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Why didn't any tell me my analysis of "Lies My Parents Told Me" on ATPo is *messed up*, and has been for years? You get about halfway through it, and it suddenly becomes the analysis for "Potential" again! I know it's not the best episode of Season 7, and in fact, I can think of a few folks on my flist who virulently dislike it, but I guess no one's been reading it. Least of all me--I just jumped on there "real quick" to see if that's the episode Willow leaves Sunnydale for L.A. (turns out it is, but I needed the transcript to tell me that), and I only did that to give the Sculptor a watching order for the eps.

Still, I have my pride! Okay, I have some of my pride. It's embarrassing. I needed to dig back through old backups of my website to find an unblemished copy.

::skulks away in shame::



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Jul. 24th, 2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
I had that happen with an Animorphs fic -- a borked bit of html (this is the fandom where the canon constantly uses brackets in the text and -- oh, never mind, boring) hid about 500 words of very relevant information on the ffnet version and nobody said boo about it.
Jul. 24th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
I think the most depressing thing is how it proves no one's been reading it. Or if they did, caring much.
Jul. 24th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I haven't exactly read all of your analysis, but there's so much of it, and meta wears me out pretty fast (lit major aftereffect). Anyway, people tend to blame their computers for stuff like that, or just be too afraid to point it out. I always feel incredibly awkward contacting people about broken things, because I feel like I'm complaining. Of course, I'm paranoid and dysfunctional, but I'm hardly the only one on the Internet who thinks that way.
Jul. 24th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
It actually amazes me what people will take the time to complain about to the webmaster of an internet site. I've gotten some interesting comments over the years. But not, "Hey, the third page of your Season 7 analysis is whacked!"

Well, now it is unwhacked. Or as unwhacked as a website on Buffy and philosophy can be.

; D
Jul. 24th, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, I've gotten some bizarre-as-heck complaints over the years for the sites I manage, but there seems to be some sort of weird phenomena where the more often a person complains, the more likely they are to be wrong in their complaint. (As, for example, the hyperactive screechy woman who insisted that my entire horse racing website was invalid because Seabiscuit was a gelding. Interesting about all the offspring, then, you know? But not a single person commented on a glaring and embarrassing misspelling on my index page for years.)
Jul. 24th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
Oy, I can't read my website anymore because of all the misspellings. I know I will need to fix them, and that's just too much damned work.

::runs away::
Jul. 24th, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
A couple of years back, I paid someone to typo-hunt on the older parts of my website so I wouldn't have to do it. They didn't find a lot, but the ones they found were so ridiculous I wanted to crawl under a rock.
Jul. 25th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
The problem with "typo-hunting" on my site is I have a lot of fan quotations that I won't edit for any reason except to shorten them for relevancy. They are so full of the typos everyone makes on fan discussion boards, an "outside spelling contractor" would have a field day.
Jul. 25th, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
Indeed. I used a fandom person, actually, because I wasn't keen on explaining fanfiction to a muggle. She stumbled a bit on the horse racing terms, but editing horse racing articles written by my teenage self for newbie-racing-fan clarity was probably a good thing anyway.
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