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Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Fans Meet & Greet Community

LotR/Hobbit Fen Moot

Name:
Lord of the Rings & Hobbit Fen Meet & Greet
Membership:
Moderated
Posting Access:
All Members
Welcome


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WELCOME to lotr_fen_moot - The Lord of the Rings Fen and Hobbit Meet and Greet Community!!!

Purpose

What? A place for Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fen (fans) to gather, find other LotR and Hobbit fans with similar interests, get to know one another better, and find information about the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit online fandom community.

How? We provide a way for you to tell us about yourself in a "Fan Profile" and offer up "tags" so that you can identify your various interests. In addition, we provide communities with a chance to tell us about themselves in a "Community Profile", again using our "tags" to identify your focus as a community.

Why? So that you and other fans -- old and new -- can use the "tags" in the community to find fellow fans and communities with similar interests. In addition, from time to time the moderators will host a member "Open House" -- exploring a specific topic of interest, allowing members with common interests to "chat" in the comments, or just hosting a "getting to know you all over again" party to keep the information in the community active and alive. We will also post reminding members to update their profiles on a regular basis and asking for input on things like tags and Open House events as well.

Who? lotr_fen_moot is open to Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fans of all shapes, sizes, colors, political persuasions, and preferences -- fans who like the movies and fans who don't, fans who love the fictional characters and fans who love the real people who played (or will play) them in the movies and fans who love both, fans who like (read and/or write) Lotrips fanfiction (RPF) and fans who like (read and/or write) LotR and/or Hobbit fanfiction (FPF) and fans who like both or neither one, fans who are only interested in music vids and fans who don't know what those are, fans who are only interested in RPG and fans who don't know what that is, fans who read only adult-rated fanfiction and fans who won't, fans who are only interested in making LotR or Hobbit icons and fans who aren't, fans who think that only the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit are canon and those who think the Silmarillion and Children of Hurin are canon too, fans who love elves and fans who love hobbits and fans who love the men of Rohan... well, you get the picture. We are what our name says we are -- a place for fen to moot.

How It Works

To post about yourself as an individual fan:
    #1 - Join the community (and friend it too!)
    #2 - Copy and paste all of the text in the text box below labeled "FAN PROFILE" into a journal entry (or, to be safe, into a word processor).
    #3 - Answer all the questions. Feel free to expound on your answer as you see fit, but please leave the LJ Cut in place, substituting your name.
    #4 - Select the appropriate tags from our list of tags. (If a tag you need is missing, see the FAQ below for information on how to suggest new tags.)
    #5 - Post using your default icon, so your friends will recognize you!
    #6 - Update as your interests change. (Remember to change the date IN your entry. The date on your entry doesn't really matter, it is the TAGS you use that make you visible to folks looking for fellow fen.)

To post about a community you moderate:
    #1 - Create a "FAN PROFILE" first (see steps above) so we know who you are.
    #2 - Copy and paste all of the text in the text box below labeled "COMMUNITY PROFILE" into a journal entry (or, to be safe, into a word processor).
    #2 - Answer all the questions. Feel free to expound on your answer as you see fit, but please leave the LJ Cut in place, substituting your community name..
    #3 - Select the appropriate tags from our list of tags. (If a tag you need is missing, see the FAQ below for information on how to suggest new tags.)
    #4 - Post using one of your community icons.
    #5 - Update as the community changes. Remember to change the date IN your entry so those searching know the information is recent. (Remember, it is the TAGS that make you visible to folks looking for fellow fen.)

IMPORTANT: To express interest or find out more about a fellow fan or community, post a comment on their entry. Conversation in the comments is welcome, but do read the Rules below please.

We are LiveJournal-centric, just because most LotR and Hobbit fans are here, but we realize that some folks have migrated completely, so we also exist in Insane Journal. (We are working on Journal Fen at the moment.) If you don't want to put your profile here, even though it will point to your other journals, that is fine. Just put your profile in the journal where you feel comfortable posting, and we will link to you from a post here in LJ!
Rules

#1 - Only FAN PROFILE or COMMUNITY PROFILE posts are allowed by members.

#2 - A Community can be an RPG, an invitation only challenge community, or a wide-open newsletter, but in some way it should invite participation on the part of more than a few individuals. A Community is not an author or co-author fanfiction journal.

#3 - No Off Topic (OT) posts are allowed. No posts searching for a specific community or fan (wait for our Open House). No promoting of non-LotR or non-Hobbit communities. Actor and actress-focused communities are allowed, but only for the actors and actresses who were actually in the LotR movies or will be in The Hobbit movies, not "six degrees of separation" actors or actresses (i.e. Orlando Bloom is fine, but Johnny Depp is not) and not communities focused on other movies the LotR or Hobbit actors or actresses were also in (no PotC communities or Oxford Murders communities).

#4 - Be polite and decent to each other. Hateful, childish, or rude behavior will not be tolerated. Having fun is not "childish". Making fun of someone is. There is a difference between joking or parody and hate-filled speech. See Rule # 6.

#5 - Trolling is not permitted here. PERIOD. Trolls will be banned and their posts and comments deleted. See Rule # 6.

#6 - The mods are the ultimate judges of what constitutes breaking these rules.
Profile Templates

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FAQ


Question: Who are the moderators?
Answer: elanorgardner, caras_galadhon, and estelanui

Question: How can I get a tag added for my post?
Answer: Just comment on this entry and explain what tag you require. A mod will respond and either add the tag or recommend an alternative.

Question: Is this community limited to Lord of the Rings or Hobbit movies and books, or are fans of the Silmarillion, and the Children of Hurin welcome as well?
Answer: Any fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth are welcome here - the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, the Silmarillion, the Children of Hurin and any other related books or movies.

Question: How do I find other fans or communities with interests the same as mine?
Answer: That is the exciting part of the community! There are a couple of ways to find fans and communities you might be interested in.

#1 - If you are searching for just one tag, just go the home page of lotr_fen_moot and click on the tag there.
#2 - But, and this is exciting, you can also use the capability of LJ to search for more than one tag at a time by going to the home page here (so you can easily see the tags you want) and entering, in the address bar in your browser, the command shown in the box below:

where tag1 and tag2 and tag3 (or as many as you like) are the tags which you want to find together on the same fan or community. For example, enter

to look for writers who are likely to be writing slash stories with Frodo and Sam as a pairing. It isn't fool proof, because you might find a writer of slash who just likes to READ about Frodo/Sam, but it will present you with a shorter list of likely possibilities to search through.

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