|Name:||Audiofic Archive, AA, AfA, the Archive, Audiofic|
|Archivist:||jinjurly (initially - current host and admin is squidgiepdx)|
|Click here for related articles on Fanlore.|
The Audiofic Archive, a multifandom podfic archive, was created and maintained by general_jinjur (also known as jinjurly). The Archive was created in 2006, specifically to host a diverse plethora of podfic and had a specific mission statement to uplift smaller fandoms and all creators. It moved to its current domain in 2008 and rose in popularity around 2011 and 2012. In 2013, the Archive claimed to host at least 10,206 podfic, and by 2016 there was over 25,000.
In 2016, the Archive suffered a server corruption that led to a huge file loss. For some years the Archive was still available, but many audio files were missing and no new podfics were added. However, several developments have occurred. The Archive has been rehosted at squidge.org and squidgiepdx gained admin access during 2021. Software was located at the end of 2021 that identified all Archive entries with missing files and in early 2022 squidgiepdx recruited several other fans to help restore the Archive. The 5,082 missing files are being relocated through a crowdsourced project with a public spreadsheet. For details on the project and to assist locating the last missing files, see the SquidgeStatus page on Dreamwidth. The Archive is also once again taking submissions for additional podfics to be added, and all restored and new entries now have a streaming link in addition to download links.
Restoration progress to date (end of March 2022):
missing files: 5,080 located files: 3,840 (75.6%) resolved/restored files: 2,493 (49% of full archive restored, 64.9% of located files restored)
The mission of the audiofic archive is two-fold: to mirror and preserve podfic files on the behalf of and with the permission and full knowledge of the file creators; and to provide stable access to those files in downloadable form.-"audiofic archive mission and values statements"
[...]Content in the audiofic archive is not vetted, rated, or picked over. No fandoms, pairings, or genres are excluded, and the archive continually and actively solicits audio readings of fanfiction in any fandom, and supports the further creation of such.
The front page of the archive states that "Everything in this archive is posted with creator permission." (The creator in this case is the podficcer.) All archive entries include links to the original story text and feedback links for both author and reader.
Unlike with Paraka Productions, only the archivists were able upload podfics, so permission to upload was sought in a few ways. First, according to jinjurly, Audiofic Archive maintainers actively solicited permission to host podfic in any fandom and of any length or story type.[Note 1] Another major source of podfic for the archive is the amplificathon community, which is run by the archivists; podficcers from many fandoms post there to get archive hosting. Podficcers could also contact the archive directly to get their files hosted. Finally, several challenges including ITPE, usually modded by archivists, formerly relied on the archive for their hosting.
However, the relationship between the Amplificathon community and the Audiofic Archive is not always clear to non-archivists. At least two podficcers who had podfic posted to the Amplificathon community, but didn't use the archive itself, were unaware of what the Audiofic Archive was or that posting podfic to Amplificathon granted the archive permission to host their files.[Note 2] Amplificathon's community profile does state that "all podfic posted to this community will be added to the audiofic archive", but the language of the Amplificathon challenge FAQ is somewhat vague about where the podfic would be archived and has caused confusion. Thus, the implication on the archive's mission statement page that all podfics were uploaded "with the permission and full knowledge of the file creators" is not correct.
Despite the communication failures, the Archive's policy doesn't seem to have been a source of conflict, and most podficcers do not appear to have been confused by it. Podficcers always had the option to request that their works be removed later, though this option is not explicitly stated. Poor communication did become a major complaint within the community after the 2016 server failures, but with the current rehosting and restoration, improved communication is occurring and there has been wide fan involvement in locating missing files.
All files are available in .mp3 and .zip files for accessibility purposes, but may also be available in additional formats.
A few filks and fan songs are also included, and three podvids: Keylines by Cupidsbow, What A Difference A Year Makes by erica schall, and busaikko's podvid for bitter-crimson's The Epic Tale of Rodney & John, Two Girl Scout Cookies in Love.
In 2008 the Amplificathon challenge was set up to increase the diversity of podfics available on the archive. At that time, the three most represented fandoms on the Archive were Supernatural, Stargate Atlantis, and Due South.
The distribution of fandoms has changed since 2008, though as of 2015 no fandom had managed to displace Supernatural.
At the 2012 challenge, the most popular fandoms on the Archive were Supernatural, Stargate Atlantis, and Merlin. In a Pod Aware 2012 podcast, it was pointed out that Bandom RPF would have beat Merlin had each band not been counted separately.
In February 2013, the most popular fandoms were Supernatural (with 2059 podfics), Stargate Atlantis (1523), Supernatural RPF (756), Harry Potter (653), Merlin (633), and My Chemical Romance (535).
In 2014, the Audio Snippers Club did a comprehensive Podfic Stats comparison between Ao3 and the Audiofic Archive. For some reason, these numbers do not match up with Paraka's 2014 stats from four months earlier, and are, as a whole, smaller by a statistically significant amount.
In October 2015, according to Paraka, the top ten most prolific fandoms were, in descending order: Supernatural, Stargate Atlantis, Harry Potter, Sherlock, Teen Wolf, Supernatural RPF, Merlin, The Avengers, My Chemical Romance, and Due South.[Note 3] This list includes fandoms that did not exist when the Archive was started, though the fandoms in the 2015 list have remained relatively stable since at least March 2014.[Note 4]
[@twwings on Twitter, Feb 27, 2015]
of the 88 fics 7:30:00-10:00:00hrs on the audiofic archive, 1 has femslash in it, as a fourth pairing
[@twwings on Twitter, Feb 27, 2015]
of the 179 podfics 4:00:00-5:00:00 in the audiofic archive, 2 have femslash, as 1st pairings http://www.audiofic.jinjurly.com/no-one-thinks-about-eternity http://www.audiofic.jinjurly.com/gabrielles-destiny
In a 2014 Pod Aware podcast, jinjurly described the circumstances surrounding the creation of the Archive. At the time, podfics were usually uploaded to free file hosts like YouSendIt where links would expire quickly. Jinjurly had webspace available, so they started hosting files for other fans as "a way I can actually be useful to fandom." About the archive itself, they said it was "the direct result of a conflict I had with another fan" who had very strong opinions about how podfic should and should not be made. The other fan told Jinjurly that she wanted to start a curated podfic archive that would only accept what she considered the best; in a move Jinjurly admits was "super passive aggressive," they rushed to build the Audiofic Archive while the other fan was out of town.
On its mission statement page, the Audiofic Archive states that all podfic is welcome and "that diversity of source, voice, language, and point of view make our experience richer." In a 2012 interview with Andrea Horbinski as part of the Fan Fiction Oral History Project, Jinjurly expanded:
That diversity is--that's what I want the world to be, that's what I want fandom to be. And so that's what I want the archive to be. I want it to include as many things as possible and I want to not curate. I don't want to pass judgement on anything. [...] I want to say, "Hey look, we're big and we're all different and isn't it cool that we're this giant tapestry that you're too close to see it, but I'm sure there's a picture somehow." [...] The fact that I approach this fairly politically and that I definitely have an agenda there--I mean, the agenda is sort of, broadly stated, is that every voice be valued and that everyone's contribution be valued.
The Archive originated in March 2006 as a set of mirrored podfic files kept in a webfolder. The first podfic hosted was Rageprufrock's recording of her Stargate Atlantis story #435, The Atlantis Local Stitch'n'Bitch Chapter. Other SGA stories followed, read by Jaebi_lit and Hack_benjamin22.
In early June 2007, a second page was added to cover Due South and C6D fandoms. The first reader archived outside of Stargate Atlantis was Slidellra. In July, a third page was added, for non-Due South-related fandoms.
Hard limits in the category capacity of Wordpress crippled site performance within only a few months, and the site collapsed in early April 2008. The breakdown was brought about by the first week of the Amplificathon challenge, a content drive for the Archive with an aim of increasing diversity in fandom offerings. A series of temporary fixes were put into place, merging some categories and converting others into tags, but the site remained slow, and maintenance-oriented repairs could not keep pace with site growth.
In July 2008, Dodificus became the first archive volunteer, helping to clean up archive entries as part of the run-up to the new platform. Other volunteers are Aphelant, Countess7, Pennyplainknits, and Winkingstar.
The threat of imminent site collapse prompted a move to Drupal software on September 5, 2008. At that time, the Archive was moved to its own subdomain, http://audiofic.jinjurly.com. The archivists' work then focused on strengthening the category structure to support growth and enhance usability.
During Amplificathon 2011, the archive's upload function was severely incapacitated and was not fixed until Amplificathon 2012. Because all podfic posted to the Amplificathon community on LiveJournal is uploaded by mods to the archive, the backlog of non-archived podfics increased to over 1000.[Note 5]
2012 Malware Attack
Issues started to pop up as early as February 10, 2012:
Jinjurly finally responded to questions regarding site issues on February 15, but the site stayed up for 6 more days:
2016 Server Failure (And Aftermath)
On April 11, 2016, during Amplificathon 2016, the Archive went offline for scheduled maintenance as it moved to a new server, but the Archive stayed down for more than two and a half months.
in april, we were moving to a new dedicated server, which we thought would take us offline very briefly (minutes). as you may have guessed, that isn't how it went down. in the process of moving, the data was mishandled, corrupted, and in some cases, destroyed. that's why we have backups! however, there was also an undetected failure in the backup process, so we are missing some files. I wish I could be more precise about which and how many, but I haven't had time to really dig yet. We will be restoring from backup in the next few days, and then going through to see what's either missing or not connected properly to the archive interface. At that point, we will be reaching out to restore whatever is missing, and we'll be temporarily unpublishing the archive entries that don't connect to files. They will be back up once they are connected.-general_jinjur in Amplificathon
The site remained down for almost two more months.
Site Return and Paraka Conflict
On June 29, 2016, the site came back online. Jinjurly posted another update on the status of the Archive in the Amplificathon comm, explaining that most of the backups weren't yet connected, but the site had been offline too long. They then apologized for the long wait and asked, "do you have a bunch of podfic saved locally? would you like to help our archivists out? give us a holler to let us know what you have, and we will gratefully take copies off your hands - if you have things we also have as queued backup files, there's no harm in having two copies, and if you have something we're missing, then - hooray!"
In response, kitsuneheart commented, offering a Dropbox with 300gb of space. Jinjurly replied, accepting their proposal, and also asking them to lead a crowd sourced files project.
Paraka also replied to Jinjurly's post, stating if people hosted on Paraka Productions, the process would be a lot faster since she could shift them server-to-server. However, she also mentioned that she was having trouble with her volunteer access, and asked why she couldn't log in. There was no response.
On July 1, the next day, Paraka attempted to contact Archive volunteers multiple times, this time on Twitter, regarding helping with backups. She received response from @aphelant (an Archive volunteer), and started researching what was missing. At this point, many people were reporting that their links were all producing error messages.
On July 4, Paraka's roommate @johnmelmoth2 created a script to check the entries on the archive and see whether the link works or not. Initial reaction to this news included excitement and concern from other podfic fans.
Later that day, Paraka revealed her findings; namely that 83% (around 20,000) of the links currently on the Archive were 404ing. In a long thread on her Twitter, she asked the Archive volunteers for clarification and explanation, since all information about the issue made it seem like it wasn't that big of a deal, and yet they were asking for volunteers without specifying scope or giving information on what needed to be done (or how to do it).
The @audioficarchive twitter replied to the thread asking once again for patience as they sorted everything out. Paraka replied to their response, explaining that Archive volunteers explicitly asked for crowd-sourced work and she was trying to determine what they needed from her and other crowd-sourced volunteers, whether they were supposed to just wait for the backups to restore, or be more active, and what exactly they were supposed to do in that regard.
On July 5 (the next day), Jinjurly responded on their own twitter. To summarize, Jinjurly was frustrated because, in their opinion:
- Paraka did not wait for response from the maintainers before running her script
- Paraka was "spreading panic", and "brewed a massive tempest" on a holiday when everyone was busy and couldn't immediate respond
- no one had asked people for crowd-sourced files
- the general tone of the thread was accusatory
Jinjurly went on to explain that the backups were not yet restored, and this (along with files that have been deleted over the years for various other reasons) was the cause for the great number of 404s currently on the site.[Note 6]
While Jinjurly received a few tweets in support of their perspective on the situation, other fans—including anatsuno and aphelant—replied to defend Paraka. They pointed out it was entirely normal for anyone to investigate the situation on their own, considering the long time period of site inactivity and confusion over the situation after only a few short updates, and with everyone's links 404ing.
Paraka herself responded, explaining her process for gathering the 404 links and attempts for accurate numbers. She also explained that she believed the language of Jinjurly's recent post was calling for crowd sourcing, especially with their response to kitsuneheart, and her frustration with the vagueness and contradictions of the situation. She ended, however, with acknowledging that regardless of intent, her script and information was not appreciated, and finally asking what she can do to help, offering her knowledge of technical IT work, and issuing a public apology on her twitter. Jinjurly acknowledged her apology and offer for help.
Last Official Word and Jinjurly Silence
Later that day, akamine_chan posted a third update in Amplificathon addressing the concerns over panic, and once again reiterating that the loss was not that large and, while time-consuming, the back-up process would proceed smoothly and as fast as possible. This was the last real official update on the state of the Archive.
On July 6, Jinjurly replied "coming soon!" to @EosRose's tweet asking for a list of their missing files However, jinjurly would not publicly tweet, post, comment, or otherwise explicitly mention the Archive again for the rest of the year.
The @audioficarchive twitter periodically boosted a post asking for volunteers over the next few months, with their last tweet on December 15, 2016. On December 30, 2016, the Archive community volunteer wrangler effectively resigned, which is likely the reason for the lack of continued volunteer efforts (or any other updates).
Paraka's 2016-2017 Crowd-Sourcing Effort
With the site back online, new podfics continued to be uploaded, but much of the Archive's back catalog was still unavailable until December 2016, when Paraka started a crowdsourcing project to get at least all the podfics also hosted on parakaproductions back up. While many fans were eager to help with the restoration, some were reticent to give their files back to the Archive in light of the revealed instability.
Other fan uncertainty aside, Paraka and her team were actually incredibly productive, and managed to find and reupload 14,000 of the 20,000 missing podfic. Unfortunately, on February 24, 2017, they ran into a server space issue.
This is an unofficial update on the state of the Audiofic Archive.-paraka in Amplificathon
As some of you may know, back in December I started organizing a crowd sourcing of the missing back catalogue of the archive. We recovered almost 14,000 the approximately 20,000 files missing, leaving just over 6,000 to go.
However on February 3 while trying to upload podfics, I got an error saying that the server was out of space. I hoped that would be a temporary error, but thus far it has not been resolved. I've contacted the head of the Archive asking for help as they are the only ones able to contact the webhosting the company to get this straightened out but have not heard back (I'm sure many of you have been reading between the lines but the archivists have been working on their own to restore the archive without any guidance from the archive owner. We haven't had any news since [the public update July 5th]). This means we're unable to add any files to the Archive, whether they're new podfics or from the backlog of missing ones.Thank you to everyone who helped get those 14K files back up, I'll follow up if anything changes in the future.
Jinjurly replied to this post, in their first public response about the issue since July 6, 2016, with "It is a temporary error, and I'm working on it." The server continues to be frozen in March 2019.
In December 2016's Auralphonic Episode 025: Topicless, podficcers Jenepod, Dodificus, and Paraka discussed the continuing relevance of the archive to podfic fandom, the effect of the archive going down ("devastating," said Paraka), and the importance of keeping multiple copies. The auralphonic + ep025 Pinboard contained a link to a Podfic List of files that had been lost in the crash.
The last podfic was uploaded to the Archive in February 2017. Works can still be downloaded, but there has been no statement about the Archive's future beyond Paraka's unofficial statement in February 2017 regarding server space. In June 2017, the last update on their post about server space, paraka added "I just checked the server and we're still out of space. /o\"
In April 2018, jinjurly replied to a comment on Twitter that mentioned the archive with "…guess i should repair it >.>", but otherwise the archive remained in stasis, with no other official or unofficial word.
In January 2022, squidgiepdx posted an update on the status of the archive, which included the information that the archive had been hosted by squidge.org for several years, and that the site was now active again, with new archivists. squidgiepdx and mific were trying to crowdsource missing files, and the results of Paraka's crowdsourcing efforts would also be used. Podficcers could now submit their works again to be added to the archive.
On the "browse recent posts" page, a number of new podfic posts have been added since January 2022.
Reactions & Reviews
General Prestige and Popularity
[anon on fail-fandomanon, Oct 23, 2014]
do people even realize the audiofic archive is literally run by one person with some helpers and I don't know how much data they host but it being audiofiles it's going to be much more than AO3's 50 gigs. No, you don't need an army.
Confusion About Amplificathon
[anon 1 on fail-fandomanon, May 27, 2014]
Does anyone have any recommendations for podfic archives? AO3 is kind of awkward for that sort of thing, and I already use http://www.audiofic.jinjurly.com. I would be especially interested in places with lots of podfic for book, movie, and live action TV fandoms. Is there anywhere else I should be looking?
[anon on fail-fandomanon, Feb 21, 2015]
Mediafire and Dropbox seem to be the most frequent free sites used that don't suck. Sendspace is OK too. Submit it to the audiofic archive so there will eventually be a more permanent link that you can put up, so you don't have to worry about re-upping to the free sites.
[anon on fail-fandomanon, Feb 15, 2013]
I'm also frustrated by the lack of story synopses. I remember this being frustrating in podbangs past, too. (And on the audiofic archive overall, while I'm whining about it).The whole process of downloading and getting onto the player is already "labor-intensive" enough, without requiring extra click-throughs to every story to find out what the heck they're ABOUT.
[anon on fail-fandomanon, Jul 15, 2014]
Unfortunately the audiofic archive is not very easy to search by reader+fandom or reader+author or length or anything
[@audioficarchive on Twitter, Jul 17, 2014]
hey @podfic any thoughts on recommended standards for tagging files? and ways to encourage tagging?
Public vs Private Collaborative Fanwork Posting Debate
[anon 1 on fail-fandomanon, Jun 26, 2013]
Yeah, I'm an RPF writer who locks most of there stuff (I have one gen story not locked), and I've had a 'blanket permission' statement on my work, that I've just amended to include locking anything related to a locked fic. I've had someone podfic one of my stories without advance permission, and post it to Ao3 unlocked. I asked them to lock it to Ao3, which they did, but can't lock it on the podfic archive they're using. It puts me in a tough spot because I don't want to appear ungrateful, but I also don't want the people I'm writing about (or fucking Gawker media) to find my fic either.
Pre-2016 Technical Issues
(In February 2012, a malware attack crippled the site for nearly a month.)
[@ParakaPodfic on Twitter, Jan 26, 2014]
Wow, this is what I see when I go to the @audioficarchive
[image of site error codes and red warning box]
Reactions to 2016 File Loss
Early Reactions (Pre-Reveal of Loss)
Reactions to Initial Reveal of File Loss
[@tenoko1 on Twitter, May 14, 2016]
@audioficarchive @jinjurly Is the #podfic archived down for good?
[anon on fail-fandomanon, May 27, 2016]
I know wouldn't be half so irritated with the Temp take down of the Audiofic Archive if my external hard drive didn't crap out on me (twice), but seriously when is it going to be back up???
And did it have to get shut down on the tail end of the amplification?
Archive Returns; Podfic Doesn't
[@Hananobira on Twitter, June 30, 2016]
Audiofic Archive archivists, it looks like 90% of my stuff is 404ing. Would it be easier for someone to train me how to fix it all myself?
(See Site Return and Paraka Conflict for more detail.)
Loss of Faith in Audiofic Archive
[anon 1 on fail-fandomanon, Sept 27, 2017]
When will the Audiofic Archive start updating again? It's been more than a year! I liked having all fannish podfic organized in one place. :(
[anon on fail-fandomanon, Nov 27, 2017]
Real talk, because for all their talk, the AO3 was meant to house only fic. Otherwise the collaspe of Audiofic archive and Photobucket wouldn't have hit so many fans so hard.
I actually think I got a comment from kitsune asking about my files--and as I was saying before, I get really depressed every time I get a comment that says 'your file is broken, where is it?'--and so I think I was polite, and I just said 'look, I don't trust the Audiofic Archive anymore with my stuff, y'know, I'd rather not.' [...] Where I'm at at the moment is I don't want any more of my stuff going on the Archive. I don't trust it. It's got nothing to do with the archivists, it's got nothing to do with kitsune, like, you and her and all of the rest of the archivists are doing the best you can with what you have but for me? Sylv[Note 7] has been on my side since the start of this, like, she's the person I whinge to about, y'know, all my losses and everything, and she has actually bought herself a lifetime FileFactory account, and she sent me a spreadsheet with all the files she's put in there [...] she has uploaded pages and pages of my stuff that she had, it was really overwhelming. That stuff is safe now, she's looking after it.-Dodificus on Auralphonic Episode 025: Topicless, December 2017
Backups and Speculation
[merlinpodfic on Tumblr, May 3, 2018]
As you might have noticed, many links for the audiofic archive are broken, - either completely, or temporarily - every now and then.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that’ll change anytime soon.
[...] We highly recommend bulk downloading anything that might interest or even seem like it might interest you in the future.If the archive disappears (again), there is a 99% chance @momotastic27 will be able to help you out with files for any of the podfics she’s recommended on this blog (which is in all likelihood all of the archive podfics you’ll find here anyway).
[kitsuneheart posted in amplificathon, Feb 24, 2017]
I don't fully understand what happened with Jinjurly's site, but it looks like there were not enough backups. One got corrupted in the website transfer, and another...I dunno. We were told back in July that the main backup was in hand and the archive would be back to normal over the weekend, but that never happened. Did Jinjurly lie about that backup's existence? Was it also bad? Did it get lost? Did she (and I am being serious here) die on us? I've been keeping a backup of all the current Jinjurly files on my laptop and that external drive, just in case this were all to happen again, but, at this point...I don't think that another corrupt file system is what's going to kill the archive.
There's been no communication with archive higher-ups since July. And, when I said I was being serious about Jinjurly maybe passing, I was being 100% serious. For all intents and purposes, she's...gone. No longer with us. I hope that she's just moved on in her interests, is too busy with life, but we just don't know.
The Jinurly.com domain expires in September. If nothing has changed by mid-August, I'll bring this up with other main archive people (Paraka most definitely) on how to proceed. I think someone in the podfic community needs to buy it up, but what to do with it, how to proceed...I dunno. A redirect? A clone of the original site? A whole new home for podficcers? I just don't know. [...]I adore Paraka so much for what she has done in hosting podfics. She has accomplished far, FAR more than I did on the archive recovery, and she's still trying. But, if you are a creator or a lover of a work, keep your own backups. Don't upload to Paraka and then delete from your own computer. Keep your creations close. Hope that you never had to use those backups again, but be prepared to, if the time comes.
[@ParakaPodfic on Twitter, Sept 7, 2018]
I bet the redirection of the AA you were seeing was bc another website (squidge) was supposed to take over hosting the archive, but I don't think they ever did it properly?
Jinjurly's Most Recent Response
- transcript of a general_jinjur interview by an MLS student about the site's history (December 6, 2008)
- Fan Fiction Oral History Project with Jinjurly
- Audio Snipper's Club Podfic Stats
- Paraka's March 2014 Stats
- Paraka's June 2014 Stats
- Paraka's October 2015 Stats
- Auralphonic 025: Topicless from Auralphonic
- List of Missing/Corrupted Podfic
Notes & References
- In a 2014 Pod Aware podcast, jinjurly mentioned around minute 19 that before the amplificathon community was set up, the archivists had to actively solicit a lot of the podfic that was on the archive. Day 1: The History of Podfic, Archived version, posted to pod_aware, 9 November 2014.
- In the December 2016 episode of Auralphonic, jenepod said that she had been unaware that the archive hosted files rather than just being a site that collected links in one place. (Checking the archive in 2019 revealed that several podfics with her name on them were uploaded to the archive between 2011 and 2016. Although jenepod did not post to amplificathon, she participated in group podfics and challenges that relied on the archive for their hosting. jenepod, Archived version)
- Paraka, October 1, 2015 tweet of the top 30 fandoms. Total count of podfics for the top ten fandoms: Supernatural (1973), Stargate Atlantis (1308), Harry Potter (747), Sherlock (741), Teen Wolf (728), Supernatural RPF (727), Merlin (705), The Avengers (688), My Chemical Romance (465), and Due South (432).
- As of March 2014, the top ten most prolific fandoms were, in descending order: Supernatural (with 1923 podfics), Stargate Atlantis (1375), Supernatural RPF (680), Merlin (633), Harry Potter (625), The Avengers (572), My Chemical Romance (564), Teen Wolf (561), Sherlock (538), and Due South (407). paraka, 4 March 2014 Tweet, containing a chart of the top 15. For some fandoms the totals have decreased over the past few years because archivists have been combining entries: podbook versions were previously posted separately from the mp3s, and special-effects or music versions had been posted separately from non-music and non-effects versions. It should also be noted that these numbers do not match up with Audio Snipper Club numbers from the same year.
- The not archived tag at Amplificathon was at 1001 uses on 3 March 2012. According to pennyplainknits and dodificus' Pod Aware 2012 podcast, there were over 5000 to archive at one point. Pod aware podcast: Everything you always wanted to know about the Audio Archive. Posted November 2011.
- When Paraka eventually did their crowdsourced campaign in December 2016-February 2017, the number of missing files was still stated to be around 20,000. It is shown to be fairly accurate given the later Google Doc
- Possible mishearing; if you have transcript clarification that would be lovely
- audiofic archive mission and values statements (and archived link). Accessed March 2019. Archived June 20, 2018.
- See Jinjurly's Revision as of 22:40, September 29, 2008, which added this information to the Fanlore page.
- See the Amplificathon profile, which states that "all podfic posted to this community will be added to the audiofic archive."
- See talk page for one case.
- amplificathon - Community Profile, Archived version, accessed 3 April 2019.
- Amplificathon 2016 FAQ. Posted March 5, 2016. Accessed March 2019
- the amplificathon podfic challenge faq (2008 challenge): amplificathon, Archived version. Comment by temaris posted 1 April 2008. Accessed 3 April 2019.
- audiofic archive mission and values statements, Archived version. Accessed 7 April 2019.
- Works tagged "format podvid" at the Audiofic Archive. (Accessed 11 November 2014)
- jinjurly. Feb 17, 2013 Twitter post. (Accessed 24 February 2013)
- Auralphonic 025: Topicless on Ao3. Posted December 12, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- podmod. figuring point values for fandoms/pairings (2008 challenge), posted to LiveJournal 23 March 2008.
- See amplificathon 2012: fandom/pairing points.
- Day 2 - Podfic Fandom. Posted November 2011. Accessed March 2019.
- audiofic browse by fandom list, Accessed February 2013.
- Podfic Stats 2: Top 15 Podfic Fandoms across AO3 and the Audiofic Archive by works, reads, and attention. Posted November 2014. Accessed March 2019.
- so, I just did my semi-regular look at the podfic stats.... Tweeted June 2014. Accessed March 2019.
- of the 97 podfics.... Posted February 2015. Accessed March 2019.
- of the 88 fics.... Posted February 2015. Accessed March 2019.
- of the 204 podfics.... Posted February 2015. Accessed March 2019.
- of the 179 podfics.... Posted February 2015. Accessed March 2019.
- Pod Aware podcast with Paraka, anatsuno, and Jinjurly. Day 1: The History of Podfic, posted to livejournal 10 November 2014.
- audiofic archive mission and values statements, archived, accessed 1 November 2015.
- Original mirror location: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~allisonl/stitchnbitch/
- Original url: http://jinjurly.com/audio.htm
- "Internet Archive file of site from March 16, 2007". Archived from the original on 2007-03-16. Retrieved September 30, 2008.
- Original url: http://jinjurly.com/audiomisc.htm
- "Livejournal comment thread about page creation". Retrieved September 30, 2008.
- Cybel. More Archive Woes, posted to Amplificathon 18 February 2012. (Accessed 3 March 2012.)
- jinjurly. audiofic archive update, posted to Amplificathon 18 March 2012. (Accessed 20 March 2012)
- anyone know what's up with audiofic.jinjurly.com?. Tweeted Feb 10, 2012. Accessed March 2019.
- @jinjurly bb, I'm sure you're sick of being asked this, but.... Tweeted Feb 15, 2012. Accessed March 2019.
- what happend to the audiofic site?. Tweeted Feb 18, 2012. Accessed March 2019.
- @jinjurly @flockofwords Can you give another update on jinjurly audio-fic site?. Tweeted Feb 21, 2012. Accessed March 2019.
- apologies, audiofic archive will be down until march 1. Tweeted Feb 21, 2012. Accessed March 2019.
- OMG THE ARCHIVE IS BACK (sort of). dearest archivists, all your uploaded zips are currently missing - will be restoring from backup asap. Tweeted March 5, 2012. Accessed March, 2019.
- podmod.Audiofic Archive is down for maintenance, posted to Amplificathon Apr. 11th, 2016
- general jinjur. audiofic archive update, posted to Amplificathon, May. 4th, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- not entirely back, but sort of?. Posted June 29, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- @audioficarchive Hey, am I not on the list of active volunteers? I just tried connecting to the ftp site and couldn't? Tweeted July 1, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- Is there a list of what's missing on the @audioficarchive?... Tweeted July 1, 2016 at 8:11pm. Accessed March 2019.
- Wow my awesome roommate @johnmelmoth2 created a script... Tweeted July 4, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- Shit guys, the @audioficarchive situation does not look good... Tweeted July 4, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- kitsuneheart offered to gather a few to speed them along, *after* I asked everyone to be patient. Tweeted July 4, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- what are you talking about? please be patient as we stabilize things and restore backups. Tweeted July 4, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- or, if all those tweets were meant to truly be questions, getting a reply before posting a bunch of weird supposition. Tweeted July 5, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- because backups have not been applied. now she is spreading panic, ignoring the request for patience given 1 day prior to holiday weekend. Tweeted July 5, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- I get that. I think she brewed a massive tempest up which, if she’d paused or asked, would have been easily cleared up. Tweeted July 5, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- haven’t asked anyone to crowdsource. I did say that folks are welcome to send files if they like - something I was asked… Tweeted July 5, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- I am horrified by the tone, actually. particularly equating “just asking a question” with a long .@ stream. Tweeted July 5, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- yeah - I get that. I have real issues w someone essentially issuing an accusatory statement, without..asking? Tweeted July 5, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- … this whole thing about us helping by ULing some podfics. it was normal for use to wonder *which* & try to determine that, no? Tweeted July 5, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- Look I'm just saying, you can't ask ppl to patiently wait for an automated solution *and* ask ppl to start crowd sourcing a manual solution. Tweeted July 5, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- For the record, I the numbers I have do not include broken fic links, they were only zip files to podfic. @audioficarchive Tweeted July 5, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- what was this script meant to accomplish? I posted that we are working on restoring backups - the script verified that? Tweeted July 5, 2016. Accessed March 2016. Note: for some reason, these replies threaded backwards. Read from the bottom up.
- That said, I am sorry if my panic spread to others. I know the podfic fandom has been through a lot and I hate that I sometimes add to it. Tweeted July 5, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- An update! Posted July 5, 2016. Accessed March 2019.]
- coming soon! Tweeted July 5, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- We're looking for a few good volunteers. More info here: http://amplificathon.dreamwidth.org/2943213.html Tweeted December 15, 2016. Archived March 2019.
- A tiny update. Posted December 30, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- paraka. Audiofic Archive: Crowd Sourcing Options, posted to Amplificathon Dec. 6th, 2016.
- (no subject). susan_voight on dreamwidth/amplificathon says "I was feeling paranoid and wanted to have files only under my control. Thanks!" Posted Dec 7, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- State of the Audiofic Archive, archived link. Posted/Updated Feb - Jun 2017. Link accessed/archived March 26, 2019.
- (no subject). Posted February 25, 2017. Accessed March 2019.
- Auralphonic link 2016-12-16
- Jinjurly Audio Archive, Archived version, dreamwidth post by squidgestatus, 16 January 2022. Accessed 20 January 2022.
- Y'know, I think I liked it better when.... Tweeted January 4, 2012. Accessed March 2019.
- Re: Unpopular Opinions, archived link. Posted December 9, 2013. Accessed/Archived March 2019.
- Five minutes on the wider internet.... Tweeted March 7, 2014. Accessed March 2019.
- Day 2593: I still appreciate.... Tweeted March 2014. Accessed March 25, 2019.
- jinjurly's audiofic archive should be.... Tweeted August 10, 2014. Accessed March 2019.
- 39d1a2a1. Re: General OTW thread. Posted October 23, 2014. Accessed March 2019.
- 5i. Re: Ask Meme. Posted May 27, 2014. Accessed March 2019.
- Re: Is the blurb on the AO3 Frontpage misleading?. Posted March 31, 2013. Accessed March 2019.
- Would be neat of Ao3.... Tweeted November 24, 2014. Accessed March 2019.
- 74b. Re: Lazy ao3 podcast question. Posted February 21, 2015. Accessed March 2019.
- I love approx. 8000 things about the audiofic archive.... Posted December 6, 2011. Accessed March 2019.
- I really don't like how things from the audioficarchive... Posted April 3, 2012. Accessed March 2019.
- Re: Podfic recs!. Posted February 15, 2013. Accessed March 2019.
- 4e1. Re: Fic recs - podfics. Posted July 15, 2014. Accessed March 2019.
- hey @podfic any thoughts on recommended standards for tagging files?. Posted July 2014. Accessed March 2019.
- @podfic @greedydancer @cryingonsundays @audioficarchive I ALWAYS feel sort of sad.... Tweeted July 2014. Accessed March 2019.
- @podfic @greedydancer @cryingonsundays @audioficarchive ...who it's by.... Tweeted July 2014. Accessed March 2019.
- @podfic @greedydancer @cryingonsundays @audioficarchive ...to download posts is a pain.... Tweeted July 2014. Accessed March 2019.
- I'm having no luck finding it via AO3/google.... Tweeted October 14, 2014. Accessed March 2019.
- Anyone have a favorite podfic source.... Tweeted June 16, 2015. Accessed March 2019.
- Re: Well. That Was Fast. Non-Con Podfic Is Here!. Posted June 26, 2013. Accessed March 2019.
- What? Why is the audiofic archive down?. Tweeted September 1, 2010. Accessed March 2019.
- With the Audiofic archive hacked, I am forced to listen.... Tweeted Feb 27, 2012. Accessed March 2019.
- is it just me or is the search on the Audiofic Archive botched?. Tweeted August 1, 2012. Accessed March 2019.
- Is the audiofic archive down?. Tweeted January 5, 2013. Accessed March 2019.
- So, the audiofic archive? Is it refusing to load for anyone else?. Tweeted January 2013. Accessed March 2019.
- jinjurly @aphelant and other Audiofic Archive folk: Anyone else having trouble?. Tweeted July 9, 2013. Accessed March 2019.
- @aethelingas Wow, this is what I see when I go to the @audioficarchive. Tweeted January 26, 2014. Accessed March 2019.
- Well, I was going to try to attempt to archive podfic.... Tweeted Jan 28, 2014. Accessed March 2019.
- The audiofic archive is down for maintenance! Come back soon! Tweeted April 28, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- @audioficarchive please be back soon I'm in desperate need :-). Tweeted April 29, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- sort of dying without jinjurly's audiofic archive :(. Tweeted May 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- 1st began to panic when I saw juice817 posting old podfic on A03... Tweeted May 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- @audioficarchive Hey, so is the website still under maintenance or.... Tweeted May 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- @audioficarchive @jinjurly Is the #podfic archived down for good? Tweeted May 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- 13m. Re: Random Venting. Posted May 27, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- one day, one day soon, the audiofic archive will be back up again. crosses everything. Tweeted June 5, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- I am excited for when the audiofic archive is up again... Tweeted June 15, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- Podficcers: the Audiofic Archive is back up again, but... Tweeted June 29, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- Audiofic Archive archivists, it looks like 90% of my stuff is 404ing... Tweeted on June 30, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- it sounds like stuff is still being restored but. idk. Tweeted July 1, 2016. Accessed March 2019.
- (no subject) There's no way I have all of my podfics though I know... Posted Dec 8, 2016. Accessed April, 2019.
- Re: Podfic. Posted July 27, 2017. Accessed March 2019.
- Re: Fandom Venting Posted September 27, 2017. Accessed March, 2019.
- Re: AO3/OTW -- User tag control vs. tagging accuracy Posted November 27, 2017
- wait idk if i can dl it, it might be audiofic archive only, WHELP, LET'S ROLL THE DICE. Tweeted February 12, 2018. Accessed April 2019.
- It appears that the podfic of Freedom was one of the many podfics lost in the audiofic archive crash which is a travesty... Tweeted January 3, 2019. Accessed March 2019.
- Concerning the Audiofic Archive Posted May 3, 2018. Accessed March 2019.
- On the Archive, protecting your files, and fandom Posted Feburary 24, 2017. Accessed March 2019.
- Archive down again. Posted February 4, 2018. Accessed April 2019.
-  Posted October 16, 2018. Accessed March 2019.
- I bet the redirection of the AA you were seeing was bc another website (squidge) was supposed to take over hosting the archive... Tweeted September 7, 2018. Accessed April 2019.
- New fandom friends takling about how iconic the audiofic archive is, nbd @jinjurly. Posted April 18, 2018. Accessed March 2019.