps between the themes – but I’ve had people say that doing this solved their issue.
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Okay, people keep sending me emails and comments suggesting that I just “get a group of people and email them the stories and let them decide” – I’m going to explain here why I’m rejecting that idea currently.

The problem is, as it stands, that the whole “just email the stories to people!” idea actually serves to produce even more work for me. It adds the extra step of sending out the stories, waiting for people to reply (and given that these would be strangers/volunteers, their reliability is not guaranteed – advertising profits go directly into the monthly hosting bill, so a paid staff of readers nothing more than pipe dreams right now) and having to keep track of what has been read and reviewed and who hasn’t replied, reading the comments that DO get sent back and deciding (which means I’d have to read the stories anyhow), and still having the entire burden of that extra work + what I do already.… Read the rest

Just a quick note to let all submitters know that while I deeply apologize, submission turnaround time will NOT be improving any time soon. For the past couple weeks this site has largely been a one-person operation, and today the second admin formally quit. I will be seeing if I can find another admin to take his place, but it may take awhile as it’s hard to find people who are trustworthy, reliable AND who are willing/able to deal with some of the community’s harshness and tendency to attack the admins if they don’t like a pasta.

Currently, the submission turnaround time is 20-30 days.… Read the rest

You can subscribe and see the rest of their videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/1000MasksandDeadAces

Now, it might just be that I found this at around ~3AM my time after a long day, but these videos had me in tears – I was laughing that hard. 1000Masks and DeadAces, we salute you.

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Since it’s late for me and I’m feeling lazy, I am just copypasting from crappypasta’s ‘about’ page:

So yeah, CRAPPYPASTA.COM

You’re probably wondering wtf this is, right? Let us try to explain.

Currently, we receive a whole lotta stories through creepypasta.com’s submission process. While many of them are obviously approved and posted to the main page, many more are rejected due to the same few glaring issues:

  • Terrible grammar, spelling, lazy writing, an absolute lack of proofreading/editing – these are all issues that can cause even the most creative pasta ideas to be completely unreadable and unenjoyable. You may have ideas to rival the classics, but when you express them via a giant, typo-heavy wall of text, nobody is going to read far enough to realize that, sorry.
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Hi, everyone. Hi, hello.

As you may be aware, we use Feedburner for our RSS feeds. Feedburner has been bouncing around from company to company lately, and has finally ended up under Google’s umbrella. At some point in this most recent transition, the account that originally was tied to the Creepypasta feed seems to have somehow lost its ties to the feed – so we’re unable to migrate the old Creepypasta feed to our new Google Feedburner account, thus losing any ability to control it. This is annoying. So we’ve created a replacement feed that we’d really appreciate if you’d start subscribing to instead:

So please, current subscribers – change the RSS feed address in your current reader to this: http://feeds.feedburner.com/creepypastafeed

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