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 Categories will be okay'd within 24 hours, if not sooner. We rarely turn down a suggestion!
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 Fiction Press which means that you, the Author, can upload your own Short Story, Novel, Poem or Song.
How do I select the Categories?
Select a Category (eg: Horror), wait a second and go back to that same list and select at the top Back To Main Categories and select another.
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 Plagiarism 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 Short Story, Novel, Poem or Song 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/Poem/Song Isn't Showing Up After I Submitted It!
The reason for this is, every single file submitted to this Site goes into a Verification queue that we Admin need to clear. We check the Short Story, Novel, Poem or Song 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 Short Story or Novel. Have a careful read through those Submission rules and you'll most probably see why your submission didn't get through. If you'd like help with cleaning up the Short Story or Novel 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 File!
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:
What are the story classifications?
Stories are classified by Categories, Rating and Genre. When a Short Story, Novel, Poem or Song is submitted to the Site, you are putting it under the Category and Genre. Eg: Horror > Vampires.
What is a One Hour Challenge?
The One Hour Challenges was created by specifically for the Fanfiction Archives Destiny's Gateway back in 2002 and can be found under that link on the main page called Challenges. It can also be used for original Short Story and Novels on Destiny's Publications. You select a Challenge to write a story for, which will be either a 'Scene' or a 'Sentence', which the plot must be based around. In this story, you have one hour to write this Fanfic. If you would like to write a multi-part novel, 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 original Short Story or Novel Archives. Destiny's Publications has made an Adoption scheme, where Site Owners can merge their Archives with ours. Full credit is given to the previous Owner and Authors for the stories adopted. Author accounts are created upon adoption, which the Authors are notified about via a Welcome Message, including their logon details so that they can either delete the story, or make changes and updates to it. 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 at any time. Basically, we came up with this idea, because there are a lot of Short Story and Novel 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 stories 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