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09 September 2009 @ 12:32 pm
[mod post] Suggestion Post  
Do you have any questions or concerns about the community? Any suggestions on how we can better run it? Ideas for things that we could impliment? Maybe you want to know why we do something the way that we do? Or just an opinion you want us to consider? This is the post to leave it in! We run this community for you, and we would like to know the things our members find do or don't work for it, and how you feel we could improve our running of the place.

We can't say that we'd be able to do all, or even any of the suggestions that may come up, but we will definitely consider and discuss any that may arise! We're always trying to think of ways that we can improve, but please bear in mind that this is a huge community designed to be a place for anyone and everyone to come to, post in, read from, and share their fanworks, and as always with large communities, there is no way to please everyone.

But first and foremost, we cannot better ourselves, this community, and the way we run it unless our members tell us what it is they want to see (or not see)! And this is where you come in. So if you have anything you want to say to the mods, to suggest or to know; if there's a question you would like us to answer, or just something you think that we could add to the comm, please comment to this post! If we can't see what you think about something, we can't do anything about it :(

All comments will be screened and kept confidential!
And because posts get easily overtaken here, the link to this one can be found in the link list on the community main page, along with links to every other important post you may need! :)
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luminous beingtaylormercury on November 10th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
If you read through some of the previous comments I and other mods have made about this issue on the first page, and indeed my comments to the user right above you, you would see our explanations concerning the tagging issue.

Essentially, LJ gives you a limit of the number of tags you use (its something like 1000, I think, I forget) and with all the author tags, and then considering SJ itself consists of 13 members (plus 2) that alone is a massive amount of pairings, before you bring in ot3s/ot4s/bandfic, or pairingless and character-centric fics. After a year or so of tagging, we reached the limit LJ gave us.

We currently have a solution to this that we are working on implenting, which is essentially all of the author tags will be moved to the memories (which first need to be cleaned up, as we began archiving with those and abandoned it when LJ implented tags) and then we will begin the massive task of tagging all the 2+ years worth of fic. It will take a long time, but we have a solution for this.

A second comm would not work, because it's a lot easier to keep everything in one community. If we began splitting fics between two comms just because of tagging, then people would never remember which comm the fics had been posted at that they were looking for, and it would only create more work, and more confusion, in the process, not less.

Suggestions are welcome, but we are doing are best to re-organise a massive comm, with a massive amount of fics from five years worth of however many hundreds of members we've had posting, so it won't be quickly ^^;
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luminous beingtaylormercury on November 10th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
It's not a problem, please don't feel stupid! But with such a long going and well known issue as the tags, there are going to have been other people before who have asked about it too XD; There might even be a link in the user info that directs people to a post about the tagging situation.

But we appreciate all comments and suggestions, and I hope our reasons are enough for you to understand how we came to our decisions, and that we really did weigh up suggestions like yours before deciding our route!

We're here to help and answer questions when we can, it's no problem :)