@Dottie, @SHSL, & @ElmireDolores thanks guys!!! ^-^
Happy Holidays, Spectres! Please see the News section for the last newsletter of 2014! Thank you!
Happy Birthday from me, too! :)
Happy Birthday Alex!
@Shiawase: I was going to mention that too--I know that heaps of my views are just mine. XD
Hmm, I tend not concern myself with those kinds of things. While acknowledgement and attention is very much appreciated and satisfying, I'm at a point where I post simply because I want to no matt
Idk, I know some of those reads are mine, so I don't put too much stock in that count lol But I'm happy, of course. I'm always happy when people read my stories :D
I don't usually look at the view count, just reviews/favourites/etc., so I never consider them actual 'reads'. For all I know, someone didn't like it, or clicked on it by accident.
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It's been a quiet second half of the year for the Staff, as we haven't hosted meetings for a few months, but as we near the end of the year comes a revival and desire to see 2015 be even more prosperous than 2014 was--and it was a great launch year for GOtV. We tripled our Community numbers and are closing the year at 5500+ members! Congratulations and many, many thanks to all of you members who have made our Archive what it is today. We are so grateful to you and for you.
We on Staff will begin hosting meetings again in January of 2015, as we revisit the Archive and Community and see what we can do to continue to provide all of you with inspiration and a welcoming Community to call home for your writing. We hope you've found good stories, a welcoming Community, and helpful Staff through 2014, and consider this our dedication to carry that into next year.
It is time, however, to continue our annual tradition of Staff Break. From December 23rd through January 6th Staff members listed in the Supervisor and Manager groups will be on holiday break. This is something Felina and I, as site owners and Executives, are carrying over from last year to do for our Staff members in thanks for all the hard work that they do for all of you, and for us, on a regular basis. During this time, Supervisors and Managers will be on GOtV as members and authors, rather than having to be responsible for the daily upkeep and supervision of the Archive, Forum, and Community in general.
We are asking that you as a Community are respectful of this break, and to show your support of our hard-working Staff by remaining understanding and respectful during this time period.
This does not mean that Submissions will close, or the site will be neglected or will go unmanaged.
Felina and I will be here still, as we always are, and we are not closing Submissions so that our Community can still be active during the time off work and school. Feel free to continue submitting your stories as usual.
As a refresher from last year, here is what will be put on hold during Holiday Break:
*Site Suggestion Implementation
*Supervisors and Managers as first point of contact
This means that while you can still make suggestions for the Site, they will not be implemented until after break. There will be no Contest additions or discussions, and no Staff meetings. And lastly, though it is standard protocol to go to a Supervisor first, and then a Manager, and then finally Executives, during Staff Break you will skip over Supervisors and Managers and bring your messages/concerns directly to Felina or myself. Supervisors and Managers will be taking this time to relax and should not be expected to report to the Site for their usual duties.
Short of submissions and site maintenance, Staff Members will be attempting to enjoy their holiday time as much as the rest of you will be. Please be considerate of holiday break and understand that this is a time for all of you to be reflective and appreciative of the work it takes to keep the site running. We thank you in advance for being gracious while we attempt to have some time to ourselves to celebrate the holidays.
If you have any questions in regard to Staff break, please send comment below and I will be happy to answer.
We hope your holidays are everything you want them to be, and thanks for spending them with us.
Merry merry, Spectres!
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This is a temporary security measure to help combat the overwhelming number of spambots that have assaulted the Forum and Staff over the last few weeks. Until the time can be devoted from Felina and myself to resolve this issue, this is our response and means of dealing with the problem.
To help expedite your Forum registration, please fill out your profile as completely as possible upon registering so that your account does not get lost amongst the spammers. You can also comment below with your registered name and/or email to help us immediately locate your profile and approve it.
We apologize for any inconveniences this causes, but please keep in mind this is to help us continue to provide a safe community for all of you.
A special thank you to the Staff members who have spent sometimes hours over the last couple weeks deleting spam posts and helping Felina and I deal with this problem. We would have been overrun and overwhelmed without you. Thank you.
Once we have more information on updated security measures, we will let you all know what they are and what will change.
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Now, seeing that it's November, that leaves everybody who wants in plenty of time to actually participate in this event. There were plenty of messages throughout the main website, the forum, and our facebook group. Personally, I do not know what goes on in a Secret Santa but I have been given plenty of resources to hand it out to you guys.
The official start is today (November 8th) to turn in forms to show your commitment to the event. The deadline should be by November 30th! That surely gives everybody enough time, right? Right! Then, Secret Santas will be assigned between December 1st through the 3rd and everybody participating has until the 31st to post their gifts.
There are a few suggestions and rules that, of course, come with every event. For this particular event, it has been suggested that people participating and writing stories for your partner should write in second POV (reader-inserts) to make the presents that much more personal. Authors should write a minimum of 1000 words for their gift.
We understand that there was an issue about the people who want to participate but are not writers. But our very own Renohotness has come up with an excellent idea to even include these kind of participants in the event.
For the ones who aren't authors, write a short blurb to either your favorite author appreciating the work they've done or the possible impact the author has had on them. If a lot of people like the idea of assigning author/reader, we can also do that. Reno has also brought up the idea that it can also be done anonymously or not.
The small blurb itself shouldn't be anymore than a thousand words. We're still working on that but if that happens to be too much, please speak up about it at the forum.
We understand that a lot of details still need to be worked out but we'll keep the community updated as things change or shift. There shouldn't be any large changes besides that of what consists of a Secret Santa. We've already set the base so we're just building up.
Now for the form itself:
Gift Specifics: (Fandom, Character, Genre (Up to 2 genres), rating (K- MA), Extra (anything you want to be included)
Fandoms you are willing to write for: (List all)
Up to what rating can you write for:
Limitations: (Topics you won't write like male inserts, lemon, etc)
Are you willing to be a backup? (Just in case, one secret Santa doesn't come through, you are willing to write another Oneshot for the giftless person)
All forms should be emailed to Beckycarolan@gmail.com, not on the forum thread. Also, if a participant cannot post something before the deadline because of unforeseen circumstances, they should inform the staff as soon as possible by sending an email to the address given above.
For suggestions, comments, or questions, feel free to respond in our forum thread*
*Must be a member/logged in to see the contents.
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Just when you send me an email, could you guys mention Secret Santa in the subject, so I don't accidentally think it's spam? Thank you very much!
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