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PROBLEM RESOLVED. Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions and support. We now have a collection. Stay tuned for details.

And not (to my mind) unreasonably, I'm calling it "Come As You're Not" and I'm being told:

Sorry! We couldn't save this Collection because:

Name must begin and end with a letter or number; it may also contain underscores but no other characters.

Is there some way that C and T are no longer considered letters? Do I have to have a number in there? Please tell me what I'm missing.

Thanks to all from yours truly, Madame Techno Dorkarella. (I had to have a cheat sheet to do lj cuts and links for like the first year I was on LJ.)


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Sep. 13th, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
It might be the apostrophe that's setting it off?
Sep. 13th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
Good thought! ETA-But that doesn't seem to be it. :(

Edited at 2012-09-13 08:23 pm (UTC)
Sep. 13th, 2012 08:23 pm (UTC)
sads! C and T are letters! THEY ARE!
Sep. 13th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
Should I send you my "Come As You're Not"? How do I do that?

Write the support department. Too weird!
Sep. 13th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
No sweetie! You'll be posting this year's fic to your LJ on Halloween and then linking to the main party post so the other attendees can enjoy. I'm just making an A03 collection so everyone can post their fics from both this year and previous years in one place and have it there as a back-up and a place to attract new readers.
Sep. 13th, 2012 09:15 pm (UTC)
You can't have spaces. Those need to be turned into underscores. The display name can have spaces but not the coded archive place thing.
Sep. 13th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
BRILLIANT! Thank you so much. That is so stupid. (Not you, them.)
Sep. 14th, 2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
Did you include the quotation marks? Maybe that's what it's objecting to.

I find AO3 can get wonky at times, too. Earlier this week, I tried to respond to a comment on one of my fics, and it told me the site was down for upgrades....but when I tried later on, on a different comment, it worked fine...though the original comment still went to the same error message.

So maybe just wait a day or two and try again?

I adore AO3, but it does have some issues (mild though they are).
Sep. 14th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the imput. We now have a collection! \o/
Sep. 15th, 2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
Yay! And my fic is done - just needs to be beta'd - so I'll definitely have something to put in said collection! ;)

By the way, I can't remember if I ever did a fic for this thing before (I seem to recall I did do it one year, but perhaps I am imagining things) - but if so, would that be eligible to go in the AO3 collection, too?
Sep. 16th, 2012 12:01 am (UTC)
Yes. For now I'd like to keep it to just the stories posted to previous Come As You're Not parties. Then you can add this year's story at the appropriate time...on Halloween if you like, but not before.

I've checked all the party posts, and it looks like this was your only appearance to date:
Sep. 16th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
Yes, that was it, thanks!

I already added it to the AO3 collection...thanks! *hugs*
Sep. 14th, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
Honey, that statement was written by someone who thinks like ME. Let me mathsplain.

Name must begin and end with a letter or a number i.e., if it doesn't, we will refuse it. Doesn't say that if it does we will accept it. Yours passes this test.

Name may contain also underscores (i.e., may contain letters, numbers and underscores) but no other characters. Hence, if it contains an apostrophe, since an apostrophe is a character which is not a number, letter, or underscore, your proposed name gets a big REJECTED stamped on it. Ditto with space instead of apostrophe.

It's all perfectly logical, if you're used to writing stuff that way :).

PS Of course I didn't need to read that. It's just the way to name files if one wants to be damn sure that the Unix* mainframe does not throw them in the digital shredder.

* Universities in the nineties used to have Sun machines with the Unix operating system. They were cheap, efficient, and didn't get viruses no matter how much porn downloading online research the students did.
Sep. 14th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
My eyes are glazing over...this is why I needed GUI to come along or I'd still be trying to figure out Ms. Dos, and what a horrible sight THAT would be.

Anyway, situation is resolved.
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