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Dave & Ken's Diner, a Starsky and Hutch fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

Open Doors will be working with LilyK to import Dave & Ken's Diner into a separate, searchable collection with its own identity. As part of preserving the archive in its entirety, all fanfiction currently in Dave & Ken's Diner will be hosted on the OTW's servers, and embedded in their own AO3 work pages. Eventually the links going to the old site will re-direct to the collection on AO3 so the works can continue to be found with their old URLs. We will begin importing works from Dave & Ken's Diner to the AO3 collection in July 2016.

What does this mean for creators who have work on Dave & Ken's Diner?

This is the part where we ask for your help!

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

For instructions on mass-adding works to the new collection on the AO3, Dave & Ken's Diner, 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 Dave & Ken's Diner pseud(s), and the preferred e-mail address to send the AO3 invite to. (Please include "Dave & Ken's Diner" in the subject heading.)

For instructions on importing works and adding them to the Dave & Ken's Diner 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 Dave & Ken's Diner pseud(s), and the preferred e-mail address to send the AO3 invite to. (Please include "Dave & Ken's Diner" 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 Dave & Ken's Diner pseud(s) and e-mail address(es) so that we will not add them. (Please include "Dave & Ken's Diner" 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. 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 Dave & Ken's Diner 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 the Dave & Ken's Diner 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 Dave & Ken's Diner 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 Dave & Ken's Diner!

- The Open Doors team