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May 24th, 2010


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12:03 pm - DW again
No, not Doctor Who. Dreamwidth.

I wish you guys would stop moving over there and leaving LJ. I don't have the time or energy to be doing crap like crossposting or moving, and DW is really ugly (seriously, I have yet to see anyone's DW account that looks nice, and that includes people who customized the heck out of their LJ accounts once upon a time), and it's kind of hurtful that there are people out there who think it's more important to move to DW than to keep up with their flisties. O_o

Maybe eventually this whole thing will just speed up my move offline entirely. (Unlikely, actually, and I'm sure most of you are giving me well-deserved wtf eyebrows at that comment.)

But I've never been one to follow the crowd in RL and I can't imagine why I would change for online fads.

(ETA: I see I forgot my "content-less whinging ahead" disclaimer for this post, you guys. Sorry about that!)
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From:yahtzee63
Date:May 24th, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
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In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
In matters of fashion, flow with the current.
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From:kerravonsen
Date:May 24th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
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Problem is, a number of the people I know who have moved to Dreamwidth are doing so as a matter of principle, not of fashion, because they are totally pissed off at the underhanded things that LJ Management keep on doing.
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 25th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
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And then some of them (not all of them; not you, for instance) judge those of us who aren't bothered enough to follow them. *shrug* I guess there's always going to be divides like that in the world, online or off.
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 25th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
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Heh. Not a bad philosophy, that; not one I'm very good at, sadly. :) (I'm good at the first bit--very poor at the second!)
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From:feliciakw
Date:May 24th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
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*iz puzzled*

*quirks brow*

Did something particular bring about this statement?

I'm not going anywhere any time soon. Except maybe to Corolla.

If you leave on-line entirely, I will be sad.

Edited at 2010-05-24 07:46 pm (UTC)
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 25th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
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I'm not planning to ditch the internets any time soon, I don't think. But stuff like this does make me question whether online *fandom* (in general) is worth moving around from one social network to the next just because a bunch of other people think it's a good idea.

I dunno, sometimes my ability to solidly stay in one place and make that place awesome doesn't seem to work very well online or in RL. *g*
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From:superversive
Date:May 24th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
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For what it’s worth, I have no intention of moving to Dreamwidth.
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From:eldritchhobbit
Date:May 24th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Don't go!

As for myself, I plan to stay right here.
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 25th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
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I shan't, I don't think. I do sometimes wonder whether I'll end up being left behind, though. (As often happens with me in RL. Hmmmm.)
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From:jedibuttercup
Date:May 24th, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
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DW: I haz one. But mostly because I like having a place to post long stories in their entirety. I do nothing else there, not shortfic, not f'list reading, nada. Those who move have lost me, unless I trip over recs.

*holds onto LJ with you*
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From:aurora_novarum
Date:May 24th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
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Hee! That's what I do too! I *love* Dreamwidth for its longer entry limits because I hate to break up my stories. So I've made my DW my "fic journal" (although I use it for large and small). But I always link to things on lj and it's my main/chatty journal.

Don't worry, iz! There's lots of us still about!
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 25th, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
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I did hear that they have more space per entry, and I can see the appeal of that, though so far I have not really needed it. *g* (If I ever finish that SPN novel, I may.)
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From:dejla
Date:May 24th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
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I'm still here...
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 25th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
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Hiiii LJ person! *g*
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From:dejla
Date:May 26th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
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I admit I have a Dreamwidth account and I do post simultaneously sometimes, but I'm not leaving here for the foreseeable future.
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From:kerravonsen
Date:May 24th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
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I'm still crossposting. {hugs you}
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 25th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC)
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*hugs* I'm very grateful that you are, actually. Because you're one of the people I would really hate to lose, and I am not so good at moving on with stuff like this. (Part of me feels that I should be; part of me is just kind of done with being the person who makes the effort to keep the ties intact. So it's lovely when others do things that make it easier.)
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From:thewhiteowl
Date:May 24th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
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Actually there's one style, Crossroads, that looks very like this one you're using (and nothing as ugly as the old LJ styles, lol).
There's plans to implement cross-site reading pages, so your friends can still read your entries from DW without having to come to LJ. And if you did move across, moving your stuff and cross-posting is seriously just putting in your LJ details and pressing a button.
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 25th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
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I know, everyone says it's so easy and whatever. I'm just really not buying it; I took a lot of trouble getting situated here and finding a look and balance I like. I hate the pressure to ditch it/add to it. Bad enough that family wants me on Facebook and my more professional blog content requires that I be on Twitter.

I'm also one of the only people I know who doesn't have a smartphone and does not, does NOT want one. I think I may wind up a luddite by default. *g*

(Although it is nice to know that they're trying to work on making DW a little more view-friendly.)
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From:dejla
Date:May 26th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
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No, I don't want a smartphone, and I don't want to join Facebook or Twitter. I want my phone to make and answer calls when I want to do it. I don't like surfing on a small screen, and I don't find it comfortable to text -- the keys are too small.
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From:thewhiteowl
Date:May 26th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
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That's one of the nicest things about DW, that they are actively adding new features that the userbase wants (and encourage anyone inclined that way to chip in and help write them), whereas LJ just feels out of touch with the users now.

I want a smartphone, but cannot afford one :(
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From:sallymn
Date:May 25th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
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I'm still here, as is most of my flist.

I dislike the tone over there, but if most of fandom went, hopefully it would ease up on the self-righteousness. But until then... no.
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 25th, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
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Heh. Yeah, such things usually get somewhat diluted by sheer numbers. It is nice that not everyone moved at once; that would have shell-shocked some of us, yes?
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From:tree_and_leaf
Date:May 25th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
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I'm not moving, although to be honest crossposting is really easy; I default these days to writing posts in DW and crossposting. If nothing else, having a mirror is useful, because if LJ (or DW, indeed) did a geocities, it would be pretty devastating.

I have mixed feelings about DW. It's not as pretty as LJ - though it's getting better all the time - but that's just a matter of time. On the other hand, most of my flist is over on LJ, which is what's really important, and also there's something a bit worthy and self-righteous about DW at times. So I don't want to leave LJ.

However, I don't entirely trust LJ as a company anymore. So in some ways I'd be happy to leave - except, of course, there are people here who I'd miss.
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 25th, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure I entirely trust ANY company (maybe Amazon comes close), so I just kind of "..." at the whole LJ thing. Which may not be terribly insightful, but there you are.

I just hate how complicated my RL already is, and don't want online to have to mirror that. Quite enough that my fic gets crossposted (and boy am I behind with a couple of my archives!). It's not that life is all that *busy*, just that it's full of so many various small things that I keep dropping bits and feeling like shit about it. The more complex online interaction gets, the worse I feel about using it--not enough to leave, but enough to make whiny posts like this one, I gues. *g*

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