12/12/13 01:22 pm
(Trevor can) ♫ Do what he want to my baadeeeh~♥!♫
12/11/13 05:37 pm
@Schwer: Since X-Mas is almost upon us, Dot suggested we could probably do as you have suggested regarding New Years. We will have to discuss it further to get the details down.
12/11/13 03:47 pm
Btw I wanted to write love, not live. ._.
12/11/13 03:47 pm
I know we do not have much time left until it's Christmas, but I'm sure we could extend the due date to new year. :)
12/11/13 03:45 pm
Is it possible to make a Christmas story trade? I really live these kind of things and it's always nice to get a little Christmas present from someone else this way. I would organize everything...
12/10/13 09:18 pm
:D *grabs up some lovely pens* Oh yeah, writing night tonight, baby.
12/10/13 08:40 pm
*pops out of a cake and throws writing supplies at everyone*
12/10/13 08:14 pm
12/10/13 07:32 pm
Hey guys. I was wondering, does anyone know who participated in the Halloween contest?
12/10/13 03:42 pm
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To start, for the two participants we had for the Halloween Contest, we on Staff would like to personally thank you for participating in our first attempt at a Contest after the Re-launch. You came out and showed support in the form of participation, and your dedication to our cause did not go unnoticed. We are going to go ahead and take your stories from our Staff account and you are free to post them up on your own account, and to claim your work as your own. In terms of judging, however, we are going to reward both of you for participating, and you both will be sent prize packages the first of the year, when the holiday packages from the Holiday Contest are sent as well. Thank you for showing support of what we were trying to do, and when the time comes, we on Staff sincerely hope the prize packages show our gratitude. I (Dot) will be in touch with you come January, to discuss how the packages will be sent and to get your shipping information. Thank you for being so patient as we attempt to get the Contests properly organized!
While we are not quite ready to unveil the guidelines and to announce the theme, we would like to declare that there will be a Holiday Contest for all of you to participate in, complete with prize packages as well as site promotions should you place in the Contest! Please understand that there is going to be a specific theme for the Contest, so prepare yourself for writing but don’t get started just yet! Stay tuned for further announcements this week in regard to the deadline for submitting your entries, as well as the required theme. We encourage those of you interested to participate, as there are plenty of incentives to win if you place!
The poll regarding review limits on the main Archive has been closed and will be discussed by Staff at the next Staff meeting, and a determination reached on whether or not to implement the change. When the poll closed, the results were 53% positive, and 46% negative; multiple factors will be utilized to determine the greatest good that can be done for our members. Thank you for those of you who came out and voted!
A new poll has taken its place, however; please navigate to the Archive and ensure that your skin allows for polls and then read over the poll and select the option you prefer. We encourage all of our members to participate as it’s a very simple way of ensuring that your voice is heard, as the decisions we make, nine times out of ten, do affect you.
Another of the things we discussed last night was the Review Initiative that was proposed by a few of our members in the Shoutbox a few weeks ago. If you’re unsure of what that is, that’s more than fine and not to worry; it’ll be explained in the coming weeks. It’s something we on Staff are highly interested in helping our members regulate, and we are currently in talks with the best way to implement something of the sort. The plan is to unveil it and have it up and running for 2014, so when that time comes we will either enable a poll to allow you to select what level of involvement you’d like Staff to have, as well as where you’d like the initiative to be hosted, or if we find a snug fit, we’ll take care of that for you.
Coming in 2014, you’ll see some more changes to policies as well as the more recreational side of the Archive and Forum. We want to foster and encourage a very tight-knit Community who regularly participates together and interacts, and a lot of the changes that are coming for the new year are all about involvement. Keep those pens moving, those ideas flowing, and thank you for being a part of our growing Community.
The final announcement from the Staff meeting last night is that from December 23rd through January 6th, Staff members listed in the Supervisor and Manager groups will be on holiday break. This is something Felina and I, as site owners and Executives, want to do for our Staff members for all the hard work that they do for all of you, and for us, on a regular basis. We are also asking that you as a Community are respectful of this break, and to show your support of our hard-working Staff by remaining understanding and respectful during this time period.
This does not mean that Submissions will close, or the site will be neglected or will go unmanaged.
Felina and I will be here still, as we always are, and we are not closing Submissions so that our Community can still be active during the time off work and school.
What’s an example of Staff involvement that will be put on hold during this break? For example, any incoming suggestions will be put on hold until 2014, as while Felina and I are still here, we would all like to enjoy a bit of our Holiday break. Short of site maintenance and Suggestions, Staff members will be attempting to enjoy their holiday time as much as the rest of you will be. Please be considerate of this holiday break and understand that this is a time for all of you to be reflective of the work it takes to keep the site running and to be thankful and gracious while we attempt to have some time to ourselves to celebrate the holidays.
We are going to host one more Staff meeting before our break, and will make the necessary announcements to you afterward.
Again, stay tuned this week for announcements in regard to the Holiday Contest!
Thank you, as always, for being a part of our Community. We would be nothing without our members, and we are grateful for all you do to keep our Archive thriving and an enjoyable place for all.
--Madame Dreadful on 12/09/2013 - 10:07 am 4 Comments
On a day devoted to giving thanks, know we are thankful for you. Please enjoy your day, be safe, eat up, and have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
--Madame Dreadful on 11/28/2013 - 11:04 am 2 Comments
Ghosts of the Vanguard now has two active Frequently Asked Questions pages!
Do you have questions, but are too scared to inquire yourself? Did you want to double-check a policy or gain a deeper understanding of something that’s already been asked before? Look no further! With a listing here on the Archive as well as the Forum, there are a myriad of questions that have been answered by Staff and are available to all of you now.
You can access both pages by utilizing the now active "Help Desk" link detailed in our Welcome message!
Please brush up on them if you need to and hopefully they clear up and answer any questions about anything you may have!
Edit (November 11th): We now have an Auction Board on the Forum! Please see here for more information: Author's Auction.
Edit (NOV. 12th): Please remember to request *ALL* categories via the forum. If you do not see your category up on the site, PLEASE HEAD OVER TO THE FORUM AND REQUEST YOUR CATEGORY. Visit this link for the request board!
Just a heads up; everyone go over your stories and make sure they are in a CATEGORY and not a MAIN CATEGORY (anime/manga, TV shows/Radio) but a proper SUBCATEGORY (Yu Yu Hakusho, Free!, etc) because I am going to start deleting EVERY story I see that does not belong to a proper category. If you do not see your category there, REQUEST YOUR CATEGORY IN THE FORUM. There should be NO excuse whatsoever for uploading a story to the site without a category. Staff, there should be NO excuse whatsoever for any story to be validated that does not belong to their proper sub-category. If you see that your story has disappeared, CHECK YOUR EMAIL. MAKE SURE OUR EMAILS ARE NOT GOING INTO THE SPAM BOX. This is not up for discussion. Please make all necessary changes. Thank you.
--Madame Dreadful on 11/07/2013 - 11:08 am 2 Comments