24 August 2015 @ 04:19 pm
Something really ugly happened in this community which has resulted in the banning of a player (apparently long overdue) and several sock accounts that were harassing that player. This is a thing that has blown up in our report post and got really nasty. The entire issue on Bakerstreet could have been resolved a lot sooner had someone, anyone, come to us sooner.

The thing I'm really taking away from this is that until today, no one came to us directly about problems with this player, instead choosing to take matters into their own hands and harass that player instead. As a mod, that really upsets me. I understand that a lot of people just decide not to bother reporting issues to mods, but we literally have zero power to help you if you do not come to us with a concern. And while I can't speak for [personal profile] 1800 and [personal profile] kostinaya, I know I personally really want to help if your are having issues in our community.

Please come to me if there is something that is concerning you and I will do my best to help.
 
 
25 October 2014 @ 01:50 pm
Hello players and mememakers

I realize the comm rules don't specifically state how often a particular meme can be posted but it's been sort of a mutual agreement that at least a week should pass between identical memes.

So I ask everyone to keep that in mind. Even if the memes are hosted on another comm, please do not spam Bakerstreet with links to them.

Thank you and carry on.


- co-mod of Bakerstreet
 
 
27 September 2014 @ 03:25 pm
As it was brought up on RP Anons, not everyone saves their tags in their inbox.

If you are one of the people affected by my unfortunate misfire and want to see if any of the players you were tagging with have parts of your threads saved in their inbox, please drop a request here.

Alternatively, if you have tags saved and want to see if anyone is requesting part of your thread, please take a look.
 
 
Alright kids.

Quick note before I get started: Please welcome [personal profile] korofel as our third and newest mod on the team. She will be assisting me in keeping up with reports, policy revisions and enforcement, so there will be further posts on policy changes in the coming future. I do plan on adding two to three more mods to the team as I find them.

Now that that's done: You might notice that anon has been turned off; I had stated before that if harassment continued that it would be. I didn’t shut it off immediately because I was concerned about how it would affect anon memes.

What does this mean for the future of anon memes here on Bakerstreet? Well, only time will tell. For now, they will have to be hosted elsewhere. They of course are welcome to be promoted and cross-posted here as always, but at the moment we have no plans to turn anon back on until we believe that anons will use it for its intended purpose within this community. That purpose being for rp within memes (or other stated anon meme uses), not for harassment purposes.

That being said, I would like to also talk about harassment in non-anon contexts. The policy here at Bakerstreet on harassment is going to be similar to what it was for anons. If you are found to be harassing another player on, or in some cases about, Bakerstreet, whether it be in tags, metatags, pms (in direct reference to Bakerstreet threads or tags), etc and it is reported to the mod team, you will receive a warning. If a separate instance of harassment is reported about you after you have received one warning, then you will be no longer welcome in the community, and will be banned.

Again, harassment that is formally reported to the mod team is something we can do something about. We unfortunately cannot take action simply based off of the complaints of anon comms or other gossip channels.

The report post is and will always be anon enabled if anyone needs to reach the mod team, and as always I am open to PMs even if it's via a sock if need be.
 
 
19 August 2014 @ 02:27 am
Hello all.

There have been a disturbing number of reports and complaints made as of late with regards to anon harassment or outright bullying on this comm. This is not okay. Rule number one of this community, insofar as much as we have rules is 'don't be an ass; respect one another'.

There is no scenario where harassment, anon or otherwise, is acceptable or to be encouraged in this community. We're here to rp in memes, not to ruin each others' pretendy fun times. It doesn't matter if the character is a supposed cockhop, a wanker, practically an OC, or using the 'wrong' PB. Please suck it up and don't tag them if you don't like what you see, and let it go. Or if you want to crit them, pm them under a sock or comment on their HMD post.

As of right now I'm not turning anon off, but this the only warning I'm going to give. If the harassment continues as it has been, anon will be getting shut off until further notice and I will be reassessing the need for having anon enabled in this community.

Regardless of whether anon continues to be a function on this comm, the problems post will always be anon enabled, and I am always open to private PMs.
 
 
06 July 2014 @ 10:51 pm
Good evening everyone! This is just a quick post to everyone to announce a change in management here at Bakerstreet!

I only just was given the reins to this community, so bear with me while I get settled in and whatnot. There will be a problem/spam reporting post going up on my journal by the end of the night, which will be linked in the comm's user info. I'll also be adding a 'suggestions' post for changes you might want to see in the comm (whether you might want to see certain memes only allowed to be posted once a week, moderated posting/not moderated posting, etc). In the meantime, feel free to pm me with any questions or concerns, or just comment here.

More updates will come in the next day or so.

Thank you for your time.

ETA:

PROBLEMS/SPAM REPORT POST
SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

Both are now on the comm's info page.
 
 
02 August 2012 @ 12:03 pm
 
Hey guys, quick update.

But we're going to be disabling moderated posting shortly. We're just going to finish the current meme queue. It should be sorted sometime tomorrow.

Anyway, thank you for your patience.

Do feel free to leave feedback and any comments/concerns in the comments.

Thank you,
Happy Meme-ing!
 
 
26 July 2012 @ 12:24 pm
Hey [community profile] bakerstreet!

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK
Okay, so last week we asked you guys your thoughts on how the community is going to be run and anyway I've reached a decision regarding that.

ANONYMOUS WILL BE KEPT ON, WITH IP LOGGING OFF.

That said, if there are anonymous problems that do turn up. Do not hesitate to PM or report it.

NEW MODERATORS! + APPLICATIONS

Welcome in, Chibs ( [personal profile] kostinaya ) and Eri ( [personal profile] vital ) to the moderating team! ♥ ♥ ♥

Anyway, it's a pretty big comm and I'm currently looking for TWO more moderators to make sure we get all the ground covered. If you're interested in applying, I've tossed up an application post.

MODERATED POSTING

Okay, I know it started out very rocky and consider last week a trial period, but we're extending the trial period for another week especially now that there are more moderators. There are a lot of really good reasons why I personally think the meme queue should be given another shot.

— It slows down the community. Some of us are in games, and [community profile] bakerstreet has had a point where it's received fourteen thirteen memes a day. there's some pretty cool raw stats here

— Memes are getting more play.

— Adjust the meme variety. Meaning if, for example, a smut meme gets posted yesterday, we'll try to avoid posting a smut meme today. So the last smut meme that gets posted gets more attention.

— We want to encourage backtagging and playing in older memes. A lot of people won't tag into something just because it's not in the front page anymore.

So since there are going to be more mods now, the queue should be sorted faster with the memes being posted in a wider range of timezones. Anyway, give us another week to try and run with this style. We want something that works for everyone. Which brings us to the question:

HOW MANY MEMES/DAY DO YOU WANT TO SEE?


MEME HEADERS
Okay, so no one in this community wants anyone accidentally triggered. So placing things under a cut, would benefit tremendously. We don't want anyone to feel uncomfortable.

Since what triggers what is subjective there's this list of common triggers that comes at a handy reference. Basically, meme makers, use your own discretion in handling it.

If there's an offending image, do not hesitate to report.

AFFILIATIONS + ADVERTISING
[community profile] bakerstreet is now affiliated the [community profile] memebells !

THEPILLOWFORT
a PanFandom Dressing Room
☁ premise
     You wake up in a city it doesn’t matter where— a bedroom, an intersection, in a park, just somewhere in a city—and you quickly realize… this wasn’t where you were last. Or maybe you were just passing through on your way to somewhere else…. And couldn’t find your way out. Whatever the circumstances, you’re stuck in a city with thousands of other inhabitants; many are just like you, stuck with no way out.

    The Pillowfort is a panfandom dressing room for anyone and everyone to join in on the fun. There will be scheduled events and setting suggestions, however everyone is free to play out whatever universes or settings they want to :]


☁ setting
     The Pillowfort is set in a city called… well The City. There is no real name because the locals know no other place. And they will all be amazed by your characters’ stories of “far off places”.

     The City is a large-city with no borders. There’s a bay, however the water extends on and on and it’s impassable. It doesn’t matter what language you speak or what kind of dialect you have, everyone can understand you and you can understand everyone else.

     That isn’t all that’s strange about this place. Weird things such as setting changes, freak storms, or even monster attacks happen out of nowhere. No one knows how to explain it… and the locals aren’t even that thrown by it. However, new inhabitants should be on their toes. Who knows what’s around the corner!
ooc + ic + mod + faq + guide + mod contact


Happy Meme-ing!
Bakerstreet Mod
 
 
19 July 2012 @ 08:39 am
Hey [community profile] bakerstreet!

ANONYMOUS ACTIVITY

This is long overdue. So, there are a few concerns I wanted to address. Mostly in regards to how frequently memes get 'trolled' with anon comments and how Bakerstreet has been used as a way to dole out unsolicited (and not always constructive) criticism towards other players. I have also seen this as a way to harass other players. There have also been an increase in "trap" memes and it's quite the cause for concern.

Now, since this is a big community, I'd rather not implement any changes without consulting the playerbase. Anyway, just going to toss a few ideas out there and I'd genuinely love your opinion on them.

☞ Disable the anon option and then memes that require the anon option can have it enabled.
☞ Keeping anon, but enabling IP.
☞ Moderated Posting to filter out the trap memes (and keep the meme count per day to something less. But if this is case, how much memes/day?)
☞ Keep things as they are.

There will probably be another mod post around a week after this to announce the decision. I want to keep [community profile] bakerstreet a fun place.


IF YOU ARE BEING ANONYMOUSLY HARASSED, OR SOMEONE IS BOTHERING YOU AT ALL IN THIS COMMUNITY - DO NOT HESITATE TO PM ME ([personal profile] bakerstreet_mod) OR DROP A COMMENT HERE AND I WILL DEAL WITH IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

LINKING POLICY

Anyway, aside from that. As a tip, not entirely a strict rule - but if you have a meme that LINKS outside of [community profile] bakerstreet to avoid people posting to YOUR post on this community consider DISABLING COMMENTS.

I have nothing against people hosting memes in their communities and linking them here but let's keep confusion to a minimal.

MEME IMAGES

Few things that should be obvious already. DON'T STRETCH THE PAGE (rule of thumb, no images over 650px in width) and please don't use NOT SAFE FOR WORK images as meme headers or alternatively, leave it under a cut with the appropriate warnings.

ADVERTISING: CLUB_ID

So, alright. Some of you may have noticed the appearance of [community profile] club_id. A smut DR trying to get up on it's feet. Anyway, they've asked me to help advertise it. So - come check it out.

CLUB id
[community profile] club_id is a panfandom smut dressing room catering to those players who want played out smut in a kinky setting. All fandoms accepted including canon characters, OCs, AUs and multiples.


Welcome to CLUB id. Within these walls, you'll find a dark and twisted wonderland filled with the tools and people needed to fulfill all the desires you never knew you had. Anything goes at CLUB id. No kink is too deviant for this clientele. You're here purely for pleasure.

Or pain.

Or whatever combination of the two makes you the most excited. There are few rules here. Chief among them is that everyone must enjoy themselves to the fullest extent.
SETTING RULES F.A.Q. SUGGESTIONS CONCERNS OOC


UPDATE: STRIKE SYSTEM + MODERATED POSTING
There are rules in this comm, and though I've never felt the need to be strict about them until now - circumstances have kind of warranted this.

Now I'm not banning anyone because their images stretched the page. So what earns you a strike? Being disrespectful to other players and other asshattery. Now no actions are going to happen unless PROOF follows. Capital mistake to theorize without fact, etc. etc. PLAY NICE. Two strikes results in a ban - but depending on circumstances that can change. Will update profile later.

For the next week as an experiment, Bakerstreet is going to be on moderated posting. See how that fairs, and I'll do another post next week on feedback for the anon on/off discussion.
[personal profile] bakerstreet_mod
 
 
11 April 2012 @ 07:54 pm
 
Hi guys, a quick PSA.

But for the record: Trading and Selling of usernames is against Dreamwidth's Terms of Service. So please don't post memes regarding username swapping/giving away.

Happy Meme-ing! C:

- Bakerstreet_Mod.
 
 
08 March 2012 @ 08:29 pm
Hey guys! Sorry, I've been super swamped as of late; but just passing by to announce [community profile] bakerstreet's new affiliate: [community profile] redlightstreet.

[community profile] redlightstreet is basically Baker Streets' smutty, illicit and romance-obsessed cousin.

For the record there's nothing wrong with posting smut memes in Baker Street. It was made to let the the gen meme stand out more and the smut memes easier to find.

Happy Meme-ing! ♥
 
 
15 February 2012 @ 11:18 pm
 

> A WILD MOD UPDATE HAS APPEARED



Hello everyone, [personal profile] mezzanotte here with a new mod account for this just dropping by a few updates. Firstly, I would like to thank you guys for being active and awesome. Can I just mouthbreathe all over you all and say that it is a little bit overwhelming how large the comm has grown. THANK YOU GUYS ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

01 ☞ Profile has been updated.

02 ☞ The sticky post on top is gone, and has been replaced by: A PROBLEMS OR CONCERNS POST. So if there's anything you feel the need to report do so here~

03 ☞ A bunch of people have been asking for a tagging system, so please tag everything after this post~ The tagging systems pretty simple, so please comment here if there are more tag requests.

04 ☞ If there are any memes you want to request or more you'd like seeing there is a post for that too.

05 ☞ Guys try not to post memes every hour! I don't want to police but let's not try to have more than 5 memes a day, please.

06 ☞ Memes without RNG are fine! A number of people have been commenting that they'd like to see more memes where people write something in the text field; so situational things (Example: Characters are now in the Jungle!) where only the scenario is discussed is fine.

07 ☞ Games: You are allowed to link TEST DRIVE memes to [community profile] bakerstreet. As long as no one makes GAME SPECIFIC (IE: Only members of the game/verse can post) MEMES, that should be fine.

08 ☞ Would anyone be interested in an OOC comm for Bakerstreet? As a way for people to just chill, talk about RP and just have discussions in general. I've been wanting to set something like this up. Just gonna use this post to gauge interest!

09 ☞ A WILD POLL might appear next week asking about what else you guys want to see in the comm, but feel free to toss in suggestions here until then. By this I mean, do you guys want to allow RP ads, more hmd memes, allow rp tutorials/resources here?

10 ☞ ALSO BECAUSE I AM GIMMICKY: HAVE A BAKERSTREET INSPIRED PLURK EMOTE:


ANYWAY, THAT'S IT FOR NOW.
 
 
30 December 2011 @ 06:48 pm
Hey everyone! ♥

I've decided to do a bit of housekeeping in the style of Mrs. Hudson and try to arrange things so hopefully things are a bit more sorted. This is another one of them link lists/resources posts for people so they know where things are over on DW. ♥ I'll probably try to post this bi-monthly as of next year; so if I've missed out on something do tell me about it or you want something on this list toss me a comment. Yes, go shamelessly pimp.

Anyway, I'm not entirely sure what kind of comm [community profile] bakerstreet is suppoused to be exactly. Again, as I mentioned on the sticky, anyones free to do anything roleplay related over here. Which includes, pimping resources, posting memes, hosting tutorials, Game Ads (provided you promote in a non-annoying manner), linking your memes, things like that...asjdkas; ♥


Whoops! Forgot to cut! :D )

Alright! All the other links, should be mentioned in the post above. Leave a comment if I've forgotten to add something or you want a comm added. ♥