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Someone has made a collection on AO3 and has kept them 'unrevealed' without telling the authors.

I received a comment on another fic of mine, letting me know that my story for last year's [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry fest had been added to a collection entitled 'Drarry', and that they could no longer view it, even though they had previously commented and bookmarked it. When I checked, I found that it had disappeared from my list of works, and the collection had at least 20 other unrevealed works in its list. I suspect that the creator has probably made a mistake, making a 'collection' of their favourite stories, without realising what an actual collection does to the fic itself. It's easy enough to fix - I just went in and removed my fic from the collection - but unless you know to look for it, you won't know that your fics aren't viewable. So, just letting you know that you might want to check your backlists and see if any are missing so you can remove it from the collection.

And if some people could repost this on their journals/tumblr/etc., that would be awesome, because I know there are many awesome H/D fic writers out there that don't have me on their flists!

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Date: 2017-03-28 10:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] felixfvlicis
I've been wanting to read that unrevealed story for months, FYI.
*scurries off*

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Date: 2017-03-29 08:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
♥ ♥ ♥

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Date: 2017-03-28 10:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gracerene
So annoying!

I actually changed my user preferences so that nobody can add my works to any collections without my permission for just that reason. I believe it defaults to not sending you an email, but if you go to "My Preferences" you can uncheck the box that says "Automatically agree to your work being collected by others in the Archive." towards the bottom of the page. Which will hopefully prevent that from happening again!

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Date: 2017-03-29 08:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
This is awesome advice and something I knew absolutely nothing about, but when I did as you suggested I found the box already unchecked? So how it still managed to be collected I have no idea, LOL! I clicked it a couple of times, so maybe that will reset it (can you tell I have no idea how computer stuff works?). ♥

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Date: 2017-03-29 09:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nia_kantorka
That's strange. Shouldn't happen after you ticked that box off. Maybe it's easier to ask ao3 how to prevent further misuse of your works. They are very helpful when problems arise, especially when it comes to your copyright.

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Date: 2017-03-29 12:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
Yeah, to be honest, I'm not sure whether the box is supposed to be ticked or not; the wording is a little confusing. But I've sent the staff a message about what happened, so hopefully it won't happen again. ♥

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Date: 2017-03-29 12:34 am (UTC)
digthewriter: (Default)
From: [personal profile] digthewriter
I'm here bc you tagged DTH.

I got the same notification.

If you have a link to your fic, you can edit it and remove the collection.
Edited Date: 2017-03-29 12:44 am (UTC)

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Date: 2017-03-29 08:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
Sorry, I forgot tagging comms brought it to the attention to the mods too. I just wanted to bring attention to it in case other authors from that fest had been included in the collection.

And thanks yeah, I did that before I wrote this post :)

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Date: 2017-04-03 12:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sassy-cissa.livejournal.com
How frustrating. I'm going to go check my settings there, but to my knowledge, no one's ever swiped my stuff.

Do you have a link to the collection? Just curious.

Thanks again for the heads-up

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Date: 2017-04-03 09:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
I've looked and looked, but I can't find the collection (although to be honest, I'm not very good at navigating stuff online so I'm probably doing something wrong). Hopefully you'll be fine, though!
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