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6th-Jan-2013 01:23 pm - Mod Post: Good Night and Good Luck
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A few years ago some assholes on the internet done did some plagiarism. It was an uncool moment for everyone involved because the rose-colored glasses were unceremoniously yanked off--people were vile, disrespectful of feelings and intellectual property, and authors and readers alike suffered. Stories were pulled, and there were some who wondered if they'd ever even feel again the joy of writing.

But the authors discovered they weren't ready to call it quits. They put their heads together and created a community in which they could continue to pursue their artistic endeavors and their stories could still be enjoyed without fear of theft or infringement. There would be safeguards, and maybe the audience wouldn't be as wide as it had been elsewhere, but it was worth a shot.

Plagiarism Haven became everything its title implied. Old stories were refreshed, beloved worlds revisited, and new adventures could be enjoyed by all. As the readership grew, so did the number of authors posting, and authors and members alike were given the chance to try new genres and broaden their horizons without having to worry about who was stealing what. It wasn't always puppies and sunshine but the community grew closer as a result, and for three and a half years it served its designed purpose.

And then, the "But."

As enriching and edifying as Plagiarism Haven has been, the last year or so has seen a lot of changes for us authors. Many of us no longer have the same time or energy to continue writing the way we once did. Some of us are no longer interested in writing the kinds of stories that PH was such a haven to, and a few want to preserve their work for publishing. The amount of work and upkeep that goes into the community--ignoring the time and effort we put into research and writing for our stories--has become very difficult and time consuming as the number of members has grown. And for all the safety precautions we've taken, we've still been finding instances of plagiarism. The shift has been quiet, but it's a change long in coming.

After this post, Plagiarism Haven will be shutting its doors. The community will no longer be accessible for viewing, and the Formspring and Facebook pages will be deleted. But we are not disappearing. In its place we've created a new PH at which we will continue our book posts and other discussions, as well as update those who are interested in what writing progress we make. The new community is our Posthaven, and it will be open and public in the way that Plagiarism Haven was not. There are no membership requirements to be met--no personal information needed, no participation quotas, and no intricate excel docs to keep track of everyone's involvement. The community will remain within LiveJournal so there will be no need to form a new account somewhere else.

Our goals are changing, but our love for you guys is not. We appreciate the family we've created here and we want to keep in touch. We'll use Posthaven as a blog that all of the authors will update with book and writing discussions, recommendations, and progress reports. Those of us that want to continue writing will do so at separate blogs, and will provide links to those updates through Posthaven. Any agent or publishing developments will be shared immediately and with very silly gifs.

The saying goes, "When one door closes, another one opens." This is our open door, and we hope it leads to many more. The fact that Plagiarism Haven is ending is of course sad to everybody involved, and we understand the disappointment that follows. But every minute spent here has been invaluable, and for all of the time and attention that you all have given us and our stories we can only say thank you. Thank you thank you thank you times infinity.

We all have some personal thanks to give and want to make our writing plans and contact information available. Even if you can't comment here, we encourage you to stay in touch, and definitely visit us at Posthaven. :)

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2nd-Oct-2012 11:58 pm - Mod Post: Deletion, Etc.
With October comes another round of deletions. We haven't been adding as actively as we'd like to, what with summer ending and real life intruding on us again, but rest assured that new members are still being added and that we will get around to answering all emails!

Check the members list to find out if you were added. You may also have received an email from LiveJournal. Sometimes we email you if your email address was not validated or we are unable to add you for some reason, so do check your inbox for anything from us before contacting us.

Pertinent points:

01. Please notify us of any vacations/hiatuses/absences from PH with our Hiatus Notification Form. If you like, you can email us at plagiarismhaven @ gmail.com.

If you've specified a certain date or time period you'll be back by and do not review within the current round, you'll be deleted. So do be careful with telling us when your hiatus will end! We also stress the importance of using the form to avoid such situations/being deleted.

If you will be gone for an extended period of time or have to ask for repeated hiatuses, please inform us and we will delete you till you are able to return as a regular member.

02. Any comments left before August 1 DO NOT count.

03. Reading is NOT reviewing. Participation is only counted when you comment while logged into your LJ account.

04. You may have been wrongly deleted. Don't fret. Email us about it, and we'll get around to fixing it. Sometimes we make mistakes!

05. New deletion date is January 15, 2013. This is subject to change. Should we decide to shift it, we'll inform you guys in a mod post.

06. New header and colour scheme courtesy of preludity!
1st-Aug-2012 08:41 pm - Mod Post: Deletion
It's that time of month again!

We've deleted some people, and we've added some. We expect to add quite a few more people later this week, so check the member list for your user name. We've been a bit behind with our emails, so please be a little more patient, and we'll get back to all of you! :) However, if you can't wait, just contact us!

As to the pesky but important details...

1. Please notify us of any vacations/hiatuses/absences from PH with our Hiatus Notification Form. If you like, you can email us at plagiarismhaven @ gmail.com.

We cannot emphasize just how important this is. Every round, we always get a few emails from people who either forgot to use the form or didn't realize the form was there. PLEASE use the form. It's your insurance! :)

Anyway, we consider your hiatus valid up till the date or period of time you have specified. If you will be gone for an extended period of time or have to ask for repeated hiatuses, please inform us and we will delete you till you are able to return as a regular member.

2. Any comments left before June 1 DO NOT count.

3. Reading is NOT reviewing. Participation is only counted when you comment while logged into your LJ account. Lately, we've gotten a lot of questions from people who didn't even know this rule. Please, please, please keep this in mind when applying for Plagiarism Haven because silent readers just aren't allowed. It's nothing personal.

4. If you feel that you were wrongly deleted (this does happen, despite all the cautions we take), please contact us, and we'll work out something.

5. New deletion date is October 1.
1st-Jun-2012 12:34 pm - Mod Post: Deletion
It's June 1 and a new month for all of us! Hopefully it brings many new chapters and stories for you guys to enjoy here in PH :) Unfortunately, it means we've had to do our long-delayed deletion. Sadly, we deleted some 80-odd people yesterday.

In happier news, we did add some new people in the last few days! If you're unsure about your PH status, please check the member list for your user name. We will keep adding more people, so if you don't see your name right away, don't fret. Just email us and ask what's up with your status, if you need some answers :)

As to the pesky but important details...

1. Please notify us of any vacations/hiatuses/absences from PH with our Hiatus Notification Form. If you like, you can email us at plagiarismhaven @ gmail.com.

We cannot emphasize just how important this is. Every round, we always get a few emails from people who either forgot to use the form or didn't realize the form was there. PLEASE use the form. It's your insurance! :)

Anyway, we consider your hiatus valid up till the date or period of time you have specified. If you will be gone for an extended period of time or have to ask for repeated hiatuses, please inform us and we will delete you till you are able to return as a regular member.

2. Any comments left before March 1 DO NOT count.

3. Reading is NOT reviewing. Participation is only counted when you comment while logged into your LJ account. Lately, we've gotten a lot of questions from people who didn't even know this rule. Please, please, please keep this in mind when applying for Plagiarism Haven because silent readers just aren't allowed. It's nothing personal.

4. If you feel that you were wrongly deleted (this does happen, despite all the cautions we take), please contact us, and we'll work out something.

5. New deletion date is August 1.

6. In happier news, Sammy's birthday is today! We have recent May birthdays by Meg and Micah also! Happy birthday to Sammy and happy belated birthdays to Meg and Micah!

EDIT// New layout! Header credit goes to simonexsays.
2nd-Mar-2012 09:44 pm - Mod Post: Deletion
It's that time of month again. We deleted some people and added some new ones. If you're unsure about your PH status, please check the member list for your user name.

We will keep adding more people, so if you don't see your name right away, don't fret. Just email us and ask what's up with your status, if you need some answers :)

As to the pesky but important details...

1. Please notify us of any vacations/hiatuses/absences from PH with our Hiatus Notification Form. If you like, you can email us at plagiarismhaven @ gmail.com.

We cannot emphasize just how important this is. Every round, we always get a few emails from people who either forgot to use the form or didn't realize the form was there. PLEASE use the form. It's your insurance! :)

Anyway, we consider your hiatus valid up till the date or period of time you have specified. If you will be gone for an extended period of time or have to ask for repeated hiatuses, please inform us and we will delete you till you are able to return as a regular member.

2. Any comments left before January 15 DO NOT count.

3. Reading is NOT reviewing. Participation is only counted when you comment while logged into your LJ account.

4. If you feel that you were wrongly deleted (this does happen, despite all the cautions we take), please contact us, and we'll work out something.

5. New deletion date is April 15.

ETA: New layout! Thanks to rikayla for the header!
17th-Jan-2012 06:01 pm - Mod Post: Deletion
We've completed our deletion. You guys had two extra days, and we emailed all the new members who have yet to participate, so there was sufficient warning. As to the older PH members, you already know what to do.

We added over a hundred people in the last couple weeks, so if you're unsure about your PH status, please check the member list for your user name.

As to the pertinent details...

1. As always, please notify us of any vacations/hiatuses/absences from PH with our Hiatus Notification Form. If you like, you can email us at plagiarismhaven @ gmail.com. We consider your hiatus valid up till the date or period of time you have specified. If you will be gone for an extended period of time or have to ask for repeated hiatuses, please inform us and we will delete you till you are able to return as a regular member.

2. Any comments left before December 1 DO NOT count.

3. Reading is NOT reviewing. Participation is only counted when you comment while logged into your LJ account.

4. If you feel that you were wrongly deleted (this does happen, despite all the cautions we take), please contact us, and we'll work out something.

5. New deletion date is March 1.
1st-Dec-2011 09:55 am - Mod Post: Deletion
It's that time again, unfortunately. We deleted people (and added quite a lot in the last few days). So if you were one of our newly added people, please check the member list for your user name.

As to the deletion...

1. You guys know the drill. Please notify us of any vacations/hiatuses/absences from PH with our Hiatus Notification Form. You can also email us at plagiarismhaven @ gmail.com. We'll only consider your hiatus valid up till the date or period of time you have specified. If you will be gone for an extended period of time or have to ask for repeated hiatuses, please inform us and we will delete you till you are able to return as a regular member.

2. Any comments left before October 1 DO NOT count.

3. Reading is NOT reviewing. Participation is only counted when you comment while logged into your LJ account.

4. If you feel that you were wrongly deleted (this does happen, despite all the cautions we take), please contact us, and we'll work out something.

5. New deletion date is January 15.

6. New layout! Credit for the header goes to the fabulous yankeeesxfann, while the awesome icon was made by green_orbs. Thanks, guys!
2nd-Oct-2011 05:16 pm - Mod Post: Important Refresher Post
PH 6


This is a compilation/second rendition of our old mod posts, aka. some important points and information for potential, current and old members.


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PH 4


It's that time... we've conducted another round of deletions. Some refresher points regarding it:

1. Please notify us of any vacations/hiatuses/absences from PH with our Hiatus Notification Form. You can also email us at plagiarismhaven @ gmail.com. Do note that we'll only consider your hiatus valid up till the date or period of time you have specified. If you will be gone for an extended period of time or have to ask for repeated hiatuses, please inform us and we will delete you till you are able to return as a regular member.

2. Any comments left before 11 August DO NOT count.

3. Reading is NOT reviewing. Participation is only counted when you comment while logged into your LJ account.

4. Leading on from the last point, commenting on birthday posts and polls DOES NOT count. Making banners, fanart, mixes, etc. do.

5. New deletion date is 1 December.

11th-Aug-2011 11:08 pm - Mod Post: Deletion
Deletion time.

01. We gave people approximately 9 to 10 weeks for this particular round. We knew it was summer time, so we kept that in mind. That, and Livejournal had issues recently, so we gave you guys more than one week to catch up. If you last commented in May, no, that does not count. That was for the previous round, not this one.

02. As always, you guys know our rules. Fill out the Hiatus Notification Form or notify us by email (plagiarismhaven at gmail.com) if you'll be gone for a long time.

03. If you were wrongly deleted, please email us immediately and we'll work on it. Tell us your LJ username and provide proof that you did review us.

04. If you're a new PH member, then check our list of names to see if you were accepted. We will be adding more members shortly, so hang on tight!

05. Reading IS NOT reviewing, sorry. You have to log into your LJ account in order to view the stories in the first place, and then comment.

06. Birthday posts and polls do not count toward participation.

07. We do ask for people to notify us about their hiatus; however if the person has asked for more than two or three hiatuses in a row, then perhaps it's time to leave PH and return only when you're able to participate. We prefer that people do not abuse the system.

NEW DELETION DATE: October 1, 2011.
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