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May 20th, 2009
05:10 pm


Time once again for you to pester your fellow SDers with requests.

Once a month we will have a requests post where members can ask for certain scans to be posted. Other members seeking inspiration can look through the requests and fulfill someone's dream. Posting a request is no guarantee of its being filled, but request posts will be archived so that members can look through comments from previous months and answer them if they so desire.

The most recent request post will be linked to in the community's profile.

So Scans Daily, what do you want?

(ETA: Have archived previous requests, mod posts and FAQs in the community memories).

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May 12th, 2009
05:01 pm


The 1/3 Rule
The Scans Daily modlings have lately been discussing our 1/3 rule. As it stands, the rule is that no more than 1/3 of a story or chapter can be posted on the comm, excepting free, orphaned, public domain, web-published stories, and stories that are 1-2 pages in length. It used to be, back in the halcyon days of Scans Daily 1.0, that we'd allow 1/2 of a volume to be posted. So why did we make the change?

In short, what this means for you as a member making posts:

1) You may only post 1/3 of a story or chapter not of a complete volume.
2) The burden is on you to indicate/prove that the comic you are posting is in the public domain, an orphaned work, or a web-published story if you exceed the 1/3 limit. (If it is a web-published story, please credit and provide links to the source.)
3) Free promotional comics (e.g. comics that publishers released for free for Free Comic Book Day) may also exceed the 1/3 limit, but remember each individual poster may not post more than 4 pages from a recent comic.
4) Stories that are 1-2 pages in length may be posted in full.

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May 3rd, 2009
10:34 pm


New mods, in my community? More likely than you think!
People of Scans Daily!

Please join [info]rabican and myself in welcoming our two new oppressors mods, [info]angelophile and [info]parsimonia. As they settle in over the coming weeks, you'll hopefully come to know them as the fascist ninjas awesome people I know them to be.

And on an unrelated note, in addition to the Scans Daily feed on LJ, there is now a feed on DreamWidth.

Current Music: The Empire Strikes Back - The Imperial March

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May 2nd, 2009
11:53 am


Free Comic Book Day!
We've been asked how much FCBD stuff is appropriate to post here. The books are free and some of them are being partially/fully made available online by the publishers and creators. So our official modly stance on how much of it we can post is: ALL OF IT BB. Keep to seven pages per poster, in order spread the love around, but we won't be enforcing an upper limit.

But do be mindful that FCBD is a promotional effort to bring new readers into smaller shops, and that's A Good Thing.

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May 1st, 2009
05:35 pm


Suggestion Box
Welcome to Scans Daily's official Suggestion Box. If you've got a question, concern or suggestion about Scans Daily, here's where you can post it.

This post will be linked to in our profile, and checked regularly by the mods. Comments won't be screened, so you can suggest amongst yourselves.

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April 27th, 2009
12:33 pm


Two Modly Reminders
We've been getting complaints, fairly regularly, about uncut spoilers, and about posters going over the 1/3 limit. Apparently it's time for a refresher on the posting guidelines.

3. LJ-cuts are required for any post which has more than one image. Because the community is being followed on LJ via a RSS feed, we ask that you use the following code, in place of the usual [lj-cut]: [div class="ljcut" text="this is the text of the cut"] body text [/div]. Replacing [] with <>. This code ensures that images are cut on IJ and LJ friends pages. Remember, unlike with a regular [lj-cut], there is no hyphen in the div cut.

You may use one preview image, maximum size 400x300 pixels, outside of the cut; it must be work-safe and it cannot contain spoilers. If it's from a recent comic, it is not allowed outside of a cut, no matter how spoilery it isn't. Long text or text with spoilers should be behind the cut.

When it comes to spoilers, err on the side of spoilerphobia. Better to cut everything, than make enemies of your fellow members. Similarly, when it comes to NSFW material, caution should be your watchword. Hemming and hawing over the NSFWness of an image? Cut it.

4. No more than one third the length of any single work should be posted on this community. That's 7 pages of a standard American comic, by the by. In regards to anthologies, graphic novels, manga and pamphlets with backup stories, do not exceed 1/3 of the total page count. Exceptions will by made at the discretion of the moderators.

It is your responsibility to check that another user hasn't beaten you to the punch. You can use the tags, and browse the archives to search through past entries. We will be relatively lenient if you accidentally post a few extra pages of a comic that's 30 years old and out of print in any collection, but a comic that's in print will be deleted without warning.

We will love you forever if you're posting more than 7 pages from a comic longer than 22 pages and indicate to us its exact length, so we don't need to bug you about it.

Please, save us the trouble of going through the inevitable "12 pages? How long is the book?" exchange, and just state upfront why your 30-page post is legal. This also ensures that your fellow members aren't wondering why you think you're above the rules, and prepared to bring down the wrath of the Copyright Overlords.

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April 14th, 2009
04:06 pm


Desperately seeking scans? We have the solution! (Maybe).

Once a month we will have a requests post where members can ask for certain scans to be posted. Other members seeking inspiration can look through the requests and fulfill someone's dream. Posting a request is no guarantee of its being filled, but request posts will be archived so that members can look through comments from previous months and answer them if they so desire.

The most recent request post will be linked to in the community's profile.

So Scans Daily, what do you want?

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April 10th, 2009
07:55 pm


Call for Volunteers: Tag Wranglers
[info]sir_razorback has been helping us maintain the tags but there have been some, er... absolutely mangled posts. We're looking for one or two volunteers to help out with this most thankless of tasks: tag wrangling. We're looking for an ongoing commitment, but if at any time you're bored of wrangling, let us know and we'll sell you back your soul.

What: fix mistagged posts, identify tags for deletion and renaming
When: while you browse the comm
Reward: our undying gratitude

* Obviously we still expect you (the comm at large) to tag your own posts, and to help out with untagged posts when the urge strikes.

Current Music: Emily Jane White - Dagger
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March 30th, 2009
10:03 pm


Mod Post: lj-cuts
This isn't a rule, but a request. Because the community is being followed on LJ via a RSS feed, we ask that you use the following code, in place of the usual [lj-cut]:

[div class="ljcut" text="this is the text of the cut"] body text [/div]

Replacing [] with <>. This code ensures that images are cut on IJ and LJ friends pages. Remember, unlike with a regular [lj-cut], there is no hyphen in the div cut.

ETA: The RSS feed is located here.

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March 19th, 2009
06:19 pm


PAD clarification
[info]heeha_tag posted a clarification from PAD, and I'm going to relay it to all of you.

"Well, the last time I was over there it was made abundantly clear that I wasn’t welcome, so I’m not going to make the mistake of going over there and saying this. But feel free to post the following in response:

The position espoused is not remotely correct. I have EXPLICITLY said that I have no problem with “snippets.” A few panels here, a page there. Anything that remotely falls under the realm of fair use is of no concern. And the comment about wanting people to consult with me over reproducing “even small portions” of my work is, again, 180 degrees away from what I said.

What I had said was that–giving a for-instance–if people wanted to produce LARGE amounts (such as the 50% that was reproduced of X-Factor) of work to which I own the copyright (such as Fallen Angel) that they but had to approach me and we could likely work something out. Here I was trying to put forward an example of how I’d be willing to work with Scans regarding work where I have the legal option to make that call (unlike that Marvel work) and it’s being twisted and distorted to make me come across as uncooperative. I really can’t fathom it."

The ban on PAD, just so we're all clear, isn't about blaming PAD for anything. Understandably we're a bit nervous about having his work on SD, and we've received negative attention for the posts that were made after the migration. When [info]rabican and I started talking about a creator rights clause in our rules, it was both to give writers and artists an easy out, and a way to protect the community. It's not about targeting people as poor sports, or bad fans.

PAD: I do apologize for mistaking your words regarding permission to post. Some of that misunderstanding comes down to terminology. Coming from SD as I do, a snippet would be more than a panel, or a page.

The ban will stay in place for now, but this is something we should talk about as a community. I encourage you guys to share your views, but please do so civilly, and with attention to all the issues involved.


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March 18th, 2009
10:05 am


Please don't post PAD
Just a heads up guys, PAD has made it pretty clear that he's not comfortable with our community, and that he's willing to involve the legal department of his employer, to prevent our posting snippets of his work. So no PAD scans, even under flock. While he's been more accepting of our posting older works, he's also made noises about wanting people to ask for his permission before scanning and sharing even small portions of his work.

Let's respect his wishes on this.

ETA: anon commenting is off. IP addresses are (and always have been) logged. Dissent is welcome but trolling, and disrespecting members is not. Keep things civil, guys. To comment you can create an account or log in through open id.

ETA2: apparently IJ treats open id as anon commenting. *sighsighsigh* Anon commenting is on but screened, because I can't mod the comments closely tonight.


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March 8th, 2009
05:24 pm


Posting limits clarification
Until we're finished rewriting the rules to be as TOS-proof as possible, the current posting limit is 1/3 of a work. That means no complete stories. In regards to anthologies, graphic novels, manga and pamphlets with backup stories, do not exceed 1/3 of the total page count. You can't get around the 1/3 limit by posting bits and pieces of various stories, and likewise, you cannot post more than 1/3 of a story, by arguing that complete, it is less than 1/3 of the total page count of the book in which it is published.

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March 4th, 2009
09:53 pm


Mod Post: News and policy clarifications
x-posted to No Scans Daily


We have yet to receive any new information from Abuse as to who filed the complaint against us. The latest conspiracy theory is that the Hand of God brought us low.

[info]rabican and [info]stubbleupdate were interviewed by Comix Mix. I was actually an uncredited contributor. I'll never be internet famous! *cries*

[info]triestine has given Scans Daily 2.0 a year of paid time.

[info]jarodrussell has made a web-ready version of [info]pandanoai's backup. (id/pw: sdbackup/sdrocks)

Big thanks to [info]triestine and [info]jarodrussell.

Policy Changes

The transition to the new communities has involved a lot of invisible background work. Thanks for your patience while we implement rules changes that will ensure both communities enjoy a long life.

Creator Rights

Scans Daily and No Scans Daily welcome the participation of comics creators. Creator participation is subject to the same basic rules that govern the behaviour of fans in the community. However, SD and NSD recognize creators prerogative to control the republication of their work.

1. Copyrighted material will be immediately removed at the request of creators and copyright owners.

Requests for removal of copyrighted material should be directed to the moderation team

2. Spoilers will be removed at the discretion of individual posters. It is not our policy to suppress discussion of comics.

Requests for removal of spoilers should be directed to the original poster.

Psuedonymity and Internet Identity

Given the recent creator-fan conflicts over the 'realness' of internet identity, in both in our community and science fiction fandom, I thought it would be a good idea to clarify our position. SD and NSD respect our members' rights to privacy and control over their online identities. As far as we're concerned you are your pseud.

Trolling and attempts to dismiss other posters on the basis of their 'hiding behind a fake name' will not be tolerated.

Unauthorized public release of a fellow member's contact information will result in immediate banning.

More updates to come.


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February 28th, 2009
07:55 pm


[mod post] Hola!
Hey guys. Well, it's been a bit rough, and it's going to be rough for a while yet, but I am so glad that there are so many people here and posting already. I apologize for the delay in pulling together official moderation announcements - the community was already suspended when I woke up, so you can imagine we've been running around a lot behind the scenes trying to pull everything together.

Without further ado:

1) The new rules which we were planning to announce on livejournal, erm, this coming week or thereabouts are now in the community userinfo. There is also an additional FAQ on posting guidelines. No matter how long you've been a member of scans_daily, in whatever capacity, please read both pages carefully, because we're not taking ignorance of the new rules as an excuse from this point forwards.

Because there have been some fairly major changes to the rules along with the obvious server transition, there's a definite possibility of more tweaks in the near future, particularly ones that will protect us from further TOS-ing. We promise to keep you informed.

1a) In particular, please note that we've changed the page limits from half an issue to one third of an issue - that's down from 11 to 7 pages of an average issue, 5 pages for recent comics. (Yeah, yeah, still arbitrary, but possibly more amenable to TPTB.) Check the new rules for more detail. If you've posted here at Insanejournal, we would appreciate it if you'd bring your post in line with the new regs.

2) Just to make sure everyone's clear on this, the mods of this insanejournal comm are myself and [info]schmevil. stubbleupdate has decided to concentrate on noscans_daily, the LJ discussion comm, where you will be seeing me and I believe schmevil as well. So don't bother Stubble about things that happen here ;).

3) Kathleen David has informed me that she and Peter David have been getting a lot of nasty e-mails from s_d members about all this drama. (The account through which PAD originally posted on lj is actually hers.) Look, I know losing the livejournal community was hard - listen, my five year community anniversary just passed, so you certainly don't need to tell me how much this community means to people. Which in turn warms the cockles of my cynical heart, by the way. Even so, there's a lot of blame to be apportioned around to many different people (I don't exclude myself, frankly), and I personally doubt that PAD intended to nuke the entire comm when he made his complaints. There's a lot of scrutiny on us right now and I would appreciate it if you all would remember that what s_d members say at the moment reflects on all of us. Also, making asses of ourselves is totally against the community ethos, etc.

4) Insanejournal comms have a 1000 member cap, so this will not be our permanent home in all likelihood, but we'll try and make it a damn nice hotel. Sounds good? Sounds good.

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February 28th, 2008
07:12 pm


Or, how to create the perfect post.
This is an FAQ post which goes in a pair with our soon-to-be-updated userinfo. Even if you've made posts to either version of scans_daily before, take a moment to read it, because these are part of our new posting guidelines. And stay tuned for another modpost, in, well, as fast as I can write it.

Much thanks to the redoubtable stubbleupdate as well as [info]schmevil for authoring much of this content.

Step 1 – The post.

Make sure that somebody else hasn’t already posted what you’re planning on posting. It is quite rude to post something that another poster has already got on the community. It splits discussion over different posts, making it difficult to follow. If you do this, the mods will comment with a picture of Bill Murray.

Step 2 - The format.

This is just a guideline, and not a rule. But it makes life so much easier for members seeking out scans of characters or comics they like or are interested in reading more about, so please included whatever information you can.

Title - Include comic title and issue number, if you know them.
Body of message - Use a cut tag as required; some people are still on dial-up - yes, even in 2009. If you'd like to include page numbers, that'd be cool too.
Tags - They take two seconds to add and will make your post much, much easier to find for interested parties. All users can add tags to a post. Be aware that if you add a tag that doesn’t exist, none of the tags will show up.

Step 3 – The scans.

The ideal size of scans is about 800-900 pixels wide. If scans are much larger than that, use thumbnails. If scans are much smaller than that, be prepared for people to say “I can’t read that.”

If you are using your own scanner, cropping the borders, other pages, or your hand off the image makes them look more professional. Taking photos of pages rarely produces good quality results.

Only direct link to images on your own web space. If you'd like to point out scans on someone else's webspace to the group, please use a text link. (Note that a text link does not count as a scan, and scans are required to post.) Imageshack is a good place to host pictures. If you are hosting on imageshack, make sure that you use their advanced hosting (at the very, very bottom of the page where you retrieve the code for your image) and insert that into an <img src = “”> tag.

Step 4 – The content.

Lots of scans without much commentary can be difficult to understand. Lots of text with a contractually obligated scan at the end is dull. Your post should strike a balance between the two. Explain what you’re posting. Say what’s going on, so that the reader understands a bit about what’s being shown. Say why you like it. These all help to make for interesting and thoughtful discussions on scans_daily.

Be prepared to justify your opinions, whether you think something is better than sliced bread (Ex Machina #1) or as pleasant as shaking hands with your dad’s proctologist (Batman: Fortunate Son). Yours is not the only opinion on scans_daily. Be prepared for disagreement and respond to it civilly.

NB. Keep off topic posts to a minimum. In this community, on topic means scans. Interviews, videos, fanart, essays, self-promotion, news and other miscellany are welcome, so long as they come in the context of a larger, scans-focused posts. Keep in mind that this is not a general comics discussion community - it's a scans community.

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February 28th, 2009
06:38 pm


The future of Scans Daily (yes there is one)
(x-posted to my journal and Scans Daily 2.0)

First off, it's been wonderful to see you all come together. You guys did a great job of linking up my info post. Keep linking. There are already enough rumors, we don't want to encourage their spread. The other reason I want you guys to keep linking, is that I want to give as much of the membership as possible, a chance to connect with each other. We've all made friends at the comm, but not all of us had the forethought to exchange contact info.

Thanks to all of the membership, for being awesome. Special thanks to everyone who took positive steps towards maintaining our community.

[info]refraction has offered lots of helpful advice on how to approach the Abuse Team.

[info]raattgift has commented with clarifications on US intellectual property law.

[info]pandanoai created a backup of the comm, early in February, and [info]acroamatica has it mirrored here.

[info]yatsuha made a syndicated feed for our Insane Journal backup, so we can watch it on LJ.

We've also received comments of support from Gail Simone and Warren Ellis. It means a lot, thank you both. ETA: and now Kurt Busiek as well!

Going Forward

Scans Daily at Insane Journal is picking up. The mod team will be updating the comm momentarily with the rules rewrite were working on before all this happened. Don't worry guys, nothing scary. *g* Unfortunately, IJ has a 1000 member limit on its comms, so this likely won't be our permanent home, but please do join and keep the spirit of SD alive. No Scans Daily, or [info]stubbleupdate. A lot of people, (really, a lot of people), have been asking if there's anything they can do to help. I've thought about it, and there are a couple of things.

1) Information. If you're an expert on intellectual property and copyright, share some of that knowledge. If you've been TOSed for copyright violations, share that experience with us.

2) Post. Seriously guys, post. At Scans Daily 2.0 and No Scans Daily. Because we are not beaten.

3) Make love fanworks, not war. One of things we were working on, before the blowout, was sprucing up the comm. There's no reason we can't go forward with that. We are need of a profile banner and a new layout. Think about it - a contest will be announced shortly. If you like your graphics 100x100, shareable icons are welcome too. In fact, gankable commemorative icons for us all to share? Pure win.

4) Make love (to Scans Daily), not war. It's been great to hear your stories. How you discovered Scans Daily, and what it meant to you. Keep writing them.

Again, thanks, all of you. We'll keep you guys updated as to what we're working on.


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