If you have questions or comments on any of these topics, please feel free to email us.
Current members should fill out our Membership Management form for any of the below reasons, which can be found in the Members Only section of the site.
If you use a rename token on your account, notify the moderators through the Membership Management Form linked on the Members Only page and on the Dreamwidth community. This ensures you remain a member of the community with your new name. Your DW or OID username is your GYWO username.
Members may choose to leave the challenge at any time. You can notify the moderators through the Membership Management Form linked on the Members Only page and on the Dreamwidth community.
If you need to delete your journal temporarily, let us know. It can be confusing to wonder if a member is really gone or planning to return after a few weeks.
Moderators ask questions and send notifications related to community membership and check-ins via email. The email you sign-up with is the email we will use throughout the year. A reminder for the current check-in along with community news will be sent once a month.
Grounds for Removal
There aren’t many ways you can find yourself kissing the pavement outside our walls, but there are some.
If you have missed 4 check-ins following the May Check-In* or 6 check-ins following the September Check-in, you will be marked as inactive and removed from the community. From our experience, a member who is motivated and committed to making their goal will check in regularly. Members who fail to check in or communicate with the moderators about why they will miss a check-in tend to have lost interest and are no longer working toward their goal with the community.
A count of missed check-ins will be available on the Pledge Progress spreadsheet all members have access to.
*If you check-in for the May Check-In, we’ll let you slide, but all members who have missed 6 check-ins following the September Check-In will be removed.
If we find out someone in our group has plagiarized a work, be it fanfic or original, that person is out and banned.
Sharing Website Password
If someone forgets the password, it is linked within the sidebar at the community.
Severe Behavior Issues
This includes belligerence, flaming, harassment, hate speech, disrespect of the community, and the like. We expect there to be occasional disagreements and a few personality clashes, but we also expect everyone to behave like adults and treat the community like it’s a community space, not your private domain. Members removed for behavioral issues may also be banned.
Really, It’s Okay!
To ease your mind, we’d like to highlight two things that will NOT get you kicked out.
Being Behind in Your Pledge
We will not kick you out if you’re behind your pledge pace or fail to meet your pledge. Life is full of difficulties and unexpected challenges, writing amid them is hard enough!
Missing a Monthly Check-In
We won’t kick you out for missing a monthly check-in. If you forget and miss a couple check-ins, there won’t be any action.