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01 April 2009 @ 10:56 pm
[Poll] Dreamwidth  
On April 30, open beta of Dreamwidth starts. Where will you be?

(What's Dreamwidth? Why are some people switching to Dreamwidth? What is Dreamwidth like for users right now?)

Poll #1376683 Dreamwidth?

Are you going to Dreamwidthland?

Yes. As soon as open beta starts, I will be talking about DW, not LJ.
Yes. As soon as I can rustle up an invite code or the money for a paid account, I will be switching from blue to red.
Maybe. I'm waiting to see what my friends do.
Maybe. I'm waiting to see how things go.
Maybe. I'm waiting for something else.
No. LJ uber alles!
No. I fear change.
Baby, I'm already there.
Something else, which I will describe in five-paragraph essay format in the comments.

If you're on DW, what's your username?

If I (TFV) crosspost to DW and LJ, where are you likely to read my posts?

A feedreader
Dude, I don't read you now. That's not going to change.

Where do you plan to read posts in general? (Like, where will you be doing the majority of your friends list reading?)

Elsewhere (IJ, Google Reader, skywriting, whatever)

Where do you plan to post entries? (In your own personal journal, but on what site?)

Elsewhere (Wordpress, website, in a My First Unicorn Diary)

In conclusion:

Yay, Dreamwidth!
Um, Dreamwidth?
Cousins. Totally cousins.
I was in Montreal at the time.
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torch: bashfulflambeau on April 2nd, 2009 06:06 am (UTC)
To me it's pink, though, not red. ;)
Proactively Untwist Octagonal Hippopotamus Pants: chessy - dreamydramaturgca on April 2nd, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
I will try it and see what happens...
lilacsigil: 12 Apostleslilacsigil on April 2nd, 2009 06:20 am (UTC)
I'm going there, but it will be the first time I've been in a fannish migration to a similar platform rather than a better one, so I will be maintaining both journals to see what happens.
Morgan Dawnmorgandawn on April 2nd, 2009 06:21 am (UTC)
I am going to wait to see how cross-posting and rss feeds go. ex since LJ does not support authenticated feeds, I have to use a separate feed reader to read people who do not cross-post to LJ.
zvi LikesTVzvi_likes_tv on April 2nd, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
They want to do authenticated support and are thinking very hard about how to do it without being evil. But it isn't there yet.

Crossposting, on the other hand, will be licked by open beta.
Minim Calibreminim_calibre on April 2nd, 2009 06:38 am (UTC)
I am planning on parallel journals until Fandom decides for me where I shall be.
Malmalnpudl on April 2nd, 2009 08:15 am (UTC)
This. Yes.
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when regiment is gone: Withnail goodbyekindkit on April 2nd, 2009 06:42 am (UTC)
DreamWidth sounds like an improvement over LJ in many ways, but I'm on LJ for fandom. So it all depends on how many other people move over to DW.
Jeepsglitterdemon on April 2nd, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)
My plan is to move as much of my activity over there as possible, though that doesn't mean I'm going to stop reading the journals of those who are sticking with LJ (for now~~).
KRIM: brains?bitter_crimson on April 2nd, 2009 06:51 am (UTC)
If I had any friends offering invite codes, I would create an account there and try it out. However, did the same with IJ and other LJ clones sites, and never really got into any of them, for one main reason: my flist isn't there, and I'll stay/go wherever the majority of my flist is. Since I'm pretty certain the majority of my flist is gonna stay on LJ and will not switch to DW, I won't switch either.

Edited at 2009-04-02 06:52 am (UTC)
zvi LikesTVzvi_likes_tv on April 2nd, 2009 06:55 am (UTC)
http://dw-codesharing.dreamwidth.org/ is the invite code comm. When people start getting invite codes, that is where they will share them.
(no subject) - starfishchick on April 2nd, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
jane_elliotjane_elliot on April 2nd, 2009 07:05 am (UTC)
I rarely use my LJ for much of anything, aside from occasionally bitching about television and/or posting my fics. Mainly I use it for epic_recs and, since I doubt our seven reccers and 500+ readers are ready to jump ship, I'll probably be hanging around LJ. If DW grows to the point that a significant portion of fandom is over there, I do see the possibility of cross-posting in the future.
Azure Jane Lunatic: Dreamwidthazurelunatic on April 2nd, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
Right now I'm posting first to LJ, then running the importer to mirror both posts (and comments) on DW. Since I do the tabbed browsing thing, I have both my LJ friends page and my DW reading page open in tabs. Depending on which winds up with the heavier traffic, I may move that one to first-priority in my tab list. I put out a poky-thing for a Semagic-style blinky thing in the planned desktop client, one that polls both DW and LJ and blinks in an appropriate color, to alert to friends-posting, so that may happen. I'm already cross-reading LJ and Twitter, so one more reading page will not be too much.
elynrosselynross on April 3rd, 2009 05:22 am (UTC)
So, does the importer do a comparison and then only import any changes? Or does it replace the whole thing? (I know the options for what to import, and I imported my LJ over to DW, but I didn't know it was a feasible "mirrorer" for updating).
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Paceuspaceus on April 2nd, 2009 07:17 am (UTC)
I love Dreamwidth as an idea and believe that many people are going to move there, but since I'm here for people, I'll have to think about cross-posting and reading two friendslists (LJ and DW) at least for a while (however long that will be). I'm thinking about getting a paid DW account, though, which I haven't done here and I've been here for five years. DW means a lot to me and I want it to succeed.

That's not five paragraphs but maybe it's enough for now. :)
snake eyes and deja vusorchasilver on April 2nd, 2009 07:18 am (UTC)
I will almost certainly pay for a DW account for one month to get my username over there, but I don't think it's likely that I'll be using the site much unless there is an unexpectedly huge fannish migration, and even then I'm very likely to make more use of feeds and crossposting rather than to leave LJ.

Edited at 2009-04-02 07:20 am (UTC)
Luce: [DH] spread the wordlucia_tanaka on April 2nd, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)
... I honestly have never heard of Dreamwidth before today. I'm kinda afraid it's just going to be Inksome all over again... Is DW better in any way?
zvi LikesTVzvi_likes_tv on April 2nd, 2009 07:46 am (UTC)
littleheaven70 on April 2nd, 2009 07:52 am (UTC)
Like many, it will depend where the majority of my f-list go. I did spend the time setting up a Greatest Journal to mirror my LJ, only to have it disappear along with the site. So, there's that to consider, too. I like the concept of it, though.
rydra_wong on April 2nd, 2009 08:09 am (UTC)
Already there, will be cross-posting for the moment.

If other people crosspost on LJ and DW, I'm planning to read them on DW, but I'm sure I'll keep doing a lot of reading on LJ as well (unless/until DW get the authenticated feeds problem completely sorted).

Basically, I'm not planning to lose anyone.