Look, you've even got a gift!
Yeah, mods can pimp too. On occasion. Never said it was pretty.
My deepest thanks to all of those who put in their two cents about my earlier dilemma. It's given me a lot to think about and I'm very grateful for the responses.
For now? Keep to the status quo. No request posts and same as before - no scanlations. I'm not going to try and sound self-righteous to justify keeping scans out of the comm. Raws are wrong too, but sharing them on this community has become the norm and I loathe the idea of changing that. So no justifying one's actions, but no allowing scanlations or banning raws either. Things stay as they have for now. Come what may.
I still recommend buying Viz books. If you insist getting free scanlations I'm can't stop you from using google, but soul_society is not here to fulfill that need. There's enough of a risk being taken as it is. My apologies.
In any case... if all of you, as members, wish to lock media posts behind friends-only, that's perfectly fine. Don't consider it full protection since we already have 3000+ members (that boggles the mind), but there certainly is no harm in it.
I'm not ready to make that an official media-lock rule because that means making a lot of personal requests for people to lock particular media posts. Remember - mods don't have the ability to lock posts, only to delete posts or edit their tags. Right now, the extra work is not appealing. Once again, my apologies.
By the way, I still haven't gotten my mind wrapped around this whole "tags" thing yet. cyrnelle is awfully nice by explaining so much to me, but my brain just isn't getting it.
Oh, where was I... TAGS
The tags for s_s are as follows:
anime - obviously anything that deals with the anime.
info - detailed compiled notes concerning Bleach information. Examples of this is halcyonjazz's Name List and dosetsu's Zanpaku Sword Megapost. Facts from the manga or from research done, not theories meant to develop into long discussions.
manga - obviously anything that deals with the manga.
media - anime eps, manga raws, songs, toy products, etc. Still no scanlations allowed.
mod - you don't have to worry about that one if you're not a mod. One less tag to remember, yeah.
news - any links and news about Bleach in any shape or form. Pimping new communities/websites/ebay sales/contests/etc also go in this category since all of those are, well, new.
spoil - spoilers. Which is, I guess, is almost everything, but yeah.
talk - discussion threads. As in, questions and/or theories set out to create a valid discussion among community members.
trans - translations of songs, manga chapters, news articles and what have you.
That is all the tags I've made so far. If some of the tags don't work properly yet, then that means I'm still figuring it out. But hey, it's a start, yeah?
Am I missing anything? Please let me know. I have a gmail address you can contact me at (rotwood at gmail), since the colorwalk address hasn't been working properly lately.
Did I forget to pimp the Birthday Event? Can't forget that. No sir-ee. sorry. shutting up now.
Oh, and ♥ you guys. All of you. Just 'cause I do.