Adam Posted April 6, 2018 Report Share Posted April 6, 2018 I now fully understand the logistical reasoning behind the new practice of listing a whole raft of chapters on the title page of a story before those chapters are actually posted. However, two shortcoming must still be considered. For readers new to the site, and guests, many may be tempted to begin to read a story in progress under the false impression that already, say 20 chapters are posted, only to come to a shocking dead end after only five. These potential new recruits to our site feel cheated and regard this practice as tawdry false puffery for the site. The second problem is for more established denizens of Castle Roland, such as myself. I regularly simply cannot recall which was the last numbered chapter I read of each story I am following. Was it chapter 12 of The 5 Adams or Chapter 6 of Arthur's latest story or Chapter 8 of Drummer Boy III? I know from corresponding with on-line friends that my frustrations are shared by many. These two issues could be comparatively easily overcome, I believe. The former might simply require a statement on the Home Page to the effect that "The listing of a numbered chapter of any story does not necessarily mean that particular chapter is yet posted on this site. Chapters are posted on a regular schedule in collaboration with the wishes of the author." The second issue simply requires you to print at the heading of each posted chapter which numbered chapter it is. For example, I know that when I send you my chapters I always write Chapter xXxX on the header. If this were actually included with each posting we would not keep being frustrated looking for where to find the latest exiting addition to our favourite story. Just helpful suggestions. Adam Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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