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

Rules Update on Aug 26:
TFLN is to be posted on AM hours and PM hours on alternating weeks!
Mod post about it is: HERE

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 (AM and PM timeslots every other week!)
* 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.
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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.

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[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. :)