As should be really, really obvious, the Symposium has undergone a major overhaul. Hopefully, this new design should prove both aesthetic and functional. As with any undertaking of this magnitude, some slip-ups are bound to occur. Please let me know if you find any broken links, messed up pages, or other snafus.
Some of you know that in the Great Trickster Fall of 2003, one of the things I permanently lost (entirely through my own carelessness) was the program for the Symposium message board. Given the choice between leaving the Symposium down until I could find a replacement/alternative and putting it up without one, I chose to put the site back up sans message board, with the intention of working something out this summer.
Well, clearly summer has come and gone, and I don't have a replacement, so we're going with alternative. With a fair amount of reluctance and a full awareness of all the possible objections, I've set up a live journal community. It's maybe not the best solution, but it's the best for right now given certainly realities of my own life and programming skills (or, rather, the lack thereof).
So: I hereby announce the creation of ffsymposium, a community for the discussion of columns posted at the Fanfic Symposium.
Here's how this will work: as columns are posted, I will announce them to the community and include a link to the general board at the bottom of the column. That post can then be used for discussion, as anyone with or without an account can reply to the post.
Any community member is also free to initiate a thread on an older column not announced, or if the announcement is way back somewhere.
Anyone without an LJ account who wishes to initiate a thread may send their comments to the Symposium mail account to be posted. Please be sure to indicate a name or pseud I should include with your comments.