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writer_klmeri

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from: writer_klmeri
date: Jul. 8th, 2014 11:50 am (UTC)
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I'm so glad you are updating again! What tags do you track on AO3?

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from: perv
date: Jul. 8th, 2014 04:19 pm (UTC)
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Ah, thank you! Between finals (and a slight emergency) the month of June kept me away from the computer; looks like the other mod had similar issues. :( Back now, though!

Currently we are not tracking/compliling any AO3 tags. While we used to do this (because it's an easy way to pad the newsletter when LJ-based fandom is slow after the excitement of a new film/series wears off), we (currently) have decided not to track/include AO3 tags (unless they're xposted to an LJ, community, obviously.)

The main reason for this is because it's easy for a fan to subscribe to any series' or ships they like via RSS if they feel like tracking every fic posted that day/week/etc, so it makes us compiling it slightly redundant. It's similar to tumblr in that way (side note: this is also why we don't track tumblr tags); if you like XYZ then it's very easy to subscribe/track what is being posted.

That said, if LJ-fandom ever truely dries up again (as it did during the lull between ST XI and STID), we are always open to tracking the ST tags on AO3 to help provide content for the newsletter.

TL;DR none at the moment, but if an "AO3-only" fic is x-posted to an LJ comm then we will most certainly add it. If you don't feel like x-posting then you can always comment to the latest newsletter post with a link and we'll make sure to add it! :)

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writer_klmeri

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from: writer_klmeri
date: Jul. 8th, 2014 06:42 pm (UTC)
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I definitely see where you are coming from the tags standpoint. It is a great thing that we can track them on our own both on tumblr and AO3; otherwise it would complete chaos for someone to try and sort out what's being posted where and for what reasons. I asked about AO3 because while I post all my stories there, on ffnet and on LJ, I don't think you guys follow every fic-posting LJ comm, one of those being ksm_ot3 where I post my Kirk/Spock/McCoy stories. So I started to wonder if when I post the story would be picked up from AO3 instead, since a lot of the links are coming from there nowadays anyway. That led me to question how you were following what goes up on AO3. It makes more sense to me now that you have explained!

And I just want to thank you for what you do, because it's important. I check this newsletter at least once a week to see what's going on in the fandom. :)

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from: perv
date: Jul. 8th, 2014 10:10 pm (UTC)
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Tumblrs tags are so worthless, it's insane. I don't think we could really track things posted to tumblr even if we wanted to, tbh. Bless the people who run various "fuckyeahs" and try to compile all the posts they can onto one blog. :'| Doing gods work.

Added "ksm_ot3" to our watchlist!

We don't actively check for new comms, so if there's ever anything new that you'd like for us to keep track of (even a personal fic journal! only rules for us watching a comm or personal journal is that it has to have ST stuff and that it can't be locked!) just give us a heads up and we'll start tracking it! :)

Glad that we're still useful for you! :) Newsletters are just about all I use my f-list for anymore as well, so I totally feel you.

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