Feb. 7th, 2017

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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!
Never mind, found them!

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