I think that I understand most of the Wiki formatting stuff now, and I'm about to start working on site-wide templates and guides. Holvard pointed out some things that really helped me get up to speed quickly.
I think that I'll be able to start migrating stories sometime during this coming week. I have over 1200+, so I'm certainly not going to transfer them all. However, I will upload a .txt file or folder of .txt files for every story - once I've converted them - to rar or zip file at a free sharing site. (The archive of .html files is currently over 1 gigabyte, so it's way too large to leave in that format.)
There are some files that are basically blank, because Chyoo creates a blank redirect page when someone makes an option that jumps to a different thread in a story. Stuff like that and naming issues (all-lowercase folder names and such) can't be automated, so people will have to do that by hand as they read stories or create their own archive formats.
We'll also be putting up new content there that isn't traditional to Chyoo - or even most other sites. RPG-like text games, roleplaying-focused (like PBEM or PBP) stories, and arc stories (which is like "choose your own chapter") are some of the thoughts I've had.
Anyone can create an account at the editthis site and thereby read what's already up. Anyone who has put up good stories on Chyoo or who requests access and is approved by a "bureaucrat" or "admin" will be given "author" status and can start creating stories and/or copying them over from elsewhere.
Torg currently has Mod status, and Holvard has Bureaucrat status.
After I started backing up stories, I noticed that several started to disappear - some by the authors' choices, and others without apparent explanation.
If you want to back up stories from Chyoo, I recommend the following steps:
1) Open the story map
2) Use the Firefox add-on https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir...n/multi-links/
to bookmark all of the links on the page
3) Open your Firefox Bookmark Library, open the folder containing that story's links, hit ctrl+a (select all), then ctrl+c (copy)
4) Open Notepad.exe or your Mac/Linux equivalent to create a .txt file
5) Use ctr+v (paste), and the URLs (starting with http://)
of the story's bookmarks should all be pasted into the file
6) Save the file with the story's title, author, and the date you made the file, like: KnockedUpNotions-pervold-Jan2-2013.txt
7) Add https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...n/downthemall/
8) Set up your DownthemAll file-saving preferences - It's a good idea to include the directory paths in the renaming mask/auto-namer
9) Open the DownThemAll manager (the easiest way is to use the toolbar button - Get it by right-clicking your location bar area and choosing "Customize")
10) Right-click the manager and choose "Advanced", then "Import from file"
11) Select the .txt file you made
12) Use DownThemAll to download all of the links to a folder with the site and story's name - such as Chyoo-KnockedUpNotions
Doing all of that will give you a bunch of semi-organized copies of every page of the story that can be accessed from the story map. When your OS indexes it, you can then use a search function to find what you're looking for, or open the file locally and copy the text or file path to somewhere else to build your own story map.
You can use the same process to download recently added/updated threads from Chyoo. Go to Chyoo's main page, click "advanced search", don't enter any text (or just look for a particular pseudonym/author or story) or change anything except for selecting "show results as threads", then hit "search". You'll get a list of links that were recently created/modified and the date when each was last operated on. You can treat those search pages just like story map pages in order to save the content.