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We're live!!!! 
2nd-Aug-2010 12:31 pm
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TARDIS Big Bang 3 is now live!

Thanks to all the authors and artists who helped make this a fantastic experience! We couldn't have done it without you!

A few things...

about the website

This year the website was transformed into a database application. It should be transparent, but there's always the chance that something slipped by. If you notice any problems at all, please let us know at tardis.bigbang @ gmail.com


As usual, our feedback LJ is tardisbigbang. We suggest that you find your entry--it's linked all over the place on the website--and track it using "Track This" or the little thumbtack button so you'll be notified of comments. Let us know if you see any bad links in the feedback entries; they're always error-prone. Or if you have questions about how this works.

[ETA: We're turning off comment notifications from the feedback journal to the tardis.bigbang email before we get deluged, so if there's anything that needs our attention, please drop us a note. Thanks!]

posting stories/art elsewhere

Now that the site is live, you're welcome to post your work wherever you want. Please do link back to the TARDIS Big Bang: http://www.tardisbigbang.com/. If you want to upload your story to Archive of Our Own, you can put it in collection TARDIS Big Bang, subcollection TARDIS Big Bang Round 3. Let us know if you run into any trouble.


We're doing e-books this year, I swear. Just trying to figure out how, exactly. If there's a particular format you'd like to see, please comment here. amothea, if you see this, expect an e-mail later this week....
2nd-Aug-2010 05:33 pm (UTC)

(Also, check your coding of the banner)
2nd-Aug-2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
Oops! Thanks! Hopefully that'll be our one glitch....
2nd-Aug-2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
Woohoo, let the gorging begin
A huge thank you to all participants and the mods :)
2nd-Aug-2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU, MODS. You are all so awesome!
2nd-Aug-2010 06:05 pm (UTC)

That is all.
2nd-Aug-2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah! Thanks so mcuh for this!

The AO3 collection is closed, btw. I tried to add my story to the collection and that's what I got.
2nd-Aug-2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Oops! Sorry! Jades will check on this.
2nd-Aug-2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Should be open now. Sorry!
2nd-Aug-2010 07:17 pm (UTC)

(psst... PDF files are the best eBook format for me as I can read them on my laptop or chuck them in iTunes so they load into my iPhone's iBooks app... and they will also work on an iPad the same way)

Y'all rock! Can't wait to read the stories!
2nd-Aug-2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
PDF files: Would you prefer one column or two column? Last year someone pointed out that two columns work best for printing, but if you're reading them on an iPhone, I'm thinking one would be better.

This whole ebook thing is massively confusing. Way too many options.
2nd-Aug-2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
Sorry for butting in, I liked how you did it last year, but I read them on my computer anyway, so I'll take any format
2nd-Aug-2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
Pleased don't apologize; the more people we hear from, the better. Were you downloading the pdf's so you could read them offline? Or some other reason?
2nd-Aug-2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
I like having them so I can have my Torchwood fix when I'm on holiday or at boyfriends/parents places and only have limited and very slow internet access, it's also easier to find a PDF rather than search the f-list/comms to find a story again (even though I have over 200 by now, but sorted in pretty folders -I even have one for big-bang fics)

Um yeah, I'm a Torchwood-addict ;)
2nd-Aug-2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
I hope it's okay for me to answer here, too. I find it difficult to sit at my computer long enough to read long fic, so I hadn't even started reading last year's Big Bang stories until I got an ebook reader (nook) recently. I'm in love, and I'm really grateful to y'all for making those pdfs!

Pdfs do seem the most versatile. I liked the one-column format. I haven't tried anything with a two-column format on my reader, so I'm not even sure it would work.

I agree about the two columns for printing, though; I have formatted many a long fic to print for beta-ing purposes and it can reduce your paper usage greatly, especially when there are a lot of short paragraphs.
3rd-Aug-2010 04:53 am (UTC)
PDFs are for the win.

One column is better for reading electronically, whether one is using an iPhone or a laptop. But two-column is better for printing.

So I figure that if you're up for the extra work, offer both one-column and two-column versions, otherwise just one-column.
2nd-Aug-2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
\o/ Awesome :D
2nd-Aug-2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
2nd-Aug-2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
Yay! Have archived to AO3 collection, Teaspoon, and my miscellaneous-Torchwood-fic LJ, with linkbacks to the version on your site proper... {goes off to dive into the pile of fics}
3rd-Aug-2010 08:43 am (UTC)

Also, the preview of the cover art I did for Root of Quadratic is not turning up on the story page...
3rd-Aug-2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to reading these.

May I suggest epub for the ebook format? PDFs are nice, but aren't universally good with all ereaders.
3rd-Aug-2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
Epub is the format I use, so it's definitely in the running. [g] Thanks for commenting!
9th-Feb-2012 12:58 am (UTC)
Познавательно и занятно.
20th-Feb-2012 09:13 am (UTC)
Все, выхожу 15 ноября замуж. Поздравьте меня! Заходить теперь к вам редко буду.
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