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The First NoScans_Daily Planet Bugle!

(Crossposted to Scans_Daily)

After discussion, the mod team have decided to try a new approach to mod communications! Rather than spam the community with every announcement, we're going to be trying a new newsletter format to update our members with any developments with the communities, posted (semi)regularly and drawing attention to the great, the good and any changes in mod policy.

So, here goes with our very first Scans_Daily Planet Bugle!


First up, you may notice we're still using the SD_Admin account for this post. We understand the concerns about the facelessness of the SD_Admin account and, as we've stated, the Modbot will be retired on matters of discipline to preserve transparency. All matters of discipline continue to be group decisions, but individual mods will be more visible handing out mod notes and warnings. We will, however, still be using the account for mod posts, FAQs etc, for the simple logistical reason that it means all members of the moderation team can edit posts at a later date, if required.

Moderator Stepping Down:

It is with some regret that we have to announce that neo_prodigy has stepped down from the Scans_Daily and noscans_daily moderation team.

We'd like to publicly thank Neo for all his hard work and contributions over the past few months, especially for sharing his experience in the areas of anti-oppression moderation and his aid towards our commitment to making Scans_Daily and noscans_daily safer spaces for all marginalized groups. His help has been invaluable in clarifying the rules and policies of the community, which the mod team continues to be 100% committed to.

We hope our members will join in us wishing him good luck in his future endeavors.

Suggestions Box and Anti-Oppression:

On the subject of our continuing commitment to anti-oppression moderation, like many of you, many of the mod team are still relatively new to anti-oppression work and we haven't always done the best we could. Part of our reason for reviving the Suggestion Box (SD’s is here, NSD’s is here) was to get feedback from our members on Scans_Daily and noscans_daily's anti-oppression stance and how we might better work on making the communities friendlier and safer spaces for all marginalized groups to discuss comics.

After taking into account recent internal debates, and the comments in the Suggestions Box, we'd like to publicly reaffirm our commitment to Scans/NoScans as anti-oppression communities and to our doing 101 level work within it. We will be examining the suggestions regarding mod practices over the next few weeks. However, we'd like to clarify that we will not be compromising either community’s strong commitment to supporting marginalized members, nor are there any planned changes to comm policy in this regard. The calling out policy will remain in place and we’d like to remind members and lurkers alike of the warning clearly displayed on Scans_Daily's main page:

Bottom line: If slash, feminism or anti-oppressive practice makes you react negatively, scans_daily is probably not for you.

If you are one of those who have expressed concerns about our stance on anti-oppression and calling out being used in the community at all, we’d like to reiterate: the community is most likely not a good fit for you. These are policies that are ingrained into the community’s ethos and will not be compromised at the expense of marginalized groups.

Scans_Daily of LiveJournal: RISE!

The other big news of the week is that scans_daily has returned to Livejournal! Although this won't affect our, now permanent, home on Dreamwidth, thanks to Livejournal's policy of purging defunct journals the era of the strikethrough has ended and Black Lantern Scans_Daily has risen! As the community shuffles back into unlife, hungering for BRAAAAIIIINS, why not check in on the ongoing party post and sate its appetite?

Theme Weeks:

And more big news! One of the things the Mod team are looking to encourage is the return of regular theme weeks on Scans_Daily. Traditionally, these have been invented on-the-fly by members and we're not looking to change the spontaneity of this. However, to encourage our members to share the love, we're going to be announcing occasional theme weeks ourselves. After the success of last June's "One Perfect Moment Week" (thanks to icon_uk!), we'll be kicking off with a repeat of that theme:

So, if you didn't get the chance to post your perfect moment last year or another's appeared since, this is your opportunity. "One Perfect Moment Week 2.0" will be kicking off this Sunday with an announcement post, so get your scans ready!

Thanks, S_Ders and NS_Ders and keep on being awesome!

schmevil, parsimonia, sandoz_iscarot, angelophile and aliasjack
The Scans_Daily and NoScans_Daily Mod Team



( 20 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 21st, 2010 12:24 am (UTC)
Lovely! It was an interesting discussion that went on over on the dreamwidth S_D. I just have to say, whenever I go to other forums (CBR, for example), I never feel as "safe" there as I do here. Not only has S_D helped me figure out what new comics I want to try out, but it's helped me to always remember there's another human being on the receiving end of my comment and to treat them with respect.

Two things in regards to theme weeks: A few of us, myself, shelleymaree, callarkhamquick, daggerpen and whitesycamore along with a few others, are working on a JToddz Appreciation Week with essays and scans for the week Under the Red Hood comes out. Do we need to OK this through you guys or...?

Also, over on Tumblr, and I'd very briefly mentioned this to mad and schmevil about doing a 30 Day meme. There's a DC one like this that could easily be modified to include Marvel and other comics. I think what would have to be done is two or three main posters would have to make an initial post and then community members could reply with pictures and their own favourites/least favourites, etc. in the comments. I was thinking it would be something fun for the community and I'd be down for doing main posts, if someone else could help out as well.
Jul. 21st, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
We love the 30 Day meme idea,and we will be there to support you! Once OPM Week is through, go for it. Or... the JToddz, if you'd like to do that one first.
Jul. 21st, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, the JToddz one would be ....next week since that's when Under the Red Hood comes out.

Also, I love how JToddz is common usage. <3

Awesome, perhaps the 30 Day Meme could start at the beginning of August? Wooo!
Jul. 21st, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
I look forward to JToddz Appreciation Week! XDD

I also should point out that I'm not mad here on LJ. That's someone else.
Jul. 21st, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
I also should point out that I'm not mad here on LJ. That's someone else.

...Why you gotta confuse me so?
Jul. 21st, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
Just think of it like wearing an eyemask under a helmet.
Jul. 21st, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
...Touche, madam. Touche.
Jul. 21st, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
Maddy and I apparently both have the bad habit of having different handles between LJ, DW and Twitter. I guess we just live to confuse!
i apparently did so to someone earlier today, don't feel bad!
Jul. 21st, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
Ha, well, you know I do the same thing. Except one is named after my cat and the other is so fangirlish it's not even funny. ;-)
Jul. 21st, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)
Moreover, looks like we confused the post, too! ~editting~
Jul. 21st, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)
The links to each suggestion box are kinda broken, by the way.
Jul. 21st, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks. It's fixed now.
Jul. 21st, 2010 12:43 am (UTC)
Thank you
Jul. 21st, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)
Take care, neo_prodigy! It was a pleasure to co-mod with you.
Jul. 21st, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
I actually liked the mod_bot.
Jul. 21st, 2010 02:44 am (UTC)
Is the reading "if you expressed any concern whatsoever about calling out, this community is not for you" correct, or is it "if you don't think calling out should exist in this community, this community is not for you?"
Jul. 21st, 2010 07:10 am (UTC)
The latter, moreso.
Jul. 21st, 2010 07:21 am (UTC)
Ok, good. I did think some people had valid concerns. Thanks for the clarification.

(also that is such a great movie/play)
Jul. 21st, 2010 05:39 am (UTC)
I'm glad that the policy is staying in place, but I'm bummed out that neo is leaving. :/
Jul. 21st, 2010 09:39 am (UTC)
Thanks for your time, neo_prodigy!
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