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30 August 2007 @ 02:35 pm
INAP & Moments Lost  
Right, to keep people on track with where I'm at right now:

Money donated thus far: $373.02 (after currency conversion and PayPal charges)
Price of hosting package: $382.80* (although I have a referral from an existing user which should mean a discount - even if not I think I can manage the ten dollars)

Now the question - the simplest way to do this would involve a little downtime on the sites. This downtime could be up to two weeks for the registration process of the domain name to go through.

I could on the other hand work out a no/limited downtime schedule using a more complicated system which (since it's me) could be a little more prone to errors which could be corrected quickly.

So - which would you prefer? The sites to go offline completely for up to two weeks (hopefully it would be nowhere near that long in reality) or for the sites to remain online but potentially glitchy?

Either way submissions, reviews and new sign-ups would be switched off for the changeover period so as to ensure that everything is transferred.

*This is for a two-year package
Current Mood: curiouscurious
draconindraconin on August 30th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC)
I can live with either. I vote for whichever is less stressful for you. Plus less likely to cause hassles such as lost info/fics. Probably that would be option 1.

If this is something simple to implement (and only if) can I make a suggestion?

When you click on an author's name you get a list of their fics. One of the fields for each is a "Completed: Yes/No". However if you come in via a link directly to the fic, such as you might if you were coming via a rec or an announcement on your flist, then there's no such indication. For example, if I put a link to "From Here To Serenity" on my LJ then there's no indication on the opening chapter page I've linked to that it's a WiP. If it's a small matter to change, may I suggest that providing such an indication might be worth it?
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: xander belong - mewhiskyinmind on August 30th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)
Theoretically that should be an easy fix since the information is there in the 'printable' version of the story. (i.e. http://parrot.moments-lost.co.uk/earchive/viewstory.php?action=printable&textsize=0&sid=2422&chapter=all instead of http://parrot.moments-lost.co.uk/earchive/viewstory.php?skin=murder&sid=2422) I'll take a look into the code and see if I can get it worked out.

You're right, it would be good to have that displayed on the story itself.

tessarintessarin on August 30th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
I agree which ever is easiest and is likely to cause the least chance of story loss etc. Would publicise it so people realize it is not going away though.:-)

JG: BX by dothestarswyoujgracio on August 30th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
I doubt it'll take 2 weeks...
hpchickhpchick on August 31st, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
Whatever works best for you is OK w/ me.