We are aware that spam reviews have been left on a number of stories. Unfortunately, the spam prevention steps we have in place will stop bots, but won't stop real people from signing up just to leave spam reviews.

What we have done is enable the option that lets authors delete named reviews (you've always been able to delete anonymous reviews). However, if you do spot an account leaving spam reviews, please mail either Temaris or myself with a link to the account's bio (i.e. the one with their user number in the address bar). That way we can lock the account to prevent it from being used again and we can delete any other reviews that they've left.

Thank you.
Posted by: Alyse on 30 Oct 2015 9:30 pm(35 Comments)
SGA Santa
SGA Santa 2013 is now live. Visit the sign up page for more information.
Posted by: alyse on 23 Sep 2013 7:01 pm(35 Comments)
Website problems cleared
Alyse identified the hacked file last night and fixed it. You should be able to use your Android or other mobile devices to access the site as normal.

We are looking into ways to prevent a repeat in future.
Posted by: Temaris on 14 Mar 2012 1:09 pm(54 Comments)
Redirected mobile users
ETA 14/3/2012: The problem has no been resolved -- please see next news item.

Original news item:

We are aware of a problem that seems to have begun early this morning (GMT) where people trying to reach the site with their Android devices -- tablets and smartphones -- are being redirected to a Russian porn site.

We are both currently in our respective workplaces, and will look into it properly as soon as we can tonight.

In the meantime, if you are able to switch your 'user agent' in your browser from mobile or custom to 'desktop' this appears to prevent the redirect from occurring. To do this you will need to go into the browser and then into the settings.
Posted by: Temaris on 13 Mar 2012 4:53 pm(47 Comments)
Avast, mateys!
It be International Talks Like a Pirate Day, so hoist those mainsails and break out the grog, ye scurvy dogs!
Posted by: Alyse on 19 Sep 2011 8:14 pm(65 Comments)
SGA Santa open for business
The SGA Santa is open to all genres and pairings, whether that be gen, het, slash, threesomes and moresomes, bitextual or omnisexual. While it's based around an LJ community, it's also open to those without an LJ account.

The information for signing up with an LJ account and about the ficathon is here.

The non-LJ sign up post is here.
Posted by: Alyse on 26 Sep 2010 10:51 am(22 Comments)
Spammity spam
Anon reviews are still off but we've had a couple of accounts set up specifically to leave signed reviews. We've locked them, deleted the reviews and will take further action when I'm back at a PC, but if you receive a signed spam review please forward the notification mail to one of the archivists. Using the report function doesn't give us a working URL for the review but forwarding the notification will and we'll delete the review and prevent the spammer accessing the account again.

Thank you.
Posted by: Alyse on 24 May 2010 12:06 pm(25 Comments)
Spam Reviews
Many of you have already noticed that Wraithbait is getting deluged by spam reviews. Captcha is on, and not trapping them, which tells us that probably it's people as well as bots. We have therefore temporarily turned off anonymous reviews.

You can delete your anonymous spam 'reviews' by going into your affected stories and clicking on Delete. We would very much appreciate if you could do that rather than asking us to delete them for you-- unfortunately e-fiction does not allow us to easily bulk delete reviews, there is always a chance we will catch a genuine review.

It's a hassle for all of us-- we're doing what we can to sort things out for those who need help removing spam and if you can help us out on clearing it from your own stories that would be tremendously helpful.

Posted by: Temaris on 04 May 2010 8:39 am(23 Comments)
Captcha Codes
Good news -- our webhosts have fixed the Captcha problem, and any processes needing Captcha (reviews, joining the site, using 'contact') should now be working again.

Posted by: Temaris on 14 Mar 2010 11:35 pm(31 Comments)
Captcha Codes
Non-members of the site may find that the usual Captcha code that you input to prove you're a real human being and not a spambot is not working. The pictures aren't displaying and so you can't post your review, join the site as a new member or use the 'Contact' function.

We are investigating this, and will update you as soon as we know more. In the meantime, if you have an account already, you may want to log in to leave reviews.

Posted by: Temaris on 14 Mar 2010 9:05 pm(24 Comments)
We've added Kate Heightmeyer, Richard Woolsey and Acastus Kolya as characters, and Mitchell/Sheppard and Sheppard/Woolsey, Woolsey/Other, Kolya/Other, Kolya/Sheppard and Kolya/McKay as pairings within the slash category, and Woolsey/Other and Kolya/Other in the Ship category. These can now be used in any story. Where possible, we've changed relevant stories to have the correct tags, but please do check as we've been going by the summaries, and if the pairing was not indicated there, we didn't edit the pairing. If you want to edit your story to include the new character names or pairings, you can do so from 'account info', 'Manage Stories', and 'Edit'.

Have fun!
Posted by: Temaris on 28 Jan 2010 11:54 pm(24 Comments)
E-Mail Problems
It's come to our attention that since the site went down there are problems with admins receiving e-mail sent via the site, including notifications of stories added to the submission queue. We've flagged the issue up to our web host, but in the meantime if you do need to contact us, please use temaris at this vague place I've heard of called gmail with a possible com after. Please put 'Wraithbait' somewhere in the subject line so that it doesn't get spamtrapped.

Thank you.
Posted by: Alyse on 17 Jun 2009 7:07 pm(26 Comments)
Welcome Back
As you can see the site is back up -- we're sorry about the downtime, which was due to a serverside problem, requiring the action of our webhost, who fixed it as soon as they could. We're talking to them to identify ways to ensure this doesn't happen again!

Posted by: Temaris on 04 Jun 2009 1:30 pm(29 Comments)
New! Updates on Twitter
We now have a Twitter feed for Wraithbait:, if you have a twitter account and are desperate for WB updates :)
Posted by: Temaris on 23 May 2009 5:26 pm(35 Comments)
Quick post
To the member who just contacted me about not being able to log in to her account: your email bounced my reply back, so if you could let me another email address at which I could contact you, I've found your info. :) Thanks!
Posted by: Aithine on 18 Apr 2009 4:26 am(28 Comments)
A Hiatus
But definitely not a cancellation! While Claire, Alyse and I are away at the Pegasus 4 SGA convention this weekend we will (probably!) not be validating stories, but enjoying the er ... scenery.

Normal service will resume sometime after the haze clears -- probably the middle of next week. In the meantime, try not to break anything ;-)

Posted by: Temaris on 22 Jan 2009 11:18 pm(27 Comments)
Help File Updated
Added some information to the help page about how to arrange for the renaming or deletion of your account.
Posted by: Alyse on 14 Sep 2008 10:25 pm(35 Comments)
Repost - Adding additional characters to the archive
It's been a while since we mentioned it, and I've had a recent query, so here's a refresher. I'm also going to put it in the help file for future reference. My apologies for the oversight - I thought it was in there already but could only find it in the news archive. So if there's now two copies, you know it's because of me ::g::


New pairing categories are added if there are a certain number of stories in the archive containing that pairing - at the moment, it's around 10 but changes depending on how big the archive gets. In addition, pairing categories are only added if one (in the case of Character/other) or both (Character A/Character B) characters are included in the list of characters on the site.

A new character is added to the list if they meet the following criteria:

--The character is in several episodes (as in, at least five) of Stargate: Atlantis, where they make some kind of significant contribution, rather than just being the same face in the background or with the occasional line.

--The character must have both a first and last name in canon. (An exception was made in the case of Major Lorne, because he has been in several episodes of Stargate: SG1 as well as SGA, and has made significant contributions, despite never being given a first name in canon. Yet. We're waiting ::g::)

--The character must have had a number of stories submitted to the archive that feature him or her in a significant role.

I hope that explains the process. As usual, if you have any questions about this or anything else to do with the archive, please don't hesitate to contact the archivists. :)
Posted by: Alyse on 08 Sep 2008 7:59 pm(33 Comments)
I saw what you did thar
Dear Person using Comcast from the Bay Area:

There is a rule against flaming. This rule is enforced, even if you flame anonymously. Not that you will see this message, as I've just banned your IP address.

If you do manage to log on with another IP address and try to flame again, I'll simply ban that one too.

Dear Everyone Else:

Ceiling cat is watching you.
Posted by: Alyse on 24 May 2008 6:46 pm(38 Comments)
A Gentle Reminder About the No Character Bashing Rule
Rule number seven of the archive reads thus:

No character bashing stories. Character bashing includes, but is not limited to, making characters look bad because you think that they are a threat to your OTP or your favourite character; making characters look bad because you think it makes your favourite character look good in comparison; characters acting severely out of character - plotting murder, committing rape, beating the hell out of people - for no good reason that is explained in the story when there is no indication in canon that they would behave in such a way. Please note that this does not mean that we don't accept dark stories, but if your canon character reads as though they are cackling wildly and swirling a black mustache, or weeps, wails and has a streak of yellow ten foot wide while someone else saves the day, you've probably crossed the line into character bashing.

I'm putting it here because we've had a very small run of character-bashing stories lately, but a run nonetheless, and it therefore seemed time to remind everyone that it is not something this archive can accept.

Given the above, if you are going to post a story where you feel you need to warn the audience that you are bashing a character, you are breaking the archive rules. Please don't do it. :)

Edited to Add: We are not planning on removing any stories already in the archive--if they are here, it's because we've already gone over them and found them compliant with the archive rules. This was a reminder for anyone considering posting a new story.

Posted by: Leah on 09 Feb 2008 5:27 am(40 Comments)