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harrypotterfanfiction.com shuts down

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by Sesc, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Sesc

    Sesc Slytherin at Heart Moderator

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    As the title says.
    I'm not sure any story every made it into our library, but I'll check presently to backup if needed. Personally, I read my fair share of H/G Post-HBP there ... a decade ago. Funny to see the stories still all there, somehow. It's like going back in time.

    I wonder how they hold up, tbh. Leaving aside that it's all the typical romance/adventure mix, the quick glance I had just now surprised me with legible, coherent summaries that didn't look like a retarded monkey wrote them -- which is what you get a lot on FF.net. I might just save those stories I remember, and try to re-read them.

    If anyone has any H/G recommendations, feel free to throw them out here as well.
     
  2. ScottPress

    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign Prestige

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    Not to gloat or anything, and I haven't been here as long as many others, but...
     
  3. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    There are several people on the Reddit that have made archives of the site and posted them. I remember I first read Harry Potter and the Solidaus Charm there, but I can't remember what else I might have followed there. Used to have bookmarks for everywhere but I lost them all.
     
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    Jarizok Groundskeeper

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    I think Summer after the War and Winters after the War originated there? The only ones I remember really.

    I think hpff.com is where I started out before moving to ffnet, so smol feels at this announcement.
     
  5. Anarchy

    Anarchy Fourth Champion DLP Supporter

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    I first started my fanfic experience there. Lots of post Hogwarts Harry/Ginny stuff. I read a ton of them, but they all kind of became interchangeable. I started to get frustrated by their terrible tagging system so I started using FFN more and more, and then once I realized that all the stories I actually liked from HPFF were on FFN, I stopped really having a reason to go back there at all. That's probably not 100% true of every story I read, and some of those stories I liked were WIP that I'm kind of curious how they finished all these years later, but honestly, I'm not really going to miss that site. They did it to themselves by not adapting to their competition. They didn't just become a niche alternative, they simply became inferior.
     
  6. Sorrows

    Sorrows Auror Prestige DLP Gold Supporter

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    Suddenly getting the urge to toss some money into the donation pot. Can't be many sites still around now.
     
  7. Zenzao

    Zenzao 500 Club King Prestige DLP Supporter

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    While I can't say they were my favorite site to host any of my stories, the reviewers(once I could convince anyone to do so) were some of the best I've had. So I suppose they'll be missed. But I joined way late and missed all of the sentimentality.
     
  8. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Or someone we all know that's good at scraping site data could host it on our own ff site Patronus Charm. I know we're against plagerism but it could serve as an archive. Thoughts @Lord Ravenclaw
     
  9. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin

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    I'll contact them and see if they'd be willing to offer up a dump instead. Otherwise, I'll mirror the content and process it into an archive we can host.
     
  10. Download

    Download Supreme Mugwump DLP Supporter

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    Pretty sure AO3 has been hosting other people's content for a while. You just ask them and their bot will convert the stories on the site to AO3 stories.
     
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    pbluekan High Inquisitor DLP Supporter

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    Good guy DLP thinks everyone else can’t write for shit but still holds their content in trust.
     
  12. Oz

    Oz UNQUESTIONABLY THE MOST HETERO MAN IN THE WORLD Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Think my progression went from:

    Severitus hurt/comfort fics on mugglenet (lmao) -> Harry/Ginny post GoF fics on SIYE and Phoenix song -> fiction alley -> FFN -> DLP

    So like someone said, small feels.
     
  13. Skykes

    Skykes Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    Started fiction with a fake copy of book 5 from a torrent, or maybe eDonkey/eMule. That opened up the world of Fanfiction to me, where I started at HPFanficiton using a dial up modem copying stories into MS Word and reading them on my own time later.

    Moved onto fanfiction.net, saw DLP mentioned in somebodies profile, Nonjon or Shezza maybe.

    Some sad feels to see it going away.
     
  14. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    It's a fuck ton of content to just be gone regardless. Someone here had a portkey archive for a long time but I can't remember who it was.
     
  15. Stan

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    The site is down. Were the fics backed up?
     
  16. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Pretty sure Raven was able to get a copy of it.
     
  17. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin

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    That's correct, I copied what could be copied, except for reviews. It needs some post processing, but it's otherwise done.
     
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