21 April 2017 @ 09:32 pm
Apologies to those whose threads were deleted but there were two TFLN memes posted right next to each other. The second was removed.
22 March 2017 @ 12:33 am
For those posting smut/kink memes: Please put your prompts under a cut from now on.

It wouldn't hurt if even gen memes with a massive amount of prompts were under a cut, too, just to make browsing the page easier.

Thank you!
12 March 2017 @ 07:24 pm
Based on some anon concerns, we have a new rule:

Please do not post more than one meme a day using the same journal/sock account.

Thank you!
19 February 2017 @ 09:51 am
Just a quick note to not use the round up as a reliable time source - I can't always post around midnight EST time.

If you're not sure - try sites like these, or the world clock.
08 February 2017 @ 05:42 am
Just a reminder that the comm does have specific days for certain memes.

If you're posting memes which overlap with scheduled memes at bakerstreet, please make sure the cross-posting links to this comm follows the schedule here.

Going forwards, memes that are consistently linked early will be deleted without warning.

Thank you.
18 December 2016 @ 11:38 am

Since this is the 3rd week of the month, the sunday text slot does give precedence to the midnight texting meme, which is why I took down the gen meme so that gets a chance to go up.

All threads were top levels. eta: but if there was any text, posters should have received a copy of their comment.
15 October 2016 @ 11:38 am
You've been very busy tagging Friday's TFLN; well over 5000 comments already.

Go ahead and post an overflow meme if there's captcha now.
22 September 2016 @ 12:20 am
Just to fine-tune the rules:

Midnight Texting meme has a slot for the Sunday on the 3rd week of each month now. Not 2nd or 3rd, as before, because that was causing confusion. Other texting memes aren't allowed to take their place.
07 May 2020 @ 02:28 pm
* TFLN - Friday
* Smutty picture prompt meme - Sunday
* Gen texting meme - Sunday (Midnight Texting third week of month, with other texting memes allowed for the other Sundays.)
* Sexting meme - Tuesday
* Picture prompt (integrated or not) - Thursday
* Classic Word Association meme - on 14-18th of each month
02 September 2016 @ 01:01 pm
As this was never stated explicitly in the weekly meme schedule, the Reverse Smut Picture prompt meme will from now on, be included under the Sunday timeslot.

What this means:
There will be two different picture prompt memes in a week, the sunday smut memes, and the thursday memes (which includes gen, shipping and AU versions).

If either the smutty picture prompt meme or the reverse meme goes up on Sunday - the first one up is the one that will stay.

A solution is to offer an integrated meme allowing for people to leave prompts in their top comments, as well as for taggers to add their own prompts.

Thank you.
13 August 2016 @ 12:39 am
With the TFLN hitting 5000 comments already, feel free to put up an overflow post.
31 July 2016 @ 01:15 pm
Upon review, we noticed that the set schedule for the comm had both sexting and general texting memes listed for Tuesday, leading to the events of last week. After input from several anons we've clarified the texting schedule.

Revised schedule:

Tuesday: Sexting meme
Friday: TFLN Meme
Sunday: Midnight texting meme (Once/month, on the 3rd week), with other texting memes allowed for the other Sundays.

For the TFLN overflow, if the original meme reaches 5000 comments within the first 24 hours after posting, feel free to create another post for it.

Thank you all for your attention.

Another anon suggested the use of tags to help people find different memes. If anyone has input on that, feel free to comment here, or here (if anon). I'll be unscreening those comments as I get them.

Midnight texting meme posting date cleared up September 22, 2016. This post has been edited to reflect that.
24 July 2016 @ 11:34 pm
There's a new home for the Problems/Concerns post:


The one in [personal profile] kostinaya's journal will not be used by the mods anymore so please use the new one from now on.

See also the sidebar. Active mods are listed there as well as quick links to previous modposts.
24 July 2016 @ 09:02 am
For those unaware, Captcha was turned on the comm temporarily so that mods could deal with a case of harassment. It has now been turned off, and the previous settings of the comm set back where they were.

Thank you for your patience.

That said: we would like to reiterate that Bakerstreet is a meme comm, and is not the place for harassment of other players. Remember: Don't be an ass to other people. Please. Respect each other.

This includes commenting to their threads with nasty comments, or PMing their inboxes, and isn't tolerated no matter who started said cycle first. Those responsible will be banned from the comm.

However - to effectively deal with this, we do need people to let us know when that is happening. Either through the problems post, or through PMs so that we are able to follow up on these cases. We can only take action if a formal complaint or report is made.

My personal open contact post is here.

Please don't bring up only off-site occurrences as evidence, unless it's been linked directly here, we can't police what occurs outside of this comm. This includes anon comms like wankgate, as well as tumblr and plurk.

Edited to add: New problems post link.

This post is comment enabled, though all of them are screened at the moment.
23 July 2016 @ 07:21 am
If someone wants to post an overflow post for the TFLN now that the first has hit 5000, they can!
21 May 2016 @ 09:39 pm
Another TFLN is allowed this weekend if someone wants to post it.
08 May 2020 @ 09:41 am
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)

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07 May 2016 @ 11:23 pm
Since the meme was posted on the 2nd this week, I will be deleting the one posted on the 7th in a few hours. The time of deletion is set at 2:30 am EST.
It was decided at 8 pages of comments the meme shouldn't be deleted.
Edit 2: The meme poster responsible has been banned as there were no ways of reaching them, and this was not the first time they've double posted.

The link to the repeated meme is: HERE

This should give players a chance to save their comments before the thread gets deleted.
27 April 2016 @ 09:37 pm
Hey everyone,

I was recently asked to help out with modding at this community - to reduce time gaps when the other mods are unavailable due to life or time zone reasons. Mostly, I will be keeping an eye on the comm, and dealing with issues like doubled memes, or reported issues in conjunction with other mods as need be.

The round ups will continue as they are.

I track the Problems thread, and have an anon-enabled, no IP logging, screened comment post here. PMs are also open though that requires having a DW account.

Timezone for me is: EDT/GMT-4
24 April 2016 @ 03:21 am
TFLN hasn't reached 5000 comments this quickly in a while. If some of you want to post a new entry this weekend because of captcha, you're welcome to do so.
09 March 2016 @ 11:17 pm
One of our rules is:

Please avoid using images that are too graphic or if you do place it under a cut with proper warnings.

If you post a meme with a picture like that, you'll risk having it deleted.

If you start rping in a meme like that, you'll risk having your thread deleted.
14 February 2016 @ 09:19 pm
I prefer not to delete memes, but I will do so if meme posters blatantly ignore the rules.

Apologies to those who already put a top level comment to the Body Heat meme that is now deleted. The exact same meme was posted two days ago and can still be found on the first page here.
Time for (logged-in) discussion, meme players.

Please keep it civil. I'm looking for sound opinions, not the competition of who shouts the loudest. Thanks!

Today's topics )
03 February 2016 @ 12:24 pm
Please note that if the meme you post is hosted in another comm, you should make it absolutely clear.

From now on, it is not okay to just include a link (in the form of a title, for example) that leads the player out of Bakerstreet.

Thank you!
16 November 2015 @ 07:40 pm
I hope the layout looks alright to everyone now. If not, you can leave a message to the Problems Post (http://kostinaya.dreamwidth.org/311.html) or send me a PM and I will try to fix it, if possible.

Thank you to the kind anon who offered their help!
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.