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hiatus news: fandomnews needs your help finding links!

April 13th, 2010

[info]fandomnews needs your help. At the present, the newsletter is compiled and posted with the assistance of about five individuals. Because of family, school, personal and professional obligations, the amount of time that we can spend compiling and posting will become extremely limited starting around April 20. These pressures are unlikely to ease up until mid to late June.

During this time, we’d love to avoid going on hiatus. In order to do that, we need your help by helping us compile our daily link list. The easiest to contribute is add links directly in our staging area. To do that, follow these simple directions:

  1. To access that area, go to April calendar (or May), click on the date for tomorrow.
  2. Go to the edit tab in the upper left hand corner and click on it.
  3. Find the category that best describes the link you wish to add.
  4. Add the link using the following format: * [URL TITLE (OR DESCRIPTION)] by AUTHOR on DATE
  5. Repeat for all links.
  6. Click the [Save Page] button.


  • When adding links, only include links that were originally posted in the past three weeks.
  • When editing, please sort links by date.
  • If there is something going on in fandom where you are adding five or more links about a topic, please feel free to create a separate topic heading.

If you are not comfortable or do not desire to edit links in our staging area, please submit links for inclusion using the same format (* [URL TITLE (OR DESCRIPTION)] by AUTHOR on DATE) by commenting in reply to the most recent post or by e-mailing the links to .We are looking for daily help.

It would be great if people could “claim” one or more of the following links and add relevant links to our staging area on a regular basis. (Please feel free to add links daily from sources beyond these. The more relevant links, the merrier.)

fandomnews poll

March 9th, 2010

[info]fandomnews is almost three months old now. There are 72 followers on LJ, 14 on IJ and 52 on DW. We’re also slowly working on creating a version on its own domain for those who aren’t into LJ or its clones. As this community is still a work in progress, we wanted additional feedback from our community. The last time we did a poll, people indicated they were okay with overflow posts and were looking for 20 to 30 posts a day. We changed and we want to see if people are happy with that.

Poll questions! (Please answer in the comments)

Content wise, compared to now, I want:

  • More publishing news
  • Less publishing news
  • More sports content
  • Less sports content
  • More music content
  • Less music content
  • More manga and anime content
  • Less manga and anime content
  • More television and movie content
  • Less television and movie content
  • More comics content
  • Less comics content
  • More isms related meta
  • Less isms related meta

How many links do you want in an average post?

  • 1-10
  • 11-20
  • 21-30
  • 31-40
  • 40+

Should meta discussion posts be separated by -isms under their own -ism related heading?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe

Do fandom specific labels help you find content you want to read?

  • Yes, as I’m only interested in some fandoms.
  • Yes, as I learn about issues going on in fandoms I might not otherwise look at.
  • Yes, other reason.
  • No, as I’m less likely to read meta if it labeled by fandom.
  • No, as I find it harder to find -ism related that I might enjoy.
  • No, other reason.

What blogs/journals would you recommend us checking for inclusion in future posts?

There is a really awesome discussion over on kaigou’s dreamwidth. In the comments, I discussed some of [info]fandomnews‘s internal policies regarding how we handle things. You might find it interesting. If you haven’t, check out our feed list of blogs that we check for inclusion. We’re always looking for more to help make [info]fandomnews better. All feedback is appreciated. For LiveJournal people, we posted a version on my LiveJournal where you can answer these questions.

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