[identity profile] dr-ghost.livejournal.com
Greetings all!

I come baring a very quick announcement.

Regarding Release 88
As some of you may be aware, LiveJournal is going through some changes which is causing many problems for users. These problems include (but are not limited to): the removal of subject lines, difficulty with visibility and accessibility, turning on automatic payments without users' permission (if you haven't already done so, please check that your accounts have not been switched to automatic payments without your knowledge), some users cannot even post, comment, or select icons since this update went live, and so on.

More information about the reception of the update from users and the response from LJ staff can be found here, though the long and short is that LJ will not be rolling back Release 88.

What this means for [livejournal.com profile] dgrayman?
Basically, I won't be abandoning or ignoring [livejournal.com profile] dgrayman, however I am aware that a significant number of users are moving to DreamWidth.

As such, I've opened dgray_man at DW as a mirror comm for users who are moving/have moved. When DW completes it's community import update, I will import all the entries, comments and tags from this community over to DW so everything that is currently available here will also be available at DW.

Unfortunately, there is no way to crosspost between the two sites automatically, so if you want to post on both LJ and DW you will have to crosspost manually.

I want to emphasize that I'm not moving or shutting down this comm, simply making more options available to users. This isn't a matter of "Are we moving? Are we not moving?", it's just opening up another space for DGM fandomers to post and interact if they no longer want to associate with LJ.

I've got a question!
By all means leave a comment here, send me a private message, or shoot me an email. I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have!


All that aside, I hope you guys had an excellent Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah and all the very best for the new year! :)

[Mod Post]

Mar. 15th, 2011 01:05 pm
[identity profile] dr-ghost.livejournal.com
Hey guys.

It's come to my attention that, amongst discussion related to the earthquake in Japan, some inflammatory comments are emerging.

Unfortunately, in the wake of this disaster I have seen a lot of troubling comments pop up in various places. It's impossible to say for certain which sentiments are just trolls and which are genuine but ethically troubling. It's a very blurry line, I realise, but I do not want to be the hand that arbitrarily decides what is trolling and what is an unpopular opinion.

Instead, with regards to this post, I have frozen all comments and offer my apologies to the original poster for doing so, but I do not want to see this community become a place that becomes a site for inappropriate and/or troll-like remarks in the wake of this disaster.

I do understand and appreciate that people are concerned about the safety of people working in the animanga industry, but I do not think that [livejournal.com profile] dgrayman is the appropriate place to begin discussions or rumour spreading in this manner, and I will be temporarily disabling anonymous commenting on the community as a result.

Please do continue to make use of the projects that are raising money for Japan like DGM fans' Icons For Japan threads, commissions, buttons, and so on. It's okay to continue posting links to such projects, but please refrain from using this community as a forum for speculating about the life or death conditions that people in Japan are currently struggling with.

If anyone wishes to contact me directly about this please do throw me a note whenever.

Thank you for your time, guys.

- Ghost
[identity profile] dr-ghost.livejournal.com
As chapter 200 is on the brink of release and the ever vigilant [livejournal.com profile] exorcists_order having shared this month's potential spoilers here (obviously, spoilers within), it's again time to draw attention to a couple of important community rules.

• Please remember that any and all spoilers must be clearly marked and placed under a lj-cut. Failure to do so will result in your post being removed without hesitation, no exceptions here.

All official material--raw or translated/scanlated--must be posted under a friends lock. This rule is more important than ever now in light of the recent crackdown on scanlated material across the net. Failure to friends lock official material may result in a mod contacting you to edit your post, or the post being deleted.


With DGM being a monthly release now, compared to weekly, it is unsurprising that there is a lull in attention being focused on the series, so I do think we tend to lose ourselves a bit in the excitement of new material coming out. This is great and fully encouraged, but in the excitement please don't forget these rules when posting to the comm. I know not everyone reads the pre-release spoilers and would like to know which pockets of discussion contain spoilers so as to avoid them. 

I'm sorry if these monthly reminder posts seem redundant, but it's just how it goes.

As ever, thanks for your time, guys and enjoy 200 when it gets released :)
[identity profile] dr-ghost.livejournal.com
As chapter 199 is on the brink of release and the ever vigilant [livejournal.com profile] exorcists_order having shared this month's potential spoilers here (obviously, spoilers within), it's again time to draw attention to a couple of important community rules.

• Please remember that any and all spoilers must be clearly marked and placed under a lj-cut. Failure to do so will result in your post being removed without hesitation, no exceptions here.

All official material--raw or translated/scanlated--must be posted under a friends lock. This rule is more important than ever now in light of the recent crackdown on scanlated material across the net. Failure to friends lock official material may result in a mod contacting you to edit your post, or the post being deleted.


With DGM being a monthly release now, compared to weekly, it is unsurprising that there is a lull in attention being focused on the series, so I do think we tend to lose ourselves a bit in the excitement of new material coming out. This is great and fully encouraged, but in the excitement please don't forget these rules when posting to the comm. I know not everyone reads the pre-release spoilers and would like to know which pockets of discussion contain spoilers so as to avoid them.

I'm sorry if these monthly reminder posts seem redundant, but it's just how it goes.

As ever, thanks for your time, guys and enjoy 199 when it gets released :)
[identity profile] dr-ghost.livejournal.com
As chapter 198 is on the brink of release, it's once again time to draw attention to a couple of important community rules.

• Please remember that any and all spoilers must be clearly marked and placed under a lj-cut. Failure to do so will result in your post being removed without hesitation, no exceptions here.

All official material--raw or translated/scanlated--must be posted under a friends lock. This rule is more important than ever now in light of the recent crackdown on scanlated material across the net. Failure to friends lock official material may result in a mod contacting you to edit your post, or the post being deleted.


With DGM being a monthly release now, compared to weekly, it is unsurprising that there is a lull in attention being focused on the series, so I do think we tend to lose ourselves a bit in the excitement of new material coming out. This is great and fully encouraged, but in the excitement please don't forget these rules when posting to the comm. I know not everyone reads the pre-release spoilers and would like to know which pockets of discussion contain spoilers so as to avoid them.

I'm sorry if these monthly reminder posts seem redundant, but it's just how it goes.

As ever, thanks for your time, guys and enjoy 198 when it gets released :)
[identity profile] dr-ghost.livejournal.com
Greetings all.

Just a couple of quick announcements and reminders:

The community profile has been updated to reflect the current status of the series as well as to amend and reword the rules of the community as a whole, so please do check this out.

As chapter 197 is on the brink of release, I felt it was time to address a few issues here ahead of time.

As many of you may already know, OneManga is swiftly approaching the removal of its online reading component due to pressure from publishers disapproving of scanlated manga. As far as this community is concerned, the online distribution of raw and scanlated material IS still permitted, but as the rules of the comm state all official material--raw or translated/scanlated--must be posted under friends lock. This rule is more important than ever now in light of the recent crackdown on scanlated material across the net. Failure to friends lock official material may result in a mod contacting you to edit your post, or the post being deleted.

Finally, a reminder that any and all spoilers must be clearly marked and placed under a lj-cut. Failure to do so will result in your post being removed without hesitation, no exceptions here.

And that's about it.

Thank you for your time.
[identity profile] dr-ghost.livejournal.com
Chapter 196 can be read here.

And additionally a reminder that any and all spoiler content or discussion must be marked and put behind an lj-cut, failure to do this will result in posts being removed without discussion.

My apologies to the original poster of this link for removing the post, but there really was just too much within the post content that read to me as spoilery :( Sorry!

That said, enjoy 196!
[identity profile] dr-ghost.livejournal.com
A very quick reminder:

All posts containing spoiler-related material--especially for new chapters--must be placed behind a cut and explicitly marked as containing spoilers. This includes discussion, scans and fanwork of any kind.

If I see any posts that fail to do this they will be deleted instantly and without warning so as not to spoil other members of the comm.


I'm making this post because I have already had to delete one post today in relation to unmarked and uncut spoilers and I would like to make sure this is not repeated or made into a trend.

Thanks for your time!
[identity profile] dr-ghost.livejournal.com
GASP. A mod post?! My goodness. It has been a while, hasn't it I suppose we should get get down to business, right? orz ;;;

→ First of all, I offer my most heartfelt apologies with regards the lack of open modly presence on this comm. This absence is something that has needed to be addressed for sometime but simply kept being pushed to the back burner over and over until now. There is no excuse that I feel I could state publicly and feel comfortably explained or did justice to the reasons behind this public absence, however I can assure that I have not fully neglected this comm and had been active and continuing working as a "ninja mod" for some time. But since I am now the sole mod of the comm it is about time I stop acting as "ninja mod" and started acting as real mod. Oh god, the responsibility! I can't live at this speed! I NEED AN ADULT!!

Once again, apologies for the silence on my end.

→ Related to the above, if anyone has attempted to contact the DGM-mods via e-mail there has sadly been an issue of access to the old email account and thus the messages will not have been received by me. As such if anyone needs to contact me regarding anything to do with the comm please us the following email address:

dgrayman[dot]lj[dot]mods[AT]gmail[dot]com


Alternatively, I can be contacted via Livejournal Private Message.

So, now that's done let's get onto other things...

MEMBERS: It's (obviously) been a while since I've commented on our member count but... Wow. We are closing on 3,000 members at present and that really is quite stunning. Thank you all so much!

TAGS: The majority of people posting have been great in enforcing the tagging system to make sure posts and their content is easily accessible by members and passing visitors alike. I have been working to add/edit tags as and when needed and I am always so surprised by how few posts I have to go back and add tags to. I can not stress how very awesome you guys have been with regards this rule. Thank you all again and keep it up. andkjan;jksnakj ♥

SPAMMING So, here's where I wag my finger some. Please do not spam the comm.

This comm is certainly for fan interaction, sharing of fanwork, ideas, discussion, interesting finds, etc. However please be considerate and thoughtful when you post. For example, if you have several fics you want to share please do share them, but don't post one after another with a new post for each fic. Either share all of them at once in a single post, or else wait at least a day or two before posting the same thing.

This is not to say that you can't make two/more posts a day or whatever (e.g, if you share your own fanwork then stumble across some interesting DGM news that you want to share, or whatever), just give a little thought to your posting, okay?

If I see or am alerted to spamming please be aware that, while I will not go deleting posts left and right without discussion, users who are spamming do run the risk of their spam being removed for the comm. If after warnings have been given to users regarding their spam conduct then repeat insistences of spam after may lead to more serious results. But I am hopeful it won't come to that.

→ So finally, there will hopefully be several changes and revamps going on here and there soon. I will do my best to keep you all informed as and when I do this. Watch this space, as they say.

If there are any questions/concerns/suggestions/etc. please don't hesitate to bring them up :)

Thank you all once again for your patience, understanding and continued activity in this fandom.

- Ghost
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[identity profile] fagrskinna.livejournal.com
Pease remember that all images posted outside of an LJ-cut MUST be 300x400 or smaller, and don't forget to tag your posts correctly. Also, disabling your comments is kind of a no-no; if you screwed up your post I have no way to notify you of errors in your post. I'm not gonna hunt you down and send you messages over a post in a community.

The culprit of these issues seems to be mostly RPG ads. I am going to keep deleting these indiscriminately if you continue to break the rules, as they really don't contribute to the topic of this community anyway (but as someone who plays in games a lot, realizes the importance of pimping yourself out there). So, just. Please. Review them before posting ads in the future.

Thank you.
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[identity profile] fagrskinna.livejournal.com
Hey guys, guess what!



We have reached 1000 members!


And of course, we couldn't have done it without you guys!

[livejournal.com profile] dgrayman was created not too long ago (January 8, 2008), and already we have reached a great multitude of users! The community was created because of the lack of mod action in the other DGM community, and although I wasn't sure if it would work or if the fandom even wanted to see it... well, a lot of good as come of it, I think. :)

We've had a lot of great stuff going on here, such as tags, a list of resources, downloads to the manga, and lots of excellent discussion! This place has become a lot more than I had ever expected it to be. ♥

Thanks to everybody who has helped run this community, especially [livejournal.com profile] dr_ghost, my helper, and everybody else who has fixed the tags, gathered info, and such! And thanks to everybody who has decided to join and use this community, especially those of you who made a transition from the other one.
[identity profile] dr-ghost.livejournal.com
First of all, just a swift thank you so much to everyone for giving this place a chance. We're closing on 400 members in just under a month and I seriously don't think [livejournal.com profile] erewhile or I had any idea we would have such positive response to the idea of an actively maintained D.Gray-man community.

It's so encouraging to see and you guys really are pumping faith back into the fandom and for that we're very grateful ♥

So yeah, that's the exploit of the mod position done first time doing so? Oooooh~ ahhhhh~ Yeeeeah~ Well, apparently I'm the ninja mod that works from the shadows while [livejournal.com profile] erewhile is the true pimp of the opperation and thus gets the party invites and as a result the chicks. Story of my life, I'm sure. Oh well, beggars can't be choosers. and I should get onto the actual point of this post...

---

Chapter 147 is out via the ever wonderful MangaHelpers! Check this post for updates and all that jazz.

Contests~

Jan. 23rd, 2008 11:15 am
[identity profile] erewhile.livejournal.com
I was contemplating having a few contests for this community. Firstly, a banner contest is in order, for the main banner above the community! I'm gonna be organizing that soon, but had been busy/sick/etc. otherwise I would have done it sooner. XD

Also possible: fic and art ones, or at least, some kind of weekly/monthly kind of challenge? Just something to garner interest and have some more fun with the fandom... do you guys have any ideas or anything you'd like to see?

Resources

Jan. 10th, 2008 11:53 pm
[identity profile] erewhile.livejournal.com
*UNDER CONSTRUCTION*

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