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.