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The Great Ficlet Caper: Your help required!
Posted in Other Stuff by Squirminator2k at 30/11/07 5:32am CET

Help! Some teenage Neanderthal has buggered up my Ficlets account!
I've rather enjoyed writing ficlets for the past week or so, however recently the intellectually-challenged Blondie Babe took it upon herself to go into every single one of my stories and giving them a single-star rating, as well as leaving a few bitter comments. This has skewed the Average Mark of each of my stories, which isn't really fair, is it?

Why has she done this?
She did this because I dared to give two of her ficlets - the matchless epic "the outcome of divorce part two", and her latest magnum opus, "hi" - poor marks. Actually, I only gave one a poor mark. I left a sarcastic comment on the other. Even still, my primary criticism of her work is that it isn't work at all - these aren't stories, and in most cases they aren't even anything. They appear for the most part to be constructed mostly from random jabs at the keyboard with the sausages attached to her baboon-like hands, only occasionally resembling anything coherent, and even then only by accident.

What can you do?
You can help by going onto her Ficlets page and, rather than giving her stories negative marks, reporting them as Offensive, making sure to state why you're doing it. For clarification, it's because she's mostly posting spam, and also because of her bitter attack on my account. Please make this absolutely clear in your Report, and please DO NOT DO REPORT ALL OF HER STORIES. We don't want to stoop to her level - one or two will suffice (I'd recommend the aforementioned "hi" and this monstrosity, although feel free to pick and choose your own).

What if you're not registered on Ficlets?
If you have an OpenID (such as a LiveJournal account) or an AIM/AOL account, you can sign in to Ficlets using those. I'd like to suggest those of you with a literary mind stick around on Ficlets and give it a go yourself, because it is tremendous fun when there aren't mindless teenage arseburgers* trying to ruin it for the rest of us.

Cheers for the help, people.

* Not to imply, of course, that all teenagers are mindless and/or arseburgers Smile

Posted by Ash at 30/11/07 11:04pm CET

What's a ficlet and what does it have to do with Team 17?

Posted by Squirminator2k at 17/12/07 5:12pm CET

A ficlet is an exceptionally short story, and it has absolutely nothing to do with Team 17. Mostly this was a sort-of Call to Arms, but the situation has been resolved now thanks to a combination of assistance from Dream17 visitors and Jump Leads readers.

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