Hello Fanficers! As you all know, The Force Awakens is about to be released and with that comes a slight issue with the way we organize fanfics. A while back a vote was taken and the majority wanted to go with a multi-tagging system. Unfortunately, we don't have the multi-tagging capabilities as of yet and we feel like it's really at the point that changes need to be made. We've decided to go with the solution that had the second most votes and what we think will be the least confusing option. In a few days all stories tagged "Beyond" and "Before" will be have been changed to "Beyond Legends" and "Before Legends" and new "Beyond the Saga" and "Before the Saga" tags will be made. In addition, new Saga tags will be added to help break up the vast amount of time and movies that will encompass The Saga. Below are the new tags with explanations: Beyond Legends - Stories that take place in what is now known as Legends- the former Expanded Universe. If your story takes place after Return of the Jedi and in the timeline of the Legends Expanded Universe or with those characters, Beyond Legends is what you want to tag. Beyond the Saga - Stories that take place beyond the entire series of movies. So for right now, anything that takes place after Episode 9 and not part of the Legends timeline would use this tag. Any AUs that have nothing to do with Legends continuity or characters, but takes place after Episode 9, use this tag. Before Legends - Stories that take place prior to The Phantom Menace in what is now known as Legends, the previous Expanded Universe, including games. If your story takes place in that timeline or with those characters, Before Legends is the tag you want to use. Before the Saga - Stories taking place before the series of movies. If your story is a prequel to The Phantom Menace but has nothing to do with happenings in the Legends EU, you would use this tag. Any AUs that have nothing to do with Legends continuity or characters but take place before TPM, use this tag. Saga - This tag will remain for stories that sweep through different parts of the Saga, as well as for older fics that might not get changed. Saga- PT - Stories that take place from The Phantom Menace up to A New HopeSaga - OT -Stories that take place from A New Hope up to The Force AwakensSaga - ST - Stories that take place from The Force Awakens through Episode 9 Saga -Legends - For any story that takes place within the Saga, but is part of the Legends continuity. Stories that are a part of the Legends timeline or with major characters who exist within the previous Expanded Universe. (Example: A story about Mara Jade as the Emperor's Hand, would be under this tag) Any AUs that take place without Legends continuity or characters and take place within the Saga should go in the most appropriate Saga tag. -- As is the case now, if your story does not fit firmly into one of these categories, choose what you think is best. Whichever tag the vast majority of the story takes place or with the vast majority of characters, chose that tag. We know the change in Beyond and Before will not be correct for some stories, but feel it is the case with the vast majority. If your story has been changed to "Beyond Legends" or "Before Legends" and you feel like it belongs in the new 'Beyond the Saga' or 'Before the Saga' tags, feel free to change it yourself or send the mods a PM with a link to your story and we will correct it. Please start to use the new tags for Saga with any story that fits into those categories. You should be able to retag any of your older stories, but if you have any issues, feel free to send mav and/or Bri a PM with the link and what tag it should be and we're happy to help! If you have any questions regarding this matter, please post them in this thread. A few examples that might help to make it clearer: Think of Legends as a diverging timeline. If your story is part of that timeline, it goes to Legends tags. If it's part of the new timeline, even an AU of that time line, or an AU where Legends doesn't matter, it goes in the other tags. A story with Revan as the main character - Before Legends Revan is a character from KOTOR, which is Legends. Since Revan is the main character and focus of the story, it's considered Legends. A story about Mara Jade as the Emperor's Hand set within the movies - Saga Legends Mara is a Legends character and the story of her doing the Emperor's bidding is part of the Legends timeline. Even though the story takes place within the movies, it's considered Legends because she is the main character and idea is Legends based. A story with Luke, Han and Leia where they fight the Yuuzhan Vong - Beyond Legends Because the basis of the story is set within the Legends timeline (NJO), it's Beyond Legends, even though the characters are a part of the NuCanon (Disney Canon, new timeline). Luke, Han and Leia were also part of the Legends Universe and the majority of the story is about a Legends happenings. A story that takes place 5,000 years BBY with all OCs - Before the Saga This story has nothing to do with anything in the Legends timeline, the Legends tag should not be used. A story that is speculation on what happens after The Force Awakens - Saga ST* If it's speculation on what happens or what could happen in Episodes 8 or 9, it goes in Saga ST. *If it's far future speculation, as in you want it to happen after Episode 9, it would go in Beyond the Saga. An AU story about The Force Awakens but you also inserted Talon Karrde into the story. - Depends. Saga ST or Saga Legends In this case it would be a judgement call. If the story is based around Karrde, then it should be Saga Legends. If he's a minor character and the vast majority of the story revolves around the TFA story and/or cast, it would be Saga ST. It's up to the author as to which tag fits the story the best. If the story change, the tag can always be changed.A story where Jaina Solo is suddenly transported into The Force Awakens and has to help her parents save the galaxy in order to save their lives. - Depends. Saga ST or Saga Legends Again, it depends on what you think is the most important part of the story. If it's from Jaina's POV and she's seeing what happened in TFA because she was sucked into a blackhole and is now in the new timeline, probably Saga Legends.If she's inserted into The Force Awakens and is just part of an ensemble of major characters, probably Saga-ST.A AU story with Sinjir Rath Velus as the main character that takes place soon after Return of the Jedi. - Saga - OT Sinjir Rath Velus is a character introduced in the book Aftermath, which is not part of the Legends timeline because it is one of the new books (which are considered canon) therefor you should use the Saga tag. Because the story takes place before The Force Awakens starts, it goes under the OT. So you would tag this story Saga-OT.