boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (gunnerkrigg: light stone signal)
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I've been getting a small spate of PMs asking me if I still have AO3 invites, so in light of the FF.net deletions, I thought I'd make a post offering them up to the Dramione community.

I have a ton of invites, and in the interests of offering more archival options to authors, if you want one, either:

1) Leave your email in the comments

OR

2) Send me an email at seeking.boundbooks@gmail.com

OR

3) Send me a PM with your email address

(I guessed on which tags would be appropriate, feel free to re-tag as necessary!)
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (harry potter: griffindor)
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The OWL fanfiction archive is going to be permanently shut-down at the end of April. The mods suggest that everyone collect what they wish from the site (stories, reviews, etc.) before that date.

The Announcement:
Global: Tauri.org is closing on 4-30-2012
As of 4-30-2012, tauri.org will be closing - for several reasons, not the least of which is hardware. The machine has been running 24x7 since the site first went live, and has clearly been showing its age. It will continue to be checked and rebooted daily until the end of the month. At that time, it will be powered off. Any information needed from the site (stories, reviews, etc.) must be collected before that time.
UNSC Jon 117 on Sun 4-1-2012 07:14:14 EDT in General/Announcements


A mod has also opened a thread about the announcement on their message board and there is further information on their livejournal community at [livejournal.com profile] owl_tauri, including tips and tricks for saving one's fics and reviews.

I don't have anything to do with the OWL site, but I figured that I'd help spread the news about this archive closure. I skimmed through the site and there were a number of Draco/Hermione stories archived there, so I thought that I'd let the community know about this turn of events.
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So, I recently made an unpleasant discovery over at LJ. I posted a link to The Days That Lie Ahead at seven HP fanfiction, character-centric or ship-centric communities, explicitly as a 'Happy Halloween' fic. All the communities were moderated. A few were high-traffic, the rest were not.

Out of the seven communities, only two posted it practically immediately. Which, while slightly disappointing, was fine. What surprised me was when I saw posts which had definitely been submitted after mine going up at the two high-traffic communities.

Long story short, I contacted the mods and asked if I'd done something wrong, and found two very surprised and tired mods. Apparently, LJ is now auto-moderating posts to communities that contain off-site links. Which would of course include AO3. I checked the other posts at [livejournal.com profile] dracoxhermione, and posts dated back to October 17th included links to Dreamwidth, Hawthorne & Vine, and Archive of Our Own. The mod at [livejournal.com profile] dracoxhermione had no idea that this was happening, because the community was not supposed to have moderated posting, and she had not changed the settings herself. That community is now off moderated posting, apparently reversing a change that LJ made without informing the mod.

At [livejournal.com profile] hp_fanfiction, the exact same thing had happened. It has now posted fics that date back to October 8th, and include links to FF.net, AO3, and an image hosting service. It is now off moderated posting, which the mod implied was not set by the mod, but by LJ.

I have now contacted mods at all the other communities where my fic has not posted, because I strongly suspect that similar things have happened there as well, since nothing has been posted to those communities since early or mid-October.

My Dramione-relevant question is this: where should one go these days to promote fic for our ship?

It appears that LJ is becoming less and less useful for contacting other people interested in the ship (due to a combo of fandom demographics changing, moving to other sites, and changes that are hostile to off-site links due to a war with spammers). The exception is [livejournal.com profile] dramione, which remains the center of LJ Draco/Hermione fandom. The other active/well-moderated communities on LJ are usually for a specific event, exchange or fest. DW is like cake to post to, so I'll never stop promoing over here, but other sites are more confusing to me. Do people find tumblr useful for fic promo? I know that it's pretty image-based. Twitter?

I post at H+V and AO3, and while FF.net has the numbers, I remain on the fence/slightly adverse in regards to posting there for reasons I won't go into. So, that's my Draco/Hermione question. Where's the fandom, and what does one do with fic after one's written it? :P