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Journal Community
Name: Buffyversetop5
Date(s): 2005-present
Moderator: yourlibrarian and petzipellepingo
Founder: lillianmorgan and yourlibrarian
Type: Seasonal
Fandom: Jossverse
URL: Buffyversetop5; archive link

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Buffyversetop5 is a LiveJournal community.

It was founded by lillianmorgan and yourlibrarian and opened in 2005. It remains moderated by yourlibrarian and petzipellepingo.

  • It is a seasonal community for posting recs to all kinds of fan-created works.
  • Top 5 is open for 2 sessions each year. The first begins on Jan. 1 and celebrates work done in the previous year in the Buffyverse fandoms. The second is over Halloween, when recs for all years prior to the current one are welcome in all Whedonverse fandoms.

Post categories are open to each poster’s imagination and preferences, and can either be a random list of works or can follow a theme.

Part of Top 5's purpose is to celebrate and share new material that is being created by those active in the fandom, so the January session is restricted to the previous year. The Classic Recs session over Halloween however, is open for all time periods.

Top 5 was founded to:

  • thank creators for the work they've shared
  • introduce newcomers (and longtimers) to work they may have missed
  • celebrate another year of enjoying the fandom
  • serve as a rec archive that can be searched throughout the year.

More information on posting can be found on its profile page. A few other fandoms have used it as a model, such as sgversetop5.