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walkingshadow ([personal profile] walkingshadow) wrote2010-04-26 01:30 pm

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Because it's something I've been grappling with for a while myself, I got curious about how other people save and store the fanfiction they read (or intend to read), either on- or offline. And since I just re-upped my paid time on dreamwidth, it looks like conditions are perfect for a poll! For these purposes, when I talk about "saving a story", I mean "putting it (or a link to it) in any physical, digital, or virtual space for your own personal access at a later date, for any reason". So:

Poll #2888 Your personal fanfiction curation habits: describe them to me!
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 148


Do you save fanfiction for personal archival purposes?

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Yes.
127 (85.8%)

No.
5 (3.4%)

I did in the past, but I don't anymore.
13 (8.8%)

It might seem like a simple question, but it doesn't have a simple answer (see comments).
3 (2.0%)

How long do you keep (or plan to keep) the fic you save?

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Until I've read it.
3 (2.1%)

For a length of time dependent on some variable(s) I will detail in comments.
2 (1.4%)

It varies depending on the story and/or my reason for saving it initially.
70 (48.3%)

FOREVER.
70 (48.3%)

What fic saving/storage method(s) do you currently employ?

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Saving digital copies to my computer in html/txt/pdf/etc. format.
119 (81.5%)

Saving digital copies to my mobile device.
11 (7.5%)

Burning digital copies to disks.
17 (11.6%)

Local bookmarking in my browser.
69 (47.3%)

Online bookmarking via delicious.
89 (61.0%)

Online bookmarking via a site other than delicious.
20 (13.7%)

Adding to my [live]journal memories.
36 (24.7%)

Printing out stories from the internet.
33 (22.6%)

Storing fanzines (hard copies).
13 (8.9%)

Some other method(s) which I will expound upon in comments.
6 (4.1%)

Have you changed your system over time?

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No. The system I currently use is the system I've always had.
42 (29.2%)

Yes. My system has changed at least once since I began reading fanfiction.
102 (70.8%)

Are you satisfied with your current system?

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Yes.
57 (39.0%)

Yes, but based on emerging fandom trends and/or my own changing habits and/or new tools/technology, I suspect that might change sometime in the forseeable future.
49 (33.6%)

No, and I'm in the process of adjusting it to accommodate emerging fandom trends and/or my own changing habits and/or new tools/technology.
13 (8.9%)

No, but I'm not sure what changes I should make to it.
27 (18.5%)

If you use more than one method, how much redundancy do you have in place?

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Little or no redundancy: stories are either in hard copy, on a hard drive, in the cloud, etc., but they're each in only one location/format.
39 (28.3%)

Partial redundancy: some stories exist in more than one location/format.
77 (55.8%)

Total redundancy: my entire catalog is mirrored in at least one other location/format.
22 (15.9%)

Assuming we're talking only about stories that you wanted or would have wanted to save, how does your collection of saved works compare to your actual fic consumption history?

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My collection of saved works closely matches up to the number of stories I have read.
15 (10.3%)

My collection of saved works underrepresents the number of stories I have read.
121 (82.9%)

My collection of saved works overrepresents the number of stories I have read.
13 (8.9%)

Not counting the duplicates (if you have a redundant system), how many stories do you have saved, total?

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Less than 100.
21 (14.5%)

Between 100 and 500.
37 (25.5%)

Between 500 and 1,000.
17 (11.7%)

Between 1,000 and 5,000.
37 (25.5%)

Between 5,000 and 10,000.
12 (8.3%)

Between 10,000 and 50,000.
4 (2.8%)

Between 50,000 and 100,000.
0 (0.0%)

More than 100,000.
2 (1.4%)

More than 1,000,000!!
0 (0.0%)

It's too complicated to estimate.
15 (10.3%)

If it's a different number than the number of stories you've saved, would you care to estimate how many stories you've read in your fannish lifetime? Round to the nearest order of magnitude, or feel free to just laugh into the text box instead.

And when did you first start reading fanfiction?

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Before the advent of the internet.
10 (6.8%)

After the advent of the internet, but before the age of the mailing list.
6 (4.1%)

During the age of the mailing list, but before the days of the web archive and the author homepage.
18 (12.2%)

During the days of the web archive and the author homepage, but before the migration to journal-based fandom.
79 (53.4%)

After the migration to journal-based fandom, but before the rise of social bookmarking.
29 (19.6%)

Since the rise of social bookmarking.
1 (0.7%)

Your brief history of fandom is inaccurate and/or incomplete, and I had a different fannish entry point, which I will describe in comments.
5 (3.4%)



Obviously this poll is limited to my own experiences and knowledge, so I would dearly love to hear about the practices that work for you. Or practices that are no longer working for you! There's also the fact that I myself am exclusively a reader and not a writer of fanfiction. If you're a writer, does that affect your archiving habits? Do you handle your own fic differently? What about saving other fannish works, like art and podfic and vids and meta? I'm especially unfamiliar with fanart communities and their homes on the web, and with vids I very quickly run into the problem of limited disk space. So what do you do?

Here's how my current system is set up: every story I read that I ever want to lay my hands on again, I a) save in html format to my laptop (which subsequently gets backed up to an external drive) and b) bookmark in my delicious account. It's important to me to have both, since anything can disappear from the internet at any moment (sites go down, links break, C&D letters are served, authors pull their work, etc.), but a library in the cloud is, by definition and design, accessible a) to anyone b) from anywhere. Thus, in a perfect world I would have a perfectly redundant system consisting of local, offline electronic copies and the corresponding referral links to the online versions of those stories.

But (spoiler!) it isn't a perfect world, and this is how things actually shake out:

As of this moment I have approximately 7,700 stories saved to my hard drive (and backed up on an external drive), a number that wildly underrepresents the amount of fanfiction I have actually read, even just counting the stuff I have read and loved. I first discovered "fandom" and fanfiction via Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the summer of 1998 and read exclusively and extensively in it (Buffy/Angel omg! and AOL! and web rings!) until 2001. And yet I only have, let me count . . . ONE Buffy story saved to my hard drive, and it was posted three months ago. At the time, I kept browser bookmarks of my favorite sites in my AOL account, but that was on my parents' computer, and they were lost to the ether when that machine failed. In the meantime, I had gone off to college with my own computer.

I first started saving stories some time toward the end of 2002, well after I'd discovered (simultaneously) Smallville and slash and livejournal (and fandom again, but for real this time), but I didn't have a saving policy, something helpful and exhaustive like "save every story that you might ever want to lay your hands on again". Over the next couple of years I read what probably amounted to thousands of stories across a whole bunch of fandoms (especially Smallville, popslash, Sports Night, Highlander, Due South, The Sentinel, Lotrips, and Harry Potter), but I saved a vanishingly small percentage of it all. During the summer of 2002 I tore through the entire (now defunct) Our Boys Sorkinfic archive but saved zero stories from it. As of one month ago (I've since had a renaissance!), I had only nine Highlander stories saved. NINE. I started saving scrupulously (using the above-mentioned policy) somewhere in or around 2004, when I was into Harry Potter for at least the second time around (the Remus/Sirius redux), Star Trek (TOS), and M*A*S*H.

By the end of 2005 (SGA, et al.) I had created my delicious account, and by early 2006 I was using it in fits and starts; it wasn't until three years later, in January of 2009 (Merlin), that I began bookmarking scrupulously—that is, bookmarking every story I saved. I have approximately 3,200 stories bookmarked there now, less than half the number of stories I have saved offline; but I have another couple of thousand unread stories bookmarked, to keep my number of open browser tabs to a minimum, and for rainy days.

At this point I don't know if I'm ever going to attempt to gather all those stories I read but never saved, assuming that I would WANT to; assuming I could remember any titles or authors or what songs the songfics were based on (lol j/k, it was Sarah McLachlan); assuming I could find them again, which presumes that they're even still available anywhere, or will ever be made available again, e.g. on the AO3. And then there's the matter of retroactively bookmarking the stories I saved in pre-delicious times: the thought of having them all together in one neatly-tagged* place is incredibly attractive, but hideously daunting. And at the end of the day, is delicious even the right place for it?


* And THAT'S a whole mess of meta for another day.
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[personal profile] darkhavens 2010-04-29 02:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I got into fandom almost 7 years ago. The fandom was Buffy and the tv show had finished, and a friend pointed out that it would make sense to save fic that I might want to reread, as fandom drift and/or disinterest was bound to lead to websites dying or fic being deleted.

I started saving everything I read, but once the first frantic obsession had faded a little (HA!), I did save only those that I thought I would want to revisit at some point. But that was still a lot - I'm a heavy reader, and fast, so I go through a lot of words every day. *g*

As I extended my obsession into other fandoms, I started saving into fandom-specific folders. I right-click on the page to open the source code, then paste in the url (many of them sadly long since defunct), edit out the worst of the extraneous style code, and save the html file as Title-Author. Series of 4 or more stories get their own folder, again clearly labelled with Series Title-Author.

I regularly back up my collection onto a thumbdrive, which is also used to transfer it from my desktop to my laptop.

I also hold a thumbdrive for a friend which contains her entire collections of HP (Harry/Draco) and X-Files (Mulder/Krycek) fic, just in case disaster strikes and she loses the copies on both of her computers, her thumbdrive and the burned off discs she has stashed around her house. LOL!

I am also a writer, and keep multiple copies of my own work in the same way.

I am just thankful that my OCDish tendencies are almost exclusively focussed on my fandom habits. My home may look like a bomb site, but I can access anything fandom-related with just a few easy clicks, thanks to my precisely labelled folder trees. *g*
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[personal profile] darkhavens 2010-05-03 06:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Niiice. I've always had trouble figuring out what to do with stories in a series.

Actually, if the stories aren't too long, I edit them all into one file and list the incorporated stories at the top of the page. I like nice, loooong reads whenever possible, without having to break the universe to open a new page.

Offsite backup! Smart! You're a very good friend. :) Do you pass the drive back and forth regularly so it can be updated?

Oh, we're way past that point in our phobia efficiency - we have two in circulation. That way there's always an off-site copy safe from in-transit loss. *bows*

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[personal profile] blktauna 2010-04-29 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been in fandom since the 70s...
Anything I liked, I kept. Much of it has been scanned into text or pdf for backup purposes (including zines).

I have multiple backups of anything electronic, howeve it might take awhile to find it ;)

I do not get the allure of delicious at all. If it looks good I nab it local then if I like it it gets backed up, if not, it's tossed. Too much vanishes too fast to depend on bookmarks.
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[personal profile] livrelibre 2010-04-30 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
Your saving history sounds like my saving history except I haven't kept offline backups of anything except for a handful of stories I downloaded in text or PDF or HTML haphazardly for trips and consumption of epics. I've downloaded quite a lot of podfics recently and I'm considering moving my delicious bookmarks to Diigo, which will save a copy at the same time.
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[personal profile] livrelibre 2010-04-30 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, and Diigo works with Delicious so I can keep my current account as well. Also since I got a paid DW account, everything I comment on gets sent to me so I have it in Gmail.

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[personal profile] paxpinnae 2010-05-01 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
I started reading fanfiction in December of 2004; I am able to date this precisely thanks to my introduction through journal-based fandom. For a reaaaalllly long time I bookmarked nothing; if I wanted to read it again badly enough, I'd Google or link-hunt or whatever. In 2008, I realized that this wasn't working (if for no other reason than I now read many many many times more fandoms) and began bookmarking on Delicious. It is tasty and serves all my fannish needs.

When I got my AO3 account I gave it's bookmarking/recommendation tool a shot, because I believe in the work they do, but I find the inability to do my own tags for fandom, characters, rating, and inscrutable plot details limiting, plus it doesn't do windows outside websites. I don't use it much.

I understand that some people save fic to hard drives, but that's always seemed weird to me. I understand it more now that I'm going back to my fannish roots to try to save stories I remember and love to my Delicious account. Canis M's fic is largely gone from the web, for instance, as is Bussaiko's, and that makes me sad. I actually broke down and saved the Shoebox Project PDFs to my hard drive after the big hack. (Obvious gateway fandom is obvious.) I just don't have the storage capacity to save everything, though, nor do I particularly want to. The big epics, I can understand, but most fic I don't mind not having constant access to.

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[personal profile] fandomlurker 2010-05-01 12:25 pm (UTC)(link)
This was fun to read. Good to know there're other people as anal as me. :)

In my third fandom (HP), I started off printing stories since I used a shared computer (even though my tech-illiterate parents wouldn't have been able to find the fics anyhow). Then I started saving to floppy disks (the 3.5" ones). When I finally got my own laptop, I saved on my HD (was it 20gb? less?) & backed up on the disk. I still do this, but my laptop is now 500gb (so I don't have to choose between fanart & RL photos) & automatically saves on a 500gb external drive (after suffering crashes on previous laptops - thank god for the floppy). I think the most OCD part of this is when I also started using Excel to keep a list of authors/artists and links to their fic/art I liked & their various userpages/journals from different sites. Since HP fandom was big & sprawling, not everyone tagged or memoried & not all their fic was posted to every site, this was very useful for me. One of my pet peeves (and thankfully not too many do this) is when an author/artist has different usernames on different sites without having a main "name". OCD-me likes to organize things by author's names.

When I finally started to save links on my LJ, I saved less on my HD. Basically, I linked to stuff I thought was interesting or I might re-read. For my HD it's the stuff I love & definitely will read over & over. When I switched to IJ, I also backed up at various journals. The con of this is that I sometimes have to change the links or other info. No problem on my IJ but I don't always recopy the info to my backup journals because I'm being lazy.

Several fandoms later, I've found a way to convert my Word files to read on my Kindle, so I've been busy transferring fic for an upcoming trip. I also like that for Office 2007, you can put tags in the documents (I think this used to be keyword in previous versions) & folders can be set up to display those tags.

So now I have links on 3-4 different journals and electronic copies in 2-3 different places when journals/sites are down. I basically just want access whenever I'm in the mood for that particular fic so I'll rarely delete anything, even if I don't like the fic or the fandom anymore. And, lol, it used to drive me so crazy in HP fandom that there were always (daily) fic searches because the person wanted to read a certain fic again but couldn't remember title/author/summary/etc. I always wondered why they didn't save it or the info somewhere (or why they didn't try searching first & see what popped up).

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[personal profile] gabrielleabelle 2010-05-01 06:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I used to rely on browser bookmarks, both to save fics I'd read and liked and to mark down fics I wanted to read. That got unwieldy real fast, so I moved to delicious. It was a mammoth task to important my bookmarks to it, but it allowed me to come up with a pretty damn anal tagging system that allows me to do just about whatever I want with what I bookmark (it's here. I like to show it off).

The majority of my bookmarks are marked with the 'to-read' tag (and are private), and that's how I keep track of what to read next. I also mark the relevant 'to-read' fics with a special tag if it contains my OTP so that if I'm in the mood for my OTP, I can easily find a new fic with them. If I like a fic enough, I change it to a 'fanfic' tag and add the other necessary author, season, and character tags (among others).

From time to time, I'll also go through and download fics to my hard drive, because I've been on the net for a long time and I'm very used to stuff just disappearing. The Wayback Machine has made this less necessary than it used to be, though. However, I do still do it in case my internet is down and I want to read some fics while offline.
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[personal profile] paxpinnae 2010-05-03 04:23 pm (UTC)(link)
*gasp* Your tagging system is even more anal-retentive than mine! How did you decide on the length tags? I've been thinking about adding one, but I can't figure out the best place to put the breaks (also, it would mean going back and editing all my bookmarks, and I'm lazy).
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[personal profile] starwatcher 2010-05-02 10:05 pm (UTC)(link)
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First - I've been saving the printed word since I was about ten years old. I moved a couple of years ago, and thinned my book collection (all paperbacks); I had 37 bags (the brown-paper grocery-store bags, about 50-60 books per bag) to distribute to local agencies and prisons. That was about 30% of the total. If I like it, I save it, because rereading is like visiting an old friend. Just looking at the titles on my bookshelves engenders warm memories.

But - and this determined some of my fanfic habits - a fair percentage of those books have not yet been read. I learned that, if you don't buy a paperback when it's new, it won't be there next month. In my heyday, I might buy 20 paperbacks a month, and read 10 or 12. The backlog grew continuously.

I came very late to fanfic; it was 1998, and I was 45 years old. I read the first story as a favor to a friend (amateur writer? probably not very good). It was an excellent, moving story, very well-written, and I was instantly hooked.

I was so unfamiliar with computer use and the internet that I didn't know I could right-click and save as HTML only. (My current method.) But I was on limited dialup, so I couldn't read online. If I was interested in a story, I opened a Word document, and copy-pasted the story there. Sometimes there were glitches, and I learned various workarounds by trial and error; I was determined to have my stories! (I've since forgotten most of those workarounds, since I don't need them anymore.)

So, my habit was to find (by browsing archives or by recs) a story that looked good during a quick skim-through. If I might like it, I might like the author's other stories. But I had no clue about bookmarking a site; if I left I might not be able to find my way back! Picture a new fangirl in the first enthusiasm of a new discovery, and the angst of a dedicated reader worried about missing a good story. My habit was to find that good author, spend an hour or so making Word documents of all her stories available, then get offline and start reading.

During my first fandom (Highlander) I quickly learned to save stories in author-specific folders; having all the stories dumped into one folder was too cumbersome, and I tend to remember author names better than title names. During my second fandom, I learned that I also needed fandom-specific folders to hold the author folders that held the saved stories.

Stories in parts weren't a problem, since I was pasting into Word. But I needed a way to keep stories in a series together, so I learned to code them with initials & numbers. EG (made up) cs1 Crime in the Shadows, cs2 Shadowy Crimes, cs3 Tracking through the Shadows, etc. That way, the series stories will line up in order in the author's folder. Now that I save as HTML, multi-part stories have the title plus a, b, c, etc at the end, to keep them together and in order. Lately, I've been adding the word-count in K to the end of the title, if the author gives it. Thus, if I feel like reading a story by author 'X', but I have only 30 minutes, I chose a 7K story instead of a 60K story.

Fast-forward to now. I've learned to right-click-and-save the HTML only, which makes saving faster, easier, and more prolific. I have a lot of stories saved in multiple fandoms, though the bulk are in four favorite fandoms.

Through the years, when archives closed, it rarely affected me, because I had the stories saved to my HD. (Other than mourning the stories I hadn't got around to checking out, yet.) Of course, remembering the title of the story I want to reread on my HD isn't easy, but I know it's there somewhere! But seeing those archives close, or authors pull their stories, has reinforced my habit of saving everything I have the least interest in. If I don't care for a story when I eventually get around to reading it, it's easy enough to delete. (I still save stories in batches, hoping to find time to read them all later. Just last night, I read two stories by a new author, liked them, and saved them and her other six. They'll wait patiently.)

I've recently (because it takes me awhile to learn new things) begun saving authors' webpages to Delicious; that way, if I need to look up a story, I know where to search for it. I don't save stories themselves - too likely to disappear, and I quail at the idea of saving/tagging the thousands of stories on my HD.

I have an external HD (I'll need to get a bigger one) that I use to backup occasionally. I need to do so more regularly; my fic and picture folders have changes weekly, not monthly!

In the early days, if I really liked a story, I would reformat it to indented paragraphs with no blank lines between the paragraphs, and print it out. This was a time-consuming labor of love; I had to mark the italics, save as text only to strip the html, then paste back into Word. I'd read through, adding italics and fixing spelling and punctuation (I was a natural-born beta before I knew it) before I printed it. I seldom do that anymore (lack of time, mostly, but also paper/ink/space issues), but I still prefer to read in a printed-page format, even on my laptop. I'll page-format my favorite favorite stories (I've learned a lot of shortcuts since then), and they'll be safe in my computer when I want to reread them.

I write in the Sentinel fandom; my stories are saved on my HD, and posted in LJ on a dedicated fic-page. This summer, I plan to also post them on a DW dedicated-fic page, and at AO3, and at ASR3 (a Sentinel-only archive). That's enough backup; unless the entire internet crashes at once, I'll be able to find a copy somewhere if I don't have my own.
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[personal profile] magician113 2010-05-03 08:29 am (UTC)(link)
Until the imminent demise of geocities last year, I didn't bother to save fic at all to my hard drive unless it was a story I was planning to re-read more than once. Instead, I saved links. I saved them in categories "so and so joins the military", "historical AUs", etc. I still have many lists set up that way and have started to post those lists on an LJ.

But I also started an Excel spreadsheet that had the link plus a description. I dislike Delicious because it doesn't give me enough control over the descriptions. So often, there's one particular thing about a fic I like to remember. So the spreadsheet covers a lot. But I still only put memorable stories there. Either stories that I want to re-read, or stories that have some reason I'd like to recall them in the future.

I also used to save any stories to my hard drive in Word format. I like it, because often at the top of the page I'll put the link so I can find it again. Because if I'm recommending a story to someone, I have to be able to remember the URL. During my geocities saving frenzy, I switched to html standalone pages for saving. It was just quicker than copy/paste. The disadvantage, of course, is that I don't know the original URL, so if I wanted to use the WBM to get a working link to someone, I'm up a creek.

I know it's irrational, but I'm really starting to resent authors who either let their sites go or fail to archive somewhere else. There's so much that is lost forever. I know it's their right, but I can't help feeling annoyed.

Thanks for asking. I'm going to look over the comments to see if I can snag some better techniques than what I currently use. Ta.

(Anonymous) 2010-05-03 06:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I bookmark things I like rather compulsively - my bookmarks folder is extremely unwieldy - and this absolutely includes fic. I keep telling myself, though, that I need to go through the folder of fics and save them to my computer, because every so often I'll think "Hey, I feel like reading 'Family Man,'" and it's gone and I'll never be able to read it again. And that is really sad.

("Family Man" is one of my favorite fics ever - it's by ljuser fox-in-exile, whose account is gone, and it's this amazingly written Aizawa/Ide fic.)

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[identity profile] gjstruthseeker.livejournal.com 2010-05-08 04:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Late to the party, forever my state of being.

My approach to fic: If I read something I like, I save it in its original HTML format (yes, LiveJournal icons and all) onto my hard drive, and name the file as: Fandom - Pairing - Author - Title. For a while, on a long-neglected piece of the Internet, I kept a recommendations page that had recognizable summaries for all the stories. This would be ideal for me, to avoid the embarrassment of having to ask in a community for a BNF's fic, but also because the summaries included why the stories pushed MY buttons, so they may not sum up the plot but they expressed what I liked about them. Delicious would seem to serve this purpose well, though I'm not sure how public I want to make these summaries, and I just KNOW I'd leave off a "private" tag somewhere.

Now for the scary part: If I have 100+ tabs open and must purge, I save anything I haven't read or finished reading also as an HTML file, but don't title it anything, and dump it into a To Read folder in my fic archive. This folder contains hundreds of stories, with nothing but a string of numbers.html to differentiate them. If I were a better person, they'd at least be sorted by fandom, but alas.
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[personal profile] klangley56 2010-05-09 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
I've been reading fan fiction for almost four decades. I have eight bookcases (and several boxes in the basement) overflowing with my zine collection of approximately 2000 volumes. I added on-line fandom to the mix 13 years ago, so I also have about 2.5 gigs of 'net fiction downloaded to my computer (and backed up on an external hard drive as well as a thumb drive). I have a fair bit of the 'net fiction printed out, as I rarely read from the computer. If I read a 'net story and don't like it, I will toss the hard copy and I may take the time to delete it from my hard drive, but I don't worry about that as much (since I'm not giving it "real" space).

I also have a tiny percentage of zined fiction stored electronically--if it has been uploaded to a site somewhere or a PDF or e-zine version exists that I happened to get (I tend to think of those as "electronic back-ups" for the actual zines).

I don't worry about the fiction I haven't read yet--it's not going anywhere and, when I'm retired and on a fixed income and can't afford zines or my Internet connection any more, I'll still have plenty to read. :-)
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[personal profile] arallara 2010-07-04 03:46 am (UTC)(link)
Hi! :) Saw the notif you had subscribed to me and came to check out your journal. I know I'm way late, but I couldn't pass up this post! Fascinating stuff to think about. I'm finding the poll results and the one set of write-in answers super fascinating.

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