If you (general you) have a friend who can beta read or a regular beta reader or someone who you found independently of our involvement, then that’s absolutely fine and you are more than welcome to use them as a beta. The “twrpe betas” tag is just something that we’re trying to put together for all of the people who don’t have regular beta readers or Teen Wolf fandom friends who can beta for them. It’s absolutely not mandatory to participate in. :)
Hi hi, folks! We hope you’re all plugging away on your assignments and doing well with that. This post is meant to clear things up on how the beta finding process is going to work, for those of you who need help finding a beta.
To that end and first thing’s first, here’s the quick and dirty on how the beta process is going to work this round: last round’s process wound up being sort of messy and difficult for all involved parties, so instead of a form and a masterpost here, we’re going to be using a tag for beta-finding purposes.
People will post in the "twrpe betas" tag to offer their beta services and people who need betas can shop around the posts to find someone who can work with them. Upon finding a possible beta in the tag, the gift-maker gets in touch with them and starts discussing whether or not the prospective beta can help them. Ideally, this all works out well for everyone, Robert’s your uncle, Fanny’s your aunt, and we all get married and go out to dinner.
So, with the quick and dirty established, here are the step by step breakdowns about how to use the “twrpe betas” tag.
Hi, we don’t have exact dates yet, but probably around the time we had round one last year/start of this - so Nov/Dec sign ups, through February 2015 (final dates will depend on mod!Astrid’s exam schedule since she needs to be free to handle the matching process which is pretty time consuming).
Okay guys, a few of you have been asking about this and I want to apologise for the delay in getting it up (uni went back and my free time plummeted).
In any case, here’s a few key points before we break this up depending on what you’re submitting:
Alright, so, from this point, things vary depending on the type of gift you’re submitting:
No worries, it’s been pretty heavily buried, but there’s an ask here from round one where we talk about the difference between R and NC-17. If that doesn’t answer your question, let us know and we’ll try to clarify further. :)
Hey, folks — just to clear this up right off the bat: we’re not mad. This is not a mad mod post. This is more of a, “both of the mods have noticed a trend that is both frustrating and exhausting and we’d like to nip it in the bud.”
So, most all of you who’ve gotten back to us about your assignments already are really excited about them and jazzed up to get working on them — and this is great! We’re excited that you’re excited about things and after all the work that mod!Astrid and I put into matching people up (especially mod!Astrid; I really can’t overstate how much work she did on matching for this round), we’re super relieved that most of you seem to like your assignments!
…but a lot of the questions that we’ve gotten in the past 24-36ish hours (both via email and in the ask box here) are things that we’ve already answered in the assignment email, the rules, the FAQ, the “all of the assignments are out” post, or in the asks tag because someone else asked it already.
so with that in mind we’re just going to beg you all to please, please, PLEASE read those links over again before you ask us a question.
We generally don’t mind answering your questions, and we really want to be available to you guys for anything we can help with! But there’s almost 140 of you and only two of us, and when you ask us things that we covered in other posts, you’re taking time that we could spend on doing other, bigger things (like passing on correspondence between gift-makers who needed us to ask their recipients questions, trying to find trades for people who need them as quickly as possible, and so on).
If you want a reason why checking the rules, faq, etc. is better for you: if we’ve actually answered your question somewhere else, you’ll get your answer faster if you take a few minutes to go read those links out again than you would if you have to wait an hour or more to get a response from us (which, in a lot of cases, has been a couple sentences and a link to the FAQ).
Again, we’re glad that you’re all excited and we do want to be here for you guys if you have questions. We’re your mods and even when we’re playing tough mod, we’re here to help you and we want to make your experience with the exchange as enjoyable as possible! But right now, in this case? We really need you all to meet us halfway here and at least read the rules and FAQ first.
In mod!Astrid’s words: “Don’t make us implement a ‘we respond to questions already answered in the rules and faq with a Gerard Argent pic and a link’ policy’” — but in closing, and in the hopes of using some more positive motivation, here is a Very Important Gif About Derek Hale:
Thanks in advance, folks — you’re all great, we’re looking forward to seeing what you all create, and again, this isn’t a mad mod post. We’d just really appreciate you guys doing this thing, and it’d ultimately make everything easier for both of us and for you.
~ mod!Kassie (amorremanet).
As we said a few hours ago, in this post, there’s going to be a post of that nature going up sometime this weekend.
I (mod!Kassie) thought that it was already up but I couldn’t find it earlier today and I couldn’t find the AIM log of mine and mod!Astrid’s where we worked all of this out — this was our bad for working out the more immediate issues surrounding signups and so on, and forgetting to make that post.
However, we’re going to get that fixed for you guys as soon as possible… which means this weekend because mod!Astrid has pulled serious overtime and gone way above and beyond in the past week or so, trying to get everyone all matched up and then trying to get assignments sent out, and she’s taking a few very well-earned days off from mod stuff.
Hi, hi, nonny, and sorry to keep you waiting on an answer here, especially when this is pretty important. Mod!Astrid and I had to debate it back and forth a bit before coming up with the potential answers here. ♥
That said, our answer and the short-form gist of this post is this: in general? no, we’ve sent out all of the assignments and we’re not going to accept any further changes to the signup forms or requests now.
The only exception to this flat ban on edits is for new triggers or changes to triggers — literally, this is the only exception that we’re making — and because I (mod!Kassie) am unable to shut up to save my life, all of our rationale is underneath the read more, along with a more detailed explanation of how getting triggers added to your signups now is going to work.
anon #2 asked: A few questions: Are we allowed to make more than one gift for our assignment? And do we wait until the deadline to post our gifts or…?
As explained in the rules and the FAQ, and followed up on in various other mod posts:
Hope this helped clear things up for you!
All assignments have now been sent out. Please check your email and reply to let us know you’ve received it (and if you HAVEN’T received an assignment and you should have, let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE).
Thank you all for being so patient with the slight delay in getting assignments out. We greatly appreciate it.
Some points, just to clarify:
Thanks bbs! You’ve all been wonderful so far, and we hope you like your assignments. <3