A few notes for watchers/lurkers intending to join up in the near future.
✔ I do approve new journals
, as in those created in the last few days or months, IF
you're in a few other communities, have some mutual friends, or barring that at least have an interest section filled out that includes Chinese things. Or a link to another profile on the web that looks lived in. Unfortunately a journal created yesterday with 0 entries, 0 comments, no comms besides this one and a blank or pre-filled out interest section looks like a spam or troll account to me. So, in other words, if you're creating a journal to get in this comm OR are reopening an old one, you might want to make your page look "lived in" if you want to be approved.
✔ I also generally automatically approve people that are already in ONTD
. Because of a recent troll situation, being in Arama and Omona and having no obviously Chinese Ent. interests is going to make us very wary of approving you. cpop
is another comm that I look favorably upon if you're a member.
✔ Journal entries are somewhat more important than comments as I've noticed that troll journals are more likely to have high comments and no entries.
✔ Also, if you are a Russian account, you should make doubly sure you have something Asian-related in your interests or comm lists.
I give these more of a twice-over because of the propensity for spam, and even a good amount of comments doesn't always prove to me that they're not spam accounts.
✔ However, if you ARE rejected, as it says on the profile, you may PM me
and assure me that you are not a troll or a spambot or whatever and intend to be active in this comm. If you don't, I just assume I was right in rejecting you. And that's fine too.