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Admin: Slight change in format and a question 
16th-Jul-2010 02:58 pm
rana name
With LJ's announcement of their intention to purge inactive accounts, and given the quiet of this community for the past several years, I have determined that a change in format is in order. To that end, I am opening the community to all YnM drabbles and drabble series, including crossovers, whether inspired by a challenge topic here or not. Pieces must still be exactly 100, 150, or 200 words to be posted here, but topics are no longer restricted by challenges. I have changed the community rules listed on the Profile Page in order to reflect this new format.

Now for the question part of this entry: Would the members like to see this community opened up to flash fiction as well as drabbles? There are two definitions of flash fiction, one of which is any story up to 500 words, and the other of which is any story up to 1000 words. If fuda_100 were to be opened to flash fiction, would members prefer that we use the 500-word definition, or the 1000-word definition?

Please indicate your preferences, and any questions you may have, in the comments to this post.
16th-Jul-2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
If I understand lj correctly, then community is defined as inactive if has not been updated for 24 consecutive months and has only one entry and no comments. So we should be okay regardless.

Flash fiction probably would increase the activity though, which would be nice for its own reasons. But I don't have strong opinion on that either way.
17th-Jul-2010 01:42 am (UTC)
Most of my YnM fics pretty much fall under the definition of flash fiction, so I'd be delighted if the parameters were extended to include them.
17th-Jul-2010 01:44 am (UTC)
I kind of like the up-to-1000 words definition, because it means less angst and compulsive resort to the wordcount thingy. But either definition totally works for me!

And, thank you for keeping an eye on this.
17th-Jul-2010 01:52 am (UTC)
Amen to that: I like the challenge of 100 words or less, but sometimes a story just wants to be longer than 100 words. Sometimes a lot longer. :: Laughs::
17th-Jul-2010 02:44 am (UTC)
I like the thing where when I have 100 words, neither more nor less, I can tell myself something is Officially Done and stop trying to improve it. But of course, that presupposes a concept that can be executed in 100 words, which alas, I do not often have.
17th-Jul-2010 04:21 am (UTC)
I always kind of liked the specificness of the drabble challenge, but since there's no reason I can't still do that, I say whatever gets this comm going again. I've missed it. =)
18th-Jul-2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
Flash fiction is fine by me. Either 500 or 1000 would be fine, though perhaps the former is more in the 'drabble' spirit, as it were.
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