[admin post] Admin Post: Collection Status

First, a big thank you to everyone who has been jumping in on last minute pinch hits. We're glad to report that all of the pinch hits that were still open have now been filled.

We do have two pinch hits (#14 & #17) that were claimed, but the works haven't showed up, so they are reopened and are the final two remaining items needed to ensure everyone has a gift. As has been the case this week, there is no need to claim these pinch hits--if you can create a work, go for it, and we'll close it out once the request has been filled.

Plan is this:
Provided the remaining hits are filled, we'll close the collection on Friday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. PDT. Work reveals will come within a few hours of collection closing. Author reveals will be on Friday, August 19 at roughly the same time.

[admin post] Admin Post: Remaining Pinch Hits

We're still waiting on a few pinch hits to be completed and some that haven't yet been claimed to be able to close out the collection and start reveals. At this point, there's no requirement to formally claim a pinch hit--if you're able to create a work for one of the open pinch hits, go ahead and do so, add it to the collection with the appropriate recipient, and we'll tally it off when we see it.

If you know of people that might be good fits for any of the open pinch hits, feel free to reach out to them, as well. We'll be doing some advertising around in some other communities too. We're really close--it's just the final stretch now.

[admin post] Admin Post: Deadline Past

The deadline is past, and we had a number of requests for 24 hour extensions, so we wanted to resolve those before releasing the final set of pinch hits. There are 4 open hits and we have 7 more incoming. Anything claimed at this point will have until Saturday, August 6, at 8pm PDT. We'll need to have works for all of these participants before we can reveal the collection.

[admin post] Admin Post: Open Pinch Hits

Hi everyone,

We have open pinch hits in need of claiming. Please take a look and see if you might be interested in claiming any of them. Or also feel free to nudge others you think might be suited to claim one or more of them as well. :)

[admin post] Admin Post: Assignments Sent; First Batch of Pinch Hits

Assignments have been generated and sent--they should be arriving to you shortly (if they haven't already).

We also have 9 pinch hits that need attention.

To help facilitate the pinch hits process this year, we'll be using Google Groups. Stop over to the M/M Rares Pinch Hits list to see the current pinch hits and sign up to be notified when further pinch hits become available. We'll also make periodic posts here if there are unclaimed pinch hits, but the Google Group should be the place to watch/subscribe for up-to-the-minute information. (The group is public so you do not need to have a Google account to access the list of available pinch hits.) The current batch of pinch hits will be posted to the group shortly.

To claim a pinch hit, just reply to the message (should send to mmrares.mods@gmail.com) with your AO3 username. You do not need to be a participant in the exchange to sign up for pinch hits--and certainly feel free to reach out to others if you see a pinch hit come up that you know would be perfect for a friend to fill. For initial pinch hits or any that are posted before you join the group (or if you choose not to subscribe to notifications), just send an e-mail to mmrares.mods@gmail.com with your AO3 name and the # of the pinch hit you would like to claim. Thanks!

[admin post] Admin Post: Emergency Mode

We're pleased to report that as of right now almost everyone has a gift in the collection or has one coming from either a last-minute pinch hit or confirmed extension (confirmed, meaning we know that only the final touches are being put on the gift). We are still short for two recipients, which are the two outstanding pinch hits. The requests are reposted below. At this point, claiming is not necessary (though it would help us to know if someone is working on it), and we'll check it off as soon as a gift is in the collection. We'll be monitoring the collection regularly over the next 24 hours as we approach reveals.

ETA: We've heard from people that work is happening on and appears to be on track fo all of the outstanding items, so barring any major problem, we aim to keep work reveals on time. A new post will be made here if that status changes for any reason at all.

Pinch Hit #18 )

Pinch Hit #20 )

[admin post] Admin Post: Moving Toward Reveals...

We've reached the treats deadline and the collection remains open. There are a few reasons for this:

1) We've had a couple of very last minute pinch hit claims, and want to give them adequate time to put something together.
2) A few individuals were given extensions, and we're still waiting on those to show up. Follow ups have been sent, and we'll likely release those to emergency pinch hits within the next day if we don't hear back or see something show up in the collection.
3) We have three pinch hits that still need claiming.

We've been doing some work behind the scenes on those pending pinch hits to find a gifter, but if you're inclined or know someone who might be inclined, it would be an immense help if those can get picked up. We won't reveal works until everyone who signed up as a participant and came through with providing a gift also has something to receive when we flip the switch. We hope this won't delay reveals, but it is a possibility.

We're in the final stretch--we just need a bit of a collective push to reach the finish.

[admin post] Admin Post: DEADLINE PASSED!

The deadline for assignments has passed. There are a few outstanding pinch hits, and 5 more pinch hits are on their way out momentarily. See the pinch hit list to claim. We will need to have a gift for each of these people in order to keep reveals on time.

The collection will also remain open for treat posting through Wednesday, August 26th at 8pm PDT.

[admin post] Admin Post: Pinch Hits #7-9 Open

We have a few pinch hits open for claiming:

PH #7
PH #8
PH #9

Options for claiming include replying to the original request, commenting to this post, or sending an e-mail to mmrares.mods@gmail.com that includes your AO3 username. Thanks for your help on these!

[admin post] Admin Post: Reminders/Check-In

Just a reminder that we're approximately 34 days away from the assignments deadline (August 21, 8pm EDT).

There are also two open pinch hits - see the Google group for more information.

The Request Summary is also available for those interested in giving treats.

Remember that you do not need to be a signed up participant to pick up a pinch hit or create treats...

[admin post] Admin Post: Pinch Hits #1 & #2 Still Open

Just a quick note that we have two pinch hits that need claiming over at the pinch hits list. To claim, send an e-mail to mmrares.mods@gmail.com with the pinch hit number and your AO3 username. Thanks!

[admin post] Admin Post: Assignments Sent; First Batch of Pinch Hits

Assignments have been generated and sent--they should be arriving to you shortly (if they haven't already).

We also have 4 pinch hits that need attention.

To help facilitate the pinch hits process this year (with the increase in participation--which is awesome!), we'll be using Google Groups. Stop over to the M/M Rares Pinch Hits list to see the current pinch hits and sign up to be notified when further pinch hits become available. We'll also make periodic posts here if there are unclaimed pinch hits, but the Google Group should be the place to watch/subscribe for up-to-the-minute information.

To claim a pinch hit, just reply to the message (should send to mmrares.mods@gmail.com) with your AO3 username. You do not need to be a participant in the exchange to sign up for pinch hits--and certainly feel free to reach out to others if you see a pinch hit come up that you know would be perfect for a friend to fill.

ETA: For initial pinch hits or any that are posted before you join the group (or if you choose not to subscribe to notifications), just send an e-mail to mmrares.mods@gmail.com with your AO3 name and the # of the pinch hit you would like to claim.

[admin post] Admin Post: Pinch Hit #4

Pinch Hit behind the cut. To claim, comment with your AO3 name. Comments are screened and claiming is first-come, first-served. This pinch hit will be due on Wednesday July 30 at 8:00pm PDT [Thursday @ 0300 UTC]. CLAIMED!

Thank you!

[admin post] Admin Post: Pinch Hit #3

Pinch Hit behind the cut. To claim, comment with your AO3 name. Comments are screened and claiming is first-come, first-served. CLAIMED!

Thank you!

[admin post] Admin Post: Pinch Hit #2

Pinch Hit behind the cut. To claim, comment with your AO3 name. Comments are screened and claiming is first-come, first-served. CLAIMED.

Thanks!

[admin post] Admin Post: Pinch Hit #1

Pinch Hit behind the cut. To claim, comment with your AO3 name. Comments are screened and claiming is first-come, first-served. CLAIMED!

Thanks!