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03 January 2013 @ 04:22 pm

Hello dearest members, that's it now, all the Secret Santa fics have been posted. A huge thank you to all the participants for writing and requesting such awesome fics, and thank you to the readers and the commenters. I hope you enjoyed it all, I know I did ;)

Authors are now free to claim and post their fics wherever they feel fit. I encourage you all to re-post those fics here as well, mainly so I can archive them in the memories under your usernames, though it might be a while before I get as far as that oh god I am so behind. But Please wait a week or so before you post them here.

What to know who wrote what and for whom? Look under the cut.

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Some of the fics are members locked due to the rating, if you haven't joined the comm then you are missing out on some awesome fic so join now!
23 December 2012 @ 08:52 am
This is just a quick post to let you all know that the posting of the Secret Santa fics will be starting later on today. We hope to post one fic a day over the next 11 days. Participants be sure to look out for your fic and I hope you love what Santa is about to bring you.

There is some awesome fic coming up!!
29 October 2012 @ 08:36 am

Assignments have been sent!

If you have received your assignment but have not replied to the email to confirm this, please do so ASAP. If you have not received your assignment, please comment to this post and it will be sent again. Comments are screened.

Hello all, just a quick reminder that the sign ups for the Secret Santa close tomorrow at midnight GMT...or more like sometime Saturday morning GMT since I have party plans tomorrow night.

If you have any questions or concerns, leave a comment in the sign up post or PM me.
Hello dear members, we [the mods] would like to present to you and invite you to join the _starcandy Secret Santa!

sign ups open = 6th october
sign ups close = 26th october
Sign ups closed
assignments sent = 28th october assignments sent
check in date = november 30th
dropout date (with no penalties) = november 30th
deadline = december 17th
posting starts = december 23rd

Want to take part? Click the cut.

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04 September 2012 @ 11:15 pm
Hi dear members, if you please could you go have a look at the user info, the rules have been updated and changed a little. It would be good if you all could familiarize yourselves with the new ones. I have put them under this here cut for convenience, but you should all look at the user info anyway if only to see how awesome the profile page icon project is starting to look.

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Now, some of you might look at rule #5 and roll you eyes and think "this again, really?". Yes, this again, really. There are reason behind it, one of those reason is RTF format is evil and can screw up entire flists if the coding goes wrong...but mainly it's an aesthetic thing, changing the size and colour and font of your text throws off the whole look of the comm layout.

These rules are effective as of now, anything posted before this mod post will not be effected. (except for the plagiarism rule, that's always relevant)

TAGGING - continue to tag as normal, but eventually we will be getting rid of the author tags, if you meander over to the comms memories you will see why. I am in the process of putting all the fics into the memories to make it easier for you guys to find something you are looking for. If you know the author of a fic, in theory you can go to the memories and find it. Right now I am only half way thorugh 2007, bear with me, it's going to take a while.

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to let us know by dropping a comment in a mod post, in the suggestion post or pick a mod and PM them. We don't bite and are happy to help if we can.

ALSO, stay tunned for some exciting challenge news!!!!! yay!
11 August 2012 @ 05:40 pm
First and foremost I would recommend downloading semagic. It's by far the easiest and most convenient way to post to LJ and Dreamwidth. This is what the semagic posting interface looks like:

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23 July 2012 @ 03:00 pm
Hello everyone, I am jyllchan, one of the co-mods here, nice to meet you all :)

The next step of our duty is cleaning up the entries with the right tagging as we all have hoped from some time ago. We all know too that the cleaning will use a lot of time considering this community have its first post on the year of 2006, which is already 6 years. So, we need help from members. Would you like to volunteer to be a temporary moderator? 

Leave your comment here if you would like to give us a helping hand and you think you have free time 1-2 hours per day or 7-10 hours per week, more would be better, we would gladly consider you as one of the volunteers. All the comments will be screened. And because we just need 2 or 3 volunteers, please do not be offended if you are not selected.
22 July 2012 @ 08:43 pm
Here is a handy posting template for your fic headers when posting to _starcandy, it contains all the coding you need when posting a fic to this comm (and some others). All you have to do is copy the text in the box on this page and then paste it into the HTML posting option when you want to post a LJ entry.

Using it is just a suggestion, it's also fine if you don't.

Hi dear members,

If you have a suggestion for the mods, or you have a question or any concerns, please feel free to comment with them here and we mods will do our best to help.

Or if you want to talk to a mod privately we can all be reached by private message through LJ.

We can't promise to implement every suggestion made but will give consideration to anything that should arise. We are looking for ways in which to make this community run better and make it a fun place to be, but with so many people it will be hard to keep everyone happy. We will try our best, though :)

All comments to this post will be screened and will be in the strictest confidence unless the commenter wishes otherwise.
22 July 2012 @ 04:50 pm
This is the new affiliates and advertising post. If you wish to affiliate with _starcandy or you have an advertisment for a comm that you would like to post please comment here.

All advertisements must be approved by a mod before you post.
22 July 2012 @ 11:45 pm
Heyyyy~ Haizul here, one of the co-mods for this lovely comm. Nice to meet all of you! :)

To update on the most latest change, we've revamped the comm's profile page. But eh, something's wrong? Yes, its yet to be fully completed. That's why...


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Hey there everyone, I am lightly one of your new mods. Myself, jyllchan and haizul will be your new overlords, we are happy to meet you.

One of the first things we propose to do is change the layout and for that we would like some input from all of you. My amazing new co mods have created some fantastic new headers from the comm and we would like you all to choose which one we use first. If you could please take a look under the cut and then cast your decision in the poll.

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Another thing we mods would like to do is some challenges. What kinds of challenges would you guys like to see? And when abouts would you like to see them done?

And lastly do you guys have any suggestions? Anything you would like to see us do? ...just don't ask me to dance, the result is never pretty :)

ETA: Poll is now closed, thank you to everyone who participated. If you didn't get a chance to vote on the new header, don't worry, you will get a chance next time.

Please bear with me for about 15 or so minutes while I fiddle with the layout.
I just don't have the time to execute the tags plan...how i wish I did. :/

if anyone at all would like to volunteer to be maintainer or moderator here, comment. Comments will be screened.

What volunteers would need is a chunk of time and a guiding hand to get things organized either alone or with a team. After that, there's not much work to do at all. Everyone here is wonderfully behaved, so no need for a police force or anything. :P

Looking for 1 maintainer: main person in charge.
Looking for 2 moderators: keep tag system in check on posts. (This number may go up if maintainer designates people to help organize, but the 2 I'll select here will stay.)

EDIT: Leaving this up just a bit longer to make sure anyone that doesn't check here very often might see it.
Current Mood: worried
20 June 2011 @ 08:44 pm
I'm 99.8% sure I got all tags that were wanted/needed added as of right now. Take a final look here. Last chance because there will not be anymore added when this process starts!

We'll be starting 3 days from now. I'll post again then, and I strongly recommend those on the cleanup team favorite, bookmark, somehow keep, and lj track that post so you all can use it to communicate with each other in one spot without using external chat or IM programs. Use it to talk about progress and when in the calendar you decide to work so you are not going to a time where someone else has already completed tagging.

Does that make sense?

I trust you guys to talk to each other and work out who will do what, and when. Plus, I'd really rather not have to assign calendar-times to specific individuals...but if you'd rather it be done that way, let me know. :3
Current Mood: accomplished
To the volunteers from the original post: maxism12 yunho jyllchan sungmin01 asukasukisu every_journal philthebob darkqueen_25 dorkii_simba windapaoline goldintheshadow arashifan27 [guys, I was really touched at the outpouring of offers to help! You have no idea...;___;]

Are there any of you that would feel comfortable taking a permanent maintainer position here after the clean up? I'd say with the level of activity and overall good behavior here, we'd only need 2 or possibly 3 of you to stay on after just to keep an eye on things I miss.

Leave a comment here if you'd like to be on the temporary team, or permanent. ♥ Make sure you'll have the time to check up on things even after summer is over if you'd like to remain! Screened comments so only I can see what you decide. Oh, and if there's more than 2 or 3 volunteers, please don't be offended if you're not selected. Since I don't think I know any of ya'll personally, believe me, there would be no favoritism and names would be completely picked at random based on your availability. ♥!

author:a and so on will be how the author tags will go. Ratings tags will be G, PG, R, and NC-17. Lengths will be Poetry, Drabble, Oneshot, Chaptered. Media: fanvid, fanmix, pictures, gifs, fanart, video, audio, icon, screencap, wallpaper. Misc: intro post, question, request, discussion, plot bunny. and! finally mod posts, and contest.

If I overlooked or missed anything or anyone, drop a comment here too!
Current Mood: chipper
16 September 2008 @ 08:12 pm
First: I know I'm repeating myself, but Thank you!

I can't stress enough how grateful I am that so many members participated in and appreciated being a part of this contest. Either as an author, or one of the many cheering the contestants on with your comments and votes. ♥~

You guys are the awesome. Truly.

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There will be more of these in the near future, I promise you all that.

There is a certain relevant number creeping up in the member count that will bring about a surprise event. ;D
Annnnnnnnnd, the lovely holly-jolly holiday is not too far away as well. Start thinking about ribbons and bows and sugar cookies, folks. It will be fun times, for sure.
Current Mood: awake
16 September 2008 @ 04:35 pm
voting is now closed.

thank you so much to everyone that took the time to do so. ♥

Results will be posted very soon. :D
Current Mood: busy
13 September 2008 @ 09:17 pm
as expected, we've got a very close vote going on here.

keep your votes coming, i beg you~

members, boogie on down to this post right heeeeeeeere, read some great fic, and vote for your favorite~ non members? why aren't you? :o join, join and vote, vote. please!

last naggy post, I...think. Unless there's a tie situation. ^^;;
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: wow - silvermoon city bgm
10 September 2008 @ 09:58 pm


hehheh! i warned you all about me being a nag. :P

members, log in and go HERE and vote please and thank you.

if you're a lurker? go ahead and join us~ nobody bites around here, unless you want them to? i promise. (:
Current Mood: distressed