As you have doubtless noticed since you're here, the site is back up. It is time for a CELEBRATION and a few quick things that should probably be mentioned before we start to have problems!
1. Don't know how many of you follow Luna's Facebook, but I personally was using the Luna LJ
for updates during the downtime. Before you panic or ask one of your lovely mods what's going on, you can look there. This also brings me to my second point -- as you can see from the (currently) most recent post, Luna now needs a dedicated server to run, and this costs $$$ -- 50 a month, to be exact. As such, please please please donate if you can! The Paypal button in the post itself
doesn't seem to be working
IS NOW WORKING, as is the one on the site, on the left side underneath all the menus, so if you have Paypal and can afford to donate, please do!
2. Featured stories, as I mentioned on the LJ comm, are being delayed for a little while. I'll pick the new features and announce a new theme at the end of OCTOBER, so you have until then to nominate. Once again, the theme is school-centric stories, and you can nominate either in the comments or here
on the forums. You can also find more information/rules/selection process in that thread.
3. Guys guys GUYS I know it's super-tempting to want to upload all you wrote
over downtime right now
, but please hold off for a little while, especially if you're not a validated author! The queue luckily isn't too long yet, but we're fully expecting a flood of stories, and you'll be waiting quite a while if we have to wade through several hundred submissions a day. Therefore, I ask that you please limit yourselves to one update a day, at least until things slow down a little. This is not a rule, per se, since we won't be deleting for it (unless it's multiple-chapter submission), but it will help keep things easier and you won't have the issue of having your updates lost in a huuuuge flood. Supposedly validated authors can do what they want, but you might also find it worthwhile to space out updates a bit, as your stories will probably get lost too and you do tend to get more readers/reviews if you don't update twenty things at a time.
4. Please donate?