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  • May. 9th, 2017 at 2:33 PM
First, an announcement: [ profile] guineamania has hit a rough patch and has had to withdraw from modding Space Swap for the forseeable future. Good luck, guineamania.

Now, the questions:
  • Did the scheduling work? Was there enough time in every phase? Too much? Not enough?
  • Were the sign-up instructions clear?
  • Did you have any problems with nominations? What was your opinion on the character-relationship-worldbuilding system used?
  • Anything else you'd like to tell us?

A change that will be made: we'll have a reminder to re-date works at reveals. Also, the schedule will probably be a week or two earlier in the year, though we'll only work it out properly come January.



kalloway: (MSG Zeta Char)
[personal profile] kalloway wrote:
May. 9th, 2017 12:31 pm (UTC)
I was unable to participate because of the timing. The deadline, etc. fell right during the end of the semester crunch period.

I gather re-dating will be optional?
extrapenguin: Picture of the Horsehead Nebula, with the horse wearing a hat and the text "MOD". (ssmod)
[personal profile] extrapenguin wrote:
May. 9th, 2017 12:41 pm (UTC)
Would the end period being two weeks earlier help?

Re-dating will be optional – only work creators are able to re-date. (It's only really necessary for fast-moving fandoms, where many pages' worth of works may appear in the week between the due date and reveals, and authors lose out on tag-browsing folks.)
kalloway: (Default)
[personal profile] kalloway wrote:
May. 10th, 2017 01:02 pm (UTC)
I know a lot of US colleges and universities have a semester end right around the end of April/first weeks of May, so possibly? I'm done for a bit, so it won't affect me next year, but adjusting to an earlier schedule might get more bodies overall.
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
[personal profile] rosefox wrote:
May. 10th, 2017 03:28 am (UTC)
Scheduling was fine for me. I felt like there was LOADS of time for a mere 1000 words, but as someone who is excessively busy, this is a perk, not a downside. :)

I thought the sign-up instructions were pretty clear.

One snag I hit early on is that the story I wanted to tell wasn't set in outer space, and I wasn't sure whether that was actually okay. Maybe that could be clarified for next year—whether space is just the theme for the fandoms or also the theme for the works.
nrgburst: (badass gamora)
[personal profile] nrgburst wrote:
May. 11th, 2017 10:00 am (UTC)
There was definitely enough time to get the work done. As mentioned before, I think the week of anon after reveals is a bit excessive- there aren't as many works to pore through as say, Yuletide.

I was one of those annoying people used to nominating with canonical tags- sorry for the trouble! m(_ _)m It was fine after I read the reminder.
I'm not sure if the tags are a little wonky now because of the nomination system though? When I click on the tags on my work or my Gift work, they only direct to the fic in the Space Swap collection instead of across all AO3.