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  • nemova

So You Want to Be a Mod?

This is the moderator application for g_g_stillness. Being a moderator at this community takes patience, time, and a bit of skill. It depends on the quality and quantity of the applications, but for starters, we're looking for two new moderators for the community.

If you're up for the challenge (no pun intended), then keep reading!

Gilmore Girls Stillness Challenge:
In this challenge, members are given episode screencaps to work with. Only those screencaps may be used.

Duties that a moderator might have:

- Posting challenge reminders on Wednesdays or Thursdays
- Putting up the entries for voting on Friday nights
- Tallying the votes and posting winners on Sunday nights
- Searching for episode screencaps for the challenges.
- Posting new challenges on Sunday.




LJ Username (the one you will be using to post):

Why would you like to be a mod at lj comm="g_g_stillness">?:

Do you participate in the Challenge? If you do, for roughly how long have you been doing so?:

Have you had previous moderating positions at other LJ communities? If so, where?:

What are you involved with on a daily basis? (Do you attend school? (Middle/High/College/etc.) Have children? Have a full-time job? (Specifics are not necessary)):

Do you know how to code basic HTML and make LJ-cuts?:


SUPPLEMENT (You must complete this part. In terms of "response," we mean how you would respond in a comment or what actions/steps would you take in the given situation.)

What would be your response to the follow situations:

1) Someone submits an icon that is clearly breaking the rules.

2) Someone points out that you made a mistake in coding.

3) Something unexpected comes along and you just can't get the voting/results/challenge up.

4) Another moderator says that they'll put up the winners Sunday night, but come 11:00 you notice that they haven't.


Please answer all of the following questions in your application as well.


Unless otherwise specified, do you understand that if you do not perform your expected duties, nemova has the right to remove your moderator status?:


If you don't get chosen this time, would you like us to keep your application so that we can contact you if any openings arise in the future?:

Anything else you would like to share with us? :)


We know that this is a pretty intense application, but this is a pretty intense job, even if it may not appear so. We hope you take your moderator status seriously should you be chosen. As much as we would love to reward you materialistically, we cannot, but what we can offer you is a great group of friends and a fantastic support system. Know that if during your time as a moderator, you have any concerns or questions, we will be happy to help you in any way that we can.

Submit the application to this post by copying/pasting. All applications will be screened. Decisions will be made in the coming week . We're cheering for all of you!

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  • nemova

Mod Post Re: Changes

Okay, this is the official mod post regarding the changes in GG Stillness.

These are the topics I'm going to address in this post:

- Poll results
- Mod openings
- New Challenge
- Participation
- Participation awards


In a poll posted in May I asked the members whether GG Stillness should go on or not. We had 32 'yes' votes and zero 'no' votes. Then I asked the members if - in case they voted 'yes' in the previous question - GG Stillness should stay as it is or if it should change. There was a tie. I always felt that once GG was over the community would need a revamp in order to keep the participation in a satisfactory level. So, it means the changes are going to happen, and GG Stillness still lives. :)


As you all might have noticed, the community has been going through a series of temporary hiatuses for more than a couple of months. I've been extremely busy, just started two new jobs and school has been taking a lot of my time. It's almost impossible to keep a community like GG Stillness going with only two mods, so it's absolutely necessary that we have new people in the mod team. I'll be posting the mod application in a few moments. Anyone can apply to the mod position. I expect to announce the new mods by the end of this month.


So, what are the changes in GG Stillness? After putting a lot of thought into it, I've come to the following idea. We should turn GG Stillness into a theme-oriented icon challenge. Some more thought and I've concluded that the theme should be the series episodes. What does it mean? It means that every week we'll have a challenge based on a specific GG episode. My idea is that we follow the chronological order of the show, starting with the pilot episode, then episode 1.02 and so on, until we reach the last episode of the last season. This will give us 154 challenges to work on. We have challenges enough for the next four years!  :) 


For the past months there has been a considerable decrease in participation in GG Stillness. There were fewer people submitting icons and and even fewer people voting. There's no point in going on unless we get as many icons and votes as we can considering there are almost 400 members in this community. From now on, if a challenge fails to achieve the minimum quota of 12 participants (not icons), there will be no voting and a new challenge will be posted.


To stimulate and warrant participation in GG Stillness, we'll be giving Participation Awards at the end of every month. To be eligible for the prize (a customized banner) you must have participated in all four challenges of that month. Winners of the challenges are also eligible.


I hope you all like the new direction GG Stillness is going to take. These resolutions were thought very carefully and are meant to please all the members as well as to guarantee that GG Stillness will keep on going. If you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to comment in this entry.

GG - the real Gilmore family
  • nemova


Finally! :D Sorry for the delay. Here are the winners:

First Place -
  by julie_dicaprio

Second Place -
Image Hosted by  by ashleighpersilv

Third Place -
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket  by nemova  (thanks for the votes!)

Honorable Mentions -
  by  redfish_designs

  by  teenageprayer

  by  redfish_designs

  by  julie_dicaprio

Congratulations to all winners. You can pick your banners HERE or wait for the beautiful customized banners made by keb91

I'll be making an announcement regarding the future of this community on Saturday or Sunday. I promise it's all good news. Stay tuned. ;)

GG - the real Gilmore family finale
  • nemova


I'm so sorry for taking so long to post the voting, guys. Guess I'm still mourning the end of our beloved Gilmore Girls. Anyway, we have 20 beautiful entries this week. Vote for your top five favourites (that's right - FIVE :D ). Do not vote for your own icon. No blanks this week. 

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Stay tuned for an annoucement to be made later this week regarding changes in the community. ;)
Lorelai & Rory - those adorable Gilmore
  • nemova

Challenge 134

Special pre-Series Finale Challenge.


- You may submit up to TWO icons.
- Two icons per entry, one icon per blank.
- Icons can't be animated.
- You can choose only one promotional cap.
- Entries are due May 13th.

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And don't forget to cast your vote on this week's poll.

GG - the real Gilmore family
  • nemova

Voting and a Poll

We have eleven beautiful entries this week. Vote for your top three favourites and a base for the next challenge. Do not vote for your own icon.

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Now on to the poll.

Do you think this community should continue after Gilmore Girls ends?


If you answered 'yes' to the first question, do you think the community should remain as it is or should it be revamped?

It should stay as it is
It should be revamped