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Life with Derek Icons & Graphics

Membership:
Open
Posting Access:
All Members , Moderated





You can go ahead and join and start posting your icons; I have everything set up as much as it possibly can be so far except for maybe the layout...if I ever decide to change it. Truthfully, I like the one I'm using, but if anyone would like to make one go right ahead and you can e-mail it to me or give me the link to it in a comment to the welcome post of this community. I will give you full credit for your creation!

Read Below for More Information and Be Sure to READ THE RULES!



This community is for Life with Derek fans who make icons (screen caps, actor/actress pictures, and other graphics too), but not music videos. Any posts providing MVs (or podcasts) will be removed! That is not what this community is for.

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The Rules :: Pay Very Close Attention to These!


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  1. Don't post in txtspeak or anything similar. Not everyone would be able to understand what you are saying, please be considerate of that possibility. The English language is a wonderful tool when used in the right way – use it appropriately.


  2. Only post 3 icons [50x50 or 100x100] or 1 banner [small – 100x50, etc.] or 1 larger than 100x100 graphic [but still small, only post it outside of the lj-cut if it will not mess up the layout!] above a lj-cut if you are posting more than one. If you are posting only one place it under a lj-cut or a fake lj-cut. All others graphics in a large post would of course be found under an lj-cut and all screen caps, promo pictures (for seasons/episodes - usually capped from announcement commercials), podcast images, and actor/actress pictures that are larger than the size of a very small banner are to be posted under a lj-cut.


  3. Crossposting (go to crossposted to see examples of what this is if you do not know) and fake lj-cuts ARE allowed. Just be sure to mention where else you have posted your graphics and if you are posting a 'fake' lj-cut - mention it as such! It is like a promotion for the other community (even if it is your own) –or– your journal.


  4. If you are doing a multi-fandom graphic post – PLEASE, try to make sure that at least 2 of the three icons showing outside of the lj-cut are actually LwD related. If they are not, that is fine, but have at least one showing that is. If you only have friends only banners, headers, and other graphics of that nature to post make sure the teaser showing is only one of the LwD graphics. Also be sure to list each fandom in your multi-fandom post and how many graphics you are posting from each. No exceptions to this rule!!


  5. Only post icons and graphics here (this includes fanart!), no music videos or other embedded streaming media is allowed. This is also NOT a place for posting fanfiction – try one of the other communities instead or a community made just for fanfiction posts.


  6. If you have something you would like to say and you also have some graphics to post with it - go right ahead and do so, BUT if you don't have any icons, graphics, pictures, screen caps, or fanart to post with it - please clear what you are wanting to post with me (through my e-mail, destiniv@earthlink.net, only) or another moderator first! Clearly anything concerning Life with Derek will be automatically allowed, but always check to make sure! You may go ahead and post promotions of other communities without also posting any graphics or getting my consent, but please refer to the rule on this below for more information.


  7. All ratings (i.e. G, PG, PG-13, M, R, NC17, etc) for icons, graphics, pictures, screen caps, and fanart are accepted (if it's ever possible to actually post anything over a PG-13 rating – which is very possible with fanart and sometimes screen caps and pictures), but make sure that your 3 teasers (or 1 teaser depending on the size of the image, if you are posting more than one) are always rated G for the general audience of all ages, just in case any members are fairly young (under 17).


  8. All ships and characters are accepted here. Please do not start flame wars in comments or other parts of the community just because someone disagrees with you about your favorite character(s) or your favorite ship(s). This is a community for all icons and graphics for this fandom - that includes all characters and ships, fanon and canon. Do not make the moderators have to ban you for flames towards other members - this will not be tolerated here at all. You do not want to have to be banned do you? No, I didn't think so. Neither do we want to have to have to ban anyone - but if worse comes to worse just remember that we WILL if it truly becomes necessary.


  9. TO THE GRAPHIC DESIGNERS: If you have certain rules for your graphics and icons, make sure you make everyone aware of this. If you require people to credit and comment or only credit is required for your work or no credit required – then say so. If you have any textless icons and you feel that these are not bases – also let the other members know. Otherwise, people will only assume and do whatever they want to do with your work, including claiming it as their own.

    The following information provided in textareas MUST be used in the HTML mode when posting if you use it! It will not work in the Rich Text mode!

    For posting your non-multi-fandom icons and graphics use the following with your answers (please remove any information in parenthesis before posting your icons! Remember these little surveys are NOT required for you to post your graphics!! If you have a way that you normally post your icons to a community then you can go ahead and do so the following surveys are only suggested for use by the members. You may use any format of posting graphics that you like.):





    For posting your multi-fandom icons and graphics use the following with your answers (please remove any information in parenthesis before posting your icons! Remember these little surveys are NOT required for you to post your graphics!! If you have a way that you normally post your icons to a community then you can go ahead and do so the following surveys are only suggested for use by the members. You may use any format of posting graphics that you like.):





    You do not have to answer the lwd_icons themes/prompts and want to submit to the Icontest questions unless an actual Icontest is actually going on here and you are posting icons (with or without other graphics – but only icons can take part in the Icontests). You can remove those questions during times in which there is no Icontest currently going. Currently there is not one going, but there will be one beginning mid-April with a theme/prompt. However, you can answer the first question if your set was made for a another Icontest that has themes/prompts (such as, just a few examples: themed100, disney100, otp_icontest, icontest_ombz, multi_fandom100, icons100, icons200, and icon_alphabet


  10. TO THE SCREEN CAP AND ACTOR/ACTRESS PHOTO POSTERS: If you did not take the time to cap the screens or take the pictures with your own camera then make sure you SAY SO and credit the original capper/picture taker. If the photos are promo photos - not taken by any fan - make sure you credit the network/production website you got them from! These are good resources for icon makers - so we need caps and pics just as much as we need icon makers!

    For posting screen caps and other pictures use the following with your answers (please remove any information in parenthesis before posting your icons! Remember these little surveys are NOT required for you to post your graphics!! If you have a way that you normally post your icons to a community then you can go ahead and do so the following surveys are only suggested for use by the members. You may use any format of posting graphics that you like.):





  11. TO THE FANART CREATORS: Make sure you make your rules very clear. If you just want to share your work and do not want anyone stealing it, at all, for anything – say so.

    For posting your fanart use the following with your answers (please remove any information in parenthesis before posting your icons! Remember these little surveys are NOT required for you to post your graphics!! If you have a way that you normally post your icons to a community then you can go ahead and do so the following surveys are only suggested for use by the members. You may use any format of posting graphics that you like.):





  12. Only promote other Life with Derek -OR- LwD cast/crew members -OR- icon/graphics communities here. Any posts promoting non-Life with Derek -OR- non-LwD cast/crew members -OR- non-icon/graphics related communities will be deleted as soon as I or one of the other moderators catch them.


  13. If you do not make graphics of any sort (including fanart), but would still like to join, then please, join! The more the merrier – just remember the other rules. If you are not posting a LwD community promotion or any graphics (icons, banners, fanart, etc.) then you will have to get your post cleared by me or one of the other moderators first before you can post anything that is not related to graphics and LwD communities. Just so you know – if your post will be LwD related in any way then it will most likely be accepted, but always take the time to make sure with me first!


  14. For Icon/Graphic Requests, please post a comment HERE with your exact wants for an icon/graphic. Please be as specific as you most possibly can, no one can read your mind and just automatically know what you are asking for if you only say a few things about what you are 'expecting it to look like.' Try to let everyone know which scene(s) you want used, which font you would prefer if you want it to have words, and what exactly those words are that you are wanting on it if that is what you prefer. If you have any color preferences that would help us all know what exactly you are wanting for the graphic too.


  15. Other than the post mentioned above, NO OTHER POSTS asking for REQUESTS will be accepted, so don't even attempt it. You do and it will be automatically deleted – if you continue to post the same request post over and over again in the community you will be banned.



I know that seems like a lot of rules (and others will be added if ever necessary), but things have to be kept tied down in an icon/graphics community. I hope that this will not refrain anyone from wanting to join the community. I will try to be as lenient as I can.

So, if you think you can follow these rules (I would prefer that you were completely sure), and you create LwD icons, other graphics, fanart, and take tons of screen caps (or know where some are), and have some pictures of the cast (together or apart) then, by all means, please join.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the Moderators below. In addition, we do not mind if you add our journals to your friends list (at least I know I don't mind if you add mine to your f-list) – just let us know so we can add you to ours.

Also, unlike some other graphic communities out there I have nothing against members contacting me through my e-mail, journals, or IMers nor do I have anything against members of this community adding me to their friends list – as long as they are okay with me adding them to mine. You may want to check with the other moderators before doing the same with them however.

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Life with Derek Icontests - Themes & Prompts Announcements:


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There will also be icon challenges (with themes or prompts) with awards given to the winners.
Challenges will be posted in the community mid-month, each month, (usually on the 16th) and will also be mentioned here in the Community Information, listed by month, below.

- January -

None yet! Keep checking back to see what the next icon challenge will be.

- February -

None yet! Keep checking back to see what the next icon challenge will be.

- March -

None yet! Keep checking back to see what the next icon challenge will be.

- April -

Theme: Lonely, Lonesome, Alone
Prompt: In the Limelight

- May -

No theme or prompt just a 'request' - Dendra (Derek/Kendra) or Kendra icons. There is such a lack of these that I thought it was high time some were made!

- June -

None yet! Keep checking back to see what the next icon challenge will be.

- July -

None yet! Keep checking back to see what the next icon challenge will be.

- August -

None yet! Keep checking back to see what the next icon challenge will be.

- September -

None yet! Keep checking back to see what the next icon challenge will be.

- October -

None yet! Keep checking back to see what the next icon challenge will be.

- November -

None yet! Keep checking back to see what the next icon challenge will be.

- December -

None yet! Keep checking back to see what the next icon challenge will be.



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Moderator/Community Creator:


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destineyjen
destiniv (my personal journal!)


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Other Moderators (Maintainers):


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None yet! Comment HERE to become a maintainer/moderator!. You will go through a process to check for trustworthyness, please prove that you can be trusted! Please provide links to anything that could prove you can be trusted. If you are a moderator for another LwD LJ community then you will be automatically accepted as approved for mod-ship because you already maintain a community, thus proving that you can be trusted.

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Affiliates:


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romys_graphics

Request for your icon/graphics community or journal or LwD-related community (or someone else's) to be added as an Affiliate by commenting
HERE! I will accept any icon/graphics or Life with Derek communities/journals as Affiliates - but nothing else.








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