The stories we pass from person to person are a huge part of what makes us who we are. The Internet is both a blessing and a curse for this; we have more ways to share our stories, but we are more afraid than ever to actually share them. With everything being public and tied to an identity, we seem to forget that we haven't always lived this way, that communication between people hasn't always been a matter of public record.
StoriTell is a public outlet for private ideas. It's a way to get something off your chest without having to worry "will this affect my career?" or "what will he/she think of me if I post this?" It's a cure for remembering every little detail about your personal life. It's persistent memory, without all the strings attached.
Storitell guarantees the anonymity of your work. We do not store any information about you when you submit a story. When you vote up/down a story or comment, your IP is only saved for 24 hours, before the server erases it. The only reason we keep it for that long is so people can't spam their own stories with votes up. We want to make sure that you don't have to worry when you release a story to us.
With anonymity comes certain legal issues. For more information, it's probably worth going to the legal page on the site, but the gist of it is this: You still own your copyright. You let us use your anonymous work, but if you ever want to become un-anonymous and file for copyright protection, you can.
StoriTell is built using open-source software. The free-software movement has contributed immensely to the web we all know and love(-ish). Without the following projects, this site wouldn't exist:
Email us: estenh @ storitell . com
Justin Myers (code help, badassery), Allan James "Moose" Vestal (code help, application suggestions), Erin Kaplan (contentiousness, bringing up legal issues, promotion, listening to me rant, etc.), James Patrick Schmidt (also contentiousness, support), Caitlin Ward (unintentionally motivating me to actually DO this site), J.P. Mensching (promotion, support), Aaron Slavik (believing in my last project, even though it crashed and burned), Cathy & Bill Hurtle (funding the servers that run this thing)
Don't be alarmed when a new window comes up when you submit a story. We're testing out a new feature to let you delete stories you have submitted. If you think this is a terrible idea, just shoot me an email at estenh AT storitell DOT com.
Deleting a story will remove it forever from StoriTell. To delete your story, enter in the two passcodes you typed in when you submitted it: