Weird question but how do you guys look for fics? I feel like it'd be easier if you guys split up jobs. Like, having one person search ao3, one for tumblr, one for ff.nt, one for wattpad, etc.. Idk just wonderin
Well, usually what happens is the admins go online whenever they’re able and look through the ask box. Usually once a day someone posts “not found” fics for the day, and then whoever is online checks if they know any fics in the ask box. Sometimes we know it just by looking at the ask, but if we don’t, we have to go searching for it.
The easiest, by far, way to search for fics is to try searching our own blog for keywords if it sounds vaugely familiar, OR googling it. Usually just the right keywords will bring it up.
The only time we search specific sites is if we really can’t find it or an ask says it was on tumblr or ao3 etc…
Some admins are around more often and see asks more often, some admins are better at finding fics than others, some admins focus on making masterlists etc…
But we leave lost fics in the ask box for at least 5 days to give as many admins as possible a chance at trying to find the lost fic :)
Edit: tl;dr google searches all the sites at once, its just easier and faster to search google lol