If we haven't already done so, is there some way we can establish word count standards for story length? Because I'd say a lot of stories are highly inaccurate. For example, I'll see some stories that'll be in the 4-6 length range and be 100,000 words or so, and then others in the 4 range that are 2,000-6,000 words in length.
As you can see there are some stories like newer ones called The Kings Successor, and Androidic Purge which are super short but have a length of 4. Then meanwhile we have other stories which are rated at 6-7 which have a lot more words.
Look at a bunch of stories word count compared to the length the author set, it's not any of the authors faults but they are extremely inconsistent, which leads to disappointment when you see a 6 length rated story thats only 2,000 words.
Thoughts and opinion? Feel free to share you vile fiend bags.
Edit: Shout out to BerkaZerka for having over one million words in his Dead Man Walking story, that is a huge amount of dedication.
Story length is already set automatically and the algorithm—the specifics of which I believe are shrouded in secrecy—takes into account more than just word count.
Oh shit, I always thought it was something the author set themselves. Been on this site since 2015 and never noticed :D
Still though, it does seem largely inconsistent with the word count and length, although I suppose there are other factors to take into account, but still. I feel like it's kind of a hit or miss on the accuracy.
Alright, I guess that makes sense. Its just a bit disappointing to see certain stories be counted at a length of 4 but have less than 5,000 words. And then a 5 or 6 with a lot more words.
Guess I should stop my baseless grumbling and rambling on this for now though lol