Alright, since we've got quite a number of new members in the community and on twitter, we've decided it's a good time to make a 101 post about the comm and its maintainers.
This post has two parts, the first part is a mini FAQ on what the comm is all about -- feel free to skip it if you're an old member :)
The second part consist of mini bio of each mod, a great chance for you to ~creep :P
PART I - FAQ
Q: What is _fcbarcelona_?
A: _fcbarcelona_is an online community for culés from all over the world to talk about anything related to FC Barcelona in a mostly fun manner.
Q: What makes _fcbarcelona_different from other FC Barcelona communites or forums?
A: All the content in this community are user-generated, which means any member can post articles, pictures, videos, live match posts, translations, scans, etc. There are moderators in this community, but their job is mainly to ~keep the peace~. As we've said earlier, this isn't a formal community where everything has to be serious. It's just football, afterall :-P
Q: Who can join?
A: Anyone with a livejournal account can join the community. If you don't have a livejournal account, go get one, it's free. After you have an account, you can join us here.
Q: What are the demographics of _fcbarcelona_?
A: We did a little demographic survey last year and from that survey we found that our members are mostly female, mostly age 13-40, and many live in the United States and Europe.
Q: What are the benefits of becoming a member?
A: We do locked posts for members, which means if you aren't one you can't see the posts. What posts? Well....now..
Q: Do you have any feature posts?
A: Yes, we do. We have live match posts every time there's a Barça and Barça B game. Aside from that we have regular posts contributed by members (TMI Tuesdays, Friday Meme, FFAF, Catalan Culture, etc).
Q: What are the rules once you become a member?
A: We have few rules but if you break them, a mod will contact you to warn you then ban you if necessary.
1. When you make posts, make sure you credit your sources (put a link at the end of your post)
2. If your post contain a long article or huge pictures or multiple videos, make sure use an LJ Cut. Leave just one picture or
video above the lj-cut.
3. Picture or video above an lj-cut must not exceed 500pixels in width.
4. If you debate or argue with someone, please be respectful. No personal insults or name-calling.
5. Racist, homophobic, sexist, and inflammatory comments or posts will be deleted and users who make such comments or
posts will be banned.
6. Tag your post.
7. If you're new to this kind of community or new to LJ, we suggest you lurk and observe a little before posting and/or
commenting just so you get the idea what our culture is like :)
PART II - MEET THE GANG
Nickname: Shan, Shannana
Other teams: Benfica enthusiast est. 2008 but if I'm being honest, I fell in love with them last year... what a roller coaster of a year. Also just starting to follow Bayern but not there yet.
Other sports: I don't have much time for other sports but occasionally I watch Formula 1 and Motor GP
Interests: I'm a huge foodie. I'll eat anything from fried bugs to duck parfait. My tastebuds just love..well...tasting food. Besides getting myself obese, I also love reading, writing, and traveling. I'm also a Pixar fanatic and healthily dream of working at Pixar 2 times a day. Ratatouille is my favourite film, I've legitimately watched it 26 times. My heroes consist of Philippe Petit, Laura Marling, Azar Nafisi, and Steve Jobs. Very boring interest, I know.
My name is Pola, I'm twenty years old and I live under Seydou Keite's bed.
My lj user name is ibuyu, but you can call me Ibanu, if you want.
You're probably impossibly curious if I'm interested in any other sports than football. Yes, of course I am. I like boxing, drinking beer on time, and falling down the stairs.
My other hobbies are: adding random people on facebook and getting blocked, banning people on lj, biting random men's thighs, eating wannabeinsicily's tortilla de patatas. Oh, and stalking Rafinha. Nbd.
I'm really nice and friendly, but don't be surprised if I start hating you all of a sudden. It's nothing personal and I'll let you know as soon as it happens!
When I grow up, I want to be a Google Translate. I'm a big fan of Dance Moms and Project Runway. I've been touched by Kanye West. My favorite food is Halva.
Web: My new official website!
Name: Sierra (pronounced see-air-uh)
Nickname: some people call me Si, most just stick to my name. feel free to give me nicknames tho, I like them!
Other teams: I sing you'll never walk alone and pazza inter amala (lfc + inter milan)
Other sports: damn I follow a lot of sports haha um the ~other football, hockey, tennis and college basketball.
Interests: languages, space, photography, music, making pretty icons, the human body, procrastinating on tumblr, watching too many movies and tv shows for my own good, making the perfect mixtape
Contact info: it's all on my flavors page :)
I'm a 22 year old student living in North Carolina for now, maybe somewhere new in a year. I've been a cule since 2008 so I guess you could say I'm still new to all of it. I'm a fairly laid back person and I'm always willing to answer questions so if you have any just shout :)
My name is Laura and my lj usename is wannabeinsicily. I'm half Basque and half Catalan, so apart from being born a culé i also have Real Sociedad DNA.
Not so long ago someone * cough * problematique * cough * made me watch a hockey match and i fell in love with the Washington Capitals, which means my life is a rollercoaster of emotions specially from 1 to 4 am in the morning.
Apart from having a weakness for football defenders and hockey goalies, one of my biggest passions are books. I also love sewing and cooking.
I like spending my summers teaching English to kids and my last group of students made the class' theme “zombies and vomit” and i thought it was way too fitting.
Hey all! I’m Alexis. I’m 20, currently living in the US, and have been a Barça fan for 11 years. You can blame Guardiola for that, like I do, though my dad blames himself for taking me to the Camp Nou that night when I was eight. I also support Athletic Club because they’re my granddad’s club and the first team I ever loved. Plus, being half Basque, I love everything they stand for.
You’ll often see me talking about Arsenal (yeah, they let a Gooner run this place, weird, right?), DC United (my local team), and Celtic (can you say ‘too many teams?’) from time to time here, or all the time if you follow me on Twitter. It’s kind of embarrassing how much I talk about football, but after playing and following the sport all my life, I guess it’s kind of normal.
I have a cat, called Cesc, who is the light of my life (future crazy cat ladies FTW). And no, he’s not named after Fàbregas. I’m also sometimes affectionately, other times not so much, known as Mama Mod because I’m constantly thinking up new things to do for this community, and always organizing everything. I love everyone and my door is always open to all of you if you have questions about anything. Football, Barça, life, whatever. Thanks for joining this community, and I sincerely hope you’re enjoying it. xoxo.
Those are the mods, we maintain the community and the twitter account but for the twitter account we've got some additional help.
Here are our additional twitter gang members:
Other sports / sports team: Liverpool FC, Inter Milan, Philadephia Union, New Orleans Saints, LSU, Washington Capitals, tennis (Delpo and Murray)
Interests: being fat, hating everyone, reading, reality tv, hating arsene wenger, eating, sleeping, video games, music
twitter: JesseBees | tumblr: jessebees.tumblr.com
Nick name: niñaaaa
Other sports team: tottenham hotspur
Things that I like but not limited to (aside from footie): good music, trips to the beach, garlic & shrimp pizza, cozy places where I can nap or read, orange lipstick, "Lady Marmalade (Moulin Rouge version)" during karaoke, dog & cat gifs, plus other varied things that make me spazz out
other sports/teams: Just football! Mexico NT forever.
interests: Art, Blythe, FC Barcelona. I can become easily obsessed.
Besides football, I spend a lot of time thinking/talking/looking/writing about
art, mostly for fun these days. It’s why I moved to NYC! The rest of my
free time and income is taken up by Blythe dolls (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blythe_(do
If you follow me on twitter you’ve probably seen a fair share of my Blythe pics.
No, really, I am a bit out of control. On most days you will find me oooing and aaaaing about plants (because of my job), thinking up of ship names (fave atm Villas Boas + Torres=Borres), and obsessing over tiny, tiny doll clothes. I’m quite enjoying getting to know all of you. I’ve had the pleasure of meet and become friends with people from this community over the summer.
It has made following this team all that much more fun.
Alright, that's all from the gang...now it's your turn..
Who the hell are you?