Should e621 support furry literature as well as artwork

In category: General

The furry community is a huge place creating tons of unique and diverse content, including digital and traditional artwork, animations, comics, and tons of written stories. And while e621 does support most of those art types, there is surprisingly no way to upload written stories.

So what do you think? Should e621 add a new feature that allows users to upload stories?


Long story short- nope. Plenty of other places for it.
A decent amount of furry literature is even on amazon.


Yeah there's other places for it.

However, if the story is relevant to the image, often it's posted alongside it (which can be seen in posts within the story in description tag)

Ruku
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9 days ago
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User: Darou
Date: November 04, 2017

no it shouldnt, beyond there being better places for it like sofurry and even FA, it wouldnt at all be manageable with e621s method of approving submissions and tagging them and screening them thru TWYS and stated applications in wikis, staff just wouldnt have the time or interest to be spending hours reading thru 100s of stories, nether would users here who are geared torwards flipping quickly thru pages of images and not reading line after line of pages of text.

Just for reference on average you could technically tag over 300 existing image submissions within a hour.
for the same time on existing text submissions(theoretically)the average would be more like 4 possibly not even 1 if its a particularly long story.

Munkelzahn
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9 days ago

Autumn-Ferret said:
So what do you think? Should e621 add a new feature that allows users to upload stories?

Yes, but only writers should be allowed to upload stories.
Because e621 is not an archive!!!


Munkelzahn said:
Yes, but only writers should be allowed to upload stories.
Because e621 is not an archive!!!

Lets not start this again.


As someone who mostly writes, I think e621 is fine without the literature. TWYS would become difficult if not impossible, and judging quality standards would also be more ambiguous, which should be avoided. As much as I'd love to put my own stuff here as a result, I can only see allowing literature here being detrimental overall. If someone wishes to create a literature site, I'd join it in a heartbeat and visit both, but I can't see it working here.

Munkelzahn
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8 days ago

SharkFetish said:
Lets not start this again.

It never stopped.


Technical hold ups aside, I'm not willing to moderate stories for free and I don't trust anybody who is.