Of Correct Email Addys and Overzealous Spam Filters
So... two housekeeping type things.
1.) Please, PLEASE keep your email address current with the site! We tried to contact an author lately and were unable to because her email addy was dead/outdated/etc etc etc.
2.) For some weird reason, a couple of authors have been having issues lately with submitting chapters that did not go through. We've narrowed it down to a filter on content suddenly being very overzealous. While we've always had this, it's apparently decided to kind of go over the top lately.
Here are three words that have ALWAYS been taboo: lynx, curl, python. (No, I don't know exactly why.)
BUT... the new thing is that the filter seems to be starting to catch terms that a spam filter would normally use. For example, one fic recently kept getting caught on SOMETHING unidentifiable, and the amazing Myanceris figured out that it was the phrase "mail order bride." O.o. I think that it's best to avoid anything that you would immediately think would be in a spam email... both words and phrases, I don't know... here are some obvious ones:
Viagra, Cialis, camgirl, income from home, online degree, Avoid bankruptcy, increase traffic, Xanax, Vicodin, weight loss, Multi level marketing.
Here's a good list of spam terms: The Ultimate List of Email Spam Trigger Words.
So whatever you do, don't write a fic about Ginny curling up with a python and her pet lynx while she works on her online degree and tries to convince Draco to get into a multilevel marketing scheme. ;)
Now I kind of want to write a fic that has all those terms in it... ;)
Anyway, those are two things to keep in mind!
And believe it or not, I haven't forgotten about another fic exchange. But I'm getting VERY busy with my nonfic writing. So I'm thinking closer to the end of the year.
As always, leave any questions, comments, and thoughts! :)
Posted by Anise
on Apr 29, 2015 07:46 pm (3 Comments