January 13th, 2015


[MOD POST] Little_Details Posting Format

Happy new year, little_details!

This post is just a little reminder of the posting format. Posts don't all have to look the same, of course; it just helps the community run more smoothly when every post has all three items listed below, so the commenters don't have to ask questions about them to the OP. Rejection notices from the mods will always include which rule was broken and how to fix it, but I do these community-wide reminders because I know some people's LJ notifications get sent to defunct email addresses and the like:

Before you submit, please make sure your post has:

  • A subject line that describes your question. For example, if your question is about the effects of getting shot in the knee, then "getting shot in the knee" is an excellent subject line.

  • The setting of your story. When and where is it taking place? Even if you don't think it's relevant, it often turns out to be.

  • A summary of how you tried to research your question. "I checked Google and Wikipedia" isn't enough. What are some of the search terms you tried? What articles did you read? Leaving out this information is the number one reason for rejected posts! If you're having trouble coming up with fruitful search terms, no worries; just say so. Straight-up translation requests may also be exempt from this rule.

So that's all, keep being a great comm, and I look forward to approving your next post! If your post has been rejected and you're still wondering why, you can contact the mods by commenting here. Thanks for reading!