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I really wish EFiction wasn't MySQL based.  That's how intertexius got broken the first time around, corrupted DB. 

Trying to write my own little piece but damn physical pain, so I can't stay on the computer to work for more than 30 or so minutes at a time.

I know, Iknow, AO3... but I can't make heads or tails of it, as a reader or a writer.  Plus I like all our work in one place.  Unless we die, then I don't care where y'all want to post things.

Speaking of which, since lots of ppl have asked for ABP on AO3, can we just make an entry for it on AO3 but not put the actual story text there, just the link to it?  So people can find it on searches and leave kudos etc.?  Or is that not permitted? 

Date: 2017-06-20 03:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alyndra
It's possible to make a bookmark on AO3 for a story hosted elsewhere, although it will only show up on searches through bookmarks, which aren't in my experience a very effective way of finding things (I'll check out an individual's bookmarks for recs, but sitewide searches provide a lot of redundant results as each person who bookmarks a story is another result.) I've seen people make 'story' posts with links to vids but never to stories hosted elsewhere.

Date: 2017-06-22 10:15 am (UTC)
alyndra: (Default)
From: [personal profile] alyndra
Why not just post an outtake or teaser scene with the link? I'm sure that would work!

Date: 2017-06-25 02:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] snarry_fan7
AO3 is actually pretty straightforward, and it wouldn't be difficult to post ABP as a series. I'd be more than happy to help you guys with working AO3 and posting ABP to it. As for just posting a link, I'm not sure how that would work; I think posting a sort of teaser or summary with the link to the rest would work though.

Date: 2017-06-26 10:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] snarry_fan7
I understand. A great many users aren't actually using the tags properly. You're supposed to really just tag the characters in it, any relationships, and anything extra you might want to warn about; as you noticed, many authors have whole conversations in the tags and I also find that highly irritating. I mainly search for fics first by fandom and then by pairing. As for the archive warnings, AO3 has specific warnings for graphic depictions of violence, rape, major or minor character death(s), and etc; anything you'd want to warn for. Sometimes the warnings don't apply to your fic because the fic doesn't have those elements; other times authors choose not to use them because of spoilers or whatever reason. For the two fics I've posted on there, I selected "no archive warnings apply" and I think the "Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings" was added with it since I didn't select any warnings. I don't 100% understand why authors won't use the archive's warnings system, but maybe they don't want people to filter out their work. Who knows. The point is, you don't have to use the archive warning system if you don't want. You can also just tag it like you would on LJ/DW/etc.

If you click the square set of boxes by the work, you'll see that the upper left is for the rating, upper right is for the relationship(s) (m/m, f/m, f/f, gen, and other relationships), the lower left is for content warnings (it'll also be used to let readers know if the work is an external work), and the lower right is for if the work is completed or a WIP. The handy thing with AO3 is that it's more for writers than for readers; there's no fear from authors that their works might be removed like it's been done with and other sites. It tries to fall back to the old standby of "don't like, don't read" that most of us who've been in fandoms for ages follow.


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