Entry tags:

2017 Sign Up Post

Sign ups that do not follow the rules will not be posted until they are revised to do so. If you revise your sign up, please reply to your original comment so I'll know which one to edit.

RULES | FAQs | Mod Support | Schedule

Sign Up Form
You are required to sign up with at least three fandoms, one of which may be original. For exceptions, please read the rules. There are no character/pairing min/max requirements. Please leave your sign up in the textarea tags.

DNW means Do Not Want.

General Sign Up Section (optional; post at top):



Fandom Section (please include once for each fandom):
Entry tags:

2017 Schedule

Sign Ups Open: Wednesday Morning, June 21st, 2017 
Sign Ups Close: Friday Night, July 7, 2017 (No earlier than 11:59 EST)

Giftbox Posting Begins: Saturday, July 8, 2017 
Giftbox Posting Finished: on or before Wednesday, July 12, 2017 
Request Spreadsheet Finished: on or before Monday, July 17, 2017 
Fandom Entries Up: on or before Thursday, July 20, 2017 
AO3 Collection/Comments Open: on or before Friday, July 21, 2017 

Needy Giftbox Requests Begin: Friday, September 1, 2017 
AO3 Collection/DW Comments Revealed: Saturday, September 23, 2017 
Entry tags:

2017 Rules

Signups/Requests )

 

Comments/Fills )

No changes have been made to these rules since 2016.
Entry tags:

2017 Mod Support Post

 Ask any questions, bring complaints, or get help by commenting on this post. All comments are screened.
ladybrooke: (Default)
[personal profile] ladybrooke2017-06-18 10:50 pm
Entry tags:

Fandom Giftbox 2017 - Opinion Post

Hi! As some of you know, the old mod had to step down, so there’s a new mod this year along with some old ones who helped last year and are back to help this year. Right now, we’d like to just get thoughts on the schedule for this year. We’ve obviously missed starting the same time as last year, but we don’t want to push things too much later and end up running into Trick or Treat, Yuletide, etc.

For reference, last year’s schedule is behind the cut. Read more... )

Ideally, I’d like to open sign-ups for this year no later than June 21, 2017, and keep them open until July 7. I realize that’s a little shorter than last years, and if that seems like a major problem for anyone, I’ll keep them open longer. If we do go with that, the schedule would look something like the following:

Sign Ups Open: Wednesday Morning, June 21st, 2017
Sign Ups Close: Friday Night (aiming at an exact time, 11:59 EST), July 7, 2017

Giftbox Posting Begins: Saturday, July 8, 2017
Giftbox Posting Finished: on or before Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Request Spreadsheet Finished: on or before Monday, July 17, 2017
Fandom Entries Up: on or before Thursday, July 20, 2017
AO3 Collection/Comments Open: on or before Friday, July 21, 2017

Needy Giftbox Requests Begin: Friday, September 1, 2017
AO3 Collection/DW Comments Revealed: Saturday, September 23, 2017

If this seems like too short a period of time to anyone, suggestions/comments are welcome! Reveals will be delayed if someone doesn’t have any gifts in their giftbox, but hopefully that will not be a problem. If you have any opinions/suggestions/comments about other parts of Fandom Giftbox, feel free to post them here as well. :) Thanks!
Entry tags:

Fills!

Fellow mod created an awesome spreadsheet of all the fills on Dreamwidth and AO3. Find it here and share some commenting joy with our gifters!
Entry tags:

Works are Revealed!

Go forth and comment! I shall go to sleep and see you all in the morning.

Huge, huge thanks to the other three mods who helped out at various points during this process. I couldn't have done it without you!
Entry tags:

Reveals! - about 12 hours left to post fills

Every giftbox has at least one fill! In about twelve hours, I'm going to start revealing things. Now's the time to get in all your last minute fills!

ETA: I would prefer a software that actually just shows the time correct for the user viewing because I actually hate handing out my timezone data, but here you go, have a countdown:

http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/launch?iso=20160921T21&p0=75&msg=Fandom+Giftbox+-+Reveals+Begin&font=cursive&csz=1
Entry tags:

Needy Giftbox list

Thank you to everyone who has posted fills so far! We're about 3 weeks away from reveals, and our aim is to have at least 2 fills for each giftbox. To do that we're going to need help from all of you.
 
Below is a list of giftboxes that don't have 2 fills yet and can do with more love, please consider filling them if you are able!
 
There's also a needy boxes spreadsheet (sheet 1 sorted by participant, sheet 2 sorted by fandom). We'll update both this list and the spreadsheet regularly as fills come in.
 
ETA (21 Sept): All giftboxes are filled, thank you everyone!
Entry tags:

Real Life going to cause a minor delay

Despite my best efforts, I have not had time to collate all the needy requests and won't be able to until the weekend probably.

This date: Needy Giftbox Requests Begin: Thursday, September 1, 2016

has to be moved a few days. But it'll happen as fast as I can.

Remaining Fandom Posts

I confess I got caught up in work and overestimated how fast I could put these together. I'm still drafting the rest of the fandom posts and should have them up tomorrow or Wednesday night. Apologies.

Requests by Media Type

Just a note to let you know that all giftboxes are now tagged with their requested media types.

All Giftboxes are Posted!

Here's a spreadsheet of all the requests by fandom.

The request posts with all requests by fandom will be up by the 11th as originally planned.
Entry tags:

Sign Ups closing in 1 hr

Because a sudden stop seemed unfair.
Entry tags:

Slight Extension on Sign Ups Closing

As I will not be able to start posting giftboxes until Sunday, I am not closing sign ups until sometime tonight, probably a little more than 12 hours from now. You have a few extra hours to sign up and edit.
Entry tags:

2016 Sign Up Post

Sign ups that do not follow the rules will not be posted until they are revised to do so. If you revise your sign up, please reply to your original comment so I'll know which one to edit.

RULES | FAQs | Mod Support | Schedule





Sign Up Form


You are required to sign up with at least three fandoms, one of which may be original. For exceptions, please read the rules. There are no character/pairing min/max requirements. Please leave your sign up in the textarea tags.

DNW means Do Not Want.

General Sign Up Section (optional; post at top):



Fandom Section (please include once for each fandom):

Entry tags:

2016 Rules

Sign Ups/Requests




  1. Please use the provided template for sign ups.

  2. Please leave your sign up form in the textarea to make my life simpler on creating your post. If you want to also provide one without the textarea, you can simply copy/paste the completed sign up after the textarea and delete out the textarea tags.

  3. Please use an additional form for each fandom. This is also to make my life easier in reposting so those filling requests can easily find yours.

  4. You are required to sign up with a minimum of three fandoms. This should improve the chance that your giftbox will be sufficiently filled. If you have only two fandoms you're interested, please contact the mod via the Mod Support post. If one is a megafandom, original, or an easily consumed five-minute fandom, you may be allowed to sign up with two fandoms at the mod's discretion.

  5. If you are open to receiving "original" work, whether that's art or fiction, please use that as the fandom name. If you are not open to receiving original work, you can add it to your DNWs or simply not sign up with "Original" as a fandom.

  6. Please indicate on your sign up which media you are willing to receive gifts in. Art is required to be at least 100x100 pixels and fiction is required to be at least 100 words.

  7. If you want fanmixes or fanvids or any other medium, you can specify that in your list, but please do not make them your only request.

  8. Please remember to read/view and comment on your gifts after reveals. Bookmark/track your giftbox post when it goes live if you need to. Noncommenters may not sign up next year until they have commented on their previous gifts.

  9. If you receive any gifts you feel are abusive or meet a DNW or are otherwise inappropriate, please contact the mod immediately through the Mod Support post so it can be addressed. You are not obligated to comment on gifts that are abusive or against the rules.



Comments/Fills




  1. To fill a giftbox, please comment on the post of the recipient. Comments will be screened until reveals.
  2. Each gift must be unique to the recipient. If you wish to gift more than one recipient, please make a new gift for each one.

  3. Fills are required to be at least 100x100 pixels or 100 words, in a requested fandom and medium, and avoiding all stated DNWs. Gifts that do not meet minimum requirements will not be unscreened.

  4. Do not offer a fill with a stated DNW. Such comments will not be revealed or unscreened.

  5. No comments that could be considered abusive or insulting to the requester.

  6. Gifters can be anonymous or signed in.

  7. Fills can be added to the AO3 collection, but you are not required to do so.

Entry tags:

Mod Support Post

Ask any questions, bring complaints, or get help by commenting on this post. All comments are screened.
Entry tags:

FAQs

Where will this be hosted?
Original posts will be at Dreamwidth simply because it handles anon commenting significantly better than Livejournal, and I want the platform to work for everyone, even those without an account. There is a feed to make sure you can follow activity on LiveJournal: here.

Will there be a way to find requests by fandom while still leaving "giftboxes" visible for everyone and open to browsing?
That's the plan! Giftbox posts will be posted between June 21-30. Over the following weekend, a requests spreadsheet sortable by fandom will go live. Over the next week, I intend to make a post (or more) of alphabetized fandoms with links to tagged giftboxes under each fandom.

What about nonfannish gifts? Can I request things like crochet, tea, feminism, etc.?
Yes! Just use the fandom name Original, then add your prompts as usual. Original covers original fiction with particular character types, original graphics with particular themes, or any other kind of original nonfannish work.

Does everybody get a gift? What if I only get those generic/nonfannish gifts?
Everybody. The big thing I want is for everyone to get at least one fandom item of a type they requested before marking a Giftbox filled/not needy on my little tracker. Any gifts of a media type you specifically asked not to receive will not be unscreened and will not count toward whether you have received a gift.

Can I opt out of generic or "original work" gifts?
Yes, you can. Anything you list under DNW in the form will not count toward your gifts and will not be unscreened should anyone "gift" it to you.

Are gifts exclusive to the recipient?
For this year, gifts must be exclusive to the recipient. If you want to drop gifts in multiple boxes, please make each one different.

What's the minimum size of a work?
A drabble or an icon, so 100 pixels or words. Gifts that do not meet minimum requirements will not be unscreened.

Should I post each subfandom as its own fandom—e.g. Star Wars: Original Trilogy, Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy—or post them all as one fandom, e.g. Star Wars?
This is at requester discretion. If you'd like gifts for the overall continuity, them signing up with the umbrella fandom is perfectly acceptable. If you'd like gifts for only one subfandom, then breaking it out is probably the way to go.

How should I request crossovers?
If you're adding a crossover option to a fandom, list it in the prompts section. If you're treating the crossover AS a fandom, then go ahead and list both fandoms in the fandom name field and a parenthetical (crossover) so I know to handle it differently in tagging and listing.

Can anyone make gifts/fills, or do they have to sign up?
Anyone can make gifts and fills, as long as they meet the minimum requirements.