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Thanks to those of you who gave your input in our feedback thread re: the recommendations area!

The results indicate to us that the forum isn't getting a whole lot of use from readers, which confirms anecdotal discussions staff members have had both internally and with other members. In general, we remove areas that are getting minimal use. However, we do still want to give members a place to share their thoughts and recommendations, both because we do think it's useful for other members who are trying to find new stories and because we know that many readers get a lot out of being able to share their feelings about something they enjoyed.

After a lot of discussion, staff have decided that the best way to balance that is to move the recommendations section to blogs. We'll have masterlists pinned to the top of a new "Recommendations" area in blogs, and members will be able to create their own blog(s) and post recommendations as entries in them. Those blog entries can be formatted however you'd like, include whatever information you'd like to include, and can absolutely be about something that has been recc'd in the past - the purpose is really for you to be able to share your feelings about a fic. We will not be moving any existing recs from topics, since this format is very different from what we currently have, but we will be moving the existing entries in the book review blog out of it to either the member's general blog or their book rec blog, if they'd like - if you don't want to make a rec blog right now, we're happy to move them later as well.

Once you've written your rec, you'll tag the entry for whatever things you're recommending it for - that can be genre, ship, length, trope, or something else. A staffer will go through afterward to make sure it's formatted consistently with other recs - you don't need to worry about that.

Staff have gotten us started with some examples +here to give you a better idea of how it'll work. We'll be keeping the old rec forum up until mid-late January so anyone who'd like to take recs they made there and transfer them can do so. ❄️

As we'd mentioned earlier re: making the forums a little more multi-fandom friendly, we've also reorganized some of the fandom, games, and other conversations - you can find them +here.

Thank you! If you have any questions, please feel free to comment here or reach out! ✨

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Renacerá

Hi Branwen! If current recommendations aren't being moved, will we still have time to copy the ones we've left so we can put them on the recs blog?

If so, is there a deadline for that?

Thank you!

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Just now, Renacerá said:

Hi Branwen! If current recommendations aren't being moved, will we still have time to copy the ones we've left so we can put them on the recs blog?

If so, is there a deadline for that?

Thank you!

absolutely! we'll give you until mid-late january, and let us know if you need a bit longer. we definitely don't want anyone to lose access to things they'd like to move! ✨

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facingthenorthwind

hello, i'm emerging wild-eyed from ghosting hpft for like six months -- do we need to make a specific rec blog or can we just make a post in our general blog?

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10 minutes ago, facingthenorthwind said:

hello, i'm emerging wild-eyed from ghosting hpft for like six months -- do we need to make a specific rec blog or can we just make a post in our general blog?

you can just post in your own blog if you prefer! ^_^ 

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