Bunches of stuff
If this is the first time you've been back on the site since last Monday, you'll notice that there have been a few changes. I finally combined adequate understanding of how some of the modules work (and how to work around them to make them do something the way we want them to) and sufficient time to do some site work in the same week. As a result, I've restructured the menu system into something that (while not ideal) should be functional for everyone. This is important because some aspects of the drop down menu system that we had been using required people to get creative in their means of finding links to stories. Now, everyone should be able to find and access things quickly and easily.
The different types of stories can all be found via the Stories button. The Forums, your private messages, various profile and forums settings, and such can be found under Community. Policies, FAQ, Help, links to the WIKI and background material about the Whateley Universe can be found under the WA Universe button. If you're an author or admin, you have some additional buttons... if you are not a registered member, you have fewer.I've also rearranged how the Latest Articles list works (and where in progress stories are placed). As a result, you should have a fairly consistent list of recent stories linked there, for quick reference to what you've missed if you haven't dropped by in a couple weeks. The Latest Articles list, given the current rate of releases, should have everything new from the past two to three months. As we start to accelerate that pace, it will probably reflect just shy of two months of releases.
The story migration is COMPLETE! WOOOOO!. Well, ok, there are some duplicate transfers and we have found one or two that we might have missed... but it should currently be possible to read through the entire body of canon stories without leaving the new site. We do still have some things to move into place (in the Library section, for example)... and then in the next few weeks, I'll be turning my attention to the Fan Fiction authors who have been patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for me to get around to reviewing their submissions for published fan fic. Expect some of those to be popping up shortly.
In the meantime, for this week: we have the final few chapters of Whisper completing the trek of this young lady to Whateley... where she immediately goes into hiding and is mostly out of sight for the Spring quarter.