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  1. Original Stories ONLY -- A Petition for a Crackdown on Wattpad Plagiarism

    Wattpad is too passive in its handling of plagiarism, and needs to proactively subdue it out of respect for its community and for authors in general. They can do this by making their policies stricter, actively discouraging uploads not created by the uploader, recruiting moderators from the community, and allowing third parties to report infringements. My suggestions will be reinforced by comparisons to Gamejolt.com's policies against similar infractions, since I used to work there as a site moderator and know how effective those policies are.

    I write this on behalf of myself and many other internet authors who are sick…

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      11 comments  ·  Web  ·  Admin →

      Hi there,

      Thanks for your feedback and suport. We have a “zero-tolerance” policy on plagiarism. We ask users to make sure they wrote, own the rights to, or have received permission from the copyright-holder before any content is uploaded to Wattpad. Users are encouraged to report any potentially infringing content for investigation. If an upload violates the content guidelines, it is removed.

      There are over 250 million story uploads on Wattpad and upwards of 300,000 new uploads are added every day. We rely on an in-house community team, a global team of ambassadors and a proprietary algorithm to monitor the platform to ensure users are not posting other people’s stories as their own. It’s a monumental task, but one we take very seriously.

      Hope this helped,

    • CREATE AN UNDO BUTTON

      I spent three hours writing probably the best chapter I have ever written and I accidentally highlighted the whole document and deleted it all. Everything is gone. The best thing I have ever written in my life is gone. And I can't get it back because there is no undo button. I want there to be an undo button because I'm sure it would be a lot less frustrating (and less painful) for authors, like myself, to have more control and not be worried to make a few mistakes that can be undone.

      120 votes
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        answered  ·  22 comments  ·  Web  ·  Admin →
      • French Wattys in 2016

        Hi,
        I'd like next year's Wattys to have a French category too. We're lots of French members and we'll all like to have our place in the competition too. So, what I mean is that French people would like to read winning stories in their language. Please anwer.

        50 votes
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          48 comments  ·  IOS  ·  Admin →

          Hi everyone!

          Thank you all for your feedback, comments and interest in the Wattys. We are still working on planning, organizing and finalizing the awards for 2016, but what we do suggest at the moment is to make sure that you follow the Wattys profile: https://www.wattpad.com/user/TheWattys

          We will be broadcasting the final list of languages there, as well as other Wattys-related news.
          For additional information, please also visit The Wattys contest page: http://wattys.wattpad.com/

          Thanks again!

        • Draft stories to become private from everyone

          Create the option of making draft stories private from even followers. It's more of a hassle of having to only post it on the site after a draft has been written elsewhere. And if something happens to the person's computer etc, the work won't be lost.

          36 votes
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            answered  ·  24 comments  ·  other  ·  Admin →
          • Auto Update

            So sometimes I would lose some connection from the internet. And there is no way to update my story. Please add a feature where after we completed writing a chapter we could set what time or day the chapter is updated. In this way, readers can expect an exact time when a chapter will be updated. And maybe post automatically the time toward the news feed. Maybe you could also add the 'the pacific time' thing for those who live in other countries. And I remember I saw a post in suggestions which is giving some rewards for followers. I…

            36 votes
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              answered  ·  3 comments  ·  Android  ·  Admin →
            • Mature Content (on/off)

              I think that in the discover there should be a mature content (shown/hidden) button, so underage readers don't have to run into mature content, and 18+ can find something. More interesting

              25 votes
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                2 comments  ·  IOS  ·  Admin →

                Hi there!

                Thanks for the suggestion. However, users are already blocked from seeing any mature content if they are under-17 (based on their date of birth that they entered on sign-up).

                Additionally, on the web, if you are a mature user, you have the option of filtering out mature stories.

                Hope this helped!

              • Recommended stories shouldn't come back when I dismiss them

                It doesn't make sense that a story that I have 'dismissed' comes back ten minutes later. It shouldn't appear on my home page after that...

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                  answered  ·  5 comments  ·  Admin →
                • Clear Newsfeed

                  I want to be able to clear my newsfeed. It's a waste for me and it keeps comments about books I had deleted months ago. I want the ability to clear it.

                  7 votes
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                    answered  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                  • please consider this for underage users

                    My account will be deleted in 20 hours because I'm underage (12). I will be turning 13 in just a few months. In the last one year I've been on wattpad, I've gotten 660+ followers and made so many friends. i have books that are successful, and I think it's unfair that I'll be deleted after all the work I've put into my account.

                    I know you might be like, "You should have considered that when you signed up and read that you were 13 or older." or, "Underage users shouldn't even be on wattpad."

                    If you try and find…

                    6 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  other  ·  Admin →

                      Hi there!
                      Thanks for your feedback. To say it simply: this is not a question of fair or unfair, it’s one of responsibility. Users have the responsibility to work within our Terms of Service, and we have our own responsibility to work within the law.

                      Our Terms of Service state a minimum age not just for safety purposes, but for legal purposes. Accounts are closed without notice because the ‘warning’ already exists in our Terms of Service, which we require you to agree to when you sign up.

                      While this could seem unfair, this is not an arbitrary decision – this is made in reference to legal decisions that allow us to both post in the App and Play stores, and not get in trouble with the police.

                      The opportunity to use Wattpad is there when you turn 13 years old, and remains an option for every year after that.

                    • Completely delete traces of any story an author has chosen to delete

                      When I choose to delete any of my stories, I do it with the intention of that story staying deleted. But it has come to my attention that some of my deleted stories remain in some readers' libraries, where they are still commenting and attempting to vote. Please wattpad, rectify the situation. I deleted those stories for a reason and it makes me very uncomfortable to know that people can still interact with said stories. Thank you.

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                        2 comments  ·  other  ·  Admin →

                        Hi there,

                        Thanks for the question. Users cannot interact with deleted stories. The only possibility is that they may still be able to read it while their app is unsynced – meaning that they do not have an internet connection. Once their app is synced, however, the story will disappear from their library/reading list.

                        Hope this helped!

                      • Getting notifications when someone adds your story to their libraries

                        if we see who and how many people add our story their library then it would be awesome! Please do this. We need this.

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                          answered  ·  10 comments  ·  Android  ·  Admin →
                        • Account settings

                          I am an old user of wattpad and i am really really happy when wattpad have grown up better like now and even more. There something i still wondering bout the account, i just lost all my work on the wattpad cuz i lost my facebook ac. Sadly i cant log in anymore into wattpad with the usual ac. I tried to get in there with my email i wrote before in the settings, hoped it will work but it useless. May you can try to update the new helpful in the account setting, then user like me can log…

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                            2 comments  ·  IOS  ·  Admin →

                            Hi there,

                            Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Our community forums are best used on “how to” questions. If you need to contact an agent about a bug or problems accessing your account, access https://support.wattpad.com . You can also visit https://goo.gl/VwA5By to know the top issues we’re currently fixing.

                            To find all available guides on how to use Wattpad visit https://goo.gl/SzBHGH

                            Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience.

                          • Two genre book?

                            I was wondering, what if my book was 2 genres? Fanfiction and Short Story... which one should I choose? (It's about after the book allegiant, but every chapter is only 200 words or so. I wanted it to be like that, in blips)

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                              answered  ·  4 comments  ·  Admin →
                            • No more harassing

                              There is a girl that keeps harassing people and she will NOT stop. She has harassed 2 of my friends and she comments swear words on books that are suppose to be child appropriate. I see her commenting on my favorite book over and over again harassing the author and causing the authors depression to get the best of them. The author was considering taking her life due to the harassment from this user. The author has asked the bully multiple times to leave her alone and to stop commenting on her book, but she keeps harassing. This is a…

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                                answered  ·  2 comments  ·  other  ·  Admin →
                              • Username Changer

                                I want to change my username, but when I do, the user people have to notify me with is different. I wish that when you change your username you have the option to change the user that goes along with the @ symbol as well. I hope someone understands what I'm talking about.

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                                  16 comments  ·  Web  ·  Admin →

                                  Hi there,

                                  Thanks for the suggestion. the two different things you’re talking about here are: your display name (the larger name on the profile) and your username (the name with the @).

                                  We make them separate because you might want a certain display name, but it isn’t valid as a username or the username might not be free.

                                  Hope this helped!

                                • Private messageing

                                  I cant private message anyone. I message them and for some reason they are not getting my texts but i get theirs. I asked my friend if she got my messages i sent yesturday and she said that she did not get any messages. Can u fix the bug plz?

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                                    Hi there,

                                    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Our community forums are best used on “how to” questions. If you need to contact an agent about a bug or problems accessing your account, access https://support.wattpad.com . You can also visit https://goo.gl/VwA5By to know the top issues we’re currently fixing.

                                    To find all available guides on how to use Wattpad visit https://goo.gl/SzBHGH

                                    Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience.

                                  • Remove private messages.

                                    My 15 year old son was bombarded by very sexually explicit private messages. I am not happy about him using this app any more as I thought it was just for messages about stories and books. It is disgusting, inappropriate and dangerous for a widely available app such as this to allow this to go on.

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                                      answered  ·  4 comments  ·  other  ·  Admin →
                                    • iits not working

                                      Ok so in was hoping to make a new book on wattpad but for some reason when I clicked on the new book button after waiting for soo long it would not like come up I kept on trying and still it doesn't work

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                                        0 comments  ·  other  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi there,

                                        Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Our community forums are best used on “how to” questions. If you need to contact an agent about a bug or problems accessing your account, access https://support.wattpad.com . You can also visit https://goo.gl/VwA5By to know the top issues we’re currently fixing.

                                        To find all available guides on how to use Wattpad visit https://goo.gl/SzBHGH

                                        Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience.

                                      • put the log in with facebook option back on the app log in screen.

                                        put the log in with facebook option back on the app log in screen.

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                                          0 comments  ·  other  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi there!

                                          Thanks for reaching out to us here in the Wattpad Forums!

                                          The option to log in with Facebook is available on both the iOS and Android apps now. Feel free to submit a Support Ticket should you have problems finding this option.

                                          Thank you!

                                        • Language

                                          Hi. I'm a Filipino reader since 2010. I noticed that the language setting is not working or rather even if I change it to English, most of all stories listed are in Filipino

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                                            22 comments  ·  Web  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi there,

                                            Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Our community forums are best used on “how to” questions. If you need to contact an agent about a bug or problems accessing your account, access https://support.wattpad.com . You can also visit https://goo.gl/VwA5By to know the top issues we’re currently fixing.

                                            To find all available guides on how to use Wattpad visit https://goo.gl/SzBHGH

                                            Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience.

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