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Hello all,

Due to the fact that the activity on the community has dwindled down a lot, and quite frankly because I've lost most of my interest in the show, I will not be doing episode discussion posts this season. If anyone wants to take it it over for the season they're more than welcome to, otherwise I'll just leave it open for anyone to make their own when they want to talk about it. If you do make an episode discussion post, please use the tag discussion: new!episode, and remember: no spoilers above an LJ-cut.

This doesn't mean that this place is shutting down, everything else is business as usual (so not very busy).  :)
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There's no new episode tonight, so it's the perfect time for a start of the season friending meme!




Handy little form for you to reply to:



The point of a friending meme is to make new friends and interact with different people, so don't be shy about replying to anyone else. Also, feel free to pimp this meme, the more the merrier!

Pimping banners: 

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ETA: not tracking comments for this, but if there are any issues pm me. 
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The schedule for Round Table Mondays is clear again, so I'm looking for more sign ups. The requirement is the same: minmum 100 words, and it doesn't matter if you want to talk about the team dynamics pre and post Rossi, the merits of Reid's scarves or real life FBI cases anything goes as long as it's somehow related to Criminal Minds. 

The sign-up post I keep update is OVER HERE
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Hi guys,

It's Round Table Mondays sign up time again! The schedule post that I keep updated is OVER HERE, so just give me a date when you want to post and I'll update the schedule. You can sign up for any Monday for the foreseeable future. 

No one's signed up for tomorrow - so if anyone is up for that let me know ASAP. 
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Hi guys,

It's that time again! Time to sign up for Round Table Mondays.There have been some really interesting topics discussed and I, for one, loved reading everyone's opinions. A bit of meta is not really that hard to do, the minimum requirement is 100 words. It's approximately the length of this entry, actually.

You can sign up for any Monday for the foreseeable future, but I'm looking for anyone willing to do a write-up for this Monday (January 30th). 

The schedule post that I keep updated is OVER HERE, so just give me a date when you want to post and I'll update the schedule.

Also, if anyone has any idea on ow to improve our Monday discussion posts, I'm all ears. Some people have suggested making a "topic suggestion" post, but I want to encourage people to write their own ideas. Any thoughts?
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Hi guys,

Now that you've all seen how it's done I'm looking for more people who want to have their say in Round Table Mondays. I want to thank [livejournal.com profile] bluerosefairy, [livejournal.com profile] ficdirectory  and [livejournal.com profile] bowlerhat_girl for their awesome contributions. They did a tremedous job with their discussion posts.  A bit of meta is not really that hard to do, and while the ones we've had have been exceptionally long, the minimum requirement is 100 words. It's approximately the length of this entry, actually.

You can sign up for any Monday for the foreseeable future, but I'm looking for anyone willing to do a write-up for this Monday (December 5th). You can also sign up for December 26th, but I figured most people will be busy with other stuff then.

Schedule:
Dec. 5th - [livejournal.com profile] bowlerhat_girl
Dec. 12th - [livejournal.com profile] bluerosefairy
Dec. 19th - [livejournal.com profile] dragonladyk
Jan. 2nd - [livejournal.com profile] nannerz2cool
Jan. 9th - [livejournal.com profile] ficdirectory
Jan. 16th - [livejournal.com profile] bowlerhat_girl - Continuity in Criminal Minds

Jan. 23rd - [livejournal.com profile] citjara 
Jan. 30th - [livejournal.com profile] rainbow_goddess 
Feb 6th - [livejournal.com profile] nwjarvis 
Feb 13th - [livejournal.com profile] ficdirectory
Feb 20th - [livejournal.com profile] nannerz2cool
Feb. 27th - [livejournal.com profile] gen_is_gone
March  5th - [livejournal.com profile] nannerz2cool

March  12th - [livejournal.com profile] bowlerhat_girl
March  19th - [livejournal.com profile] chreesko

March  26th - [livejournal.com profile] gen_is_gone
April 2nd - [livejournal.com profile] tearbos
April 9th -
April 16th -
April 23th -
April 30th -

Pinch hitters:
[livejournal.com profile] chreesko and [livejournal.com profile] gen_is_gone

If you've signed up but can no longer make the date please let me know as soon as possible, so I can reschedule things. I'm also looking to sign up pinch-hitters: people who can come up with a short meta if someone else drops out last minute. 
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Hello all,

I'm sorry I haven't been around much for the past few weeks, but RL does tend to interfere with fandom. Anyway, way back when we had the Friending Meme I also asked for what people would also like to see in this comm more and the majority answer was "more discussion". I've talked it over with my co-mods and they agree that this is a great idea.

As such I'll be instituting Round Table Mondays (eh, I'm open to name suggestions as well) which will consist of someone making a discussion post for a topic of their choice. In order to help the discussion along, I'm looking for volunteers to write a bit of meta (not long - say 100 words or so? - not set in stone) on whatever topic they would like discuss.It's easier to start of a discussion if there's already some information and place from which to start.  So if you'd like to be a topic starter just let me know in a comment here with a date (and maybe a topic). I'm taking sign-ups for every Monday  for the foreseeable future. The topics have to be in some way related to Criminal Minds, but tehy don't necessarily have to involve the characters/events in the show - if you'd like to talk about real serial killers, or the real BAU or death and morality and assisted dying - by all means don't let me stop you.  Of course if you have any suggestions for the improvement of this format, I'm willing to listen to those as well. 

I'm also instituting Friday Rec Day, which will consisted of a post made by me every Friday in which people can rec any piece of fanart (fics, drawings, vids, etc.) they've stumbled upon this week (or well at any time) and think is awesome. People will also be able to make requests for certain kind of rec if they wish to do so. 

November is also NaNoWriMo, so here's a little cheering for those of you who're taking part in it - I hope it's going well!

As usual I'm interesting in what everyone has to say about all this and suggestions are more than welcome. 

Sign up list for Round Table Monday... )
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Hello everyone! It's just ten days until the new season starts (yay!) and this place has been a little quiet. I've also oticed a lot of newbies that are a little shy about introducing theselves, so I though this was the perfect time for a friending meme!




So, copy/paste this handy little form in a reply to this entry:




The point of a friending meme is to make new friends and interact with people, so don't be shy about replying to other people. Also, feel free to pimp this meme, the more the merrier!

Pimping banners: 

300x190


600x375


ETA: Because my Inbox can't take it I'm not actually tracking this post. If there are any issues or questions, feel free to pm me.

[identity profile] esprit-de-glace.livejournal.com
In light of yesterday's post, it's come to our attention that there's a lot of confusion over the definition of a spoiler; our apologies for not clarifying this sooner.

For the purposes of this community, "spoilers" apply to the current season: if you as an individual care to cut spoilers for earlier seasons, you are welcome, but not required, to; uncut spoilers for this season will not be tolerated. We're aware that people have differing opinions, but we're an international community and not simply an American one, and we'd ask you to be considerate of that fact.

As an addendum to the post linked above, warning for a spoiler and then revealing it in the next sentence rather renders the warning null. Please keep an eye to your summaries and other notes.

Unfortunately, this community receives a good amount of traffic, and the mods can't catch every spoiler that slips through. You're welcome to email us if you think we've missed one, but if you leave a comment for the author instead, please be courteous--it's our first rule, and at least where spoilers are concerned, they're often honest mistakes. We'll make every effort to find them, but yelling at people is hardly productive.

If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know; thank you for your cooperation.
[identity profile] esprit-de-glace.livejournal.com
There seems to be a recurring problem with revealing spoilers of late, particularly since "Lauren" aired. We understand that people want to respond, but we need to remind you that some people still haven't seen this or other episodes, and our rules require you to both warn for spoilers and put them behind cuts.

This includes entry titles, fic summaries, vid descriptions, and anything else that may otherwise describe the content of an episode--e.g., the fic summary "Gideon's recovery from PTSD" would have counted as a spoiler for the series premiere. Please remember to place these behind cuts; if you don't know how, see the LJ FAQ.

Starting tomorrow, the mods will be requesting edits to posts with open spoilers that haven't already been fixed. You'll have twenty-four hours from the time of the request before we start deleting these posts. Once a post has been deleted, you are welcome to repost if the spoilers have been properly cut.


ETA: Qualifiers and definitions of spoilers have been posted here.
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 As some of you may know, the spin-off will be airing its first episode Wednesday, Feb 16th. I know views about the show are on both sides of the fence around here, but I was wondering if you guys would like an episode discussion thread for the spin-off as well. This community is dedicated to Criminal Minds so I don't think it'll be a regular thing, but there's Garcia and some of you still wanted to give it a chance.[Poll #1679561]
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 As you all know, our comm requires people to ask for permission before advertising any comms/journals/sites here in an attempt to keep down spam (and you don't know, please go read the rules again!). Now, with the explosion in numbers of landcomms and their traditional "pimp it!" challenges we've been getting more and more requests for land comm advertising. We can not approve all of these posts individually, the comm would most likely be a mess.

As a solution for all this, i'm making this the official "pimp your land comm" post. You can advertise whatever landcomm you are a part of in the comments to this entry without having to ask permission. Any and all landcomms are welcome, whether they are related to Criminal Minds or not. However, not all landcomm mods may accept a comment as a valid entry in any pimping challenges, so ask them first if you want to be sure you're getting the points. 

A link to this post will be added to the sidebar for easy access. 
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 Looks like I have remind everyone to go and read the rules again. Especially rule #1 which states:


1. Be courteous to one another. Keep unrelated comments (aka comments that have nothing to do with the original post) to PMs if they are polite. If impolite, keep them to yourself. No flame wars. We will ban users from this community if they can't handle themselves with a bit of decorum.

Breaking the rules, especially rule #1, makes your moderator a sad puppy but not hesitant with the banhammer. You've been warned, you know who you are. Snark on the characters, not on the people (actors, writers, fellow comm members). 

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I just wanted to remind everyone that Wednesday we're having [Poll #1647865]
That's about it for now, i think. I'll be happy to answer any questions in the comments.

Hello!

Sep. 15th, 2010 07:18 pm
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Hello all!

It's been a while! I know the new season is right around the corner so i thought we'd things going again.

First, i'd like to say welcome to all of new members! There have been quite a few people who seems to have caught up with Criminal Minds over the summer! Don't be scared to join in and post stuff, we're friendly!

Weekly episode discussions will continue, as usual, but i'd also like to do other fun stuff like BAU Postsecret. Should i be a weekly thing, or just when new episodes aren't airing? How would guys feel about having a comment-a-thon? Something like this, but Criminal Minds related.

Any and all suggestions and comments are welcome!
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While the latests news about our show is disheartening to say the least, please remember this community has rules and i'd like for everyone to take a moment and read them again.

The three most important things:

#1 Wank of any kind will not be tolerated. Please report any offensive (or otherwise rule breaking) comments to the moderators trough the email adress criminal.x.minds@gmail.com or trough a pm.
#2 While i'm allowing links to the petitions, twitter and articles on this subject, remmber that advertising your own community or blog (and begging for replies there) will be considered spam unless previously approved.
#3 I've added the tag wtfcbs? to all of the posts pertaining to this subject. Please tag all future posts appropriately (character/actor tags are also appropriate).
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A while ago we've compiled a short Beta Readers list. Since more and more people seem to be asking for beta readers here i was wondering if there are any new beta readers willing to offer their help.

The original post is HERE. Just add your own comment there with the template provided of you do want to help. If anyone is interested in removing their names from the list let me know in a reply to this entry and i'll delete it from the original.
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Hey guys,

Time for another PSA from your friendly neighborhood mods with a few reminders.

We've once again amended the rules a bit. Namely rule #4 that now states:


4. Large pictures (anything larger than 300px in height and length), more than three icons, fanfic, and any other "large" posts should go behind a LJ-cut. And please do not format your posts with large fonts and bright colors.

This is just a small issue, and we've included it because it improves readability (and saves flists). The moderators cannot edit your posts, so if a moderator asks that you edit your post (for any reason) please do so as soon as possible. If you have not done so within five hours of the request, your post will be deleted. Reposts that do not break the rules are allowed.

Also, we have decided that Real Person Fanfiction (RPF) will not be allowed in this community. This also means we won't allow any advertisements from communities/sites with such content (to the best of our knowledge) and we will not accept any such affiliates. We apologize for any inconvenience but we are not willing to risk legal repercussion due to libel or defamation of character should someone directly affiliated with CBS or Criminal Minds stumble across us. The show makes every effort to pay attention to its fans, and we don't want to risk a negative outcome because of it.

We also want to remind everyone that the best way to contact the mods with any questions and/or issues is through the email address criminal.x.minds@gmail.com. If you want to advertise your community, please ask here, and if you want to affiliate with us, make a  comment here.

And finally, [livejournal.com profile] criminalxminds  is not in any way affiliated with any contests advertised here. We cannot vouch for the people who are holding these contests, or for the quality of the prizes, and we do not want to get involved in any disputes. And, as our show keeps reminding us, be careful with how you disclose your private information online.

The Mods
[identity profile] dysfunkshunell1.livejournal.com
There are some changes to criminalxminds in the form of a new layout, revised community rules, and a brand spanking new community email address. Take a look at the pretty, People! ^_^

As great as the 100th episode was, and the celebratory layout that came with it, the new layout is not only pretty spiffy but should work on all browsers. Credit goes to [livejournal.com profile] glimmeringlight for the snazzy team banner and the sidebar contains some handy features. Note the Posting Etiquette which contains a link to the community profile. Further down are links to our advertisement request and affiliate request entries as well as the entry where all members can advertise their contributions to [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti.

We would greatly appreciate if everyone could take a moment to take a look at the community profile. The rules have been revised and are not many, but contain important information. So please take a look and avoid the possible deletion of your entries. Listed there and in the sidebar is our new community email address criminal.x.minds@gmail.com for all your criminalxminds questions, concerns and suggestions. Last but not least, we have installed a CM moodtheme created by the talented [livejournal.com profile] catthebat for your posting pleasure.

Feel free to comment below with any questions and/or concerns on any of the above. Praises are also (very) welcome!
[identity profile] dysfunkshunell1.livejournal.com
As you all should be aware of, the country of Haiti was recently devastated with a catastrophic earthquake. Many are contributing fandom work to the community [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti, with the items offered going to the highest bidder. All proceeds are donated directly to established relief efforts for Haiti.

[livejournal.com profile] darkhawkhealer was the first (and only member) to ask permission to advertise her offerings (rule #7 in the community profile). We are glad to link you to those contributions and ask that all members, who are also wishing to advertise, do so as a comment here. A link to this post is being added to the community sidebar for quick reference.

Please only use the 'post a new comment' link and refrain from replying to others ('Reply to this' --Comments that are replied to can not be edited, only deleted). More importantly, please also leave all discussion out of this entry. Any questions to the contributor should be made via PM or possibly a comment under their entry at [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti so only advertisements can be readily seen here.

Thank you for your attention to this matter and the generosity of all contributors and subsequent bidders.

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