Unit B Fanfiction Archive General
is the Help/FAQ page for general information about the OZ Unit B Fanfiction
Archive. If you're looking for assistance with use of the Posting Interface,
or have technical questions about preparation of HTML or text files
for best archiving results, please consult the
Uploading Information Help Page.
is this archive?
The OZ UnitB Fanfiction Archive is a general-issue archive for fanfiction
about the HBO television series OZ. This archive accepts any and all
OZ fanfiction about any and all OZ characters. Crossover fanfiction
between OZ and other shows/fictional media fandom entities is also accepted.
This archive accepts slash, het, and gen stories rated through NC-17.
No RPS. Warning provisions are available but optional. See Ratings/Warnings
Policy for more information.
note: This archive is not "competing" with any other archive
or group. We believe that when it comes to fanfiction archives, redundancy
can only be a good thing. Stuff happens. Servers blow up. Archives disappear.
People move on to other things. We're here to provide a service to OZ
happened to the old Unit B archive that used to be here?
It's still here -- all the stories that have been housed at UnitB in
the past have been rolled into the new, redesigned and expanded archive,
and tagged with new searchable data.
difference between the new OZ Unit B Fanfiction Archive and the old
site that was here, is that this redesigned and expanded archive is
no longer exclusively for fiction posted to the old (now defunct) Unit-B
mailing list. This archive is now open to all OZ fanfiction. You may
use the new search functionality to sort out and narrow down the types
of stories you wish to see -- by title, author, rating, characters,
may post to the archive?
Any OZ fanfiction author or person with archiving permission from an
OZ fanfiction author may post to this archive. You do not need to be
a member of any mailing list or group to upload stories to this archive.
It doesn't matter if your work is already archived elsewhere (unless
you are bound by some prior exclusivity agreement with another entity.
In which case, please clarify or iron out those issues before you post
here -- the archivist really doesn't want to get in the middle of any
turf wars. *g*)
does the archive work?
This is a do-it-yourself archive. Authors use the Posting Interface
to upload their own plain text (.txt) files. The Posting Interface will
automatically convert text files to HTML and archive stories, and also
tag them with any optional information the author chooses to provide
on the upload form for searching purposes. Please see the Uploading
Information Help page for technical issues and help.
the archivist routinely upload stories posted to X mailing
list or community?
NO. This is an author-driven archive. If you want your work
archived here, you upload it yourself, or find an obliging friend to
help you. The archivist is happy to provide help, answer questions,
and fix problems, but she will NOT routinely upload stories for people.
This archive is designed to be as simple to use as posting a story to
a mailing list, blog, or LiveJournal. If you can get a story up on the
Internet at all, you should be able to get your story onto the archive.
Please see the Uploading Information Help
page for technical issues and help.
stories may be archived at the OZ UnitB Fanfiction Archive?
This archive accepts any and all OZ fanfiction about any and all OZ
characters. This archive accepts slash, het, and gen stories, drabbles,
filk, etc. rated through NC-17. Crossovers between OZ and other shows/fictional
media fandom entities are also accepted. WiPs (Works in Progress) are
accepted, but it is up to the author to properly indicate parts and
sections. Warning provisions are available but optional. See Ratings/Warnings
Policy for more information.
stories may NOT be archived here?
RPS/RPF (real person slash / real person fiction -- stories featuring
actors, etc.). Inappropriate stories will be removed from the archive.
- No archiving
the work of others without permission. If you are an author and you
think your work has been improperly archived, please e-mail
the archivist for removal.
plagiarism will not be tolerated. If you suspect a story posted here,
please e-mail the archivist.
OZ is a drama for mature audiences set inside a maximum-security prison.
Unlike perhaps some other fandoms, strong subject matter is common in
OZ fanfiction. Content warning tags are available, but not mandatory
for archiving, and are included at author discretion. Authors are asked
to at least tag their stories with the basic G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17
ratings to give the reader some indication of the general intensity
level of story content. But... in the end, it's 'read at your own risk'.
What do I do? I've made major revisions/changes to a story since I uploaded
OR, I tried, I really did! But my story came out funky or messed up
on the archive.
OR, I tagged my story information wildly incorrectly on the Posting
E-mail the archivist
with the exact title and author name the story was posted under. DO
NOT try to overwrite an already archived file. The archivist will
delete the old file, then you can upload the new version. Please see
the Uploading Information Help page for
technical issues and help on both using the Posting Interface, and tips
for formatting your files properly for good archiving results.
aspect of the site seems screwed up (Posting Interface, Search functionality,
stories won't load, etc.) Who do I tell?
E-mail the archivist
and describe the problem in as much detail as possible. Thanks!
have a question not answered in this FAQ or the Uploading
Gee, think the answer is gonna be: E-mail the archivist?
Feel free. I have it on good authority that she's very nice. *g*