It's been nearly a day and a half since the last time I've sent out an update about AW. I realize in both internet time and crisis time, that's an eternity, but it's a holiday weekend in the States, with all that implies to the current situation. Jenna's reminding everyone that they are writers and should be writing, even while we're waiting for word on the databases and rebuilding. She's even handing out prompts to those who don't have their own assignments and deadlines.
The caching project continues. You can find instructions for how to help and a list of what has already been saved at the Refugee Camp.
The cached pages will disappear the next time Google and the other search engines update their index, which we expect will happen soon, so every little bit recovered now will help in the rebuilding of AW should the databases not be returned to us.
Jenna provides a more comprehensive update on her blog Hot Diggity!
On a more personal note, I'd like to say how moved I've been by the messages posted in so many places in support of AW, Jenna, and the mods. It's been very humbling and awe-inspiring to see how many people care so passionately about our little corner of the internet and how many lives have been touched by AW. See you on the boards soon.
~Lori aka Birol
Hope that helps, Kristie!
Absolute Write, Jenna Glatzer,