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AOOO, werewolves of fandom

November 15th, 2009 (08:06 pm)
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Taking a break from AOOO uploading. I am so glad that I am not prolific. I pity some of you more than I can ever say. Importer: *awesome* idea.

I will be making feedback as I get closer to done, but for now here are just some quick notes and such:

  • There really needs to be a way to change pseudonym on multiple stories at once, because some people might be silly enough to upload multiple fics at once before they've figured out how to put the right pseud on and then wind up having to fix that on each of 'em individually. I, er, can't *imagine* who might be so silly, he said, glancing around to make sure everyone believed him, but I'm sure there is someone.

  • For whatever reason, the rating and warning fields do not properly display on the first preview. I either have to preview again or just click update to make them show up. Very mysterious.

  • A story imported from an LJ post got truncated mid-sentence by an em-dash.

  • Starfire's name was not capitalized on my establishing of it; now it is lower-case no matter how I try to fix it. Calling tag wrangler!

  • Yuletide stories import weirdly. They have the comment links at bottom, which is cool, but also the stuff at the top, which does not work and has to be weeded out.

  • Am I the only person who will be putting the original release dates or approximations thereof onto all my stories? Just thinking, it'd be cool as hell to be able to graph fandom size by year.
  • AOOO stories having Yuletide tags will make it real tough to close the Yuletide archive in future.

The most interesting part of the whole thing, to me, was finding out what fandoms and characters *had not been tagged yet.* To my knowledge, I was the first person to make the following notable character and pairing tags on AOOO, and I am noting this because it is funny as hell that yours truly would be that person: first Tim/Cass pairing tag (in fact, first pairing tag of Tim Drake with *anyone*), first Cassandra Cain character tag, first KON-EL character tag (I can't freakin' believe that one), first Flash and Wonder Woman character tags, FIRST SEX POLLEN TAG WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE UNIVERSE, first Transformers fic.

Seriously, guys, c'mon, how the hell did I beat out everybody else on "sex pollen?" THIS IS ME WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. And I can't believe that Tim/Kon fics didn't stuff the site to the gills during closed beta.


Posted by: Mara (marag)
Posted at: November 16th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
Dick and Tim love

I just had it a second ago, but somewhere there's an edit multiple fics at one time thing. It might or might not allow you to change pseud.

And I thought I'd uploaded one of my DC fics during closed beta, but I hadn't apparently. Otherwise there would almost certainly have been Tim/Kon :D

Posted by: mendori (mendori)
Posted at: November 16th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)

You've gotten me off my ass - I'm in line for an invite. This should be interesting.

Posted by: Caius (caiusmajor)
Posted at: November 16th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)

I think I may have beaten you out on Transformers? But different form of Transformers--Animated rather than Movieverse.

Posted by: "I don't care how delicious he is, he's EVIL!" (shrift)
Posted at: November 16th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
i love my dead gay batman

Personally, I've been too busy helping the archive get built to do much uploading of my fic.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: November 16th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
unfair to batgirl



Posted by: "I don't care how delicious he is, he's EVIL!" (shrift)
Posted at: November 17th, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
stand by your man


Posted by: amonitrate (amonitrate)
Posted at: November 16th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)

# A story imported from an LJ post got truncated mid-sentence by an em-dash.

Is THAT what causes this? I keep having this happen when I try to import fics (two separate fics so far) and I couldn't figure out why some fics only partially import.

In Iron Man, I appear to be the first to establish tags for James Rhodes, Obadiah Stane, Yinsen, and Happy Hogan, as well as the Tony/Pepper pairing, which seems very unlikely.

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