sga_genadmin (sga_genadmin) wrote in sga_genficathon,

Fic/art access and links (AKA AO3 404s)

tridget just pointed out an interesting and rather annoying phenomenon: If direct work links are used, the art and fics at AO3 are generally available; but if the "expanded" collection link is used, folks not logged in at AO3 may get 404 errors.

This is not something I anticipated (certainly not something I planned). I had thought I was using direct links, but for two three ("The Bridge" and its art, "Grit" and its art; "Land of Shadows"), I inadvertently linked the collection version.

The difference is this:
Direct link to "Grit":
Collection link to "Grit":

The sharp-eyed will notice that the difference seems only to be the insertion of collections/SGA_GenFicathon_2012/ in the link address.

So if you're getting 404 errors and the link you've gone to is the expanded version, please try stripping out that part. I've gone back to fix the links in the LJ comm, and I'll fix the links at the DW mirror and the Noticeboards once I'm out of my training class at work. I apologize for any confusion or fic inaccessibility.

Revised links:
The Bridge
Art for The Bridge
Art for Grit
Land of Shadows

For the curious: We have either one or two fics left for this year's fest; I'll know more by this evening (US EDT), and I'll indicate which in tomorrow's reveal.
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