Chapter 1 showed up (with incorrect name and category), but the other submissions just disappeared...well with the exception that the chapter descriptions mysteriously updated...almost as if someone had attempted to pretend to update the story but hadn't. Obviously I went through each story and saw that they had not.
I immediately re-submitted the edits with the following note:
"I'm submitting this story to you a second time. I sent an email expressing my concern that my re-edits have not posted but have completely disappeared and that the descriptions at the beginning of each 'OLD' chapter are the only changes made.
I want to assure you that this story is now nearly double in size and that these chapters are completely different! Please change the name of the story as I previously indicated to Wheels of Steel. And please give this 2nd submission of these re-edits your prompt attention. The ongoing story as posted is out of synch and very confusing to the reader. If you have questions then please contact me at... "
I then proceeded to wait and to wait and to wait. And now, over 2 weeks since the first submission and over 1 week since the 2nd submission the following is the note I got along with rejections of the re-edits:
"Hi there! When we replace the edited text of a story with the new text, it takes 12-24 hours for the site to regenerate and replace all the story pages. Please wait for 24-36 hours after an edit has been processed by us to check the story. At this point, all of the story edits you previously submitted should be processed and the correct text should already be on the site. If this chapter's edit is in place, please DELETE this edit submission. If the previously submitted chapters edit is still not showing up for you, please resubmit with a note in the NOTES field letting us know this. Thanks! "
So, what I did was to send the following note with my THIRD re-edit:
"I've read your reason for rejecting this chapter. This will be the third time that I've submitted the EXACT same edit. The first time I submitted it was over 2 weeks ago. I'm sure that should have been sufficient time for them to show up. I can clearly see that none of the previous two submissions have been changed. I have changed the name of the story as well as the category not to mention that the story itself is changed. Not sure what the difficulty is but here is the THIRD attempt to edit this chapter.
If you have questions then please contact me at... "
So at this point, not sure what to expect from Literotica. Right now they seem pretty...stupid to me.