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fgemods ([personal profile] fgemods) wrote in [community profile] fandomgrowthexchange2015-11-02 03:04 pm
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Deadline Change

First, we want to thank everyone for their patience throughout this exchange. To say it's been a learning experience would be quite the understatement.

Second, we understand that the timeframe for pinch hits is brief. We can offer a little more time, if it helps -- particularly if it helps anyone on the fence.

We have two options we feel might work. Please let us know if either/or work.

(1) We delay archive reveals by 24 hours. Gifts would be revealed on Saturday, November 7th, at 11:55 PM UTC -- middle of the weekend rather than the beginning.

(2) We delay archive reveals by 36 hours. Gifts would be revealed on Sunday, November 8th, at 11:55 AM UTC. That's early, early Sunday morning for US participants. Still gives us most of Sunday, but not an entire weekend.

Again, thanks for your patience. Look for a feedback post after we've done artist/author reveals. We've definitely learned a lot this year!

- FGE Mods

ETA: PHs will be due 6 hours before the archive goes live, whether it's Saturday or Sunday, in case pinch hitters drop out.
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[personal profile] debirlfan 2015-11-02 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Sadly I'm not familiar with the fandoms, but I would suggest posting a list of outstanding pinch hits on the yuletide com. Maybe also mention them on the yuletide chat channel?
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[personal profile] flipflop_diva 2015-11-02 10:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I know for me, there is one pinch hit I could possibly do. But I'm traveling for work until Saturday night U.S. time so I am definitely hesitant to claim it, because I think I'd need to rewatch part of the source material to get the tone right.

That said, if it gets extended to Sunday morning, it would definitely be a lot more possible.

(Also, speaking as a participant, I don't mind waiting longer for reveals if it means people on the pinch hit list can get gifts that people were able to put more time and effort into. Besides, that is more time to write those treats I've been thinking about!)
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[personal profile] evilmuffins 2015-11-02 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm all for option 2!
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[personal profile] kerithwyn 2015-11-02 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Option 2, to give the noble pinch hitters time to polish fcs.
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[personal profile] batman 2015-11-02 11:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I would prefer the second. While I'm admittedly biased (as I'm on the PH list and am considering picking up one of the PHs), I think everyone would understand that waiting a bit longer for fics is a necessary and minor inconvenience when weighed up against ensuring everyone who completed their assignment gets a gift of their own.
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[personal profile] zdenka 2015-11-02 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
I vote for Option 2.
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[personal profile] abarero 2015-11-03 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
I'm more than willing to wait a bit longer to get my gift if it means everyone else will get one as well. Seems only fair.
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[personal profile] hm_f 2015-11-03 12:55 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm also totally fine to wait longer for the gift opening and I'm also fine if the need to postpone it longer arises to give a better chance and a longer time to pinch hitters to claim and create fanwork for requests without a gift.
Edited 2015-11-03 12:56 (UTC)