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Help

The Help Page

Please reference this page if you have some questions/problems with the Archives.

What are user names that the site can't accept due to the script?

Any user names with symbols in them (Such as - or . or #). You'll find it will let you logon the first time and then never again, so matter how many password resets you do. If you forgot this and made an account and can't get in now, please contact us and we'll edit your name to take out the symbol. You will now be able to logon okay.

I forgot my Password! What do I do now?

To recover a lost password, under the Logon fields is a Lost Password? link. Go there and enter the e-mail address with which you registered. Your password will be sent to you shortly.

How do I have a Category/pairing added to the Site so I can put up my Fanfiction?

Just write to us on the Contact Form and request a pairing or Category to be added to the Site and we'll consider it. Most pairings/Categories will be okay'd within 24 hours, if not sooner. We rarely turn down a suggestion!

Please do not suggest a pairing/Category for the Site that has the characters under the age of 14. We do not accept Fanfics with romance/a sexual relationship with minors.We also will not accept any 'real life' people Fanfics such as writing plots about your favorite band members or movie stars, or any published Authors (Such as Anne Rice) that have requested no Fanfiction be produced from their works.

How do I submit stories to the Archives?

If you have not already done so, please register for an account . Once you've logged in, click on Account Information and choose Add Story. The form presented there will allow you to submit your story. DGRFA is a completely automated Archive like Fanfiction.net which means that you, the Author, can upload your own Fanfiction.

How do I select the Categories?

The selection form works by changing each Category and sub-Category with a drop-down. Once a Category is selected, the drop-down options will change. To select a ‘Couple’ for your story, you need to choose a main Category (eg: Anime), wait a second and go back to that same drop-down list, the Category will now have changed into a sub-Category (eg: Sailor Moon), wait another second and go back to the drop-down, it will now display all of the pairings for that Category (eg Usagi And Mamoru). Click on Select to add that Couple to your Fanfiction and it will go into that Category.

I'm being flamed in my Reviews!:

Tell Admin about it immediately. Don't keep it to yourself and never come back. We don't take kindly to flaming and try to keep the safest, most friendly environment for our Authors. Perpetrator's names will be put on the main page for everyone to see and all details will be included so that they can't do this to someone else.

My Fanfiction has been plagiarized on your Site!

Let us know and we'll have the Fanfiction removed right away. We will also ban the Member who has stolen your story and put their name in big letters on the main page for everyone to see. Plagiarism is seen in a very bad light here and will not be tolerated!

My Story Isn't Showing Up After I Submitted It!

The reason for this is, every single Fanfiction submitted to this Site goes into a Verification queue that we Admin need to clear.  We check the Fanfics for any potential problems against the Site rules, then we either let it through and send you an Acceptance letter, or we send you a Rejection letter and let you know what the problem was and how to fix it.  Be be patient with this queue, as the Admin do have personal lives that get in the way of our running the site.  :) · My Story was rejected, but I wasn't given a reason!The DGRFA Team does not reject something small that they could fix themselves. They might even, if they have the time, email you and let you know why. But for the most part, those rejected are because they have not followed the Submission Rules set out for the Archives in order to make them the best quality of romantic Fanfiction. Have a careful read through those Submission rules and you'll most probably see why your Story didn't get through. If you'd like help with cleaning up the Fanfic so that it can be Accepted, then please don't hesitate to contact the DGRFA Team.

I'm receiving an error when I Submit my Fanfiction!

If you receive an error, please contact us and copy/paste it into the contact form, so we can figure out what went wrong.  As the error will provide us with the location of the error in the efiction script, this is a really important thing to include. Once we are notified of a problem, we will try and fix it and get back to you as soon as possible.

What kinds of Stories are allowed?

See our Submission Rules

What are the ratings used on the site?

We use our own Ratings system, which is the following. For more information, please read the Submission Rules:

PG13+ (G-PG)
M 15+
NC17+
R 18+

What are the story classifications?

Stories are classified by Categories, Couples and Genre. When a Fanfiction is submitted to the Site, you are putting it under the Category, the Show it is for, and the Couple you based the Fanfiction on. Eg: Anime-Sailor Moon-Usagi And Mamoru.

What is a One Hour Challenge?

The One Hour Challenges was created by specifically for the Archives back in 2002 and can be found under the link on the main page called Challenges . You select a Challenge to write a Fanfic for, which will be either a 'Scene' or a 'Sentence', which the Fanfic must be based around. In this Fanfic, you write about a particular pairing that is found in the Archives. You have one hour to write this Fanfic. If you would like to write a multi-part Fanfic, only the first Chapter need take an hour. Any additional Chapters can take as long as you like to write them.

What is Adopt An Archive?

Some Site Owners find that they can no longer upkeep, or no long want, their Fanfiction Archives. The Destiny's Gateway has made an Adoption scheme, where Site Owners can merge their Archives with ours. Fully credit is given to the previous Owner on the main page, and all Fanfiction is adopted. Author accounts are created upon adoption, which the Authors are notified about. If the Author chooses not to be adopted along with the rest of the Site, they are free at any time to delete that account. Basically, we came up with this idea, because there are a lot of Fanfiction Archives out there being neglected or deleted because the Owner does not have time to update it, or no longer has an interest in Fanfiction. By letting us Adopt your Site, we keep all the Fanfiction up on the net for the fans to read. :)

How do I contact the site administrators?

You can e-mail us via our Contact Form .

The DGRFA Team
princessdestiny@destinysgateway.com

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