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The Prydonian, a Doctor Who fanfiction archive, and its subsite Human Nature, a Doctor Who RPF fanfiction archive, are being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

The Prydonian, a Doctor Who Fanfiction archive for fanworks focusing on the relationship between the Doctor and the Master, was created by Versaphile in 2008. A Doctor Who RPF subsite, Human Nature, was added in 2009.

Open Doors will be working with Versaphile to import The Prydonian and Human Nature into two separate, searchable collections with their own identities. Eventually the links going to the old site will re-direct to the collections on AO3 so the works can continue to be found with their old URLs. We will begin importing works from The Prydonian and Human Nature to the AO3 collection in January 2016.

What does this mean for creators who have work on The Prydonian and/or Human Nature?

This is the part where we ask for your help!

1. If you already have an AO3 account and have posted your The Prydonian and/or Human Nature works there, please contact Open Doors with your The Prydonian and/or Human Nature pseud(s) and e-mail address(es), so that we won’t import your works. (Please include "The Prydonian" and/or "Human Nature" in the subject heading.) For instructions on mass-adding works to the new The Prydonian collection or the new Human Nature collection 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 The Prydonian and/or Human Nature pseud(s), and the preferred e-mail address to send the AO3 invite to. (Please include "The Prydonian" and/or "Human Nature" in the subject heading.) For instructions on importing works and adding them to the new The Prydonian collection or the new Human Nature 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 The Prydonian and/or Human Nature pseud(s), and the preferred e-mail address to send the AO3 invite to. (Please include "The Prydonian" and/or "Human Nature" 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 The Prydonian and/or Human Nature pseud(s) and e-mail address(es) so that we will not add them. (Please include "The Prydonian" and/or "Human Nature" 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 archived on a creator’s behalf will be attributed with the creator’s name in the byline or the summary of the work. As we import works, we will e-mail notifications to the address associated with the work. When all works have been accounted for, the Open Doors committee will set up the URL redirects, and we will permanently close down the site.

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

If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your The Prydonian and/or Human Nature 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 Versaphile to confirm your claims.)

If you still have questions...

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 Prydonian and Human Nature 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 both The Prydonian and Human Nature!

- The Open Doors team