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[!] askbox/submission is closed!

We’ve reached 300 confessions/opinions! Once we’ve made them all, we’ll be opened again. Thanks to everyone who sent something in!

Love, main admin katherinedoeskpop

[!] askbox/submission is open

The askbox/submission will be closed after we reach 300 confessions/opinions, so send them in quickly! Remember to make sure your opinion doesn’t break any of our rules! Any confessions/opinions sent through fan mail will be deleted.

***Given the recent B.I. and YG situations, we’d like to repeat our reminder from earlier:

First, please remember to abide by our rules, especially our rule of “no guilty/not guilty opinions.” Unless that person has admitted so himself/herself or has been officially charged, do not send in an opinion claiming someone’s innocence or guilt, no matter how firmly you may believe. We understand many of you have strong opinions on YG and B.I, and we encourage you to express them; as long as they abide by our rules, they will be posted.

Please also remember that we are not a blog about the country of South Korea, meaning we don’t post things detailing the history of South Korea, how the current government works, and etc. Some context for the sake of the opinion is permitted, but the main focus should be about K-pop, not South Korea.

Finally, please, please be careful about the information you may provide to aid your opinion. We admins do our best to make sure information presented in opinions are accurate, but with how intricate these cases are and how fast information is coming in, it is difficult to catch every little thing. If there are details in the opinion that aren’t backed up, it will not be posted.

Love, main admin katherinedoeskpop

[!] notice

Hi everyone. Before opening the box, we wanted to quickly address both the B.I situation and the YG situation.

First, please remember to abide by our rules, especially our rule of “no guilty/not guilty opinions.” Unless that person has admitted so himself/herself or has been officially charged, do not send in an opinion claiming someone’s innocence or guilt, no matter how firmly you may believe. We understand many of you have strong opinions on YG and B.I, and we encourage you to express them; as long as they abide by our rules, they will be posted.

Please also remember that we are not a blog about the country of South Korea, meaning we don’t post things detailing the history of South Korea, how the current government works, and etc. Some context for the sake of the opinion is permitted, but the main focus should be about K-pop, not South Korea

Finally, please, please be careful about the information you may provide to aid your opinion. We admins do our best to make sure information presented in opinions are accurate, but with how intricate these cases are and how fast information is coming in, it is difficult to catch every little thing. If there are details in the opinion that aren’t backed up, it will not be posted

^ The rules above also apply to the comments, and we will be keeping a close eye on opinions regarding YG and B.I.

It’s crazy how many notice posts we’ve had to make just this year. Although they may seem repetitive, these posts really help control the understandable chaos. Most opinions on this year’s controversies have respected our rules, though, and we are so appreciative of you all for following our rules. As always, thank you all for understanding and being patient with us.

[heads up!] the askbox/submission will be open…

The askbox will be opened on:

FRIDAY, June 21st           @ 11 PM KST

                                          @ 2 PM UTC

                                          @ 10 AM EST

                                          @ 7 AM PST

Love, main admin katherinedoeskpop

[!] askbox/submission is closed!

We’ve reached 300 confessions/opinions! Once we’ve made them all, we’ll be opened again. Thanks to everyone who sent something in!

Love, main admin paperjewels

[!] askbox/submission is open

The askbox/submission will be closed after we reach 300 confessions/opinions, so send them in quickly! Remember to make sure your opinion doesn’t break any of our rules! Any confessions/opinions sent through fan mail will be deleted.

Love, main admin paperjewels

[heads up!] the askbox/submission will be open…

The askbox will be opened on:

May 10th           @ 4 PM EST

                           @ 8 PM UTC

May 11th           @ 5 AM KST

Love, main admin paperjewels

[!] askbox/submission is closed!

We’ve reached 300 confessions/opinions! Once we’ve made them all, we’ll be opened again. Thanks to everyone who sent something in!

Love, main admin katherinedoeskpop

[!] askbox/submission is open!

The askbox/submission will be closed after we reach 300 confessions/opinions, so send them in quickly! Remember to make sure your opinion doesn’t break any of our rules! Any confessions/opinions sent through fan mail will be deleted.

***IMPORTANT:  If you want to submit a post about the ongoing Burning Sun scandal and related events, please look very carefully at our rules, especially regarding scandalous/sensitive topics and guilty/not guilty type opinions. While we want to allow discussions about these events, we’re also avoiding adding fuel to the fire or contributing to the constant media storm. We will be reviewing each incoming post about this situation on a case by case basis, but here are some examples of what we most likely won’t accept:

  • Guilty accusations with no evidence OR unconfirmed evidence / If I can’t find a confirmed source to back up your statement, I won’t post it.
  • Speculation about idols or celebrities who do not have any confirmed connection to the scandal OR have been cleared of the situation (so far) / For example, “I think _______ is one of the celebrities that was in the chatroom”  or “I think ________ definitely did _______ even if the police decided not to investigate him.”
  • Grand sweeping statements / For example, “All men in K-pop are scum” or “The entire K-pop industry is corrupt.”
  • Opinions that expand the situation beyond K-pop / We are a K-pop blog, not a news blog/history blog/information about South Korea blog.  There is plenty to talk about this scandal that’s still in the K-pop sphere, so we don’t need to expand here.

If you do not want to see posts or opinions about this scandal, please blacklist our tag #UKO Burning Sun.

Love, main admin katherinedoeskpop

Regular

[!] heads up! the askbox/submission will be open in 24 hours! (+ other things)

Hi all, it’s Katherine! It took a little longer than I expected, but I’m finally ready to come off hiatus – which means that AL, Alice, and Annie will be back soon to post regularly as well! I’m sorry things have been slower for a while, but we’re hoping to get things back on schedule soon.

First things first – the ask box/submission will be open on: 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10th

@ 11 PM KST 

@ 10 AM EST

@ 7 AM PST

@ 2 PM UTC

I’ve decided to add in KST because, you know, that’s where I live now haha. I’m very sorry to all my fellow Americans for the extremely early timing; I promise that the next time I open, I’ll schedule it for a weekend when it will be okay for me to stay up a bit later! (But this weekend I’m going to D&E’s concert sooooo…)

Now for an update… you all probably remember when Jimin posted a notice last month about the Burning Sun scandal and how we decided to handle it. Since the ask box is opening for the first time in a while, I’d like to remind everyone to please look very carefully at our submission rules, especially regarding scandalous/sensitive topics and guilty/not guilty type opinions. We understand that you all will have a lot to say about this whole situation, but we need some boundaries because so much information is still coming out every day and things are still changing super quickly. 

To be honest, we’re probably going to have to look at each submission about this topic on a case by case basis. That being said, we will not choose or reject opinions through personal preference! We want to allow discussions about these events, but we also don’t want to add fuel to the fire or contribute to the constant media storm. Our policy might change as more information is released, but we’re trying to work based on what we know right now.

Here are some examples of things we most likely won’t accept (and comments we will probably give warnings to). They’re not necessarily the only things we will reject, but this should give a clearer idea of what we’re trying to avoid:

  1. Guilty accusations with no evidence OR unconfirmed evidence / If I can’t find a confirmed source to back up your statement, I won’t post it.
  2. Speculation about idols or celebrities who do not have any confirmed connection to the scandal OR have been cleared of the situation (so far) / For example, “I think _______ is one of the celebrities that was in the chatroom”  or “I think ________ definitely did _______ even if the police decided not to investigate him.”
  3. Grand sweeping statements / For example, “All men in K-pop are scum” or “The entire K-pop industry is corrupt.” 
  4. Opinions that expand the situation beyond K-pop / We are a K-pop blog, not a news blog/history blog/information about South Korea blog.  There is plenty to talk about this scandal that’s still in the K-pop sphere, so we don’t need to expand here.

Also – if you do not want to see posts or opinions about this scandal, please blacklist our tag #UKO Burning Sun.

Thank you all so much for being patient with us as always – it really means a lot to us!

Love, main admin @katherinedoeskpop