First off, we've gone over what we received for the mod app, and we're happy to introduce our new third mod, Katze, who many of you currently know as the MUN behind Mary Winchester and Vivian! She can be reached at Plurk here
and chihuahuaofdeath on AIM!
We also now, for those who're on Plurk, have a mod plurk at badfic_mods
; remember, Plurk ISN'T a requirement, and if you don't use it everything STILL goes up in the OOC comm and in chat, but if you're on the service we'll start linking to stuff there.
Second, the results of the vote from the last two weeks are in, and there's a half-again majority for the move to Dreamwidth, so we're going to be moving!
For those who already have Dreamwidth accounts set up, this is going to be an easy transition; for those who haven't yet, we've got a few helpful links and information, and you can feel free to ask any questions you have or ask for any help you might need. There's also a Guide To Dreamwidth For LJ Users here
First off, we're going to be rebuilding the taken list; anyone who's hiatused is getting copied over, and we have a Migration Post
up; if you're currently a member, just tag that with your name and who you're bringing with. This and the list of hiatused journals that're coming back will be the main source for the new taken list, although we will try to contact people to double-check if we're not sure. We're going to give probably two weeks for that to get caught up before we start setting up the new taken list, and after that we'll still be accepting latecomers for another week or two.
Second, if you've got ANYTHING on your character journal you want to bring over, Dreamwidth has an import feature that will copy over entries, icons, userinfo, comments, and tags; the importer is here
. It can sometimes take a few hours for everything to copy over depending on Dreamwidth's queues and the amount that's in the journal, but it usually goes pretty fast.
Once you've got things imported, if you've got a paid account and extra icons on LJ you're going to want to set up an OpenID claim following the directions here
. Where an import copies things over from the Livejournal, OpenID claims link the two accounts. The system's apparently still a bit buggy and being worked on, but it should allow you to use the two journals as a connected account; we're testing it out to make sure it'll allow you to use your paid icons, since we're still looking into it ourselves, but hopefully it'll be an option. Also, if you bought your paid time for LJ in December, they may still be allowing refunds.
After that, we've got four communities to join:the main commthe OOC commthe log commthe DR/sandbox comm
We're going to be doing the comm imports over Monday; while you can still post/tag to LJ, it might be easier to wait and post/tag on DW once everything's imported; backdating is more than welcome. As for older threads that are still ongoing, it's up to the players involved if they want to continue it on LJ until it's finished or jump on the imported copy of the thread on DW to continue tagging it out there. It shouldn't take more than the one day for everything to get transferred over. At the moment we're finishing setting things up, so there will be some adjustment as things get shifted over and coded!
Also we have another question:
We have a few options with how to handle the plots during the move, and we'd like to throw this open to discussion to hear what everyone wants. The current options are as follows:
1) Cut off the plot after a week as usual and just move on with a new plot as if nothing happened.
2) Continue the plot for two weeks, possibly throwing something extra in partway through the second week if it's active enough.
3) Continue the plot for a half-week, and just leave nothing special going on for the last half-week.
4) Have this week be a "Writer's Block/the Author lost the notebook under her bed" week, and delay the Valentine's plot until next week.
5) Have the Valentine's plot as scheduled, and then allow a "Writer's Block" week the week after to give more time for people to settle in.
We are open to suggestions, too!( Collapse )