How Story Approval Works · 8:19pm
WARNING: This post is a little outdated. The process is almost the same, but the details are a bit different.
Hi, I'm Poultron, founder and CEO of Poultronic Industries. I'm sure a lot of you have asked yourself at one point or another, "How in the gosh darn heck do they approve those stories on the web sight!?" Well don't worry kid, because I've got the hookup for ya. Let's go!
The first step in our approval process starts with You. Yes, You, the loyal Fimfiction user! After you write a story, upload it to the site, and comply completely with the rules of FIMFICTION DOT NET A SUBSIDIARY OF POULTRONIC INDUSTRIES INC., the first step is that you must Submit it to the site! By hitting the Submit button, you enter your story into the Approve Queue.
Once a story is in the Approve Queue, the entire staff can look at and review it. We check primarily to make sure that you haven't violated any of the RULES OF FIMFICTION DOT NET A SUBSIDIARY OF POULTRONIC INDUSTRIES INC. This includes things like making sure your category tags are not conflicting (say, Random and Dark), that you haven't tagged too many characters, and that your story has something to do with Friendship is Magic.
If you pass the staff review, your story will be approved! This means that the story is sent to Mr. Post Queue. Mr. Post Queue is actually a robot whose only job at FIMFICTION DOT NET A SUBSIDIARY OF POULTRONIC INDUSTRIES INC. is to post stories to the front page. Mr. Post Queue will post one story to the site every 10 minutes. This ensures that stories get as much exposure as possible on the front page before another one replaces it.
HECKACOOL BONUS TIP: You can see your position in Mr. Post Queue's Post Queue on your story's page once it has been approved!
So, to summarize, when a story is Submitted to the site, it first goes to the Approve Queue where an admin reviews it, then, if it passes the review, it's sent off to Mr. Post Queue, who posts one story every 10 minutes! The process is much simpler than it appears, but until now, we haven't really exposed it anywhere! Hopefully this helps you understand better the inner machinations of FIMFICTION DOT NET A SUBSIDIARY OF POULTRONIC INDUSTRIES INC. Happy writing! Or not! Whatever. I'm not your dad.