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Mar. 9th, 2008 @ 03:57 pm moddy fyi
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If you submitted your age statement and requested membership, check your asylum invites - we just approved membership for several people to [info]bottomsnape.
Dec. 8th, 2007 @ 03:44 pm prospective members, check your asylum invites page
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We just completed a massive "add new members" for the community.

Just fyi!
Dec. 1st, 2007 @ 01:29 pm Moddy Post - two things
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One is that holiday season is upon us and the exchanges have begun! Yay!

So if you see any hot bottom!Snape among the offerings, please do rec them here so the rest of us can have a gander. We don't all read the exact same fests and exchanges so it can be helpful pointing them out, even if you think everyone already knows about it.

Two is that some of you wish to join the community, but have not provided your date of birth as is required. Hence you can friend and see posts like this one, but none of the flocked entries. In reverse, some of you are filling out the poll, but not friending the community. You need to do both if you want to see the posts. Just fyi.

That is all and happy exchange watching everyone!
Sep. 16th, 2007 @ 11:14 pm Migration Accomplished!
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We have now finished migrating all posts from the LJ community to this one, and we've just approved all pending members who have submitted age statements. If you have applied for membership, submitted an age statement, and not yet been approved, please drop us a comment and let us know.

We're also turning posting moderation off, but please remember to friends-lock any "questionable" posts. An explanation of the types of posts that need to be friends-locked is here.

Let the bottom!snape lurve continue! :-)
Sep. 13th, 2007 @ 02:22 am Back to Moderated Membership
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[originally posted: 08/05/07 ]

As a result of the current kerfluffle with LJ/6A, we are returning to Moderated Membership, for the time being. New members will be approved on submission of an age statement. You must be at least 18 years of age to belong to this community.

Also for the time being, please lj-cut and friends-lock any posts of "questionable" content.

We're looking into mirroring this community over on GreatestJournal and/or InsaneJournal, so if you have journals at either or both of those sites, please feel free to request membership to the corresponding comms.

Thanks for your patience, gang. Fandom will go on!

ETA: Pending new members, please reply to this post with a statement that you are at least 18 years of age, that you have read the community's profile, and that you understand this community includes adult content.

Struck out to avoid confusion. The post for obligatory age statements is HERE. The post explaining our new policies is HERE. Sorry if this confused anyone; the original post was made when we still thought we were staying on LJ.
Sep. 13th, 2007 @ 01:56 am Posting Moderation Deactivated
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[originally posted: 07/30/07 ]

We have just turned moderated posting off, so feel free to post at will. We do ask that you continue to mark and LJ-Cut all DH spoilers. We have also approved all pending members and reopened membership so that anyone who would like to can join the community.

Thanks for your cooperation!

The Mods
Sep. 12th, 2007 @ 10:27 pm Spoiler Policy Update
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[originally posted: 06/24/07 by chazpure]

Just a quick modly note -

Since it appears the Book 7 spoiler troll brigade has started work early, we've stepped up our timetable for spoiler lockdown.

No new members will be approved to join the community until the end of July. I apologise to the good folk who are waiting for approval, but please bear with us; we're trying to keep this community fun for everyone - except the trolls. *rg*

As of right now, all posts to the community will be moderated. We'll try to approve posts as quickly as possible, but please be patient if there should be a delay in the approval process.

I have disabled anonymous commenting for the community, and comments from non-members will be screened for the duration. If you happen to receive a spoilery comment to a post on this community, please don't delete it; just screen it and send a notification to the mods - bottomsnape at yahoo dot com. If we want to track trolls, we'll have to have the evidence in place.

Thanks for your patience and cooperation!

The Mods
Sep. 12th, 2007 @ 09:49 pm Book 7 Spoiler Policy for bottomsnape
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[originally posted: 06/07/07]

Since some early warnings of spoiler trolls have been going around, we'd like to announce the spoiler policy for bottomsnape.

1. Please post anything that might be considered a spoiler for Book 7 behind an LJ cut.

2. In order to avoid trolls, two days before the release of DH, we will be putting the community on moderated posting status. This will continue until at least two days after the US release date.

3. After we give the go-ahead, discussion of spoilers is acceptable here, as long as they are behind a cut and locked to the community.

4. Please avoid spoilery posting headers and cut-text.


The Mods
Sep. 10th, 2007 @ 05:48 am bottomsnape FYI
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Current Mood: vexed & sneezing my head off

[reposting from moddy acct, since posting to the list from a personal account will *not* let you screen posts.] :-/

Okay, I'm slowly getting things done, despite a filthy sinus infection/allergies.

I am going to start migrating the stories to [info]bottomsnape from LJ, but... IJ will not let me backdate the entries, and I'm going to have to add the original date on the top of each entry along with the original poster... but they will all start coming through to your flist, one after the other. In other words, the flist spam will be annoying. To avoid this, you can do one of two things.

1. Post a comment here telling me you submitted your age statement and are friended or have joined the list, but are going to unfriend until the end of the week. (Yes, I'll be double-checking the submitted statements.) If you are posting from an account different than the one you wish to join [info]bottomsnape from, just tell me the right username. ALL COMMENTS WILL BE SCREENED. When I'm done migrating the posts, I will then send you an invite to the list and add you back when you respond to it.

2. Filter out [info]bottomsnape for this week, so you don't have to read the countless posts that will be coming out.

I won't start migrating the stories until tomorrow, to give everyone a chance to do one of the two things above.

Sorry about the mess and fuss.

ETA: With thanks to, [info]snakeling for the heads-up. If you go to the profile, click on the plus icon, and choose remove. You'll still be a member of the comm, but the posts won't appear on your flist. Yet another way to prevent your flist view from being subjected to our old post bonanza this week.
Nov. 9th, 2007 @ 01:18 am first post, new home
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Current Mood: insanely busy

Thanks to busy schedules, ill health, and the LJ woes, we've been biding our time to see which way the wind blows. The disinterest bordering on lack of respect of LJ/6A toward fandom and fan concerns worried us greatly. Moreover, their insistence on stamping our erotic creative efforts as being obscene or child porn reveals a fundamental lack of understanding of the difference between reality and fiction that is downright dangerous. It is doubly so since they clearly demonstrated they do not care who they dub a criminal in their haste to clean their servers of what they feel is 'content lacking in social, artistic or literary value.'

So we have moved. We are going to be here for now. If things heat up or get worse, we'll consider buying space for bottomsnape on journalfen, but that's a last resort. Please don't groan, this sort of thing has been going on for awhile. Remember the old adage about not having all your eggs in one basket? The same applies to fanfic and fan art. These kerfuffles happen from time to time and there is splintering, but in the end, it's healthier for fandom. It spreads and grows new roots and yes, in some places it withers, but we also discover the good places where we can thrive and grow. What matters is not being the biggest and brightest, but shining your light as best as you can.

For now, though, what this all means to [info]bottomsnape is that the posts are going to be migrated here. The comments cannot be migrated, so if you wrote or drew something for [info]bottomsnape and want to keep your feedback, please save it to your computer. We won't delete the comm on lj, but we do feel that it's likely to get TOS'd eventually.

To save ourselves trouble here, now and in future, we are also going to be sweeping house and making sure all members are over 18. People without a posted age statement will not be approved to join.

This is to protect all of us. Sure you can friend just to watch, but as all posts with questionable material must get flocked to the list, you will likely not be able to see or read all the material.

What "questionable" means:
- any post, fic or art, that might be construed as chan (underage character w/adult)
- any post, fic or art, that contains graphic sexual content (depiction of penetration)
- any post, fic or art, that contains graphic violence or kink (such as bdsm or bloodplay, etc.)
- any post with links to fic or art that contains any of the above

Yes, we prefer to err on the side of caution and respect our kind new host's TOS.

If you need somewhere to house your fic, we rec The Archive at the End of the Universe or good, old, much-maligned, but very adult material-friendly Adult Fanfiction Net.

If you need somewhere to house your art, there is Deviant Art, although I am informed they don't care for extremely graphic sexual content, but the soft-core erotica that doesn't show bits should be all right. Digital Art Org has a special section for fan art, and is about the same.

The aforementioned The Archive at the End of the Universe also accepts adult art.

ADDENDUM: a little bird told us about weblogimages. They claim, and I quote from their own webpage Worried about censorship? Don't, no account will be closed due to any content. Check their faq for more specifics.

Lastly, if you prefer your own site, Slash City offers very low cost accounts.

That said, we thank you all for your patience so far and hope to get everything moved fairly quickly, and get a New Year's resolution fest going.

Remember to flock your posts if it's questionable. If you have any question or concern at all about a post, just flock it for safety's sake. We will be moderating posts for a few weeks until everyone gets settled in.

That said, we're glad to be in a new and friendlier environment for fans, and hope you decide to join us and take part on [info]bottomsnape.