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The Otaku Institute Same-Sex Archive
Feed your slash fanfiction addiction
I recommend that all registered users on this site change their password. I'm not sure whether or not the server my websites are hosted on was affected, but you can't be too careful, right? I've checked my webhost's main site with the Qualys SSL Server Test and it has checked out as secure (now), so I feel confident in giving everyone this advice.
First of all, sorry the site was in maintenance mode for so long. I was going to switch web hosts the first week of March but changed my mind and forgot to turn it off. March 29th-April 1st is now the new host-switching time. It should only take a few days.
I'm going to say the same thing here than I said on the DBFL: I have no idea how to fix this. While there is an update to the script, I'm afraid to use it because they tend to create even more problems.
Getting an SQL error after adding a new chapter seems to create no real problems, but getting one after editing story information might. If it does, feel free to contact me.
The entire process is going to take awhile. I asked customer support how long it would take since they have to do it instead of me, and I didn't receive definite answer. So, I'm going to re-open submissions. I make weekly backups of everything so, in the event of a data loss, it won't be too bad.
Yes, everything's still in limbo. I have to make a manual backup of everything (not that I don't usually do it) so PLEASE don't add/change anything after 8pm EST.
For updates, please see the archive of my mailing list. It's a lot easier to post there than to post on three different sites. You don't have to join the ML; the archive is accessible to everyone.
This is pretty much a plea for you NOT to add or change anything on the site until February 16th. I have to change over to a new server and it might take awhile for the URLs to switch over to it. This means that whatever you add/change might be lost after my domain is pointing to the new server. Actually, it's probably better for everyone to wait until I give the "all clear."
I wanted to re-order the author profile information entries so I set out to do so. Unfortunately this required me to edit the database everything is stored in. But after the re-order, all of the information still corresponded to the old item ID number. After trying to fix the problem for about fifteen minutes, I decided to just delete everything from the table.
(By the way, you only need to add your ID for all of them except your website. The script will take care of the rest.)
The archive's running a new version of eFiction finally. I'm a few months behind on the updates.
I want everyone to know that the submission rules for this site are not identical to the ones found on The Dragon Ball Fanfiction Library and The Otaku Institute even though the three sites do share some of the same rules. Each site has rules that are specific to that particular archive since they all have different focuses. So you need to read the rules on each site in their entirety so that you won't accidentally break any of them.
Here is a list of the universal archive rules:
I added the new categories and deleted the old genre-based ones. All of the existing stories are now in their respective fandom divisions. I also corrected all of Shinigami Baby's Gundam Wing fanfics (at least ten + the accompanying chapters) that one of the upgrades had wreaked havoc on. No more missing linebreaks. Also, every fanfic that was missing (i.e. chapters: 0) has been re-added.
Phase II (site conversion part 2 and skin editing) will commence someday soon.
I have the new site up and I'm letting people submit to it. Soon, this site will become the counterpart of that one and not the DBFL, which will hopefully encourage more people to submit since I'm allowing all Japan-related fandoms. If you already have an account on this site, you don't need to register for one on that site. Just login with your info.
As a side note: The bio information will be the same on both sites. I don't like that, but since it's in the table with the rest of the author data it's also going to be shared.
I've upgraded this archive, but I'm having problems setting things up the way I want. If you can't access this site via the links on the warning page, or if you receive errors when trying to navigate the site, then I'm working on it. Hopefully things will be fixed soon.
For those of you wondering where the virtual skin went, I'm going to alter it before allowing people to use it again. As I said before, this site will become a general shounen ai/yaoi, shoujo ai/yuri archive so I'm going to make it more multi-fandom-friendly. The Battlelust skin should be perfectly fine (it will stay Dragon Ball-related) and I'll change the site name when I finally get The Otaku Institute up and running. If you find any errors, please use the "contact us" link in the main menu to tell me about them.
Step one of my newest project went fine and you all have permission to login again. Step two will be completed someday soon. I'll probably do it very late at night.
Correction: Step two and step three from the update a few days ago need to be switched around. :)
Since I don't want people adding or editing fanfics while I'm trying to do things with the database, I'm not going to allow people to add new stories or edit existing ones. If you have the login page bookmarked, please don't login.
You can still read fanfics like normal. That's not going to be affected for the most part, though there will be a little downtime in the future.
This site is going to go through some changes in the near future, which will require some downtime. When that happens, you'll know because the login link on the navigation won't be available. The fanfics already on the site won't be available at certain times, either.
I'm adding a brand new fanfiction archive, The Otaku Institute. This site will change from The Dragon Ball Fanfiction Library Slash Archive to a general anime shounen ai/yaoi, shoujo ai/yuri archive (whose name has yet to be decided on). Hopefully this site will get more fanfic submissions. I'm also going to change this skin to be multi-anime themed and add a few new ones (which includes a text-only skin).
This week I'm going to complete Step 1 of my master plan. It directly involves this site because it shares a database with the DBFL and that has to change. Step 2 involves creating the new site and my skins for it. Step 3 is upgrading this archive to version 3 of eFiction and linking it with the Otaku Institute. Step 4 will be the upgrade of the DBFL. Step 5, the final step, is the re-creation of my splash page.
Additional changes are as follows: change the forum software and make it available again; finally create the link database; find a script to create a better fanart section; re-create my toplists