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Moving to dreamwidth or staying on lj?
keep calm and rock out
rocks_not_dead wrote in t_and_b_anon
(Please note that with some time of waiting in the dreamwidth queue the entire community including all comments and settings can be moved to dreamwidth.)

Poll #1805782 Move to dreamwidth or stay on lj?
This poll is closed.

As for so many other memes recently, it's time for us to decide now, too. Do we want to move the meme over to dreamwidth or stay on lj?

move to dreamwidth
stay on lj

I'd also like to say, for those who don't know yet that dreamwidth is going invite code free til the end of the year. However, you can also post without having an account here.

The poll will close January 7th.

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Things Dreamwidth has in its favor aside from subject lines and non-painful comments pages:

Larger character limits on comments. Over here we're limited to 4300 characters per comment. Over there, 16000. So a fic that needs to be posted as three or four comments here? Only one over there. Much less hassle for people who are filling.

Each comment has a link to view the entire thread starting at the original top-level comment. This means if you get an email notification for say part 50 of a fic (not that very many fics would get that high with the larger comments!), you can go to that comment - and then click to view the whole thing starting from the prompt that inspired it.

Comments pages have a link to view=flat. This is a feature not a lot of people seem to know about at LJ, because you have to add it to the URL manually - it gives a chronological list of comments to any post, rather than threaded. This means if you want to see what fills have been posted/updated recently, you can click that link and go to the last page, and see the most recent comments on that entire part of the meme. (And then if it's one that looks interesting but you didn't start reading at the beginning, you can click the previously mentioned link to go back to the very beginning!) This would also be extremely useful for archival purposes, since someone could conceivably check everything that's been posted on the meme at regular intervals, each time working backwards to the last time they archived. (Updaters at the Phoenix Wright kink meme were pretty pleased to discover this, if I recall.)

...Anything else I'm forgetting? I'm pretty sure there's more, but I pretty much live at DW except for a couple of anon memes over here, so I may take a lot of things for granted by now.

DW is designed so that fics can be directly loaded onto kindle and other e-readers, so you can post a multichapter fic in a single entry. I'm not sure how many characters they do allow for a single entry, but one entry I posted was 30,000 words.

Character limit on posts is 160,000 characters - I looked it up earlier because I'd never hit it. (Of course, anything above about 50,000 words, I tend to divide it into chapters just so people can take a break. ;)) Comments on the most recent news post suggest it equates to around 50,000-60,000 words per entry.

Which is great for de-anoning, admittedly, but the increased comment limits are especially useful for the meme itself.

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