kshandra: Sinfest character Slick sits at his laptop, poking the keyboard; the words "refresh refresh refresh" hover over his head (5-Minute-Refresh)
I'm currently reading both my LJ f'list and my DW Reading page on a daily basis. As I have a number of you added on both sites, this means I'm seeing a considerable amount of duplicate posts right now. If you have accounts on both LJ and DW with crossposting enabled, I will be removing you from my LJ reading filter (though not removing you from my f'list). I realize this means I'll be missing a lot of the conversation going forward, but I have enough trouble keeping up with my various social networks as it is.
kshandra: figurine of a teddybear seated at an office desk, looking at a computer (ComputerBear)
First and foremost, a request for Dreamwidth account names - I suspect that more of you than I currently follow on the DW side actually have accounts, and I want to make sure I'm connected with all of you. (If you're more comfortable just adding [personal profile] kshandra and sending me a PM to let me know who you are/were on LJ, that's fine, too; I just want to be sure I know who everyone is.)

Next, a couple of pointers for journals/communities you should perhaps be following - [community profile] lj_refugees on the DW side, [livejournal.com profile] rollback88 on the LJ side.

Finally, from [personal profile] argylepiratewd in [community profile] lj_refugees, a friending meme.

Edit: But wait, there's more! Thanks to [personal profile] musyc for sharing the following:

[personal profile] rydra_wong is hosting the Giant Community Rec-o-matic Post, for users to help each other find interesting comms. (Also [site community profile] dw_community_promo to advertise comms and [community profile] create_my_comm to suggest comms you'd like to see but don't have time to make/run.)
kshandra: figurine of a teddybear seated at an office desk, looking at a computer (ComputerBear)
From the latest post in [site community profile] dw_news:

Earlier this year, we decided to try out a "no invite codes needed" week to see whether we could do it semi-regularly and still keep the same level of service (and of spam protection) that the invite codes let us stick with. The results were pretty good, so we've decided to try it again, and for a little longer this time!

For the rest of the year, creating a Dreamwidth account will not require an invite code: just visit the Create an Account page.

We do reserve the right to switch invite codes back on if open account creation is causing problems -- invite codes let us carefully balance the site's resources and keep spammers from overrunning the site -- but with luck, that shouldn't be a problem.

With the continuing fuckery at LJ (You have heard about what they're doing to comments, yes?), I suspect more and more people are going to be looking for a bolt hole. Even if all you're looking to do right now is park your preferred username, this would be the time to do it.

Edit, 2:20pm: I see people haven't heard. The upcoming release includes multiple changes to the comments page...including the removal of subject lines in comments.

http://igrick.livejournal.com/528687.html (Note: entry is in Russian, apart from the footnote)

Particularly damning, I find, is this comment from [livejournal.com profile] frozen_solid, near the end of the 16 pages(!) of commentary on that entry:

So I switched to beta to see it for myself, and honestly it's not as bad as I feared... but the lack of subject lines is HORRIFIC. Not only do subject lines not work for new threads, but old threads have their subject lines removed. This ruins every single community that relies on subject lines. It's one thing if you have to work around the lack of subject lines for new comments, that is manageable but still annoying... the removal of every subject line in past comment threads is absolutely terrible. It's completely deleted data that the communities were built around NEEDED to function, and you've just removed it from underneath us. We can't correct the years of old comments that needed filters to work around this. There IS no work around. We're just screwed. PLEASE bring subject lines back.

The change is being discussed at length in the latest [livejournal.com profile] news post; I'm tracking this thread to see if we get an actual answer or if they just railroad us with this change the way they have with so many others.
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