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Green Room - Week 14 - Day 2

Because that Day 13 was really Day 1...

I'm proud to announce that Livejournal has listened to the People and has brought in a crisis specialist to move all the servers back to San Francisco and restore people's faith in the system again. Welcome Steve Bannon!!!

Note: That took you a second didn't it? Because that sounds like a move LJ would make. But you *had* to know it was a joke, Livejournal never gives you that much heads up on any move that is being made! :D

http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1001426.html is the new topic and the Work Room can be found http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1001636.html

So far, I've heard largely positive reactions to the decision for Idol to stick around. But of course, those opposing it might not even be able to see this! :O

I do have a Dreamwidth account for Idol set up, just in case. I've had it over there for awhile now, just to keep my options open. Hopefully it will never come to that.

For those who *do* go over to DW and spend time there? What's it like, because I've heard two entirely different criticisms - (1) that no one is there and it's a ghost town and (2) that compared to LJ the folks who go over tend to be the "holier than thou" annoying types. (I can see the latter from some of the Facebook responses I've seen (on the Livejournal Lives group, NOT my own friends list).


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Apr. 6th, 2017 02:27 pm (UTC)
First...lk has storage bars on sale x2.
Apr. 6th, 2017 03:28 pm (UTC)
It's like we're speaking our own special Sims City code. :)

(because we are)

Thanks for the heads up!
Apr. 6th, 2017 04:03 pm (UTC)
Hope you got them! :-)

Apr. 6th, 2017 02:32 pm (UTC)
Since I made the move, it's been very active. People are more responsive to personal posts. I haven't encountered any "holier than thou" attitudes, though that might just be my friends circle. Just like here, it's all about who you connect with. Most people talk about their day, their life, and treat it like a daily log of adventures rather than an out pouring of opinion pieces.

So, overall, my experience has been good. I like that people seem more genuinely interested in what I'm doing in my every day. Haven't explored the communities much, because those seem to be less active unless it's fandom/fanfic related, and I'm not interested in those things at the moment.

I think the LJ vs DW thing is a lot like Apple vs Android. People seem to either love one or the other, and few love both. lol

Edited at 2017-04-06 02:33 pm (UTC)
Apr. 6th, 2017 03:26 pm (UTC)
Have you been able to cross-post since the TOS? I know some people were saying they were having problems. But I don't know how much of that was "new rules" and how much of it was the usual LJ/DW problems and just bad timing.
Apr. 6th, 2017 03:33 pm (UTC)
You can only cross-post if you agree to the TOS. I agreed to ease the transition over the DW and make sure I don't leave people behind. That being said, the more I read about the TOS and the way the Russian Law applies to content, the more :/ I get over it. Trying to do thorough research and not just look at the people saying the sky is falling.
Apr. 6th, 2017 04:06 pm (UTC)
You know, it may be prudent to make a LJ Idol "I'm migrating to DW, would you like to be friends?" thread. Just for the hell of it. It would be a nice way to maintain a core group of likeminded people, stave off the problem of DW being a "ghost town" (although I've recently been seeing more activity there than the last few years of LJ combined), and just generally reconnect with each other. The move will be less scary that way.

I'll start: Hi, I'm Troy McClure. You may remember me from such educational films as "Two Minus Three Equals Negative Fun!" and "Firecrackers: The Silent Killer".

Hey, guys. I haven't been participating here very much lately, but I do quietly pop in to read from time to time. Formerly, I played/wrote as zephyrly, but some of you may know me under this username from back in the day.

Anyway, I'm [personal profile] fidget, if you're interested.
Apr. 6th, 2017 04:20 pm (UTC)
I'm moving over, too. I already pretty much use one of my DWs (I have multiple DW's! Save me...) more than I do LJ thanks to LJ being blocked at work.

I think an LJ Idol, friend-frenzy thing for those of us who are migrating over to DW would be an excellent idea, tbh. :)

Love LJ, and I've been here more than half my life (literally... I started my first LJ, thephantomq, when I was 13), but maybe it's time to move on, y'know?
Apr. 6th, 2017 04:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I just realized that I will be getting every. damn. reply. to this. I hope Gary makes a Friend Frenzy post on the main page soon. Otherwise, God help my email.
Apr. 6th, 2017 04:12 pm (UTC)

I know nothing about DW except it looks a lot like LJ.

Apr. 6th, 2017 04:50 pm (UTC)
I have a DW, but all the things I care about are still here (Idol, Hogwarts is Home, other landcomms), so I don't really use it except for keeping up with all the fic fest comms that are there. Maybe that will change, since a few people on my flist are transitioning over and deleting their LJs, but right now the few friends I do have on DW never actually post.
Apr. 6th, 2017 06:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah...I don't know. I would have to be pretty darned convinced that this migration could result in a Promised New Land for those of us who prefer the word over dramatic soundbytes and iPhone pictures of food.

I've not had a bit of success in implementing DW as a platform. I either can't get it to load or can't log in or once logged in can't navigate. It feels really rudimentary to me. Like the bones of LJ but without the cush.

But at this point, I suppose I am willing to try something.
Apr. 7th, 2017 12:00 am (UTC)
Apr. 7th, 2017 05:27 am (UTC)
My response to this is, in fact, my entry in this week's LJ Idol prompt.

Edited at 2017-04-07 05:28 am (UTC)
Apr. 7th, 2017 01:39 pm (UTC)
Btw - I do own therealljidol over at DW.

There was a short-lived dwidol, that I *believe* I still have the password for, (the person who tried to set up it handed the account over so I could have it if I ever wanted it.)

If I moved Idol though, it would be something different. Still not sure what that is, and to be completely honest still not sure I want to move... I'm stubborn that way. ;)
Apr. 7th, 2017 05:56 pm (UTC)
I'm loyal to LiveJournal, because of my history, and I'm sure many people feel the same way. But it's been a very long time since Brad even had any say in what happened here. It's definitely not the same place.

I totally get the desire to stay put. I think none of us would move if there wasn't an actual need. And there are people who don't see a need. Or perhaps they don't see a need because they don't want to move.

In a way, we are the privileged few: those that were here before most people had ever heard of LiveJournal, here to see it when it was hot, participants in the weirdness of the selloff, and then the handover to Russia.

I guess there is a desire for some to stay, just to see it all the way through. I wonder if any early adopters are still posting? But it feels like there is an end coming, at least, to me.
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