Comment on Important changes to adding work, chapter, and series co-creators

  1. I think this is what happened to an author I was following. They just up and quit, deleting all their account, works and co-created works. I've been scouring the internet to find any trace of them.

    This is why I've been downloading my favorite fics now.

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    1. Me in red, face hidden

      As a Fandom Old who watched entire archives disappear in the bad old days before AO3, I was saving copies of my favorite fics long before AO3 made it so easy with a download button. :)

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      1. Same - I have thousands of fics saved on my hard drive, all nicely organized. My fic database already has a good dozen links to fics that no longer exist online, sadly - but I at least still get to read them! (I really hate it when people delete things. Just orphan them or something!)

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      2. today i learned there's a download button - i'm not very observant XD

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        1. Me in red, face hidden

          Happy to be of service! 😁

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        2. I'm right there (blindly) with, so don't feel bad! I only noticed the download button about 2 months ago... I've been reading on AO3 for several-times-longer than that. X'D

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