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Background explanation

Open Doors is pleased to be working with Shirasade to welcome the Monaboyd.net Archive, a Lord of the Rings RPF fan fiction archive focused on the pairing of Dominic Monaghan (Merry) and Billy Boyd (Pippin), to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

In its new home, the Monaboyd.net Archive will be a separate, searchable collection with its own identity for all of the fan fiction housed on the current archive. We will begin manually importing works from the Monaboyd.net Archive to the AO3 collection in March 2015.

What does this mean for creators who have work on the Monaboyd.net Archive?

This is the part where we ask for your help!

1. If you already have an AO3 account and have posted your Monaboyd.net Archive works there, please contact Open Doors with your Monaboyd.net Archive pseud(s) and e-mail address(es), so that we won’t import your works. (Please include "Monaboyd.net" in the subject heading.)

For instructions on mass-adding works to the new collection on the AO3, Monaboyd Archive, please see the Open Doors website.

2. If you don’t already have an AO3 account but would like one to import your works yourself, please contact Open Doors with your Monaboyd.net Archive pseud(s), and the preferred e-mail address to send the AO3 invite to. (Please include "Monaboyd.net" in the subject heading.)

For instructions on importing works and adding them to the Monaboyd Archive collection, please see the Open Doors website.

3. If you don’t already have an AO3 account but would like one, as well as assistance importing your works, please contact Open Doors with your Monaboyd.net Archive pseud(s), and the preferred e-mail address to send the AO3 invite to. (Please include "Monaboyd.net" in the subject heading.)

Once your account is set up, let us know your AO3 name, and we can transfer your works to you once imported.

4. If you would NOT like your works moved, please contact Open Doors with your Monaboyd.net Archive pseud(s) and e-mail address(es) so that we will not add them. (Please include "Monaboyd.net" in the subject heading.)

If you would not mind your works being preserved but do not want your name attached to them any longer, please let us know that too--we can orphan your works instead of leaving them behind to be deleted.

All works imported on a creator’s behalf will be attributed with their name in the byline of the work. As we import works, we will e-mail notifications to the address associated with the work.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 3 months, unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors.

If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your Monaboyd.net Archive account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's fantastic; if not, we will work with Shirasade, the Monaboyd.net Archive mod, to confirm your claims.)

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ page, contact the Open Doors committee, or leave a comment on this post and we'll respond as soon as we can.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of the MonaBoyd.net Archive. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve the Monaboyd.net Archive!

- The Open Doors team