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NLogan
I don't know what you guys are talking about, my article The Coming of the Autumn People is pure truth. Veritas Veritas every single word.
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echidna64
NLogan wrote :

I don't know what you guys are talking about, my article The Coming of the Autumn People is pure truth. Veritas Veritas every single word.
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I thought I saw it on the History channel once
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pikachulover
I too am running very low on Halloween material. I agree that maybe fiction should be a separate part of the site. Especially if you can really tell it is and somebody is trying to pass it off as a real story.
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shakin steak
NLogan wrote :

I don't know what you guys are talking about, my article The Coming of the Autumn People is pure truth. Veritas Veritas every single word.
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That came, dimly, to mind but I couldn't remember the title or who wrote it.

I didn't think of fan fiction. Good rule. I worried about Ready Player One wannabe stories, but everything can't be to my taste.
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Vaporman87
NLogan wrote :

I don't know what you guys are talking about, my article The Coming of the Autumn People is pure truth. Veritas Veritas every single word.
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That didn't immediately jump out at me as a "story", but more of a mood setting piece. Still, it straddles that line I suppose. I think including these types of writing could be good for us. I think it could really be as simple as adding one more category to the articles, or a simple, standardized disclaimer that I add to the top of each fictional piece. Also, a way to sort fictional pieces in the Article Index.
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NLogan
Leave it to that vkimo kid to always shake things up. He is adept at doing things like that. A merchant of change in the winds of time, where his path crosses nothing is ever the same.
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massreality
I'm torn on the idea of fiction being allowed. On one hand its great, it really opens up the door for talented writers to entertain us further. But I was drawn to this site out of a love for reading childhood accounts. I like hearing about memories that would otherwise be lost or not appreciated by most audiences. It really creates a personal connection between the author and the reader. That sort of honesty and innocence is lost in fiction.

Then again, I love writing fiction and would love to throw down in what would sure would make the contests more interesting. My only fear is that the fiction would take presidence over the non-fiction when dealing with ratings and such.

I guess, I really don't care either way. I would just like to see the fiction posts marked similar to the articles post 2000.
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Vaporman87
massreality wrote :
I guess, I really don't care either way. I would just like to see the fiction posts marked similar to the articles post 2000.
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I share those same feelings and concerns. We want the focus here to be on our memories and accounts of the past. Fiction can be appreciated, but we can't lose that focus. I think most of us like sharing memories, but some also like to tell a good story.
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comic_book_fan
as long as it hits the nostalgia button then why not. 
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mickyarber
I think it's fine to allow it, but I also think the fiction pieces should be designated somehow to differenciate them from the regular articles.

As for the contests though, I dont really mind if works of fiction are eligible or not.
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