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"Oh, look! ‘Birthday of the World’ fic! I hope it’s about the characters in the short story, because I loved that. Or any of the characters in any of the stories in the collec-"

-Or not

Try it yourself on your favorite small fandoms that inexplicably have large posting numbers. Just subtract the only thing anybody cares about from that universe - especially people who’ve never even skimmed the canon - and voila! Instant crankiness.

(Not recommended for His Dark Materials fans. I have a separate system for you.)

Pro-tip, my lovelies: If you take only one thing from a small fandom, please put that thing in the freeforms, rather than putting the fandom in the fandoms. It makes that fandom’s fans so much less likely to burst into tears while checking their feeds.

Tagged: i'm not cryingit's just raining on my facemaybe i'll just dig the book back outthe birthday of the worldis such an amazing short storyursula leguini love her so muchsomebody write actual fic for these stories someday pleaseor art omg artart would make all the sads go awayao3filtersthey don't work when you use them that waysedoretu is already a canonical freeform bbspls use that kthx

beccaflaherty:

Ao3 Authors?

wrangletangle:

beccaflaherty:

Hey friends — I’m having some trouble with my works —

The way the page is formatting, I’m finding that the lines are being cut off mid-word.

To see what I’m talking about:

http://archiveofourown.org/works/1888455/chapters/4070280

does anybody have a quick fix?

Ok, I…

Thanks so much! I believe those chapters were copied directly from my fanfic.net account, which could be the problem. I’ll try formatting from my word processor…. unfortunately I had to switch to using Kingsoft Writer a few years back, so it might still cause the same issue.

Again, thanks so much!

Ah, in that case, I can do better. In your browser, look for “View Source” or “Page Source”. Then CTRL-F or COMMAND-F for a word in your first sentence. Your entire work is on a single line, sandwiched between some formatting markers. You can copy the whole line into the html posting form and strip the formatting markers from the very beginning and end.

Hope that helps!

Tagged: ao3postingwhy ffnet whythis is a reblog

roryteller:

FYI for AO3 users with works that don’t show up in the tags: editing them seems to fix the problem - I was able to add an Author’s Note to get mine to show up.

Update: this seems to only sort of solved the problem. It still disappears sometimes.

The issue is a temporary caching problem with the filters. You can force a reload by re-sorting works (by kudos, or date posted) or by going to a later page and coming back again. Editing may or may not update the cache for that particular tag.

Coders are working hard to fix this!

Tagged: ao3filtersthis is a reblog

sapphirexblue:

Why the hell is there a fundie trollfic in AO3’s Smash Bros section?

I mean, I’m assuming it’s a trollfic because the writing is My Immortal levels of bad, but given that the author seems to have been harassing people on the site, I think the fundie part might be legit.

Not relevant to the work, but if someone is harassing people on the site, please report that to our Abuse team. Harassment is against our Terms of Service.

Tagged: ao3harassmentthis is a reblog

Ao3 Authors?

beccaflaherty:

Hey friends — I’m having some trouble with my works —

The way the page is formatting, I’m finding that the lines are being cut off mid-word.

To see what I’m talking about:

http://archiveofourown.org/works/1888455/chapters/4070280

does anybody have a quick fix?

Ok, I ran this past someone smarter than me. If you look at the html, you don’t have spaces between your words; you have “ ”, which is html-ese for “no breaks here please”. To quote my source, “those aren’t paragraphs. they’re single “words”.

I honestly have never seen a program that would produce html like that. I have no idea what word processor you used, but it’s seriously borked. Any site you post that to will have the same problem. The best solution I can offer is to open a completely different word processing program that allows you to show codes and to do a global find & replace, replacing every “ ” with ” ” (a real space).

I hope that helps….

Tagged: ao3if anyone has ever seen this before - what program does this?formattingpostingthis is a reblog

Fairy Tail September Posting Challenge!

Fairy Tail fandom! I’ve got a sweet deal for you, to celebrate how awesome S2 has been so far.

Post (or repost) your FT works to AO3 to enjoy these benefits:

  • Post works of any rating.
  • Post fic, meta, art, podfic, AMVs, cosplay, fanmixes, etc.
              - How to embed art, cosplay photos, podfic, fanmixes, AMVs, etc.
  • Tag as many characters in your work as you like.
              - Tag new characters immediately after they appear in canon. (No waiting!)
              - Use alternate spellings for a character in your tags and still have them be filterable.
  • Tag your OCs.
              - If you’re feeling kind to your wranglers, you can put (OC) after your OCs’ names to avoid us having to look them up.
  • Tag for pairings, moresomes, and platonic relationships.
              - Use the “/” symbol for pairings and moresomes.
              - Use the “&” symbol for platonic relationships (friendship, family, guildmates; no sex or romance).
  • Use “Additional Tags” for extra filterability.
              - These will show up as “Freeforms” in the filters.
              - Useful for tropes, arcs, challenge names, episode names, chapter names, extra warnings, etc.
              - Also useful for art style/media, podfic length, AMV format, meta format, fic style, etc.
              - Also useful for describing characters and relationships: Bottom Natsu, Pre-Gajeel/Levy, Established Lucy/Cana, whatever you want!
              - Anything that you’d want to search for yourself - that’s a good thing to put in the freeforms.

For the month of September, any new relationship or canon character tag you add will be filterable within 3 days, as long as you use the characters’ full names (any spelling variant). This holds for Fairy Tail only - the rest of the archive is still on the 2-week policy.

Don’t have an AO3 account yet? Put your name on the invite list to get one within a day or so.

Countdown to awesome: Today, September 1, Fairy Tail has 869 works on AO3. By the end of September, can we make that 2000?

Tagged: fairy taillucy heartfilianatsu dragneelerza scarletgray fullbusterao3challenge

samjohnssonvt:

wrangletangle, this is how I envision some other fandoms and their wrangling.

(For those watching at home, I am the bird on the right. Sam is the bird on the top left, trying to avoid looking too closely because omg what is it doing???)

samjohnssonvt:

wrangletangle, this is how I envision some other fandoms and their wrangling.

(For those watching at home, I am the bird on the right. Sam is the bird on the top left, trying to avoid looking too closely because omg what is it doing???)

Tagged: gif warningtag wranglingthis is a reblog

Source: ForGIFs.com

the-third-way:

maychorian replied to your post:WTFFF
Message them. It will probably take them a long time to respond, but you should try. First story there I posted took more than a day to appear in the tags.

I have messaged them. The three stories were on my  page, and I have been able to search for them, but they’re missing from my dashboard page. Despite it saying in brackets that I have 18 stories, it’s only showing 15.  One of them’s a chaptered *whimper* about 110k sob sob (it is on another site, thankfully)

Do me a favour, can you click this and see how many stories come up. 

The stories missing are - Non-Growing Pains, Arms Enfold Me and High (that’s the HP long chaptered one)

EDIT:  They are all there when I search via fandom, but not on my main page which is annoying. I shall stop panicking … possibly

Hi! It looks like they’re back, but if this happens again, it’s just a temporary caching problem. Usually going away and coming back later will work. Another option is to re-sort your works to see if that forces the cache to update.

Tagged: ao3filtersthis is a reblog

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rosecathy:

AO3 is showing only 279 stories in the L/R tag when there should be significantly more. Most? All? of the missing stories appear when you log in. Weird.

Hi! There’s been some temporary glitching in the filters in the past few days. You can usually solve this by clicking on a later page in the list, then coming back to the first page. If that doesn’t fix it, change the sort order. (Logging in also works, as you discovered.)

Tagged: ao3filtersthis is a reblog

alullabytoleaveby:

So….anyone else having this problem?

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It still lists that I have 6 works, but it only displays 4. When I log out and look at my author page though, all 6 works are listed. It’s only when I’m looking at my own author’s page while logged in.

Hi! This sounds like a temporary filter problem. I recommend either clearing your cache or just waiting a day or two before visiting your page again (in case it’s a server-side cache issue).

Tagged: ao3filtersthis is a reblog