|A Brief Statement of Policy
||[Nov. 17th, 2011|09:20 am]
The Wise Eagles
Hello, fellow Ravenclaws!
Your prefects, blackpaladin and I, had a brief discussion on policy this morning, and made the following decision:
Note from the moderation staff: fanfic is welcome in our House (we are a creative bunch!); however, please remember that many of our students are under the age of 18. Any adult-oriented material must be *clearly* labeled as such and be put behind an lj-cut tag. (If you are unfamiliar with how to do this, please consult the LJ FAQ.) Violation of this policy may be considered grounds for expulsion from the House.
As a further note, I want to make it clear that blackpaladin and I are this community's moderators because we're the ones who stepped up and volunteered. When Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was published, someone dropped some nasty spoilers in the community. I was upset by that, and contacted the person who established this community and offered to be a moderator. She responded by giving me the community, saying that she wasn't interested in LiveJournal anymore. Since that time, I've tried to act in the interest of the community to the best of my ability. But since we're not a very talkative bunch, much of the time, I can't be sure that I'm accomplishing that.
blackpaladin very kindly volunteered last year to assist me in moderation, and I've appreciated his help. He does an excellent job of helping me, especially since we instituted member screening a few months ago in an effort to stop SpamBots, some of whom were posting images inappropriate to our membership on the community.
I'd like to invite you to voice any concerns you may have about anything that blackpaladin and I are doing. You can comment on this entry, you can send me a private note, or make an entry of your own in the community. If you'd like to be part of the moderation staff, you're welcome to volunteer.