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It's gonna be a hot, hot summer
heavensqueen wrote in yuletide_coal
Yuletide is firing up the ovens already. Discuss the discussion about the changes of rules here


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IMO, the problem is that there are always a lot of 'borderline rare' things trying to get in and if they're in that grey area where they're too big for Yuletide but too small to have their own exchange it can be really difficult to find anywhere to request them.

Especially with the new rulings that neither very old nor very new fandoms are exempt from limits anymore. I can see how someone would find it unfair that their fandom which premiered last November has 502 fics and can't get in, but the fandom that premiered in late August and already has 200 fics by September nominations can, or that their late 90s/early 2000s fandom is disqualified based on alone when it currently gets less fic than many Yuletide Popular things.

But, there's pretty much always going to be something people latch onto that ends up getting 30+ fics, so someone will always feel wronged that their fandom didn't get in when it probably would have gotten less. I wish there was a big exchange for medium-sized fandoms as well, but Yuletide is supposed to be a rare fandom exchange, not an 'everything that isn't a megafandom' exchange just because a few borderline things get accepted on technicality.

It's in midswing right now, but have you tried Not Ready for Prime Time?

NA Tried it for what exactly. It looked like the AYRT was making a observation that where there is a set limit there will be borderline fandoms.

And is an exchange that allows anything but megafandoms truly going to make it easy to request borderline rare things?


I wish there was a big exchange for medium-sized fandoms as well

... tried it for that.

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