Call this a gift from the genre TV gods. Given her work on “Xena: Warrior Princess,” there are many out there who probably already consider Lucy Lawless to be a hero in some right. Now, she can also celebrate being someone surrounded by heroes on Marvel’s “Agents of SHIELD.” According to a…
Meanwhile on the set of Avengers 2…
IS EVERYONE IGNORING THE FACT THAT THAT’S SPIDERMAN’S COSTUME
nah man everyone’s interested in the dude with a bottle of sprite in his pocket OF COURSE WE SEE SPIDERMANS COSTUME
i don’t know man that bottle sprite tho
Good Photoshop job.
But still a photoshop job.
Friendly reminder: wranglers on AO3 physically cannot remove or replace tags on users’ works or bookmarks. We literally do not have the system access to do that because we can’t access the tags on individual works/bookmarks. Only the Abuse team can do that, and they operate under very strict guidelines based on our Terms of Service.
Please don’t blame wranglers for users not tagging correctly or spread misinformation about us “refusing” to change users’ tags. Thanks!
Ah, good question, anon! A lot of folks ask this. The answer is no, it can’t be fixed according to current rules.
The way the archive works is this: upper and lowercase letters, as well as accented forms of letters, are treated as identical by the database. This is an underlying limitation of the code we run on.
When a tag is added to the archive, whoever adds it (i.e., the first tagger) decides the capitalization and accent marks on the tag. Then they basically pass the tag to wranglers.
Wranglers have strict limits. We can change the capitalization and accents on tags that we mark canonical (as in, they appear in the auto-complete and filters). We can also ask the db peeps to fix tags that come in affected by a specific bug that makes them impossible to access to wrangle, which usually involves particular sequences of lowercase letters interspersed with punctuation (in these cases, they usually solve the problem by making the letters uppercase). Otherwise, we leave the tags alone.
Some people have really strong pro-capitalization feels, while others have strong pro-lowercase feels, and some even prefer all caps. Our current policy is neutrality on tags that aren’t canonical. Otherwise, we could get caught in a battle between users who prefer one or the other, when our real focus is on canonizing and connecting tags to make the archive more searchable.
I know it’s not the same, but may I offer you the canonical James “Bucky” Barnes/Steve Rogers? I can guarantee that one will always be capitalized.
As someone with a vested interest in the Las Pegasus Unicon fiasco (and someone who has been working and planning conventions for 4 years now), I decided to do some research on DashCon for the exact same reasons - it appears to have been a complete and total disaster.
If anyone has ACTUAL PROOF that either confirms or debunks any of the following claims, please let me know.
Here’s what I’ve learned about DashCon so far:
con staff trying to push more expensive tickets onto people that apparently came with a Steam Powered Giraffe show ticket (which is apparently not happening) (VERIFIED BY: |)
- vendor hall mostly empty for some undisclosed reason
Welcome To Night Vale ditched the con and cancelled their panel and performance when DashCon would not pay them. attendees sat in the room for an hour before they got an explanation (VERIFIED BY: ||||)
people paid RESERVE SEATS months in advance for the WTNV panel (VERIFIED BY: ||||)
- Con staff insisting they had people in the thousands attending and present at the venue, when real numbers were closer to 500
Panels and events were not planned at all, with hotel mints being given out as prizes (VERIFIED BY: ||)
Games room had just a single TV in it and some tables
there was a BDSM panel and DashCon could get sued for allowing minors into it, along with other +18 panels where they did the same (VERIFIED BY: |)
some people started to sing Let It Go and were verbally assulted
DashCon now blaming the bank for not being able to pay WTNV
people are demanding partial or full refunds (and they will not likely see any of it due to the con not actually having any money)
it has already spread around that DashCon was likely a scam
last night they ran an emergency #SaveDashCon thing and raised like 17,000 bucks
nobody knows where it went
most of their contracts were verbal only
rumors of the venue now threatening to shut the whole thing down
As someone who witnessed first-hand as Las Pegasus Unicon went down (I tracked the whole thing over the course of about 4 months until the dust began to settle), I’m genuinely interested to see how this plays out. You’ve got a whole con full of bored and annoyed Tumblr-goers who will either a) just plain not show up tomorrow, or b) show up and be very angry.
However it plays out, let this be a lesson and a wake-up call to ANYONE who EVER thought it was a good idea to let TUMBLR run a serious event. I know you all love eachother ect. ect. Tumblr fandom community, but good intentions do not make a con - and you’ve proven yourselves not responsible enough to run a con.
DashCon needs to die here. It will not be coming back. Enough damage has been done.
I’m almost afraid to ask, but… what’s Dine n’ Dashcon???
Dashcon. A tumblr convention going on right now near Chicago that has turned into an ABSOLUTE FIASCO.