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22 March 2010 @ 11:50 pm
Just a friendly reminder from your neighborhood mod to give this fest a look-see if you happen to like Rose/Scorpius! Sign-ups are still ongoing for another few days. :-)

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The Rose/Scorpius Fic Exchange. Sign-Ups Now Open.
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28 March 2009 @ 06:30 pm
A brief affiliate-related reminder to check out this fest if you're into this pairing! Sign-ups close in just a few days, and it looks like it's going to be a great round. :-D

The Rose/Scorpius Fic Exchange. Sign-Ups Now Open
FAQ Rules
15 March 2009 @ 02:14 am
Hey guys! It's been a while since the last update here because of my hectic real-life schedule, so I thought now would be a good time to bring up a few Important Things:

  • Yes, there is another exchange coming up. There are a number of factors that still need to be considered before anything official can be set, but I'm thinking of aiming for starting sign-ups maybe during late May? We've never had a summer exchange before, and I think it'll especially benefit people who are usually affected by school or college during the year.

  • If you've written a fic for an exchange before and would like for reviews to be forwarded elsewhere, please send me the new link(s) to your story so that readers will be redirected there! Otherwise, I'd advise for everyone to check the "track comments" option at the top of the entry so that you'll be notified of any new comments on your work. I do my best to PM or email writers in the event that their fic is nominated for an award or otherwise honored, but I don't assume responsibility for regular comments.

  • From the very beginning, I've run things around here by myself and, as the community has grown with each round, I've come to realize that I really can't do this on my own and keep everything operating smoothly. Everyone who participates here deserves to have the best experience possible, which just wouldn't be possible if I kept trying to manage things solo.

    Having a co-moderator or two would mean more exchanges, more fun, better organization, and the retainment of sanity for all. ;-)

    So, if you're interested in the position (either permanently or even on an exchange to exchange basis), please PM me or shoot an email to rwhgficexchange [AT] yahoo [DOT] com for more details.

  • swrw_ficafest has just opened sign-ups for the latest round HERE. Sign-ups will last from today, March 15 to March 31.

  • ronpansy_fest is currently holding an icon contest to officially open the comm, and will open sign-ups for their very first round on May 1. More details on the contest and exchange calendar are HERE.

  • dmhgficexchange hosted a highly successful round during the fall, for which the master list of fics and art can be found HERE.

  • dgficexchange also hosted a great fall fest and their healthy-sized master list of fics and art can be found HERE.

  • hpgwficexchange is currently still under re-construction, but will most likely also be seeking co-moderators in the coming months, with a new exchange pending the completion of the reorganization process.

Hope to see you all around this summer for the next exchange! Feel free to email or PM me if you have any other questions/comments/baked goods/etc. ;-D
01 August 2008 @ 12:37 am
Please excuse me for falling behind on posting the opinions poll on the latest exchange-- between being jet-lagged after flying back to the states from England and catching a nasty virus, I haven't had time. ;-)

Something to note before doing the poll/giving suggestions: yes, I am definitely aware of the fact that the fic-posting took a terribly long time-- but the fact that I took a fairly strict stance on having every fic properly beta-read and presentable should also be taken into consideration. I have no alternatives for the current proofreading process, but I will do my best to shorten the posting time during the next round.

I'm certainly proud to say, however, that I'm just about 100% sure that every single fic from this round had not even a punctuation mark out of place. Once again, awesome work, everyone!

As always, don't be afraid to vote or respectfully make a suggestion to help improve the comm! The poll results are viewable to everyone, but only I can see how each person voted.

Thank you all so very much for making this a fantastic exchange!!! ♥

Poll #1233200 ♥ Exchange Experience Opinion Poll ♥

Was this your first fic exchange?


If not, have you participated (i.e., signed up and written for) a round here before?


Overall, how would you rate the experience?

All right.
Not so great.

Would you consider participating again in future exchanges?

Not really.

What did you think of the exchange's organization?

Needs improvement.

Was any part of the process horribly confusing or difficult? Which part?

What part(s) of the comm could stand to improve, if anything (organization, efficiency, etc.)?

You most certainly may elaborate on any of these answers in a comment; all poll-related replies will be screened.
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22 July 2008 @ 04:02 pm
Finally! Here are the awards for the Love in Full Bloom Exchange! There are also a couple of graphics for anyone who wants something to show that they participated and/or were nominated for an award.


Please remember to save these to your own computer and host them on your own image-hosting account (either via livejournal, Photobucket, TinyPic, etc.).

Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees, and also to everyone who took the time to vote; I don't think I've ever seen so many members actively participating in a single round before, and it's exciting to know that our numbers just keep growing!

Another thing that I wanted to address was the fact that some of you left some truly lovely comments about the stories you were voting for. I feel badly about them never being seen by anyone but myself, so are there any objections to me emailing individual award nominees with any special comments that have been included with votes for them/their story? I won't mention specific usernames if you don't want me to; I just thought that the authors/members nominated would appreciate the wonderful things that have been said about them and/or their work. ;-)

Credits: images from Emma-Watson.Net and RupertGrint.Net; textures by lovelamp @ loveicon, ewanism, and lookslikerain @ soaked; stock photos taken by lissomelle.
20 July 2008 @ 05:44 pm
I just did a final tally of the votes, and several categories have not only ties, but three-way ties -- which means that, were all of the tied stories to be given the specific award, most of the nominees would win!

This, obviously, would be problematic. So! I apologize for the further delay (I expected to have Internet access this weekend, and did not, or I would have caught this little glitch sooner), but could anyone who has the time please, please help break the ties? The categories and the tied nominees will be posted below in the comments; the same voting process applies here.

If you've already voted once before for these categories, don't worry about it! Please feel free to vote again. I know it's a tough decision since we've had such fantastic fics for this round, but it just wouldn't be fair to make so many people share one award.

This little extension will last until midnight tomorrow night, and the results will be posted on Tuesday.
17 July 2008 @ 03:16 pm
There's just one more day left to VOTE!! Please note that any votes submitted after tomorrow will not be counted in the final tally.

That said, the results and award banners should be posted by Sunday night (or, if some hiccup in the works crops up, Monday evening-- at the latest).

It's almost done, guys! A day or so after the awards are announced, I'll be posting a poll regarding your experience with the exchange, providing an opportunity for you to give feedback on what you enjoyed, what part of the process could use some improvement, etc.

Thanks so much for all of your cooperation and hard work!
12 July 2008 @ 03:36 pm
Just several things to note:

  • There's a less than a week left before voting for awards closes!! Please don't forget to take a look at the nominees and vote; anyone and everyone is invited to participate in this part, with just a few basic rules to follow.

  • Now that all of the fics have been submitted for the Love in Full Bloom round, everyone is free to begin posting them elsewhere. However, if your story has been nominated, please note that it would be easier to refer readers to the community link for award voting purposes, as everything is centralized here.

    After the exchange is officially over, I'll accept alternate links so that readers will automatically be forwarded to sites where you can check for new reviews more easily.

  • I still haven't forgotten about making special banners for those of you who helped out with the Odds 'n' Ends round! Those are coming as soon as I can make them, I promise.
08 July 2008 @ 07:20 pm
Nominations are closed, and official voting for awards will now commence!

The voting period will last from today, July 8, 2008 to next Friday, July 18, 2008.

As before, I will comment to this post with each category-- but this time, with the nominees and the links to the stories. To submit a vote for a fic, reply to the proper comment with both the title and author's username. Choose only one story per category.

Otherwise, all of the same principles from before still apply: all votes will be screened, do not vote for yourself or be disqualified, do not share the details of your votes with anyone, and feel free to invite others to join in! It isn't necessary for you to have participated in the exchange in order to enjoy the fics and help your favorites earn the honors that you feel they deserve.
It's that time!

Here's how the nominating process works: I will reply to this post with a comment for each category. To nominate a fic, you simply respond to the category comment with the story title and writer's name. All nominating responses will be screened.

Also, be sure to remember the following:

  1. You may not nominate or vote for yourself. Doing so will result in immediate and complete disqualification from the awards round.

  2. You may nominate more than one fic for a category, but please try to keep all of your nominations in the same comment.

  3. Please refrain from sharing the details of which fics you've nominated, as that (obviously) defeats the entire purpose of having screened comments and such. ;-)

  4. Anyone can participate, so be sure to encourage others to come on over, read the fics that have been written, and help their favorites make it to the award nomination shortlist!

The nominating period lasts from today, June 30, 2008 to next Monday, July 7, 2008.

If you missed the fic master list, it is HERE.