The State of The Fandom Address

A Message From Stephenie Meyer:

Hello awesome fansite operators! My publicist is sending this message for me to all the key Twilight fansites on the web. I know there are a million other little sites, but you guys are the ones who really set the tone and shape the attitude for the entire online Twilight world. I want to ask all of you a huge favor. As the release date for Breaking Dawn approaches, there is a strong possibility that something might get leaked online (if Harry Potter 7 couldn’t be kept under wraps, what are Breaking Dawn’s chances??). People who are looking to be spoiled will certainly find this information, and if they must ruin their reading experience, then I can’t do anything about it. But I’m so anxious for the people who don’t want to be spoiled. I would appreciate it hugely if you would, beginning on July 14th at 9:00 p.m. EST, shut down your message boards and your front page comments until Breaking Dawn is released on August 2nd. I’m going to do what little I can with my own myspace page, but I know that most Twilighters come to your sites for information. The Lexicon has done this for me in the past, and it was a great help in keeping the experience unspoiled for readers who want it that way. Thank you so much for all that you do, and for the amazing success that you have made of my series. I can’t wait until Breaking Dawn is out to finally be able to talk about it with all of you!

 Stephenie

 

As always, the Twilight Lexicon will be doing what is asked of us. This means that as of July 14th at 9:00 pm EST, the Twilight Lexicon will be closed for open posting. We will continue to post our usual news updates on the front page so that you will not miss out on any important information, but the comments will be turned off.

The Lexicon will reopen in full on Aug. 3 around 9:00 am. This will give our staff a chance to read and digest Breaking Dawn without having to worry about the site. At that time we will start multiple threads for discussion and have our usual "request a topic" thread to cover the areas we may have missed. All Breaking Dawn discussion will be contained in the Breaking Dawn forum for at least a month if not longer. We ask that no avatars, banners, or signatures contain any spoiler information until Sept. 2, giving the majority of the fans here in the States a full month to get their book and read it.

This is how we did things for New Moon and Eclipse, and it worked rather well. Granted, the fandom and the population of our site has increased tenfold in the last year. This may come as a surprise to those of you that are new, but for those of us that have been around a while, I hope you can understand our need to keep the spoilers down to a minimum. If you must spoil, do it in your private e-mails and not out in the open where someone who really doesn’t want to know won’t see it. We do things like this not to ruin the fun, but to make sure that everyone can get the information on their own terms.

The Lexicon Admin Team

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