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skalja ([personal profile] skalja) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-11-15 18:00

[FAQ] Definitions of important terminology.

DEFINITIONS of IMPORTANT TERMINOLOGY.

This terminology is meant to help you understand the rules, in particular the posting guidelines.

Recent Comics. A recent comic is defined as being either a) The most recent issue of a comic or b) a comic that has come out in the last month. When a comic no longer meets one of these criteria, it is no longer classed as a recent comic. Previews are included as scans from a recent comic.

NSFW. Standing for "not safe for work," this is a colloquial term referring to graphic content. Although the term is now thrown around regardless of people's working situations, the etymology comes from the concept of this not being the kind of thing you want your boss to catch you looking at. Obviously, many bosses wouldn't want you to look at any comics when you should be working, but when we say NSFW, we're talking about nudity, sex and sexual situations, and extreme violence/gore. Think hard R/NC-17.

Spoilers. Loosely defined as information that gives away the plot or the "fun stuff" about a story. Practically speaking, everybody has slightly different definitions of what spoils a story for them, so here's our policy: all inside content of a comic two months old or younger is a spoiler. All solicitation information is spoilery. However, comics covers are not spoilers.

Posts with spoilery content should be lj-cut, but if you would like to comment with spoilers in an otherwise non-spoilery post, you can use this handy-dandy black-out text created by [livejournal.com profile] kiseki:

<font style="color: black; background-color: black;">SPOILER GOES HERE.</font>

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[personal profile] pyrotwilight 2009-11-15 04:16 (UTC)(link)
A question I've had concerns the whole recent comic thing.

Say Issue 1 of a comic is out already and the next issue is coming out the following Wednesday and no one's posted the issue (the 1st) or any part of it since the first came out came out. Even though issue 2 isn't out yet would I be able to post 1/3 of it all by myself?
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[personal profile] kingrockwell 2009-11-15 04:45 (UTC)(link)
Basically, a comic stops being recent either a month after its release or the next issue is released, which ever comes first. So, for a weekly comic, no, it would still be recent until the second issue is out.

though if the second issue takes more than a month after the first, it's fair game