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January 3rd, 2014

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08:58 pm - [MOD-POST] TOC Formatting and Posting
Okay! Now that everyone is excitedly pouring in and posting like mad—seriously, eighteen sporker intros in three days? Was everyone just waiting for this moment?—and new sporks are being put up, I figured you guys needed the formatting for your Tables of Contents. Yes, I do ask you make them for long fics—now that the rules are changing, you be the judge of whether or not your chosen fic needs one. Generally, though, if it’s more than five chapters and each chapter is its own post, it’s wise to have one. But again—you are now on your own. You decide if you need or want one. The only time you require one now is if it’s over ten chapters. Then I insist.

To keep things uniform, this is the HTML for the TOC that I’ve been using. Just copy and paste it into the posting box and put in the necessary info and you’re off.

And there you go. Simple. Few things that have changed, and will be made clearer once I get the new rules up, but here are the simple versions:

1) While I would like it if you did the Alternate Titles still, it’s not a requirement anymore. If you don’t feel like it, don’t do it.

2) As has been asked, if you have been sporking a fic and I never made a TOC for it, yes, you can make your own and fill in the names and links necessary.

3) To help keep the tags uncluttered and neater, the only fics that will be getting tagged with the Suethor are the ones that have multiple works with them. Otherwise, they will only be tagged with the fic title. I’ll be revising the tags next week and get those better organized and fixed.

That’s all for now. I’ll probably see you again shortly for more updates as we take our first steps into Open Spork Season.


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Date:January 4th, 2014 03:39 am (UTC)
Is there a way to stick this post to the top of the page permanently so that it's easy to find?
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Date:January 4th, 2014 06:34 am (UTC)
Not without replacing the existing sticky post.
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Date:January 4th, 2014 08:52 pm (UTC)
Maybe just edit the link to this post into the stickie?
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Date:February 2nd, 2014 03:31 am (UTC)
Perhaps having a link to this page replace the link to the Sporker Sign-Ups page, on the sidebar? After all, since sign-ups aren't necessary anymore, there's no sense in keeping it front and center.
Date:January 6th, 2014 05:53 am (UTC)
When we use this HTML, should we replace the words " Fix Title" and the like with the title itself, or...?
Thanks in advance.
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Date:May 25th, 2015 09:46 pm (UTC)
Late reply, but yes. Those are placeholders for the actual fic title and such.

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