|→ 1. How do I join this community? ←|
|→ 2. How do I submit a secret? ←|
It's all here!
|→ 3. What if I can't submit a secret anonymously? ←|
Feel free to comment logged in, if you don't mind one person knowing who you are (not that I know most of you personally anyway, right?). Or create a sockpuppet LJ to comment with. Don't worry, I won't tell anyone.
|→ 4. Why has my secret not been posted yet? Can I resubmit it? ←|
It could be one of many reasons. Before resubmitting (to limit the number of repeat secrets for everyone), please re-check these things:
|→ 5. Why was my secret labeled not!secret/not!fandom, et cetera? ←|
Please see this. In short, things not stated as secrets will not be considered secrets, and mere text on a fandom image does not a fandomsecret make: for example "OTP!" or "Awesome!" or "I came!" "XYZ > all!" I'm being strict on this to avoid floods of "this character is the best!" and "I love you!" and stuff like that.
|→ 6. What makes a personal attack a personal attack? ←|
When the secret both clearly identifies the person being bashed and insults someone personally. "I hate the way this person writes a certain character" or "this person is a bad mod" is not a personal attack; "I hate the way this person writes a certain character and she's a crappy person with no hope" or "she's a mean old stupidhead STUPIDHEAD" is. And honestly, outside wank has no bearing on the way we decide this: outside wank is outside wank -- if it's not in the actual secret, it's not in the secret, sorry.
|→ 7. What determines which secrets get posted when? ←|
I take the total number of secrets for the week then divide by 7, and that's the number that gets posted daily. Also, they are not posted in order: I go through them picking at random, so it's not like one person that submitted 10 secrets in a row or something gets a whole post to themselves ('cause that'd be pretty boring, don't you think?).
|→ 8. Can we retract secrets/retract secret links? ←|
No. "Please don't post this," or "please change links," or "please don't use my photobucket" -- no, no, no. If you don't want things posted, don't submit them. If you don't want your photobucket seen, use a free image host like tinypic or imageshack. Sorry, but this is getting to be a pretty big problem; we're not going to hunt through pages of comments to find "the one with XYZ character in it." No.
|→ 9. When does the Submissions Post close? ←|
Either Saturday at 12 AM or Saturday morning (whenever Case gets up, lol) or when we hit 28 full pages/700 secrets total. There's one every week, though, and they usually don't fill up too fast, so don't worry too much.
|→ 10. Why are there so many secrets about XYZ fandom? Why aren't there any secrets about ZYX fandom? ←|
Hey, I just post 'em like I get 'em. If you want more secrets about specific things, there's not really much you can do besides either make some or try to get others to do it.
|→ 11. Why'd you freeze one thread and not another that's just as bad? ←|
Chances are I just basically didn't see it. If you think something should be frozen, feel free to drop me a line through PM or on the Suggestions post and let me know!