Fandom Gift Box 2016

Inspired by Fandom Stocking, an unrelated summer edition

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About Fandom Gift Box 2016 (fandomgiftbox2016)

Active since:
2016-03-30
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Intro:

Inspired by Fandom Stocking, an unrelated summer edition

Dreamwidth: http://fandomgiftbox.dreamwidth.org/

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FAQ:

Where will this be hosted?
Original posts will be at Dreamwidth simply because it handles anon commenting significantly better than Livejournal, and I want the platform to work for everyone, even those without an account. There is a feed to make sure you can follow activity on LiveJournal: here.

Will there be a way to find requests by fandom while still leaving "giftboxes" visible for everyone and open to browsing?
That's the plan! Giftbox posts will be posted between June 21-30. Over the following weekend, a requests spreadsheet sortable by fandom will go live. Over the next week, I intend to make a post (or more) of alphabetized fandoms with links to tagged giftboxes under each fandom.

Does everybody get a gift? What if I only get those generic gifts?
Everybody. The big thing I want is for everyone to get at least one fandom item of a type they requested before marking a Giftbox filled/not needy on my little tracker. Any gifts of a media type you specifically asked not to receive will not be unscreened and will not count toward whether you have received a gift.

Can I opt out of generic or "original work" gifts?
Yes, you can. Anything you list under DNW in the form will not count toward your gifts and will not be unscreened should anyone "gift" it to you.

Are gifts exclusive to the recipient?
For this year, gifts must be exclusive to the recipient. If you want to drop gifts in multiple boxes, please make each one different.

What's the minimum size of a work?
A drabble or an icon, so 100 pixels or words. Gifts that do not meet minimum requirements will not be unscreened.

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Rules:

Signups/Requests
1. Please use the provided template for sign ups.

2. Please leave your sign up form in the textarea to make my life simpler on creating your post. If you want to also provide one without the textarea, you can simply copy/paste the completed sign up after the textarea and delete out the textarea tags.

3. Please use an additional form for each fandom. This is also to make my life easier in reposting so those filling requests can easily find yours.

4. You are required to sign up with a minimum of three fandoms. This should improve the chance that your giftbox will be sufficiently filled. If you have only two fandoms you're interested, please contact the mod via the Mod Support post. If one is a megafandom, original, or an easily consumed five-minute fandom, you may be allowed to sign up with two fandoms at the mod's discretion.

5. If you are open to receiving "original" work, whether that's art or fiction, please use that as the fandom name. If you are not open to receiving original work, you can add it to your DNWs or simply not sign up with "Original" as a fandom.

6. Please indicate on your sign up which media you are willing to receive gifts in. Art is required to be at least 100x100 pixels and fiction is required to be at least 100 words.

7. If you want fanmixes or fanvids or any other medium, you can specify that in your list, but please do not make them your only request.

8. Please remember to read/view and comment on your gifts after reveals. Bookmark/track your giftbox post when it goes live if you need to. Noncommenters may not sign up next year until they have commented on their previous gifts.

9. If you receive any gifts you feel are abusive or meet a DNW or are otherwise inappropriate, please contact the mod immediately through the Mod Support post so it can be addressed. You are not obligated to comment on gifts that are abusive or against the rules.

 

Comments/Fills

1. To fill a giftbox, please comment on the post of the recipient. Comments will be screened until reveals.

2. Each gift must be unique to the recipient. If you wish to gift more than one recipient, please make a new gift for each one.

3. Fills are required to be at least 100x100 pixels or 100 words, in a requested fandom and medium, and avoiding all stated DNWs. Gifts that do not meet minimum requirements will not be unscreened.

4. Do not offer a fill with a stated DNW. Such comments will not be revealed or unscreened.

5. No comments that could be considered abusive or insulting to the requester. Edit 7/1/17: This rule also applies to comments left by the recipient on their gift. Flaming is not allowed, and may result in a ban from future rounds.

 

6. Gifters can be anonymous or signed in.

7. Fills can be added to the AO3 collection, but you are not required to do so.