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 Post subject: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2011, 11:04 
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I've put together some FAQ about the move to the SDL - we seem to be getting the same questions being asked in various threads, so this is just a place to keep everything together. If you have any more questions about the move, please ask them in this thread.

If your questions are more about problems with the SDL, please use the Problems thread.

What is the Sally Denny Library?

It is an internet archive for Chalet School fanfiction. It can be found at http://www.sallydennylibrary.co.uk.

How do I post my story there?

You have to register an account there. If you are a CBB member, you might want to use the same username so people know it’s you! In your account settings on the SDL, you can find options to post and manage your stories.

What do I do about formatting my drabbles?

If you make sure the “Tiny MCE” option is ticked, you can just copy and paste from Word and it will keep all your italics etc.

What is happening to all the archives?

The archives of drabbles previously posted on the CBB are staying right where they are. Nobody is deleting anything. Nobody is moving anything. The Index Drabbleorum is staying right where it is. If users want to re-post their fic to the SDL, that would be great, as it is easier for people to find and read it that way. All CBB members have been notified about the changes taking place and will have the opportunity to re-post fic if they like.

Why is this even happening at all?!

For more information, see my post here.

How can I follow stories I like?

If you add a story or an author to your favourites list, you can request in your account settings that you are notified by email every time something new is posted. Alternatively, you can bookmark the Recent Updates page, which shows everything posted in the last seven days, or use the RSS feed.

Can I still post drabbles on the CBB?

For the time being, yes. But at the start of Phase Two, the drabble fora will be locked, so no more new fic can be posted. However, there may still be the opportunity to write some more community-based drabble/round robin type stuff on the board. I do appreciate that some drabbles are about writing a story (which definitely belong on the SDL), but that some drabbles are more about the community aspect of things, which belong more on the board. However, this still needs more consideration about how exactly this distinction will work. Please do not obsess about it. We can talk about it later.

I like to gratefully acknowledge my readers at the start of each part. How will I do this now?

Author’s notes.

How do I know what I’m allowed to post?

The rules of what is acceptable in terms of drabbles are exactly the same as on the CBB. For more information, you can see the Submission Rules.

Can I start an open series (that anyone can add fic to)?

Yes.

Where do the space lovebot stories go?

St Scholastika, unless it’s sexually explicit.

Will Joey’s Trunk still exist?

Yes.

Will that be all in the Fiction section?

No, there will be links to the fic houses on the SDL (St Agnes’ etc), as well as a link to recent updates. We will also look at having other fora, such as one for fic recommendations, and somewhere for people to look for specific fics etc (like the fic finder communities on LiveJournal). Any other ideas are welcome.

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2011, 18:41 
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Liss, can't get to the SDL at all- no matter where I try from or even searching the internet all I get is:-
Explanation: The IP address for the website you requested could not be found. I haven't been able to get on since the start of the year- and it's not just my home computer either, the one I'm on at present is in our local library!

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2011, 19:28 
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Fio - it wouldn't have been working earlier in the year. So, if you type in www.sallydennylibrary.co.uk, that's the message you get?

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 12 Jun 2011, 10:08 
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suggestion about categories
Someone asked about having a category for Christmas, but how about drabbles that are written for other special days, e.g. Valentines, Halloween, Armistice day

Maybe in that case, apart from Christamas Drabble, there could be a category for "special occaisions" (although I believe that for memorial days there have probably been enough to give them their own..)

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
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Slash category please, my little chickabid


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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 13 Jun 2011, 23:42 
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Have added slash and het.

keren wrote:
suggestion about categories
Someone asked about having a category for Christmas, but how about drabbles that are written for other special days, e.g. Valentines, Halloween, Armistice day

Maybe in that case, apart from Christamas Drabble, there could be a category for "special occaisions" (although I believe that for memorial days there have probably been enough to give them their own..)

If someone can come up with a one- or two-word phrase that will encompass all this (special occasions doesn't, I think, cover the calendariness involved), I am happy to add!

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 13 Jun 2011, 23:45 
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Seasonal?

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
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Perfect! Added.

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 17 Jun 2011, 21:33 
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Drabble writers! Please note that the fic houses on the CBB will be locked in two weeks' time. After that point, you will no longer be able to add to your drabbles here. If you want to carry on, please make sure you've registered at the Sally Denny Library and have worked out how to use the site!

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 28 Jun 2011, 10:48 
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I think this is now where I'm meant to ask this question.

If the <img> thing means it inserts a link to an image elsewhere on the web, does that mean that it is ok to put image in a drabble ( only where appropriate / non personal / non copyrighted etc of course )

I didn't want to experiment with it till checking that it didn't cause any problems. Only asking as there are bits where a silly photo or two might work quite well in my social network drabble, so at present I have to link to my google site and have gaps in the SDL one. I didn't even realise how the img thing worked till recently on CBB with emoticons.

But I don't really understand all the technical side, so didn't want to be adding photos to the SDL itself and creating any space / bandwidth / functioning issues.

Also, may (and can!) we use img to link to smiley / emoticon image sites to provide smilies like the ones here? ( and is that ok on CBB too ?) not planning on doing it much, its too much faff. :-) )

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PostPosted: 28 Jun 2011, 14:17 
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Please don't do it on the CBB, but knock yourself out on the SDL. I'll reserve judgment on smilies etc on the SDL - if they make it look untidy we may have revisit this.


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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 28 Jun 2011, 14:29 
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Thank you Liss, that is helpful, didn't want to start messing around with anything on either without checking :)

I don't personally like sites with images and flashing emoticons etc all over them either, so am glad you aren't planning on heading down that route with the SDL

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2011, 00:12 
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PLEASE ONLY POST ON THIS THREAD IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE TRANSFER OF ALL THE FICTION FROM THE CBB TO THE SDL.

General problems with using the SDL should be posted in the Problems thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
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Don't know where to put this, not here, methinks, but what is slash and what is het?

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Someone the Younger wrote:
Don't know where to put this, not here, methinks, but what is slash and what is het?


slash is same sex relationships, het is heterosexual. :)

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What about us poor old bisexuals, eh? ;)

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What about us poor old bisexuals, eh? ;)

We're hash....


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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
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Hesh?

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Abi wrote:
Someone the Younger wrote:
Don't know where to put this, not here, methinks, but what is slash and what is het?


slash is same sex relationships, het is heterosexual. :)


Ok, thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2014, 01:08 
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Well, I'm told that it's OK to spree if it's been more than a week, so here I am.

Er...this is slightly belated, but I have a tendency to dive straight in and ask permission later.

This would never have crossed my mind, but after Catching Them At It was locked on LGM, Sugar suggested that I might want to check with Liss or a mod if it's OK to post it here.

It is rated Mature, in St. Mildred's House, and I am under 18. Is this OK? (I have a very strong stomach.)

Also, of you DO decide to ban me from updating it, PLEASE don't delete it! It is the only copy of it that I have and it was my debut. I have worked on it all this time and it is SO close to being finished. It has fifty chapters and I could never write it again!

*Puppy dog eyes*

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