[identity profile] wouldbedorothy.livejournal.com
Yes. You've been wondering, and now it's finally happening.

With recent changes in LJ's ownership and terms, concerns about censorship, and even journals being deleted due to misguided attempts to squash spambots, we have decided it is best to find a new home. As many of you predicted, Dreamwidth seems to be the place :)

Red, as comm owner, is planning to import the comm to Dreamwidth in the next couple of days. Once it's done, we will make another announcement post letting you know and providing a link... which hopefully doesn't get us deleted as a spambot lol.

Because the comm will be remaining here as well, but posting will be disabled; all posting from then on will be done at Dreamwidth. The original hope was for DW to just be a backup and to have the comm still active here, but since any posts or comments added here at LJ post-import would NOT show up on the comm at DW, that would mean we'd have to constantly re-import, which just makes no sense. GIH at LJ will continue to be a tremendous fandom resource, as an ARCHIVE.

I never spent much time at DW, but I imported my own LJ over there to sort of prepare myself for these changes, and I do quite like it. We think this move will be best for everyone and we hope you agree! If you have any questions, I may or may not know the answers, but feel free to ask! ;) Thanks!!

Dot, Red, & Court
[identity profile] wouldbedorothy.livejournal.com
Wishing the happiest of days to a most wonderful mod! From Red and myself, and everyone here, happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] court1429!

[identity profile] wouldbedorothy.livejournal.com

Hello everyone!

[livejournal.com profile] galeandrandy (aka foreverfolked aka Rory Harold) is going through some major RL issues that have left her in a severe financial predicament, and she is asking for our help. She has set up a Donation Drive on her LJ and is offering all kinds of goodies in exchange: word prompt fics, new chapters to WIPs, sequels to already completed fics, etc. Also, [livejournal.com profile] momentsgoneby is offering fanart, and it looks like there may even be fanvids on the way!

Check out her (very impressive) Donation Drive Master Post. Click on the Personal Note she has linked within to find out all about what she's been dealing with. Give something if you can, and maybe score yourself a fandom treat! If you can't, still say hi, and maybe offer a cyberhug :)

~ Dot, Red, & Court
[identity profile] vlredreign.livejournal.com
It is with a heavy heart that I post the news that [livejournal.com profile] epicallytired, aka Vamphile passed away this weekend. I don't have any details, and just heard about it today.

I'd like to use this post, if I may, for our community to reminisce about our favorite fics of hers, or any memories you have. I'll start with one of my favorite lines for her fic, Keeping It Together.

An excerpt from Keeping It Together )

Later, Vamp. We love you.
[identity profile] vlredreign.livejournal.com
That's right, 7000 posts to this comm!

I love the fact that, even 8 years post-series, this comm is as strong as it was when created in 2004.

A couple of shout-outs:

First, to [livejournal.com profile] cabtastic and [livejournal.com profile] seanmegansean, the originators of this comm. Thank you for creating what has to be the original fic search site of this fandom. As most things have gone by the wayside, it's great to know that this is, truly, the last comm standing from the glory days of Queer As Folk. SMS, thank your for trusting me with your baby. I hope that I've done you proud.

Next, to my co-mods, [livejournal.com profile] court1429 and [livejournal.com profile] wouldbedorothy. This comm would not function without you. Court came in when I desperately needed help, first as post police, and then as the creator of the TAGS LIST as it stands today. I was content to continue using the Memories to store posts. lol And our beloved Dot, who came in when real life kept Court and I from spending as much time as we used to here, taking the reins and refining the TAGS. In fact, she is forever in charge of them, and Court and I aren't allowed to mess with them anymore. lol

Third, to the phenomenal [livejournal.com profile] pfodge [livejournal.com profile] kari77 and [livejournal.com profile] qafmaniac for our lovely layout and sidebars. Special kudos to Patty for converting many fics into PDFs for the comm's perusal and to Tita, who...good lord. She is our Q. She can fix anything, from coding issues to finding storage for our fic files to...well, she's Tita. She's amazing.

Last, and certainly not least, is you, our members. Without you, this place would be gathering dust. We've had our share of fun and drama, and really, this is probably the most drama-free place on LJ. There are new posts daily, if not weekly, and really, how many comms do you know, outside of Harry Potter fandom, that are as active as we are?

So again, from Dot, Court and I, thank you, members of Get It Here. Stop by this post and say hi, bring a friend if you want. This comm is open to all and will remain so. Here's to the next 7000 posts!

Much Love,

Red, Court and Dot
[identity profile] predec2.livejournal.com
With the mod's permission, I am happy to announce that Midnight Whispers now has a Twitter account!  It will be used to note any server problems, fan fiction challenges (there's a new one coming for the summer!), as well as any other items of note for the site.  Here's the link:


It's just getting off the ground, but if you have a twitter account, I hope you'll sign up to follow it and help us to improve it.  Thanks to mander3_swish for the suggestion.:)
[identity profile] court1429.livejournal.com
It's our Dotty's birthday today! Won't you join Red and me in showering her with good wishes and love? *smackles Dot*
[identity profile] wouldbedorothy.livejournal.com
Just letting you guys know before someone notices and panics :)

The link to our 4shared fic folder has died once again and has been deleted (Thank you, Tita). 4shared is more trouble than it's worth at this point, and we really don't need it. Anything that was in there should be in Aly's 4shared mirror and/or our Mediafire fic folder, so don't worry, no fics have been lost.

As you were!
[identity profile] wouldbedorothy.livejournal.com
Hello, lovelies!

A recent incident with comments coming up screened made your mods realize that we needed a new rule (one we actually thought we had already). I've added it to the profile page, and it reads as follows:

Do not post from your own journal; come to GIH and post DIRECTLY to the comm. We ask this because posting from your own LJ means you are posting using your own settings, and can therefore cause issues such as locked posts, screened comments, weird fonts/colors, etc., which we then either have to fix or ask you to fix. Let's save us all some time, 'kay?

Don't worry, we're not going to kick ya out if you forget, or even yell lol. We do realize many of you may be used to posting from your LJ, but please make your best effort to remember the new rule. After all, why wouldn't you want to come here? ;)

Much appreciated,
Dot, Red, and Court

ETA: Making this post sticky for a bit because I don't think everyone got a chance to see it.
[identity profile] wouldbedorothy.livejournal.com
Just in case somebody does a double take at the sidebar, here's what happened...

Our Rapidshare fic folder went kafluey. They changed their interface (whatever that means lol) and it screwed up all our download links. (Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] molkogirl_dna for bringing this to our attention!)

The valiant Tita, aka [livejournal.com profile] qafmaniac, in her wisdom (and hard work), has provided us with a new and improved fic folder!

What was once our Rapidshare fic folder is now our Mediafire fic folder :) The 4shared folder has not changed.

As you were!
[identity profile] momentsgoneby.livejournal.com

2½ years ago a group of friends decided to work together on a site called TrueQueerLove.
[livejournal.com profile] gerri71 already had a forum with that name, but we decided to find a new forum solution and add an archive, so I set up the site TrueQueerLove for us to run together.
So much out of our hands happened to the different members of the group and due to this I was left running TQL basically on my own to then finally, at the end of June this year, take over the ownership of TQL as well. I hope to keep TQL a place worth visiting for both members and guests and to do this it's become time for a major upgrade of TQL. The upgrade will not change the look or feel, but will bring better usability, security and some new features. As this is such a massive upgrade, I’ve decided to close the site while working on it and this means that TQL will be closed from Wednesday October 10th to its reopening on Friday November 2nd.

Staff Wanted )

For authors - Exclusive stories )

For authors - Story Transfers )

For GA – Images / Art wanted )

For All – Exclusive Content wanted )

Donations )

I’m curious what You as a reader/writer/vidder/graphic artist/lurker would love to see at TQL and or in the fandom.
Please let me know your thoughts, wishes and ideas by
- emailing me at info[at]truequeerlove.com
- PM me here at livejournal
- Leave a comment to this post

Posted with Admin Permission
[identity profile] court1429.livejournal.com
AND SHE'S 50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! which makes this day a goddamn big deal, so [livejournal.com profile] qafmaniac and [livejournal.com profile] the_minx_17 set up a comm to celebrate.

Zip on over to Red's Birthday Bash, browse around, chat with everyone, and wish Red an awesome day!
[identity profile] wouldbedorothy.livejournal.com
Hi everyone :)

I know a lot of you have been wondering what was going on with the GIH fic folder for the past few days. You would click the link in the sidebar and be told it was invalid. ACK. 4shared seemed to be suddenly requiring membership there in order to download, and then the link wouldn't even work if someone was a logged-in member. I'm sure some of you were panicking that you'd lost access to all those fics, but we waited to do a post because we didn't know enough to offer many reassurances. There's still a lot we don't know - pretty much anything as far as what 4shared is doing - but here's an update on what we do know.

Why yes, that sidebar link does look different! )
[identity profile] vlredreign.livejournal.com
So I was heading to Queer Eyes to look for something, and I could swear this came up not too long ago, but all three sites are down/gone. The mirror site, original and the new one. Anyone know what's going on?
[identity profile] court1429.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] netlagd brought up a very good point the other day. Said point being that we had no resources listed on the Sidebar for screencaps. We do now!

The Fic Archive category is now Archives: Fic & Graphics. And there are three new entries in that section for caps. Thanks for the nudge, [livejournal.com profile] netlagd!
[identity profile] vlredreign.livejournal.com
Thanks again to the lovely members who wished us Happy Birfday and gave us pressies and stuff!!

So yes, real life has been...a real bitch this year, and especially in the last 6 months or so. Court and I are so woefully behind on tagging and stuff...well...go ahead, beat us. We're so tired we'd probably enjoy it. XDDD

To that end, we have a new mod!!!

Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] wouldbedorothy for accepting our crying/begging/pleading call for help!! Everyone be nice to her or she'll...do something evil and lol-worthy to you.

Why, yes, I am tired, and this makes about as much sense as Ted/Emmett right now.
[identity profile] vlredreign.livejournal.com
I received a PM from a member saying that the first DL folder on the sidebar isn't working.

Here's the reason:

Megaupload Victim Of DNS Seizure

No idea when or if the site will return. If anyone finds additional info on this, please make a post. Giving blanket permission on this because lots of people use MUL for fics, pics and other things.
[identity profile] vlredreign.livejournal.com
[profile] bbtp_challenge banner by [personal profile] maybe742

Clicking the banner leads to the information post.

QAF writers, join in the fun and give us all new fic to read!!!
[identity profile] court1429.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] vlredreign and I have thought and convo'd about this issue and how to apply it fairly so readers can find the fics they want to read, while also abiding by the wishes of our authors, for whom we have the utmost respect.

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