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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 28th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
We have had other members suggest these things before, but neither of these are things we're considering adding to our tagging/archiving system. We ruled out these idea of these because, firstly, people don't always rate properly, and before we even introduced the full header rule, which requires a rating, a lot of people didn't even bother to rate correctly, or had mad made up ratings, or didn't rate at all. We would have years of posts before our rating rule was brought in, and we can't go back to all those entries from years ago and ask for people to rate them correctly, and we don't have the time or the desire to read through those fics to figure out a rating for ourselves, it would just be completely impossible to properly implement :/

It's a similar issue with genre, we certainly don't require a genre to be mentioned with each post, so how can we even include a tag for fics that don't have that information? And for us the tag decisions came down to which tags people use the most, which are: author, pairing/ot3, and character. If you're in the mood to read, say, a ShiHae fic, you'd only have to click the ShiHae tag and, as we do require everyone to include a full header, it isn't that difficult for people to look through and see the rating/genre's for themselves as they scroll through the fics.

So it's not something that would even be feasible, I'm afraid! But thank you for your suggestion, it's good to know what people are looking to have on the comm ^^
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luminous beingtaylormercury on November 29th, 2010 10:39 am (UTC)
Whilst you and some others might think it practical, as I explained, I hope you can see how it would not be at all practical for us to impliment. How can we tag fics from 5 years ago that don't contain the proper ratings, or fics that don't include a genre? Most people don't put the genre in the header, but from the summary or notes it's pretty easy as you scroll through to see if it's going to be fluff, smut, AU, angst, etc. As we are a community that is 5 years old, with rules that are not always followed, it would be impossible to start tagging something new that most people don't do, or don't do correctly, in their posts ^^