On Featured Stories and Queue Closures
Posted by DragonSilk
09/01/13 - 03:01AM
Happy September all around~!

First, we have our fabulous featured stories. The theme was Long and Done. So you donít have to worry about any cliffhangers with these stories!

(I Want) Your Delicate Salvation by ElmireDelores (D.Gray-Man, Adult)
Almost by Siruru (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, 13+)
Bird in a Cage by Cleanvengeance (Axis Powers Hetalia, 17+)
Like Family by Lucky107 (Ao no Exorcist, Youth)

Next monthís theme will be Alternate Universes, and you can nominate your favorite theme-related story here.

Now, time for some monthly reminders.

1| Please remember that you need to have a valid, working email address in order to use the site. This is more important for unvalidated authors because we send letters every time we delete a story from the queue and sometimes when we validate them.

2| There are some copyright owners that donít allow fanfiction for the works they own. We canít add these as categories because it would leave the site open to a lawsuit if we hosted fanfiction for those works. Most of the affected fandoms are books, but the moderators arenít necessarily familiar with who wrote every series. So if youíre requesting a book fandom or a fandom for a movie or television show thatís based on a book, please include the name of the bookís author.

3| Please consider the fact that some members do access Lunaescence from public computers. In order to keep Luna from being blocked by any filters, we ask that you please keep your summaries free of profanity. If your summary contains anything that would cause it to be rated higher than ďAll,Ē you need to change it.

I also have a bit of news that many of you may not be happy about. As some of you know, summer is a busy time on Lunaescence. The queue has inflated to a fairly decent size, and we have made the decision to close it for some end of the summer cleanup. Itís not as huge as it has been in the past, but we would like to clean it out now that summer is over. Weíll let you guys know when it reopens.


Will submissions be open again anytime soon? :/
- Topazvixen1981 on 09/04/13 - 03:44PM
We literally just closed submissions a few days ago when I made this post. I'm not sure how fast you expect us to go through 200+ submissions when the moderators all have lives, but it's a little too early to be getting antsy over it.
- DragonSilk on 09/04/13 - 03:50PM
I certainly hope this isn't adding too much stress to the moderators. Hope cleaning up goes well!
- ArmedArmadillo on 09/09/13 - 04:20PM
Thank you all for your hard work!
- Linyah on 09/18/13 - 12:12AM
Thanks for your hard work. Any updates on the progress? Or do you need any more temp help to get through things faster?
- Zelos on 09/20/13 - 12:53AM
It's about 75% done, but we have a couple of people working overtime at the moment, so we're a little shorthanded. There is, however, no way for us to get temp help. It takes far longer to search for and train new moderators that it will take for us to finish the last 40 or so stories.

Also, keep in mind that the last few stories are usually the hardest to deal with. That's what tends to get left in there the longest.
- Kerrigan Sheehan on 09/20/13 - 12:39PM
I hope that it goes smoothly for you! Thank you for all your hard work, mods! ^^ Don't work too hard, I'm sure everyone can understand if it takes a little longer. :) Good luck!
- Hikari Renge on 09/20/13 - 02:24PM
I didn't know that. Usually don't know what the process is here with validation but I can see where it'd be more work to train new mods. Either way, I hope it getting through what's left goes smoothly for you all.
- Zelos on 09/20/13 - 05:05PM