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Moving to dreamwidth or staying on lj?
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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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Have you looked at the new-layout method that was linked to in one of the above comments? I really don't want to move to Dreamwidth; as others have said, there's a chance of it significantly reducing the number of users here, and LJ-only folks who come into the fandom after the move won't be inclined to visit. Changing the layout would fix almost all our problems, if that's a feasible option. As for if the new changes get added to S2...well, we'll deal with that if it happens. But I really think a move to DW would put a major damper on acquiring new posters.

I heard that layout still doesn't help with long threads...

But it's better than nothing, right? I wish there could be a solution that fixes everything, but neither a layout change nor a move to Dreamwidth will do that. Ultimately, it's up to the mod.

Better than nothing, but it's only a temporary fix. And we're just being forced to run through hoops right now...

This change LJ is forcing us to do (and will likely keep on forcing us to do if their business practice thus far is any indication) is no better than the adapting we need to do to get a hang of dreamwidth.

And besides, we can go for a partial move rather than a full one since t_and_b_anon still requires us to post anon on the main meme pages (and therefore, users don't need to have an account there. I hear they also have a flat view of the pages so you can see what new comments have been made to the page). Put all the prompt/fill links on dreamwidth, provide a link here, and maybe keep the update page here.

Another perk would be the larger text limits over at dreamwidth.

Why would it discourage new posters when they wouldn't even have to get a DW account to participate? I really don't understand this logic. It's stupid to complain that the DW fanbase isn't big enough and then refuse to contribute to it. The more fandom people that go over there, the more new people will be attracted to it. Dreamwidth won't have larger fan communities unless we actually go over there and make it happen ourselves. No one else is going to do it for us. The situation with LJ is only going to get worse as more of these ridiculous changes are implemented, so why wait for it to become less functional?

Besides, couldn't we just crosspost for each new part, but disable the comments on LJ and link to the corresponding DW post for people to add their fills and prompts? Again, the LJ-only people wouldn't have to get an account in order to do this, so no one would have to make any extra effort whatsoever to participate.

It's stupid to complain that the DW fanbase isn't big enough and then refuse to contribute to it.

This! This is the attitude that is holding Fandom back from Dreamwith.

I know that DW has it's own problems and it isn't some mythical utopia, but at least the owners are actually willing to listen to the users. And with memeing becoming so much harder on LJ, surely now is the best time to make that leap?

I am yet a third anon agreeing. The only way to improve the fanbase on DW is to move over there and be in it, and while I understand people who are happy with LJ don't see any point to making fandom more active on DW, the complaint that fandom isn't active enough there is frustrating. Eventually it will be if we don't all hold back just because no one wants to go first.

And we can be pretty sure DW will never fuck up their comment system the way LJ has - they've gotten over 100k new users courtesy of this clusterfuck and I know they know why.

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