Mod Post: Major Rule Change
After much discussion and frustration with the level of community content, we've decided that the time has come for a major change to the rules of icon_tutorial.
Beginning 1 June 2008, all posts made in icon_tutorial must contain content POSTED IN icon_tutorial.
This means that the request of "cross-post, instead of linking" is now mandatory. If you have created a tutorial in your personal icon journal or community, and you want to post it in icon_tutorial, copy and paste it in its entirety into a post in the community. Posts containing only, "Tutorial [here], at my journal!" will, after June 1, be deleted.
As always, there can be exceptions made to community rules for good enough reasons, but you'll have to contact us first, as outlined in the community's profile.
I recognize that this change will be unpopular in the short-term, but in the longer term it should benefit the community, particularly as we spend 2008 working on long-overdue improvements to the memories and bringing the tags up to speed.
This rule will be added to the profile shortly; other small changes may also follow. So remember: always read the rules before you post!
icon_tutorial has very nearly 25,000 members. We thank you all for making us what we are today, and hope you will continue making this community great into the future.
(Edited to Clarify: No need to panic about posts that already exist. The week-long notice is to serve as a grace period -- this rule will not apply until 1 June, and then only to posts made 1 June and thereafter.)