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03 May 2017 @ 04:08 pm
Greetings community members.

As many of you are now aware, Livejournal has transferred complete ownership and control over to their Russian counterpart company (a move we all knew would happen eventually, when they were bought out a few years ago) and updated their Terms and Conditions to force anyone using the platform to comply with Russian law regarding content, publication and speech.

This makes the content of this community questionable at best and obscene at worst. The site admins could, at any time, decide to simply delete this (and similar) fandom communities without notice. Also, related to the control move, Livejournal lost its SSL status earlier this week (it is currently restored, however that is always subject to change,) meaning that it could begin carrying malicious software and become vulnerable to a multitude of other threats.

With these issues in mind, cassetteobots is moving completely to Dreamwidth as of this week.

I have spent the last month contemplating a permanent move as my fellow mods and I scrambled to back up communities and duplicate content. We refused to let them shut down our fandom and erase our history, but it is in the best interest of the fandom to move the community to a safer platform. Cassetteobots has only recently been available over there but, all posts are copied over, comments preserved and tags imported. And, while this community will be officially closed it will not be deleted.

Starting from today, cassetteobots will be available exclusively on Dreamwidth.org. However, in case of any new posts happening here on Livejournal, the DW community will back up once a month to preserve them, just in case.

If you are not a DW member, fear not! Joining is free, does not currently require an invite code and runs very much like livejournal. You can even copy over your own personal LJ account and preserve your journal.

So, my fellow fans, as much as it pains me to finally turn off the lights in this creaky old LJ, I hope that you’ll move with us to Dreamwidth and that we can keep having the good times. And even if you don’t come with us, thank you for what you did share.

Find us here: https://cassetteobots.dreamwidth.org/profile

See you soon,
03 February 2016 @ 11:08 am
Hey everyone! Its that time of year again, where we leave little bits of love for the people who help make our fandom lives special!

Cruise over to tf_valentines and spread some love here at the submission post! But don't dawdle; you only have til the 13th!
13 October 2014 @ 10:33 pm
There is a site that is copying whole journal entries and fanfics and posting them on their blog and has been since 2011 but only providing the original link not asking permission nor descriminating Between journal posts and fanfiction.

It seems to use a bot to collect certain tagged fics and has already taken fic from rare-pairing.

as a result I'm probably going to lock all my communities to members only as a protection measure. I have also contacted live journal to see if anything can be done.

I've posted the site below please check if your work is there and if you're not happy you can request that they take it down.


UPDATE: if you are affected (this mod is!) go to the domain's abuse support page and report it! http://www.privacyprotect.org/#report_abuse
10 February 2014 @ 03:03 pm

DreamWidth | LiveJournal
25 November 2012 @ 01:18 pm
LJ is up to some tricks again, and has a bug going around where some people are being banned from communities randomly. this is not deliberate on the part of your mod team, and we are so sorry!

the banned list is being updated to correct this error on LJ's part and we are making sure that the only people banned from the communities are people who have been warned for misconduct and then told by a mod that they have been banned (either in the distant past or in the future). if you have not been notified by a mod that you have been banned and you are, then your ban is in error and we are taking care of that right now.

again, we apologize for this error and we are getting things fixed!
10 September 2012 @ 01:25 pm
Rating: Very safe G
Pairings: None
Characters: Rewind, Steeljaw, and assorted Autobots. Also, Frenzy and Ravage
Word Count: 3,306
Warnings: fluff, silly crack and birthday cake.

Summary: Sometimes Rewind really has trouble saying "No" when people ask him for favors.

"You are so domestic sometimes, it's not funny"

13 April 2012 @ 01:15 am
First: voting is still tied for the Minor Damage contest. i cannot award the prizes until we break the tie! voting is open to anyone, so cruise on over here and cast your vote for the first place winner in the fiction category.

Second: the Mid-Month Challenge has zero entries right now, so we're extending it til the end of the month. i know a lot of us were busy with dark_fest and will be busy with springkink but i'm hoping you can fit this one into your schedule somewhere. the theme is "Family" which shouldn't be terribly hard to work with. entries are now due Mon. April 30th.
28 March 2012 @ 08:46 pm
hey guys! we're about half way through the Mid-Month Challenge. cruise over to the details page and check it out!

also, the vote for the Minor Damage Contest is currently tied. we need tie breaker votes so that i can award the prizes! cruise over here to vote if you haven't already!
Meet the newest members of the Autobot Cassette team. Released as repaints as part of TakaraTomy's Encore 22 along with Twincast, very little is known about Nightstalker and Stripes since for one, they're based off of very obscure characters, and for two, they're also new to the "Cassette-verse".

Much of Nightstalker's story comes from a single issue of the Marvel UK G1 comics while others say he was meant to be the Shattered Glass version of Steeljaw. Stripes was originally supposed to be in the 1986 Transformers Movie in place of Ramhorn and is a repaint of Ravage.

Meanwhile, though toys were never made for Blackcat and Playback, they nonetheless get mentions here since they are still a part of the G1 Autobots. All we know of them is that like Nightstalker, they too had only a one-shot comics. Alas, whereas Blackcat still has some personality we can glean from the single issue, Playback's only appearance was as a corpse.

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14 March 2012 @ 02:23 pm
We know the last (and our first) challenge only ended a few days ago, but we were so thrilled to have some entries in (that we LOVED), we couldn't wait to get everyone engaged with our next one.

This is technically our April challenge but we figured we'd like to give everyone a little more time. All you have to do is submit any kind of fanwork (fic, art, etc) to the comm, centered around the theme.

Since the cassettes always tend to come in pairs or little units, and Blaster is always ribbed for being a den mother, we decided that the theme for this challenge would be:


Your deadline is April 15th
and be sure to tag your entries with: "official challenge response" & "official contest: mar/apr 2012"

We can't wait to see what you guys come up with :D

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