[description of your search in the subject line]#3.2 No editing your existing post beyond the above-mentioned things.
correct: Derek turns into a fluffy bunny on the full moon recs, Stiles grows tentacles when aroused fanart, Ice cream is made by pack fic, etc.
WRONG: Looking for a specific fic, General search or Fic search; if you weren't looking for something, especially a fanwork, you wouldn't be posting here, now would you? So just summarize the bare bones (heh) of your search and leave words like looking, searching, specific and general OUT of it if at all possible.
In the post/entry body itself: what you're looking for, relevant details and all; also, NO SPECIAL FONT FORMATTING.
Your post should like any other post to everyone, so: please switch to HTML mode when typing or copy&pasting your search so the font type, color and size stays unchanged; you can switch back to Visual editor and add hyperlinks, etc. if you need to.
In your search try to mention the type of fanwork, characters, pairings, genre, themes, any or all of these (if applicable) so folks know what you're looking for.
Don't go into details too much, especially about stuff you don't want, or wax poetic about the personal reasons behind your search; you might want to take those to your own journal. Stay on topic, get to the gist, cliche cliche just ask for what you want don't blab around cliche. :)
Tags: EVERY POST SHOULD AT LEAST HAVE CATEGORY AND MEDIA TAGS.
But that's just the bare minimum, so for every search you post please include any or all of the following kinds of tags, as relevant to what you have in your post: category, media, theme as well as character, genre and pairing. (If you don't mention any pairings, please use only character and the appropriate genre tags; if you do mention pairings, you'll need all three kinds.) Please use our existing tags as best you can. When you can't find any appropriate tags, use the appropriate other tag; a mod will be along soon enough to sort them out into proper tags.
Also: when in doubt, try to find the closest similar looking previous search, and try to emulate its tagging system. It's pretty much that simple.
- the *found tag should be added RIGHT AWAY if your SPECIFIC SEARCH (i.e. for a fanwork you've lost) is ANSWERED CORRECTLY; OR, you can edit your post to reflect this (e.g. with an ETA: Found! It's [fanwork title, link] by author)
-- addendum: if your crossposted search has been answered, though not at this comm, please still do the above, and provide link to the answer (e.g. like in the ETA mentioned above)
- the *unanswered tag is for posts at least ONE WEEK old. Please don't get tag-happy with it before less than 7 days have passed.