Just a quick note to expect less frequent updates on Crappypasta this month – most likely until the first week or so of June. ETA: Due to some delays on the worker’s end, this may take longer than originally predicted. I’ll let you know when I have a more concrete date.
The reason is simply that my building will be undergoing some serious renovations, and I won’t be leaving my computer (desktop) out to avoid damage from all the dust that will be generated. I’ll still be reading submissions and organizing them on my Kindle, but it’s way too annoying to try and do the posting process from it as well. This means that basically, you’ll only get updates here on the one or two days a week when I’m scheduling stuff for the main site as well.
I’ve gotten feedback in the past about it being better to keep to one page of posts per update in order to give them their time in the front-page spotlight, so I’m curious to hear if you think that is still the case even in this scenario. Would you guys prefer to have larger quantity of updates on the days when I’m doing the posts to make for the smaller frequency of updates, or should it still be one page maximum to allow each author time on the front page and thus get more eyes/critiques for their pastas?
Comment approval on both sites should be at a normal rate, as I can do that from the tablet without any issues. Posts on Creepypasta will also proceed normally, as posting there is handled differently.
Thanks for your understanding and I hope that you are all enjoying the change in seasons
ETA June 18: I just left this reply as a comment, but it occurred to me that I should probably edit this in to the main post as well.
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Well, we were initially quoted two weeks – it’s been far longer at this point and the entire downstairs (where the only corded internet hookup is, my desktop doesn’t have wireless) is still just a dust explosion. Lots of issues with the various different contractors involved not communicating timing well or something is the issue, I think. The time I’ve had down here has been monopolized by the main site, since it’s decided to act up a lot this week: The database thoroughly shit itself and even though I was able to recover 99% of it relatively easily, I’m still finding lots of missing bits and pieces that I have to track down and restore individually. The automatic scheduling is also having issues; at random it’s not generating proper post slugs which is resulting in posts being published but 404′ing when you try to comment. The mobile themes plugin that I paid for a year license of – the makers released a new version and stopped support for the old one, so I had to pay for the upgrade and get that all set up. I still can’t get all the features I want enabled to display properly, though. When the main site’s mobile theme is finished, I need to do the same for this site as its mobile version was running on the same old plugin as well. And, of course, I only have less than a month to read the remaining thousand unread submissions. So I’m a bit busy and so crappypasta’s been relegated to the back burner because I’ve got less time to deal with slightly more annoyances than usual, and the main site is the priority.
I’m going to try and dump around 30-60 crappypastas on you guys tonight before I let myself go to bed (depending on how many I can get out before I get too sleepy), since I grossly underestimated how quickly this construction would be over. I’m sorry it’s been like this.