The Otaku Institute
I recommend that all registered users on this site change their password. I'm not sure whether or not the server my websites are hosted on was affected, but you can't be too careful, right? I've checked my webhost's main site with the Qualys SSL Server Test and it has checked out as secure (now), so I feel confident in giving everyone this advice.
Getting an SQL error after adding a new chapter seems to create no real problems, but getting one after editing story information might. If it does, feel free to contact me.
The entire process is going to take awhile. I asked customer support how long it would take since they have to do it instead of me, and I didn't receive definite answer. So, I'm going to re-open submissions. I make weekly backups of everything so, in the event of a data loss, it won't be too bad.
Yes, everything's still in limbo. I have to make a manual backup of everything (not that I don't usually do it) so PLEASE don't add/change anything after 8pm EST.
For updates, please see the archive of my mailing list. It's a lot easier to post there than to post on three different sites. You don't have to join the ML; the archive is accessible to everyone.
This is pretty much a plea for you NOT to add or change anything on the site until February 16th. I have to change over to a new server and it might take awhile for the URLs to switch over to it. This means that whatever you add/change might be lost after my domain is pointing to the new server. Actually, it's probably better for everyone to wait until I give the "all clear."
The archive's running a new version of eFiction finally. I'm a few months behind on the updates.
You can now easily find beta readers. There is a link on the left under "Institution Services" as well as a link on the "Registered Otaku" page in a dropdown menu. I'm trying to find a way to display what they're willing to beta.
There is an option to save an addiction (both short and long ones) as a Microsoft Word document for offline reading.
Registered otaku can now recommend fanfics that aren't in this archive using a URL. They still must fit the theme of OI, however. Yes, you can recommend something that you, yourself, have written and just don't feel like uploading. Only choose this option for a multi-part if it has an index/table of contents page or if it's in an automated archive like this one.
I want everyone to know that the submission rules for this site are not identical to the ones found on The Dragon Ball Fanfiction Library and The Otaku Institute Same-Sex Archive even though the three sites do share some of the same rules. Each site has rules that are specific to that particular archive since they all have different focuses. So you need to read the rules on each site in their entirety so that you won't accidentally break any of them.
Here is a list of the universal archive rules:
Previously, if you tried to send an e-mail to an author via the "contact" link on their author page you received an error. This was also the case if you tried to use the "Contact the Director" form. Another error prevented me from receiving an e-mail when someone submitted something to the archive. I doubted that the story/review alerts were working, either. Everything should finally be fixed now. Contact me if there are any additional problems either by using the "contact the director" link, the "contact" button on my author page, or via e-mail.
I decided I would open the site to submissions today. All I have left to add from the DBFL are Final Fantasy fanfics and a few particular Dragon Ball ones (along with the reviews from the transferred fanfics). Feel free to add fanfics or suggest divisions for fandoms that aren't on the site. If you want to do the latter, please visit the psychiatry department and read my division submission rules.
One more thing: When I added fanfics with multiple chapters, a bug in the script lists me as the author of every chapter after #1 on the story index page. I am not the author of those chapters, I just added them to the site. Maybe someday that bug will be fixed.