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Welcome to Buffyverse Top 5! We’d like to say hello and offer some suggestions.

Some basic info about the community is here. If you have questions we’d like you to post them in this entry so that this space can become an FAQ for the community.

When you're ready to post

(1) For your convenience the following header should work for most post content.

Item Title or Description:
Creator’s Name:
Rating: Worksafe or Not Worksafe
Link: Feel free to alternatively embed the link in the title/description
Why I chose this: Optional. You might also describe the item in more detail here.

Please make sure your recs are labelled appropriately especially if you are linking directly to images that may not be worksafe!

(2) Your posts can be as long or short as you like. However if your post is longer than two paragraphs, using an lj-cut is mandatory. If you are reccing icons or other artwork it's fine to repost the work within your rec post but please also include a link to where that item is hosted by the creator. This makes it easier for people to comment to that person or follow their work. Lastly, do NOT hotlink the image. Artists get very cranky about this and we will too.

(3)Your Top 5 list should be posted in this community, not as a link to your journal.

(4) Yes, Top 5 means 5 items only per list.

If you have a lot of recs (yay!) consider splitting them up into subcategories (i.e., Top 5 Funniest Icons, Top 5 Angel/Wes Icons, Top 5 Group Icons etc.) This is also helpful for people who are looking for very specific things. On the other hand, if you’ve just got 5 items to rec, it’s perfectly ok to have a mix of stuff in your post.

Looking for ideas?

If you’re feeling a bit lost as to where to begin with your recs, here are some ideas:

(1) Look back at your own posts this year. Chances are you’ve already made recs at some point. It’s perfectly ok to recycle them here. If you haven't tagged your rec posts through the year you may be able to find them by scanning your Archive by subject.

(2) Look back at your own comments. If you didn’t know, you can scan your past comments by entering
This will only link to your last 50 comments, but if you’re new or usually in lurk mode and haven’t commented often, it can be useful to remember where you’ve been and what you said about something.

(3) Look at other community calendars We can only rec what we’ve actually seen and read, and chances are we came across a lot of that stuff through communities or newsletters on our flists.

(4) Check your memories LJ Memories that is. You may have added stuff this year, and probably for a good reason.

(5) Check the Wishlist Each year a Wishlist is posted for people to request gifts recs they'd like to see. See if you can bring some holiday cheer!

Maybe it's too late for you to do the above for the current session. But you can start saving stuff for next time by clicking things you like into Memories during the year. You can even use a Top 5 keyword as a reminder, or start your own bookmarks at places like

Got questions? Ask away!

Date: 2007-12-20 07:44 pm (UTC)
ext_7829: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Hi. When I tried to join, I received the message:
Please note that this community only allows posting by authorized users, so joining it will not allow you to post in it. Contact one of the maintainers if you desire posting access.

Is there something else I have to do to join? Do I just need to wait for a maintainer to contact me? Does posting here count as "contacting"? Thank you.

Date: 2007-12-31 04:41 pm (UTC)
ext_7829: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Hi. It's still not letting me post, even though it says I'm a member. Sorry to be such trouble!

Date: 2007-12-31 06:15 pm (UTC)
ext_7829: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Awesome! It's working now. I know I had clicked to join, not just watch before -- so, maybe it was just the wrong time.

Thanks so much for your help and understanding!

Date: 2008-01-04 02:32 pm (UTC)
goodbyebird: Batman returns: Catwoman seen through a glass window. (Default)
From: [personal profile] goodbyebird
I seem to be experiencing the same promblem, I can't post anything.

Date: 2008-01-04 03:51 pm (UTC)
goodbyebird: Batman returns: Catwoman seen through a glass window. (Drusilla doll)
From: [personal profile] goodbyebird
Thanks a bunch :)

Date: 2010-03-12 12:15 pm (UTC)
ext_21714: (Default)
From: [identity profile]

I have a question and couldn't find the proper address to ask it - might be related to the fact that I'm posting from my phone -, so I thought I just ask here. Sorry if it's the wrong place!

The question: Would it be okay if I adapt your concept for this comm for a similar one in the Stargate-verse? Proper credit and linkage and love is of course a given, I wouldn't ask if I didn't love and respect your comm.

It's okay if you say no. No worries.


Date: 2010-03-13 08:03 am (UTC)
ext_21714: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Awesome. Thank you! Will get back to you when we are done.

Date: 2010-03-19 05:56 pm (UTC)
ext_21714: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
We are up and toddling. If you still want to affiliate, we are game :D

Date: 2010-03-19 06:51 pm (UTC)
ext_21714: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, oops. We went with something really creative, [ profile] sgversetop5 ;)
It's a tribute to your comm and it's after all a scifi fandom so verse fits.

Date: 2010-10-01 09:01 pm (UTC)
endeni: (Default)
From: [personal profile] endeni
Hi. A question: how about spoilers? Angel the series for example aired a number of years ago, should I abide to some kind of spoiler policy while posting?

Date: 2010-10-01 10:54 pm (UTC)
endeni: (Timebomb)
From: [personal profile] endeni
Just wanted to make sure. That was quick, thanks. ;)

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