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Old 02-18-2017, 08:53 AM   #1
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If you look at this question from the perspective of the site; Literotica, who or what category(-ies) of writer(-s) are the really important one(-s) and why?
 

Old 02-18-2017, 08:59 AM   #2
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In my opinion there are 3 good writers: TIO, GLYNNDAH, and HOLLIDAY1960 but I don't know if theyre IMPORTANT. While I admire their writing skills they don't strike me as LITERARY like, say, John O'Hara. But they might become literary down the road.
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Old 02-18-2017, 09:50 AM   #3
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If you look at this question from the perspective of the site; Literotica, who or what category(-ies) of writer(-s) are the really important one(-s) and why?
I think this is a question for the 'Stats' thing.
Personally, I've never quite understood the fascination some have for Stats, but. . . .

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Old 02-18-2017, 09:56 AM   #4
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Black Shanglan with 4'E's and a W in 8 submissions is my number 1 but he has not submitted for 10 years. His "Meer Kass" - Non Human is excellent.

Dr Mabeuse just about the only BDSM writer I can read is very good.

Important - no-one

As a group the poets here have produced a greater proportion of outstanding writers. Greenmountaineer of the current crop is excellent as is 1201 (but not productive recently) Angeline never produces anything but high quality work and in addition, is probably the best all round editor on Lit.
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I think this is a question for the 'Stats' thing.
Personally, I've never quite understood the fascination some have for Stats, but. . . .

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Stats are useful in that they give you some idea of what's going on, what works, and what's a waste of time – as long as you bear in mind their limitations.

What's important on Lit? New stories – and nothing else. 80–90 per cent of all my views come while a story is in the New list and that's probably very common. Lit relies on an endless supply of new stories. The vast majority of readers have no interest in doing searches, etc, to find old stories. Much as we like to think there are gems in our back catalogues, readers couldn't care less. The only way most readers ever get to find our older stories is if they like a new one and are tempted enough to click through to the list of our other work – which, incidentally, they should be able to do in a single click, not two, as now.
 

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E's only mean one person liked the story and based only on her personal opinion.

W's are popularity contests skewed by countless variables and all based on opinion.

H's are the same

E/W/H are just another stat.

Saying an author is the only one in a category you can read is nothing more than opinion. Also not relating to important, but personal taste.

Lit has 'influential' author in the annuals, but like any contest people don't stop to think about what it really means and just go by popularity.

The real answer-to me-is any author that has helped other authors grow whether on the boards or behind the scenes. That's being important.
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Hey. I am.

To me, anyhow

As for the perspective of this site, well, no. But hey, I doubt any single author is.

From Lits perspective, I assume income is an important driver to stay in business. And really, the ones who are important are (1) those who bring in new viewers to the site and (2) those authors who keep them coming back for more. Web site traffic and page hits rule. Volume of page views and then hits on advertising. It's those paid links that earn income, but the ads aren't that pervasive so you have to look at what draws site readers to the pages with the ads on.

So the story tags are important coz those are what the search engines find when you're looking. So what are the tags most searched for and do those bring in more viewers?
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Old 02-18-2017, 11:24 AM   #8
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If you look at this question from the perspective of the site; Literotica, who or what category(-ies) of writer(-s) are the really important one(-s) and why?
This means that anyone who answers "I like/think it's X" has answered the wrong question.

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What's important on Lit? New stories – and nothing else.
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The real answer-to me-is any author that has helped other authors grow whether on the boards or behind the scenes. That's being important.
Pity! You were doing so well until you answered the wrong question, i.e. you gave us your opinion on what is important to (other) writers, not Literotica.
 

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Those who publicise Literotica off-site.
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I have 15 E's and I know I'm not important, at least here. I may or may not be important other places, but so far no one except my wife has told me I am. But she has to, after all she's married to me.
 

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Those who publicise Literotica off-site.
No. What you're saying is that the firm making the adverts is more important than the product. Before you can advertise, you must have a viable product to sell. But thanks for bringing it up as it is one of the points that must be established.
 

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Who are the important writers on Lit?

This is the question you ask and then you asked the same question from the perspective of Lit.

The second question can not be answered by anyone but Lit. In which case it become irrelevant to the discussion.
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In order to answer the question of what writers are important to Lit, you have to know WHAT is important to Lit. Is it just making money or is there something else? Building a community of like minded people who make it possible for people to feel less alone? It's just not something we can answer.
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In order to answer the question of what writers are important to Lit, you have to know WHAT is important to Lit. Is it just making money or is there something else? Building a community of like minded people who make it possible for people to feel less alone? It's just not something we can answer.
Exactly, only the site can answer that.
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Old 02-18-2017, 12:08 PM   #15
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If you look at this question from the perspective of the site; Literotica, who or what category(-ies) of writer(-s) are the really important one(-s) and why?
Ask Laurel; your question is asking for her opinion after all, as she is the only person who can actually represent the perspective of this site.

Here, all you are doing is begging for a flame war between authors by asking a leading question that you obviously already have your own predetermined answer to. The way you have phrased your question, is the equivalent to asking your fellow siblings for who they think the parent would name as the favorite child.
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No. What you're saying is that the firm making the adverts is more important than the product. Before you can advertise, you must have a viable product to sell. But thanks for bringing it up as it is one of the points that must be established.
I disagree. Whatever the product is, if people don't know it exists it might as well NOT exist.

Advertising can sell crap or useless products.
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Old 02-18-2017, 12:43 PM   #17
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Those who generate the most unique views and attract new users. For whatever reason.

But that is a formality, because I don't think Literotica elevates any individial author at all. It doesn't value the authors. It deals in the volume, not quality. Ten shitty new stories is probably more important than one really good one.
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TxRad, MagicaPractica, J_R_Ashunwhy. First of all, your answers are flawed as you assume that Laurel and Literotica are one and the same, identical. Second, you assume that Laurel's motivations are identical to the underlying, sociological phenomena that power the site. Third you assume that because we do not know Laurel's motivations and intentions, we cannot say anything about Literotica.

Ask yourselves this: Under what circumstances (assuming no new legislation, the continued absence of concerted cyber/hack attack as well as death not intervening) would Literotica cease to operate/function irrespective of the wishes of the founder and proprietor?

J_R_Ashunwhy: you assume wrongly. I am not begging for a flame war although one is likely anyway - as with ANY topic posted on AH.
 

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Those who generate the most unique views and attract new users. For whatever reason.

But that is a formality, because I don't think Literotica elevates any individial author at all. It doesn't value the authors. It deals in the volume, not quality. Ten shitty new stories is probably more important than one really good one.
Excellent!
 

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I disagree. Whatever the product is, if people don't know it exists it might as well NOT exist.

Advertising can sell crap or useless products.
Ogg, before you can advertise, you really MUST have a product and without stories, Literotica would have nothing to advertise.
 

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The question is not who is the most important writer on Lit. It's who on Lit can write a good enough story that it makes you want to *fap*.
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TxRad, MagicaPractica, J_R_Ashunwhy. First of all, your answers are flawed as you assume that Laurel and Literotica are one and the same, identical. Second, you assume that Laurel's motivations are identical to the underlying, sociological phenomena that power the site. Third you assume that because we do not know Laurel's motivations and intentions, we cannot say anything about Literotica.

Ask yourselves this: Under what circumstances (assuming no new legislation, the continued absence of concerted cyber/hack attack as well as death not intervening) would Literotica cease to operate/function irrespective of the wishes of the founder and proprietor?

J_R_Ashunwhy: you assume wrongly. I am not begging for a flame war although one is likely anyway - as with ANY topic posted on AH.
Laurel and Literotica are one and the same. The site was started as a place for her to read stories of the type she liked. Know your history. She owns the place.

And yes, you are trying to start crap as usual. You, JBJ, and a few more seem to be the ones that start threads and replies to threads that fan the flames everywhere. Give it a rest, it is getting old quickly.
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The question is not who is the most important writer on Lit. It's who on Lit can write a good enough story that it makes you want to *fap*.
Can we rephrase that as "provides customer satisfaction" and add that to the answer already provided by Green_Knight and Nezhul?
 

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Laurel and Literotica are one and the same.

And yes, you are trying to start crap as usual. You, JBJ, and a few more seem to be the ones that start threads and replies to threads that fan the flames everywhere. Give it a rest, it is getting old quickly.
I am sorry, but you are wrong on both counts. If you don't like it, don't read! No-one is making you. You may think you know where this is headed, have decided you don't like the message and are trying to shoot the messenger before the message is delivered. Fair enough, but remember this - no-one forces you to read this topic but likewise, you have no right to force others not to.
 

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Well, my favourite author here is FinalStand, but I'm pretty sure that this isn't what you asked.

I guess that I would argue that the important authors here are all of them, even the sulky, bitchy, glory hounds that desecrate this forum with their bitterness.

Ahem...

The readership here ranges from low IQ wankers looking for stroke porn to college professors looking for literary genius, and God bless every one of us... we need them all.

So, we need authors who appeal to every depraved one of them.
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