How about a Young Writers category, for all of those legitimate younger writers as well as lower-effort or niche (Warrior Cat/My Little Pony etc.) type of stories, which are almost exclusively written by younger writers? It can recognize and encourage young writers who are starting out who make an effort and don't really have much of a chance to be featured in any other category, as well as quarantine less desirable submissions to one area.
I agree with your Puzzles and Games and Mystery/Thriller ideas; I think Historical should be renamed Historical Fiction, as a more recognizable genre title; I disagree with Family Friendly because I can't think of many good Family Friendly games on this site off of the top of my head that wouldn't better belong to another category (maybe Family Friendly would work better as a tag rather than a category [are games searchable by tags yet?]); I don't think Science Fantasy is distinct enough to need to be broken away from Sci Fi, and Pirates and Zombies are too disparate to form one category, FWIW.
It was already decided.
The following new categories: Puzzle/Game and Historical.
The following categories will be renamed: Mystery/Puzzle to Mystery/Thriller and Everything Else to Family Friendly.
Obviously there will be some story shuffling about.
Oh, ok. Cool. Sounds good.
Thanks for the consideration of the ideas. And more thanks for letting me know about the extension!
Aye aye Captain,
This is good to know. Thank you.
The idea of practicing it by writing perked my interest, but my MSA is very weak. I mostly use a dialect that isn't used for writing. I am interested in using this knowledge for another purpose however.
The Extension became very popular during the years I was away. It's past time I step into the modern era it seems.
My experience on the site has been much more enjoyable with the extension now so far.
Could I also bother you for a request? Could you add the Previously Featured tag to my Warlords: Strategic Conquest story? I originally submitted the story to the Everything Else category, and it was soon featured in that category thereafter, but then the story was moved over to Fantasy Adventure, where it was no longer worthy of being featured, so it was unfeatured, and has been to this day.
Who knows, could get featured again when the new historical category is in place.
Thanks! That'd be great!
Do we even have any hard sci-fi games?
I'm working on one!