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 11-05-2017 until 11-19-2017
running wild
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Important Information about Standard Avatars going forward

Hello everyone!

Soon I, as Avatars Manager, will be permanently removing some avatars from our Standard Avatars category. The reason being that right now there's a ton that do not get used and are from boards that have been closed for ages, or have updated icons available.

Which avatars will be removed:
1. The entire "Older Avatars" category
2. All the old avatars of current boards that already have updated versions
3. All the avatars for boards that have been closed for over 4 years (meaning 2010 - 2013)
So if you want to save any of the avatars mentioned above, I suggest you do it now.

How will the new system work?
1. Open/current boards will be listed under their board category (f.e. Matthew Daddario is listed under "Male Celebrities")
2. If you're looking for an avatar of a closed board (younger than 4 years), you can go to the category for the year the board was closed. (f.e. the Scream Queens board closed in 2016, and so their avatars are listed under "2016 Avatars")
3. Milestones and holidays will be a seperate category for all your celebratory needs
(All avatars are listed per category in alphabetical order).

Why this change?

When Rae and I took over as Avatar Managers, we decided to make sure everything was updated and running correctly before trying to really do any big updates. You might know, or you might not, that in previous years (The last time being 2015) there is a huge Standard Avatars update in which all current boards get the chance to submit new Avatars to represent them and I didn't want to organize that before I knew how to sort everything and make sure this all wasn't taking up unnecessary space on the server. I am the single Avatars Manager now, and I have talked about this with the other managers, and we find that this might be the best solution for all our sanity.

I hope you understand, and if you have any questions, feel free to let me know.

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 10-19-2017 until 12-02-2017
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Graphics Team Member Opening Announcement

Hi everyone,

The Fan Forum Graphics Team is again looking for new members.

We are a group of users that are in charge of the design of each individual message board here.

How do we do this, you may be wondering? Every two weeks we open a board customization thread on three separate boards, either boards that are getting a new banner because it's been a while or a new board that has yet to receive some colours. Then we get to work! With the feedback from the posters of those boards, we give each team members two weeks the time to design two banners (so two boards). You will get feedback on those and we constantly give each other advice to make each other better and improve our skill level. After those two weeks have passed, we put all the designs into a poll and we vote on which banner we believe to be the best for the board. Meanwhile we move on to the next customization round. (If you have any questions about this process, feel free to let me know).

What are we looking for? We're looking for motivated members of the Fan Forum community who want to help make this a beautiful place on the internet. We're looking for people that show potential and can handle (and know how to work with) feedback when given to them. Mostly, we're looking for people who would love to be a part of our team and get a chance to know you better. The graphics team is a close bunch of people, and we love nothing more than welcoming others into it.

It should also be mentioned that there are some perks to being a graphics team member, for example the opportunity to change your username and you can help influence which boards will be customized next.

If you would like to join and become a member of the team, please apply by sending me (via PM) two 230px X 100px audition graphics. Ideally, we would like to see one single celebrity graphic and one television show graphic (of your choice). We will make a decision as a team whether to let you join or ask for addition designs (for which you will at that point receive tips). You will get a reply from me as soon as I feel I've gotten enough opinions, we try to do this as fast as we can so if you haven't heard back from me within a week, please send me a follow-up PM.

In addition, please see Jen's, Mel's and Rae's tutorials (and general tips) for some advice on how to make them. It could also be useful to look at some graphics of the more recent boards that have been customized so that you can see what we're looking for.

If you're not quite certain about becoming a graphics team member just yet, check out our mentoring program. There you will be assigned a graphics team member who will give you advice on your banners, techniques and prepare you for applying. That way you kind of have a personal coach, and isn't everything so much easier when you do not have to do it alone? We are here to help you! We've all been through the application process and know how nerve-wrecking it can be. We do encourage everyone who has thought about applying to sign up for this as we do see how it helps people. A one-on-one mentorship like this is a great way to go deep in the details, and your chances are not getting in are signifantly smaller, which is a big plus in my book.

If you have any questions, please let me know via PM or post in our information thread.

Good luck to all,
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 10-17-2017 until 12-30-2017
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Thinking about becoming a Moderator? You should be! (List Updated November 13)

Have you ever seen a moderator opening on your favorite board, and thought that would be great, but you're just not sure? Well here is a brief rundown on what to expect, perks and all.

What's expected of a Moderator?
Nothing that you're not already doing. Be friendly, approachable and help keep the peace. You also need to be visible & active in a variety of threads, keep the discussion flowing. In addition you need to keep threads updated and close them when it's time.

What's not expected of a Moderator?
Breathe easy, you don't need to be the grammar or typo police. We all make mistakes, but you're not responsible to fix them.

You love your show or celeb...mostly, but there is that one character or pairing you're just not into?...Relax, we're not going to force you to post in that thread, we just ask you remain fair and unbiased if any problems in those threads do come up.

Are there any perks to being a Moderator?
Of course! Aside from the fulfillment of keeping your favorite board going strong and having a long life here on ...

You get more PM space! (and you'll be able to send a PM to multiple people at once!).

You'll also be allowed to change your user name once a year! (but only if you'd like).

And IMO the best perk, you will be able to post without a time limit between posts on your board! (That's right, no more waiting those pesky seconds when you're posting!)

You also get access to the moderator board! A private board only accessible to moderators where you stay informed on the latest Fan Forum news and can ask questions, help others and chat.

I almost forgot! If it's your first time and are a bit nervous, don't worry we have you covered there too. You can sign up to have a moderator mentor. A seasoned moderator who will help you with the ins and outs of moderating until you feel comfortable enough on your own.

Sounds like fun! How do I apply?
Visit the link below, it's just a few simple questions and will only take a couple minutes of your time.

For a more detailed list of responsibilities, perks and how to apply visit: Moderator Application Process: How To Apply & Questions Answered

We currently have moderator openings on the following boards:
  • Blindspot - Application Deadline - Extended - November 16th
  • DC Extended Universe - Application Deadline - November 16th
  • Game of Thrones - Application Deadline - November 16th
  • Jennifer Aniston - Application Deadline - November 16th
  • Katie Cassidy - Application Deadline - November 16th
  • The Flash - Application Deadline - Extended - November 16th
  • The Gifted - Application Deadline - November 16th
  • Celebrities - Application Deadline - Extended - November 30th
  • Emilie de Ravin - Application Deadline - November 30th
  • One Tree Hill - Application Deadline - November 30th
  • Smallville - Application Deadline - Extended - November 30th

Please note that the deadline to get applications in is 6:00 PM GMT on the deadline dates shown above.
Good Luck!

{The opening list will be updated as new openings are announced or closed. Please check back regularly.}
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 11-15-2015 until 12-16-2020
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Forums On The Low Post Count Warning List - Please Read - Updated 11/12/2017

Hi everyone. We have a policy here that if a forum doesn't meet the minimum daily average of 15 Posts a Day when I do the Monthly Post Counts and/or if it goes without a post for more than 48 Hours, it gets placed on a Low Post Count Warning List, and after that, the forum is on probation for six months. If the forum meets the minimum daily average of 15 Posts a Day and/or if it doesn't go without a post for more than 48 Hours during that time, it's taken off the list, but if doesn't meet the daily average for a second time and/or it goes without a post for more than 48 Hours during that time, it's closed.

Up until now, the Low Post Count Warning List has been shown on the Moderators Forum, but the Moderators and Managers and I felt that it would be a good idea to post this list here so everyone can see it, so no one can say that they weren't aware that a board was in danger of closing if it closes.

Therefore, here is the current Low Post Count Warning List with the date each forum was placed on the list and the date they'll be taken off the list. I will update this list every month or as necessary.
  1. Hayden Panettiere - May 2017 to November 2017
  2. Hilarie Burton - May 2017 to November 2017
  3. Aaron Paul - May 2017 to November 2017
  4. Penn Badgley - May 2017 to November 2017
  5. Charmed - May 2017 to November 2017
  6. Eva Green - May 2017 to November 2017
  7. Bryan Greenberg - July 2017 to January 2018
  8. The O.C. - July 2017 to January 2018
  9. Benedict Cumberbatch - October 2017 to April 2018
  10. Josh Hutcherson - October 2017 to April 2018
  11. Lea Michele - October 2017 to April 2018
  12. Reign- October 2017 to April 2018
  13. Elementary - October 2017 to April 2018
  14. Disney - November 2017 to May 2018

More information about this topic can be found at the individual forums on this list.

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 12-08-2007 until 12-08-2027
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