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[personal profile] benedict2017-05-28 04:41 pm
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[sticky entry] Sticky: Schedule and FAQ



When does this exchange run?

All times in CST/Central

Nomination Period: June 22nd, Thursday to July 1st, Saturday 11:59pm
Sign Ups: July 5th, Wednesday to July 16th, Sunday 11:59 pm
Assignments out by: July 19th, Wednesday
Deadline: September 4th, Monday 11:59 pm
Archive Goes Live: Sept 10th, Sunday [no earlier than 8:59 am, may be later]
Anon Period Ends: Sept 17th, Sunday [no earlier than 8:59 am, may be later]

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[personal profile] benedict2017-06-27 08:36 pm
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Request for clarification!

Power Rangers nomination! Do you mean the television show? We can't tell.

Shadow Hunters nomination! The tag: "AU: 2x03 True love's kiss awakens Alec Malec accidental soulbond + parabatai (Shadowhunters)" requires some clarification because we are confused. Please comment and explain a bit more what you mean.

Leverage and Lethal Weapon nominations! Please remove your crossover ships (replace them if you wish): Relationship: Martin Riggs (Lethal Weapon) & Mr. Quinn (Leverage) under Lethal Weapon and Relationship: Lindsey McDonald (AtS) & Eliot Spencer under Leverage.
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[personal profile] benedict2017-06-24 08:34 pm
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Tag note!

Hi, everyone! This is just a heads up that we're going to have to reject some messed up nominations and would like to remind you of the rules!

First off, here's a sample of well-formatted nomination slate:



Character is for characters/relationship, and Relationship is for AUs!

Please check your nomination and make sure you’re using the right slots for the tags you want! Do NOT put relationships in the field marked “Relationships”! We know it is counter-intuitive, but we need you to work with us here - this will allow matching to work.


Problem two: Fandoms with less than 2 AUs will get purged! Fandoms still in need of more include: Gilmore Girls, X-Files, Charmed, and others! Please check the tagset to make sure your chosen fandoms have enough AUs stay in the tagset.

EDIT: Quick addendum! Please keep your crossovers to the AU section! Please do not put crossovers in the character area.
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[personal profile] morbane2017-06-23 10:25 am
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Check y'au'll

Nominations have begun! The main nominations guide is HERE and a longer FAQ is HERE.

We are already seeing nominations that do not follow guidelines. Please make sure you use the CHARACTER field for characters and relationships only, and use the RELATIONSHIPS field for AU tags only. Tags entered in the wrong field may not be approved.

Please especially check our GUIDELINES for related fandoms and franchises.

Thank you, and we'll get to approving shortly!
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[personal profile] benedict2017-06-22 08:42 am

Nominations are OPEN

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN! Please go and nominate your fandoms, characters/relationships, and ideas for alternate universes!

The FAQ explains how to nominate and how you’ll use nominated tags in your sign-up. Check there first if you have a question, then please ask by email (AUex@fandom.exchange) or by comment if something’s not clear. Some nominations-specific tips:

You want to be as clear as possible what you mean with the AU - not just so the mods know what you mean, but so that someone coming along later is on the same page as you about what they’re requesting or offering.

Example:

A bit vague:
AU: Phoenix Doesn't Die (Marvel Comics)

Better:
AU: Jean Grey Is Not Killed By Xorn (Marvel Comics)

Why is this better? Clarity! There are multiple characters named Phoenix who have died multiple times. This way makes it clear which Phoenix you mean and what you want to change.

Your mods are fallible humans [or possibly a menagerie of small animals] who aren’t familiar with all canons. Please be around to answer questions if necessary, and please be willing to work with us to create tags that makes sense to most!

AND REMEMBER:


  • Fandom tags go in the “Fandom” field - see the FAQ for guidelines on the fandom tags for franchises

  • AU tags go in the “Relationship” field, always start with “AU:”, and include the fandom or an abbreviation at the end in brackets

  • Relationship tags, whether platonic or romantic, go in the “Character” field, always start with “Relationship:”, and include the fandom name or an abbreviation at the end in brackets

    • Romantic or sexual relationships are indicated by a slash, like Relationship: Benjamin Sisko/Kira Nerys (Star Trek Original Timeline)

    • Platonic relationships are indicated by a spaced ampersand, like Relationship: Harry & Luna & Neville (Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling)

  • Character tags go in the “Character” field, and may include the fandom name at the end in brackets if it’s a common name that could fit in several canons. [Matching is OR, so a character nominated by themselves may give rise to a work that is only about that character or has them as the only focus.]




Thank you.

EDIT: We will now be allowing you to request 20 AUs per fandom in the final sign up.

EDIT 2: Please look at the tag set! Are there any tags that don't make sense to you? Please ask about them! If you can't tell what the nominator wanted, ask now, and we can discuss a tag that ensures everyone's on the same page. We know that if people interpret a tag very differently, sadness can ensue.
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[personal profile] benedict2017-06-20 09:18 am

psst

2 days until nominations open!
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[personal profile] benedict2017-05-18 10:08 pm

WELCOME TO AU EXCHANGE


Welcome to Alternate Universe
Exchange!

This fic exchange is for:

  • What ifs

  • Alternate universes

  • Canon divergence

  • Elseworlds



Alternate Universes come under a lot of different names - this is an exchange to let your imagination go wild.


Who's in charge?

Mod: [personal profile] benedict
Co-Mod: [personal profile] thedevilchicken
Co-Mod: [personal profile] morbane

Please contact the mods with any problems at AUex@fandom.exchange! NOT via journal messaging, or any other means.

SCHEDULE


When does this exchange run?

All times in CST/Central

Nomination Period: June 22nd, Thursday to July 1st, Saturday 11:59pm
Sign Ups: July 5th, Wednesday to July 16th, Sunday 11:59 pm
Assignments out by: July 19th, Wednesday
Deadline: September 4th, 11:59 pm, Monday
Archive Goes Live: Sept 10th, Sunday [no earlier than 8:59 am, may be later]
Anon Period Ends: Sept 17th, Sunday [no earlier than 8:59 am, may be later]

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