The Boosh Slash Haven Archive FAQ
General Errors for Non-Author Members
General Errors for Non-Author Members:
Q: I can’t seem to access some of the older-rated fics.
You can bypass these pop-ups by editing your bio and ticking “Yes” next to “I am of the age of consent in my locale to view materials with adult content. I realize that by agreeing, the normal warnings for stories with adult content will be by-passed.”
That generally sorts out any issues you might run into.
Q: I can’t login/can’t stay logged in.
A: Have you tried clearing your cookies and cache? Here are two tutorials for browsers:
Failing that, then contact me - and when you do, please tell me that you have tried these tutorials.
Q: I forgot my password! What do I do now?
A: To recover a lost password, click here and enter the e-mail address with which you registered. Your password will be sent to you shortly.
Uploading Fanfic, etc
Q: How do I get started on the archive?
After registering, or getting me to release your details (see above), then go to the archive, and choose “Account Info”, from there you can edit your details (your real name, your password, link to a user icon, etc), upload a story, edit your story, and loads of other stuff like that.
Q: I want to upload a story, but it looks a little complicated, and I heard a rumour that you’re an evil beeyatch from hell when people upload to the wrong place.
A: I am an evil beeyatch from hell when people upload to the wrong place. That much is very true. I spent ages sorting out the sub-categories so that people could find what they want easily. So here’s how to stay on the right side of me. Let’s just say you’re uploading a story that centres on Noel/Julian and Noel/Russell Brand.
Go to “Account Info”
Click “Add New Story”
Fill in your title and summary, then we move on to category, which is where it gets complicated. Choose “RPS” from the drop-down list, but do not click “Select”. Now, click on the drop-down menu again, and it should list all the sub-categories for the Slash category (Noel/Julian, Noel/Other, etc). Click “Noel/Julian”, now you can click “Select”.
Repeat the process to select “Noel/Other”
Now you should be able to choose your genres, warnings (if appropriate) and characters. Until you select a category, only very few characters will be available for you to choose.
Fill in the rating, tick the box if it’s complete, and fill in all the rest of the details. Choose “Preview” just to make sure it looks all right, then “Add Story” when you’re ready.
Q: My story is a challenge fic or part of a series, what do I do about that?
A: Go to “Challenges” in the navigation block, choose your challenge. Under the details, there should be a link that says, “Respond to the Challenge!”, click it, and you should have a list of your stories. Tick the boxes beside any fics that correlate to that challenge and press submit.
This works much the same if you want to add a story to a series only, obviously, you click on “Series” instead of “Challenges”.
Q: How do I add a chapter to an existing story?
A: Go to “Account Info” then go to “Manage Stories”, this will bring up a list of your current stories, from there you can choose “Add New Chapter”. Your information (pairing, category, rating, etc) should be pre-selected. If not, it’s the same method as before.
Help! What’s html? How do I make it pretty?
A: Unless you’ve got the patience of a saint when it comes to formatting, I suggest you paste your fic into a notepad file and upload that. You can still use html in there and there’s less chance of the formatting getting screwed.
Formatting & html
To make a break I suggest you either use something like this
*** or the
tag, which looks like this
A: With regard to the Characters option, chose only the main characters of the story, as this serves as a search function, if Dwayne is in the story for approximately one sentence per three chapters, don’t list him as a main character. This means Dwayne fans won’t find your story, then review with “Where the heck was Dwayne?”
What rating system do you use?
A: We use the ratings system from MPAA. The ratings in this archive are as follows:
G - suitable for all
PG - suitable for everyone with a slight teenage edge to the story.
PG-13 - suitable only for older teens, probably focusing on romance and love.
R - suitable for a mature audience, may have references to sex, violence... anything that mums don’t want their kids to see.
NC-17 - suitable only for an adult (this age differs in each country, so if you are an adult in your country, feel free to read it) - this will contain graphic scenes of smut or violence or any other nasty.
How do I mark a story as complete?
A: To mark a story as completed (by default, the archive assumes the story is incomplete) Click on Edit/Delete stories, this will bring up a list of all your fics. Next to the title, it says “Completed: No” - click on the No and it will change to a Yes.
Q: My work is archived, but I don’t remember signing up at the archive, what’s going on?
A: You gave me permission to archive your work, so I created an admin-backed user with your LJ username to archive your work. I used the email address that you were using at the time – but remember I’ve had permission since around 2005, so the email in the archive may not be up to date.
Q: Oh, groovy. Well, I want to take control of my account, what do I do?
First, go to the archive, and go to the login page and hit the “Lost Password” link. Input your email address, and if you’re told that the email addy is not in our database, then you have to email me to ask me to change the email address.
Email Me something like this (with “Boosh Slash Haven Archive Account” as the subject line):
I want to take control of my account at Boosh Slash Haven, my details are:
Email: Your new email address that you want to be linked to your account.
Username: The username that you are currently using on the archive.
Additionally, I would like to change my username to ____
The last line is only if you want to be known as something else. Also, clicking that link should automatically generate the subject and body of the email. If it does, space it out nicely for me.
Q: I still don’t get…
A: Contact Sarah
There's an old FAQ for the archive over at the LiveJournal community - it's friend-locked, so you have to be a member of the BSH at LJ to read it. You can find it here. (the post is pretty old now and some things have changed, but there's still a lot of good info to be found. - DB)