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05 January 2013 @ 04:38 pm
Tagging is now open and we mods would very much appreciate it if all members would tag their own posts. The tagging is pretty straight forward, fics will mainly be tagged by pairing, but here are the tags explained.

bandcest - fics where everyone gets in on the fun
fanart - pictures
fanvid - videos
ot3 - trios
♦ot3: other - for those times where it's suju/suju/nonsuju
♦generally, tags will be created for anything suju/smtown member
pairing - used for two members in close quarters (friendship, romance, pwp, etc)
♦4+ - any fic that has four or more members in close quarters (friendship, romance, pwp, etc)
subject - single member centric (can also be used for fic examining band dynamics)
♦pairing: various - to be used with 5+ pairings in one fic
with - fic contains another band in a prominent role
♦please include this tag for fics with suju/nonsuju

Tagging is set up so that only the author of a post (and the mods and maintainers) can add tags. If you need a new tag created, ask one of the mods and we will make it for you, but bare in mind that tag space is limited and new pairing tags will only be made for pairings with more than one fic. Otherwise use the Suju member/other tag. If you add the wrong tags you will not be able to fix it, for whatever strange reason LJ won't let you. So if you make a mistake just grab a mod and we will remove any wrong tags.


If you are new to LJ or are unfamiliar with the actual process of tagging, under the cut is an illustrated how to guide.


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If you have any comments or questions please don't hesitate to ask one of the mods. Pick a mod and PM them, or comment in a mod post of the suggestion post.
 
 
02 January 2013 @ 03:30 pm
Hello dear members,

This is just to let you know that you are now able to tag your own posts and we mods would be very grateful if you would do that. Technically the tagging was opened yesterday, but LJ is/was down for me so I couldn't tell you. LJ is still a bit spotty for me as I am apparently one of the ISPs blocked, so if this post goes through it will be a miracle :)

There will be a proper how to tag post, but that is going to have to wait until LJ stops being a dick.
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There is a fundraising project underway, for the victims of the monsoon and tropical storm affecting the Phillippines. In order to help in any way, we're encouraging (and hoping) for anyone who is interested to participate and help raise money. Anyone and everyone, writers or readers or both! For more information, please check out this post over at sonyeoncheonji for more information, and to help raise some money!
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Hey there everyone! So, we mods are still working on back tagging all the entries of the comm and happily we are just about half done, yay. Not so happily we still have a lot more to do, so this is a call out for volunteers to once again help with all the back tagging. If you are interested in helping out then please comment here to let me know. It doesn't matter if you can only commit a little time to it, any help will be much, much appreciated.

Thank you to the awesome, awesome people who have already helped us out you were awesome and did an awesome thing. If any of you are still interested in tagging and you missed the check in post at miraclestaff, let me know.
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16 June 2012 @ 02:26 am
It has been two months since we from miracle______ started the Kangin's Return Project to celebrate Kangin's return from the army ^^ This project/contest has a timespan of three months, so that means there is only one month left to participate/finish!

Ending date: 15th of July 2012

We hope to see more entries soon, good luck!
 
 
 
16 March 2012 @ 12:41 pm
LJ is screwy.

After looking into the problem of the entry page I have found that it is something wrong with LJ itself. There are several users over in the LJ support requests who are having the same issue.

ETA: Apparently this issue is only happening to users and communities with an underscore before their names (like _starcandy) or after (like miracle______) You can still post to the comm and for some of you viewing the comm in your own journal will help, though that won't work for everyone.
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01 March 2012 @ 02:51 pm
If you are online right now, if you are looking at miracle______ right now...then this message is for you.

I am about to start messing with the layout, so if things look a little hinky for the next IDK 15-30 minutes DON'T PANIC!! it will all be sorted soon. This post will likely self destruct once the new layout is in place, but still feel free to comment and say hi if you're around right now :)


ETA: Ok, new layout is in place, we would very much like your opinion.


Also, may I direct you all once again to the suggestion post, if you have any comments, questions or concerns, or if there is anything you would like to see in the community please drop us a line
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22 February 2012 @ 11:33 pm
Please do not change the default text settings of your post. What looks great in your journal doesn't look so good on the friends list on someone else's journal.

Most of the time the problem of the default text being overridden is caused by people using the rich text format posting option. It's highly recommended that you don't use the rich text posting option (because it's evil.) Bad coding on a RTF post can result in broken layouts and a lot of people getting cranky.

In place of using the RTF option I would recommended downloading a LJ client, there is a list of them here.

Otherwise, here is a handy posting template containing all the coding you need for your post. Just copy and paste the text in this box into the HTML posting option, enter your own text, insert the link to your fic where indicated and you are good to go.





If you are unsure about anything ask the mods before posting. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, pick a mod and PM them or drop us a line in the suggestion post
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19 February 2012 @ 05:38 pm
(New) Advertisement Master

Please post your advertisements here!

Remember to include any community info you want posted. If you're posting a graphic, please make sure it isn't so big that it breaks layouts. You don't have to include the html for your ad but it's the best way to ensure everything looks the way you want it to, also it's easer on us and that is always awesome.

Ads that are deemed irrelevant to the interests of this community, profane, or otherwise unacceptable will be deleted.


Advertisements will be posted on the 1st (by sujulovenl) and 15th (by lightly) of every month. If you have a time sensitive fic challenge then permission may be given for you to post the ad when you need to, as long as you ok it with the mods first. (note that in the case of time sensitive challenges, they do need to be either predominately Suju related or multifandom.)
 
 
16 February 2012 @ 07:11 pm
Thanks to everyone who applied to help us all with the modding! There were a lot of really great ideas, and a lot of real enthusiasm which was really good to see! It was a hard choice, but in the wake of hoyah stepping down, and hyperballad focusing more on the tagging, we feel that we've picked three excellent new mods to help us out around here!

So I'd like to bring your attention to the three new members of our team:

thundersquall, lightly & sujulovenl!

We're really excited to have them on board, and we're hoping to clean up things a bit around here now, and start talking about any new challenges/exchanges/etc that we can start up from here!

So let's all welcome our new mods and look forward to the future! :D
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30 November 2011 @ 11:37 pm


Sign-ups last until November 30!
All are welcome to participate—join now!



This year, Miracle is happy to support sujuexchange's in lieu of our own in-comm event. Please sign up!
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02 September 2011 @ 01:27 pm
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In an effort to overcome a minor problem with private tags, this entry will be held to make all tags available. Please ignore it.
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25 August 2011 @ 01:24 am
Hi Members! Long time no see, from your friendly neighborhood mods. We've been talking about reviving the comm, so over the next week you may see several posts from us.

We figured the best place to start was with a bit of Spring Cleaning (yes, we realize it is August, but go along with it) and we need your help.

Our tagging system, as you know, has been indefinitely suspended. The transition from memories to tags was crazy and a task that turned out to be too big for the people working on it (ourselves included - sorry!) to handle. So~ We've decided to simplify the system.

From now on, only pairings and type will be tagged (type: fanvid, fanfic, fanart, etc). LJ has a feature that allows you to search the community by author, so author tags are unnecessary. And ratings are too subjective, so we don't want to deal with the headache. But pairings - well pairings are essential.

Fortunately, a large chunk of the pairings are already tagged. But we have the last couple of years to catch up on!

So if you're interested in helping go through our tags from the last couple of years, please reply with a comment! Quite a few people have expressed interest - we're hoping you're still interested. ^^

This may be a very serious commitment, so we understand if you want some time to think about it. The deadline to comment is August 28th. We will contact you personally to discuss in more detail what we would like you to do. But please only comment if you really think you have time during the next month or so.

Thank you! Please look forward to more posts about much more exciting things to come!
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22 August 2011 @ 11:00 am
Thanks to coyotecolored, who agreed to write this for us. She is much better at words than we are.

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This post is about plagiarism.

Please read it carefully.


Plagiarism is the act of taking someone else's work (writing, art, or even research) and passing it off as your own. Whether it is unthinking or deliberate, it is still WRONG. Don't lie about creating something that you didn't create.

If you read a story and you like it SO much that you want to write a similar story, or a story that draws on elements of the first, you MUST credit the original. It's even better when your source is a fanfic if you can get the original author's written permission. Respect your sources and say "hey, I really liked your fic, do you mind if I use some similar ideas in mine?" Then, if they say yes, put a link to the original or the original author in your author's note.

DON'T take their fic, replace some names with the names of your Super Junior pairing of the day, and then post it to Miracle. That is not "influenced by" another fic, that is copying another fic directly.

DON'T take their fic, read it sentence by sentence, and then rewrite each sentence to say essentially the same thing in different words. That is not "influenced by" another fic, that is copying another fic directly. It may not get you caught for your school research papers, but it WILL NOT FLY here.

There are almost 8000 members at miracle______, and more who visit occasionally. There are members who come from every other fandom you can imagine, and probably a few you wouldn't expect. If a fanfic you plagiarized was first written in another fandom, and you think no one here could have possibly read it to compare it to yours, you are probably dead wrong. Someone WILL see it, someone WILL notice the strange parallels to yours, and someone WILL notify a mod. (If you do, in fact, suspect an act of plagiarism, you should notify a mod. No one will get in trouble for pointing out to us that something is suspiciously similar between so-and-so and what's-their-face's fics, especially in a private PM.)

When this happens, you are labeled a thief. Do you know why? A thief is someone who steals something that doesn't belong to them. Stealing someone else's fanfic or fanart is STILL STEALING. "Don't steal" is a universal rule. Most people learn this in kindergarten. If you steal Billy's toy and try to go home with it, the teacher will take it away, Billy will cry, and you will have a really bad day. Likewise, if you steal BlackAngelMyst42's Sailor Moon fanfic from 5 years ago, change all the names to k-pop names, and try to say it's yours, someone will remember the original, BlackAngelMyst42 or her friends will probably find out, the mods will get very annoyed with your lack of respect for basic rules of human interaction, and you will have a really bad day. Also, you will be banned from miracle______.

Stealing is not a 'three strikes and you're out' rule, stealing is an automatic 'you're out'. Quite simply, if you cannot respect other writers, you don't get to play with them.

To summarize, CREDIT your sources.
DON'T STEAL other people's work.
Plagiarism is an INSTA-BAN.
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10 August 2011 @ 11:32 pm
Thanks to coyotecolored, who agreed to write this for us. She is much better at words than we are.

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This post is about plagiarism.

Please read it carefully.


Plagiarism is the act of taking someone else's work (writing, art, or even research) and passing it off as your own. Whether it is unthinking or deliberate, it is still WRONG. Don't lie about creating something that you didn't create.

If you read a story and you like it SO much that you want to write a similar story, or a story that draws on elements of the first, you MUST credit the original. It's even better when your source is a fanfic if you can get the original author's written permission. Respect your sources and say "hey, I really liked your fic, do you mind if I use some similar ideas in mine?" Then, if they say yes, put a link to the original or the original author in your author's note.

DON'T take their fic, replace some names with the names of your Super Junior pairing of the day, and then post it to Miracle. That is not "influenced by" another fic, that is copying another fic directly.

DON'T take their fic, read it sentence by sentence, and then rewrite each sentence to say essentially the same thing in different words. That is not "influenced by" another fic, that is copying another fic directly. It may not get you caught for your school research papers, but it WILL NOT FLY here.

There are almost 8000 members at miracle______, and more who visit occasionally. There are members who come from every other fandom you can imagine, and probably a few you wouldn't expect. If a fanfic you plagiarized was first written in another fandom, and you think no one here could have possibly read it to compare it to yours, you are probably dead wrong. Someone WILL see it, someone WILL notice the strange parallels to yours, and someone WILL notify a mod. (If you do, in fact, suspect an act of plagiarism, you should notify a mod. No one will get in trouble for pointing out to us that something is suspiciously similar between so-and-so and what's-their-face's fics, especially in a private PM.)

When this happens, you are labeled a thief. Do you know why? A thief is someone who steals something that doesn't belong to them. Stealing someone else's fanfic or fanart is STILL STEALING. "Don't steal" is a universal rule. Most people learn this in kindergarten. If you steal Billy's toy and try to go home with it, the teacher will take it away, Billy will cry, and you will have a really bad day. Likewise, if you steal BlackAngelMyst42's Sailor Moon fanfic from 5 years ago, change all the names to k-pop names, and try to say it's yours, someone will remember the original, BlackAngelMyst42 or her friends will probably find out, the mods will get very annoyed with your lack of respect for basic rules of human interaction, and you will have a really bad day. Also, you will be banned from miracle______.

Stealing is not a 'three strikes and you're out' rule, stealing is an automatic 'you're out'. Quite simply, if you cannot respect other writers, you don't get to play with them.

To summarize, CREDIT your sources.
DON'T STEAL other people's work.
Plagiarism is an INSTA-BAN.
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23 March 2011 @ 11:24 am
I'd just like to take a second to remind everyone that many of Miracle's authors are currently offering their services for help_japan. If you're interested in writing or bidding on a fanwork, I recommend you take a look over here, where the lovely lark is currently keeping track of Suju bids.

Where's that link again, you ask?

Here!
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16 March 2011 @ 11:17 am
I'd just like to take a second to remind everyone that many of Miracle's authors are currently offering their services for help_japan. If you're interested in writing or bidding on a fanwork, I recommend you take a look over here, where the lovely lark is currently keeping track of Suju bids.

Where's that link again, you ask?

Here!
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04 March 2011 @ 08:44 pm
With the tags/memories still going through a major overhaul, I thought I'd mention here about this new feature LJ implemented a little while ago. This feature allows you to easily search through a community for a users public posts. All it requires is the simple addition of ?poster=exampleusername at the end of the normal community URL, and all of the public entries by that particular user should show up!

So if you were to search for a user's posts here at miracle______ the code for this would look like:

http://community.livejournal.com/miracle______/?poster=taylormercury

Simply replace my username with the username of the person you are looking for!

So if you want to find all the entries of a particular person posted here, this is the way to do it! I hope this might be helpful to some of you!


And as always, please don't forget to read and follow our rules before posting, we've seen quite a bit of rule-breaking for the same few (incomplete headers, incorrect ratings, posts that are not actual fic, double posting). We do expect all members to be aware of our rules! And if anyone is having any issues within the community please don't hesitate to contact any of us mods (me, hoyah, and hyperballad), we are here to help!

Have a good day! :D
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17 November 2010 @ 09:16 am
Hi everyone, I know we just made a mod post last month but we thought it would be good to drop another friendly reminder about some of our posting rules.

2. There is a limit on posting: only one post per member per day. This is to prevent congestion on the comm and everyone's friendslists.

Keep in mind that as soon as the update page is opened that is the date and time that will be reflected on the final post. Even if you don't push the "Post to miracle______" button until 12:01 AM the next day, the date and time stamp will be the same as whenever you opened the update page.

I hate doing the whole large text/bolding but we're really starting to have a problem with this again. Miracle gets 20-40 entries a day. That's a lot of clutter on your friends page already without people double, tripled, and even quadruple posting. If you have more than one fic, link them all in the same post.

I'd also like to remind people about their posting formats: you must have a rating and please don't change your font colors/sizes. That includes putting your entire entry in bold. We're really going to start cracking down on that in the coming weeks.

And remember, Miracle operates on a 3-strike policy and we do keep track.
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17 October 2010 @ 11:10 am
Rules Reminder
Lately there have been a lot of rule-breaking posts. This is not acceptable, and there is no reason to not be aware of what the rules are. Everything is clearly laid out in the user info and you should be reading that upon joining, so being new is not an excuse. Likewise, we have helpful, resourceful posts, linked in both the info and the sidebar on the comm's main page, that explain and walk you through how we expect everyone to post here.

The rules we have seen being broken the most frequently are:
* Changing the default text settings in a post - there is specifically a How To Post entry that provides a walkthrough on how to not change these default settings. A point to add is that you do not need to know what the default size/colour/font settings are, you just need to not change these.

* Double posting - due to a high amount of traffic and posts per day (we average over 20 entries on any day) we limited the amount of posts each member could make. That is one post, per member, per day. This has nothing to do with your personal timezone, and we do not judge by day/night, it goes by date, so if you post late at night but it's the 15th, and then post again in the morning when you wake up, it's still the 15th.

* Spam posts - these are essentially posts that do not fit here. What belongs here are: fanfiction, fanart, and occasionally fanvideos, if you have made them yourself.
What does not belong here are: videos from youtube (that were not made by yourself), pictures/graphics, posts that ask members to please vote here for this, fic masterlists, fics that have already been shared here, entries that are a 'spot' for later, and anything else that does not contain a fic or fanart.
Requests searching for fics belong in the Requests post, which is located in the comm's sidebar along with all the other essential posts. Advertisements belong in the Monthly Ads post, likewise in the sidebar.

Those are just a few of the most common rules that are broken. These rules have been around for quite awhile now, so there's really no excuse for old or new members to be breaking them.

In this vein, I would like to add that members should never screen or delete comments in their posts, ever. Especially when it's mod comments.


New Rule
With all this talk of rules, we would like to introduce a new rule.

Posts asking for members to request/prompt fics from them are now no longer allowed.
As these are similar to advertisements, we will no longer allow posts like this through to the community. Please be aware of this.


Community Vote
And finally, we would like to know what you think about fic banners. Do you think they count as a graphic and don't belong on the community, or do you like them? If the majority of the votes don't mind we'll let these remain, if not we'll disallow them from the community.


As always, member input and suggestions are greatly regarded and there is a Suggestion Post (located in the sidebar!) where you can feel free to leave your suggestions/questions/comments about the community (all comments are screened) or you can PM one of the mods.

And as I had some members lately unaware that it was a mod asking them to fix something, I'd just like to remind everyone who your three mods are:

hoyah, hyperballad, taylormercury

If there are any questions/concerns regarding issues brought up within this post, please feel free to comment! We are here to keep everything running as smoothly as possible, after all :)

Poll #1632140 Banners or No Banners?

Should we ban banners?

Yes, they're a graphic and don't belong.
50(29.9%)
No, I like them/don't care.
117(70.1%)
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