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The Help Page

Please reference this page if you have some questions/problems with the Archives.

· I forgot my Password! What do I do now?

To recover a lost password, click here 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 pairings/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 Fanfiction.net which means that you, the Author, can upload your own Fanfiction.

· How do I select the Categories?

The selection form works by changing each Category and sub-Category with a drop-down. Once a Category is selected, the drop-down options will change. To select a ‘Couple’ for your story, you need to choose a main Category (eg: Anime), wait a second and go back to that same drop-down list, the Category will now have changed into a sub-Category (eg: Sailor Moon), wait another second and go back to the drop-down, it will now display all of the pairings for that Category (eg Usagi And Mamoru). Click on Select to add that Couple to your Fanfiction and it will go into that Category.

· 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 main 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 Fanfiction 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 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 romantic Fanfiction. Have a careful read through those Submission rules and you'll most probably see why your Story didn't get through. If you'd like help with cleaning up the Fanfic 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 Fanfiction!

When large stories are Submitted, they generally get the following error:

· A script on this page is causing Mozilla/Internet Explorer/Netscape/Safari to run slowly. If it continues to run, your computer may become unresponsive. Do you want to abort the script?

All you need to do in this situation is click on 'Cancel' (You may need to click it more than once). The Story will submit itself, but depending on the size, it could take 5 seconds to half a minute. If your computer is slow, it might take a bit longer. Please just be patient, it is going through, but it's having a little trouble with the size.

· 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:

PG13+ (G-PG)
M 15+
NC17+
R 18+

· What are the story classifications?

Stories are classified by Categories, Couples and Genre. When a Fanfiction is submitted to the Site, you are putting it under the Category, the Show it is for, and the Couple you based the Fanfiction on. Eg: Anime-Sailor Moon-Usagi And Mamoru.

· What is a One Hour Challenge?

The One Hour Challenges was created by specifically for the Archives back in 2002 and can be found under the link on the main page called Challenges. You select a Challenge to write a Fanfic for, which will be either a 'Scene' or a 'Sentence', which the Fanfic must be based around. In this Fanfic, you write about a particular pairing that is found in the Archives. You have one hour to write this Fanfic. If you would like to write a multi-part Fanfic, 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 Fanfiction Archives. The Destiny's Gateway has made an Adoption scheme, where Site Owners can merge their Archives with ours. Fully credit is given to the previous Owner on the main page, and all Fanfiction is adopted. Author accounts are created upon adoption, which the Authors are notified about. 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. Basically, we came up with this idea, because there are a lot of Fanfiction 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 Fanfiction 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

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