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31 December 2009 @ 05:49 pm
Welcome to the Wank post.  
WANK WANK WANK (and how to avoid it)


So now we're hitting on the subject that's been plaguing us from day one. Wank and the definition and the punishment for. As I'm sure you all have heard by now we are going to do our best to make this a wank free comm and if you are participating (ergo have signed the 'we are not here to be jerks' post) then we know you agree. This is simply the post you can refer to when you feel you're on the edge or even that someone else might be getting there.

Wank: A Definition


As cards_slash defined earlier we are considering wank to be "anything that is intentionally inflammatory/insulting/worthy of the grade-school playground." There honestly isn't anything more to say than that. If you need a more in-depth explanation I would suggest google or a little research time on Fandom Wank.


Wank: A Punishment


Now we all know that despite all the best intentions and warnings, etc., stuff does happen and so does wank. Ergo this is our 3 strike system, we will usually try to talk to the people beforehand but if a person is not listening/back-sassing/refusing to take it to a more private place to be dealt with by the mods, then this is what happens.

Strike 1: Warning. One warning will be given, the thread/comment will be frozen/screened and the reason for it will be given by the Mod freezing the thread. We will not delete the wank comments unless they are deliberately racist/sexist/homophobic/incredibly inflammatory/nobody needs to see that crap/etc otherwise it will be left as a warning to people i.e. don't let this happen to you. All mods will be informed of the warning and the wanker's name will be put on a list along with the nature of the wank.

Strike 2: One Week Ban. If the wanker persists past the warning, they are banned for one week. They are not allowed to be involved in anything within the main comm or their ship's comm, the ship's Captain will be informed of the wanker's ban and will be expected to coordinate with the mods thusly. After the week's challenge is up they will be allowed back into the game on the proviso that Admiral Mods will be watching them closely. Use of macros may be applied at this stage.

Strike 3: Full Out Ban. If the wanker keeps persisting after the one week ban they are full out banned. No more warnings, chances or anything of the sort. The wanker has shown that they are persistently choosing to ignore the rules and the spirit of this comm and clearly does not belong in it. We don't like wank and frankly nobody wants this place to end up as another Fandom_Wank tale of woe. At this stage use of macros may be judiciously applied.

All strikes will be applied after full agreement on the mods part.


Wank: How to Avoid it


It can happen to any of us, we're chillin', sipping a fruit smoothie from the Tribble shack and suddenly boom there's a comment that just rubs you the wrong way.

First off, take a breath and relax, we can all get overexcited and say things we don't mean or read things wrongly. Is your reaction to such-and-such comment a valid concern or are you in a mood where everything is just hitting you wrong? While we doubt that any of you will type out a rash response and get into a flame war we also know it can happen.

If you've gone through these questions and this comment/whatever is still annoying you this is your easy three step process.

Step 1: Do NOT under any circumstances reply to it or make a snide remark somewhere or anything of the sort. The mods do not appreciate or condone this and we don't need anyone to fight anyone's battles here. We understand that this can be a passionate subject and nobody likes to see their ship/whatever being bashed which is good, neither do we. But the best thing you can do is ignore the comment and move onto step 2.

Step 2: Inform an teacher authority figure. Your Captain or your Mods, Mods by e-mail/PM (e-mails at the bottom of this post) or your Captain by whichever means they have given you. Your Captain will have a quicker way of getting in touch with the Mods most likely, though there is usually one of us here to intercept your messages. Over the weekends it is recommended that you try any other mod than cards_slash. If after 24 hours you haven't gotten an e-mail back acknowledging that we have received it/looked in the situation and dealt with it/etc please either e-mail another Mod or go through your Captain.

Step 3: Go back to chillin' and your delicious fruit smoothie. You have done your duty and the dirty wanker will be taken care of. We don't want you involving yourself in wank that could get you banned. And trust me if you do not follow these steps and take it upon yourself to show someone who is boss/go past anything but friendly/fun discussion you will suddenly find yourself at Strike One.


Comments: What We Want, What We Don’t


First off, we need to define the various kinds of posts you will see on this community. They are, in no particular order, as follows:

+ Team Posts!
If the title of the post says TEAM NAMESMUSH, this post is for YOUR TEAM ONLY. This does not mean that the Admiral Mods will not be looking because we will be. We are ever vigilant in our quest against Wank (it’ll make you go blind, yanno). The sort of comments allowed on this vary from this to that but good-spirited trash-talking is permitted. Mean-spirited bashing is not. We would like you to remember the motto:

Defend Your Ship, Don’t Attack Theirs


You cannot expect anyone to respect your ship if you’re—excuse the language—an asshat. However, glee and joy and excitement are completely welcomed and encouraged. Just not asshattery. Clear?

+ Ship Wars: Prompt Post!
No commenting on the Ship Wars: Prompt Post, all of that is done on your Team’s Prompt Post.

+ SHIP WARS: TEAM NAMESMUSH: Prompt # Entry
This is where the Admiral Mods will be posting each Team’s submission to the current prompt. This is by far the most important post you will respond to. This is where we expect everyone to be good fan-things and remember the rules of polite interaction. Absolutely NO pairing-comparisons/bashing/wank is allowed on these posts. You will read the submission; you will leave a comment* that is one of the following:

  • -- constructive criticism. If you’re not certain what that is: go Here If you give constructive criticism make sure it actually deals with something NOT PAIRING RELATED such as "this was good but your pairing still sucks donkey balls" in flowery, well-mannered speech. If you’re too lazy to go to the link expect constructive crit to go in the following manner: say something nice, offer suggestions as to how to improve something, say something nice.
    "I like that you set this in the Star Trek Movies, by using this setting you allowed the relationship to reach a mature stage before it progressed to bumping uglies. However, the story might benefit from the addition of first names. After the seventeenth ‘he’ I could not possibly figure out who was who. Also, your use of descriptive adjectives is masterful."


  • -- praise: "Wow, that was good."
    "I especially liked that you made Uhura a girl, that was a nice touch."
    "The setting of this piece was all manner of unspeakably spooky."
    "Your writing is like fine wine and stinky cheese—and I love both."


  • -- Revelations: "Dude, I totally never even knew that Chekov was a boy!"
    "I had never considered this particular angle of relationship/episode/etc."
    "That is a great way to handle this prompt."


  • -- Exclamations "BRB, FAPPING**!"
    "Have my babies!"
    "Holy Cheez-its!"


*before there is panic, you are not required to comment on every single prompt. If you feel the need to do so—all the better for it. You will need to comment on at the very, absolutely, positively least 3 submissions not of your ship.
**if you don’t know what fapping is, I’m not explaining it. (but Admiral Mod Lackadaisy will, if asked nicely)

+ SHIP WARS: BATTLE ON
This is what we are here for, my friends. This is the post that is most like, if you’ve ever gone, a party post on ONTD_st. It is not exactly a free-for-all because we would like to keep things on topic re: the prompt, your ships, and something to do with Star Trek. This post will go up the same day as the submissions and the poll post will go up the next day. Now this is where you go play so you can take off the stuffy ties and the Sunday shoes you put on for the submission posts. The point of this post is to celebrate your hard work, get people to vote for you, get your glee on. Remember:

Defend Your Ship, Don’t Attack Theirs


  • -- Macros:
    That is anything to do with your ship that is not inflammatory against another ship. No more than 3 medium ones or 1 big one per comment. Remember some friends don’t necessarily have supa-fast interwebs.


  • -- Videos:
    Your favorite scenes/your favorite fanvids either linked or embedded.


  • -- Odes to your Ship:
    Exactly that. Declaring the many wonderful aspects of your ship. No bashing others. If you use someone else’s ode, please credit. Even if it’s some guy that’s been dead for x hundred years.


  • -- CAPSLOCK:
    If you CAPSLOCK you must put in the title of your comment CAPSLOCK. The rules for acceptable regarding CAPSLOCK comments are looser based on the fact that CAPSLOCK are sarcastic/satirical/what they are. This does not allow you to bash. This allows you to trash-talk in a friendly manner. If you don’t get/don’t like CAPSLOCK, stay away. If you're a CAPSLOCK virgin, find a big brother/sister on your team to guide you in the ways.

    Good: "I DEFINITELY HAVE NO INTEREST IN THIS. IN FACT I THINK THAT THIS IS QUITE POSSIBLY THE DEFINITION OF MY ANTI-INTEREST. IF IT WERE ANY LESS RELEVANT TO MY INTERESTS I WOULD HAVE TO KILL MYSELF WITH A RUSTY BUTTER KNIFE. FURTHERMORE, SCOTTY WOULD NEVER! HE'S FAR TOO--NOT THIS TO DO THAT!"

    Good: "I AM NOT INTRIGUED BY YOUR IDEAS FOR PORN. YOUR SMOKING!KINK IS NOT RELEVANT TO MY INTERESTS. IN FACT, NONE OF YOUR IDEAS FOR PORN ARE RELEVANT TO MY INTERESTS AND I DON'T LIKE COWBOYS EITHER. I AM A FAN OF THE MISSIONARY POSITION-IN-BED-WITH-THE-LIGHTS-OFF SEX. PLEASE STOP FORCING ME TO WRITE YOUR DIRTY PORN AND THEN MOCKING ME AS I CRY FOR MY LOST VIRTUE. (ALSO PLEASE SEEK HELP FOR YOUR DEVIANCY.)"

    Bad: "VAGINA: IT'S LIKE GOD'S PUNISHMENT TO SLASHERS."

    Bad: "DID YOU SEE WHAT THOSE SPONES SHIPPERS DID. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BREAK MY JAW YAWNING THAT SHIT WAS SO FULL OF LOGIC AND LONG WORDS."



  • -- glitter text
    Yes. Do not use it to bash.


  • -- incidental insanity such as: random round robins open to the whole fleet (like a mass orgy of creativity), tea parties (I don’t know, be friends ya’ll), comment fic, spontaneous posting of relevant icons, icon wars ala commenting back and forth using your icons to hold conversations, anything FRIENDLY.
    All of these will need to be marked with a TITLE ON THE COMMENT.


  • -- MOD COMMENT:
    Game over. Stop the party. That or we max out (which would be great!)



+ SHIP WARS: THE POLL
No comments, just voting.

+ SHIP WARS: THE AWARD CEREMONY
Traditionally, at this point it’s time to congratulate the winner(s). If you don’t want to do that, I understand, so don’t say anything. However, if you leave a 'congratulations!' we will also expect empty, generalized threats of a humorous nature. Such as:

"Congrats. You've won this round but wait until we meet again."

"Awesome you won! Next time, all these ships are going down. Team Chulu's got advanced weaponry and we're going to use it."


The most important thing to remember here is that everyone here with an account is a human being. Just like yourself even. Even if you don't agree with something they're saying or what they like they are still as deserving of respect as you are. Be happy, have fun and be willing to listen to someone else's POV but above all else remember that this is not a fight to the death. :)

Now if you do not sign off on this (same format as the last post, team name in the title and agreeing with the post) you will not be able to comment anywhere within this comm or challenge, we will find you. We will hunt you down, screen/delete any of your comments and then ban you from commenting within this community. Sound too harsh? Sign the post and you won't have to deal with it. :)

Don't let bad wank happen to you! Wank belongs in your bedroom not on our Comm!


Macro by lackadaisy

Signed your Mods,

Red Admiral cards_slash, Blue Admiral temporalranger, Gold Admiral bendtothesun, Black Admiral lackadaisy
 
 
 
ljc: star trek (captain pikeone - ship wars)taraljc on December 31st, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
Team PikeOne
I have read and understand the guidelines.

Edited at 2009-12-31 11:58 pm (UTC)
ashleyj28ashleyj28 on December 31st, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
Team Spork
Agreed
alouette_sparraalouette_sparra on December 31st, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
Team Scokov
::stands at rigid attention and possibly sprains something doing it; salutes:: Yes sir, ma'am! No wank here.
the nonsensical ramblings of a complex mind . . .: mccoy/bonesacacia_123 on January 1st, 2010 12:00 am (UTC)
Team McSpirk
i agree!

Edited at 2010-01-01 12:01 am (UTC)
Duty & Devotion: star trek faith k/s/mcroseandheather on January 1st, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
TEAM MCSPIRK
Read and acknowledged, Command!
mrasaki: #CAPTAIN SPONESmrasaki on January 1st, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
TEAM SPONES
"Dude, I totally never even knew that Chekov was a boy!"
Totally choked on my coffee. (Y'know, my mom thought Spock was a girl. idek.)

Oh yeah-- agreed.

BTW, will captains be held responsible for making sure everyone signs? (as in a checklist of sorts.) I can't imagine the Admirals going through the entire list of comments with ten different lists, making sure everyone on every team has signed.

Edited at 2010-01-01 12:01 am (UTC)
Observed behaving suspiciously in Strasbourgh: ST - Admiral Modbendtothesun on January 1st, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
Re: TEAM SPONES
That's probably a discussion for the Captain's lounge to be honest. We don't want to overwork our poor Captains but it's not something we can really go through until sign-ups are closed. One of us will probably open up a discussion post about that after the weekend.
Re: TEAM SPONES - wyntreaurora on January 1st, 2010 12:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
Jenjem80 on January 1st, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
TEAM PIRK
Aye aye Admiral Mod! Read and aknowledged.
starpanties on January 1st, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
Team Scokov
Agreed, no wank!

mia6363mia6363 on January 1st, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
Team Science (aka Team Spones)
Agreed and respected. :) The anticipation to this awesome-ness is killing me! :)
captain sharmie is climbing a mountain: starfleetcaptaincadet on January 1st, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
Team McCoy/Chekov
AYE ADMIRAL.

*salutes*
Max: st - scotty/chekov - i iz captain hee!maxwrite on January 1st, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
Team Scokov
Read and understood!
tourdefiercetourdefierce on January 1st, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
Team Jones
Agreed.
Chocolatechocolatcocaine on January 1st, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
Team McChekov
Read, understood, and agreed.
Fallen Seraphim: beavisandbuttheadafallenseraphim on January 1st, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
Team Spork
Agreement, I am in it.


(edit: AND it totally helps to title what team I'm on, doi)
Chaos & Ravenchaosraven on January 1st, 2010 12:19 am (UTC)
Team McChekov
There will be no wankery from my team, sirs! I will ensure the rest of the crew be notified.