April 11, 2013
Hello L-word.com Members and Visitors!
L-word.com has been online for a looong time. We were actually online before the show even began! The show has been off the air now since March 8, 2009 – 4 years ago. It’s very hard to believe, yet we continue to stay online with a very large following because of our amazing fanfic writers and readers.
For some time, we’ve been wanting to “freshen up” L-word.com. The freshening, however, would not be as “simple” as updating the look. We also need to completely switch the technology the site is built on. The fanfic archive was built a long time ago. In fact, have a look at our Site History - a reflection of how we came to be.
In addition to giving the site a new look and new technology, we’re also going to spread our wings and welcome additional fandoms to the site. All lesbian themed TV shows, web series, and movies will be welcomed and invited at L-word.com.
How will we do this? First, the L word fanfic archive will be separate from the “Femslash” archive. We will be moving the stories to the new software which you can see in use at www.Fanfic.me. This software has far more features than the old software. And the L word stories will be in their own archive.
The Femslash archive will be home to all the other fandoms. We’ll be expanding our news section and moving our forum over to new software, too.
L-word.com is not part of any big gay media group. We are one publisher (Jacky) and one techno-dude (Chad). YOUR feedback is critical to us. In fact, we don’t even know what the new “look” is going to be yet. We’re counting on feedback from all of you to help guide us as to where this is all going – and how it’s going to look.
You’ll see big changes coming to the forum immediately. We’ll be deleting some ancient forums and threads. We’ve also opened a new discussion forum to talk about the changes. We’ll be giving you previews there and asking for your input.
Please offer your support, constructive criticism, and suggestions. This site has been home to many woman for many years, and we want it to be the most comfortable, easy to use, secure site it can be. Just last summer, I attended the wedding of two wonderful women I met on this site. I know of at least 4 marriages that have come from women meeting on L-word.com! Let’s keep the site thriving – you never know who you’re going to meet around here.
Thank you all for all your support the past 9+ years. May we have 90 more!