spnsecret_mod (spnsecret_mod) wrote in spn_secretz,
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FAQ

You don't, friend it like you would any other journal. You'll still be able to receive new posts on your flist. Only the mods are members, and only they post: you don't have to be a member of the community to comment or submit secrets, so don't worry! 1. How do I join this community?
It's all here! 2. How do I submit a secret?
Feel free to comment logged in, if you don't mind one person knowing who you are (not that we know most of you personally anyway, right?). Or create a sockpuppet LJ to comment with. Don't worry, we won't tell anyone.

3. What if I can't submit a secret anonymously?
It could be one of many reasons. Before resubmitting (to limit the number of repeat secrets for everyone), please re-check these things:

A) When did you submit your secret? Secrets are posted starting the Saturday after the Submissions Post closes, not on the same week. If you submitted it this week, it's posted next week, and so on.
B) Has your secret been posted as a not!secret, not!fandom, et cetera?
C) Could your secret have been labeled a personal attack, which are not linked to at all?
D) Did you post to the Suggestions Post and not the Submissions Post?

If you're sure the above things aren't the problem, please resubmit! Either LJ messed up with comments or we accidentally deleted it (though we usually realize and leave a note when this happens).

4. Why has my secret not been posted yet? Can I resubmit it?
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!" We're being strict on this to avoid floods of "this character is the best!" and "I love you!" and stuff like that.

5. Why was my secret labeled not!secret/not!fandom, et cetera?
When the secret both clearly identifies the person being bashed and insults someone personally. "I hate the way this person writes a certain character" is not a personal attack; "I hate the way this person writes a certain character and she's a crappy writer 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.

6. What makes a personal attack a personal attack?
We 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: we 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?).

7. What determines which secrets get posted when?
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.

The one exception where secrets will be pulled out of a post is when they are creating wank (of the personal attacking type) in the post itself. But that's only afterward, so they'll be posted anyway, at least for a while. Might want to keep that in mind before submitting anything you might regret.

8. Can we retract secrets/retract secret links?
Either Saturday at 12 AM or Saturday morning 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.

9. When does the Submissions Post close?
Hey, we just post 'em like we 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.

10. Why are there so many secrets about XYZ fandom? Why aren't there any secrets about ZYX fandom? Why is it all anime/manga/video games/TV/et cetera?
Chances are we just basically didn't see it. If you think something should be frozen, feel free to drop us a line on the Suggestions post and let us know!

11. Why'd you freeze one thread and not another that's just as bad?
Info on secrets | Comments/Questions | Current Submissions Post | Profile Codes


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