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02 January 2011 @ 05:14 pm

Okay so a few good pieces of news, then some serious business.

First of all- we have affiliated with tron_slash! The fic over there is amazing, so be sure to check it out.

Next- We finally got the Delicious together and are working diligently to include all prompts and fills. We apologize that it took so long but both mods had some RL drama with the holiday season.

Also we created a Fill post for Round One and will do it for each round. It will help make it easier to find fics and it will make it much easier to post the new fills on the Delicious.

And now for the serious business- some people have been using terms like "writefag". I'm going to leave the posts up that have used that language thus far, but any further prompts that use "drawfag" or "writefag" will need to be removed. This is a place of love and some people might find that offensive. I know no offense is meant, but it will just be better for everyone if we curb that stuff now.

Thanks guys! Keep on posting! :]
(Anonymous) on January 3rd, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
It's awesome that we have a delicious now! But...the mods might want to work on organizing it better. There's repeats in there because some are tagged with fill, while others are tagged with filled.
(Also, might I recommend a slash tag and a het tag?)
Not trying to complain, just help. :)
tkm_mod on January 3rd, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
_Filled are links to the prompts that have been filled. Sometimes people want to post another filled to a prompt that had already been filled. The _Fill tag goes straight to the filled story. We also have tags on all the prompts.
cryspeachescryspeaches on January 3rd, 2011 04:44 am (UTC)
Yay, delicious!
Thanks for all the work of organizing you guys... I do not envy you that. That said, this is much much easier. :D
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cryspeachescryspeaches on January 3rd, 2011 07:40 am (UTC)
I actually made it in about... five minutes. I took a screencap from the Japanese Tron trailer, of Clu sitting in the game viewing chair, tossed it in photoshop, and added a border and some text.

If you'd like to use it, you are of course more than welcome to do so. :)

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cryspeachescryspeaches on January 3rd, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! Go for it.

Trashquisitor Shirozora: Anderson - has a heartshirozora on January 4th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)
Thank you for addressing the usage of the terms "writefag" and "drawfag".
tkm_mod on January 4th, 2011 02:15 am (UTC)
Of course. If you seen anymore instances of it, please let me know right away and I'll remove them.
prairiestarprairiestar on January 5th, 2011 04:40 am (UTC)

Thanks for addressing this, seriously. You're doing a wonderful job with this community and your work is very much appreciated. :)
(Anonymous) on January 5th, 2011 11:57 am (UTC)
I don't see how or why its a problem. Anyone who takes offence to that... well it just doesn't make sense to be offended by that!
Regardless of my not agreeing with it, I will respect the rule from now on though, so don't worry about that.
Trashquisitor Shirozorashirozora on January 5th, 2011 12:02 pm (UTC)
"fag" is a derogatory term used to describe the LGBTQ. The idea is to not offend or make people who are LGBTQ feel unwelcome to this meme.
(Anonymous) on January 5th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
Would you or any sexual minorities actually seriously think anyone who is requesting stuff in a predominantly gay-themed kink meme has anything against LGBTQ people though? I think people are being too sensitive about something that isn't meant to be taken seriously anyway. Guess I can't expect everyone to frequent 4chan now can I?
Seriously though, I'm not trying to get the ban removed or anything, I just felt like whining because I have nothing better to do, sorry :V
Emerald Embersemerald_embers on January 5th, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC)
Just to avoid drama as best as possible, here's an explanation:

On 4chan, people expect to be offended, and if they find the site by accident they realise in about two seconds that about 99% of the content is meant to be offensive (or pornographic, or both). People on there may become somewhat desensitised to the word.

In real life, with close LGBTQ friends, people may feel comfortable reclaiming the word, in the same way one of my friends nicknames himself a chuff - a 'chav puff' - when around us. It's not a word he would use in public in general, though.

However, in an anonymous situation where people don't know each other, aren't familiar with each other, and aren't coming in expecting to be offended, it's not unrealistic for people to want a safe space where they won't see a word that is more frequently used casually to hurt than it is used casually as a term of endearment. And it isn't overreacting for people to feel hurt by its use.

There you go!
Ada: tron - how i rollmagenter on January 6th, 2011 05:53 am (UTC)
Great explanation... and thanks mods for addressing this =)
Emerald Embersemerald_embers on January 6th, 2011 08:05 am (UTC)
Cheers :).
Trashquisitor Shirozorashirozora on January 5th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
Not everyone frequents 4chan and not everyone thinks using the word is harmless fun. Also, intent is not magical; you may think nothing of it but for some it can be extremely uncomfortable or enough to stop them from participating.

This is not a gay-themed kink meme, just so you know.
Emerald Embersemerald_embers on January 5th, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
Seconding the thanks :).
Emerald Embersemerald_embers on January 5th, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC)

Nice one mod(s?)!
(Anonymous) on January 5th, 2011 02:38 pm (UTC)
*same whiny anon as above*
How do I refer to write...persons now though? Give me a good alternative.
Emerald Embersemerald_embers on January 5th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
You could call them writers ;). Or, alternatively, nonnies (as in theory most of the fills should be anonymous), or authornons/writernons.
(Anonymous) on January 6th, 2011 07:10 am (UTC)
I find the term "writeranon" to be easiest. =)

Lol, and glancing above, I was wondering what a "nonnie" was! Heh.
(Anonymous) on January 5th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
Delicious suggestion
Similar to what the first comment suggested with organization, it's fairly confusing and cumbersome to have separate tags for prompts and fills of the prompts. By the common use I've seen, it almost goes without saying that everything tagged there would be a prompt, so then you can just denote its status of unfilled or filled with subtags. That way if I see _filled, I can just click it and go to the prompt containing the fill, especially since some fills are replied separately to the original thread and not nested, and if there's multiple fills, more for me to immediately see.

For an idea of what I mean, might I suggest a look at http://www.delicious.com/sherlockmfkinkmeme/ or http://www.delicious.com/inceptionkinkmeme/ ?
tkm_mod on January 6th, 2011 06:31 am (UTC)
Re: Delicious suggestion
We were actually doing the prompt thing so we can go through later and check if things are filled or not easier once this round is closed. We were going to remove those once it's completed.
(Anonymous) on January 6th, 2011 07:08 am (UTC)
Because not everyone will see this News post (I didn't even notice it until I happened to visit the main journal, since I have all posts in the Meme entry tracked to my Email), I think it's important to post a comment to the Meme/Prompt entry itself, maybe. It could be removed later, but I know many (like me) probably haven't seen the notice, and old habits like "writefag" die hard. I understand the concern, but I'd hate to see too many great prompts removed because of it.

Thank you for putting up the Delicious! That is awesome.
(Anonymous) on January 11th, 2011 01:04 pm (UTC)
For the delicious, the tagging is a little confusing, just in that the ships, kinks/situations, etc. aren't separated into tag bundles and/or the tags themselves (like putting . before all the kinks, that kind of thing). I know archiving is a lot of work (thank you, by the way!), but changing those tags would make it look a lot cleaner and easier to navigate. :)
(Anonymous) on January 29th, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
Hi! I just want to point out that a potential wank-fest is starting out on this thread here:


I'm not suggesting that any harsh punishments need to be dolled out but maybe you guys can keep an eye out if things get worse.