Author: Angmar and Elfhild
Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War
Summary: As the last wain in the slaver's caravan crosses the Anduin, the fate of the captives is sealed. At the mercy of her enemies and the delusions of her own mind, Goldwyn resolves to kindle her hatred in ...
Era: 1st Age
Summary: A story of two sons of Feanor, Maedhros and Curufin. The circlet of copper usually worn by Maedhros in Valinor was not crafted by his grandfather Mahtan, but by his younger brother Curufin, and of co ...
Era: 3rd Age - The Kings
Summary: Legolas has loved Adlanniel since before she came of age, and she has loved him dearly. However, when Legolas volunteers to go aid the men of Rhovanion from a small insurgent of Easterlings and Orcs, ...
Era: 3rd Age - Ring War
Summary: Dark AU, diverging from the end of the Two Towers: Sauron regains his Ring in Ithilien, and a very bleak world emerges for those who survive the Ringwar to make their way in. Warning for character dea ...
Here is my 10,000 foot level understanding of the work involved. Please read it over and see if there is some part of this you would like to participate in.
Because HASA and A03 are very different systems, the data export/import has to be:
For manual work, item #4 is the bulk of the effort. There are @ 6,000 stories (give or take a few hundred) that will be exported. I will be 100% involved in Steps 1-3 and will assist with troubleshooting on #4. Once #4 is underway, I step out of the picture in any major capacity. I just become one more author in the mix.
Apart from the export/import, the bulk of the work related to the transition is going to be making sure authors who wish to claim their stories are allowed/enabled to do so. To the degree that an author already has her works in A03, that is one less story/set of stories for the admins to move from the temporary site to the final site. NOTE - while in the temporary site, stories can be viewed but not modified.
The other big work pill, which can be done when the stories are imported to A03, is stories that are unclaimed must have a standard statement inserted into the story overview making clear that the work was imported from HASA. It's just copy/paste of a prepared piece of text, but it is work.
There also needs to be an effort to get the word out to authors that their story(ies) have been relocated. I suspect the communications part will be the most time consuming. I am willing to make an author's email list available in an Excel file to the team that takes over to make communication easier, but otherwise I will not distribute contact info.
So, there is going to be a significant amount of work that needs to be done in a reasonably short period of time (a few months) mostly involving copy/paste and clicking buttons to handle stories, and doing a lot of emailing to communicate with authors. It will require teamwork and coordination.
Going forward, someone or some group needs to be responsible for the archive as such, work with the A03 team on any infrastructure issues, answer questions about the site, and generally be the voice of HASA. If this site is any example, you will have weeks where nothing happens and no one asks for anything, then you'll have a flurry of activity where there's a bunch of requests, something breaks, there's an outbreak of bad behavior, and so on.
Hope this answers the basic questions. I'd like to wait a day and see if anyone else has interest, then work with the volunteers in a private discussion thread. We have a admin section of the site where this can be done.
I would be interested in seeing what exactly might be involved, as well. I would like to be part of a team that takes charge of this, but I know that my Real Life responsibilities will have a say in how involved I can be legitimately -- so I'd like to know the details before I give my final YES.
As I said earlier, I'm willing to help with converting stories at Open Doors. I don't think I'm up for taking on much beyond that, but if there's small things that can be split off from other tasks, who knows...
Glad you're interested though
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