I know, I know. Wut r u doin, itís too early for a monthly announcement. But we have exciting news~ We are pleased to announce two lovely, new moderators~ They are dark_wing19 and perfect-to-stay! Congratulations to you both, and welcome to the mod team! Please be patient with them, everyone~
Now that we have two new hands on deck, you can expect to see your wait times for story validations decrease if you are unvalidated, but itís still going to take time for the queue to shrink! As of now, the queue will be temporarily closed until further notice for the convenience and education of our two new modlings~
Please don't ask them about stories in the queue for the next month or so. They have been instructed to ignore such emails while theyíre learning how to process things in the queue. If you need to ask about the status of a story, refer your questions to DragonSilk, Kerrigan Sheehan, Penguiduck, or myself, or post in the story validation forum thread. Repeatedly poking the new mods may result in a temporary ban. (Though sending them congrats is fine, of course!)
Also, if you have any concerns or questions about our decision on the new mods, please email one of us (DragonSilk, Kerrigan Sheehan, Penguiduck, or Alastair)privately to discuss it.
Thatís all for now~ I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the month!
Juneís theme of the month is ďUnderappreciated StoriesĒ. Stories that fall under this category have an unbalanced review to word count ratio. These are stories that you adore but canít understand why they donít have more reviews! For example, a story that has up to 20,000 words but less than five reviews. Or a story that has 50,000+ words but less than ten reviews! You can nominate over here in the forums.
Now, we have one other announcement: Lunaescence now has an official tumblr! It is run mainly by two mods: myself and Penguiduck. It mostly features writing advice and articles, funny writing/reading related reblogs, and perhaps in the future, fun activities like writing prompts and weekly events. We may also use it as another source for information like updates on the queue, intermittent announcements, and a place to ask questions for those of you who need answers. Though we warn you: donít ask us for love advice or anything related to math. The latter mostly for my sake and yours. Alastair is bad with math. ...But I suppose you can, though who knows how much help weíll be. You can find it by following the link here.
Thatís it for now, and I hope you all have a lovely May! (Summer is almost here, guys! ♥)
Hello, beautiful, wonderful, talented members of Lunaescence Archives!
Kerrigan Sheehan mentioned this in the last post, but in case you have not noticed, we are starting up moderator applications again!
Being a moderator is tough work. We're looking for people who are capable of sorting through submissions in the queue, are mature and able to handle member queries, and are simply willing to dedicate their time and efforts to Lunaescence.
If you're interested, please email moderators[dot]luna[at]gmail[dot]com by April 15th with the following information:
Your Lunaescence username
Roughly how much time you realistically feel you can dedicate to moderating and when you're available
What you think the biggest problems with stories on the site are
Links to 3 samples of your writing that you feel are your best work
As a note:
You must be a validated author or currently eligible for author validation (at least 5 stories or chapters with at least 5,000 words total, no denials in the past 60 days) to apply.
You must also have been a member of the site for at least six months and be at least 16 years old, 18+ preferred.
Please also consider that you will be asked to read outside of your fandoms and will be asked (within reason) to read content that you may not like, such as lemons, original fiction, and OOC stories.
We ask all of you to remain respectful of the moderation process. Thank you for your cooperation, support, and patience.
We look forward to hearing from those of you who are interested!