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10 March 2015 @ 01:43 pm
Oddly Protective  
Most of you will probably know about the German language fanfic archive I created back in the late 1990s.

Here in Germany it was among the first of its kind. I posted my very first self-written stories there, invited readers and authors, and formed some of the best and long-lasting friendships of my entire online life. By the time I stopped archiving, the page hosted over 250 stories.

While I haven't updated the site in well over a decade, I've always prided myself that the archive has never been offline for longer than just a couple of minutes. Well, until very recently, that is. Because the page has been hacked and abused by spammers, so last week my webspace provider felt the necessity to take it down.

I've initiated all the necessary counter measures by now, and I figure it will only be a question of time until the old lady goes back online right where she belongs, but still...

I can't tell you how seriously annoyed I am by the whole affair. This old little archive may be just a tiny grain of sand in the grand ever changing virtual river called internet, but I'm feeling oddly protective of it.

This entry was originally posted at http://bimo.dreamwidth.org/66952.html. Comment there or here, as you like. I'd be glad to reply to your comments over on DW.
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