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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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Ah, my only question is what to do about the long fills that are already in progress. If we move, will there be a post specifically for continuing those? If so, will we have to repost them entirely, or just have a link to what's already written and go from there? And if not, do we just continue working on them on LJ, or do we integrate them into the new prompt requests on DW somehow?

The comments to every post can be imported as-is, so that no one has to repost anything or link to other threads or start up fresh with new posts or any of that other confusing BS. If we move, every post, comment, and thread in the community will come with it. You won't have to do anything except wait for it all to transfer to DW.

Great! I'm in, then.

I'm an author of an in-progress fill, and honestly I'm unlikely to continue my fill on the meme unless I know for sure we're going to DW. Because trying to post it here (not to mention other people trying to read it here) is so, so incredibly annoying now. Thinking I'm going to keep on writing until either it's finished and I can post it to an actual fic archive, or until I know we're going to DW and people will actually be able to see it shortly, and eventually I'll be able to post it through a system that doesn't make me want to claw my eyes out.

I dunno if other author!anons are in the same boat, but this whole mess does not exactly make me want to post fills. :/

I'm unlikely to continue my fill on the meme unless I know for sure we're going to DW.

See, this is what worries me the most about NOT moving. Attracting a greater amount of new people isn't worth it if the authors that are already here leave because of the comment system.

As someone who has a fill from one of the earlier pages: the way the comments are displayed right now makes me not want to continue as well... if only because finding new comments is a nightmare in this new layout, and even with the various fixes, there's the fact that this is LJ.

It's bad enough to be a slow writer, to be made to suffer through this change...

I feel the same especially since the prompt to my fill is near the later end of part 2. With the new comment system, no one but maybe the prompter would even know where it is.

Yeah, only reason I can find my own current in-progress fill is because it's under the first prompt on a particular page. I can't imagine how annoying it would be if it wasn't the first thread - and if I wasn't sure which page it was on? Yeah, never finding it.

writer!anon here who feels the same. :\ I'm going back to school soon, and it's just not worth the extra effort to try and navigate this place as it is.

Another author anon here who REALLY wants to move to DW. Even if it means manually pointing people to other parts of my fills, etc. I'd so much rather move. The main reason to post here for me is the fact that I know there are interested readers waiting. With the new comment system making it hard for anyone to read, what's the point to doing a fic this way rather than writing it in full and putting it on an archive?

Plus - it's been stated that the S2 workarounds are temporary, and eventually the System from Hell will be extended to S2 styles as well as S1. So even if the decision went against DW now, we'd probably have to have the same debate in six months, after losing a lot of readers and writers to frustration with the comments.

I have ideas of prompts to fill and slowly working on some, but viewing the meme like this hurts my eyes. I'm not keeping up with seeing new prompts or fills or much of anything.

Another author anon chiming in: I can't update my fills like this. I can't even FIND my fills like this.

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