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Welcome to Rare Pair Exchange 2016

This is our fifth multi-fandom Rare Pair Exchange on Livejournal.

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Please do not hesitate to contact us at rarepairmod@gmail.com if you have any questions/comments/concerns. We do not know about issues unless we are told.

Useful links are located in the sidebar.

A Note

As a reminder this is a ship exchange not a gen exchange. As it says in the FAQs: this fest is to celebrate rare relationships (romantic and/or sexual). Unless the person you were assigned specifically says they are okay with receiving gen instead of a ship fic, then gen/pre-relationship stories are not acceptable fills.

Letters and pinch hits

We've had quite a few people asking about locked/unfinished letters, and we haven't heard back from many of the people we've reached out to about them. We get that life happens, so if you can just let us know if you won't be finishing yours or if you can give us a date by when you think it'll be finish so we can pass it on, it would be very appreciated.

We also still have a number of pinch hits up here: https://groups.google.com/forum/?pli=1#!forum/rare-pair-pinch-hits

(Sorry, this didn't get crossposted yesterday for some reason.)

Bug fixed!

AO3 seems to have been able to fix the problem on their end, and we were just able to send assignments out with them. Please bear with us as we go through emails as we have quite a few.

Assignments and Pinch Hits

Assignments have all been sent. If you don't receive yours shortly, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please shot us am email and we'll let you know who you've been assigned.

We have quite a few initial pinch hits up here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/rare-pair-pinch-hits

Thank you everyone for your patience as we've tried to work this out. If at a later date, AO3 is able to fix the problem, you will receive another email with the same assignment from AO3. As assignments won't appear under you assignment page unless AO3 is able to fix it when posting, you will have to fill in both the collection name (rarepairfest2016) and the name of your recipient when posting your assignment.

Please remember that all treats should be posted to the treat collection: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/rairpairfesttreats2016/profile

An update and some info

- No word form AO3 on getting a fix or not. We're testing mail merge right now, and we will send out assignments ourself later today.

- The email you receive from us will only contain the name of your recipient. You'll have to find their details in the request summary here: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/rarepairfest2016/requests?sort_column=prompter&sort_direction=ASC
The letter post is also up here: http://rarepairsupport.livejournal.com/5971.html

- If for some reason you receive an email whose greeting contains an AO3 name that is not yours, please let us know right away. Also please, let us know if there is any sort of matching error (ex. the person listed as your recipient has not requested anything you've offered), and we will get it fixed ASAP.

- Due to the delay in getting assignments out, a week has been added to all dates.
August 20 - Assignments are due
August 26 - Final Pinch Hits Due
August 27 - Works are revealed
September 3 - Creators are revealed

- Pinch hits will go out shortly here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/rare-pair-pinch-hits

Another Update

We haven't heard anything back from AO3 since we gave them access to the collection yesterday afternoon. We really apologize that this is taking a ridiculous amount of time. If it's not fixed by this weekend, we'll send out emails ourselves on Sunday, and then send out assignments "officially" as soon as we are able. If you prefer not to wait till them, you can shoot us an email (rarepairmod@gmail.com) with your AO3 name and we can tell you who you're assigned.

ETA: We heard back. Good news: they're still looking into it. Bad news: they might not be able to fix it.


AO3 finally got back to us. We gave them access to the collection, so hopefully we can move forward soon.

Another Matching Update

Hey guys. We haven't heard anything from AO3 yet and have tried everything in our power to get matches to save like they're supposed to with no success, so unless the problem magically fixes itself, we're stuck until AO3 steps in. Sorry for the delay, and we'll let people know when we hear something.

Matching Update

We've heard back from everyone, and our plan was to send out assignments this afternoon. Unfortunately, we seem to be experiencing a bug as matches won't save for a couple people. We've contacted AO3 and are waiting for a response from the.