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January 25th, 2015


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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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From:rhiannon_black
Date:January 26th, 2015 03:06 am (UTC)
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yay! been missing the site a lot
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From:lilyeyes
Date:January 26th, 2015 03:37 am (UTC)
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Thanks for all your hard work!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 26th, 2015 05:58 am (UTC)

What a way to start the new year!

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I was shocked to hit a 404, it sounds like everything hit at once. Looking forward to the site coming back. Keep Calm and Slytherin On!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 26th, 2015 09:16 am (UTC)
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Great news. Thank you, Jan.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 26th, 2015 10:18 am (UTC)
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Yay, thanks so much for getting it all sorted, you're a star! :)
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From:jules3677
Date:January 26th, 2015 02:49 pm (UTC)
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Well done. Thankyou for doing this it's greatly appreciated. Again, thankyou.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 26th, 2015 04:07 pm (UTC)
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Thank you very much!
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From:livejournal
Date:January 26th, 2015 10:52 pm (UTC)

The Daily Snitch. Monday, January 26, 2015

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User capitu referenced to your post from The Daily Snitch. Monday, January 26, 2015 saying: [...] Archive News: • announced the archive Potions and Snitches.net will move to a new server [...]
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From:kittycrackers
Date:January 27th, 2015 02:58 am (UTC)
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You are awesome. Thank you for all that you are doing. I am sorry that you're having to go through all of this. I think a community funded site is a great idea.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 27th, 2015 07:12 am (UTC)
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Thanks for all your hard work getting another site up and running, cant wait for my favourite HP fiction to come back! rusulka7
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 27th, 2015 11:42 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Jan! Looking forward to the new site.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 28th, 2015 12:24 am (UTC)

Thank You

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Thank you so much for doing all this effort to save the website, it is very much appreciated. I can't wait to see the new site!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 28th, 2015 07:06 pm (UTC)
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Thank you
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From:nemo_r
Date:January 28th, 2015 08:58 pm (UTC)
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Have you considered moving to AO3? I don't know how feasible it would be - the logistics of transferring already posted fics, but I thought I'd raise it as an idea.

Either way, great to hear the site will be back in some form eventually!
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From:kerravonsen
Date:January 29th, 2015 08:33 am (UTC)
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One can request a wholesale site-transfer by the AO3 admins; they're pretty eager to rescue sites that are in danger of being lost.
However I don't know if they can import comments.
It may be that it is undesirable to lose the existing features that Potions & Snitches has that AO3 doesn't have.
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From:jan_aq
Date:January 29th, 2015 09:41 am (UTC)
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I believe P&S should stay independent. :) Thanks for the idea though.

Edited at 2015-01-29 09:42 am (UTC)
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From:nemo_r
Date:January 29th, 2015 02:42 pm (UTC)
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Ah right, fair enough :)
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From:sunsethill
Date:January 29th, 2015 05:16 pm (UTC)
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I love Ao3, but it really is nice to have sites just devoted to certain types of stories if they can continue to exist. I think P&S has enough of a rabid fan base that it is in no danger of disappearing at this time! ;-) But it is nice to know that in the future, if that becomes a problem that the stories can be imported wholesale.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 28th, 2015 10:44 pm (UTC)

Hooray!!!

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Thank you thank you thank you....I was so heart broken with all the disappearance of good hp websites..silversnitch is never coming back I think.....and then that one day potions and snitches turn blank...and then foreverfandom had been in maintenance for soo long...finally good news for pns! Awaiting PnS return in her full glory...Severitus please~
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 29th, 2015 02:37 pm (UTC)

thank you!

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thank you for doing this!!!
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From:saaammie
Date:January 29th, 2015 05:12 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for all your work!

I will definitely donate if you set up a fundraiser, or if you need money now.

Cicci Green
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From:littlemissnovel
Date:January 30th, 2015 02:06 am (UTC)
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Thank you so much for your time and dedication and saving the site! :)

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