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28 June 2008 @ 05:54 pm
Mod post, fun times.  
Just to make it easier on people who are considering changing their claim/getting rid of their claim/are having a hard time picking a claim. Also some 'how you can help out' hints and tips

How do I change my claim? (I'm starting to feel like this post is one of those employee training videos from the 70s. Whoops.)

1) Comment here letting me know. Otherwise I'll reject your post and you won't be able to change your claim. It's something that I need to know so that I can update the claim lists.

2) Submit a new post to the community. Provided you have commented here and the new claim isn't one that's already taken, it'll be approved, added to the list, and your old claim will be deleted.

What if I want to get rid of my claim altogether?

Just comment here telling me you no longer want it, I'll go delete your old claim.

Some hints on picking a claim

I'm adding this because there has been more than one person who changed their claim because they didn't realize the claim they wanted to most was available. I don't think which claim people pick is a super important issues, this just makes it easier on me because I won't have to find so many posts and delete them (this is an issue because of my internet connection. Long story. Lets just say it goes out when it rains, and it rains 5 days a week here)

1) Think about all your favorite characters, actresses, actors. Make a list. Check to see which ones are available. Even if you think "Oh, but they're really popular, they're probably taken." check the lists anyways. You would be surprised.

Do you need any help with the community?

This has actually come up a few times. As the claims lists are posted under my account, I'm the only one that can edit them. That means that if I got someone to help approve posts, that would be pointless because they couldn't be added to the lists until I got online anyways. The only other admin stuff there is to do is answering questions (Which is something I'd have to do anyways) and tagging posts.

Therefor, if you are looking to help out, the only thing that anyone other than myself can do is tag posts. Members can tag posts, so this means I do not need another person added as maintainer. On top of that, most of the posts are tagged already.

If you have any questions pertaining to the topics in this post, feel free to ask them here. If you have any questions related to other topics pertaining to the community, please ask them here. (I request this because if we keep the off-topic questions to one post, then I won't have to repeat myself.)
strike up the bandrares on June 29th, 2008 06:58 am (UTC)
what do i do if i'm moving journals but i want to keep my claim and have the lists up-to-date with my new journal and everything? do i delete my post and make a new one on the new username, or keep it, or what?
call it what it is you call it what you want to: Rpattzspring90 on June 30th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
You could either edit the post with your claim saying that you moved journals and put in your new username, or you could make a new claim post.. whichever one you would prefer (I still need to know which one so I can update the lists, though)
(no subject) - rares on June 30th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
{ Mrs. Perry ;; tasting.katy's.cherry.chapstick }risslesz on July 9th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
Just posting to request a claim change from Chad Michael Murray to Katy Perry. She wasn't claimed yet so I hope it's okay to make my new post? Thanks! :)
ashighasthesky on July 12th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
N-nevermind about what I posted before. And... commented. Er.
call it what it is you call it what you want to: Tim Fletcher - Crazyspring90 on July 12th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
So you wanted me to reject the new claim?

(also, don't worry about being a bother :P)
(no subject) - ashighasthesky on July 12th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - spring90 on July 13th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ashighasthesky on July 13th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
crippled on July 16th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
I'd like to change my claim from Nathan Petrelli to Barbara Gordon, if it's okay for me to make a new post? Thank you!
you were a paperback girl back before it was cool: Bookwormsacred_lullaby on July 19th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
I'd like to change my claim from Spinner Mason to Kyle Valenti (fictional character/Roswell). Thanks.
call it what it is you call it what you want to: Daniel Faradayspring90 on July 20th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
You need to submit a new post to the community
brittany.: R Pattz has a huge mouth.baphnexx on July 19th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
I would really like to change my claim from Esme Cullen to Nymphadora Tonks. =)
btsoaf on July 20th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
Hey, I was wondering if I could change my claim from Max Bemis to Parker Case. ty
Alanna: Autumn evie_masters greenpeachlips on July 21st, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
Hi I would really like to change my claim from Elisabeth Harnois to Autumn Reeser. :)
ashighasthesky on July 22nd, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
I've thought it over for some time, and would like to change my post from Lenalee Lee of D.Gray-man to said person of the same fandom, Allen Walker. Sorry for the earlier trouble, and thank you in advance!
ex_victims404 on July 23rd, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
Regarding the new rule of fictional characters to be claimed over at iam_the I'd like to drop my claim on Ruby from Supernatural and instead claim Victoria Asher (or Vicky T) from Cobra Starship.
call it what it is you call it what you want to: Tim Fletcher - Smokespring90 on July 23rd, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
If you're changing it cause it's taken over there, I'm letting people who had previous claims over here keep them (unless you wanted to change it anyways? let me know)
(no subject) - ex_victims404 on July 23rd, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
karenlittleviolets on July 28th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
I just switched journals I was myfairytalexoxo and I wanted to keep my claim and just change it to this journal, but now I'm kinda confused because of iam_the. My character has already been claimed over there and I don't want to lose it, but I don't know what to do about my username change.

I hope that made some sense... I'm a little confused because I've been gone for a week and missed it all.
call it what it is you call it what you want to: Matthew Good - Haiiirspring90 on July 28th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
You can just edit your original post on your other account and say you switched journals
(no subject) - littleviolets on July 28th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ex_victims404 on August 4th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
I would like to drop my claim on Victoria "Vicky-T" Asher (Musician/Cobra Starship).
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♛: Patrick darkcouleurs on August 5th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
I would love to change my claim from Zack Merrick (Musician) to Patrick Wolf (Musician) please :)

Edited at 2008-08-05 01:04 am (UTC)
btsoaf on August 7th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
Hey, I know I already changed once, but for the longest time I thought the one I really wanted was already taken. I checked the list again and it's not.
Can I change to Anthony Green? I'd really appreciate it. (and I swear this will be the lat time I change it.)