K - I gave up trying to PM you weeks ago.
Believe it or not, I have never used FF.net. Since I find it completely unwieldy to use as a reader, I can't imagine what a pain in the tush it must be to post there. While I have posted some material though the adult version of ASC (ASCEM - and won awards too! LOL) I also find the listing for the stories (even in ASC) to be VERY hard to negotiate to find what I'm looking for. It seems to be their archivist went away and they never replaced him/her? Or maybe I just have no clue how to find tales that have been written in the past several years.
Sorry about that, I've just deleted a bunch of PMs but there used to be a way of bulk archiving them which doesn't appear to be on this new version of the forum.
Yeah, writing on FF.net is like shouting in a fog - only your immediate circle really know you are doing anything! However to a certain extent you can say the same about any forum or message board - you are limited to the number of people who are subscribed to that group and how easy/useful/interesting the interface is. I think their interface suffers from too many options - you get lost in it!
Yes, Trekkiverse, the ASC website where their stories were archived, seems to have been abandoned, however the message board is still going as are the awards. The coding system they have is intelligible if you have the glossary handy but a bit cumbersome otherwise - and a Google Group is not the prettiest of interfaces either.
How've you been Terilynn?