In this post:
- A bit of background explanation
- What this means for creators who have work on Weaver of Dreams and Land of Dreams
- And what to do if you still have questions
The Weaver Of Dreams and Land Of Dreams archives are being imported to the AO3 to preserve the stories for the future because the hosting software, eFiction, is no longer supported.
Open Doors will be working with Ariane to import Weaver of Dreams and Land of Dreams into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. Eventually the links going to the old site will redirect to the collection on AO3 so the works can continue to be found with their old URLs.
We will begin importing works from Weaver of Dreams and Land of Dreams to the AO3 after May.
We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We’ll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.
All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors. We will then permanently close down the site.
Please contact Open Doors with your Weaver of Dreams or Land of Dreams pseud(s) and email address(es), if:
- You’d like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archives
- You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
- You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
- You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
- You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
- You have any other questions we can help you with.
Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your Weaver of Dreams or Land of Dreams account, please contact Open Doors and we’ll help you out. (If you’ve posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they’re yours, that’s great; if not, we will work with the Weaver of Dreams and Land of Dreams mod to confirm your claims.)
Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on
We’d also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of Weaver of Dreams and Land of Dreams on Fanlore. If you’re new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.
We’re excited to be able to help preserve Weaver of Dreams and Land of Dreams!
– The Open Doors team and Ariane