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Updates

February 15, 2012

Temporary Layouts

Posted by Senior Staff [12:13 pm] (link)

This is a update of for the General category.

We are currently working to implement a new rule regarding temporary layouts in the near future. In the meantime, we want to give some time to the owners of those fanlistings that still sport temporary layouts, so they can finish them up before the new rule becomes active.

You have until March 18th to submit an update form, using the comments box to let the staffer know that your layout is now finished.

March 18th is the last day to do this. After that date, any fanlistings with temporary layouts will be troubled. New fanlistings with temporary layouts will be allowed, but these fanlistings will be monitored as follows:

– After you submit your finished form for a fanlisting with a temporary layout, you will have 3 months to finish your layout and contact us about it, so we can unmark your fanlisting as having a temporary layout.

– If 3 months go by and your layout is still the temporary one, your fanlisting will be placed on Overdue status after which, as per the regular Overdue rules, you’ll have one week to finish it up and contact us.

These rules are not active yet and can be subject to final modifications, but the main idea is giving the owners a 3-month period to finish their layouts if necessary. Please notice, that this refers to layouts only, not an extension to finish your fanlisting. You need to submit a finished form with a fully functional fanlisting (minus the layout) for this rule to be applicable to you.

January 19, 2012

Use of donated layouts

Posted by Senior Staff [12:10 pm] (link)

This is a update of for the General category.

We have decided to implement a new factor to be taken into consideration when approving fanlistings: making your own layouts. This will work as a complement to the “Your HTML example must be your own work”.

Staffers will also be taking a look to your other fanlistings (if applicable) to avoid situations in which your only own work is the example you submit, while donated layouts are being used for the rest of your sites. The same way how you take care of your fanlistings is taken into account, how much effort you put into building them will now also be an additional factor in the decision.

October 7, 2011

Reminder: Inactivity/Last update date

Posted by Senior Staff [12:06 pm] (link)

This is a update of for the General category.

This is just a reminder of the following policy regarding Inactivity and multiple Last Update Dates that was implemented in June.

Please refrain from using more than ONE ‘Last Update’ date on your fanlistings. Category Staffers and Trouble Checkers are no longer required to check or scroll the rest of the page in search of another date, so we will only go by the first date listed on the page when we check to see if a fanlisting is still active.

Below is a copy of the original post:

We have made a change to our ‘Inactivity’ troubles emails. Before, the emails informed fanlisting owners that they needed to post the following message on their fanlisting if there were no pending members to be added to the fanlisting:

[Month] [Day], [Year]
No new members have joined recently!

Since multiple update dates on a fanlisting can be a hassle for trouble checkers, category staffers and visitors to read through, we have removed that part of the troubles email. From now on, please refrain from showing more than ONE update date on your fanlisting, as we will only go by the first date listed on the main page of the fanlisting and trouble checkers and category staffers will no longer be required to check or scroll the rest of the page to look for a second last update date.

If you maintain your fanlisting with a script, you may simply select a current member of the fanlisting (if you joined your fanlisting you can choose yourself) and ‘update’ their information. This will bring the last update date current.

If you maintain your fanlisting without any script, you can just update the last update date manually.

Please keep in mind that you may only do this if there are no pending members to be added and no update forms to be processed. If a member has requested to be removed from the fanlisting, deleting them may not automatically update your last update date if you use a script and you will need to follow the same step listed above.

June 16, 2011

Inactivity troubles emails

Posted by Senior Staff [12:07 pm] (link)

This is a update of for the General category.

We have made a change to our ‘Inactivity’ troubles emails. Before, the emails informed fanlisting owners that they needed to post the following message on their fanlisting if there were no pending members to be added to the fanlisting:

[Month] [Day], [Year]
No new members have joined recently!

Since multiple update dates on a fanlisting can be a hassle for trouble checkers, category staffers and visitors to read through, we have removed that part of the troubles email. From now on, please refrain from showing more than ONE update date on your fanlisting, as we will only go by the first date listed on the main page of the fanlisting and trouble checkers and category staffers will no longer be required to check or scroll the rest of the page to look for a second last update date.

If you maintain your fanlisting with a script, you may simply select a current member of the fanlisting (if you joined your fanlisting you can choose yourself) and ‘update’ their information. This will bring the last update date current.

If you maintain your fanlisting without any script, you can just update the last update date manually.

Please keep in mind that you may only do this if there are no pending members to be added and no update forms to be processed. If a member has requested to be removed from the fanlisting, deleting them may not automatically update your last update date if you use a script and you will need to follow the same step listed above.

August 8, 2010

Announcement: HTML/Graphic experience

Posted by Senior Staff [12:32 pm] (link)

This is a update of for the General category.

Hi,

This is regarding a rule that the network has been lenient in enforcing up until now. We have the following rule regarding HTML/graphics experience:

1. You must have HTML and graphics experience.

* Provide an existing URL that displays your ability with both of these aspects when you apply. This URL must be your own work. You may use pre-made layouts or another persons work on the final fanlisting, but to apply you must present your own work.

As we said, we have been lenient in enforcing this rule. From now on, though, we will be actively making sure that each applicant is using their own work when applying for a subject. This is to make sure that each applicant is being considered on their own merits. This is what we believe to be fair for every applicant.

July 10, 2010

Downtime and Extension requests

Posted by Senior Staff [12:36 pm] (link)

This is a update of for the General category.

Hi,

It has come to our attention that some members of our community have taken to abusing our downtime/extension procedures. We obviously understand that with the internet things can go wrong and a downtime request may be necessary. We are always understanding and will grant your request. If you find you’re having trouble reaching the deadline you’ve originally agreed upon, we will most likely grant you an extension.

However, if we notice that you’re asking for several extensions without making progress on getting your sites taken care of, we will stop granting extensions. We’re willing to help you as long as you’re willing to do everything you can to make sure your sites are taken care of.

In addition, please make sure that any requests for downtime extensions are made through our downtime request forms, and not directly to staffer(s). Through the request form is the quickest route and we like to have all requests made – and then informed to the staffers – in one place.

April 6, 2010

Crosslisting

Posted by Senior Staff [12:37 pm] (link)

This is a update of for the General category.

We’d like to take this time to remind you about cross-listing. If you own a fanlisting in one category and that subject can be listed in another, it is entirely your responsibility to get it listed there. We do not ask our staffers to do this, as they may not always know the subject as well as you – the fans! So be sure to apply in the various categories that a subject may be listed in (if available). It can help to note in the comments section that you are applying for this fanlisting in several categories. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to December 2, 2009

Upcoming limit reminder

This is a update of for the General category.

You are only allowed a maximum of 20 fanlistings on upcoming network wide at a time. In addition to this, you may not have more than 6 fanlistings on upcoming in a single category. We all love applying for things that we enjoy, but please remember to keep an eye on your upcoming list and limit your applications accordingly.

If you have fanlistings that have been completed and the finished forms have not been processed yet, please include that information with your applications – including the finished URLs so we can see that they are in fact finished.

September 17, 2009

Follow us on Twitter!

Posted by Senior Staff [12:39 pm] (link)

This is a update of for the General category.

We are pleased to announce the addition of the TFL Twitter account! All category updates and network news will be posted to Twitter. You’re welcome to follow us @thefanlistings!

May 29, 2009

Rules update

Posted by Senior Staff [12:40 pm] (link)

This is a update of for the General category.

We would like to inform you of a slight change to our rules, regarding updating your fanlistings. The rules now state the following:

You must post your fanlisting updates on the actual fanlisting. You may keep your updates on a separate page or on a separate site, but not exclusively.

As always, if you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact the Senior Staff using either our contact forms or the forums.

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