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O'Neill ([personal profile] oneill) wrote in [community profile] fic_promptly2013-09-15 12:00 am
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The Rules

Prompt Guidelines
  • Except for Contests and Challenges, prompt themes are posted every Monday through Thursday; Friday's post is the theme-less Free-For-All.

  • Anyone may leave prompts. That includes non-members and anonymous prompts from people who have no Dreamwidth accounts.

  • Prompts may be for any source. That includes media fandoms (books, movies, video games, manga, etc.), RPF (celebrities, historical figures, etc.), and original fic.

  • Six prompts each per fandom per day. Author's Choice prompts are unlimited.

  • One prompt per comment.

  • Warn for spoilers in the subject line and leave three lines of spoiler space.

  • All ratings are allowed.

  • Pairing isn't necessarily limited to two characters.

  • Prompt format is as follows: Source, character or pairing, prompt
    • Karneval, Tsukumo and Akari, prudence

    • Karneval/Natsume Yuujinchou, Gareki and Natsume, bracelets and homes


Fill Guidelines
  • Anyone may leave fills. That includes non-members and anonymous fills from people who have no Dreamwidth accounts.

  • You may fill your own prompts.

  • You may fill prompts that already have fills; however, they will not count toward Contests or Challenges.

  • All ratings are allowed. Some people choose to rate fills and provide content notes; however, these things are neither required nor regulated. Caveat lector.

  • Fills may be any length. Fills that are too long for a single comment may be posted either as multiple comments or as an excerpt and a link.

  • Author's Choice prompts may be filled for any source. That includes media fandoms (books, movies, video games, manga, etc.), RPF (celebrities, historical figures, etc.), and original fic.

  • When filling an Author's Choice prompt, note the source somewhere in the reply for archiving purposes.

  • Fills posts are put up every Monday. You may link to any recent fills in the comments.

  • The Fic Promptly collection is open for fills submissions, for those people who have Archive of Our Own Accounts. We have recently started organizing fills into Subcollections by year they were filled, so please consider re-sorting previous fills as needed.


Challenges and Contests
  • Challenge Weeks take place roughly every four weeks, toward the end of the month. See here for details.

  • Contest Weeks replace every third Challenge Week. No prompt themes are posted during a contest; fill themes are posted instead. The four people who fill the most lonely prompts within each theme receive 20 Dreamwidth Points apiece, and the person who writes the most fills overall wins the grand prize of 50 Dreamwidth Points. Each comm member is eligible to win a single prize per contest week.
    • The grand prize takes priority over theme prizes, so writing the most fills overall wins 50 points no matter what.

    • Theme prizes are awarded chronologically, so if a comm member writes the most fills for multiple themes, the earliest theme prize is awarded. Subsequent theme prizes are awarded to the runner(s)-up. An exception may be made in the event of a tie: if one of the tied members writes the most fills for a later theme, they will win that prize instead.

    • In the event of a tie for most overall fills, each wins 50 points.

    • In the event of a themed tie between comm members who qualify for no other prizes, each wins 20 points.

    • If previous winners are the only ones to post themed fills, that day's prize will be awarded based on the number of un-themed fills. If previous winners are the only ones to post fills at all, then the 20 points will be divided among them regardless of the number of fills written that day.

  • Only fills for lonely prompts count toward challenges and contests. You're still welcome to write for previously filled prompts, though, and can link to them in the next fills post.


Guest Hosts
  • Any comm member can guest-host. All it requires is one daily prompt theme post Monday through Thursday of your scheduled week.

  • See the Calendar Post for more information and to volunteer.


Guide to the Archives
  • All prompts and fills are archived on Pinboard.

  • Each prompt gets the following tags:
    1. Source(s) or Author's Choice

    2. Filled or Lonely

    3. Crossover (if applicable)
    So, for example, you can click on the Fatal Frame tag, which will bring up not only all the Fatal Frame prompts but also a list of related tags on the right. Clicking the cross hair to the right of a related tag--Lonely, for instance--will show only the lonely Fatal Frame prompts. You can then refine the search further by adding Crossover for all crossover prompts, then further still by adding Hell Girl, which gives you the lonely Fatal Frame/Hell Girl crossover prompts.

  • All Dreamwidth posts get at least one tag--most have more. You can filter by multiple tags using either and mode (shows only posts that have both Tag 1 and Tag 2) or or mode (shows all posts that contain either Tag 1 or Tag 2).

  • The old Delicious archive is still available to browse; however, it's no longer being updated, as of January 2013.

  • Any questions, suggestions, or corrections regarding Pinboard tags go here.

  • Any questions, suggestions, or corrections regarding Dreamwidth tags go here.


Conduct Guidelines
  • Treat each other with kindness and respect.

  • No bashing. You are well within your rights to dislike or even hate any given fandom, character, pairing, kink, etc., but this is not the place to vent that aversion.

  • Remember: this is a prompt comm, not a fic exchange. You are under no obligation to tailor your fills to the prompters' tastes beyond what is stated in the prompts, and "Author's Choice" means exactly that.

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[personal profile] jujitsuelf 2013-09-15 08:12 am (UTC)(link)
Good post :) You're doing a great job getting this back up and running again, well done!
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[personal profile] samuraiter 2013-09-15 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Seconded. :-) The community is loving this.
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[personal profile] juliet316 2013-09-15 08:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I agree. Great job in getting things back up and running.
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[personal profile] mtxref_fic 2013-09-16 09:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Awesome list/rules: thanks for posting and reiterating them sos we can review it (and Challenge Weeks are every four weeks? Oooh! I like this!)!
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[personal profile] zandperl 2014-04-02 05:04 am (UTC)(link)
I'm new and I'm confused. When I write a fill, where/when do I post it? On the prompt, on the weekly fill page, on the AO3 collection, or some combination?
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[personal profile] theninth 2014-09-06 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
I haven't been here in aaaages, but I'm back now. I forget how the lonely fills work. Where do they go?
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[personal profile] theninth 2014-09-06 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
It was the Weekly Fills post I was forgetting about. :) I'm awake, I promise.
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[personal profile] nam_jai 2014-09-25 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
I'm new here, and I filled a prompt for the first time on Friday, but the weekly fill post didn't go up on Monday. Do I just wait until the next one comes around? There's no time range I'll have to be within?

(It was a lonely prompt -- if I had read the rules more carefully, I might have held onto it a few more days and joined the challenge week. Oh well!)
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[personal profile] salmon_pink 2014-11-09 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
So glad to have found this comm, there are so many amazing ideas to be played with! I just filled my first prompt (and really hope I did things right) but I wanted to let you know that when I tried to add the fill to the AO3 collection, it's saying the collection is closed and entries can't be added.
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[personal profile] salmon_pink 2014-11-09 06:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Oop, nevermind, I poked around and realised I needed to add the fic to the correct subcollection, not the main collection. Sorry about that - apparently all that writing has fried my brain for the day. Way to make a good first impression, huh? XD
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[personal profile] wallwalker 2014-11-24 05:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Stopping by after a long time, and I just have to ask. What is The Bailer? I've poked around and can't find any hard info!
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[personal profile] wallwalker 2014-11-24 09:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Looks like I poked around everywhere but in the obvious place. Heh.

Thanks!

(Anonymous) 2015-04-03 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
This is possibly a silly question, but exactly how much are you expected to write for the person who left the prompt you're writing? Like with 'any'-type prompts, would it be considered good manners to write a fandom the prompter is familiar with, or can you literally write anything you want? Or to give another example, is it bad form to not check the DW of the prompter and try and find out if they hate the trope/kink/whatever you might want to write?

I guess what I'm asking is: are prompt responses regarded in any way as a 'gift' for the prompter? Or is it more of a free-for-all?

(Anonymous) 2015-04-03 01:58 am (UTC)(link)
That is extremely helpful, thank you! :)

(Anonymous) 2015-08-07 01:24 am (UTC)(link)
I was wondering: how do you leave an anonymous prompt? I've searched for it, but I can't seem to find it.

(Anonymous) 2015-08-07 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you!
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[personal profile] vexed_wench 2015-08-26 06:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Is it alright to double dip your prompts with another from another community?
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[personal profile] vexed_wench 2015-08-26 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you that was my question.

(Anonymous) 2015-10-18 02:52 pm (UTC)(link)
How does one leavea prompt?

(Anonymous) 2015-10-18 04:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you, that helps a lot! But, where do I find this theme post? And what if the prompt doesn't have a theme?

(Anonymous) 2015-10-18 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you (again). Where on the Free-For-All would I find where to submit a prompt?

(Anonymous) 2015-10-20 12:29 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much!
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[personal profile] darjeeling 2016-01-27 09:52 am (UTC)(link)
Hello! Would you like to affiliate with [community profile] fandomweekly? It's a brand new multifandom weekly challenge community starting Feb 1.
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[personal profile] darjeeling 2016-01-31 05:38 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you!
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[personal profile] john_clarke 2016-05-28 05:12 pm (UTC)(link)
I am very new to this site, so forgive my ignorance.

Am I correct in believing that there is no deadline for fills? I could, say, see a prompt from a few weeks, or months, ago that I like and fill it?

Also, am I right in believing I could write the fill on AO3 and post an "excerpt and link" in a comment responding to the given prompt?
Edited 2016-05-28 17:13 (UTC)
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[personal profile] fsf_mod 2016-07-30 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi there, I was wondering if you'd like to affiliate with [community profile] femslashficlets? It's an ongoing weekly ficlet prompt challenge comm for femslash. :)
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[personal profile] fsf_mod 2016-08-02 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
Awesome, thank you! I'll add you to our list and post the promo! :)