skalja: Ultimate Spider-Woman posing like a BAMF (scans_daily mod hat)
skalja ([personal profile] skalja) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-11-15 06:15 pm

[FAQ] The posting checklist.


Before you post, make sure that your entry fits the following guidelines!


i) Is this your first post to the community?

If you have never used the LiveJournal codebase before (never posted an entry at LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, InsaneJournal or similar), we strongly advise you read the [community profile] scans_daily posting walkthrough. The walkthrough may also be helpful for members looking to strengthen the quality of their posts. You can also check out our technical resource page for tips on scanning and image hosts.

ii) Are your images hosted properly?

Only direct link to images on your own web space. If you'd like to point out scans on someone else's webspace to the group, please use a text link. Bandwidth theft never goes well. Again, see the resources page for image host suggestions.

iii) Have you learned our definitions?

You don't want your post deleted just because you don't know what the community's definition of a "recent comic" or a "spoiler" is.


1) Is your post community-legal?

Each post must have at least one image scanned from a comic (webcomics are fine). Photo-manipulations of pages/panels do not fulfill this requirement.

Code to post an image:

<img src="url of image goes here">

2) Does it fit the length requirements?

  • No more than one third the length of any single work should be posted on this community. In layman's terms, work refers to a story or chapter within a single issue or book.
    • That's 7 pages of a standard American comic. If you're posting more than 7 pages from a longer work, your mod team would love it if you would indicate to us the exact length of the total comic. That way we don't need to bug you over this issue.
    • In regards to anthologies, graphic novels, manga and pamphlets with backup stories, do not exceed 1/3 of the total page count of individual stories.
    • Stories that are 1-2 pages in length may be posted in full.

  • No more than 4 scans of a recent comic should be posted by any one user on this community. This prevents any one member from getting to control the discussion on popular comics. Once a comic is no longer classed as being “recent” single posters can post a full 7 pages from it.
  • Exceptions to the 1/3 posting rule are those works which are free, orphaned, public domain or web-published stories. The burden is on you to demonstrate that the comic you are posting is in the public domain, an orphaned work, or a web-published story if you exceed the 1/3 limit. (If it is a web-published story, please credit and provide links to the source.)

It is your responsibility to check that another user hasn't beaten you to the punch. You can use the tags, and browse the archives to search through past entries. We will be relatively lenient if you accidentally post a few extra pages of a comic that's 30 years old and out of print in any collection, but a comic that's in print will be deleted without warning.

Exceptions to the above will be made at the discretion of the moderators. Please contact us at dailyscans[at]gmail[dot]com if you are confused about these requirements.

3) Is the body of the post behind an lj-cut?

Cuts are required for any post which has more than one image. In addition, long blocks of text, or text with spoilers should be behind a cut.

Code for a Simple Cut:
<cut>body text</cut>

Code for a Cut With Text:
<cut text="this is the text of the cut"> body text</cut></textarea>

4) Does your (optional) preview image fit the size and content requirements?

You may use one preview image, maximum size 400x300 pixels, outside of the cut; it must be work-safe and it cannot contain spoilers. If it's from a recent comic, it is not allowed outside of a cut, no matter how spoilery it isn't.

5) If you're making a NSFW post, have you remembered to...
  • ... put it behind an lj-cut?
  • ... clearly state that it's NSFW outside the cut?
  • ... set the post's age restriction to "18 and over"?

As stated above, anything that is nsfw should be put under an lj-cut. Additionally, we ask that you use the "nsfw" tag and mention its status above the cut in the actual entry. Finally, the post should use Dreamwidth's age restriction function so that only 18+ account holders can view it. If an entry is NSFW but has not followed these three rules, it will be deleted without consultation. THIS is the warning.

6) If your post has spoilers, have you remembered to put the spoilers behind a cut?

If you've read the definitions, this should be self-explanatory. If you haven't, do so now.

7) Have you added tags?

Don't forget to tag your posts! A complete listing of all our tags can be found here. If you're new to tagging please see [personal profile] foxhack's tagging tutorial and the Dreamwidth tag FAQ.

Tags should adhere the following format: char: batgirl/oracle/barbara gordon, creator: bill sienkiewicz, series: one perfect moment week.

All members have the ability to create, add, and edit tags, but not all members tag appropriately. In order to keep the tags up to date, we've assembled a crack team of Tag Wranglers. If you'd like to join the team, email us at dailyscans[at]gmail[dot]com.


Do not screen or delete comments, or posts, unless directed by a moderator, or for the purposes of editing/correcting errors. This is a violation of our code of conduct.

Note: Troll comments that reveal personal info should be not be deleted. Instead, please screen them and then bring them to the attention of the mod team.

FYI: Members whose posts contain minor violations of the rules above (legality, one or two extra pages, etc) will be given six hours to correct the issue. Sorry, but we can't take your job/bedtime/afternoon outing into account - everyone lives in different time zones. Posts with major violations such as NSFW/spoilery/outsized images outside an lj-cut or too many recent scans are subject to immediate deletion without warning.

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schmevil: (modly mouse)

[personal profile] schmevil 2009-11-15 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
They should be fine, but we'll be testing everything through the night, and by the time we open tomorrow we hope to have all the kinks ironed out.