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No one except for monthly leaders or full members can post here. This forum topic is ONLY for announcements. If it strays from such, the post(s) will be deleted immediately. Any questions, go to the Assignments and Queries topic.

First announcement: There will be a 1 week grace period after the current cycle to re-fit it with the calendar.

6/7/2012 . Edited by Kakarot Son, 7/14/2012 #1

May 27th - June 10th cycle prolonged by 1 week, to fit with calendar

6/10/2012 #2
Please note that applicants are not required to make a bonus section, it is instead your personal opinion of the application and applicant that should be used here
6/10/2012 #3

Lilly-sama has taken the place as monthly instead of Razamataz22 who will be on hiatus from June 18th

6/11/2012 #4

TDS! The next cycle is right around the corner and we definitely have some people who need to get their acts together and claim! Now I thought I would start out by letting those who just "wants" to, do so, and from there hunt down the lazy's.. Therefore, please post if you are going to be in the next cycle (FB Or forum claiming thread)

6/15/2012 #5
Kakarot Son

The last cycle ends at UTC 23:59 Sunday.

Claiming for the new one begins at UTC 00:00 Monday.

6/30/2012 #6
Kakarot Son

From now on, every new TDS story (or in theory, at least) will have a minimum of two story heads (you can have more). These heads are responsible for the plots of the story (should be written somewhere on the TDS plots doc) and making sure the different writing styles -of those who claim the story- blend together well.

They'll be responsible for limiting the OOC-ness (Out of character) in their story. When others claim said story, they should contact these "heads," and if the writers wish to make any plot changes they should speak with the heads.

For example; if Gue and Lady were the heads of Tranquil Violence (pretending it was a new story), it would be their job to provide a decent chap-by-chap plot of the story (what needs to be done, who does what etc.). Now say Raz and I wanted to work on Tranquil; after claiming it we would need to talk with Gue and Lady so that we can discuss what'll happen within the chapter.

Normally it should be straightforward and the heads will simply have to tell the writers to follow the plot they've made, and then read over the story. They should make sure it's decent and there are no ridiculously OOC problems (and edit it if there are) before it'll be given to the TDS Beta Squad to beta read.

If a Story Head's new story is abandoned very early on, they may not be able to claim Start New Story. However they may become a Story Head of another story, so long as the Story Head(s) of that that story allows it.

Note: This is only for new stories.

Please don't post below in response to this. Assignments and Queries/Private Messages are the way to go.

7/23/2012 . Edited 7/23/2012 #7

Hey Fellow TDS members! We have a few important announcements to make that will benefit you all!

1. As a Christmas/New Year gift to you all, we've decided to wipe the slate clean for those who have not contributed in 3 months. We want most to start anew and maybe something has happened these past months for the motivation and writing of our members to decrease dramatically.

2. If you have anything due by the next claiming cycle (January 6th), you will not be penalized if you turn it in late THAT time, since it goes along with the first announcement. However, if someone else does claim it and what you've written doesn't amount much up to anything (less than 500 words), it will go to he/she who claimed it on time.

3. A few of yall are getting promotions! We've noticed your hard work and this week we will announce who has earned their new position. We'll be thinking about some type of reward along with it, since these members have chosen to step up in these past month even among all the laziness that has plagued this group.

4. Probably this week, we'll have another in-or-out for TDS stories, call it Winter Cleaning, as cheesy as it sounds. During that time, marshalling rotations will also be assigned. You'll get more information pertaining to it later.

Lastly, can yall start thinking about finding your groups and dedicating yourselves to a story of your choice? Because once the 6th turns up, everyone will still be on the old claiming ways. That's all for now! This month's leaders, Ladyfanfiction & Saiyajin-Love, look forward to working with yall!

1/1/2013 . Edited 1/1/2013 #8

A new Marshaling process is being implemented.


A group of members are being assembled to handle all Marshaling applicants. A total of five votes will be performed and one member of the group will post an application reply to the applicant in the standard TDS application reply format. The reply will indicate whether the applicant has passed or failed.

All TDS members not apart of the new marshaling group are asked to not grade future applicants. Thank you.

2/16/2013 #9
Kakarot Son

Rather important suggestion here: begin to try and start sorting yourself into groups of 2-5 with any active member. More info on exactly what's happening and why you'll have to do this is coming soon. Also take a look at some of the fics and try and familiarise yourself with the ones that all of your group 'like.'

Also for any forum-only members who are a little confused, all cycles are halted for now. Just follow the instructions above and you'll be golden.

3/5/2013 #10
Kakarot Son

There's a new system now in action... all active members must sort themselves into groups if they haven't already, ASAP and post on this thread.

3/12/2013 . Edited 3/12/2013 #11
Kakarot Son

As mentioned at the bottom of the first post of the Statistics thread and the Facebook page, each time a new chapter is sent to the TDS inbox the following doc must be updated: Q95b1hvla2GB7eILc5EWwV_PSdh-U/edit

All member should check that the document is fully accurate. It should be for but a contribution added in the last month or so may be missing, most of them have been added though so make sure you properly check (even if it means quickly running through every chapter of a story) before adding a contribution or two.

4/6/2013 #12
Kakarot Son

Alrighty folks, since there don't seem to be any issues with the new system it's time for the accompanying rank reassignment that was meant to come with it. The Current Member thread has been edited and instead of the seven stars, you're now ranked as: Admins, Experienced Members, Members and New Members. 49168090

If any of you guys reckon you should be ranked higher than what's down on the list, make sure to show us why. As always when considering promotion we look at a variety of factors: Writing contributions (often measured against how long you've been here), Beta Squad contributions, number of times you've been a monthly leader, and a few others such as reliability and all that.

5/31/2013 #13
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