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Step 1: Bella
Sarmageddon visits Legacies. She absolutely adores a story she's
seen on the net called "The Times That Try Our Souls." Bella
finds her way to the
submissions page, and decides to nominate the
story for archival.
Step 3: After we receive the submission, we will code the story, upload it, and notify the author that it's available for their review.
Step 4: Upon receiving final approval from the author, the story will be added to the appropriate indices and made available for public viewing.
Absolutely, and we hope many of you will!
Those troublesome ratings. You might be wondering why we don't
just use the ones everybody recognizes - G, PG, PG13, etc. It's
because the MPAA has let it be known that they own that ratings system,
and they don't appreciate us borrowing it for our own use.
Rather than fight them, an enterprising fan (thanks Radiorox) came up
with a new system that we like and have implemented here.
Therein lies the beauty of this project. If it works as designed, our standards will be irrelevant. The readers decide what makes a good story.
Can I nominate stories I wrote myself?
Who's in charge around here, anyway?
The initial idea for this site was Pixie's and she handled the basic site set up. The Captain and Musicgirl deserve kudos for their help with site design (and for their boundless patience in listening to Pixie's endless requests to 'look at this' or 'try that.'). Lska has been an awesome sounding board, and pointed out some possible pitfalls that we might've overlooked without her help. Samartyne did a great job on the nominations letter, and Harmnmacfan asked the questions everybody wanted to know but didn't dare ask. Soleil helped us wrap it all up with a neat and tidy bow by bravely allowing us to use one of her lovely stories as a test subject. Many others have had a hand in this, if only in their offers of support and encouragement.
Legacies has, as all things do, changed over time, and what was initially an extensive project aided by the ready hands of many fans is now the work of far fewer people. This, combined with the fact that fandom of 2010 and beyond is much smaller than fandom prior to the end of the series, is why the submission process has been greatly streamlined and simplified. Hopefully this will not have an unduly negative impact on the quality of the stories you read here. That said, fans' tastes are as widely varied as the fans themselves, and while you will almost certainly find stories here that are not to your liking, every one of them has a special place in at least one fan's heart.
Why didn't you use any JAG screen caps or the JAG logo?
As of this writing, Fanfiction still falls in a bit of a legal gray area. Fortunately, Bellisarius Productions, CBS Television, and Paramount Entertainment have so far allowed allow us to express our creativity without harassment or legal threats. It would be a more blatant infringement of their rights to use either JAG screen caps or the JAG logo. In an effort to avoid unwanted legal attention, we made a conscious decision not to use any of that information. In addition, if the site owner ever receives a complaint from the powers that be, Legacies will have to come down.
I nominated a story a long time ago, but I still haven't seen it on the site. What's taking so long?
There are a lot of factors that determine when a story shows up on the nominees page. We anticipate nominations coming in faster than the stories can go through the voting process, especially at first. That means each story will have to wait its turn to get posted. Also, we won't post any story until we've received the author's approval. We all have busy lives, and sometimes this process may take a while. If, by some chance, an author does not want their story archived at Legacies, we will let you know at the email address you sent us in your nomination.
I should assume I'll see all of Pixie's stories here, right? I mean, isn't this her site?
Technically it's her site in that she's paying the server fees, and she did build it. But no. You won't automatically see her stories here. Why? Because she has to go through the same nomination process everybody else does. In fact, she's taken it one step further and asked that nobody from the Legacies staff nominate each other's work. This helps insure that if her work (or any other volunteer staff member's work) does get nominated, there's no appearance of preferential treatment.
Is there a limit on the number of stories I can nominate?
No. You can nominate as many stories as you like, but we do ask that you only nominate each story once.
I sent you my story quite a while ago, but I've not heard anything, nor has it shown up on the nominees page. What's the holdup?
In a word, backlog. Coding is time intensive, and this is a volunteer project.
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