All members must participate in the monthly check-ins. Each month, members provide their current year-to-date (YTD) totals to the moderators. Your YTD word count should never decrease. The YTD reflects all the words you wrote in 2016, even if you later edit them out. You will only ever be required to provide numbers; sharing what is written is completely optional.
If you know that you will be unavailable during the time frame for an upcoming check-in, you can request to be excused by using the Page-a-Mod on Livejournal or on Dreamwidth, PMing the moderator journal, or emailing us.
3 months in a row without checking in will result in your removal from the community.