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Les Mis Anon Kink Meme Chatter Post
10littlebullets wrote in makinghugospin
Since LJ seems to have finally capitulated to the Russian government and is now subject to Russian anti-obscenity laws, I'm not going to take a chance on sudden deletions. The Les Mis kinkmeme now lives at https://lesmiskinkmeme.dreamwidth.org/. (Chatter post here.) Everything has been backed up there. The LJ kinkmeme will stay up, but is now closed to new comments.

/smashes a bottle of champagne on chatterpost
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*waves* this is my first round so i just wanted to say hiya and that this is the most welcomingist kink meme i have ever had the pleasure of leaving prompts in:) love and hugs to all.

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Squee! I love there´s not fantasy-shaming in Les Mis Kink Meme!
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Is it too early to start a beta-seeking post? 'Cause I want to post some stuff to AO3 and I'd like some help polishing it up.
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Meme suggestions

Currently soliciting the opinions of the meme at large on:

1. Regular prompt freezes, yea or nay?
1a. If yea: one or two days a week, or several days at the close of each round?

2. Eventually moving to Dreamwidth(!), yea or nay?
Functionally, I can see only upsides about moving from LiveJournal to Dreamwidth--longer character limits on comments, better load times, better comment pages, better thread controls, subject lines, none of this fuckery where new comments don't display for some people. The one major downside I can see would be attrition rates; it's possible the meme would lose momentum if some people didn't want to make the move, or didn't want to bother. HOWEVER, if I'm overlooking some way in which you vastly prefer LiveJournal to Dreamwidth, please please let me know about it so I can take that into account.

3. If no Dreamwidth: should I switch the comm over to a Plus account in order to enable custom comment pages? Because I hate LJ's comment page A LOT, but on the other hand, ew, ads.
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Are there kink memes where kink- or fantasy-shaming is allowed? That's... man, I thought the entire definition of a kink meme was

1. Enable anon commenting
2. No kink-shaming
3. GO!
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All I have to say is that this is a wonderful community and I love each and everyone of you. You guys make me so happy. <3
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Please please please please please please move to Dreamwidth. Please please please.

Oh, and an AO3 collection would be AWESOME.

(oh, and as I fight with captcha: you can also turn captchas off on DW)
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1. yes, definitely!
a. once a week on saturdays, because a prompt freeze is not that helpful if it's Wednesday and you have IRL work

2. nay? honestly, for all the prompt memes I've seen, this format is the best. I don't have much experience with dreamwidth, but why fix what isn't broken?
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1) Maybe wait and see how much the chatterpost does to cut down on meme speed?

2) The only good thing about LJ is 750 words is a lot easier to dash off than 3000... of course, that's a downside, too, so...

3) Yes please. Adblock and comment titles for all!
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Not anon cos I'm on mobile app. Also, yay chatter post!

1. Yes please, would prefer once a week on Saturday or Sunday.

2. I would personally prefer DW for all the reasons you mention, but am not sure if that would be likely to cause participation drop-off. And that's probably impossible to predict in advance....
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1) Yea, definitely, and I'm partial to the once a week freeze, and I nominate weekends.

No opinion on other two, though, as I don't have any experience with dreamwidth.
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For a lot of us, it is broken ;)

I'm not sure what the different format you think is on DW, though? DW's format is LJ's before LJ broke comment pages, with some nifty improvements, like being able to expand all comments. It'll look basically the same. (AKA but with comment titles AND no ads!)
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1 if regular prompt freezes will make your job easier, than yea.
1a whatever option will make modding the meme smoother for you.

2 well, i'm on there (dw) so i wouldn't mind the move but as you say, the attrition rates. people complain a lot about lj (and i don't blame them in the least) but dw still seems pretty quiet and lonely. and lj still feels like home.

3 ads are a nuisance but i wouldn't mind them if it made comment pages more intuitive.
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I'm afraid that participation will be a lot lower on Dreamwidth. I think many people won't bother to move. LJ is not ideal, but I think it's the best way to make sure as many people as possible take part.
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Seconding the above. Dreamwidth is a LiveJournal clone. (Or, to be persnickety, a code fork from an earlier and less annoying version of LJ, with lots of cleanup performed on the backend.) The format is the same; the presentation, and the choice of which bells and whistles are useful and which are crap, are infinitely better.
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yes yes yes on the ao3!
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Yeah, attrition is an issue, but I'm thinking it might be less of one for an anon meme? The single biggest source of attrition on Dreamwidth moves seems to be "I don't have an account/I don't want to check two friends lists and my DW flist is dead anyway," which is less of an issue for kink memes because the main posts don't happen regularly and all the activity is in the comments anyway. Like... not only do you not need an account to participate in kink memes, it's not something where you wait for posts/activity to pop up on your feed, it's something where you bookmark the current round wherever it happens to be.
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and all of them to you!
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1. Very much in favour of a prompt freeze!
1a. Once a week sounds good to me, given the general speed of the meme.

2. I don't have a lot of experience with DW, so I'm not sure. Have to admit LJ is kinda annoying atm with not showing comments etc, so maybe a move is not a bad idea...?

3. Whatever works best for you, I'd say. Personally, ads don't bother me. And btw, big thanks to all the mods, you are wonderful people!
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Clarification on the possible Dreamwidth move:

- Dreamwidth is a LiveJournal clone (sort of), so the basic posting format would be identical, only with better features and a less fugly comment page.
- Since DW is compatible with LJ, all of the previous rounds and their comments can be imported so everything's in the same place.
- If you have a LiveJournal account, you don't need a Dreamwidth account to comment there; you can log in through OpenID (which they make super-easy for you) and leave comments as yourusername.livejournal.com.
- If you don't have a LiveJournal account, there will be practically no difference. You'll still be able to comment anon or through OpenID.
- For those of you with the comm friended on LiveJournal, new rounds would still be cross-posted here, with comments disabled and a link to the Dreamwidth post.
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That´s why I like this! Throws roses to air.
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Comment thread, or separate post for beta-seeking? Let's see how we do with a comment thread first.
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*licks the champagne up off the floor, and off the body parts of any consenting parties*
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