||[Jul. 3rd, 2007|01:32 pm]
Where Girls Make the Rules
Hi, all -
I should have thought of this sooner, but I didn't, so here it is:
Authors, when you send a fic to be beta'd or vetted, please include your full header, complete with warnings. We all have our hot-button issues, and I'd rather be safe than sorry in having something be trigger-y to any of our members, betas, vetters, etc.
God knows I have my own automatic stoppers in fic, and I know how it feels to read something without a warning and run into one of them (I still have icky feelings about one, and it was a year ago). I never even thought to tell authors to give their beta/vetter the same sort of heads-up.
I know that we'll forget from time to time, so I'm also asking betas/vetters to feel free to contact an author if you get a fic without warnings and ask for that information.
Really, duh!, porn. There are definitley porn themes that cross some personal lines, and I don't want anyone to get blindsided. I really should have thought of it sooner.
Thanks, guys - we have to look out for each other, yeah?