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16 March 2013 @ 10:07 am
 
After discussing it in the mod comm, all the mods agreed that bringing up a new "should we move to DW poll?" is a good idea given lj's... everything. Moving to Dreamwidth was brought up before, but was struck down since it was a draw. (Lol, I was in the "let's not" category and my opinion certainly changed after lj seems to be pushing people away.)



Reasons brought up for moving:
- Lj's new comment system / profile / post new entry formats are hideous and if their next move is to force everyone to use the new flist page... well... lol, I actually wrote this on DW and then copied and pasted it as I don't like looking at the new post entry page on lj
- Lj is always crashing at vital times, almost always during events we try to host (I haven't used DW for more than a few months, but so far I haven't had trouble with it.)
- Communities on DW are, for the most part, still alive.
- Lj itself is becoming a ghost town.
- People haven't been receiving comment alerts lately, especially from communities. They tend to be erratic. Edit: Like how I'm not getting comment alerts for this entry, lol, how appropriate.
- Almost everyone has a DW account by this point.

Reasons brought up against:
- None, lol, however, I can see the argument that some members may not move with us, which wouldn't help our activity any. There could be a general reminder post still posted on lj every week though, just as a note for people who don't check DW as often.


So... uh... pretty straightforward poll:

should we move to DW?

Yes
14(82.4%)
No
3(17.6%)


(I realize there could be some in-between opinions, but in that case, please comment so we know the specifics ^^)
 
 
 
;; but a shadow: not always enemiesshinkirou_hana on March 16th, 2013 02:43 pm (UTC)
Personally I'm here on LJ WAY more often than I'm on DW (because I have the LJ app on my phone), but I do have an account over there and I wouldn't be all that opposed to moving. But, I do think posting the weekly reminder over here would still be a good idea, because like I said, I'm here far more often than I'm there, and I'm probably not the only one...?
licoricealsorts: FFVIIlicoricealsorts on March 16th, 2013 02:54 pm (UTC)
I never go to DW except to check on whether Synecdochic has updated Lullaby for a New World Order (I live in hope), but I have an account and it would be no biggie if we moved there. Personally I've never had any problems with LJ. I find DW's "circle" system a bit confusing, but probably that's only because I'm not used to it. So I vote yes.
seren_bach: Yuffie2seren_bach on March 16th, 2013 05:59 pm (UTC)
I don't have a DW account but I suppose I could always get one. I wouldn't like to totally move over there though - maybe crosspost events and things?
☢Name not found.: da: more than one use for that positionthe_404_error on March 16th, 2013 06:38 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, it's not possible to crosspost to lj communities from DW without reposting the entries entirely. It could be discussed making a regular lj account / regular dw account and then crossposting events that way, but it would be a lot of extra work for the mods.
seren_bach: White Mageseren_bach on March 16th, 2013 06:47 pm (UTC)
That's a shame. I'll follow if we move (I've just made an account in case) but I probably won't bother with DW much otherwise.
sai: da2 - varricsai_salamander on March 17th, 2013 01:31 am (UTC)
Yes please, oh god. It's so weird on lj these days, literally nothing happens on my flist between days of checking!! WTF!!

Also it might be worth considering that we could pick up some new members by moving there too.
Breyzy and Yin Girl: Yin: we'll just keep moving onbreyzyyin on March 17th, 2013 02:30 am (UTC)
Well, we got a DW account so we're checking both sites pretty regularly...so we're fine with any decision made in regards to a potential move. Hopefully so long as the weekly reminder is posted over here on LJ still, it shouldn't be too much of a problem for everyone! *crosses fingers*
lady_supernova: wolflady_supernova on March 17th, 2013 05:59 pm (UTC)
I have a DW account, but I have never used it. It just seems that everything I'm interested in is on LJ (and nowadays on Tumblr). Though I think as long as there are reminder posts on lj, I'll remember to check over there too.
Rissy James: Penelorissy_james on March 20th, 2013 01:14 am (UTC)
As of this very moment and for this exact purpose, I am setting up a DW account. I don't know how much it will help my participation, but... LJ seems to be making a lot of people angry - perhaps I just don't use it enough...

Ughhh I just thought of migrating all my fic and I kind of want to cry.
Mynah: moar cecilsunflower_mynah on March 20th, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
I hope you had your fic stored elsewhere that is not a community? If they were on your personal journal they're much much easier to import... =\
Nalia Renegade: 07naliarenegade on April 1st, 2013 02:32 am (UTC)
I keep most of my fics on AO3 because it is so much easier just to copy a URL than an entire story and risk the format being off. You should give it a shot. :D