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Welcome to the belated round 2 of Fandom Growth! Fandom Growth is a multifandom exchange for ultra-rare fandoms, relationships, and characters with ten or fewer complete fics (or five or fewer contributing authors) on AO3.

Other important links are in the sidebar.

Fandom Growth Exchange 2017 Schedule


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Rules


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Frequently Asked Questions

Our rules and FAQ have been borrowed from Crossovering and adapted from great exchanges like Yuletide and Not For Primetime, so be sure to check those out.

General Information )

Assignments )

Pinch Hitting )

Comments, Reveals, Etc. )

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The initial stages of matching have run, and show that there are three participants with no potential recipient.

If your AO3 username begins with n, p or r, please check your email (whichever address AO3 has for you) for a message from the mods.
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 We have 68 signups, hooray!
 
We'll begin the matching process today. Assignments will be sent by August 22nd at 11:55 PM UTC.
 
Remember, if you write a Dear Creator letter, you can link it on the letters post!
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The Fandom Growth Exchange is a multi-fandom exchange for fandoms, relationships, and characters that have ten or fewer complete fics (or five or fewer contributing authors) on AO3. Both writers and artists are welcome.

Sign-ups are now open! See the sign-up post for more info!

Nominations close: July 31st at 11:55 PM UTC
Sign-ups open: August 3rd at 11:55 PM UTC
Sign-ups close: August 17th at 11:55 PM UTC
Assignments sent: August 22nd at 11:55 PM UTC
Default deadline: October 8th at 11:55 PM UTC
Assignments due: October 22nd at 11:55 PM UTC
Works revealed: November 3rd at 11:55 PM UTC
Authors revealed: November 8th at 11:55 PM UTC

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Letters Post

Aug. 5th, 2017 12:41 pm
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The Fandom Growth Exchange is all about growing the rare fandoms, relationships, and characters of your heart. We have an awesome tagset loaded with canons that many of us haven't yet had the pleasure of experiencing.

Comment below to share your fandom, where to find the canon, and what you love about it!

A form to help if you like:

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Sign-ups close August 17th at 11:55 PM UTC. (Countdown | What time is that for me?)

Sign-up Form | AO3 Collection | Tagset | FAQ | Bucket Offers/Requests


If you're new to exchanges, this guide will walk you through signing-up. You can also read this tutorial from AO3. If you have any questions, comment below.

Please note:
  • You may edit your sign-up as much as you want until the deadline.

  • Requests will be visible throughout (and after) sign-ups.

  • Some tags may not appear in the drop-down menu but can still be used by copy and pasting from the tag set itself.

  • If you encounter any problems during your sign up, please let us know ASAP; some recent exchanges have been hit by AO3 bugs.

  • Rule change this round: AO3 limits the number of relationships you can request/offer per fandom to 20. In order to make sure participants can still request/offer up to 20 relationships as well as up to 20 characters in one fandom, you can repeat a fandom once: that is, you can use up to 2 slots for each fandom. You must still have the minimum number of unique fandoms (3 requests and 4 offers). If you repeat a fandom, the tags used must be different: you cannot repeat characters or relationships under the same fandom.

How do I make requests? )

How do I make offers? )

How do I make bucket offers or requests? )

What does "Any Relationship" mean? )
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Thank you all for nominating so many great tags! Everyone, please make sure that your nominations look correct, and let us know immediately if something doesn't look right.

 

Below are all of our tag migration questions. Please help us with these wandering tags and tell us which fandom(s) they were originally nominated under. If you spot any other wandering tags, please bring them to our attention.

Doctor Who )
Marvel )


If we don't hear one way or the other before sign-ups open, we'll use our best judgment to place these relationships.


The following are all now fixed, thank you:
ASoIaF / Game of Thrones )
BanG Dream! )
X/1999 and/or Tokyo Babylon )
Fate/stay night and Related Fandoms )
Vampire Diaries )
Fruits Basket )

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 Thank you all for nominating such great tags! Nominations are now closed. Expect a clarifications post by the end of Tuesday.

Sign-ups will open August 3rd.
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Nominations close at 11:55 PM UTC on July 31st, a little over a day from the time of this post (Countdown). This is intended to be the last clarifications post before nominations close; any tags mentioned here for which clarification or further evidence is not provided will be rejected at the close of nominations.

(A link to the evidence post, should you need to use it.)

Reminders:
  1. If nominating characters on their own, nominate in the form "Character & None". Tags in the form "Character & Any" won't be accepted.
  2. Nominations including original characters will not be accepted.
Additionally, relationships containing both / and & will be rejected this round.
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (TV 2016); Mass Effect Trilogy; Voltron: Legendary Defender; Kings (TV 2009) )
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The following nominations were rejected for the reason provided. If you feel we rejected your nomination in error, feel free to comment below.

If you are nominating a fandom, character or relationship that may appear ineligible, but it has not been rejected by us yet, please see the Evidence Post.

Rejected Nominations )
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(A link to the evidence post, should you need to use it.)

Reminders:
  1. If nominating characters on their own, nominate in the form "Character & None". Tags in the form "Character & Any" won't be permitted.
  2. Nominations including original characters will not be accepted.


Kings (TV 2009)
  • Michelle Benjamin/David Shepherd - This has 34 complete, English works. Multiple pairings are tagged in many of these, and some are crossovers, so it has not been rejected immediately. If you nominated this ship, please provide evidence for why there are ten or fewer valid works.


Fire Emblem
  • Flavia/My Unit | Reflet | Robin, Izana/My Unit | Kamui | Corrin, My Unit | Kamui | Corrin/Nyx, My Unit | Kamui | Corrin/Rinkah, My Unit | Kamui | Corrin/Yuugiri | Reina. - These tags have migrated. We are unsure whether they were originally nominated under Fates or Awakening.


Multiple fandoms
  • The nominations listed here which are formatted as "Character & Any" have not yet been adjusted by the nominator. Unfortunately, due to the way the AO3 approval interface works, the presence of these tags is making it difficult for us to process new nominations. If these tags remain in the same format 24 hours from the time of this post, we will adjust them all to the "Character & None" style.
    • In addition to those listed previously, three more relationships formatted "Character & Any" have been nominated under "Lamento -BEYOND THE VOID-". They are Firi (Lamento) & Any, Froud (Lamento) & Any, and Kagari (Lamento) & Any. They too will be adjusted if not changed within 24 hours.


Nominations clarifications remaining from previous posts are below (under the cut).

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (TV 2016); Mass Effect Trilogy; Voltron: Legendary Defender  )
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(A link to the evidence post, should you need to use it.)

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
  • Bruce Banner | Hulk/Clint Barton (EMH) - with filters applied, this pairing seems to have 24 works. There are several crossovers, but please provide evidence to support this nomination.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (TV 2016)
  • Cross & Gripps & Martin & Vogel - Under the tag 'The Rowdy 3', there are 55 works after filtering. If you nominated this, please provide evidence for rarity.

Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Rumiko Fujikawa/Tony Stark - with filters applied, this pairing has 21 works. Leaving aside the 4 in which the tag is modified with "past" or "mentioned", this still leaves 17. If you nominated this, please provide evidence for rarity.

Mass Effect Trilogy
  • Female Shepard/Male Shepard - with filters applied, this pairing seems to have 13 works from 7 different authors. Please provide evidence (e.g. that it is a background pairing in three or more of them).

1bitHeart (Video Game), Animamundi Dark Alchemist, Blaze Union, Deadly Premonition | Red Seeds Profile, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, End Roll (Video Game), Fate/stay night & Related Fandoms, Gatchaman Crowds

Please adjust the following nominations (listed under the cut), which are in the form "Character & Any", to specify particular characters or to a single character nomination ("Character & None"):

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(A link to the evidence post, should you need to use it.)

Anne of Avonlea (Sullivan Movies)
  • 'Anne of Avonlea (Sullivan Movies)' was nominated. Do you mean 'Anne of Avonlea (TV)'?

Star Trek: The Next Generation; Star Trek: Voyager
  • Please adjust the following nominations to specify holograms of one or more particular officers.
    • "Reginald Barclay/Canon Hologram of Any Enterprise Male Officer" is nominated under Star Trek: The Next Generation
    • "Reginald Barclay/Canon Hologram of Any Voyager Male Officer" is nominated under Star Trek: Voyager.

A Stitch in Time
  • Julian Bashir/Elim Garak - We are unsure that this canon is different enough from DS9 for the ship to qualify. If you nominated this, please provide evidence for rarity.

Voltron: Legendary Defender
  • Chuchule & Chulatt & Plachu & Platt - Under the tag 'Space Mice', there are 75 works after filtering. If you nominated this, please provide evidence for rarity.

The Youngblood Chronicles (Music Video)
  • Patrick Stump's Character & None - 'Patrick Stump's Character' seems to be used synonymously with 'Patrick Stump' in the fandom tag. That tag has 34 works after filtering. If you nominated this, please provide evidence for rarity.

Evidence Post

Jul. 17th, 2017 07:31 pm
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Nominations open here!

Are you nominating a fandom, character or relationship that may appear ineligible? Please use this post to submit evidence that it qualifies under our rules. It would be a good idea to post here if your fandom, character or relationship has more than 10 works (complete, in English) but:
  • They have been written by five authors or fewer
  • They contain crossovers
  • Your nominated character/relationship is not the main character/relationship in some of those works.
Evidence that will not be considered for eligibility is word count or archive-locking of tagged fics.

For more information on what fandoms, characters and relationships are eligible, please see the rules post.

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If something you've nominated has already been rejected, please leave a comment on the Rejected Nominations Post.
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Nominations are now open here! Each person can nominate up to 20 fandoms, with up to 20 relationships/characters each.

Nominations will close July 31st at 11:55 PM UTC. Countdown | What time is that for me?

Qualifications )
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Thank you, all, for your comments! We've made some decisions. These changes are all in the new FAQ and Rules.

Changes )

As for the schedule, we'll be trying our best to balance it between the exchange-heavy summer (including NOFM) and Yuletide. Here's this year's schedule:

Nominations open: July 17th at 11:55 PM UTC
Nominations close: July 31st at 11:55 PM UTC
Sign-ups open: August 3rd at 11:55 PM UTC
Sign-ups close: August 17th at 11:55 PM UTC
Assignments sent: August 22nd at 11:55 PM UTC
Default deadline: October 8th at 11:55 PM UTC
Assignments due: October 22nd at 11:55 PM UTC
Works revealed: November 3rd at 11:55 PM UTC
Authors revealed: November 8th at 11:55 PM UTC

Keep an eye out for a nominations post! If you have questions, leave them in the comments.
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(Reminder that while we now have two, new mods are welcome! Just email fgemods@gmail.com if interested.)

Based on the previous feedback post, there are some things we'll probably keep and some things we'll probably change.

First of all, we will be keeping the 2000 word minimum. People seemed to like it last round, and it seems in keeping with the spirit of the exchange.

Things we are considering, which we need your thoughts on:
  1. Merging treats into the main collection this year.
  2. Consequences for no-show defaulters (perhaps a make-up treat before next round). There could also be consequences for people who don't default by a certain deadline.
  3. Moving the exchange earlier in the year so that it has less overlap with Yuletide. Because of our late start, it isn't possible this round, but perhaps next round we can start around late June/early July.
  4. We are planning on extending the time between the assignment deadline and work reveals. How many more days do you think are needed? We were considering two weeks.

We are definitely going to adjust the art requirements. Here's what we have so far (much thanks to [personal profile] hm_f , who gave us many helpful suggestions last feedback post!):

You must submit complete art—sketches are not permitted. Art must be a minimum of lineart with basic colors/tones as well as background OR two lineart drawings. Lineart may not stand alone as a gift without colors/tones/background. Art may be traditional or digital, but cannot be drawn on lined paper. Manips and other graphics are not permitted.

Thoughts?
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New Mods

Jul. 7th, 2017 11:51 am
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Hello all! Fandom Growth is back, but since the mod team is starting from scratch, new mods are still needed. Some people have expressed interest already, so hopefully this will be figured out soon.

If you are interested in modding, please email fgemods@gmail.com. Previous exchange experience would be great.

Things are still very up in the air, so I'm afraid I might not have answers, but leave questions if you have any!
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