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I really am a glutton for punishment.... [Aug. 17th, 2008|09:12 pm]
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Dear deenas,

We regret to inform you that we must reject your story, Meeting Daddy, at this time. At present, this story...
~ is not something we are interested in hosting at Checkmated.
~ does not meet standard of quality.
----poor characterization.

Further Details: We didn't feel that this characterization of James matched what we know of him from the books. How do you know that? Do we really know enough canon James Potter to make that decision?The way he talked to Lily\'s father didn't seem like the way a young man would speak to his girlfriend's father, even if the young man was a bit mischievous by nature. At that moment, James was nervous and shocked that he'd been caught nearly shagging Lily in the study.

If you wish to resubmit this fic at a later date after making sure that it meets the guidelines in our submission guide, we will be happy to look at it again. No thanks..If we feel that the fic still does not meet site standards and the beta assigned will not be able to work with you to improve it, we must reject it again.

Stories that are rejected for unacceptable content or that are not something we are interested in archiving at Checkmated may not be resubmitted.We approve stories with the goal of maintaining a high quality, varied archive of R/Hr friendly fanfiction. There are some plot devices that we see quite freqeuntly, and we are usually looking for a new twist if we are going to accept them.

If you think that we have mis-judged your story, please resubmit, utilizing the Notes to Council box to provide more background we might be able to use when making a decision.Resubmitting is the only means of appealing rejection of your story.

I really (sarcasm) like the links they've provided for me so that I can improve my writing. It also is so helpful (sarcasm again) for them to give me links to the little beta forum when this had been through two betas and there is also the fact that I am in charge of almost 18 betas at The Quidditch Pitch and that I could have any number of them at my disposal, should I choose to. Also not really having much respect for the author of this because of the blatant misspellings that I have bolded and written in red. Nice touch, too.

Where submitted...
my fic journal----The Quidditch Pitch (as a chapter of it's parent story)

How received--nice reviews and lots of hilarity

I really liked this story, so they can just shit themselves...
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[User Picture]From: exartemarte
2008-08-18 10:47 am (UTC)
I'd be interested to know which is the biggest (HP) fanfic site.
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[User Picture]From: oncelikeshari
2008-08-18 01:06 pm (UTC)
Well the largest reader traffic and most prolific postings will probably be ff.net but the quality isn't consistent.

I really don't like the whole thing of one archive being THE archive to be. I've read people talking on message boards about reccing good fanfics and when somebody recced something off site they got the response 'I don't read anything if it's not archived on Checkmated'

That is the snobbery we can do without, especially considering the characterisation of some of the stuff they do accept.

I've actually written to them to ask them to delete my account and they ignored me. When I wrote again and worded my request much harsher I got a reply telling me to show some manners. I'm still a member of a site I dislike and want my name removed from. I don't know any other sites that do that.
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