The End of a Good Year.Hello, Spectres!
What a fantastic year 2015 has been for us. We celebrated our second year of operation, closing out the year with almost 10,000 members to our ever-growing community. I know I speak for all Staff involved when I express my sincerest gratitude for your continued support and being a member of our Community. We are all grateful for you and your contribution to what makes us truly worthy of being Literary Spectres.
As the year draws to a close and we get ready to ring in 2016, there are just a few things Felina and I want to bring to your attention, before we wish you Happy Holidays:
Due to the continuous (and annoying) spam reviews we've been flooded with the last few months, Felina made the Executive decision to turn off anonymous reviews until further notice. This means that for all of you adorable little ghosts who either don't log in to read/review, or those of you who have yet to officially join our ranks, you are going to have to moving forward. That means, yes, you will either need to login or register to be able to review stories.
This is done both as a convenience to Staff members having to track down and delete the reviews, but also to our authors who have been receiving them.
We do not have an official date of when Anon reviews will be turned back on, but going forward just anticipate it to be awhile until we can get this Spammer situation under control.
Tacking onto that, Felina would also like to remind all of our Authors that you do have the option of deleting your own reviews--so if you do wind up with spam reviews, while we appreciate you letting us know so we can go after the account (something we hope turning off Anon reviews will help) you can go ahead and delete the review yourself.
If you have any questions about that, don't hesitate to comment and let us know.
The Staff's Holiday Break is officially underway! This is the two week break for all Supervisors and Managers on Staff to kick up their heels and relax, in thanks for all the hard work they put in throughout the year keeping our Community running smoothly, and assisting Felina and myself with all the responsibilities that come with the Archive and Forum.
It is also your time, as a Community, to reach out to our hardworking Staff (utilize the comments below, the shoutbox, the Forum, or even message them directly!) to thank them for all they do for all of us every day. We truly are very lucky to have such a dedicated and hard-working Staff who spend their free (and other times not so free) time keeping us up and running.
From all of us, Supervisors and Managers, we thank you dearly for your continued dedication to the Archive. We hope your break is restful, and that you enjoy the holidays to their absolute fullest.
Staff Break runs from December 21st-January 4th and during that time, Felina and I will be the only members of Staff available, including for questions, concerns, and monitoring the Submissions queue. During this time we ask that you refrain from contacting other members of Staff, to allow them their break uninterrupted; you'd just be forward on to Felina and myself anyway, so, easier to just come to us straight away!
We also ask that you are patient with the two of us, as we're juggling work and school and our schedules do vary and can be rather hectic. We thank you in advance for your help in making this Holiday Staff Break a success!
In closing, Felina and I simply wish to thank all of you for your continued support in making this Archive thrive. Though we've been open for two years, we are continuing to grow every day, welcoming new Authors and Readers alike, providing entertainment and a place for all of us to safely call home. We appreciate your time, your talents, your support, and your sense of family as a Community.
We wish you a very Happy Holiday (no matter what you choose to celebrate) and a wonderful New Year. We look forward to 2016 being even bigger and better than 2015!
Dot & Felina
--Madame on 12/22/15 09:59 pm 10 Comments