Zeph Posted December 17, 2019 Report Share Posted December 17, 2019 This website has THE WORST and useless, misleading, etc.,etc., etc., navigation I have seen on any literary website on the internet which I have visited. It is next to IMPOSSIBLE to find any list of authors or any list of stories or any list of stories by author on this website. Only by abandoning logic and randomly clicking is it possible to get to a page of stories by a particular author, IF someone has somehow commented on a story in the Forums. The ILLOGICAL path: https://castleroland.net to Menu Item "Forums" https://castleroland.invisionzone.com; scroll to something called "Story Discussions" (WTF!!! I don't want to discuss stories; I want to READ them. I can't read them unless I see a LIST OF STORIES TO READ. FIRE YOUR IT GUY). If you're lucky, you'll find your author's name with a label "Collection of Stories by 'Author's name'". Ha! There is NO LINK on the collection link advertised. One can click on the author's name (remember: assuming someone is actually discussing something about the author will his name even be there, in random order at that. Ever hear of alphabetizing???) which finally will take you to a secret page not otherwise reachable will lists that author's offering on Castle Roland. Guess what? The stories on the list have a link all right, but NOT A LINK TO THE STORY but a link to a DISCUSSION of the story. COPY THIS FOR FUTURE USE, READERS: Here is the link to the secret list of author's stories on this website. I cannot recall which crazy random link I used to get it, but here is the URL link with instructions on how to use it: <https://castleroland.net/author-stories/?auth_id=1∂∂> where you replace the ∂∂ with two digit numbers, e.g. "21" . This will take you to AN author...not necessarily to the author you want, but if you just want to find a story...any story...to read on the gawd-forsaken website, this is a way to do it. Whoever designed this website is clueless about website design. Moron is too kind a description. There are some wonderful stories on this website. I do not recall a few years back the navigation to be so fucked up (I'm sorry, but that is the only appropriate high English expletive which accurately conveys the seriousness of the problem here), but it certainly is royally (pun allusion intended) fucked up now. Talo Segura 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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