Welcome to A Teaspoon And An Open Mind, an archive for Doctor Who stories of all kinds. This archive currently hosts 43439 stories and 4990 authors.
Known issue: if you try to edit a chapter, the editing interface will load, but you'll see blank author's notes and story text fields. This is probably related to the fix put into place to address posting new stories, and our engineer will be looking into it. (And note that even though you'll see that empty story box, your content is still safe on our server and has not been deleted by clicking "edit chapter.")
In the meantime, if you need to edit a chapter, please copy the text and paste it into the story box. (Or better yet, make edits in your own document and paste or upload that into the story box.)
ETA: as of 9:30pm UTC, this is fixed.
Errors posting stories
The site has been back up for a while (good) but attempting to post stories is yielding a database error (bad, obviously). We're looking into it and will update when we have more information. (ETA: as of 12:30am UTC, posting stories works again.)
Teaspoon downtime September 10 - September 12, 2020
Teaspoon will be migrating to a new server between 1pm UTC on Thursday, September 10 and 2am UTC on Saturday, September 12. (Use this site or any other converter to see UTC time in your local time zone.) During the migration, the server may be unavailable periodically, and to avoid potential data loss, we will not be approving stories until the migration is complete.
Possible Teaspoon downtime at 9pm UTC May 4, 2019
This weekend, we're upgrading our version of MySQL. While we don't anticipate any significant issues with the upgrade, please be advised that some downtime could occur.
New look for Teaspoon coming in late December!
During the weekend of December 28, we're going to switch Teaspoon's skin over to the beta skin we released earlier this year. We don't anticipate any downtime as part of this switchover, but obviously, will keep you all updated in the unlikely event something goes wrong.
What this means for you if you're still using the current "bluepurple" skin: we will be removing this skin entirely. It isn't responsive – that is, it doesn't scale smoothly from desktop monitor size down to phone screens – and we can't address lingering display issues in the beta "neospoon" skin until bluepurple is removed. That said, we have a responsive version of bluepurple ready to go! So if you prefer the current design to the new one, you'll still be able to switch to something that looks very similar to it. (It's got the same layout as neospoon, but uses bluepurple's color scheme and familiar crossed spoon/sonic screwdriver background.)
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