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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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a DJ who lived in seclusionknittinggoddess on March 21st, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
I was more thinking that off-topic-but-not-trollish posters could be asked to move. I know that on vaginapagina, posts are deleted by the mods with some regularity due to lack of adherence to the rules. So it's an option for sure (unless they have some certain setting on).

In all these comments, I'm seeing a few options for themes and challenges:
1. Temporal setting of fandom (set pre-Stonewall, future, etc)
2. Decade in which the fandom originated
3. Topic of narrative (trans issues, coming out, sexual fluidity)
4. Genres
5. Write from a prompt here in this challenge post
6. Write from a prompt anywhere in this database

Does that sound about right?

How were you thinking the timeline would go? Would challenges be posted a month or two in advance, and then people remember to come back and post the fic during the posting month? That would definitely be more like lgbtfest now.

As for the title, lgbtfestforward sounds good to me, if a bit of a mouthful. (But that might just be because of the lgbt part!)

What do you think about other media such as vids and art, as sophinisba asked below?

I love all the thinking you're doing about this. Thanks for taking the reins and running with it!
Helenka: SGA-John surprise at gatehelenkacan on March 21st, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
Ack! Questions. More thinking.

Themes and challenges will need more discussion. As for the individual decades thing, I thought of an alternate way to group shows/fandoms according to when they're set (at the time they were created): a) in the past; b) current day; c) future. Tags. Moar tagz.

And, yeah, I can't wrap my head around the timing or posting. For that I'd like to get more modly-inspired people involved.

Even though "lgbtfestforward" is a mouthful, the good thing is that it does incorporate the name of the original comm (and perhaps its mods could future date a post so that it's the first one showing to redirect people who click to the new comm) and it shows that we are, in fact, moving forward because we believe it's important. Even better, I think it'll pop up more often in search engines.

I'm wary of expanding the new comm to include other visual and aural forms of expression. We're so much about WORDS here, that it's difficult to add vids/art/podfics. I believe your answer was spot on: when we're replying to a prompt, we're imagining and writing about how the character's perceptions and subsequent thought processes change, so that what was once considered unthinkable is now seen as a viable option where sexuality and gender are concerned. The only way I could see a fanvid working is if the vidder wrote an original song and performed it or a wallpaper or collage had words superimposed over the artwork. Of course, that could be yet another category and challenge (definitely a wild card).

As for your final words (and compliment), as Teal'c would no doubt put it, "Undomesticated equines could not prevail to halt my forward momentum!"

Now, before I head into the barn for the night ('cuz it's been a wild and very chatty afternoon/evening), do you think the two of us (who were the first to want to keep the spirit of the comm alive) should offer ourselves as co-mods and see who would like to join us officially. I don't know how many you think would work (but I was thinking at least 3-5).

TTYL ('cuz I have neglected ALL of LJ since this morning; and SLOG as well).
a DJ who lived in seclusionknittinggoddess on March 21st, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
Now, before I head into the barn for the night ('cuz it's been a wild and very chatty afternoon/evening), do you think the two of us (who were the first to want to keep the spirit of the comm alive) should offer ourselves as co-mods and see who would like to join us officially.
Sounds good to me. 3-5 seems like a workable number. I'm currently teaching full time and in grad school, but spring and summer quarter are relatively low key for me. (Especially in light of the packed quarter I just finished!) So part of me is feeling impulsive and foolish for volunteering. On the other hand, if we have shared responsibilities, I can put in most of my time while I'm procrastinating--a frequent occurrence!

There's also the queer_fest comm that just popped up, as you probably saw. I think it's great to have both a short term, annual thing and an ongoing source.