(July 5th, 2002, 1:24 pm)
We need to sort out what we want for people to register as standard users.
Do we want some kind of agreement regarding copyright and stuff, or just a "fill in the details and join" type thing?
(July 5th, 2002, 1:51 pm)
Who are they, again? :P Sorry... These are just the commenting readers, right? They don't actually see the unfinished submissions.
I have no problems my my unedited stories being spread across the web, just so long as they remain credited to me. So, maybe a semi-contract-y thing would be good.
"You can read and distribute these works so long as they are clearly attributed to the author and this website."
If they can see unfinished stuff, then I'd say the agreement is vital. I don't want my rough drafts seen by everyone.
"You agree to keep in-progress manuscripts confidential. No distribution of these manuscripts without prior author permission."
Once we decide what we want, I have a friend who is in law school who I can get to write it up.
As for "details", I say all we ask them for is Username, Password, and Email address. Everything else is optional.
(July 5th, 2002, 4:20 pm)
You're right the first time. Only full members see the "members" section :P
(July 5th, 2002, 4:52 pm)
Hm...now let me get this straight. Standard users will only be able to read Oevre submissions and what's posted in the NEW issues? Will they also be able to post their own works? If so, you'll need a little info about them, maybe we'll need to have some guidelines set up regarding what type of writing can be posted here and if there are any restriction on it (like the whole sex deal, that was a little unclear) and also make it clear that only completely ORIGINAL work may be posted in the issues. It might be a good idea to say upon joining this site that all materials are copyrighted to their respective authors as a safeguard. Umm...I had more coming but I just lost my train of thought. It's breakfast time again. See ya'll on the boards later!
(July 5th, 2002, 9:35 pm)
No. Regular members can't put up works. only those registered s writers can. I believe we should add a category that can read, comment but not post any story, unless he asks permission to be included as a guest writer. Then he might put something up. Fll writing members are decided on by the admins :D. And yes, we need as sort of disclaimer, about copyright, distribution and such legal information.
(July 6th, 2002, 5:48 am)
username, password, email address... i think that's all we need. and the disclaimer from semi's friend - hopefully it won't be impenetrable legalese ;) we could look at the dA membership page for some ideas.
but somebody please explain the logic of having guest writers to me: if we decide that the writer's good enough to feature in our issue, why not just give 'em a full membership and let 'em in? it's not like they'll have to write for all the future issues anyway. i'm probably missing something here, so what is it?
(July 6th, 2002, 12:05 pm)
I looked at the DA legalese...not much help. It's all about the works you submit, more than not nicking other peoples...great for members, but not for standard users.
Guess we'll leave it up to Semi's friend to work the details out. Basically we want something that says "You agree not steal the works posted on this site."
Regular users can post stuff in the forums reserved for stories, and in there, anythign goes. It's not "official" so we don't have to worry about it.
(July 7th, 2002, 4:16 am)
yes, that's fine, but those are regular members posting in the forums. are we going to have one-issue-only guest writers, and if so, why?
besides, how much are guests - people not logged in - allowed to do? i think they should be allowed to read the stories but not comment. because otherwise, who would want to sign up for reading fiction by people they've probably never heard of before? so the legal disclaimer could be put on the front page of the site, so it applies to guests too.
(July 7th, 2002, 5:46 am)
link to it with something like "All works showcased herein are the property of their respective writers. Don't steal this stuff and pass it off as your own or we will hunt you down and kill you." Something like that. :)
(July 7th, 2002, 6:01 am)
haha! that would be cool. with the link in the "we will hunt you down and kill you" part. =D
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