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Hi guys,

I've been trying to set some policies over at lost_newsletter and I decided that, going forward, I would only list fics that are already cross-posted to fic comms. Why? Well, that way I'm sure that the author is actually looking for a broader readership beyond their own flist. And I won't be playing favorites by listing fics that happen to be by authors on my flist.

BUT ... that means that some great fics aren't getting promoted. And I'd always love to have more fics to list. So, I'm encouraging you folks who don't usually cross-post (you know who you are!) to cross-post to at least one Lost fic comm. Or drop me a comment here or at the newsletter if you want a particular fic listed. Because I'd love to share the fic love as widely as I can. MERCI.

Does anyone who's not currently cross-posting want to be listed? Yay or Nay? I certainly don't want to ignore anyone who wants to be included!

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foxxcub
Jun. 4th, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC)
Are you threatening looking at me? *g*
halfdutch
Jun. 5th, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
LOL. You and holycitygirl, for starters! Seriously, I would just list all your guys' fic (as I did the first time) but I don't want to shine a spotlight where you don't want one! Well, okay, yes I do, but I don't want to be pushy about it! *bullies anyway*
eponine119
Jun. 5th, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
I think that's a good policy. Though it does leave out a lot of people and kind of lessen the chances of discovering someone fabulous and new.

Me personally, sometimes I forget to post to the comms, and other times I don't post there purposely. I'm just inconsistent like that. ;)
halfdutch
Jun. 5th, 2007 02:11 am (UTC)
I guess the issue is ... would anyone mind being listed if they're not cross-posting? And would people who don't cross-post and don't get listed get miffed? I don't know, probably no one is paying attention but me, LOL!

Anyway, I know what you mean. I don't always cross-post, at least not right away.

I'm just trying to come up with a workable and fair policy. It does seem a shame if fic gets excluded but I'm finding that a lot of people don't follow some of these fic comms so a lot of these fics are new to them anyway.
alemyrddin
Jun. 5th, 2007 08:24 am (UTC)
Hi! I'm going a bit off topic here, but I had an idea about a new Lost community and I'd like to know what you (and maybe someone of your flist) would think about it.
In the last few days I tried twice to find a fic I remember reading, without success. Therefore, I was thinking about building a community where everyone can post their "looking for a fic" requests, much like hw_reqs is for house/wilson fanfiction in House MD fandom.
The problem with such project is that it makes sense only if there are a lot of people interested in it and willing to help every now and then, if they remember the fic that is looked for.
So... what do you think about it? Would it be useful or just redundant, because if someone is looking for a fic they could always post in comms like sawyer_jack? If you think it's the second case, feel free to tell me, it's always better to save my efforts for something else, maybe more useful!
halfdutch
Jun. 5th, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
Go for it, if you want. I'm pretty much tapped out on comm duties but I do seem to have a good memory for older fics so I might be able to help with requests.

gottalovev
Jun. 5th, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC)
you know, I've seen elsewhere so much "they are snubbing my fic, woe is me!" when an author was not recced that I think going for the communities as source material is very clever.

there is always the option that someone can go and comment on the newsletter to self pimp

... or let's say I read something awesome. as I reader, I can ask the writer "hey girl, that was fantastic! mind if I rec it to the newsletter?" and voilà! you have your yay or nay!
halfdutch
Jun. 5th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
At this point, I don't know that anyone *cares* if they get listed in a newsletter or not... But yeah, people can definitely self-pimp all they want. Thanks for weighing in! *smooch*
haldoor
Jun. 6th, 2007 06:37 am (UTC)
Well, I for one would love to be recced elsewhere if I ever get my writing cap on for more Lost fic, but then I usually link to lost_slash, so hopefully that means I qualify anyway. And I'm pretty slack, haven't even joined up... but finding time to read what I already belong to is an issue, so it's tricky. But I'll join anyway, cos I'm a sucker for more links. *grin*
halfdutch
Jun. 6th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
I am listing everything that's x-posted to Lost_slash or any Lost fic comm. *nods* It's not a rec really, since I'm not reading all the fics, it's more of a roundup of recently published Lost fic! But yes, please join the newsletter, if you haven't already!
haldoor
Jun. 7th, 2007 09:39 am (UTC)
I did! I joined! no sweat, I figured that it was more a list than anything, wasn't expecting more, just didn't quite know how to describe it! And thanks!
inthekeyofd
Jun. 7th, 2007 06:10 am (UTC)
You so know I don't crosspost..but if I do write another fic, please feel free to pimp it on the newsletter, I'll make the story public.
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