Thursday 5 July 2007

Major Hard Drive Crash

Hi all.

Bad timing, isn't it?

Our main hard drive - the one that hosts all the fics and the "static" informational pages - has become physically damaged at our ISP's hosting location.

We're in the process of doing a major data recovery, but it might take a day or three more.

We'd planned to close submissions next week in the lead-up to the release of Deathly Hallows, but it looks like we need to do that now - we'll try to reopen for a few days pre-release but since it's all hardware-dependent, we can't guarantee when or for how long.

The forums are still working, and if you know exact urls of stories, you should be able to read them via - you can even find urls (if you know the author or title) via our Chapter Owls Yahoogroup or Google Group. Obviously, we've had to close to new submissions until we get this worked out, but we hope to reopen soon.

Email us at or post a comment here if you have any questions.


  1. Good luck getting it online!

  2. Hi,

    You say the forums are still working, but I still can't access them. It's been almost 24 hours now :(

    Is it just me? Maybe my ISP is the problem, or my location?

    SDKyo (on FAP)

  3. If you can't access the forums, it might be your own internet service provider. They're all working - let us know what sort of error you're having?

  4. I can't get the forums to work either. And my internet is working just fine.

  5. its been a few days now....

    my computer is fine also and i cant access anything, and i even had the addresses saved in favourites... how long till its back up and running now

  6. why isn't the website up yet? its been afew days...

  7. it's been a while why isn't the site up yet???

  8. Is there a timetable when the stories are back online?

  9. wow this sucks. i cant see any fanfics at all..

  10. this sux its been more than 3 days and the website isn;t up yet... wth are you all doing?!

  11. Give 'em time guys!! They'll have the site up! I mean look how awesome the site is in the first place! Cut 'em some slack!! Good luck getting things back online you guys! I'd love to help but all this website stuff is a bit over my head :p I was wondering though about changing the front page images again? lol I really liked the couch one ;)!!! OK Good Luck!!!

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