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Special Honorable Mentions - Holiday Story Contest

The first envelopes from the judges are just arriving, a hush falls over the crowd. Here to open the envelopes and read the names of the honored stories and authors are "Josephine" and "Daphne" from Some Like It Hot....

Some Like it Hot

Blast from the Past : Top Prizes - December 2006 Holiday Story Contest

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December 2006 Holiday Story Contest Results

graciously rendered by Erin


 

Now the moment everyone has been waiting for -- the announcement of the top prize winners in the December 2006 Holiday Story Contest. And here to read the awards are Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp, in drag, as Tom Hanks from Bosom Buddies and Tim Curry from Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Fast ain't it?

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The longest time for a page request I've seen in the new software, other than during a file upload, was 6 seconds, normally it is 2 or less. Compared to an average of 12 to 18 seconds and as high as 30+ for OTS. And I don't even have caching or the other speed enhancements turned on. :)

- Erin

Sparky Is My Hero

Originally posted February 13, 2000 on Original BigCloset

"Sparky Is My Hero"
by Joyce E. Melton
February 13, 2000

Problems with WYSIWYG editor

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There seem to be some problems with the WYSIWYG editor. I've installed a new version that seems to work correctly in Firefox but has problems in Safari, and some versions of IE. Haven't tested Opera, Camino, ICab or Mozilla. If you need WYSIWYG capabilities, I guess you're safe if you use Firefox or IE7 until they get the kinks out. Sorry.

- Erin

Off line for a cool down

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I took the site down today for a cool down. Things had suddenly gone from a few posts trading mostly civil comments to five or more hot flames in half an hour then five in five minutes. I had to leave for a bit and didn't feel it would be wise to leave the site open to comments that might stay up for hours and inflame more passions, so I shut things down. I'm back, but later tonight I'll be going to sleep and tomorrow I will be occupied with taking my mother to see the cancer doctor. Let's all try to be nice to one another.

Hugs,
Erin

BBcode filtering added as input format option

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If you're familiar with bbcode, you can now use that instead of HTML in places like stories and comments. If you're not familiar with bbcode, you can do a google search quickly for several guides on how to use it. Or just use HTML. :)

- Erin

The Years of Rice and Salt

I just finished an excellent book that I think many people here would appreciate, it even has transgender elements. :) Purchases through the Amazon link below earn BC about 5% but I bought mine at the local Barnes and Noble. It's a good book. It made me think of Aardvark on Kryptonian Steroids.

Nightly Shutdown

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In an effort to prevent future database corruption, TopShelf will shut down each night at 12.59 A.M. to 1:20 A.M. Pacific Time for database maintenance. This is the very middle of the slowest time of the night so it shouldn't affect too many people too badly. People in Far Eastern timezones may be inconvenienced, a bit, sorry.

This is in additon to the 5 minute shut down at 3 AM Pacific for server maintenance.

- Erin

Please Support Authors with your Comments

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I don't want anyone to get the idea that I don't want to see lots of comments after the recent blowups. We go along for months with lots of good comments then one of these brushfires breaks out and fo a while it seems people are afraid to comment.

Unpublished

Sledgehammer - in the HatBox!

Now available through Lulu.com SledgehammerSledgehammer

What if you'd been friends all your life?
What if you'd do anything for each other?

"All you do is call me, I'll be anything you need." – Peter Gabriel


Sledgehammer

by Erin Halfelven

Talk about success

Bob's Stardust First Anniversary Sci-Fi Story Contest is over, the votes have been tabulated by the esteemed accounting firm, Dewey, Fleecem and Howe and the awards ceremony is being prepared even as we type. I don't know who the guest presenters are going to be but I understand that the MC is going to be WFS, old Mr. Sincerity himself. :)

Favorite Story Types

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The results of the poll:

1. Transitioning - Stories of transsexual adjustments
2. Magic Transformation - Wishes, tricky spirits, vengeful ghosts or the like
3. Crossdressing - Crossdressing adventures or misadventures
4. Science Fiction Transformation - Misguided aliens, accidental superscience or what have you

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