[identity profile] cedargrove.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] fanficfocus
So I suggested we make a post where we can suggest tags that we can use for our posts here in the community. Some are more obvious than others and need no explanation, others might need explaining. Please feel free to comment with additions that I might have missed. It's been a long day.

Fandom/show - no I'm not going go make a long list of the shows we've listed elsewhere, but each fandom should have it's own tag.
Canon & non-canon - also fairly obvious, though a little more subjective.
Ratings - each should have one, but here's a question: is the MPAA still being precious about people using their ratings on fan fiction or has that particular demon been exorcised?
Series - this story is part of a connected series of stories.
Short Story - obvious as to what this means. This is a short, stand-alone story.
Vignette - a brief evocative description, account, or episode.
Drabble - short work of fiction of 100 words
Challenge - response to a challenge (or where a challenge is issued)
Prompts - Where a prompt has been used to spark the work of fiction, or where a writer wishes to leave a prompt
Character Focus - Where the focus of the story is character and not necessarily plot
Realms Bar - for works of fiction as per the Captain's Table series of stories. There's a discussion about this in a separate post by [livejournal.com profile] mirrani.
Discussion - posts that are not fiction but are about writing
Off Topic - When a writer needs feedback or help on something that is not a fan fiction

These seem reasonable...

Date: 2017-03-21 11:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] idic-writer.livejournal.com
Anyone else have a suggestion?

Also, I had never heard of this before, and for the benefit of others that might not have, here is a link about it: http://hoaxes.org/weblog/comments/mpaa_ratings_crackdown

Perhaps in this case, we should make up our own ratings--what fun!--and put them up in our profile. What does everyone think of that??
Edited Date: 2017-03-22 12:15 am (UTC)

RE: These seem reasonable...

Date: 2017-03-23 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrani.livejournal.com
Yeah, I remember when this whole thing went crazy. I've already made a comment on not being very helpful with rating system... I could help with one semi established, but I'm no good at doing it from scratch, I think.

That's from ages ago. The app doesn't let me reply to replies. No idea why. The rest is from today...

I like Vega's system for certain. I always try to do that and fail... So something like

Title & Rating
Pairing (if applicable)
Content Warning

I was also toying with the idea of rating stuff more like you would actual books rather than television or movies, since this is a writing site. Obviously you wouldn't have "picture books", but maybe

Teen/Young Adult - Suitable for middle school and up.

Adult - Suitable for high school and up

Mature - Contains adult content or themes.

Add more.. be frustrated more... Whatever. :)


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