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20 March 2011 @ 04:18 pm
Future for lgbtfest  
In the previous modly post, knittinggoddess left the following comment:
I understand!
In that case, if anyone has interest in co-moderating a new comm, leave a comment to this one.
In the interest of having a "clean" entry with comments only about this subject, I thought I'd made a separate post for it.

I'm definitely interested and even thought of a new name. What about "lgbtfestforward"?

So ... who would like to get together to talk about how a new community could operate without putting a huge burden on its mods.

I'm definitely in.
Let's talk about it.
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Helenka: Babylon5-Talia&Ivanova unresolvedhelenkacan on March 20th, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC)
Well, as you can imagine, having just gotten involved with this just a few hours ago, I already feel as if I have to straddle matters of philosophy on how the comm would operate. So that's why I threw out (and I'm sure I'll be throwing it out for realz) the idea of having a decade at a time.

So ... if that suggestion leaves a lot of younger writers twiddling their thumbs, here's another idea: everywhere I typed DECADE, change it to a SPECIFIC CHALLENGE.

So, for 22 days of the month, any show/fandom, any time period, any prompt ... but writing it in a way that also includes a theme. And, then, still have the balance of the month for any fics that don't incorporate the challenge. [Whoa! It's been a while since I had to think ... or type THIS quickly!]
Cimorene: but remember: i'm aquaman!minkhollow on March 21st, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)
I like this version a lot better than the specific-decades one (to randomly jump into the conversation in the middle). The prompts have pushed me to consider things I wouldn't have before, but a lack of familiarity with a given decade's fandoms could put a lot of people off participating, which runs the risk of them forgetting about it by the time their fandoms came up.
Helenka: Boston Legalhelenkacan on March 21st, 2011 12:09 am (UTC)
Well, as you can imagine, thinking up stuff for something that didn't exist just a few hours ago can leave one (aka ME) with a scrambled brain. And I was trying to propose a compromise for people who needed or wanted structure vs an open-365-days-of-the-year anything goes comm.
Seiberwing: Internet Arguementseiberwing on March 21st, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
The themes idea seems really neat. I loved lgbtfest as it stood but it would be nice to have it be a year-round sort of thing rather than every six months.

I have one or two fics I wrote using the prompts outside the main fest, posted in the 'extra fics' post at the very end. I would be happy to repost them to the new comm!
Helenka: SGA-John happy Rodney thoughtshelenkacan on March 21st, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
Well, that would be the beauty of having it open year-round (especially when it doesn't require massive mod involvement). LGBT-goodness 365 days of the year!
BEWARE OF JENMAR.: Gay Agendaclex_monkie89 on March 21st, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
Oh, I love that a lot! I like the idea of themes because it poses a challenge to the authors but is still accessible across nearly all fandoms (I don't say all, because that just begs someone to come along and prove me wrong).