Hello Episode Community,
It’s been a few weeks since our last story review update and we wanted to give an update on the shelves and changes you can expect to see starting today.
Let’s start with the leaderboards. The original leaderboards consisted of 2 features:
- Automated updates to each story’s ranking, resulting in daily changes to the shelf order
- No limits on the number of stories that can be displayed per shelf
We are excited to report that starting this week, we’re rolling live, automated rankings updates to the leaderboard shelves again!
This means that for all of the leaderboards in the app, the general trending section, and each genre-specific trending section will now update their rankings on a daily basis.
- Note that we’re still working out the kinks between the ranking you see for your story on Portal, and the ranking in the app. Most stories should be fairly close, but we have noticed some discrepancies and are working to correct that.
In addition, we’ve updated the overall leaderboard to now reflect the story statuses. The combined trending section currently scrolls to 500 stories, and will now expand to include stories that are Unreviewed or blocked from the Top 100 per our last update.
- For the time being, a story must be Approved to be shown in the genre leaderboards. However, now that live updates are back on, you no longer have to wait for our manual content updates to see changes in the rankings or newly Approved stories by genre. As the number of Approved stories increases, the length of the genre trending sections will increase too!
Our hope is to be able to expand all the shelves even more in the coming weeks, so our team is still working hard to get through the review requests. Due to the volume of requests we received, it’s taken longer than anticipated, which we know is frustrating. We are committed to reviewing these stories, and will continue to do so.
In the meantime, please know that if your story doesn’t show up in the leaderboards (and isn’t banned), it’s still in the app! Your readers can still find your stories via Search or your author profile.
Please let us know if you have questions or comments by posting below or reaching out to our support team!
The Episode Team