estirose: The words "Chophead Tinybits" in a speech bubble. (Chophead Tinybits - Girl Genius)
[personal profile] estirose
I've got their backups, or at least Ghostly's. I think I have a decent backup for Inkwell.

Anyway, any links going to and are going to fail. I'll try to redirect them to stories on other sites as I find them.

That being said, I'd like to rant a little here.

Folks, I have a 40+ hour job. I have health issues. I am a little bit more worried about my job and my health than whether my links work. I've been posting on various sites for 10+ years. I'll fix things when I have time, but I can't guarantee that I'm going to go and fix links. Fixing links to my stories is less important to me than finishing the stories I have, archiving to sites that are less likely to go die on me, making sure I don't have future health issues because of my anxiety disorder. You do not pay me to maintain my fanfic archives or links to them.

This is how to write me a good message when you find a link has died:

"Did you know that I can't access this story on Inkwell? Here's the link to the story, and the URL that I found it on: (url, url)"

This is a bad way to tell me my link has died (and yes, this was a real PM):

"if you are still using this site you might want to update your links because the links to your stories that I really want to read are dead and this is annoying . sorry but I just wanted to let you knwo"

(This is also kind of passive-agressive, and I don't do well with that at all.)


Date: 2013-06-24 05:02 am (UTC)
angel_negra: Impulse: head+wall (Headwall)
From: [personal profile] angel_negra
You can always tell when a commenter like that isn't a fast writer/archiver, eh?

Date: 2013-06-24 07:23 am (UTC)
rosabelle: sky with "oh crap" look and caption "well, that can't be good" (power rangers - sky - can't be good)
From: [personal profile] rosabelle
Heh, those kinds of messages almost guarantee I'm not going to make whatever project they're asking about a priority.

Date: 2013-06-24 11:53 am (UTC)
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