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Looking for a "random story from the Archives"

14D14C

Good Evening,

I'd just started reading the story when we lost power - and thus the story...

- RV Park
- Neighbours caravan on fire
- Cause seems an hairdryer
- Guy fulls the fuse
- Lady's married to a pipeline welder

Please, what story was I reading ?

Thanks

awnlee jawking

@14D14C

If you lost power, your browser won't have had time to clear its history or cookies. They could be worth a look.

Also, the story might still be present in your 'Recent List'.

Good luck. Please post the title/author if you find it.

AJ

Replies:   Dominions Son
paliden

Take a look at this series.

https://storiesonline.net/series/734/florida-friends

A lot of his stories revolve around a RV park and the main character of the first story was a pipe welder.

Vlad_Inhaler

@14D14C

Someone needs a laptop. Even if the battery is totally and utterly shot (my laptop came out before Windows Vista was released), you still have time to note things down before it shuts down.

garymrssn

Firefox browser has a built in auto restore feature that returns to the last page that was open after an unexpected shut down. All I have to do is reboot the computer, restart Firefox, and I'm back where I left off.

Replies:   sejintenej
Riceeyes

Have you tried using the search function on this site?

madnige
Updated:

@14D14C

Park This! by oyster50

ETA: (clothes) dryer not hair dryer

Replies:   Vlad_Inhaler
Vlad_Inhaler

@madnige

Well done - I had totally forgotten that that particular story started out that way.

Replies:   oyster50
sejintenej

@garymrssn

Firefox browser has a built in auto restore feature that returns to the last page that was open after an unexpected shut down. All I have to do is reboot the computer, restart Firefox, and I'm back where I left off

Internet Explorer has a similar function though it may not be enabled as standard; there were instructions in the Forum years ago showing how to turn it on.
Alternatively in recent IE versions top right there are four icons; left click the star and you get the choice of Favourites and History, the latter showing what you opened today, yesterday and up to three weeks ago

oyster50

@Vlad_Inhaler

I always wondered how people come to read my stories.

Thanks for reading.

Oyster

Replies:   Vlad_Inhaler  gruntsgt
Vlad_Inhaler

@oyster50

(I'd read it already, but had forgotten it started that way when I saw this thread)

gruntsgt

@oyster50

Started reading "Cindy" in Kristens Archives and was lucky enough to stumble onto SOL and find it and the rest of your stories here.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@gruntsgt

Started reading "Cindy" in Kristens Archives and was lucky enough to stumble onto SOL and find it and the rest of your stories here.

It's nice to know that, even as the rest of ASSTR slowly fades away, Kristen's Arcives remains an enduring legacy.

Here's hoping that, if ASSTR finally folds, that Kristen's history of memorable works will somehow live on. (Maybe I should be saving them, on the chance they aren't!)

Replies:   oyster50  joyR
oyster50

@Crumbly Writer

Hoping that ASSTR doesn't fold.

I know it's popular among a certain segment here for people to look down their noses at ASSTR and the selection of postings, but many of us cut our teeth there.

Further, there's still that sort of 'Wild West' freedom about the place, stories showing up there that have no other home (that I know of) on the Internet. Sure, you might have to wade through a lot of trash, but there are some gems still showing up on the place that can't be posted here due to the restrictions, mostly on age of participants.

Hoping ASSTR comes back. If they do, I'm sending another donation.

Dominions Son

@awnlee jawking

If you lost power, your browser won't have had time to clear its history or cookies. They could be worth a look.


If he lost power, it might not have had the chance to flush the most recent history to disk.

JohnBobMead
Updated:

@oyster50


Hoping ASSTR comes back. If they do, I'm sending another donation.


As some have pointed out in their blogs today, it may take donations to get ASSTR back. They need to get their security certificate renewed, so that https is working again.

joyR

@Crumbly Writer

It's nice to know that, even as the rest of ASSTR slowly fades away, Kristen's Arcives remains an enduring legacy.


I've no idea why, when of for how long, but K's A is available here

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
blueeyedtex

I've read a couple of blogs on here in the last two days about ASSTR's disappearance.

No, they're still there. Like JohnBobMead said, their security certificate needs to be renewed. Until it is, nobody that uses Firefox can see the site. I use FF and Palemoon. With Palemoon, I'm able to visit there, and yes, they're still doing daily story updates.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@oyster50

Hoping that ASSTR doesn't fold.

I know it's popular among a certain segment here for people to look down their noses at ASSTR and the selection of postings, but many of us cut our teeth there.

Further, there's still that sort of 'Wild West' freedom about the place, stories showing up there that have no other home (that I know of) on the Internet. Sure, you might have to wade through a lot of trash, but there are some gems still showing up on the place that can't be posted here due to the restrictions, mostly on age of participants.

Don't get me wrong. I've used and posted to ASSTR for a long time, but the 'pedo' issue is a recent factor—largely resulting from SOL's getting out of the pedo market entirely—which seems to have taken ASSTR completely by surprise.

And rather than increasing their reader base, it has instead caused readers to abandon the site in droves, as more and more of their offerings are 'child endangerment' stories. As a result, many of their better authors (including myself) now avoid the site.

The result is that, fewer people are supporting the site, and since it can't accept credit card payments and won't support ads, they aren't receiving the funding to make the required changes to the site (hence the reason why author's haven't been able to access the site for so long (posting issues).

I too would like to see it come back, because the more successful independent story sites, the better it is for everyone, but since they (ASSTR) has no comprehensive plans for how they'll address any of these issues, the future looks dark for their continued survival. :(

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Crumbly Writer

@joyR

I've no idea why, when of for how long, but K's A is available here

Thanks for the link. Since 'K's A' features my stories (only 1 out of 16), I like that they won't be lost if ASSTR does fail.

Crumbly Writer

@blueeyedtex

No, they're still there. Like JohnBobMead said, their security certificate needs to be renewed. Until it is, nobody that uses Firefox can see the site. I use FF and Palemoon. With Palemoon, I'm able to visit there, and yes, they're still doing daily story updates.

Yes, stories are still being posted, but instead of multiple methods of posting, only one (direct ftp, but none by using the site's posting facilities) is available for authors. While many authors are sophisticated enough to still access the site, many promising authors are figuring 'why bother anymore'.

Note: I haven't posted there for several years, nor do I plan to anytime soon. :( Also, there are 'work arounds' for the security certificate problem. All you (readers) need to do is to authorize an exemption for the site, even on FF.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Crumbly Writer

the 'pedo' issue is a recent factor—largely resulting from SOL's getting out of the pedo market entirely—which seems to have taken ASSTR completely by surprise.

And rather than increasing their reader base, it has instead caused readers to abandon the site in droves, as more and more of their offerings are 'child endangerment' stories.


There's a major difference between SoL and ASSTR I think you've forgotten, CW.

SoL is a commercial site intended to at least fund itself, and maybe make a small profit. So they have to be careful of the laws where they are in Canada. SoL has a moderator in place. Concern for the readers.

While ASSTR started life as community service site, and is till run that way. It also operates under US law, which is different. ASSTR has no moderator and by simply posting on the news group a story will appear on ASSTR. - - In short, no concern for the readers at all, due to no one there to be concerned.

Ernest Bywater

@Crumbly Writer

While many authors are sophisticated enough to still access the site, many promising authors are figuring 'why bother anymore'.


Post via one of the news group services and the story gets placed on ASSTR.

The author managed pages are a separate issue to the general posting process. It's this author managed aspect that's not working.

Replies:   awnlee jawking
awnlee jawking

@Ernest Bywater

Post via one of the news group services and the story gets placed on ASSTR.


Are you thinking of alt.sex.stories.moderated? Stories posted there will be added to ASSTR. Except that the moderator facility is down and no submissions have been accepted for weeks.

AJ

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@awnlee jawking

Are you thinking of alt.sex.stories.moderated? Stories posted there will be added to ASSTR.


I was speaking of the ASST basic website. It scanned the messages posted at a number of the news groups and any that had the tags to show it was a story were copied into the ASSTR archives. No stories posted to ASST were moderated, none. However, if you posted a story to ASSTM (which is the moderated site) they were moderated prior to posting in the news group, but once they were posted they were also gathered for the ASSTR archives. That moderation is done at the news group, not at ASSTR.

What's down at ASSTR is the admin services and the admin managed services. If you go to the ASSTR front page and go to the home page you'll find a list of new stories posted in the last few days.

blueeyedtex

The site is now viewable on FF.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@blueeyedtex

The site is now viewable on FF.

Given the rumors about the Justice Department requesting a court order to access the names of anyone accessing the site (they never contacted the owners in the NE, but the site's administrators, restricted from revealing the court order, let them know that their site was 'compromised' without specifically listing the actual actions or dates), I'm staying well away from the site. That's especially true, given how long a police action, threatening Ernest with prosecution for actions they haven't found much evidence of, I really don't want to see how far they'll stretch what they're 'allowed' to do.

It doesn't have to be approved by the Supreme Court for it to wreck my life.

Ernest Bywater

Two point to keep in mind about ASSTR:

1. To access the site you do not need to log in, so anyone can access anonymously if they use a suitable anonymiser or vpn service. Normal access was working last week.

2. Authors with author sites on it have to log in to make changes to their site, and they can be tracked. If they don't have anything that's a legal issue they have noting to worry about. Except, the last time I checked the author log in wasn't working - that was a week ago.

Replies:   awnlee jawking
awnlee jawking

@Ernest Bywater

When ASSTR's owners had time to manage the site properly, they were very quick to stamp down on child pornography. I can't believe that the current, minimally functional even when it's up, incarnation has any appeal to perverts who want to exchange kiddie porn. And I can't believe the feds have the time and resources to monitor the low traffic on ASSTR when, allegedly, social media like Facebook and Twitter is teeming with kiddie porn.

Still, if CW wants to believe and act on rumours without assessing their credibility first, that's his right.

AJ

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