Anonymous

hello! do you still need pinch hitters? have a nice day!

Well, nonny, without having everyone’s pieces in or due yet (we still have quite a few submissions who are on pre-arranged extensions), we can’t say if we need more pinch hitters or not — BUT having more pinch hitters who can possibly take on assignments is always a good thing?

So we’d encourage you to sign up anyway, since there’s no obligation to take a pinch hit assignment if you don’t think you can work with it, and if you end up not taking an assignment or getting called on, then the worst thing you did was waste five minutes to fill out the pinch hitter sign up form.


Hello my lovely mods! I know you're very very busy, and there's no rush to this. But after seeing your new note, I realized I never put the recipient's name in the required field. That being said, I've not posted to AO3 before now (pen name being Nalana there) and I don't see my entry anywhere now, even though it said my work was submitted for approval. So I'm not sure how to add the recipient.

Hi, bbs,

So, more than a few of you have missed your recipients’ names and we’ve gotten this question a couple of times, hence the public reply.

Right now, the works for this round are unrevealed, which means that they won’t show up on your personal dashboards on AO3 until reveals begin. However, you can still fix the issue of forgetting to include your recipient’s username.

In order to do so, you either need to go directly to the link you gave us (for all of you who remembered to email us your headers, you can just go check your sent mail folders) or you need to go directly to this round’s collection on AO3.

However you get to the fic (or other fanwork that you’ve posted on the Archive), click on the “edit” button, then scroll down to the “Associations” tab and put your recipient’s AO3 username in the field that says, “Gift this work to.” It’ll look approximately like this:

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If your recipient drops out (or defaults and gets dropped from this round), then you’ll do basically the same thing but instead of adding a username, you’ll be removing their username. They didn’t produce a gift and so they don’t get to know which gift was made for them.

If your recipient doesn’t have an AO3 username, then please be sure to include an author’s note that identifies your recipient (i.e., put in something like, “this was written for tumblr user recipient13 as part of round two at the Teen Wolf Rarepair Exchange” or similar).

Hope this helps, bbs!

~twrarepairexchange mods.

Anonymous

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I review the info and what I have completed after working (nearly done, but not officially yet) and I just thought of something. Do I put the name of the recipient in "Gift this work to-" on AO3?

Hi, nonny,

Yes, you should absolutely do that.

I thought we mentioned that in the “how to post” post, but I just checked and apparently, mod!Astrid and I both spaced on that part.

But yes, if you’re posting your work on AO3, then you should put the name of your recipient into the “gift this work to” field.

~mod!Kassie (amorremanet).

UPDATE, RE: SUBMISSIONS & CONFIRMATION EMAILS.

Hey, bbs,

This is just a quick update to keep you all abreast of things and let you know how things are progressing/what the exchange’s temperature is.

As of right now (about 5:55 PM, US-Eastern time), all of the extension requests that we had have been replied to and we’re caught up on finding the late/missing submissions and getting in touch with the participants whose gifts are missing.

However, I’ve also been doing all kinds of stuff for you lot and for the exchange pretty much exclusively since I got my 4.5 hours (and the non-exchange stuff that I’ve been doing has mostly been lunch, cleaning the kitchen, and looking for the dustpan that has apparently vanished to Narnia).

What this means for y’all is that I’m taking a quick breather for about half an hour or so, and then I’ll be starting in on sending out all of the confirmation emails that haven’t been sent out yet (i.e., most of them). So, barring like, something apocalyptically huge intervening, all of you who have turned something in already be looking for your confirmation emails tonight.

Again, mod!Astrid and I both really appreciate how understanding and patient y’all have been during this round of the exchange. We know it’s been a bumpy time of things for a lot of you outside of here, and we’re so sorry for how our own offline/not exchange-related messes made this round (and our modding during it) a bit unpredictable. But you guys have seriously been stellar during this round, and your understanding is so, so appreciated. 

(…I felt like we’d been using the Scallison gif from Co-Captain a lot but I just used the Skittles gif from Riddled last night, and most of my other hugging gifs are sad, Glee gifs, sad Glee gifs, or otherwise not what I wanted. so you guys get Drake and Josh right now. )

~mod!Kassie (amorremanet).

RE: CONFIRMATION EMAILS, or: please read all of this, okay.

twrarepairexchange:

Okay, guys, I’m sorry for how this post is rather on the long side, but please read all of it because it’s important.

I’m also sorry for putting on my stage manager voice right now, and for addressing you all collectively when not everyone has been doing this — but since quite a few of you have sent in asks about this and I don’t have the time or headspace to respond to all of you individually, and since I need to be sure that we’re really clear on a few points of order, that’s kind of how we’re doing things right now.

preemptively: I promise that I am not mad at any of you and none of you have done anything wrong; we just need to get a few things cleared up. This is NOT an angry mod post; this is a “busy and tired and trying to do fifty things at once, all of them somehow related to the exchange” mod!post. and, again? NONE of you have done anything wrong.

that being said… first, the most important points:

  • yes, there has been another delay in confirmation emails.

  • yes, I am very sorry to keep you waiting, and yes, I’m working on it. yes, you will most likely hear from the mod email very soon.

  • but that said? no, I haven’t gotten to everyone yet (chances are actually really good that I haven’t gotten to you yet and that you’re in the same boat as almost everyone else who’s turned something in already).

  • this is mostly happening right now for two reasons:

  • 1. because I’m doing this on my own right now because mod!Astrid had important family-related things come up offline(and since she’s the one who processes all of the sign up forms and takes point on matching you guys up with your assignments — which is an intense, time-consuming process that she takes VERY seriously — I’m more than happy to cover things on my own right now).

  • and 2. because there are a lot of you currently sending in a lot of asks and emails about a lot of different things and there’s only one me. And my life offline can interfere in things every bit as much as you lot’s lives can, which happened earlier this afternoon, during my scheduled time for processing submissions.

  • but mostly it’s that there are a lot of people to get back to about a lot of things right now and I have to do triage on you all and prioritize things. I’m also doing this triage and sending these emails/ask replies by myself at the moment, and things that are more immediately pressing (like extensions, for example) will get handled first.

now, as for the points about, “hey, mods, where is my confirmation email? did i do something wrong?? do you not have my submission???”:

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RE: CONFIRMATION EMAILS, or: please read all of this, okay.

twrarepairexchange:

Okay, guys, I’m sorry for how this post is rather on the long side, but please read all of it because it’s important.

I’m also sorry for putting on my stage manager voice right now, and for addressing you all collectively when not everyone has been doing this — but since quite a few of you have sent in asks about this and I don’t have the time or headspace to respond to all of you individually, and since I need to be sure that we’re really clear on a few points of order, that’s kind of how we’re doing things right now.

preemptively: I promise that I am not mad at any of you and none of you have done anything wrong; we just need to get a few things cleared up. This is NOT an angry mod post; this is a “busy and tired and trying to do fifty things at once, all of them somehow related to the exchange” mod!post. and, again? NONE of you have done anything wrong.

that being said… first, the most important points:

  • yes, there has been another delay in confirmation emails.

  • yes, I am very sorry to keep you waiting, and yes, I’m working on it. yes, you will most likely hear from the mod email very soon.

  • but that said? no, I haven’t gotten to everyone yet (chances are actually really good that I haven’t gotten to you yet and that you’re in the same boat as almost everyone else who’s turned something in already).

  • this is mostly happening right now for two reasons:

  • 1. because I’m doing this on my own right now because mod!Astrid had important family-related things come up offline(and since she’s the one who processes all of the sign up forms and takes point on matching you guys up with your assignments — which is an intense, time-consuming process that she takes VERY seriously — I’m more than happy to cover things on my own right now).

  • and 2. because there are a lot of you currently sending in a lot of asks and emails about a lot of different things and there’s only one me. And my life offline can interfere in things every bit as much as you lot’s lives can, which happened earlier this afternoon, during my scheduled time for processing submissions.

  • but mostly it’s that there are a lot of people to get back to about a lot of things right now and I have to do triage on you all and prioritize things. I’m also doing this triage and sending these emails/ask replies by myself at the moment, and things that are more immediately pressing (like extensions, for example) will get handled first.

now, as for the points about, “hey, mods, where is my confirmation email? did i do something wrong?? do you not have my submission???”:

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I'm sorry for the lateness, but I've been trying for a while to email in the link. I've submitted it and posted my work to the collection, but the email keeps bouncing back. Is this happening to anybody else, or is this a problem on my end?

Okay, you caught me just in time before I went down for a nap and… no one else has come to us with this issue?

but the point of posting this publicly is pretty much to go, “hey, folks, has anybody else had this happen, and if so please tell us ASAP so we can try to diagnose what’s going on as soon as I’ve had the aforementioned nap.”

~ mod!Kassie (amorremanet).

Anonymous

hi! i wanted to ask something that i was a bit confused by. if we make a bonus gift, and we're posting both the main and the bonus gift on ao3, can we post it in different chapters (the main first) or do we have to post them as separate stories in a series? i.e., a fic is the main gift and a mix is the bonus, i put the fic in the first chapter and the mix in another?

Hi, nonny,

We’re both terribly sorry for the delay in getting back to you about this. All I can really say for us is that mod!Astrid’s been really busy offline, and I just misplaced this ask in the blurry rush of this past week. :/

That said, if this is still an issue for you (or for anyone else who might be in a similar conundrum!), we’d really prefer it if you posted the gifts as two unique works on AO3 and lumped them together in a series, rather than posting them as separate chapters of the same work.

Posting things this way might be a hassle for some of you now, and we understand that it may not be everyone’s personal preference for posting things. However, this option will ultimately make it a lot easier for us to keep track of everything while we’re checking people off as having submitted things or not, it makes it easier for us to keep track of which gifts meet the minimum size requirements or not, and when the round ends and we put together the master post, it’ll make it easier for us to make sure everything links to the proper work.

~mod!Kassie (amorremanet).

RE: CONFIRMATION EMAILS, or: please read all of this, okay.

Okay, guys, I’m sorry for how this post is rather on the long side, but please read all of it because it’s important.

I’m also sorry for putting on my stage manager voice right now, and for addressing you all collectively when not everyone has been doing this — but since quite a few of you have sent in asks about this and I don’t have the time or headspace to respond to all of you individually, and since I need to be sure that we’re really clear on a few points of order, that’s kind of how we’re doing things right now.

preemptively: I promise that I am not mad at any of you and none of you have done anything wrong; we just need to get a few things cleared up. This is NOT an angry mod post; this is a “busy and tired and trying to do fifty things at once, all of them somehow related to the exchange” mod!post. and, again? NONE of you have done anything wrong.

that being said… first, the most important points:

  • yes, there has been another delay in confirmation emails.

  • yes, I am very sorry to keep you waiting, and yes, I’m working on it. yes, you will most likely hear from the mod email very soon.

  • but that said? no, I haven’t gotten to everyone yet (chances are actually really good that I haven’t gotten to you yet and that you’re in the same boat as almost everyone else who’s turned something in already).

  • this is mostly happening right now for two reasons:

  • 1. because I’m doing this on my own right now because mod!Astrid had important family-related things come up offline(and since she’s the one who processes all of the sign up forms and takes point on matching you guys up with your assignments — which is an intense, time-consuming process that she takes VERY seriously — I’m more than happy to cover things on my own right now).

  • and 2. because there are a lot of you currently sending in a lot of asks and emails about a lot of different things and there’s only one me. And my life offline can interfere in things every bit as much as you lot’s lives can, which happened earlier this afternoon, during my scheduled time for processing submissions.

  • but mostly it’s that there are a lot of people to get back to about a lot of things right now and I have to do triage on you all and prioritize things. I’m also doing this triage and sending these emails/ask replies by myself at the moment, and things that are more immediately pressing (like extensions, for example) will get handled first.

now, as for the points about, “hey, mods, where is my confirmation email? did i do something wrong?? do you not have my submission???”:

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Anonymous

This is probably a stupid question but I can't seem to find the answer yet. When are the presents going to start being revealed?

As explained in the FAQ, we’re going to reveal the creators when we post the gifts, with each individual creator getting named when their creation posts.

I’ve just noticed that we forgot to update the copy of the schedule on the FAQ page, but as per the official schedule for this roundgifts will start getting posted on September 20th.

As for when your individual gift gets posted… We don’t know exactly when any given specific gift will post yet. But we do know for sure that everyone who turns in a gift will get to see their own present by the end of posting on September 30th.

~mod!Kassie (amorremanet).