Really looking forward to this. I do have some questions though.
Are all the stories from the current MW going to be transferred over to the new site, including the old ones and even the unfinished ones?
If this is not the case, will the current MW still stay in effect?
Do current authors have to post their current stories on the new site, and will we be able to post on MW for those readers that don't want to use the new site?
Will readers have to have an account in order to access the new site in order to read?
When will we be contacted about our new passwords?
Thank you for all the hard work you have done to make this new and exciting site for us!
Almost all the stories/books, chapters, reviews, and members will be transferred. Anything added after our latest MW > SSW database update will be missing. Yes, completed and unfinished books/stories will be included. The really OLD stories are not transferred; however, MW will stay online.
MidnightWhispers.net will remain in effect until March of 2022. We want to give everyone plenty of time to adjust to the new website. It's going to be an easy and fun website, so don't be concerned about that.
We strongly urge authors to maintain their books/chapters on the new SSW.media site; that's where the readers and reviews will most likely be active. You can post your work on both the MW and SSW site if you desire.
And don't underestimate the powerful profile abilities and social networking opportunities we'll be providing for you. New, wonderful friends will be waiting for you on SSW. Your interest can expand beyond just fanfiction, too.
If you have a member's account on Whispers, you will automatically have an account on SSW. However, your old MW passwords will not work.
Each new member will need to use the SSW Contact Us feature and express a desire for a temporary password which will be provided to you manually. We have to use your email address on MW to identify you. We will not do a mass mailing to all members on record. If not sure what that email was, we can try other ways to identify you. We don't want to be flagged as spam. Instructions will be included showing you how to enter a private password once you are logged in. The new private password will have to be at least a medium strength password for our software to accept it for internet security reasons. Hackers can determine easy passwords in seconds and destroy your account, and wreck havoc on the website. We will have very strong security. However, good strong passwords help this a great deal. Make sure your midnightwhispers.net email address is up-to-date!
Do not create a new account on SSW.media if you already have one on Whispers.
This is just the beginning; SSW.media will constantly grow and provide more for our members and audience. This is just the beginning of a revolutionary website serving both fanfiction and social media at one inclusive location.
Oh, people can read stories without logging in. They need to login to give reviews and comments to reviews with our new threading feature.
~bob, tech support