Greetings, True Believers!
Ever since we modified the first rule on scans_daily
, the discussion of what to do with fanart, commissions, and concept art for upcoming books has been up in the air. The team has finally reached a consensus and we apologise for taking so long.
As an experiment, we are going to start allowing s_d members to post fanart, commissions, and concept art for upcoming books as regular posts on the community. This means that you will no longer be limited to "Fanart Thursday" to post fanart or other similar things. As of today, fanart, commissions, and concept art qualify as legal posts on scans_daily, in addition to our regularly scheduled comic scans.
In order to acknowledge this change, the first rule of the community has been rewritten (also for clarity), and now reads:
"Every post must have as its primary subject at least one image from a sequential art source (comic book, manga, newspaper comic strip, webcomic, etc.) or a fanart, commission or concept art related to a sequential art source. When posting any comic-related news, interviews, videos, or essays, they must be relevant to the scans you are posting about and must add to their discussion. If you only wish to post comic-related media without the scans, please refer to noscans_daily for those discussions. Posting "legality scans" with irrelevant media does not make your post legal and you will be asked to modify your post if you are caught doing this. Failure to comply may subject your post to deletion."
This is--once again--an experiment to see how this works out, and if we start feeling that posts about fanart and commissions are swamping the community and drowning out posts about comic scans, we will go back to limiting it to Thursday. So don't go entirely
wild with it, but do knock yourself out with moderation. ;)
On another topic, we've been made aware that some people cannot follow noscans_daily
because they do not use livejournal, either by choice or for technical reasons that make it difficult. For this reason, we considered moving noscans to Dreamwidth and polled that community about it
, as you might remember. However, a large majority of noscans_daily members preferred keeping the community on livejournal and so we've decided to keep it there.
In order not to leave people who do not use livejournal entirely behind, we have created a feed of noscans on Dreamwidth: noscansdaily_feed
. I'm afraid it will still be impossible for members to make posts and take part in discussions on noscans without a livejournal account, but they will at least be able to follow any posts that are being made using this feed. This is the best compromise we can make for everyone on both communities at this point.
As always we remain at your disposition to answer concerns, questions, and suggestions. Cheers!