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Activity! On my Dreamwidth friends page! AMAZING. ;)

I've settled in okay on Dreamwidth. Fixed up my profile and layout, finished wrangling the reading page filters, and set up [community profile] merlinrpf to match [livejournal.com profile] merlinrpf. Next up there are a couple of communities that I created on Dreamwidth but don't own on Livejournal, and I'm looking forward to getting them ready for launch. Chief among them [community profile] chrisevans because I'm, y'know, obsessed. <3

Features I don't think I can cope without oh god whywhywhy do they not exist on Dreamwidth~

* Notes! How am I expected to function (and remember how I met people) without the Notes feature? Welp.
* Spoiler cut! It's so nice to be able to hide things on entry pages and in comments, and my soul hurts for the lack of it.
* Scheduled posts! They would sure help with the Daily Picture at [community profile] chrisevans, but the last mention of scheduled posts at [site community profile] dw_news that was like, a year ago afaik? So that doesn't seem to be happening.

Other than that I'm eagerly awaiting the tool they announced at [site community profile] dw_support, that will allow us to wipe imported content. I didn't notice until recently that the importer hiccuped and my journal is littered with double imports, argh. I'm not sure yet if I'll reimport at [personal profile] moonie or use a back-up account instead.

I thought about not crossposting this one because it's All About Dreamwidth, but I'm so excited to try out the crossposting feature that I can't resist. I tried using site names instead of "here" or "there" to avoid confusion, and here's hoping I didn't screw up any of the coding so it makes sense on both sites.

HERE I GO, CLICKING THE POST BUTTON. /o\
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Thing the first! [livejournal.com profile] merlinbb_rpf has concluded posting. \o/ I haven't had a chance to read them all yet, but the ones I have read were excellent and you should head over there and delve into all the goodness.

Thing the second! Livejournal plans on changing the friends page, doing away with custom layouts and whatnot. (Relevant information here and here.) This has sparked another mini flist exodus and you guys, there are barely 35 new entries on my friends page over night as it is, and that's counting communities. :( I really, really don't want to lose touch with anyone, so I dusted off my Dreamwidth account.

Add me! -> moonie. Or point me to yours.

I'll be crossposting future entries (with commenting enabled on both sites) and read both my friends pages, don't worry. I created a reading filter on DW that filters out crossposters so I won't get confused by duplicate entries which should help me not miss anything. \o/

As long as there's a fannish presence on Livejournal, not to mention part of my flist, I can't see myself leaving, but I figure it can't hurt to be prepared for the day Livejournal ruins itself for us completely.

In case you're also thinking about switching, or at least want to get more familiar with Dreamwidth, there's a multi-fandom friending meme happening that's at a mind-boggling 1109 comments right now. I met quite a few new people over there.

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This account has been a back-up but that will soon change as I start cross-posting to Livejournal from here. I'm currently sorting out my DW reading filters so I won't have to wade through double-posts but also won't miss anything on either friends list. (Basically, if you cross-post to Livejournal I read you there, if you don't you're on my reading filter here. It's a pain to set up but worth it in the end.) If I add you here on Dreamwidth, hi! We either know each other from Livejournal or you seemed interesting and I'd like to get to know you. :)

Speaking of making connections, the way I handle the subscription/access split is thus: I treat it like friending on LJ. I'm here to make connections, be it because we have fandoms in common, I like your fic or icons, or because your entries interest me. That's why I will always give access and subscribe, and hope for the same in return. That said, if you don't give access back I'll most likely revoke yours eventually, but you're welcome to change your mind any time.
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I'm in the process of re-organizing my Pinboard bookmarks. Right now most of the links go to Livejournal entries. My next project will be to download/back up all the fic to my ebook reader, though, so I'm hunting for AO3 accounts and changing all the links to AO3. Needless to say that's going to take forever. But it's worth the work, especially now that I have an archival account at Pinboard. It archives AO3 pages perfectly and thanks to the "view entire work" option on the AO3 I no longer have to bookmark multiple parts just so Pinboard can grab everything, hooray! In short: if you have an AO3 account, I love you extra special. *g*

Uh, not that that's why I started this entry. I wanted to prod you about tagging. Since I'm going through all my bookmarks I want to get this right, and I'm worried I'll forget adding important tags, argh. Right now I'm adding tags for:

* events, meaning challenges or fests, eg. event:paperlegends
* fandom
* host, which will make it easier to hunt for AO3 alternatives in the future, eg. host:lj
* keyword, this includes kinks, tropes, and the like, eg. keyword:hurt/comfort
* medium, meaning fic, art, vid
* pairing
* setting, meaning AU, canon, etc.
* word count, which I divided into categories, eg. words(3):2k-4.9k

I format the bookmark titles "author: story title", so I can locate authors and stories via the search function. The description format is "word count. rating. author summary". I'm also adding my own summary in ( ) if the author summary is too nondescript. Oh, and author warnings if there are any, mostly for people browsing by.

Is there anything you tag for that I left out? Any "keywords" that are important to you? My instinct is to not tag for m/m, for example, since that's true for most of the stories I bookmark. Instead I thought I'd tag for het and moresomes, but I'm not sure if that's the right approach, hrm.

Oh, and one more thing: Hey there, beautiful. It works in the comments, too! How brilliant is that? :D I can't even think why I would use the regular lj-cut anymore. The spoiler tag doesn't require leaving the page, that's great even when you cut for length. Bwee! A useful LJ addition at last.