• Important Announcement: Erotic Fiction Closing

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    Lovehoney - Jess [sign in to see picture]
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    Hi everyone,

    After much debate and discussion it has been decided that we will no longer have an Erotic Fiction section of the forum and this will be removed in the next week.

    I know this won't be a popular decision with everyone but the decision has not come lightly and we feel it's for the best.

    The reason we've decided to remove this section of the forum is because it was originally intended as a place for members to discuss books they'd read and recommend good erotic fiction for others - like a book club. Somehow over the years, it's transformed into a place to submit your own stories.

    Because the Erotic Fiction section is used as a creative platform it's very difficult to moderate. Firstly, the time it takes for one of us to read an entire story can take a long time, and this takes us away from other important jobs we need to be doing. In addition because story writing is art, there are a lot of 'grey areas' when it comes to our rules. It's impossible for us to apply our standard community rules to this section of the forum. Rather than write a whole set of new rules for one section of the forum, we've decided to remove this section of the forum.

    We will replace the 'Erotic Fiction' section of the forum with an 'Erotic Book Club' thread which will belong in the 'Off-topic and Games' section of the forum.

    The Erotic Fiction area has been scheduled for closure on Wednesday 16th April.

    Anyone who would like to keep the stories they've submitted and doesn't have them saved elsewhere, please do find them on the forum and save them on your computer. As soon as the section is deleted, all work which has been submitted and not saved will be lost.

    Thanks everyone! 

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    DavidB1986 [sign in to see picture]
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    That's a shame but totally understandable. It must have been a headache to moderate. Whatever is best to keep the forum happy and healthy! There are plenty of other outlets for posting erotic stories.

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    capricorn13 [sign in to see picture]
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    That is understandable from the moderation point of view but a real shame for readers as the quality of writing is so much better than on other free sites. It would be great to know where/if our regular writers are going to post their creations.

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    kittencub [sign in to see picture]
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    The story's were of a very high standard and great ideas good job I posted only once sad to see it go though. 

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    French Fancy [sign in to see picture]
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    I think that is really sad as there have been some outstanding contributions over the past year ( that is the time scale that I have been reading this section).

    I do understand the descision from a LH point of view but I will miss this section as it was my favorite.

    Can I take this oppertuniry to thank all of those who have contributed to this section and say what a very talented bunch of people you are. There are certain members that I feel could give some current authors a run for there money and even outshine them. I would honestly pay to buy their books if they were published.

    Kind regards FF x x

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    Zing444 [sign in to see picture]
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    Regrettable, but we see where Lovehoney is coming from so totally understandable. Thanks to the many writers who have entertained and aroused OH&I in the past month that we have been members of the LH community. :)

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    ShannonMarlene [sign in to see picture]
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    I wrote quite a few on there. It's a shame to see it go but I think we can all agree it's totally understandable.

    If one good thing came from it though, it's that it got me back into writing again (:

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    ShannonMarlene [sign in to see picture]
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    However, I also post all my writing on Fetlife if anyone wants to keep an eye on my stuff. My username is SmarleneS

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    jackjohn [sign in to see picture]
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    maybe lovehoney could reward the forum members = customers who wrote the best stories by publishing a compilation book? likely to sell too.

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    PinkPolkaDot [sign in to see picture]
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    jackjohn wrote:

    maybe lovehoney could reward the forum members = customers who wrote the best stories by publishing a compilation book? likely to sell too.

    Honestly? I don't think that would be appropriate. People shared their fantasies knowing they wouldn't be published as a result of this, and I don't think Lovehoney could judge who wrote the best stories - that wouldn't be fair. Besides, they're an adult product retailer not a publisher.

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    CocoGirl [sign in to see picture]
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    jackjohn wrote:

    maybe lovehoney could reward the forum members = customers who wrote the best stories by publishing a compilation book? likely to sell too.

    In theory I think that would be a lovely idea, obviously with the permisson of the members who submitted the writing. It would probably be a bit too much work and trouble to filter through all of the posts and decide which stories to use, so I doubt it would happen. It if was to, an ebook similar to the erotic fiction competition winners from a few years back would be a great option.
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    Alastor [sign in to see picture]
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    Hmmmmm.

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    Purring-Pussy [sign in to see picture]
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    That's a shame, but understandable. I enjoyed the stories for the time that they were here x

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    bigstu [sign in to see picture]
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    Disappointed as I thought it was for readers' stories,

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    Alastor [sign in to see picture]
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    bigstu wrote:

    Disappointed as I thought it was for readers' stories,

    One bit of fiction still there from 2007 I think.
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    69'er [sign in to see picture]
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    What a shame, but do understand where you coming from...

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    KinkyFuckery [sign in to see picture]
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    Its a shame as their are some good writers but understand why x

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    Lovehoney - Stephanie [sign in to see picture]
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    People can awlays still write erotic fiction on their own blogs and then post a link to it on our Lovehoney bloggers thread :)

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    Alastor [sign in to see picture]
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    Despite the exponential growth of the blogosphere, not everyone blogs, so would links to (eg) literotica entries be permitted on a similar basis?

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    Lovehoney - Stephanie [sign in to see picture]
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    Hi Alastor,

    No rules are being changed here, you can still post links to things as long as they aren't illegal, competitor sites or advertising, and as long as they are relevant to the topic and not spam :)

    Stephanie

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