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August 13 2007 @ 04:51 pm
Community Rules & FAQ  
Welcome to Outlander Watch!
A place to share all things Outlander! Artwork, Videos, Pictures, Excerpts, DG News, Articles, Views on the Episodes/Books and all kinds of other Outlander goodies. We also welcome Outlander discussions, questions, comments, etc. Any Outlander-ish news is always welcome.

The Rules:
Heads Up: Your first post is going to be moderated and then posting access will be given. This is simply an attempt to prevent spam from getting through.

 + Please put a subject.
 + LJ-Cut for anything that gets to large.
 + Please use the tags.
 + Post things at the community.

Ban Worthy: Be nice. Do not flame people.

Fan Art Posts: Preview of up to 5 icons welcome. Large images should be under a cut though a large image downsized can be a preview image.

Tagging: Please look through our tags when applying tags to your post. If you feel you need a new tag you can create one using the structure we've chosen. For fan art you will find the tags under "fan-art: ". Random tags will be removed from posts. Some of our tags are categorized like book-series, book, fan-art, cast, characters, event, fic-genre, fic pair, fic-rating, news, season01, and season02. Other things like videos, vote, quizzes, images and discussions like scottish history and international outlander are not categorized.

Off Topic Posts:
We do welcome some Off Topic Posts. We don't want this group to talk about everything but Outlander but we are all for discussing other Historical Novels or Historical Adaptations (movies and shows) is most welcome. Historical with a twist of fantasy is also welcome.

Spoiler Posts: Please put all spoilers behind a spoiler or lj cut. Make sure to warn the readers stopping in to check us out.

Spoiler Comments: When commenting to a post if you wish to post something that would spoil a new reader or new fan of the show please use the spoiler coding which is located on the sidebar or below:

TV Rules Post & Rules & FAQ
Fan Fiction Posts:
We accept all kinds of Het pairings from G to M. We would prefer to remain slash free. This doesn't apply to Lord John stories. We ask that you respect the characters and keep them true to Diana's work but would still love to see the creativity of the Outlander fans.

No ACTOR fan fictions. Fan fiction is about characters not the actors playing them.

Fan Fiction Posts Title:
FIC: Title [Rating], Pairing If Any (ie Jamie/Claire), 1/5 (1/5: meaning it is part 1 of 5 in the story.)

Example: FIC: The Road Lost [PG], Jamie/Claire, 1/2

Story Information:
We want to know some information about the story which will also enable us to add it to the memories for fans to find.
Your actual story needs to be behind a cut or a link to the story on your journal. No locked entries are allowed. People shouldn't need to friend you unless they want too.

Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question that is not on the list, feel free to post it as a comment to this post. But please, read through this first!

G E N E R A L   O U T L A N D E R  Q U E S T I O N S
Is there a 9th book coming out?

Yes, Diana is currently working on book 9 and other projects. We got Moby in 2014 so it might be a few years still.

What is the order of the Books?
You can find the order of books at Outlander Watch's Book Page.

What are the abbreviations to each book?
I don't know if they are official but fans tend to abbreviate the books as follows:
+ Outlander (O)
+ Dragonfly in Amber (DiA)
+ Voyager (V)
+ Drums of Autumn (DoA)
+ The Fiery Cross (TFC)
+ A Breath of Snow and Ashes (ABOSAA or Ashes)
+ An Echo in the Bone (Echo)
+ Written In My Own Heart's Blood (Moby)
+ Lord John and the Private Matter (LJPM)
+ Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade (LJBB)
+ Lord John and the Hand of Devils (LJHD)

G E N E R A L  Q U E S T I O N S
What can I post?
You can post graphics you've made about the Outlander books or show, Scotland, Ireland, and English (in general). You can also post pictures of places you've visited that are from the books or show, information you've found pertaining to something about the books or show, things you've noticed in the books or show, questions you have about the books or show, or discussions about a particular subject of the books or show (we don't care if you want to discuss Frank or Jack Randall which are subjects of much debate), just be kind and agree to disagree. Thank you. Anything at all that relates in some way can be discussed. Go for it. SEE RULES ABOVE

We have recently allowed dicussions about other shows we love to watch like Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Poldark, etc.These should be tagged with SHOW and a tag for the show (ie SHOW: POLDARK). This way someone can look at all the shows we discuss or find just one they're interested in.

Can I use graphics posted here?
Of course! That's why I made this journal and why people post to it, to share the Outlander obsession. Just don't hotlink. Please save and upload to your own server/PhotoBucket. GIVE CREDIT.

Do you affiliate with other communities?
Yep. Love to affiliate. If you want to affiliate go HERE.

Is it okay if I advertise this journal on my journal?
Um, so basically you want to advertise this group for free. I have absolutely no problem with that. Go for it.

Can I advertise your community at another community?
Only if it is okay with the moderators on the other community.

I have a community I would like to advertise, am I allowed?
Hmmm... if it is Outlander related then yes. Do not just advertise any community. Book communities that will be reading Outlander and discussing it are welcome. Graphics in these posts are welcome as long as they aren't overpowering. All ads for communities should use the tag (.classifieds).

Commenting and crediting
Please comment to the entry you take graphics from. IMPORTANT: Credit is a must!

Still unsure about something? Ask away ^-^