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10 April 2017 @ 01:47 am
A question about the future of the community  
As many of you have probably seen, a number of fandom people have been leaving LJ recently. Several of the communities I follow have been backed up to Dreamwidth, or have relocated to DW, Tumblr, or some other place.

So my question is, how do you want us to handle this community, going forward? Do you have a preference? I'm good with whatever the community decides.

How should Collarcorner be handled in the future? (Check all the options you like.)

Stay on LJ and keep going just as we have been.
3(16.7%)
Back up to DW just in case, but otherwise keep the main comm on LJ.
8(44.4%)
Mirror at DW and have new prompt and fill posts in both places.
5(27.8%)
Keep this comm for its archives but have all new posts on DW.
2(11.1%)
Another option not listed here (see comments).
0(0.0%)

If you got your preference, would you rather have the comm on LJ or DW?

Livejournal
7(53.8%)
Dreamwidth
1(7.7%)
No preference
5(38.5%)
Other
0(0.0%)

Do you have very strong feelings AGAINST either of these sites, to the point where you may abandon the comm rather than visit that site?

Livejournal
0(0.0%)
Dreamwidth
0(0.0%)
Other answer (see comments)
5(100.0%)


The questions might seem a little redundant, but I'm trying to get a feel for whether people have a strong preference for one site over the other, and whether we might lose a significant number of members depending on what we choose to do. (We're small enough right now that we can't really afford to lose a lot of people and keep going.)

If you don't have an LJ account, you can comment with your preferences instead. Feel free to expand on your answers in the comments as well!
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kanarek13kanarek13 on April 10th, 2017 10:14 am (UTC)
To add to my "other answer": whatever is decided, I wouldn't abandon the comm, I'm fine with commenting on both sites :)
Sholiosholio on April 11th, 2017 07:59 am (UTC)
Thank you! ♥ ♥
WPAdmirerwpadmirer on April 10th, 2017 10:26 am (UTC)
I plan to stay on LJ, but if you do decide to move to DW, please let me know so I can subscribe. I do have an account there, but I never post there.
Sholiosholio on April 11th, 2017 08:01 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) Based on the poll results, it looks like we will be staying here, but I'll back up the community on DW just to make sure nothing will be lost!
frostfalconfrostfalcon on April 10th, 2017 11:52 am (UTC)
I have both LJ and DW and I plan to keep both, but if it comes to a point where LJ gets to be too restrictive I have no issues with leaving.
Sholiosholio on April 11th, 2017 08:02 am (UTC)
Thank you! Based on poll results, it looks like we will be staying here, but I'll back it up to DW so nothing will be lost and we'll have a place to go just in case something bad happens.
pipiljpipilj on April 10th, 2017 01:05 pm (UTC)

I prefer lj but am open to using dreamwidth as well .I Am fine commenting on both sides



Edited at 2017-04-10 01:05 pm (UTC)
Sholiosholio on April 11th, 2017 08:02 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
leesa_perrie: Neal Pilot 1leesa_perrie on April 10th, 2017 02:29 pm (UTC)
I prefer LJ at the moment and spend more time over here than on DW, but I do have a DW account and so can follow if you move over there and don't have new posts here.
Sholiosholio on April 11th, 2017 08:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) Based on the poll results, it looks like we'll be staying here for now, but I'll back the community up to DW just in case there are any issues here.
(Anonymous) on April 10th, 2017 02:52 pm (UTC)
LJ
LJ for sure ... I don't really know DW.
Sholiosholio on April 11th, 2017 08:01 am (UTC)
Re: LJ
Thank you! :)
nywcgirl: pic#126861266nywcgirl on April 10th, 2017 03:44 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't abandon either way, :-)
Sholiosholio on April 11th, 2017 08:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Typo Queenvexed_wench on April 10th, 2017 05:21 pm (UTC)
I have one last com that is deciding what it is doing and once it's finalized I will be killing my LJ.

I do have an open ID with DW that I can use here as long as you haven't blocked the the option. :)
Sholiosholio on April 11th, 2017 08:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, openID or anonymous is fine. :) I don't have any plans to turn it off right now -- this might be revisited if we get deluged in spam, but at most I might end up screening anon comments. I really want to leave it on, since it makes it possible for more people to participate.

It's also fine to crosspost fics anywhere, so you could have them at your DW/tumblr/AO3 and just post a link here, if you'd rather have your fic elsewhere.
dennih23: neal and peter arrestdennih23 on April 10th, 2017 05:31 pm (UTC)
I have both an LJ and DW account so either site will work for me.

Not much in helping you decide what to do, but I will be following on either one. If you need help maintaining things, and you don't mind teaching an old dog new tricks, I'd be willing to help out.
Sholiosholio on April 11th, 2017 08:10 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) It looks like we will be staying on LJ since that's the majority decision, but I'll back it up to DW just in case.

And thank you very much for the offer! At this point, I'm doing fine, but I will definitely let you know if I need help.
sheeniannisheenianni on April 10th, 2017 07:12 pm (UTC)
As of now, I prefer LJ and I never really used my DW account much, but I do have one and I might start spending more time there since quite a few people moved over there entirely.

Whatever way you decide, I'll be here either way.
Sholiosholio on April 11th, 2017 08:12 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) Based on the poll results, it looks like we'll be staying on LJ, but backing up to DW just in case.

(say, you have a new hedgehog pic! :D)
sheeniannisheenianni on April 11th, 2017 10:35 am (UTC)
Sounds good :)

And yes, it's a new hedgehog :D
Sherylynsherylyn on April 10th, 2017 07:32 pm (UTC)
I'm leaning toward DW more than I ever have, but I don't (for now, at least) plan on abandoning LJ completely, either. More than anything, though, what matters to me is the people I keep in contact with and the comms, etc., that I enjoy, so it's likely I will keep both accounts for at least the foreseeable future. So, bottom line: I won't be leaving the comm, regardless, but I do think it's a good idea to at least have a mirror at DW so, if necessary, anyone (or any comm) can bail on LJ on short notice if necessary. :-/
Sholiosholio on April 11th, 2017 08:14 am (UTC)
Thank you for weighing in! :) Yeah, based on the results it looks like we'll be staying on LJ for now, but I will be backing up the comm to DW (once the importer's not so clogged) and that way we'll have everything saved and a place to go in case things go badly.
Sherylynsherylyn on April 11th, 2017 08:59 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a wise choice. I'm not overly paranoid on LJ *yet*, but it seems like each new round of TOS (or whatever) makes it just a bit harder to stay for a lot of people. :-/
sandy79sandy79 on April 10th, 2017 09:41 pm (UTC)
I'll follow whereever you might go with the comm, even though I'm exceptional bad with filling (got a too slashy mind XD)
Sholiosholio on April 11th, 2017 08:14 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) Heh, completely understandable. XD