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11 July 2009 @ 10:39 pm
Further to yesterday's post ...  
empress_jae  and I have been nutting out some of the details. A few things are becoming apparent. Firstly, we will almost certainly need a few more mods scattered around the world's time zones. Anyone keen?

Secondly, we're looking at ways of managing the tag team fic and crack drabbles. All of them boil down to moderated or un-moderated. Does anyone have any firm and unyielding opinions on the joys or evils of moderation?

Finally, the con itself runs Thursday to Monday. Do we want to go that long, or stop on Sunday?

Once we've finished working out what we're doing, we'll advertise the comm and anyone can come to play!

 
 
 
jamie2109: text - its tomorrow in austjamie2109 on July 11th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
Not in different time zones or anything but I'll be around to help out with whatever needs doing as long as I know what. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 11th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
That's jolly good news, as I might be in Melbourne on Saturday ...
(no subject) - empress_jae on July 11th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
maggiemarguerite_26 on July 11th, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
I'm available to lend a hand. I'm around 1pm GMT to 8pm GMT Thursday and Friday and Monday. And a wee bit otherwise.

but if that's too sporadic, no problem. I'm happy to just pimp and participate. ;)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 11th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
Sounds v good to me. I am waiting on a spot of feedback from Jae and will get back to you in the next 24 hours!
(no subject) - empress_jae on July 11th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
lotus_lizzylotus_lizzy on July 11th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
I can help, if you like! :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 11th, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
Jolly good news, I'll get back to you!
(no subject) - blamebrampton on July 11th, 2009 04:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lotus_lizzy on July 11th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on July 11th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - empress_jae on July 11th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lotus_lizzy on July 11th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
emansil_08 on July 11th, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
I can volunteer to do whatever on either Thurs or Sat.

Just let me know what's needed, and hopefully I'll have a clue how to do it.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 11th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
Cheers, dear! I will add you to the volunteer list. Any times particularly good for you?
(no subject) - emansil_08 on July 11th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
calanthe_fics on July 11th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
I have no idea what you're on about, but if it's time limited helpfulness I'm sure I can chip in.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 11th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
Yesterday's post! I am taking a leaf from your book and being mildly useful. (I know that you don't need the adverb, but I am not as good at being useful as you are!)
(no subject) - empress_jae on July 11th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on July 11th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty much free all day Saturday and Sunday (yes, I have no life) so give me a shout if I can help at all.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 11th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
I will! Thanks miss!
(no subject) - blamebrampton on July 11th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - empress_jae on July 11th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
AMY 凛☆ラブ☆アタックtomatoe18 on July 11th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
Here to offer help. It's okay if you don't need me. (But can I just cast my vote to have it extended until Monday? I figured, the longer the better, actually...)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 11th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
Oh! Someone who read all the way through! Bless! That's 1:0 so far for Monday ...
(no subject) - blamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - tomatoe18 on July 13th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
Pureblood Princessraitala on July 11th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Hiya - I can do UK timezone. I'm not in front of my computer 24/7, well that's a complete lie, but some of that time I should be working. I have 2 birthday parties and a family revel on Saturday, but otherwise I'm keen to help. No idea how a drabble fest or tag-team fic might be moderated, but I can cut and paste and manage limited html and I can tell people to 'play nicely' in my best Head Girl voice...

Do we need a fixed end date really? Is there going to be a sort of grand reveal type thing? If not, I'd have thought that we could just hold the thing nominally in place of Az but if it dribbled into the following week, no biggie?

Do you need an icon - what would you like?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 11th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
Oh! Icons! I have one bad one at the moment, which is the trio hanging out at The Burrow, working with the whole Con at Home theme. I'll email you ...

The current theory is daily mod postings with topics for drabbles, discussion points for the film and at this rate general HP discussion points (which we will probably be calling for in the next couple of hours).

The need for regular mods will only occur with the tag-team, so that we can just give entries a quick read-through. Since we will be aiming for two-hour turn arounds on that, it will need a bit of a mod presence across the weekend to handle it.

As to an end point ... good question. It would be kind of nice to see if we could work the big fic towards a closing point so the mods could all ignore the comm after that, but then what if it is truly epic? The drabbles and discussion can probably keep going until we all run out of steam!
(no subject) - raitala on July 11th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - marguerite_26 on July 11th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - empress_jae on July 11th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - raitala on July 11th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - blamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC) (Expand)
Rebekkah: H&D Zzzapshanes_lullaby on July 11th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
I'm voting for extending it through to Monday. :3 I'm in the Eastern United States, so that may be helpful, since I'll be awake when Australia is asleep.

I don't have any event-organizing experience, but I'm a fast learner. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 11th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Cheers dear! That's 2:0 for Monday! (3 if we take Rai's KEEP GOING as a tacit Monday ;-)

Jae and I are having a look at timetabling moddage, but we will pop you on the reserve team if we're sorted so far. Thanks so much!
(no subject) - blamebrampton on July 14th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - shanes_lullaby on July 15th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Heather: Carnivalfaynia on July 11th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
Monday's good. 8D

I'd volunteer, but I tend to crash out around midnight EST every weeknight now. Playing still? Oh yes!

&hearts
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 11th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
I think Monday is a winner! And we need players!
(no subject) - faynia on July 11th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on July 11th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - faynia on July 11th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on July 11th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
pingridpingrid on July 11th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
Monday is good, that way I'll have a vague chance of participating! I shall be useless to you, I'm afraid, since I'll be in Berlin Wed-Sun. But whoo, let me pet your shiny usefulness! :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 11th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
It is so rare ... I say we begin Thursday in New Zealand and end Monday in Hawaii ;-)
(no subject) - pingrid on July 11th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - vaysh on July 11th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pingrid on July 11th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Libbylibby_drew on July 11th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
Always late to the damn party. Stick me where you need me, master.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 09:30 am (UTC)
Now you're just teasing!
Vaysh Swiftstormvaysh on July 11th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
I can cover for the Berlin time-zone for some of the time. Friday and Sunday for sure, and certainly parts of Thursday and Saturday.

And, well, I'd loved this to end Sunday night because Monday morning I will be in the hospital already. Of course, it will be nice to read all of what happened on Monday once I get back home :-)-
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
Hey gorgeous! Are you sure you want to spend any time modding in your precious days of freedom before hospital? If you are, I'll pop you down for one shift, and any other time you should spend writing or just having fun!
(no subject) - vaysh on July 12th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
This Girlthisgirl_is on July 11th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Go to Monday!

I can help out in the UK time zone on Thursday and Friday evenings, most of Saturday (morning to evening), probably most of Sunday (morning till probably early afternoon), and Monday evening.

Actually Friday evening has a small "?" over it. I'll be at a work do for the afternoon, and I don't know how late it'll go, but shouldn't be very late.

Let me know.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
I'm slotting you in as our back-up Europe and Africa time zones chick! Ta luv! In the interim, get into the planning for your cracky drabbles: we are covering a broad section of clichés!
bare_memabonwitch on July 12th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
I would like to vote for un-moderated crack drabbles. (Because "crack" and "moderation" don't really go together!) And add me to the "go to Monday" group.

Are there going to be slots for the tag team fic? Like, I could sign up for Friday at 6, or something?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, the drabbles only moderation will be in having the topic lists go up from the mod team each day. We were thinking about leaving the tag team for a first comment, first served strategy, just so that people will have more flexibility and you won't have tied into writing at a point where the story is not to your liking. And of course, once you've done a section, people who have not done one yet will have priority.
&helena;uminohikari on July 13th, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)
Tag team fic might run smoother if moderated, because it kind of has to be organized?