[identity profile] goe-mod.livejournal.com
A handful of you, whether by one-on-one explicit arrangement with a mod or owing to the fact you said you were flexible enough to pinch-hit, will be getting a prompt-set assigned to you that is not on your list of preferences. We thank you for your willingness and patience, as we had two or three prompts this year that appeared on nobody's preference lists (this does NOT mean you made a bad prompt; besides, one of those prompts was made by a mod, so it just goes to show even people who have been doing this for years sometimes end up in that position), which meant we had to re-calibrate and start looking for things similar to what people asked for. We're lucky in that, as the assignments list stands right now, there's a one-to-one correspondence: nobody will be stuck writing/drawing more than one gift right from the start; doubling up will only happen if we have drop-outs later in the process and have to start asking people for pinch-hits.

This new system of sign-ups is several years in practice now; I personally have only been a mod since last year, which means this is my second year experiencing this new system from the inside rather than from the outside. The old system was simpler; people left a screened comment giving broad-strokes ideas of things they like and things they don't like, and then assignments were given at random. It meant you had no specific prompts, just guidelines for what your recipient might like to get and what definitely not to give.

We're beginning to think that reverting back to the old system for next year might save everyone grief, and we want your thoughts on this. The mod team is now a completely different set of people than it was in the beginning (minus one, Vulgarweed, who's been a mod from the start; the other two of us who are currently mods have participated every year since the beginning, however, and can honestly say that neither of us particularly prefers the new system over the old one, at least from the standpoint of long-term-participants-turned-mods).

We really want to hear back from you, even at this early stage, as many of you will make up next year's body of participants as well. We want this to run smoothly, and we also want the spirit of the thing to be what matters!

ETA: ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE SENT OUT AROUND / SHORTLY AFTER 7 PM EST.
[identity profile] goe-mod.livejournal.com
Firstly, thanks for submitting your preferences in a timely fashion.

We're hoping to get all assignments emailed by November 1st.

In the meantime, if you haven't signed up, but you would like to be a pinch-hitter, or if you've signed up already but would be willing to pinch-hit in addition to writing or drawing your assigned gift, please email us on goodmens.exchange@gmail.com and let us know!

(We had a shortage of pinch-hitters last year, as evidenced by the fact that the mod team wrote most of them.  Pinch-hitters come into play in circumstances where a participant drops out at the last minute, or sometimes even when a prompt has proved difficult to house and needs someone to write it or draw it.  As a pinch-hitter, what's crucial is that you'd be willing to take on anything from this list on potentially short notice.)
[identity profile] goe-mod.livejournal.com
This is where you will find a continuously updated list of anonymous prompts. After the initial sign up period (which ends on October 13th at midnight EST; click on the preceding link to read the instructions and to sign up), you'll have five days to select the gifts that you would like to create from this list. Check back frequently to see what your fandom peers are thinking about!

Prompt claiming will remain open until MIDNIGHT, SATURDAY OCTOBER 19th.

The sign-up requests so far . . . )
[identity profile] goe-mod.livejournal.com
ETA, 10/14/13: Prompts are technically CLOSED, and claiming on the anonymous-listing post will begin tomorrow morning. However, if you missed the sign-up deadline, there's a bit of a grace-period till midnight TONIGHT. So, get it through as quickly as you can!

Hello, Exchangelings! We are ready to go, and we are opening the sign-up process for our ninth year of holiday delights! Can you believe we've been at this for almost a decade?

Last year's method got mostly good reviews, so we'll be using it again this year: participants choose the prompts they want to create, and anonymity will be preserved both ways. Please read directions carefully.

In other words, you will be choosing a prompt, but you will not know whose prompt you’re taking. And, as always, you will not know who requested or received your prompt until the reveal shortly after New Year’s!

THIS IS THE SIGN-UPS POST. Comments will be screened. Your prompts will be processed as quickly as possible and added to the list of anonymous request prompts. At the end of the sign up period (Sunday, October 13 at midnight EST), we will ask you to select your top choices in a screened comment. At the end of prompt selection period, we will make final assignments based on your selected prompts.


When making your prompts, use this template, same as last year:

1. Cut and paste this prompt format into your reply post:

PAIRING/PLOT BUNNY/RATING CHOICE ONE:
PAIRING/PLOT BUNNY/RATING CHOICE TWO:
PAIRING/PLOT BUNNY/RATING CHOICE THREE:
I LIKE THESE STORY ELEMENTS/KINKS:
I DISLIKE THESE STORY ELEMENTS/KINKS:

2. Answer clearly and thoroughly, as appropriate. Other participants will be reading through your anonymized prompts for the purpose of selecting the gifts that they would like to give. Note that artists may prefer simplified prompts—or that they may choose to simplify your detailed prompts. You MUST include a working email address where we can contact you.

Try to vary your requests if possible, so that some are specific and some are wide open. Also keep in mind that prompts should be amenable to either fic or art.

You have two weeks from today to submit your screened comment with your prompts to this post. Your deadline is Sunday, October 13, at midnight (EST).

Now go wild! And questions should be emailed to us at goodomens.exchange@gmail.com

Click here for examples from last year's delectable prompts (and here for all of the gifts that resulted).

Your Mod Team
[livejournal.com profile] argyleheir, [livejournal.com profile] irisbleufic, & [livejournal.com profile] vulgarweed
[identity profile] irisbleufic.livejournal.com
GO Exchange sign-ups are just around the corner, by which we mean within the next couple of weeks. Watch this space, and, in the meantime, have a look through the archive for works from years past if you're new to GOE and would like to get a feel for what goes on around here each December :)

—Your Mods
[identity profile] goe-mod.livejournal.com
Here we go: the veil is removed! Here is a full master-list of every gift given during the 2012 Exchange, as well as who created them.

Go forth and re-post, catch up on anything you've missed, thank your gifters and betas by name, and, by all means, COMMENT!

Full Masterlist 2012 )

Thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this, the Eighth Year of GOE (and all years before, and all years to come)!

You make all the work worthwhile, year after year ♥

If there are any mistakes, for Someone's sake, let us know!
[identity profile] goe-mod.livejournal.com
Several hours ago, Aziraphale and Crowley were so drunk they fell off the London Eye. Don't worry, they're fine: they remembered in the nick of time that they both have wings.

Your mods, on the other hand, are well past remembering how to HTML-code. MODS' NIGHT OFF.

And some good news! We have several wonderful gifts still in the coffers, and we have some late arrivals impending and some pinch-hits, so we're going onwards til Twelfth Night.

Relax, celebrate, enjoy (and comment on) the gifts so far, and we'll see you in 2013 (which is tomorrow) with a lot more still to come.
[identity profile] goe-mod.livejournal.com
If you haven't contacted us or sent a gift yet, expect to receive an R.P. Tyler-like strongly worded email within 24 hours. But never fear! Many wonderful gift-givers have already come through, and posting begins tomorrow!
[identity profile] irisbleufic.livejournal.com
So far, we've received 7 finished gifts! Keep them coming :-D

If you need an extension, however small, please let us know ASAP.
[identity profile] goe-mod.livejournal.com
(Unless you contacted us privately with extenuating circumstances; we did have a couple of situations like that, so thank you for letting us know and/or getting your prompts to us via email.)

Stay tuned for further instructions!
[identity profile] goe-mod.livejournal.com
This is where you will find a continuously updated list of anonymized prompts. After the initial sign up period, you'll have five days to select the gifts that you would like to create from this list. Check back frequently to see what your fandom peers are thinking about!

A Wild Prompt List Appears! )

Be sure to keep checking back during the signup period - this list will be updated continually.
[identity profile] goe-mod.livejournal.com
Hello, exchangelings! We are ready to go, and we are opening the sign-up process for our eighth year of holiday delights!

Last year's method got mostly good reviews, so we'll be using it again this year: Participants choose the prompts they want to create, and anonymity will be preserved both ways. Please read directions carefully.

In other words, you will be choosing a prompt, but you will not know whose prompt you’re taking. And, as always, you will not know who requested or received your prompt until the reveal shortly after New Year’s!

THIS is the sign-up post. Comments will be screened. Your prompts will be processed as quickly as possible and added to the list of anonymous requests at THIS post. At the end of the sign up period (Sunday, September 30), we will ask you to select your top choices in a screened comment. At the end of prompt selection period, we will make final assignments based on your selected prompts.


When making your prompts, use this template, same as last year:

1. Cut and paste this prompt format into your reply post:
PAIRING/PLOT BUNNY/RATING CHOICE ONE:
PAIRING/PLOT BUNNY/RATING CHOICE TWO:
PAIRING/PLOT BUNNY/RATING CHOICE THREE:
I LIKE THESE STORY ELEMENTS/KINKS:
I DISLIKE THESE STORY ELEMENTS/KINKS:

2. Answer clearly and thoroughly, as appropriate. Other participants will be reading through your anonymized prompts for the purpose of selecting the gifts that they would like to give. Note that artists may prefer simplified prompts -- or that they may choose to simplify your detailed prompts. You MUST include a working email address where we can contact you.

Try to vary your requests if possible, so that some are specific and some are wide open. Also keep in mind that prompts should be amenable to either fic or art.

You have two weeks from today to submit your screened comment with your prompts to this post. Your deadline is Sunday, September 30, at midnight (PST).

Now go wild! And questions should be emailed to us at goodomens.exchange@gmail.com

Click here for examples from last year's delectable prompts.

Your Mod Team
Vulgarweed, Irisbleufic, Argyle, Musegaarid, and Waxbean (Mod Emeritus)
[identity profile] irisbleufic.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] go_exchange 2012 sign-ups are literally just around the corner, so be thinking about what you'd like to request and offer by way of gifts this year! We're going to be running sign-ups on the same model as last year, as, even if more time-consuming, it seems to have worked quite well all around. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] musegaarid for the gorgeous new layout, and to [livejournal.com profile] eldanis for spectacular artwork from a past Exchange. Snow angels are definitely in, and Crowley's nothing if not a trend-setter.

(Also, hello: I'm new on the mod-team and really looking forward to this!)
[identity profile] goe-mod.livejournal.com
2011 Exchangelings!

We are here -- at the end of our 7th annual Good Omens Holiday Exchange. Thank you all for making this such a wonderful experience.

Please take the time to catch up on all of the fic and art! Remember, everyone loves comments. Don't hold back!

And please take the opportunity to thank your gifters, betas, and hand-holders.

yours,
[livejournal.com profile] waxbean, [livejournal.com profile] vulgarweed, and [livejournal.com profile] argyleheir

ps. let us know if you catch any errors in coding, naming, or anything else.
the gifts! )
[identity profile] goe-mod.livejournal.com
Dear 2011 Good Omens Exchange Participants,

The deadline approaches! Please be sure to have your gifts to us by next Weds, Nov 30. Send them to goodomens.exchange@gmail.com. 

Should you need an extension, the time to tell us is now. 

Should you need to gracefully back out, tell us now. We have a host of pinch hitters standing by but we need to be able to give them some time to create a gift, too. 

best to all of you,
Waxbean
[identity profile] goe-mod.livejournal.com
Missing In Action!


[livejournal.com profile] martinius 


Would you please email us at goodomens.exchange@gmail.com to confirm your participation in this year's Exchange?

thanks,

Waxbean
[identity profile] waxbean.livejournal.com
So sorry for the delay, 2011 GOE participants! We have just finalized all the assignments. We will be emailing them to you tomorrow. If we don't have your email address, we'll PM you through LJ. If you haven't heard from us by Tuesday, please let us know here.

The deadline for emailing us your gift will be Nov. 30.

Best to each of you,
Waxbean
[identity profile] goe-mod.livejournal.com
Hello 2011 Exchangelings!

It's time to select your preferred gifts. What do you want to create?


Instructions:
1. Select a minimum of 5 numbered requests from the Anonymized Prompt List here. You can certainly select more than 5! There are 43 gift requests! Please take the time to read through them all. 
2. In a screened comment to this post, leave us the numbers of the 5 (or more) requests that you have selected. 
3. You have until Monday, October 10, to make your selection!
4. Look for an email from us next week with your assignment!

FAQ (to be revised as needed)
Q: Do I select single prompts from within a numbered request? 
A: No, select a numbered set of prompts (that represents a participant's full request). Once you are assigned a number, you can certainly select which ever prompt you want from within that numbered request.

Q. Will I know the requester's identity?
A: Yes, when we email you your final assignment, we will include your giftee's LJ name.

Q: Can I rank my choices?
A: Yes, please do so! We will assume that you are ranking your choices with 1 = most wanted and so on. If the rank doesn't matter, please tell us that, too.



Any questions? Ask us here or over at goodomens.exchange@gmail.com


[identity profile] goe-mod.livejournal.com
Hello, exchangelings! We are ready to go, and we are opening the sign-up process for our seventh year of holiday delights!

Looking over feedback from participants in last year’s exchange, we’ve decided to vary the process this year in a way that still allows participants to choose the prompts they want to create, but by preserving anonymity going both ways, as it seems a lot of people wanted this. Please read directions carefully.

In other words, you will be choosing a prompt as last year, but you will not know whose prompt you’re taking. And, as always, you will not know who requested or received your prompt until the reveal shortly after New Year’s!

THIS is the sign-up post. Comments will be screened. Your prompts will be processed as quickly as possible and added to the list of anonymous requests at THIS post. At the end of the sign up week (Tues, October 4), we will ask you to select your top choices in a screened comment. At the end of prompt selection period (3 days), we will make final assignments based on your selected prompts.


When making your prompts, use this template, same as last year:

1. Cut and paste this prompt format into your reply post:
<b>PAIRING/PLOT BUNNY/RATING CHOICE ONE:</b>
<b>PAIRING/PLOT BUNNY/RATING CHOICE TWO:</b>
<b>PAIRING/PLOT BUNNY/RATING CHOICE THREE:</b>
<b>I LIKE THESE STORY ELEMENTS/KINKS:</b>
<b>I DISLIKE THESE STORY ELEMENTS/KINKS:</b>

2. Answer clearly and thoroughly, as appropriate. Other participants will be reading through your anonymized prompts for the purpose of selecting the gifts that they would like to give. Note that artists may prefer simplified prompts -- or that they may choose to simplify your detailed prompts.

Try to vary your requests if possible, so that some are specific and some are wide open. Also keep in mind that prompts should be amenable to either fic or art.

You have one week from today to submit your screened comment with your prompts to this post. Your deadline is Tuesday, October 4th, at midnight (PST).

Now go wild! And questions should be emailed to us at goodomens.exchange@gmail.com

Click here for examples from last year's delectable prompts.

your 2011 mods,
Argyleheir, Waxbean, Vulgarweed, and Musegaarid



[identity profile] vulgarweed.livejournal.com
...and that means: watch this space!


GO Exchange is waking as the days grow longer. Now's the time to start thinking about what you want to offer and what you want to ask for. Signup post will appear before you know it. Be ready.

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