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SmartrykFoster
08-25-2012, 11:47 PM
D: I've tried to post a new thread (for my story) in Manga & Anime Works 3 times now, and each time I click 'Submit New Thread' it brings me to a page that says 'Error 404 - Not Found.'

After the first time, I thought it might be a time-out issue, so I pressed the back button, copied the content of my post, and refreshed the page. I pasted the content back in, clicked 'Submit New Thread,' and it brought be back to the error page.

Then I went to the main forum page, clicked on the Manga & Anime Works section, clicked to post a new thread, pasted my info in, and clicked 'Submit New Thread.' That also brought me to a page that said 'Error 404 - Not Found.'

Help? D:

EDIT:
It seems like I posted too many characters at once.

I just tried again, only posting the first chapter of the story, and the thread was made with no problem. I'm going to edit the post and try to put the other 2 chapters in.

But if the thread doesn't allow me to do that, may I post a reply with the rest of the story in it, please? D:

EDIT 2:
The thread won't let me post all of chapter 3. I tried.

Hayashida
08-26-2012, 01:00 AM
I don't really know what that could be. Rio might have an idea though. We've just changed the forums recently so it may have something to do with that.

SmartrykFoster
08-26-2012, 01:15 AM
I suspect a character limit. I just read a post in the 'Manga tips for a good writer' thread in the Manga & Anime Works section, and in post #18 ClockHand seems to have run into the same problem:


First; fuck this shitty forum, I wrote this extremely long post just to get a "error" message from the forum, and now I have to write everything again.

Hayashida
08-26-2012, 01:42 AM
Yeah I saw your thread and you have a super long post. Try splitting your message up into multiple posts

SmartrykFoster
08-26-2012, 01:54 AM
That's what I wanted to do, but there's a rule against double-posting (and I don't see a rule that overrides that in the Manga & Anime Works section). D:

EDIT:
I just tried posting episode 3 in a reply to the first post (episode 3 has less characters than the contents of the first post), and I got the same error message! D:

Hayashida
08-26-2012, 02:47 AM
Yeah, double posting is against the rules, but the only reason why you're doing it is because your post is too long for one post. So it's okay if you post more than once for this thing.

SmartrykFoster
08-26-2012, 02:49 AM
x.x ...I tried. maybe it's because I started it with a disclaimer to Rio to blame you for suggesting that I break the rules?

EDIT:
I tried to post episode 3 in a reply, and the board game me the error message. So I posted about half of episode 3.

Then, when I posted the rest of episode 3 at a third reply, the board merged that post with the second post, separated by: - - - Updated - - -

O.o; ...but it wouldn't let me post the whole episode in a single reply?

Hayashida
08-26-2012, 02:01 PM
maybe instead of posting the whole script of each episode, post one episode as an example for people to read who might be interested and then send them the rest of the scripts if they want to help you.

SmartrykFoster
08-26-2012, 06:52 PM
I messaged Rio, and will see what happens when she replies. I kinda wanted to post the first 3 episodes as an indicator of how the story would flow and what kind of art would be required. The first episode is kinda heavy on art, but the second and third episodes are a better indicator of the series.

Hayashida
08-26-2012, 08:18 PM
If you wanted to show flow what about posting a synopsis of each episode rather than the whole script. The issue is clearly character limits in the post, so you should be thinking about ways to get around the character limit.

SmartrykFoster
08-26-2012, 08:51 PM
Because a synopsis won't show the detail, like facial expression or emphasis on dialog, that an artist would need to draw the characters within the 'feel' and context of each scene. And that's what I need the artist to see. How to draw the characters, and how to frame the pictures so that they fit with the 'feel' of the scene, and the episode as a whole. Because that can have an impact on which angle the characters are drawn from, whether certain images should be close-ups or medium shots, etc. The artist has to draw all that, and make it 'fit' with the voice acting. To my understanding, seeing the fully-scripted episodes would be the best way to do that.

Hayashida
08-26-2012, 08:57 PM
Okay you're not understanding what I'm suggesting to you. Use the thread as a means of finding people to help you, then give them the full script. You don't need to post the whole thing in the thread.

SmartrykFoster
08-26-2012, 09:04 PM
Okay, now I understand. But I don't feel like typing out a synopsis for every episode (when I write, I write the script from beginning to end. No synopsis, etc). It's been a very busy week. So I think I'll just delete the second post.

Fenn
08-26-2012, 10:35 PM
I've had this happen to me on multiple occasions with the forum. Some tips to help:

- If you expect a long post, occassionally preview it while typing. If it crashes, you can hit back and all text up to the most recent preview will still be there.
- Like Haya suggested, break up your post into multiple parts.
- Before submitting a thread, copy the whole thing. If it errors, you can paste it back in and trim it.
- If you're really stuck, copy the post into a word document, then copy just a little bit from the doc and paste it into the thread, then post it. Then go back in and edit it, pasting in smaller sections at a time. Not the preferred method because it's a pain, but a good last-ditch attempt.

SmartrykFoster
08-27-2012, 04:30 AM
Yeah, I learned that the hard way.

One annoyance is that when I pasted it to the board, it didn't paste the underlines to any words. So I was going through the whole script and re-underlining certain words. That took time.

Rio
08-27-2012, 12:00 PM
As far as the setting is in the forum, there is no limit on how long your posts can be. I think this has something to do with the limit set by the web host though so I'll have a chat with them.

In the meantime, Fenn's suggestions seem like the way to go for now.