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2019 Queue Status  [message #75362] Tue, 01 January 2019 22:24 Go to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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As we start 2019, here is the status of the queue, today, 1 January 2019

Set 1: 3 items
Sets 2 - 4: 2 items
Sets 5 - 27: 1 item

The Recovery challenge has ten entries.

We are in a good state for queue length, but not for breadth



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18 January 2019  [message #75415 is a reply to message #75362] Fri, 18 January 2019 19:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We have one new multi-chapter serial running from Monday at present. As I get other tales I will add them to production

[Updated on: Fri, 18 January 2019 19:26]




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25 January 2019  [message #75445 is a reply to message #75362] Fri, 25 January 2019 08:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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The thing about size is that it is the way you use it that counts. Unless, of course, it os so small that it doesn't reach!

We have the length, just not the breadth

Set 1 is for Monday:

Sets 1-17: 2 items
Sets 18 - 26: 1 item

The Non Consent challenge is open for submissions tomorrow, and I am truly looking forward to entries. I can see at least one tale on the site already that I hope will be entered retrospectively

I have not trawled for St Valentine's Day stories. It seemed rude to do so while the site was low on regular tales, but I give you notice that I am accepting them!



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1 February 2019  [message #75472 is a reply to message #75362] Fri, 01 February 2019 08:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Things come along. I am not going to drop quakity for quantity, though. Not ever. So we remain light in breadth but have substantial depth.

Set 1 goes out on Monday

Sets 1 - 14: 2 items
Sets 15 - 23: 1 item

Non Consent Challenge, 2 entries



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8 February 2019  [message #75505 is a reply to message #75362] Fri, 08 February 2019 09:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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After today's set we have the following:

Sets 1 - 5: 4 items
Sets 6 - 8: 3 items. I have a lengthy and fun serial adding one to this and the rest of the sets, but it has not yet arrived
Sets 9 - 11: 2 items
Sets 12 - 20: 1 item

We add to Wednesday's set the (currently) two Valentines tales. I hope there may be more.

There are three entries so far for the non Consent challenge



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15 February 2019  [message #75529 is a reply to message #75362] Fri, 15 February 2019 07:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Things are looking up. This week has been excellent for the number of stories.  Now, set 1 goes out in Monday:

Sets 1 & 2: 5 items
Set 3: 6 items
Sets 4 & 5: 5 items
Sets 6 - 8: 4 items
Sets 9 - 17: 3 items
Sets 18 - 26: 2 items
Sets 27 - 63: 1 item

The Non Consent challenge has 3 entries so far




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Re: 15 February 2019  [message #75535 is a reply to message #75529] Sat, 16 February 2019 01:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dear Timmy:

Is there an key somewhere that will allow me to decode these entries? About the time I think I've figured it out I see something that just raises more questions. 

Confused in Oregon

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Re: 15 February 2019  [message #75541 is a reply to message #75535] Sat, 16 February 2019 08:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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Let me try. The queue is like bunches of people queing to get into a fairground ride of cars on a rail track that takes five (ideally) seven (maximum) people per car. If it has to it will leave with one person. There is a gap between cars to let car one get a way round the track before car 2 leaves, and the same gap for car 3. No-one pushes or shoves and there are no golden tickets to jump the queue. At the same time there is a minimum height restriction (story quality).
  • We have a bunch of stories in a queue for release. Almost all of them are serials at present except for the challenge entries are usually short stories.
  • Stories arrive unpredictably
  • Story length in chapters is unpredictable. They are what they are when they arrive
  • I work out how to release the stories. I do this to try hard to release a serial in one continuous stream, one chapter per set. A set is a day's worth of publishing.
  • I try very hard not to have more than one story by the same author in the same set. This is because not ever reader likes every author.
  • The readers stop reading a serial if a serial is released all at once. I have the stats to prove it
  • People would like five story pieces, items, in a set. They would not like more than seven. There are exceptions with challenges and special days.
  • I publish in the order I receive stories. There can never be a dead heat because I use the order in my inbox as the order of receipt
  • Rarely, an author asks for a tale to be released one chapter per week. This can cause me queuing chaos, but I achieve it if I can.

Now I'll throw the problem over to you.  You publish on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. You have received the following stories in this order. Build the queue:

A - 10 chapters, Author 1
B - 15 chapters, Author 1
C - 3 chapters, Author 2
D - 27 chapters, Author 3
E - 18 chapters, Author 4
F - 7 chapters, Author 2
G - 23 chapters, Author 5

Two days pass, and then you receive

H - Short Story, Author 2

At the same time the first set in the queue is published. The queue moves forward one step.

Another day passes, 

I - 5 chapters, Author 6
J - 18 chapters, Author 2
K - Short story, author 7

And so on. While this is happening days are passing and sets are being published. Sometimes several stories arrive on the same day, other times there are none for a week or more. Out of this you have to build a smooth queue of ideally five, maximum seven items per set. Just as you are on top of this more stories arrive. Or, worse, no stories arrive for weeks. Manage the queue to keep your readers and your authors content

[Updated on: Sat, 16 February 2019 09:01]




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22 February 2019  [message #75569 is a reply to message #75362] Fri, 22 February 2019 10:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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https://media.makeameme.org/created/things-are-looking-k6egxu.jpg

Set 1 goes out on Monday

Sets 1 & 2: 6 items
Sets 3 - 5: 4 items
Sets 6 - 14: 3 items
Sets 15 - 23: 2 items
Sets 24 - 60: 1 item

Non Consent challenge has five entries



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1 March 2019  [message #75592 is a reply to message #75362] Fri, 01 March 2019 08:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Happy St David's Day

Sets 1 & 2: 5 items
Sets 3 & 4: 4 items
Sets 5 - 11: 3 items
Sets 12 - 20: 2 items
Sets 21 - 57: 1 item

The Non Consent challenge has 5 items so far



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22 March 2019  [message #75651 is a reply to message #75362] Fri, 22 March 2019 13:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Not the broadest queue in the world, but we have some length

Sets 1 - 3: 3 items
Sets 4 - 12: 2 items
Sets 13 - 49: 1 item

Please suggest to any writers of quality that they are welcome to submit their work here if it is in our niche



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29 March 2019  [message #75665 is a reply to message #75362] Fri, 29 March 2019 09:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm really hoping for some pleasant surprises in my mailbox. I know one author has promised me a four chapter serial.

Sets 1-9: 2 items
Sets 10 - 46: 1 item

I'm told that all sites have few submissions right now, which is odd. Have people stopped being gay? 



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7 April 2019  [message #75679 is a reply to message #75362] Sun, 07 April 2019 08:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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Not flush with a broad queue, we have a deep queue

Set 1 goes out on Monday

Sets 1 - 5: 3 items
Sets 6 - 12: 2 items
Sets 13 - 43: 1 item

Light and Shade has one entry so far



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12 April 2019  [message #75691 is a reply to message #75362] Fri, 12 April 2019 07:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We have a small burst of happiness

Set 1 is for Monday

Sets 1 - 3: 6 items
Sets 4 - 7: 4 items
Sets 8 & 9: 3 items 
Sets 10 - 29: 2 items
Sets 30 - 40: 1 item

One entry so far for the Light and Shade challenge



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19 April 2019  [message #75696 is a reply to message #75362] Fri, 19 April 2019 07:55 Go to previous message
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Happy Easter

Sets 1 - 4: 5 items
Sets 5 - 7: 4 items
Set 8: 3 items
Sets 9 - 26: 2 items
Sets 27 - 37: 1 item

One entry for the current challenge



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