[admin post] Admin Post: Nominations guidelines

Sep. 22nd, 2017 02:38 pm
pocketmouse: the legs of three people in a bed - captioned 'holly poly' (hollypoly-legs)
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Here's the breakdown for how nominations to the tagset should work this year. I'll post a link to the tagset tomorrow, please use this post to ask about any questions related to the nominations process or regarding metafandoms. As we approve tags and have questions related to your nominations, I'll start a new post with those questions.

Nominating fandoms:

For Marvel and DC, generally we end up with nominations for the top-level All Media Type tags (which are Marvel and DCU respectively), mid-level metafandoms (eg MCU, DCU (Comics)), and specific fandoms (eg Hawkeye (Comics), The Flash (TV)).

For things like video game series (Final Fantasy, Fire Emblem) and TV shows with rolling continuity (Doctor Who and Torchwood, Buffy and Angel) it’s preferable to nominate on a metafandom. If you’re planning on nominating something like this, feel free to discuss in comments, otherwise we’ll ask for clarification as they come up in nominations. Fandoms with mostly rolling continuity but some bumps (Star Trek as a whole vs AOS, X-Men movies, etc) usually get grouped into multiple metafandoms in the same way as Marvel or DCU, but there’s less need to get as detailed (ie Star Trek and AOS as the only two categories is fine, no need to specify TNG vs DS9).

Nominating fandoms in this way also helps cut down on the need for crossovers. If you’re nominating a relationship that is a crossover, it gets nominated to the fandom Crossover. But if you’re nominating within a metafandom, that’s not an issue (see below for more details).

Generally speaking, if one media format AND the All Media Types format of a fandom are nominated, we’ll select the AMT type, though we will try and ask for clarification if it happens (since directors can make movies very different from the books).



Nominating relationships:

Please make sure it has three characters, and uses the / symbol instead of the & symbol between all characters.

Please always nominate to the highest applicable metafandom. If you do not disambiguate while nominating a relationship, it’ll be placed in the highest applicable metafandom. If you have multiple disambiguations in one relationship, it will be placed in the highest applicable metafandom.

Examples:

James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson: gets assigned to Marvel, since it could mean comics or MCU.
James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson (MCU): I assume this means one disambiguation for the relationship as a whole, and put it in MCU.
James "Bucky" Barnes(Ultimates)/Steve Rogers (MCU)/Sam Wilson (MCU): there is a comics disambig and a movies disambig so it gets assigned to Marvel, which covers both.
pocketmouse: the legs of three people in a bed - captioned 'holly poly' (hollypoly-legs)
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Hi everyone! It's time to start thinking about this year's round of Holly Poly. Here's the tentative schedule I have in mind. Please let me know if there are any questions/potential conflicts with other fests.

Nominations open: Sept 23
Nominations close: Oct 13
Signups open: Oct 16
Signups close: Nov 7
Assignments go out: Nov 10/11
Assignments due: Jan 10
Open: Jan 13/14
Reveal: Jan 21
pocketmouse: White decorative mask (winter_mask)
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Hi everyone -- I'm going to post in a couple weeks with the schedule for this year; right now I'm looking for volunteers to help with nominations wrangling, and general signup assistance. Feel free to either comment here, DM me on dreamwidth, or email me at my dreamwidth email.
pocketmouse: the legs of three people in a bed - captioned 'holly poly' (hollypoly-legs)
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OK, everything should be posted now! If you see something wrong, please shoot me an email, I should be able to look at things when I get to work in -- ugh, six hours,
pocketmouse: White decorative mask (winter_mask)
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We're still waiting for the last few pinch hits to be finalized, I'm going to do my best to have the collection open before I go to bed tonight.
pocketmouse: the legs of three people in a bed - captioned 'holly poly' (hollypoly-legs)
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I'm not feeling well so I'm going to bed and will close in the morning - if you've sent me a message asking for an extension, you have it.
pocketmouse: the legs of three people in a bed - captioned 'holly poly' (hollypoly-legs)
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Your gifts are due tomorrow at midnight EST/whenever I go to bed after that! If you need an extension, please let me know! If you're done and want to pinch hit, please comment on that post!
pocketmouse: the legs of three people in a bed - captioned 'holly poly' (hollypoly-legs)
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Just under 2 weeks to the deadline -- end of day on the 11th, unless I get a message requesting an extension.

If you're done, the collection is open (I haven't reviewed/approved anything, so don't worry if you can't see anything). Please also feel free to sign up to pinch hit if you've got the time.
pocketmouse: the legs of three people in a bed - captioned 'holly poly' (hollypoly-legs)
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Please comment here with your email address if you are willing to pinch hit. Comments are screened.
pocketmouse: the legs of three people in a bed - captioned 'holly poly' (hollypoly-legs)
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Assignments have now gone out. If you haven't gotten one within half an hour or so, please let me know.
pocketmouse: the legs of three people in a bed - captioned 'holly poly' (hollypoly-legs)
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Just under 2.5 hours until signups close!

I'll run through matching etc and check for issues tomorrow.
pocketmouse: the legs of three people in a bed - captioned 'holly poly' (hollypoly-legs)
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Please go through and double check that all your nominations are in the correct fandom, have all the characters, spelling is correct, etc. Signups will open on Saturday/Friday night.

ETA: Below are metafandom-specific questions. If you nominated anything associated with these metafandoms, please check to see if there are any questions related to your nominations.

Tolkien )
Marvel )
DC Comics )
Star Trek )
Star Wars )
Buffy/Angel, Sherlock Holmes )
Final Fantasy, Fire Emblem, Dragon Age )
pocketmouse: the legs of three people in a bed - captioned 'holly poly' (hollypoly-legs)
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I just had to turn down a bunch of nominations for non-poly relationships for Mass Effect, so make sure you've got the correct relationships selected.
pocketmouse: the legs of three people in a bed - captioned 'holly poly' (hollypoly-legs)
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There's a little over 24 hours left for nominations -- I'd like to close them before midnight (eastern time), simply to avoid having to stay up that late. Once they close I'll go through and sort out any remaining questions I have about nominations, and if you guys notice anything is in the wrong fandom, etc, please point it out.

Current remaining questions:

-I've got a Game Grumps relationship that's Char A/Char B/Char A. I'm disinclined to accept this tag if there's no reasonable in-canon expectation of character duplication.

-I have two Jane Austen books nominated under the general Jane Austen works tag instead of their individual book. I'd prefer to split these out into separate books. Is this OK?
pocketmouse: the legs of three people in a bed - captioned 'holly poly' (hollypoly-legs)
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If anyone has nominations that haven't been approved, can you please message/comment/email with them? I'm trying to work with AO3 support, but I can't give them names of tags I can't see.
pocketmouse: the legs of three people in a bed - captioned 'holly poly' (hollypoly-legs)
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This post will be updated through the end of the nominations period with any nominations that I have questions about. Please feel free to either respond to questions in comments or by DMing or emailing me.

If you see a problem with something you nominated (most likely an issue with the fandom association), please comment and I'll try and fix it.

10/3/16:

Luke Cage/Jessica Jones/Misty Knight: This was nominated under the fandom 'Marvel Television Universe.' Similar fandom tags are synned to MCU, and any current Marvel TV shows are considered subfandoms of that megafandom, there will be no separate megafandom for the TV shows.

& relationships - The & (instead of /) relationship tag format is for 'friendship, family, or platonic relationships.' I'm not sure if this relationship tag was selected on purpose or by accident? I know there was one nominated that's since disappeared, but there's one in LOT that's still nominated.

10/4/16:

'Gundam SEED & Cosmic Era Gundam' is recognized by the AO3 as simply Gundam SEED. Please let me know if using just that for the fandom name will present an issue.

I've also cleared out all the character nominations, to make it easier to see the nominated relationships. I tried and I definitely can't edit the nominations form to get rid of the character nomination option now that noms are open, but I won't be approving any character tags (I was doing it earlier for speed), so this should help some.

10/5/16:
Evil Dead: I've got a Linda, a Linda Bates, and a Linda Bates-Emery. Are these 2 different people or 1 person?

Kingdom Hearts: I have two relationship nominations that consist solely of Final Fantasy characters. I never made it more than partway through KH1 or FFX, so would these be better served in one of the Final Fantasy fandoms?

And a general question, that I think has come up in more than one nomination: relationships with Person A/Person B/Person A. I can't find if this has come up in past rounds, but I want to say that this is limited to fandoms where canon could plausibly allow it (e.g. Stargate), and not, say, RPF. Thoughts?

[admin post] Admin Post: Nominations are open!

Sep. 26th, 2016 09:20 am
pocketmouse: the legs of three people in a bed - captioned 'holly poly' (hollypoly-legs)
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Hey, everyone! Nominations for the tagset are now open.

Tagset is here.

ETA 2: A couple of people have asked about this, so a quick note: you can ignore the character fields, those won't be involved for matching. I think they got added when I was fixing something else, and I don't want to edit it again in case something blows up. If you've submitted with characters don't worry about it, but if you haven't submitted yet no need to put them in.

Rules are the same as last time, but just in case, I've got the collection set up here.

Major dates are as follows:

Nominations open: Sept 24
Nominations close: Oct 12

Signups open: Oct 15
Signups close: Nov 7

Assignments go out: Nov 11
Assignments due: Jan 11 EOD

Pinch hits close: Jan 14 EOD
Collection opens: Jan 15 EOD
Reveal: Jan 19th EOD

EOD stands for End of Day - technically midnight that night, but with wiggle room (all Eastern Time). Please let me know if these dates work or if people might want more time for one or the other (nominations, signups, especially, but I'm not participating in any exchanges so I don't know what other deadlines are out there).

ETA: OK, looks like there are no objections to the dates above, so please go ahead and add the tumblr post to the reblog list.
pocketmouse: the legs of three people in a bed - captioned 'holly poly' (hollypoly-legs)
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Hi guys, I'm looking for someone to help out with holly_poly this year! I'm still in the throes of grad school, and may also possibly be starting a new job (fingers crossed), so I could use an assist! If you're interested, please DM or email me.