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Unforgotten ([personal profile] unforgotten) wrote in [community profile] remixrevival2017-06-07 10:08 am

Fandom Guidelines

It's not July 1 yet, but I am fully expecting this exchange to go forward, so I've been doing some behind the scenes work, including figuring out fandoms.

The last two times Remix Redux ran, it allowed people to choose fandoms freely, and I'm inclined to do the same. If this presents huge problems this year, fandoms will be added to the tag set for next year.

Here are the current guidelines for how to offer/request fandoms. If there's anything I left out, or that is confusing or needs clarification, please let me know! This information will also be included near the top of the sign-up form.

  • All fandoms must be an AO3 canonical tag.

  • Use the most specific AO3 canonical whenever possible. If you have a bunch of Steve/Bucky fics, and that's all you've written in the MCU, you should request Captain America (Movies), NOT Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • That said, umbrella tags can be used if you don't quite qualify in the individual fandoms beneath the umbrella - ie, if you have 1 Captain America (Movies) drawing, 1 The Avengers (Marvel Movies) drawing, and 2 Thor (Movies) drawings, then Marvel Cinematic Universe would be a great choice for you.

  • You can also request an umbrella tag if you have many fics/drawings in more than one fandom beneath that umbrella - but in that case, I'd suggest requesting the individual fandoms as well.

  • In most cases, you shouldn't request "All Media Types" tags UNLESS that is the accepted standard in that fandom.

  • In some cases, the only tag AO3 offers for a fandom IS the umbrella tag - for instance, you can't request Terminator Genisys (2015), you have to request Terminator (Movies). Similarly, you can't request X-Men: First Class (2011), you have to request X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies). In cases like this, go with the tag that is available.

  • If you offer an umbrella fandom or "All Media Types," do so with the understanding that you could be committing to remixing ANY of the fandoms included in that. This includes fandoms that only have an umbrella tag available, as mentioned above.

  • If you are requesting something that needs explanation (for example, if you're requesting MCU but none of your Iron Man, Captain America, etc fics are tagged MCU), please clarify the text area of your signup.

[personal profile] anon001 2017-07-01 10:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello, thank you so much for doing this! I'm really excited and I can't wait to participate! :D

I have a question though, I hope it's all right to ask it here. It's about the fandoms we can list as safe fandoms. I see on your example above that we can request all-media-type groups of works, can we also do the same for our safe works? I'd like to list a franchise as safe fandom. For example, Star Wars. Can I list Star Wars as my safe fandom, with one direct link, that would automatically list all the subfandoms (movies, comics, cartoon), so to make sure that none of those works get remixed?

Oh, a last question. The anonymous comments option seems to be disabled. Is it on purpose?

[personal profile] anon001 2017-07-02 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay, thank you! :)