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trouble in Paradise? 
22nd-Dec-2015 04:05 pm
death eater1
Just saw this news. Apparently Archive of our own is having board issues.

http://www.dailydot.com/geek/otw-board-resignation-controversy/?obdd&type=CPC&campaign=all

Adding I'm not a big fan of Archive Of Our Own.  I prefer Pet Poetess, Ashwinder and good'ol Fanfiction. net.

So my dears, if you got work and it's only on Archive Of Our Own you may just want to post it someplace else.   Because if the board falters in an unpaid position organization you get a failed service.

Love it or hate it, fanfiction.net has out lasted several archives
Comments 
22nd-Dec-2015 10:25 pm (UTC)
Maybe I'm just tech-challenged at my age, but I've never been able to easily find my way around AO3. My favs are the same as yours.
22nd-Dec-2015 11:02 pm (UTC)
Well I haven't been back to adult fan fiction because since it got hacked, what, six to ten years ago, it never got fixed. AO3 annoyed me for years, they would never approve my membership, then when I finally got some guidance I had lost total interest in joining. Also at the time, you couldn't review a fic on AO3 unless you were a member. It was so user unfriendly.
22nd-Dec-2015 10:57 pm (UTC)

Ah shit. I finally got everything on AO3 too.

22nd-Dec-2015 11:02 pm (UTC)
No loss if you loaded it there, but there is always fanfiction.net or Petpoetess or ashwinder.
22nd-Dec-2015 11:39 pm (UTC)
I adore AO3 and love what OTW is doing, so I'm sorry to hear they're having drama. However, this isn't the first time they've had drama like this, so I'd be very surprised if they suddenly ceased to exist.

That said, I only archive selected works at AO3, while the whole dirty lot still lives at FFN. It's a stalwart, even if I don't read there much anymore because AO3's advanced search features are so much better than anything at FFN, I'm still glad it's there and I'll happily keep posting things there until my account gets booted for posting smut.
23rd-Dec-2015 01:22 am (UTC)
Nods, I love the interface and the ability to download long fics to my iPad. There will always be hackers who spoil thing for others. I had lots of problems with passwords on Petulant Poetess and Aswhwinder, could never get admin to respond, so had to stop reading there.
23rd-Dec-2015 01:23 am (UTC)
I have read some good fics at the archive but I have never fully understand it. I don't know how to save fics in there.
23rd-Dec-2015 01:48 am (UTC)

You can fave them, bookmark them, or download them.

23rd-Dec-2015 01:23 am (UTC)
Well, that is disappointing. I love AO3 and have supported them almost since inception, not only for the archive but for their outreach, their scholarly journal, and their interest in the history and evolution of fandom. I hope they can sort this out.
23rd-Dec-2015 03:30 am (UTC)
everyone walked out who was on the board but one person.
23rd-Dec-2015 01:24 am (UTC)
I prefer AO3 because I can download fics to my Kindle. Thanks for the heads up so I can back up the fics I have there.
23rd-Dec-2015 01:50 am (UTC)

I love the download feature, the easy searching, and how Mobile friendly they are.

23rd-Dec-2015 03:32 am (UTC)
They need to get volunteers. Yep.
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23rd-Dec-2015 03:20 am (UTC)
Drama in short- the entire board but one person quit. FFN doesnt require any crap and it's not moderated, good or bad, it's the easiest. I dont write anymore so posting to A)3 is no issue, but I got fed up trying several times to join.
24th-Dec-2015 01:47 am (UTC)
I liked Owl.
24th-Dec-2015 04:11 am (UTC)
Yes I miss Owl too.
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