[admin post] Admin Post: Creator reveal

Jan. 19th, 2016 11:06 am
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I have un-anonymized the collection; I should have done it last night but just couldn't stay up that late (ugh).

So that concludes this year's round of Holly Poly. Thank you to everyone who participated, especially our amazing pinch hitters!

[admin post] Admin Post: Collection is live!

Jan. 16th, 2016 12:36 am
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The collection is now open!

If anyone sees anything wrong or has an issue, please feel free to message me, but I am going to bed and tomorrow is a workday for me, so responses will be when I can manage it.
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We're still waiting on the last of the pinch hits to be finished. The collection will open as soon as possible (definitely before 1 am), but it's not going to be on the stroke of midnight.

[admin post] Admin Post: Time's up!

Jan. 13th, 2016 08:50 am
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OK, time is officially up for anyone who hasn't asked for an extension. I've defaulted everyone remaining, and I will be sending out pinch hits in batches to everyone who signed up to pinch hit. If you asked for an extension but seem to have been defaulted, please forward me the message where I confirmed your extension, but I did double check my email for each person I defaulted.

Hopefully we'll be able to get pinch hits for everyone and we can open the archive on time.
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Hi guys, I'm having a lot of people emailing me saying they thought the deadline was tomorrow, and I think I may have screwed it up too in one of the posts (though it was definitely clear in the original assignments post), so I'm going to extend an across-the-board 24 hour extension, to midnight eastern time tomorrow night. Again, unless I go to bed first. But you now have 25 hours and change -- if you defaulted recently because you thought you suddenly didn't have enough time, but might be able to finish now, you can probably be reassigned, most of the recent pinch hits haven't been picked up yet (that said, if you can pinch hit, please add yourself to the list!).

Hopefully that will help.
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Give or take. If your gift is submitted and you have some time, please consider adding your name to the pinch hit list! We have a couple ones still open, and potential for a few more once the deadline hits.
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One week (and about 11 hours) until works are due!
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The 2015 collection should now be open for those early birds who are already done with their assignment!

For those of you who are still working on your gifts, you have just under a month: until January 12th.

[admin post] Admin Post: Letters post

Nov. 11th, 2015 04:17 pm
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If you have a Dear Gifter letter, feel free to leave a link to it on this post (with your AO3 name in the post as well if the LJ/DW name isn't the same). If it wasn't linked in your requests and you want me to edit your signup, let me know and I will add it there as well, for people looking at the request list later.

[admin post] Admin Post: Assignments have gone out!

Nov. 11th, 2015 10:03 am
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You should be receiving your assignment email soon. Works are due at midnight, January 12th (aka the end of the night of the 11th). I will try and post a 'what time is this where I am?' link in the AO3 community profile.

Pinch hits will go out shortly to those who commented on that post.

ETA: Pinch hit emails have been sent, targeted to the people who showed interest in those fandoms. If the pinch hit is claimed, a second email stating that will follow. If the pinch hit is not claimed in 48 hours, it will be sent again to everyone who offered to pinch hit.
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OK, signups are now closed. I will review signups and hopefully run matches tomorrow (it's bedtime right now). Once I've done that and determined how many initial pinch hits there are, etc, I'll be able to say if potentially assignments can go out early or not.
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24 hours left to sign up to play, or to edit your entry before I start running matches.

ETA: Wow, I didn't even have the tab OPEN at 11:30. I'll be closing signups at midnight, not 11:30.

[admin post] Admin Post: Pinch-hitting

Oct. 25th, 2015 12:11 am
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Please comment on this post with fandoms you are willing to pinch hit in, media, and an email. Comments are screened.

[admin post] Admin Post: Sign-ups are open!

Oct. 25th, 2015 12:01 am
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Sign-up form is here.

Please note that the relationships in the dropdown are kind of funky for some subfandoms of megafandoms. For instance, I was checking out Hawkeye and Young Avengers, and even though they're not associated in the tagset, stuff that shouldn't be there is showing up in the dropdown (anything with Bobbi in Hawkeye, anything with Loki (AOA) in YA). I'm going to try and figure out what's going on and fix it, but I wanted to open signups anyway. If you select a relationship that is not in the tagset but is in the dropdown, I will ask you to edit it if I catch it. If a relationship is not showing up in the dropdown and should be, please let me know and I'll try and fix that as well.

In the morning.
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Just a reminder that nominations will close on the 24th, aka this Saturday. Probably at about Noon eastern time.

Please feel free to send me a message if you see any nominations that don't make sense, duplicates, etc.

ETA: Star Trek fans, please double check and make sure that if you nominated a pairing in AOS and don't want to match for TOS, that it's either got a disambig or is actually only listed in one fandom. I won't delete anything from either fandom, just let me know that you need a disambig added so that it's clear.

ETA 2: OK, nominations are closed! I will continue to take edits, and hopefully we'll be able to open for business in 12 hours. Please check comments to see if any queries come up related to your noms.

ETA 3: Some questions as I clear the last of the nominations: Fire Emblem Series - 2 relationships were nominated with what looks like the same character mentioned twice (one has Chrom listed twice, one has Sumia twice). Please clarify.

[admin post] Admin Post: Nominations are open!

Oct. 11th, 2015 12:35 pm
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OK, in an effort to keep us on track, timeline-wise, I am opening nominations. The tag set is viewable here, and the link to submitting nominations is at the top of that page, or here. I've pre-seeded it with the freeforms for media type, so people should just need to nominate fandoms and characters. It's set to allow the maximum number of nominations for each, which is 20.

Nominations will be open through the 24th. Hopefully if nominations get cleared up as we go along, signups can open on the 25th, but if not definitely before November. Signups will be open for two weeks following. From there I'm still playing it by ear, but it's probably all going to just be pushed back a week, unless by some sort of miracle I'm able to manage no delay between signups ending and being able to send assignments out.

I can either ETA this post as we go to address metafandoms as they come up in nominations, or start a new post specifically for it. If anyone has experience modding nominations and wants to help, please let me know and I can add you to the tag set.

Metafandoms ETA:
ETA 1 )

ETA 2 )

ETA 3 )

ETA 4: A couple mergers: "Tales of Vesperia" relationships will get moved to "Tales of Series," all Final Fantasy fandoms are now in one place, "Fire Emblem: Kakusei | Fire Emblem: Awakening" relationships will get moved to "Fire Emblem Series."

Right now Game of Thrones and ASOIAF are separate -- does anyone have an issue with those two merging? I will merge in 24 hours unless I hear otherwise.

And right now the only non-approved relationship is a Bucky/Clint/Natasha tag which was nominated for All Media Types. So far it's the only Marvel AMT tag. I can add this to 616 instead, if that'll work. That's the only comic that all three of them would be in.

If anyone sees anything else that might need to be merged, please feel free to comment here, or DM me.

I can't see all the nominations at once, which is making sorting through nominations trickier than anticipated. What this means is that a nominated fandom might be approved, but then later replaced with a higher-level metafandom. If that happens, it will be announced first.

[admin post] Admin Post: I'm with you now!

Oct. 9th, 2015 03:21 pm
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OK, I finally figured out the mental block on what you guys are talking about with the relationship tags. Between that and getting rid of the request restriction above, I think I'm on the same page as everyone else now. It's the nominations step that's been messing up my brain, but I'm back on track now. Man, pictures would've made this a lot clearer.

OK, so scratch half of the last post, basically. Shorter version:

* No more unlimited requests or offers. The max on AO3 is 10; so now the max for the challenge will be a firm 8, without the option to be matched a second time for another 8 prompts.

* Nomination fields: People nominate fandoms and relationships, and will match on same plus freeforms (media type). The tagset will then consist of fandoms, relationships, and freeforms that are the media types. (Am I missing anything here?)

* Crossovers: sound possible but I'm waiting for clarification on how they work. But I'm not expecting this to be an issue.

* Requests: There's an option to make requests visible from the get-go. Do people want this option turned on? It theoretically helps for people who want to do madness-style treats near the end, but that didn't exactly pan out last year.

This leaves tagset creation issues, which have not been commented on in the previous post, but I am repeating them here to kind of keep them easier to find )

[admin post] Admin Post: Signups update

Oct. 8th, 2015 08:00 pm
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OK, so I'm going to try to do the exchange entirely on the AO3 this year, but there are frankly a lot of things about the signup form that just don't work that well for me and I don't really trust it, so when we get to the actual signup stage, I highly recommend saving all your requests and offers in case the whole thing explodes.

Changes that will have to be made to the exchange in order to cram it into AO3's form below the cut. Massive wall of text ahead! )

I think that's everything, but those are, I think, the biggest things.

ETA: Please read the ETA inside the cut. Also, generally, as far as relationship vs characters go, I will probably ask that people nominate both and request both, if at all possible. Because based on the experience of the past two years, I am not expecting the AO3 form to work, and I would like to have the characters to fall back on if everything has to be done manually.

Co-mod?

Sep. 30th, 2015 11:18 pm
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Hi everyone! Here's your earlier-than-last-year heads up: Holly poly will definitely be happening this year, but I'm looking for a co-mod or assistant, primarily to help out with finding pinch hits and possibly with helping advertising the exchange, since I'm not nearly well-connected enough for either of those things to work much. I think someone expressed interest last year, but I can't find it in my email now. If you're interested in helping out with these aspects, please either comment or drop me an email (my dreamwith email is fine).

ETA: I am looking into the possibility of doing sign-up on the AO3. I'm not confident, due to the number of factors involved in matching, though. I'm still definitely going to need someone to help with pinch hit assignments, etc.

[admin post] Admin Post: Reveal!

Jan. 15th, 2015 06:49 pm
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Everything has now been revealed, meaning Holly Poly is officially over for the season. Thank you to everyone who contributed!

The Orgy is still open - not a lot of people have put prompts up, so please do so.