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[personal profile] arduinna
If you haven't been following the [ profile] yuletide_admin comm (there's also a DW feed of it: [syndicated profile] yuletide_admin_feed), things have been happening! The old Yuletide archive is going to be imported "in early May" -- there's no specific date, but this is happening within a matter of weeks. \o/

Originally they weren't sure if comments would be included. That has been steadily firming up, and as of today has reached a point I honestly never expected: not only are comments going to be imported with works from the old archive, but if you tell them exactly which stories to connect, IN ADVANCE, they'll also be able to import comments to old YT stories you've already uploaded.


If you imported them yourself from the old YT site, you're all set; it should happen automatically. If you uploaded them manually (that would be what I did), that link will give you a link to the contact form to give Open Doors the info, and will tell you exactly what information to include.

So here's the thing. Technically, "early May" is... next week. Looking at the schedule, it looks like the import won't happen till sometime after May 4 (since they have a "how will this work?" chat scheduled for that day), but that's next Sunday. Presumably, the import could happen at any point thereafter. If you want your old comments attached to works you've already uploaded, you have to set it up in advance, which pretty much means "do this now".

If you wait till after the archive import, it'll be too late, and you'll lose those old comments.

Unrelated to the comments issue, the YT admins have created collections for all YT years now, and you can go through and add your old works to the proper collections. Please do, if you're planning on keeping your uploaded versions instead of deleting them in favor of the imported versions! I am greedy, and want allllll the YT fic together. <3

If you haven't already uploaded/imported your old YT stories, you don't have to do anything but wait, then claim your stories after the fact. Your stories will be imported to the correct collections with comments intact.

More info from the AO3 announcement, including chat dates and times -- the first chat is going on as I type this, the second is next week, as mentioned.

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Date: 2014-04-26 11:08 pm (UTC)
kass: "let love be your engine," image of Kaylee and of Serenity (let love be your engine)
From: [personal profile] kass
I added all of my old stories (manually imported into the AO3 because I couldn't wait!) to the appropriate old yuletide collections today. But now I've contacted Open Doors to ask them to import the old comments too. That is so cool. \o/

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Date: 2014-04-27 01:46 am (UTC)
teaotter: a dark haired woman in sunlight (Default)
From: [personal profile] teaotter
I'm terribly excited about all of this. I get to have my comments! Yay!

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Date: 2014-04-27 04:07 am (UTC)
dragonfly: Ichabod and Abbie peering around casks and the caption "Well, that didn't work" (SH didn't work)
From: [personal profile] dragonfly
I was so pleased to check the importer and find that, yes, I used the AO3 importer to upload my YT stories. Apparently that means I get the comments with no effort on my part. \0/

OTOH, I need to assign them to the correct year collection, and I don't really remember which years they were written. /0\

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Date: 2014-04-27 04:28 pm (UTC)
dragonfly: stained glass dragonfly in iridescent colors (Default)
From: [personal profile] dragonfly
Thanks! Yesterday I couldn't find the quicksearch links, but today, apparently, I can see again. *g*

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Date: 2014-04-27 06:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] montanaharper
I just got confirmation earlier today that they've done whatever technical wizardry needs to be done behind the scenes to get my comments linked to my manually posted stories, and I am full of glee. :-)

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Date: 2014-04-27 04:20 pm (UTC)
isis: (yay!)
From: [personal profile] isis
Thanks for the reminder! I just did this and it was less painful than I would have expected!

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Date: 2014-04-28 03:12 pm (UTC)
dorinda: Fat Pony appears in a blaze of light! (Fat_Pony)
From: [personal profile] dorinda
Thank you so much for spreading the news! I had no idea this was happening, and IT IS SO GREAT. \o/ I recently donated during the OTW drive, and this feels like an instant return on investment.

I previously imported all of my old Yuletide stories, and I doublechecked the URLs on the AO3's forwarder page to make sure the site knows that. So it seems I should be good to go. I assume my old comments will just be plonked onto the imported versions of the stories, and I will have a little dance party in my chair. *shakes booty like Polaroid picture*

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