Story Formatting + Site Issues

Hey there, making this news post for two reasons. Firstly, I'm sure many of you who've posted stories or reviews have noticed that there's been some formatting issues. Since the site update recently any double spaces left aren't properly working, leading many stories to look like giant, crudely formatted blocks.

Until this issue is resolved in a more satisfactory manner, you can use the line break tag to get extra spaces when necessary. Here's a really meta example:

In addition, we're aware of a handful of issues the site has had since the new skin was applied. Many of these are known, but to make sure we have all the info necessary you should help us out!

Either leave a comment on this news post, or contact someone at the GiantessWorld chat about any issues you may be having. We're making a master list of them in order to pass them on up and get them resolved.

To leave a comment you'll need a GiantessWorld account. Just click the "# Comments" link at the bottom of this post and scroll to the bottom of the screen.

Sorry about all the inconvenience and the lack of updates recently, but we're hoping to get it all worked out soon.
by Emma Gear @ December 28 2015 1:10 AM  
Nostory schrieb am December 28 2015 5:41 AM

I was surprised when the new format came in there was no status update to cover it. Good to see its here. I just hope you guys at least have the most recent page tab as it used to be when you came to the main page, displaying the 8 most recent stories to anyone accessing it. Is the shoutbox gone for good?

Stubbornstain schrieb am December 28 2015 10:07 AM

Issues I've seen: Search funtion is worse. Gone are the options to search by author, title, etc. Top Ten lists gone (though the URL still works).Shout Box gone (though the URL to it still works but one cannot post messages). I would like all of the mentioned functionalities visible on the site again.

The previous skins were not broken, although by no means perfect, so why fix what wasn't broken? What's the point of this new website layout? Where is Ashukafan in  all of this? They have not been seen for ages. Or have I been 'living under a rock' as is said?

P.S. Giantess World could probably do with a simple (intergrated) forum to communicate messages better,

Inwiththebooks schrieb am December 28 2015 9:32 PM

Ah, yes, minor note. The story notes section and ending notes section are labeled in german I believe. 

TheFallenOne schrieb am December 29 2015 4:39 AM

The site is absolutely broken for me (Chrome/Win 7). The layout doesn't load at all, and I literally cannot view stories. I'll click on them, and get a blank page. Shit is super broke over hear. I had no such issues with the old skins, and would prefer to see things reverted in the interm until new stuff can be fixed.

Nostory schrieb am December 29 2015 8:14 AM

@TheFallenOne, it works fine for me on Chrome although I am using Win 8.1 . Your idea would be good , use the old skins until all these problems are sorted. 

deathshinigami schrieb am January 03 2016 2:51 AM

What happened to advanced search?

Tassu schrieb am January 03 2016 2:04 PM

For some reason, parts of the site is german, even though I'm not in Germany! (for example: deathshinigami schrieb am January 03 2016 2:51)

also for some reason when I tried copy pasting that, it wouldn't allow the text anywhere but in the beginning so I had to type out the example manually.


When I view old skins, it's literally just a white page with links. I don't know if that's supposed to happen, and even if it is, it's kind of hard to go out of your Account Info page, as it doesnt have any clear way to get out to the main menu again without having to type the url/click the backtrack option.

This is Firefox/Windows 7

Tassu schrieb am January 03 2016 2:06 PM

I should add it'd be nice with a way to edit my comments, as I now have to double post this: It's only in the Epiphany skin that some parts are german, the blank white page Old Skins doesn't have this issue.

zephilia schrieb am January 04 2016 10:16 PM

Like everyone else the site keep formatting to german. Major link and story titles are left alone but when we click on table of contents for info about the story and some words such as eq: GTS Story Example by Star says GTS Story Example von Star. Even on these comment boards the time for the most recent post I am reading says "Tassu schrieb am January 03 2016 2:06 PM". Hope it gets fixed soon.

Nostory schrieb am January 05 2016 7:26 PM

The german thing is weird, I really thought someone hacked the site and turned it into this. 

TomSpeedy schrieb am January 06 2016 8:16 PM

When I first saw the new update to the site, I was very dissapointed. I didn't like the look, the colors, and even the text appears to be faded and not that bold as it used to.

After a while, I got used to it, but I still miss the shoutbox, and top ten lists. The German stuff is over me becuase I can tell what it used to be in English.

Yes, the site was better before the update, but at least it's not that bad.

Also, I use this site only on mobile, and the major functions like "most recent", categories, and search stuff works for me.

wizard13335 schrieb am January 06 2016 9:58 PM

Why was this update made? Everyone agrees the old site was better. Not only is the new theme broken, but it would look worse even if it actually worked. There was nothing wrong with the old site, you just made it worse.

Nostory schrieb am January 07 2016 2:31 AM

@wizard13335, you said it buddy. 

vgiv schrieb am January 07 2016 3:19 AM

For me everything but the dates, names and story is in German. I can barely read the comments because I don't know who is saying what, it's really confusing.

SpookyTaco schrieb am January 07 2016 5:47 PM

The old site was simple, and looked 1990's, but it worked. Now, simple things like the huge links at the bottom (featured stories, most recent, story of the moment) don't work and are unclickable. Some text is hard to read like the blue sign on text in the site header.

Plus, why kill shoutbox? Granted, it was very limited and quirky, but it gave authors and readers a rudimentary way to communicate outside of review comments.

I respect the desire to update the site, but I agree it feels like a step backwards. I think if you can address some of the big items (re-add shout box, show top most recent on home page, translate German to English, etc), then the new look/feel would start feeling better.

Nostory schrieb am January 07 2016 8:47 PM

Until the shoutbox comes back, I propose we use this thread as a makeshift shoutbox, best we can do now if its discussing non-story related stuff. 

The Shrunken Scholar schrieb am January 08 2016 8:33 PM

I completely agree with what everybody else has been saying about the new layout and I've been having the same issues. Random German, the color and font of the site make things hard to read, and some of the best features are gone or don't work. Sure the old layout looked a bit dated, but it was functional and I grew attached to it. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I will admit with some fixes, I could learn to love the new layout

Melquiades schrieb am January 09 2016 1:53 PM

Exactly: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. And if you break it with the fix, bring back the old version. :)

Melquiades schrieb am January 09 2016 1:56 PM

And besides, the old design was also more beautiful, and more readable. And I grew to love it :). So yeah, this whole month has been quite a letdown for me.

aaron schrieb am January 12 2016 9:17 AM

I still like this site better than giantesscity because it's easier to comment and see the newest updates of stories but it looks like that's gonna change soon, too.

I hate to say it but it seems like since the authors from the 'Titan series' left/deleted their accounts this site has been in a downward spiral ever since. I don't mean content, I mean how this site actually operates.

I guess the question everyone is not going to ask is: Who's idea was it to change the skins?
I remember the last time asukafan did something like that awhile ago it switched to some weird mobile version for phones but asukafan realized his mistake and switched it back.

Also, the German thing? What the fuck is that all about?

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