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[personal profile] sd_admin posting in [community profile] scans_daily
(Crossposted to NoScans_Daily)

After discussion, the mod team have decided to try a new approach to mod communications! Rather than spam the community with every announcement, we're going to be trying a new newsletter format to update our members with any developments with the communities, posted (semi)regularly and drawing attention to the great, the good and any changes in mod policy.

So, here goes with our very first Scans_Daily Planet Bugle!


First up, you may notice we're still using the SD_Admin account for this post. We understand the concerns about the facelessness of the SD_Admin account and, as we've stated, the Modbot will be retired on matters of discipline to preserve transparency. All matters of discipline continue to be group decisions, but individual mods will be more visible handing out mod notes and warnings. We will, however, still be using the account for mod posts, FAQs etc, for the simple logistical reason that it means all members of the moderation team can edit posts at a later date, if required.

Moderator Stepping Down:

It is with some regret that we have to announce that [personal profile] neo_prodigy has stepped down from the [community profile] scans_daily and [ profile] noscans_daily moderation team.

We'd like to publicly thank Neo for all his hard work and contributions over the past few months, especially for sharing his experience in the areas of anti-oppression moderation and his aid towards our commitment to making [community profile] scans_daily and [ profile] noscans_daily safer spaces for all marginalized groups. His help has been invaluable in clarifying the rules and policies of the community, which the mod team continues to be 100% committed to.

We hope our members will join in us wishing him good luck in his future endeavors.

Suggestions Box and Anti-Oppression:

On the subject of our continuing commitment to anti-oppression moderation, like many of you, many of the mod team are still relatively new to anti-oppression work and we haven't always done the best we could. Part of our reason for reviving the Suggestion Box (SD’s is here, NSD’s is here) was to get feedback from our members on [community profile] scans_daily and [ profile] noscans_daily's anti-oppression stance and how we might better work on making the communities friendlier and safer spaces for all marginalized groups to discuss comics.

After taking into account recent internal debates, and the comments in the Suggestions Box, we'd like to publicly reaffirm our commitment to Scans/NoScans as anti-oppression communities and to our doing 101 level work within it. We will be examining the suggestions regarding mod practices over the next few weeks. However, we'd like to clarify that we will not be compromising either community’s strong commitment to supporting marginalized members, nor are there any planned changes to comm policy in this regard. The calling out policy will remain in place and we’d like to remind members and lurkers alike of the warning clearly displayed on the main page:
Bottom line: If slash, feminism or anti-oppressive practice makes you react negatively, scans_daily is probably not for you.

If you are one of those who have expressed concerns about our stance on anti-oppression and calling out being used in the community at all, we’d like to reiterate: the community is most likely not a good fit for you. These are policies that are ingrained into the community’s ethos and will not be compromised at the expense of marginalized groups.

Scans_Daily of LiveJournal: RISE!

The other big news of the week is that [ profile] scans_daily has returned to Livejournal! Although this won't affect our, now permanent, home on Dreamwidth, thanks to Livejournal's policy of purging defunct journals the era of the strikethrough has ended and Black Lantern Scans_Daily has risen! As the community shuffles back into unlife, hungering for BRAAAAIIIINS, why not check in on the ongoing party post and sate its appetite?

Theme Weeks:

And more big news! One of the things the Mod team are looking to encourage is the return of regular theme weeks on [community profile] scans_daily. Traditionally, these have been invented on-the-fly by members and we're not looking to change the spontaneity of this. However, to encourage our members to share the love, we're going to be announcing occasional theme weeks ourselves. After the success of last June's "One Perfect Moment Week" (thanks to [personal profile] icon_uk!), we'll be kicking off with a repeat of that theme:

So, if you didn't get the chance to post your perfect moment last year or another's appeared since, this is your opportunity. "One Perfect Moment Week 2.0" will be kicking off this Sunday with an announcement post, so get your scans ready!

Thanks, S_Ders and NS_Ders and keep on being awesome!

[personal profile] schmevil, [personal profile] mad, [profile] sandoz_iscarot, [personal profile] angelophile and [personal profile] kingrockwell
The Scans_Daily and NoScans_Daily Mod Team

Date: 2010-07-21 04:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darklorelei
Imo, you're saying right there that you'd quit if a friend was offended. There are people here who are offended, so why make it an issue?

Date: 2010-07-21 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] moneyless_jew
Because someone else brought it up that they said it. I say it. I'm disabled. Point being these issues are nowhere near as black and white as the comm mods are attempting to pretend they are. I feel the comm is allowing for nuance in its poster base's makeup - as always - but not in any differences of opinion regarding these all-important social issues, or the community outlook therein. It becomes groupthink and you're either in, or you're a bigot.

Date: 2010-07-21 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] moneyless_jew
And no, that's not to say I think ignorant people should have free voice. What I think is that we're expected to cheer the way anyone can handle a situation in a poor and non-productive way, with posterbashing, etc., and we're supposed to call that a teaching moment. If we fail to see the value in that type of "teaching" and chronic bad behavior, we are branded oppressors or internalizing victims of oppression.

Date: 2010-07-21 05:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lencannon
I do think that I have seen disagreements about whether something is racist/sexist/homophobic/whatever become a bit of a one sided affair in the past. I also think it is (mostly) worth dealing with because it is better that SD is willing to have the conversation at all when most places will laugh you out of the room for talking about the subject.

I made the mistake* recently of writing what was maybe going to be the first in a series about inclusiveness in video games, starting with LGBT stuff in video games and I don't want to even go into the responses I received on the very thought that gay folk should be allowed in video games. It is nice to have a place that understands and respects minorities in nerd culture, even if they can get a little overzealous in my view.

*I forget that video game nerds are even meaner than comic book nerds.


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