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Updated FAQ

Updated: June 13, 2019

About This Community

What is this community?
What is the purpose of the community?
Who runs this?
Who are the editors?

The Editions: Basics

So how exactly does this work?
When do you post?
Can I comment on entries?
Why are the comments being screened?
I left a comment and no one responded to me. Did you ignore me?
Who posts on what day?

The Editions: Content

What are the criteria for links?
What about self pimping?
What constitutes news and tidbits?
What does not constitute news and tidbits?
What if I put something under 'friends only' and one of the editors is on my friends list?

Credits, Pimping & Feedback

Who created the icons?
Who created the header?
Who created the layout?
Can I pimp you guys out?
Can I give you guys feedback?

How To
How do I recommend a link for the newsletter?
How do I ask a question?



About This Community

What is this?

This is The Sunnydale Herald, a fandom newsletter that posts every day with links from LiveJournal, Tumblr, Dreamwidth, AO3, Fanfiction.net, and the Web at large which are relevant to Buffy and Angel fans.


The purpose of this journal is:

a. Encourage fandom members to try out new pairings, explore new fics, participate in their community, and meet new people.
b. Increase the amount of feeback given to fics, vids, etc.
c. Increase awareness on issues, questions, polls, and commentary happening in the community.
d. Inform fandom members on various new events (such as communities)


Who runs this?

spuzz was the original creator of the Herald. menomegirl was the second manager. Currently, rahirah manages it.


Who are the editors?

Your editors are rahirah, gracenm, fancyflautist, rbfvid, Dreamkist (posting as sd_herald), thenewbuzwuzz.


Please note that this is a closed community: the only members are the editors. You can read The Sunnydale Herald by watching or friending the Livejournal or Dreamwidth communities, or following the Sunnydale Herald Tumblr.



The Editions: Basics

So how exactly does this work?

Each editor has a unique way of finding notable things to put up on each day. Either trolling through friend's lists and community lists or finding links from rec journals and news sources, or reading from the reading journal sd_herald. When enough information is gathered, and the editor deems the links suitable it will be combined in a entry and posted.


When do you post?

Daily, excepting selected holidays. If necessary, posting days are sometimes combined. Times vary according to the editor who is posting.


Can I comment on entries?

Yes. You can post your opinion on the entries and corrections of course are always welcome. Also if need be, you have a interesting tidbit or news to post you can always comment on the most recent entry.


Why are the comments being screened?

For several reasons, one being that we want to encourage people to comment and rec themselves and screening might entail less embarrassment for the reccer if done so. Another is to keep the journal page clean and neat, and the third reason is to not make our reccing of a fic redundant if people can just read it in the comments.


I left a comment and no one responded to me. Did you ignore me?

No. All comments are read by the editor for that entry as well as rahirah and probably all the other editors. If they do not respond, that does not mean they did not read your comment.


Who posts on what day?


Dreamkist : Monday
rahirah : Tuesday/Wednesday
thenewbuzwuzz : Thursday
rbfvid : Friday
fancyflautist : Saturday
gracenm : Sunday


The Editions: Content

What are the criteria for links?

Fic, art, vids, meta, etc are all linked at the editors' discretion. We include all pairings, characters, and genres. We include all-human fics, crossovers, and fusions, so long as Buffyverse characters are involved. We do try to ensure that the stories and meta we link have good basic spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Please note however that we only post a selection of fanworks each day, not everything fandom produces.


What about self pimping?

Self-pimping is fine. Comment with a link, or email us. As noted above, though, we can't guarantee to include everything.


What constitutes news and tidbits?

Updated fics, icon posts, new interesting discussions or memes, a small selection of fics, new groups or communities, news pertaining to the actual show, garnered from sites.


What does not constitute news and tidbits?

Gossip. We will not post any personal information from fandom members, nor will we post about fandom feuds.


What if I put something under 'friend's only' and one of the editors is on my friend's list?

We will not link to anything posted under friendslock. We only post public links. Links to stories on forums which require registration are acceptable if the forum registration is open to all.


Credits & Pimping

Who created the icons?

The current batch of icons were created by the editors who use them or by rahirah. The older icons were created by spuzz.


Who created the header?

pickamix created the old header. chasingdemons created the new header.


Who created the layout?

The layout was created by minty_peach.


Can I pimp you guys out?

We love pimpage. So feel free to advertise. One way to advertise is if you find something and are commenting on it, link back to the Herald.


Can I give you guys feedback?

Sure. We would love any feedback and opinions. Constructive criticism is welcome.


How To

How to Post a Rec

A. Via Comment:

  1. Double check to make sure your link hasn't been posted already.
  2. Make sure your link is relevant to the Buffy/Angel community at large. Meaning: is it fic, meta, icons, news etc...that has BtVS/AtS at the core?
  3. Post the link in your comment.
     i. copy/paste your url into the comment space. leaving it in raw format (without a href-ing it) is the most helpful.
     ii. relevant information should be included: title/number of icons/subject of meta/news, poster/author
  4. hit reply.


If the editor does not respond to your comment, that does not mean they did not recieve your rec. Each editor reads every comment posted and chooses to respond or not.

All comments are screened.


B. Via Email:

  1. Email rahirah at centurylink dot net. Please include relevant subject line such as link for [insert date here] or recommendation for the Herald.
  2. Make sure your link is relevant to the Buffy/Angel community at large. Meaning: is it fic, meta, icons, news etc...that has BtVS/AtS at the core.
  3. Post the link in your email.
     i. copy/paste your url into the comment space. leaving it in raw format (without a href-ing it) is the most helpful.
     ii. relevant information must be included: title/number of icons/subject of meta/news, poster/author
  4. hit send.


How do ask a question or file a complaint?


A. Via Email: email rahirah at centurylink dot net. rahirah is the manager and maintainer of the Herald and will be able to help.

  1. Please include a relevant subject line.
  2. Explain your question/problem, and include all details needed to help resolve the issue.
  3. Allow three to five days for a response.




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