Okay, semi-decently lengthed rant here:
If anyone’s checked the fanfiction section, they should notice that there’s been an update, which I never added to the front page. As I said somewhere earlier, the last update was hell on me. In between moving into the dorms (thus losing my dedicated internet), changing computers, having all the fics refuse to open when the time for HTMLizing came, losing entire emails to Outlook Express, and all manners of horrible things, all I could churn out was absolute shit.
Weiila was even kind enough to help with the PHP process, adding all the fics from N-Z. Unfortunately, I haven’t stepped forward with my end of the deal: adding all the other fics, along with the ones Star never added past the main page. I have authors breathing down my neck, the archive is in dissaray, and on top of that, I have a fucking twenty-page essay due next Tuesday I haven’t started on.
Basically, the archive WILL be PHPized, hopefully in time for the Christmas update. I will fix what I can, but I doubt the archive will ever be truly complete. I will expose my shame to the rest of the world soon, in hopes of getting more fics for another update. Just getting the files up takes a miracle; I have to cart the damn things to the computer lab just to get an internet connection, much less a FTP.
I don’t even know why I’m writing this; I just needed to vent my frustrations, I guess. I love the fanfiction archive. I want it to shine again like it did under Mazrim’s and Weiila’s reign. Until the PHP is done, however, it will simply be an uphill battle. I asked for another maintainer at the staff forum, and basically got laughed out. I also asked if I could recruit a non-staffer to help, but was told no. I’m now stuck here by myself.
Thank you, and goodnight. (end useless rant)