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The Seamus/Dean Forever Archive, a Harry Potter fanworks archive devoted to the Seamus Finnigan/Dean Thomas pairing, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

The Seamus/Dean Forever Archive was a Harry Potter archive which was active from approximately 2002-2005. It held fanfiction and fanart focussing on the relationship between Seamus Finnigan and Dean Thomas.

Open Doors will be working with Miss Cora, the moderator, to import Seamus/Dean Forever into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. As part of preserving the archive in its entirety, both its fanfiction and fanart will be hosted on the OTW's servers, and embedded in their own AO3 work pages.

What does this mean for creators who had work on Seamus/Dean Forever?

This is the part where we ask for your help!

1. If you already have an AO3 account and have posted your Seamus/Dean Forever works there, please contact Open Doors with your Seamus/Dean Forever pseud(s) and e-mail address(es), so that we won’t import your works. (Please include "Seamus/Dean Forever" in the subject heading.) For instructions on mass-adding works to the new collection on the AO3, Seamus/Dean Forever, please see the Open Doors website.

2. If you would NOT like your works moved, please contact Open Doors with your Seamus/Dean Forever pseud(s) and e-mail address(es) so that we will not add them. (Please include "Seamus/Dean Forever" in the subject heading.) If you are happy for your works to be preserved but do not want your name attached to them any longer, please let us know, as we can add the works so that others can enjoy them, but not include your name or AO3 account.

3. If you don’t already have an AO3 account but would like one to import your works yourself, please contact Open Doors with your Seamus/Dean Forever pseud(s), and the preferred e-mail address to send the AO3 invite to. (Please include "Seamus/Dean Forever" in the subject heading.) For instructions on importing works and adding them to the Seamus/Dean Forever collection, please see the Open Doors website.

4. 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 Seamus/Dean Forever pseud(s), and the preferred e-mail address to send the AO3 invite to. (Please include "Seamus/Dean Forever" 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.

5. All works imported on a creator’s behalf will be attributed with their name in the summary of the work. As we import works, we will e-mail notifications to the address associated with the work. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your Seamus/Dean Forever fanwork(s), please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (Please include "Seamus/Dean Forever" in the subject heading.) 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 Cora to confirm your claims.

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 90 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors.

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 Seamus/Dean Forever on Fanlore. 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 Seamus/Dean Forever!

- The Open Doors team