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A03 archive questions

Do you group semi-related works into series? If so, does moving a work into the series change the publication date or otherwise tag an older story as new?

If you find a typo or glaring grammar/punctuation mistake in an older work do you leave it or fix it? Same question as above- does that tag it as new?

Do you ever delete stories/series that don't see much traffic?

The reason I ask is because I've got a few standalone stories that could belong in a series. They are ficlets of the SG-1 collective team during downtime set post series, but I don't want to annoy people by having them marked as new. I've been on an organizing kick this month but sadly couldn't find this info in the FAQs.


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Jan. 24th, 2016 07:00 pm (UTC)
Hey! Yes, I'll sometimes group works in a series. Generally I do so when I start "part two" of a series, whether that means a second single chapter fic, or a second multi- chapter fic. No, I don't think it does anything to your original publication date. You *can* force any publication date you want on a story (there's a tic box for that) but adding it to a group shouldn't change anything in that regard.

I do go back and fix typos. I also tweak spots where maybe I used a word multiple times within a few paragraphs, or I fix an awkward sentence. No, that definitely does not change the dates at all, nor does it push it back up on the fandom list or anything.

You're all good to group away!
Jan. 24th, 2016 07:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I hate having a messy workspace, lol!
Jan. 25th, 2016 07:06 pm (UTC)
Jan. 24th, 2016 07:05 pm (UTC)
When I was making a series on AO3 for my fanvids, they weren't marked new. At least, I don't think so.

I rarely re-read posted fics, because most likely I will find something to edit and just never move on to other stories. However, if I ever stumble on a typo or a grammar mistake, I would fix it, and go to any other website that I posted the fic on before such as FFN and fix it there too. It is maddening to me to know that there is a typo that I left.

Edited at 2016-01-24 07:06 pm (UTC)
Jan. 24th, 2016 07:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I generally don't reread old fics either except that I've been on an organizing kick and was trying to figure out which would be good candidates for grouping. In the process, a few errors jumped out at me and now I can't get them out of my head :P
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