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Nominations will close in about 24 hours! That’s 11:59 PM EST.

The tag set is here.

In the meantime, we still have questions about the following tags. If these are your nominations, please let us know!

  1. Terminator (Movies) - the following nominations did not specify a continuity. Please clarify:
    • Group: John Connor & Kyle Reese
    • Group: John Connor/Skynet
    • Group: Sarah Connor & John Connor & Kyle Reese
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel - do you want these fandoms merged or separated?
  3. Shadowhunters - do you want these under the book or TV fandom?
    • Group: Alec Lightwood/Jace Wayland/Isabelle Lightwood
    • Group: Alec Lightwood/Magnus Bane/Jace Wayland
    • Group: Simon/Rafael

Let us know if there are any errors in the tag set. If you’re requesting a change to your nominations (for example, you nominated individual characters but intended to nominate a relationship), please include a link to your nominations when you comment.
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We're about halfway through nominations and there's a few issues we need clarified by you guys!
  • Terminator (Movies) - we have a nomination that seems to have all of the Terminator movies folded into one fandom. Should the movies be nominated together or separately?
  • Can the nominator for Supergirl please confirm which Supergirl you mean? It looks like it is Supergirl (TV) given the nomination of James Olson, but we'd like to be sure.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel - do you want these fandoms merged or separated?
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (TV 1996) - is it Gilert Markham or Gilbert Markham?
  • How to Get Away with Murder - is it Eve Rothlo or Rothlow?
  • Travelers - Group: Grant MacLaren (Travelers) & Matthew McCormick (Highlander: the Series) looks to be a crossover. Can you confirm?
  • Veronica Mars - do you want to merge the TV series and movie together?
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - could the nominator for Zuko confirm that they want him here, please?
If there are any other tags that need correcting, please let us know! 

We also remind you that matching is OR not AND, and that it is possible to nominate relationships. If you nominated characters rather than relationships by mistake, please drop a comment below with a link to your nominations and tell us what you would like us to amend your tags to be. Thank you!
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Hello, everyone! Welcome to our exchange and, more importantly, welcome to nominations!

Nominations are open over here. We do not have any restrictions on what can be nominated in terms of fandom size, type, and so forth, and we also allow crossovers and original fandoms to be nominated. Please nominate crossover relationships into the Crossover Fandoms tag, and original characters and relationships into the Original Fandom tag.

In terms of how to nominate characters versus relationships, please follow the format below:
  • "Character A (fandom)" - this means that you are nominating Character A on their own. AO3 may suggest a tag to you - please do not use it for nominations and instead nominate as above. Save your mods and help prevent tag migration!
  • "Group: Character A/Character B" - this means that you are nominating Character A/Character B in a ship, inside their own fandom.
  • "Group: Character A & Character B" - this means that you are nominating Character A and Character B in a gen configuration, inside their own fandom.
  • "Group: Character A (Fandom)/Character B (Fandom)" - this means that you are nominating Character A/Character B shipfic, and that it is a crossover. Please be specific about fandoms, especially if there are a lot of adaptations featuring Character A and/or Character B.
  • "Group: Character A (Fandom) & Character B (Fandom)" this means you are nominating Character A and Character B in a gen configuration, and that it is a crossover. Please be specific about fandoms, especially if there are a lot of adaptations featuring Character A and/or Character B.

We are not familiar with every fandom! As such, we are taking guidance from you, our participants, on how you want fandoms to be split up. Please comment below if your fandom is a little different to “one tag relates to one self-contained instalment of canon”. We are especially interested in how tags should be split up or combined for the following fandoms:
  • Star Wars;
  • Tolkien;
  • DC and Marvel’s television and cinematic franchises;
  • Gundam;
  • Doctor Who;
  • Star Trek;
  • X-Men (Movieverse);
  • Stargate;
  • Power Rangers;
  • Pokemon;
  • Kamen Rider.

Finally, there has been some discussion about whether genre tags are necessary and whether it makes more sense to require people to fill in optional details. Thank you for your feedback! Requiring participants to provide a prompt would necessitate going through every fandom for every signup and checking that letters are complete and unlocked, which is too much micromanagement. On the other hand, we don’t want anyone to be assigned a blank signup or a locked/incomplete letter and have nothing to go on for a 5,000-word story. We’re happy to listen to suggestions about the number of genre tags required or whether other genres should be added, but we’ve decided requiring genre tags is a necessary compromise. Based on how things go in the first round and on your feedback, we’ll consider changing things up next time.

All that done, nominations are open! Go forth, nominate, get excited about writing and receiving longfic for your fandoms, and tell all your friends!

EDIT: Could the nominator for Pretty in Pink please confirm what characters you nominated? We lost your character noms during the approval process. Thanks!
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