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In follow-up to my previous post (and subsequently this post), I provide you with an updated version of the posting check list! If you are new to the comm or are unsure of how to make a post on [community profile] scans_daily, please check with the following guidelines.

Again feel free to ask any questions in the comments if you need clarification on anything! :)

Happy posting! :) )
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Greetings [community profile] scans_daily members!

We just want to inform everyone of the changes that have been made to [community profile] scans_daily's rules, so please be sure to check those out when you have the time.

There weren't too many significant changes to the user info page for the most part, but I do want to point out that we did mostly modified the posting rules so that they're hopefully more clear. Rules of conduct are still the same as before.

Notable changes:

1. Every post must have as its primary subject at least one image from a comic book, manga, newspaper comic strips, or webcomic. Any comic-related news, interviews, videos, movie/tv trailers, essays or articles containing no scans, etc, do not count as primary posts and a "legality scan" does not make your post legal. Please head over to [livejournal.com profile] noscans_daily for such discussions. The only time we'll make exceptions is if the aforementioned supports any ideas, topics, or issues shown in any of the scans you post, but other than that, "scans for legality" is no more.

2. LJ-cuts are required for any post which contains more than one image. In addition, any spoilers or nsfw content must be behind your lj-cut. For non-recent comics, you may have one preview image no larger than 400 x 300 pixels outside the cut provided that it has no spoilers or nsfw content. Absolutely NO panel from a comic released that is the most current issue of its series may be featured outside of a cut, however unspoilery it is.

3. Any post that contains potentially triggery scans and discussion -- such as extreme violence/gore, sexual violence, abuse, self-harm, and offensive and oppressive content -- must be posted under an adequate Warning before the cut, tagged as such, and framed with sensitivity in the post. In addition, NSFW posts need to posted with an 18+ age restriction filter and clearly labeled and tagged as such.


Another notable change we made is that in addition to reporting any members who demonstrate any oppressive behaviour or make any discriminatory remarks to the mod team, we now allow you to report any mods who are seen demonstrating these things as well:

Note: Please contact a moderator immediately if you see another member making discriminatory remarks. Similarly, if you ever feel or encounter a mod demonstrating discriminatory behaviour on scans_daily, PLEASE NOTIFY ONE OF THE OTHER MODS DIRECTLY and we will take it from there.


I will be posting an updated version of the posting checklist shortly after this post to further clarify posting expectations, but do check out [personal profile] salinea's updated tagging tutorial if you haven't already!

One thing that we haven't been able to decide on over at the mod comm is whether or not to keep "Fanart Thursdays" here on [community profile] scans_daily or move it over to our sister comm on LJ, [livejournal.com profile] noscans_daily, so we've decided to let you guys vote on that! :)

**I want to especially note that if we do decide to keep it here on S_D, this will be the ONLY time you won't need a scan for your primary post!**

Poll #9934 Fanart Thursdays
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 84


Where shall we feature 'Fanart Thursdays?'

View Answers

Keep on Scans Daily. We feel it's appropriate material for the comm.
66 (78.6%)

Move it to NoScans Daily. The comm could use more traffic!
18 (21.4%)



↓ If you have any questions regarding any of the changes, feel free to ask in the comments section! ↓
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Anti-Oppression Resources


[community profile] scans_daily/[profile] noscans_daily strives to provide an atmosphere which is LGBT-friendly, anti-racist, anti-ableist, woman-friendly, and otherwise discrimination and harassment free.

Last August we posted a list of resources, compiled to help members of [community profile] scans_daily/[profile] noscans_daily educate themselves on anti-oppression terms and issues touched on in our Community Ethos. We have expanded this list and are re-posting it.

We recognize that not everyone starts from the same place when it comes to discussions of discrimination, oppression, and privilege. Our hope is that this list will continue to serve as a valuable resource for both members and moderators, and help facilitate discussion and better understanding of topics such as privilege, racism, sexism, transphobia, ableism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination and oppression.

As a medium, comics are extremely diverse and wide-ranging in terms of their content, style and subject matter. We believe it is important to provide a safer space for all fans to discuss, criticize, celebrate, and enjoy comics, which is why we strongly encourage you to explore the links provided.



The 101s

These resources are 101 level - they're designed for readers who are new to the anti-oppression conversation, or who are new to particular parts of the conversation. Are you a committed feminist who's learning about transphobia? An anti-racist who'd like to learn more about anti-ableism? Or someone who's exploring this stuff in depth for the first time? This section is for you. Read more... )

Privilege

What is privilege? Privileges are rights or immunities which are granted to some, as part of an office, title, or membership in a group (eg. executive privilege, spousal privilege). In anti-oppression conversation, 'privilege' refers to the unearned benefits of being a member of a dominant or advantaged group (eg. white privilege, male privilege). Privilege works to systematically overempower the privileged, while disempowering the dis-privileged. The fringe benefits of privilege are generally invisible - taken to be natural, or taken for granted - by the privileged. This aspect of privilege also makes invisible the disadvantages experienced by others.

This is a short list of resources on privilege. Read more... )

Appropriation and Representation

Cultural appropriation: Borrowing symbols, artifacts, modes of dress, myths and other cultural products from another, different cultural group. Think tribal tattoos and First Nations headdresses on the high fashion runway without any context, understanding or respect for their origins and the people to whom they belong.

Representation: Media representations shape our understanding of ourselves and others - representation matters. Stereotypical depictions of disprivileged groups can have wide-ranging, and harmful effects. Read more... )

Tone

Feminists, anti-racists and other anti-oppression advocates are often told that "you'd catch more flies with honey than with vinegar." The argument being that more people would listen if you'd stop being so angry, pushy, aggressive, emotional, hysterical, etc. Instead, you should your point calmly, rationally, and without causing undue offense. This is the 'tone argument,' and is used both by concern trolls, and by derailers. It is a conversational tactic, designed to discredit the 'angry' opposition, and their arguments at once. Read more... )

Derailing

What is derailing? It is literally, to run a conversation off the rails. Derailing happens when someone comes into a conversation and demands that it change course, stop in its tracks, or back up long enough for them to jump on. Derailing can be deliberate and malicious, or well-meaning and ignorant, but in all cases it makes a mess of a delicate and complicated anti-oppression conversation.

This is a short list of resources on derailing. Read more... )

Conversation and Strategies

Finding these conversations difficult because you lack the vocabulary, or need new tactics? These resources are for you. Read more... )
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Anti-Oppression Resources


[community profile] scans_daily/[profile] noscans_daily strives to provide an atmosphere which is LGBT-friendly, anti-racist, anti-ableist, woman-friendly, and otherwise discrimination and harassment free.

Last August we posted a list of resources, compiled to help members of [community profile] scans_daily/[profile] noscans_daily educate themselves on anti-oppression terms and issues touched on in our Community Ethos. We have expanded this list and are re-posting it.

We recognize that not everyone starts from the same place when it comes to discussions of discrimination, oppression, and privilege. Our hope is that this list will continue to serve as a valuable resource for both members and moderators, and help facilitate discussion and better understanding of topics such as privilege, racism, sexism, transphobia, ableism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination and oppression.

As a medium, comics are extremely diverse and wide-ranging in terms of their content, style and subject matter. We believe it is important to provide a safer space for all fans to discuss, criticize, celebrate, and enjoy comics, which is why we strongly encourage you to explore the links provided.


The 101s

These resources are 101 level - they're designed for readers who are new to the anti-oppression conversation, or who are new to particular parts of the conversation. Are you a committed feminist who's learning about transphobia? An anti-racist who'd like to learn more about anti-ableism? Or someone who's exploring this stuff in depth for the first time? This section is for you. Read more... )

Privilege

What is privilege? Privileges are rights or immunities which are granted to some, as part of an office, title, or membership in a group (eg. executive privilege, spousal privilege). In anti-oppression conversation, 'privilege' refers to the unearned benefits of being a member of a dominant or advantaged group (eg. white privilege, male privilege). Privilege works to systematically overempower the privileged, while disempowering the dis-privileged. The fringe benefits of privilege are generally invisible - taken to be natural, or taken for granted - by the privileged. This aspect of privilege also makes invisible the disadvantages experienced by others.

This is a short list of resources on privilege. Read more... )

Appropriation and Representation

Cultural appropriation: Borrowing symbols, artifacts, modes of dress, myths and other cultural products from another, different cultural group. Think tribal tattoos and First Nations headdresses on the high fashion runway without any context, understanding or respect for their origins and the people to whom they belong.

Representation: Media representations shape our understanding of ourselves and others - representation matters. Stereotypical depictions of disprivileged groups can have wide-ranging, and harmful effects. Read more... )

Tone

Feminists, anti-racists and other anti-oppression advocates are often told that "you'd catch more flies with honey than with vinegar." The argument being that more people would listen if you'd stop being so angry, pushy, aggressive, emotional, hysterical, etc. Instead, you should your point calmly, rationally, and without causing undue offense. This is the 'tone argument,' and is used both by concern trolls, and by derailers. It is a conversational tactic, designed to discredit the 'angry' opposition, and their arguments at once. Read more... )

Derailing

What is derailing? It is literally, to run a conversation off the rails. Derailing happens when someone comes into a conversation and demands that it change course, stop in its tracks, or back up long enough for them to jump on. Derailing can be deliberate and malicious, or well-meaning and ignorant, but in all cases it makes a mess of a delicate and complicated anti-oppression conversation.

This is a short list of resources on derailing. Read more... )

Conversation and Strategies

Finding these conversations difficult because you lack the vocabulary, or need new tactics? These resources are for you. Read more... )

Communities, Blogs and Sites

Looking for safe spaces, or places to learn more about anti-oppression theory and activism? We've got some links. Read more... )

Exceptional Minority Media

This list is heavily based on member submissions. Please submit your favorites! Read more... )

This list is only a start. If there is a resource you would like added to, or removed from this list, please let us know. We consider this project a work in progress to be updated and revised on a semi-regular basis.
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[personal profile] skalja
Welcome to Scans_Daily!

Love comics and comic scans? Want to talk about them with other people? Then you're in the right place!

We like to think we're a friendly group here, but we do have some rules. If you've just joined this community, we hope you've at least read the Userinfo by now – you'll want to check out the FAQs below as well. If you're a returning member, welcome back! Please reread the rules and FAQs anyway: we do make occasional changes and you'll want to keep up to date.

Our community ethos is one of mutual respect and striving to provide an atmosphere which is LGBT-friendly, anti-racist, anti-ableist, woman-friendly and otherwise discrimination and harrassment free. We don't allow personal attacks towards each other or comics creators, but the mod team encourages members to call out oppressive or discriminatory behavior or texts.

If you have any questions that aren't answered in the FAQs, please leave a comment or contact your mods at dailyscans[at]gmail[dot]com.

FAQ masterlist and important links. )
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NB: Much thanks to former mod [livejournal.com profile] stubbleupdate as well as current mod [personal profile] schmevil for authoring the original version of this post, which has since been extensively updated to reflect the community's changing needs.

POSTING AT SCANS_DAILY: THE WALKTHROUGH.

So, you've joined the community, you've been commenting a while, and you're ready to take the leap – your very first [community profile] scans_daily post! But what makes the difference between a really strong [community profile] scans_daily entry that generates lots of discussion and interest, and one that's just … okay?

Who is this guide for?

Maybe you've never had a journal on website using the LiveJournal codebase before – meaning any of LJ itself, Dreamwidth, InsaneJournal or a handful of others – and you don't know how to mark up your posts so they display correctly. You don't know how to make lj-cuts or those nifty links with the faces in front of them, and you're intimidated by the idea of writing html. Not to worry! This guide is for you. We can't promise to have you writing webpages, but we will help you participate at [community profile] scans_daily.

Or maybe you're comfortable with that stuff already, and you know how to make a post that follows our Posting Checklist and everything, but you're looking for ideas to make your posts better all around. We also have some suggestions for you, though we also suggest you try the Technical Resources.

What if I'm looking for something else?

  • If you're generally familiar with LJ coding but trying to figure out this Dreamwidth thing, you should start by checking out Dreamwidth's own FAQs.
  • If you're fine with coding and want to make sure your post is rules-compliant and properly formatted, you're looking for the Posting Checklist.
  • If you're looking for technical tips, resources, and suggestions from fellow members, try here.
  • If you're looking for something else, first look at our userinfo/basic rules and FAQ masterlist, then if you're really lost contact the mods using the e-mail at the bottom of this post.


  • This guide assumes you've read the userinfo and Posting Checklist linked above as well as the Definitions Page, so if you haven't yet, do so now. LiveJournal novices, do not panic if you're not sure how to follow the checklist – that's what this guide is for.

    And now, step by step. )

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[personal profile] skalja
Note: The original content of this post, since updated to reflect the community's current needs, was authored by former moderator [personal profile] mad aka [livejournal.com profile] parsimonia.


Greetings, good citizens of [community profile] scans_daily!

We need your help! The moderating team needs volunteers for the following positions, and we want you!

Click to view open positions. )

Some of you now might be thinking to yourselves: "Golly! I think I've got what it takes! But how do I apply for the volunteer position(s) of my choice?"

Easy! All you have to do is send us an e-mail at dailyscans[at]gmail[dot]com!

Be sure to include the following in your e-mail:
- The position(s) for which you are applying
- Any relevant experience or skills you possess
- Your username (this is especially important so that we can recognize you over here)

Once we've cleared you, you'll be asked to join [community profile] sd_volunteers. This is our primary method of communication with our intrepid volunteer team, but it's also where you can talk to each other, discuss problems or ideas, and help us troubleshoot new ideas for the community. Basically, if you're interested in helping develop the future of the comm, then volunteering is where it's at.

We're proud of [community profile] scans_daily and are happy to see it continue on and grow, and we appreciate your effort and enthusiasm! Volunteer for [community profile] scans_daily and we'll love you forever.

Thanks,
The scans_daily moderating team


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skalja: Ultimate Spider-Woman posing like a BAMF (scans_daily mod hat)
[personal profile] skalja
POSTING CHECKLIST.

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

Click for more! )

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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skalja: Ultimate Spider-Woman posing like a BAMF (scans_daily mod hat)
[personal profile] skalja
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>

Any questions? Comment here, or use the contact e-mail below.

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[identity profile] sandoz_iscariot.insanejournal.com
Hi all, a quick reminder of our spoiler policy: "Spoilers. Generally speaking, 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."

So please remember that when discussing the events of a current issue, solicitation, or preview, keep spoilery info (ex.: "When we last left the Justice League, they were in the clutches of Egg Fu's Matter Eater Ray when Jean Grey came back from the dead to save them!") behind a cut. Thanks!
[identity profile] schmevil.insanejournal.com
Posting guidelines for Wednesday Comics

[insanejournal.com profile] kingrockwell asked, so for everybody: You can post up to 1/3 of an issue, and up to 1/3 of each ongoing story. This is to prevent someone posting the entire Wonder Woman run in one shot, after Wednesday comics has finished its run. This breaks down to five strips from each issue, and only four from each strip.

***

Time once again for you to pester your fellow SDers with requests.

Once a month we will have a requests post where members can ask for certain scans to be posted. Other members seeking inspiration can look through the requests and fulfill someone's dream. Posting a request is no guarantee of its being filled, but request posts will be archived so that members can look through comments from previous months and answer them if they so desire.

The most recent request post will be linked to in the community's profile.

So Scans Daily, what do you want?



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[identity profile] schmevil.insanejournal.com
We've updated the community's posting guidelines to help our newer members find important info faster. Oldbies don't worry, the substance of the rules hasn't changed. We've just moved things around, added more FAQs, and text boxes with the HTML for posting images, using lj-cuts, and spoiler/blackout text. Those of you who are struggling with your codes can now C&P them straight from the profile.


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[identity profile] schmevil.insanejournal.com
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Thanks to [personal profile] icon_uk 's One Perfect Moment theme, SD 2.0 has seen its busiest week yet, with +200 posts, and 51 posts on Tuesday alone! (So far. There's still time to get your OPM posts in - post people, post!) Round of applause for [personal profile] icon_uk , everybody.

One Perfect Moment brought a bunch of new (and nearly new) posters out of the woodwork, so I thought now would be a good time to do a resource exchange. Veteran SDers! Here's your chance to share all your hard-earned scanning, posting and general Scans Daily knowledge. *points to soapbox* Climb up.
  • What image hosts do you recommend?
  • Which ones should we stay away from?
  • What hosts are good for adult content?
  • Any scanning tips for noobs?
  • Any image editing tips for noobs?
  • What are some good places to find public domain comic scans?
  • What are some good places to find comics on the cheap?
  • What does every noob need to know about Scans Daily?
And, you know, whatever other burning questions SD can come up with.
[identity profile] schmevil.insanejournal.com
The Scans Daily modlings have lately been discussing our 1/3 rule. As it stands, the rule is that no more than 1/3 of a story or chapter can be posted on the comm, excepting free, orphaned, public domain, web-published stories, and stories that are 1-2 pages in length. It used to be, back in the halcyon days of Scans Daily 1.0, that we'd allow 1/2 of a volume to be posted. So why did we make the change?

In short, what this means for you as a member making posts:

1) You may only post 1/3 of a story or chapter not of a complete volume.
2) The burden is on you to indicate/prove 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.)
3) Free promotional comics (e.g. comics that publishers released for free for Free Comic Book Day) may also exceed the 1/3 limit, but remember each individual poster may not post more than 4 pages from a recent comic.
4) Stories that are 1-2 pages in length may be posted in full.
[identity profile] schmevil.insanejournal.com
We've been asked how much FCBD stuff is appropriate to post here. The books are free and some of them are being partially/fully made available online by the publishers and creators. So our official modly stance on how much of it we can post is: ALL OF IT BB. Keep to seven pages per poster, in order spread the love around, but we won't be enforcing an upper limit.

But do be mindful that FCBD is a promotional effort to bring new readers into smaller shops, and that's A Good Thing.
[identity profile] schmevil.insanejournal.com
We've been getting complaints, fairly regularly, about uncut spoilers, and about posters going over the 1/3 limit. Apparently it's time for a refresher on the posting guidelines.

3. LJ-cuts are required for any post which has more than one image. Because the community is being followed on LJ via a RSS feed, we ask that you use the following code, in place of the usual [lj-cut]: [div class="ljcut" text="this is the text of the cut"] body text [/div]. Replacing [] with <>. This code ensures that images are cut on IJ and LJ friends pages. Remember, unlike with a regular [lj-cut], there is no hyphen in the div cut.

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. Long text or text with spoilers should be behind the cut.


When it comes to spoilers, err on the side of spoilerphobia. Better to cut everything, than make enemies of your fellow members. Similarly, when it comes to NSFW material, caution should be your watchword. Hemming and hawing over the NSFWness of an image? Cut it.

4. No more than one third the length of any single work should be posted on this community. That's 7 pages of a standard American comic, by the by. In regards to anthologies, graphic novels, manga and pamphlets with backup stories, do not exceed 1/3 of the total page count. Exceptions will by made at the discretion of the moderators.

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.

We will love you forever if you're posting more than 7 pages from a comic longer than 22 pages and indicate to us its exact length, so we don't need to bug you about it.


Please, save us the trouble of going through the inevitable "12 pages? How long is the book?" exchange, and just state upfront why your 30-page post is legal. This also ensures that your fellow members aren't wondering why you think you're above the rules, and prepared to bring down the wrath of the Copyright Overlords.
[identity profile] schmevil.insanejournal.com
This isn't a rule, but a request. Because the community is being followed on LJ via a RSS feed, we ask that you use the following code, in place of the usual [lj-cut]:

[div class="ljcut" text="this is the text of the cut"] body text [/div]

Replacing [] with <>. This code ensures that images are cut on IJ and LJ friends pages. Remember, unlike with a regular [lj-cut], there is no hyphen in the div cut.

ETA: The RSS feed is located here.

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