Welcome to _rankmyjournal! We're glad that you chose to look us over. Just for you, here's a little bitty rundown of us and what we're trying to do here.
In this community, the emphasis will be on the layout. It is one of the most important things about your LJ and you should take care with it. It says a lot about you. Important with this is the fact that it shouldn't clash, should be easy on the eyes, and provoke thought. There should also be some effort shown and overrides should be used. They're there for you to use them, so do. Next come the entries themselves. They should be more than just telling how your day is. If we read them and yawn and can't stand to read more than one, then you're not getting a good grade. If, on the other hand, we're forced to read many of your entries because they are of interest and could be interesting to the casual observer, you'll get a good score. If your journal is friends only, you should put us as friends or at least unlock some entries for us to read. If there are no entries to grade, then there is no good grade. After both of these and minorly affecting your overall grade would be your user info and
icons. Info must be there and not bore the hell out of us, as should the icons.
The scale we're using is the A-F scale with a special one U, which is unrateable. Basically if we can't be objective when looking at your journal, OR it's really really badly done, we won't even attempt to grade.
In order to join this community as a posting member, you have to have ranked a C+ or higher. People whose journals have ranked an A+ may be given the opportunity to begin ranking journals at a later date. Notice the word "may" however. This is not a guaranteed and it really depends on our mood at the time. Oh, and please note this. When we say "posting" member, we mean only those members will be allowed to comment on ratings. And no, you do not get to make new entries or rate journals. So unless you've been made a posting member, any commenting on ratings of journals other than your own will earn you an immediate banning from the community. Thanks.
Folks who have received an A
Folks who have received a B
Folks who have received a C
Folks who have received a D
Folks who have received an F
Folks whose journals were Unratable