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Hey, everyone!

Sign ups are OPEN!

Here is what the Sign-up form looks like!

Sign-up details:
  • Requests: 3-10 fandoms, 1-20 characters per fandom, 2-20 AUs per fandom
  • Offers: 4-10 fandoms, 1-20 characters per fandom, 2-20 AUs per fandom


Steps:
  1. Fandom - Choose your fandom!

  2. Characters: This is for characters/relationships. Select at least 1 character or relationship from the tag set.

  3. Relationships: This is where you select your Alternate Universe tags!

  4. Prompt url: Link your letter/prompts here if you have it! Optional.

  5. Prompts: If you have any Do Not Wants, please put them here. We will only enforce what's in the sign up itself. This section can also be used to provide prompts and ideas to your author and will be made visible to everyone. Optional.



You must request a minimum of 3 unique fandoms and offer a minimum of 4 unique fandoms, but you may duplicate fandoms to get specific AU/Character combinations.

Because you will match on at least 1 character/relationship AND 1 AU tag, please be careful to select tags that complement each other. If you ask for a character from the dawn of time + two far-future AU ideas, your writer may get a bit stuck.

IMPORTANT LINKS:




Dates and Times in Central/CST:

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]

Note: If no one is requesting the things you're offering, making you unmatchable, we may contact you to modify your offers. Keep an eye on your email!

Reminder that if you have any problems, please email us at AUex@fandom.exchange
benedict: (mod bee)
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Hi! I am messaging you from the beginning of CANADA DAY, the most holy of days!

Why is this important?

Because today is the last day for nominations! (COUNTDOWN)

Exciting! We have no announcements besides this reminder. In a little under twenty four hours from this post we will close down the nomination form and get ready for sign ups!

Please tell us if you spot a problem with the tagset either in the comments or via email at AUex@fandom.exchange!

Other than that, the tagset is pretty much final so you can start planning your requests/offers/prompts now!

(Reminder: We plan to make requests visible during sign ups to help people better guide their choices)

Tag note!

Jun. 24th, 2017 08:34 pm
benedict: (mod bee)
[personal profile] benedict
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.
benedict: (mod bee)
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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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