1800: (janeausten)
1800 ([personal profile] 1800) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2020-05-08 09:41 am
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BAKERSTREET RULES

Folks, we have a few simple rules here and the mods expect everyone to adhere to them. One of them is: Do not repost a meme that can be found on the first two pages of Bakerstreet, or that is less than a week old. Another one is: Please avoid using images that are too graphic or if you do place it under a cut with proper warnings.

Please do not post more than one meme a day using one journal / sock account (Added March 12, 2017)




Be aware of the rules, because if you - as a player - start rping in such a meme, you might lose your thread after the mods delete the whole thing.

We do not want to delete memes where you already play, because that is punishing you, not the person who broke the rules. They know this and intentionally go against the rules because 1) they want you to suffer from their stupidity and/or 2) if we don't delete the meme because we're being nice, they think they've outsmarted us. For the same reason, they do not reply to messages we send or have completely unabled PMs.

Rule for the memeposters: You need to be available to mods! This has been added to the profile page now.

So players, for your own sakes, do not indulge the rulebreakers.

Let's keep to a schedule for the popular memes:
* TFLN - Friday
* Smutty picture prompt meme - Sunday
* Gen texting meme - Sunday (Midnight Texting once/month, on the 3rd week, with other texting memes allowed for the other Sundays.)
These 3rd Sundays for 2017 are: Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19 and Dec 17.
* Sexting meme - Tuesday
* Picture prompt (integrated or not) - Thursday
* Classic Word Association meme - on 14-18th of each month


Having said that, posting any of these memes a day earlier or later is not something to report it as a problem. The important thing is to only post them once a week. That means a Sunday-Saturday timeframe.

Say there's been a lot of shipping memes and you want a gen Pic Prompt meme on a Wednesday. That's fine.


Comments are disabled in this particular post. I will allow comments. My first thought was to edit this later so that it would serve as an official Rules post and I didn't want to clutter it with anything else. However, I don't want to give the impression that I won't allow discussion on this topic.
wastebasket: an open journal with a pen on it (Default)

Sorry, quick question!

[personal profile] wastebasket 2016-05-10 05:57 am (UTC)(link)
I'm browsing the community because I'm interested in joining, but I'm seeing some terminology I don't recognize. What does "OTA" mean? I keep seeing it everywhere.

Thanks!
fourleafcleaver: (just means there's way more cake for me)

[personal profile] fourleafcleaver 2016-05-10 06:12 am (UTC)(link)
Hey! I'm not a mod or anything, but "OTA" stands for "Open To All." Generally this means that the person saying they're "OTA" is amenable to any prompt on the meme and, if it's applicable, any shipping configuration (m/m, f/f, m/f). Some people might specify that they're only interested in certain shipping configurations, or that they aren't interested in smut, or they're only interested in being tagged by canonmates (that is, characters from the same canon as them), but someone saying they're OTA is saying they're down for whatever!
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[personal profile] morally_cryptic 2016-05-10 06:47 am (UTC)(link)
What the person above me said, basically. I personally put it in my subject lines (or try to remember to do so) because I'm usually okay with going cross-canon or AU-type things. In the body of my first post if I want to specify something, I do it there. Like if I don't want to do particular prompts or that I'm okay with shipping but not smut but I still might be "open to all" characters. :)
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[personal profile] aanonburr 2016-05-15 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
I usually post picture prompts adjacent to TFLN but Thursday works for me if everyone is fine with it being posted in the evenings (EST block)

[personal profile] sockiness 2016-05-16 01:11 am (UTC)(link)
far as i know, you're banned, bro. you posted before the week was up more than once and you had no way to get a hold of you. check out the report thread on the last page.
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[personal profile] dinosock 2016-05-17 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
So you write "do not indulge the rulebreakers" then allow a banned poster to post again? What?
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[personal profile] youare40 2016-07-13 11:49 pm (UTC)(link)
could i request that the classic word association meme be added to the list of scheduled memes, please? everyone's been very respectful of the monthly posting schedule so far but it never hurts to have it down in writing. i usually reserve it for the third week of the month, but if you would like a more specific date, i'll try to stick to the 16th!

let me know! thanks for your time!
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[personal profile] ninjainviolet 2016-07-24 06:30 am (UTC)(link)
Is having to join before posting a comment - like this one - a new rule, or something that was done by accident?
shieldless: (Default)

[personal profile] shieldless 2016-07-24 06:52 am (UTC)(link)
It looks like it's new due to some drama going down.
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[personal profile] ninjainviolet 2016-07-24 07:29 am (UTC)(link)
Gotcha! I wasn't entirely sure, so it never hurts to double-check. Thank you.
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[personal profile] thundered 2016-09-05 05:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi, I don't know if this is the best place to ask about it, but I'm running out of options.

Is there any meme or something of the sort here that allows players to share the games they are in or to show off new games? Because the places I used to go for that seem to have closed down and I've been trying to look around for what's new, because I'd like to join a new place, and I... can't find anywhere with that information (that is not rpanons which I avoid like the plague). Thanks!
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[personal profile] thundered 2016-09-05 06:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks! Yes, I am looking for ads to look at, not to post, but that first one you suggested should be very helpful! Thanks again! c:
thelongcon: (Default)

In addition to above:

[personal profile] thelongcon 2016-09-05 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I know of [personal profile] app_this_plz and [community profile] rpads which are for game advertisements, that could be a good place to start looking? The threads for games at app_this_plz have a section for new/revived games specifically.

As far as I've seen, there's no specific meme that fits your criteria - but a lot of the ads seem to have test drive memes!
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[personal profile] thundered 2016-09-05 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! Yeah, I needed a place to look at what ads are out there and what's new, but TDM would be good too! Just want to find a new place to play at. But thanks again as well! c:
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[personal profile] lotsoflaughs 2016-09-05 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
As a note, atp has closed, which is likely why the search for a place to look for games.
thelongcon: (Default)

[personal profile] thelongcon 2016-09-07 05:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Hadn't realized that at the time, but thank you!
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[personal profile] youare40 2016-12-30 01:13 am (UTC)(link)
if anyone's wondering what happened to the word association meme this month: i forgot to put it up! apologies to all. it will resume the usual posting schedule in january.
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[personal profile] heckyeahpropane 2016-12-30 10:16 am (UTC)(link)
Hello, everyone, I have a question!

Would it be possible to utilize the tagging system better?

For example, each time the 'hurt/comfort' meme comes up, tag it as such? Same for the mid-fuck meme, roll calls, enchanted forest, and all the common ones.

I know there is the weekly round up, but I feel like this could still help even more people out, and besides...a person can't ever be too organized, right?

Thanks for reading, and for all you're hard work!
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[personal profile] unmemely 2017-03-12 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)
just curious, but: does the alternate universe pic prompt meme count as the picture prompt meme for the week, or can that be posted on another day? (or as long as it's not on the regularly scheduled thursday?)
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[personal profile] thelongcon 2017-03-13 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
The AU picture prompt is included as part of the Thursday picture prompt memes, though lately, it's mostly been the general, or the shipping version.

I'm not sure if there are dedicated posters for those memes off the top of my head, if you wanted to contact them and see if they could put up the AU version this coming week, or if the non-picture prompt AU meme could have a prompts option added (for images, video or audio prompts).

Hope this helps.
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[personal profile] 1mod 2017-04-17 01:35 am (UTC)(link)
Hi guys!

May I request an off-comm tag for [community profile] 1prompt? I'll probs be advertising on this comm and it'll be a weekly thing as well.

Thanks, and keep up the good work!

[personal profile] 123oclockrock 2017-04-27 03:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi guys,

This might not be possible, but would it be an option to ask people not to post memes that have a bakerstreet schedule in their own communities and link to that post here?

It means that those memes, which usually see high interest, cannot be reposted for another week on bakerstreet and it pushes people who do want to play them to RP in non-bakerstreet communities. I understand that these communities are trying to increase their own popularity by posting well-liked memes and linking their entries here, but it creates a problem for those of us who don't want to play on those communities for whatever reason.

Thanks.
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[personal profile] blinkportal 2017-06-25 05:48 am (UTC)(link)
Saw thisin the Integrated Smut Picture Prompt Meme (June 24th), page 2:

hey dipshit stop musedumping your fuckboys if you're not going to tag out