themodawakens ([personal profile] themodawakens) wrote in [community profile] tfa_kink2016-01-14 11:28 am
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1) the kinkmeme rules have been updated. there have been 2 additions:

- word limit on prompts: from this point forward prompts must not exceed ~250 words. If your prompt hits 300+ words, your comment will be screened and you'll be asked to reword the prompt.

- no hijacking other people's prompts: this should go without saying but you shouldn't hijack someone else's prompt, especially by pointing out details of their prompt you're not into and suggesting changes that'd make the prompt more to your taste.

2) Our delicious account has all of post one bookmarked (~1500 prompts give or take), I'm looking for volunteers who'd be interested in bookmarking prompts from post two. Ideally, this person would know how to use delicious, maybe have some experience mantaining a kinkmeme's delicious account, etc. If you're interested email me at tfakink AT gmail DOT com.

eta: also, while this is not really a rule I can enforce, please try to limit yourselves to fewer than 5 prompts per page.

That's it! Questions, doubts and concerns regarding this post can be discussed here, but play nice.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-14 04:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you. The number of essay-length overly-detailed prompts was getting ridiculous.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-14 04:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Is there a way you could also stop spam-prompters? Idk if mods are able to see anons' IP addresses or not, but there are some people obviously posting like 5+ prompts at a time.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-14 04:27 pm (UTC)(link)
As someone who fills prompts on occasion, I would hate for IP logging to be turned on. There are some fills I don't want traced to my IP address.

That said, I understand and share the annoyance over spam prompters.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-14 04:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't think there's anything wrong with posting five prompts at a time, as long as they're not minor variations on the same thing.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-14 04:47 pm (UTC)(link)
I strongly think there should be a rule about it, even if it's no enforceable (trust me, NO ONE wants ip logging on). At least then there'd be a reminder.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-14 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Some other kinkmemes, although they don't have a rule (probably because I would be unenforceable) do have a reminder that it is only polite to fill and comment at least as much as you prompt. I wouldn't mind something like that.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-14 05:20 pm (UTC)(link)
*it would be unenforceable

Damn phone.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-14 05:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Completely agree, if only because it lets people know what the expectations are. (Particularly people for whom this is their first kinkmeme and might not be aware of the etiquette.)

(Anonymous) 2016-01-14 07:28 pm (UTC)(link)
OP here, I agree with this. Maybe just a reminder in the rules to let people new to kmemes know they should try not to go overboard with tons of similar prompts.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-14 04:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Can you add the rules to the header of the prompt post, where it says all the other rules?

(Anonymous) 2016-01-14 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)

(Anonymous) 2016-01-15 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Uh, as a person who primarily fills (but does not leave) prompts, I'm pretty sad that there's now a limit on how long or detailed a prompt can be? Why would this upset an author - sometimes it's the details that make that spark of interest come to life, at least for me. I get that not every prompt should be a giant outline monster, but could we have a long prompt round, then?

I mean guys, why we gotta be the fandom police about how someone can prompt a thing?

(Anonymous) 2016-01-15 11:58 pm (UTC)(link)
You're the only one.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-18 04:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Not true. I don't mind the long prompts. Most of these prompts never get filled. Sometimes the long prompt, especially if its a prompt I like are entertaining enough to read as a fill. Nothing stops a scroll over a prompt you don't care to read every detail of.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-16 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
I'm wondering, does the new rule allow a prompter to post a brief prompt, and then add a comment with more details, as a kind of optional-details-are-optional kind of thing? If a writer is inspired they can write to those details, else they can just fill the main prompt.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-16 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
Presumably as long as the combined total of the two comments for your prompt doesn't exceed 250 words, you're all good.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-16 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Personally, I think they could go up to 250 words in each comment, myself. But perhaps the mod will clarify for us.

Ayrt, my understanding is this was done because there were several 400-600+ word prompts on the meme. That's a lot to scroll through, and people may start skimming and miss shorter prompts. That could result in fewer prompts being filled overall. Plus, a prompt that long is so detailed that it doesn't leave much, if anything, to the filler's imagination, so they rarely get filled. 250 words is really a pretty lengthy prompt.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-25 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
In case there was any doubt, the answer is NO.