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September 28th, 2015


jan_aq
05:26 pm - Summer Fic Fest Winners and Vote!

The nominations for the 2015 Summer Fest stories have been tallied and the results are in.

Congratulations to our top two nominated stories, Love Thy Neighbour by Alexannah  and  Surgery by Henna Hypsch! You both have been given featured status! Well done!

If you have an account on Potions and Snitches.org, please vote in the poll for which 2015 Summer Fest story you would like to become featured! Here are the following nominated choices:

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July 28th, 2015


jan_aq
12:37 am - Summer Fic Fest! 2015
We are having a Summer Fic Fest on Potions and Snitches. Entries need to be posted before September.

Summer Fic Fest 2015 Rules:

Write a story based off of a summer theme that incorporates one or more challenges. The Fest will close August 31. We will then open comments for which stories to award featured status, and then vote. Please add your stories to the category Fic Fests -> #18 Summer 2015

You may pick whatever challenges on the site you want to use in your story. Whichever challenges you pick please add them to your story by replying to the challenge link for each challenge. If you need help limiting the number of choices to choose from, here are some challenges to choose from.

Good luck!

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May 14th, 2015


lexiatel
08:43 am - Could someone help me
Someone in one of the fanfiction groups on facebook is looking for a certain story. I figured it'd be in PAS list somewhere :)

Here's what they said;
Harry looses his memory at the end of first year and goes home with snape. There's two sequels and it has spanking in it. I can't find it. Does anyone know what happened to it?

It's not a Slash one, but mentor relationship or something of that nature. It sounds very interesting, and now I'd like to read it, lol

Thanks for your time!
Current Mood: anxiousanxious

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April 17th, 2015


jan_aq
04:26 am
Great news! We raised enough money to upgrade the site to resource level 3. It should run faster now! I found a different way to upgrade and also discovered a discount code, so it was less than originally estimated. :) Hooray!

The site is paid and will now be up until January 2018!
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February 13th, 2015


jan_aq
01:28 am - P&S 10 year anniversary!
P&S has been up for TEN YEARS now! :) Thanks for all the fun and fics!

Check out this video our new admin Luck made: Hogwarts will always welcome you home....



Enjoy, P&Sers! Thank you to everyone who help make P&S possible, the writers, readers, reviewers, prefects and more!

Thanks to Luck for the video and congrats on the new prefect position!

And for fun, here is a video with all the Snape scenes from the movies in chronological order:



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February 8th, 2015


luna_shovegood
03:38 pm - Filtering Fanfics
Hi there,

So I'm new to this community but was once very fond of Jan's list (I hadn't initially worked out that there was a whole website of Snape and Potter fics).

I'm looking for higher written quality fanfics. I've had some luck on AO3 but it's hard to find ones for the theme I'm after.

I know there's the chocolate frogs ratings but most fics appear to have 4-5 chocolate frogs which suggest the ratings don't follow normal distributions! So the chocolate frogs haven't been all that useful. Are there any lists of good fics on the website?#

Thanks!

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January 30th, 2015


jan_aq
05:27 am - And we're back!
Potions and Snitches is back up at www.potionsandsnitches.org. Go ahead and post and read and do whatever you want!

http://www.potionsandsnitches.org

Also, animealam managed to contact me last night! Hooray! We will update you when we decide what to do with the old domain and if any future changes will be made. For now the old archive is set in maintenance mode and the homepage links to the new url.

chocolate frogs,

Jan

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January 25th, 2015


jan_aq
06:48 pm - Starting over with a new domain and host
I still haven't heard from animealam so I decided to go ahead and start over.

I figured out how to get on around the old domain name last night and downloaded the old site and database. I then purchased a new domain and hosting package. I am currently trying to upload the old site and get it running. This is the first time I am trying to learn and work with DNS/ domain names and things like that so it will likely take more time to be set up. I am guessing it will be up within the next week or so. After it's up I have to fix all the links and see how it runs before opening it to the public.

All the reviews and stories will be exactly as they were when the site went down - no data will be lost. Please stop worrying about that.

When it is up I will post a link with the new url.

In the next couple of months I will probably set up a fundraising page so that the site will be community funded from now on.

chocolate frogs,

Jan

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January 24th, 2015


jan_aq
08:45 pm - Still no news
No news, I am working on trying to get the webhost to contact Animealam, hoping that they have her phone number. I am also working on finding a different log-in page from the host to retrieve the current database.

I was set back with illness this week and was unable to work on it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

chocolate frogs,

Jan

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January 16th, 2015


jan_aq
10:51 pm - No news is good news, right?
The Potions and Snitches website has been down since the beginning of January 2015.

I am still waiting to hear from animealam, our website account maintainer. She pays for the hosting and for the domain name. I believe the domain name just expired. Once I hear from her I will see about transferring ownership to myself so we won't have this happen again. I am hoping she is okay. Worst case scenario we buy a new domain/host and load the last saved database and stories we have and make up what we lost from there. I will likely wait another month or two before doing something so drastic. Hopefully we won't have to. I will work on getting the current database and files from the servers as soon as I can figure out how to log into the admin without needing to go through the www.potionsandsnitches.net domain. In any case, Potions and Snitches will not die so do not worry about that. :)

In the meantime we still have the fanfiction.net P&S community group for Potions and Snitches-like fics. You can visit it here: https://www.fanfiction.net/community/Potions-and-Snitches/182/

For New stories: https://www.fanfiction.net/community/Potions-and-Snitches-New-Stories/231/

Feel free to advertise Snape and Harry Gen fics (no slash!) on the forum, the yahoo group, and the LiveJournal group.

Our Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/PotionsandSnitches/info

Our LiveJournal Group: http://potionssnitches.livejournal.com/

Fanfiction.net forum: https://www.fanfiction.net/forum/Potions-and-Snitches/1146/

chocolate frogs,

Jan

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