It's recently occurred to your mods that it's hard in some corners of fandom to search simultaneously for themes and characters. Some character-centric (and pairing-centric) communities allow for searches by theme, but others require searches be for specific fanworks only. It seems there might be a need for a comm that will allow for one to ask other members for recs based around BOTH a pairing AND a theme.
Should this community be a place for that?
There are a couple of things to consider. One is that it will mean more traffic on this community, which could be a plus or a minus. The mods don't have the time to log recs that aren't on our main pages. We also don't want to become a community in which people DO look for specific fanworks, as there are plenty of communities in which one can do that. So there would likely need to be some moderation of posts, either by approval of posts (which would lead to a delay in posting) or by deletion of rogue posts.
We are considering opening this community for such use, or possibly creating a new community (with a name like "hpthemes_find"). But if there's little interest in this sort of functionality and members of hpthemes would find it annoying, well, we'll leave it at that :)
Would you like the community to allow searches by members?
There should be a separate community for such searches.
If we decide to open the community for member-directed searches, should those posts be moderated?
Comments are, of course, very welcome!
ALSO: We are once again looking for volunteers to co-mod with us. This is not a "Save Your Community By Modding It" request. The community WILL survive regardless of whether you volunteer.
However, your mods are busy people and would love it if someone with a lot of passion and enthusiasm for this community would join us for the long term. We are willing to work out as a group (songquake, lost_stray_cat and whoever steps forward) what responsibilities each mod would have. We're pretty easygoing :) We're also a little overwhelmed some weeks, and would love to have another mind/pair of eyes/pair of hands to help us out. Please feel free to PM either of us individually or together as hpthemes_mods to discuss the possibility of coming aboard!
Thanks again for participating in this awesome community. It's really nothing without its members!
Love, songquake and lost_stray_cat