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This is the new contact-a-mod page and it'll be set up for easier use for both authors and us mods :D.

Section One: Newbie Questions

This is for those new to Taming who might be a tad bit confused about how things work around here. I do ask that you first read through the Rules before asking any questions.


Section Two: I need a Tag

Once again, for new authors who need an author tag.


Section Three: Awards and Standing Questions

Pretty straight forward. Ask and you shall be answered.


Section Four: Comments, Questions and Complaints

Pretty self-explanatory. Basically, anything that doesn't fit in the other sections land here.



I ask that everyone who needs to contact the mods please use this. I know some have contacted us personally, and if it is a personal matter, such as needing to step down or such, then that is fine. But for all other matters please do it here, that way all the mods are notified which will increase the likelihood of a quick response.


And back to our schedule muse wrangling!

Tamingmod
=^-^=Xocoatl

Re: Section One: Newbie Questions

Date: 2011-09-15 07:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] dustandroses.livejournal.com
The link in the rules regarding timestamps is dead. So do I need to have my entry in by midnight Saturday MY time (Eastern Standard USA)? Or is there a different timestamp required?

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Date: 2012-02-02 10:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] valyssia
Does the five-hundred word minimum per entry have to be met all in the same story or can it be broken up? For instance say I wrote one story of two-hundred words and another of three-hundred words and both stories contained the prompt. Would that meet the requirement?
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Date: 2013-02-08 03:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] babysix.livejournal.com
I'm new to lj and this community. I feel like an idiot but I'm confused as hell.

1. Do I have to mention the word or is the concept enough. Also, can the word be added but not be an important part of the plot?

2. Is adult, fetish, intense, or taboo content OK if it's tagged clearly? (For instance: graphic horror, slave fiction, or spanking erotica.)

3. What's an author tag? I don't see what you're talking about.

4. "Crossposting is shiny." I guess that means good? So I can post to a different community and then create a Taming post linking to the other post?

I'm excited to participate. I'm just gonna jump in and hope you guys will help me meet guidelines if I'm off. :-)



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Date: 2014-02-23 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ruby-jelly.livejournal.com
G'day!
Will you forgive 8 words, or is 500 the absolute line not to be crossed?
This is my first short story in forever, and we are talking years here, but those last elusive eight words remain just that, elusive. Ah well, maybe they'll turn up before tomorrow, or you get a chance to reply. Sleep tight!

Date: 2014-05-07 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clreid.livejournal.com
I just joined the community, and I was looking at past rules and info on things, and do people still rate the stories? I'm not sure if I'm ready to be rated on my writing with a number, but I'd like to try some of the challenges still!

And sorry, I posted that in the wrong spot for questions!

Date: 2014-06-10 04:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lightning-skies.livejournal.com
I think I screwed up. I dove right into writing, but I think I used the wrong prompt. Is Aurochs your current, open prompt or is that the one you just finished?

Re: Section One: Newbie Questions

Date: 2015-04-13 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feliciacraft.livejournal.com
Hi,

I wanted to make sure I understand the deadline. Is midnight Saturday the minute after 11:59pm on Friday (and not the minute Saturday turns into Sunday)? ;)

Thanks!

Re: Section Two: I need a Tag

Date: 2011-08-18 07:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amaranthine-7.livejournal.com
Hello :)
I'm new around here and just posted my first story. Can I have a tag please?

Thanks in advance.

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Date: 2012-02-14 11:19 pm (UTC)
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Hello! I need a tag please!

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Re: Section Three: Awards and Standings

Date: 2011-09-18 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jujukittychick.livejournal.com
just to clarify, the week breakdowns are 3, 6, 15, 19, 30 and then the major ones after that?

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Random question, i missed a couple weeks, but i thought of a fic inspired by the weeks i missed, i know i won't get credit for it, but can i still post it here since it was using those prompts?

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Date: 2012-07-01 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alakewood.livejournal.com
Will we be seeing an update on standings/tracking soon? :)

Date: 2012-07-09 03:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 47thlight.livejournal.com
Can I get an author tag pretty please? I keep forgetting to come by here and say that I need one ^__^;;

Date: 2012-07-09 06:49 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-08-08 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slaymesoftly.livejournal.com
Just posted about this on my own journal as the link here didn't work the first time I tried it. I just wanted to say that, while I know I've been MIA for quite a while, I thoroughly enjoyed the weeks I spent working on prompts for the comm and I think the variety and occasional "Huh?" ness of them was a big plus. I learned new words, I stretched myself as an author by working to include that week's prompt in whatever fic I was currently working on, and I ended up writing a passel of gen fics using characters I hadn't done much with before just because that was what I could make work for that week's prompt. I say let the prompt machine do its thing and try to cope with it. :) And I'm so glad you all are continuing this comm. I do look at the prompts each week, even though I've yet to get back into any sort of rhythm for doing them.

Date: 2012-09-25 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nondenomifan.livejournal.com
Section Four: Comments, Questions, and Complaints

ATTN: =^-^=Xocoatl

YOU. ARE. LOVED. And appreciated. Please, don't ever doubt it. This community is amazing. I've been a member almost as long as I've been an LJ user (formerly dfasgiles), since the times members used to vote on others' submissions and you mods went to the trouble of tallying the votes! And, back then, we were told to make an effort to submit "clean" work (i.e., proper punctuation, grammar, etc.). I'm not sure if the mods have changed hands since then or not, but I know it was decided to stop the voting because it was getting to the point where most of the time only 3 people were voting, so it wasn't worth the mods' trouble to put up the polls. What was funny was more people came out to vote for whether there should still be voting every week than they did to vote on each week's submissions.

Anyway, considering that I have basically been completely neglecting all my communities for at least a year and they aren't nearly as complex as this one, I'd say you are a pretty amazing person who deserves a boat load of appreciation and respect.

*smoochies*
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Date: 2013-10-25 12:10 pm (UTC)
valyssia: (Footprints)
From: [personal profile] valyssia
May I request the ability to lock a post to 'moderators' only. I'm beginning to play with some original fiction and I would like very much to limit the number of viewers to a bare minimum.

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Date: 2013-01-14 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spikesgirl58.livejournal.com
I would like to request a tag, please.

Thank you!

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Date: 2013-05-14 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spikesgirl58.livejournal.com
I just wanted to say thanks for a good time, but I am going to have to withdrawl now. We are getting ready to go on vacation for three weeks and I seriously need time away from the computer.

Thanks for a great run and a fun site!

Date: 2013-05-26 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] afleur-de-lis.livejournal.com
I have a question. What about the older prompts? Can we still write for those or does it have to be just for the current prompts?

I am interested in this. I just found my muse for a lot of the older prompts... especially the Leonardo one. So if I do sign up, it would have to be for this week's prompt to be written for and the other one for last week would have to be done during my spare time?

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Date: 2013-07-07 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] afleur-de-lis.livejournal.com
I am most interested in this community every day that passes. However, I am slightly confused...

Do we sign up before writing and posting for a prompt? I'd really like to start this so my muse can return to me, but discover that I don't know how this works really.

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Date: 2013-09-06 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amaranthine-7.livejournal.com
I was wondering if it is at all possible to have an exemption of a week.

I am going on holiday really early this Sunday morning and I will not be back until the Sunday after that.
During that week, it is highly unlikely that I will have any access to the Internet. I will still be writing, but I won't be able to see the new prompt for next week, and won't able to post anything.

I really do not want to break my run and so was wondering if I could have an exemption for this coming week.

Date: 2013-09-06 01:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catw00man.livejournal.com
Hey there. Traditionally we do not allow week exemptions, but let me talk to the other mods and see if we can come up with a solution for you. My idea would be to see if we can post the prompt tonight which would be fair for everyone as they would all get the same time, but let me run it by the other mods first. :-) I'll let you know as soon as I hear from them!

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Date: 2014-05-04 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theladymerlin.livejournal.com
I understand, as I'm sure we all do, that things come up which prevent us from being able to honour our commitments. Having said that, it has been quite some time since an update in standings and even longer since anyone has received an award.Is this going to change any time in the near future? I adore this comm and hate to see this happening. [livejournal.com profile] xocoatldreams your commitment and dedication is to be admired, thank you.

Date: 2014-05-04 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skargasm.livejournal.com
Hi, just wanted to say that I love this community so much but do agree, it has got to the stage where I am due a Goddess award from December so am well on the way to almost double that, and I'm heading towards my four years and really hope to celebrate it properly.

I totally understand how real life can get in the way but can someone fill us in as to the state of play in terms of when things will be caught up on please?

I want to reiterate that I understand about other commitments taking precedence, etc but just a quick line letting us know would be great.

Date: 2014-06-18 12:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heartsignite.livejournal.com
Hello! This question pertains to Section One. Do we need to sign up somewhere? Or do we just make our first post according to the rules and it goes from there? Also, are we allowed to post more than 1 story a week?

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