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ETA1: Whoa, there was nothing when I went to bed (at an appallingly early hour - maybe a person blessed with chronic fatigue wasn't the best choice for archivist). I woke up to an amazing number of emails, since I'm forwarding the ssa.archivist mail to my personal account to make sure I don't miss anything by forgetting to check that account. I will get back to everyone as soon as I can.

ETA2: The import was successful for the most part with the exception of 10 stories that were too long to import to one chapter. The following will need to be handled manually.

Author => 'rose_emily',
Title => 'Omiai',

Author => 'Hope Roy',
Title => 'Yesterday\'s Tomorrow',

Author => 'Joyfulgirl41',
Title => 'The Road Not Taken',

Author => 'Ballistic Liz',
Title => 'Smallville Day',

Author => 'Lanning Cook',
Title => 'Alliance',

Author => 'Kat Reitz and tzigane',
Title => 'Family Portrait',

Author => 'HRD',
Title => 'And Desire Shall Fail',

Author => 'jenn',
Title => 'Somewhere I Have Never Traveled',

Author => 'P.L. Nunn',
Title => 'What You Sow',

Author => 'Kat Reitz, Perryvic',
Title => 'SuperGlue',

Author => 'roxy',
Title => 'Boys Of Summer',

Author => 'Kat Reitz tzigane',
Title => 'Keep Your Head Down',

Author => 'Perryvic and Kat Reitz',
Title => 'Pyrrhic',

ETA3: To hopefully clarify what is happening when a story already existed on AO3 -

* The import didn't overwrite any pre-existing stories, it just posted them separately associated with the SSA collection.

* If you are 'missing' notifications on (or cannot claim) some or all of your stories due to email/pseudonym changes since the original post to the SSA, please contact Support at with the information and they will help resolve the issue.

* If you want to delete your stories yourself from the collection, for whatever reason, you can! BUT
* if you delete the version imported from the SSA, that means the redirect from the SSA will break

* If you have a copy of a story already on the AO3 and it has comments / kudos you want to keep (or you have the formatting all perfect or whatever), but you don't want to delete the SSA version because you'll then lose the redirect, then you should keep both versions for now

* Down the line, the AO3 team will build a merge tool so you can combine the two versions into one

ETA4: If you use the Search Engine on SSA to find a story, clicking on the link will either open the story on the AO3-SSA collection or display a broken/missing url message on AO3.

This message means that:

1, The author requested their stories be deleted before the import, or
2. The story is one of the too-big stories (see above list), or
3. The author has chosen to delete the SSA collection entry

You can run a search on AO3 to see if the story exists there outside the SSA collection.

ETA5: If you have claimed your stories (and haven't deleted any and broken the re-direct from the old SSA), you may want to consider unlocking the stories so that people who don't have an account and are re-directed can read them. Locked stories aren't visible unless logged into AO3.

ETA6: Claiming and deleting a story from the SSA collection will result in a 'missing url' message when someone selects a story on the old SSA, effectively deleting the story from both locations. Claiming and orphaning the story on the SSA collection will allow the redirect to find the story on the AO3 collection without an author associated with it. However, because nothing can be deleted or edited on the old SSA archive, whether deleted or orphaned on AO3, the story and/or author can be searched for on the old SSA and the summary information will still exist.

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Have a question? Please ask and I'll do my best to answer.

Date: 2012-03-05 07:48 am (UTC)
liviapenn: chibi girl holds up a sign with a heart on it (reaction: *hearts*)
From: [personal profile] liviapenn

So excited about this!! :)

I hope eventually the FAQ/Rules post will include instructions about how to contact the archivists in order to claim/delete/orphan stories? I know there's been notes about it on the news page and in your posts here and there, but I think it would also help to have a "we're on the AO3 now" FAQ on the main collection info page.

Date: 2012-03-06 12:34 am (UTC)
liviapenn: miss piggy bends jail bars (remains sexy while doing so) (Default)
From: [personal profile] liviapenn

Oh, that'd be a good idea too, but I meant like here:

I'm thinking hypothetically, if someone's been out of fandom for ages and they aren't following LJ or DW or the OTW blog, all it says there is "Authors may delete the stories in the collection and add their existing AO3 versions instead." but it doesn't say how. So it would be good, I think, to put something like, "in order to claim/delete/etc., contact Open Doors," etc. Basically all the helpful stuff you're putting here should also go there once you get a chance. *G*

Date: 2012-03-06 03:19 pm (UTC)
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (Default)
From: [personal profile] rivkat
Let me add in my thanks for your patience (and then for the flood of work you've been hit with!). It looks great. I would also suggest adding the last ETA about unlocking to the AO3 collection page when you get a chance--I definitely needed the reminder to go & do it by hand!


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