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In the post here:

among all the rest of the news and commentary are three items that have people talking and caught my attention (and that takes some serious doing these days -- I promise you.)

Open questions:
  • Revenue sharing - Should users be rewarded for their content and contributions?

  • Advertising – What are the best ways of integrating commercial opportunities (for both users and brands) into LiveJournal?

  • Subscriptions – Should moderators be able to charge for access to closed communities?

  • ...temptation, thy name is LJ )

    This post is not f-locked. Link at will.
    maygra: (Default)
    Given the latest explanation/clarification by LJ at [ profile] lj_biz regarding content and flocked content, the story "Family Ways" (linked in tags to the left) will be deleted from this journal. The story will remain on my website, so, if you have it bookmarked, or recced, you may want to change your links to this:

    note: despite the public nature of this post, if you are not friended you won't be able to access the story on this journal anyway. It's flocked and most of it always has been.

    I'm very glad LJ Archive allowed me to back up comments to the series, And I'll leave one unlinked entry back-linked to the story for possible future comments (because I love my feedback) but the story itself will no longer be available in this journal. I also encourage those of you who hate to lose track of stories you like, to change any bookmarks you have to stories in this journal, to the links from the website. Most of them can be found in if you use that service.

    Let me state again, that I don't contest LJ's right to ban what they like or set their own standards. My issue is and always has been their total lack of clarity and consistency in their policy.
    maygra: (Default)
    I've had a few things to work on over the weekend at home and doing some website work, setting up comms on other services. I have not been keeping up with my flist very well (although partly by design -- I needed some time to think.) No writing got done, although that's hardly surprising.

    Having glanced over my flist and various statement, more blatant asshattery from 6A/LJ (I mean, seriously. At this point they don't really have a PR or Communications reputation left to shred, do they?). I did compose a letter to mail them, which I'll mail tomorrow, return receipt requested, an I have read [ profile] liz_marcs's commentary (and yes, I tend to agree that the artists in question did not deserve to be treated the way they were-- a warning to remove the material or flock it would have been sufficient, and that opinion, not withstanding, I'm pretty much of a mind that extremely graphic material, either text or images should be offered with a great deal more discretion than most people seem to want to deal with, but that's an opinion, not a judgment) , and the various and sundry plans for new services, how to keep track the fanarchive project, the hoops people are considering jumping through (and bravo them) to provide a more fan friendly space.

    And yet...  )
    maygra: (Default)
    It's been said elsewhere, but it bears repeating:

    Even if you plan on sticking with LiveJournal (and seriously, unless there are wholesale deletions, I don't see a huge migration, herd-like, to any one place) and even if you are ready for the project on fandom archives and fandom journaling sites, if you write, now would be a good time to look for a place that can house your fiction, that isn't as subject to the same kind of TOS (or arbitrary application of it) as J or other journaling sites are. If you are a reader, then by all means, encourage your favorite authors to archive elsewhere too.

    I have a website -- actually a couple of them. And I don't archive all my stuff (only when I think about it) but ISP's go out of business or get sold, other stuff happens. But I Still archive here there and everywhere, because it makes sense. I don't have an extensive listing of all fan-friendly archives, so please feel free to add your own and I'll recompile a new post with additions.

    Multifandom archives are best for this list, but I'll take the fandom specific ones too. Let me know if there are restrictions (like if submissions are juried, or have age restrictions.)

    I prefer author controlled archives (like, yes,, but lots of fannish archives are using author controlled e-archiving software.) -- Slashfanfiction. Obviously slash only, multifandom -- Archive the End of the Universe. Requires and invitation from an existing member. I am a member, but I'll have to poke around to figure out how to actually get the invites to extend. But there's a link to the forum where you can request one. Multifandom -- the Wonderful World of MakeBelieve on Squidge. You may have to join the maillist. I've never posted there, but it's been around for awhile

    Also, if you have a website, please consider putting your work in on If you have a lot (And I did.) you can put it all in a spreadsheet and the site OP will upload everything for you. IT took me a couple of hours to format the spread sheet but it was well worth it.

    uh, disturbing is that the following archives seem to have disappeared

    The Net Cafe
    Strange World


    Aug. 3rd, 2007 08:45 pm
    maygra: (Default)

    I have a greatestjournal account, a journalfen account, insanejournal, (with a soon to be mirror maygra-fic)

    This journal account expires in 2010 and the's not much I can do about it. I'm tempted to buy a permanent account at insanejournal, but I really can't afford it at the moment, and if the journal-like connections fail there's really not much point.

    I still have the mail lists running. a lot of people joined but then LJ calmed down, but not so much traffic (And as much as I like mail lists, they really don't lend themselves to both the personal and the mass interactions. You either have a list that's all public, in which case personal stuff is kind of off topic, or you have smaller lists, which can be personal, but not so much for discussion.)

    Seriously? I'm tempted to throw in the towel. I come to LJ and fandom to get away from the crap I'm dealing in with real life, but lately it seems to be not so happy in fandom either. Mostly because people are stressed.

    This isn't about my fic. That's archived. It is about conversations, about feedback given and received, about being able to keep tabs on my many friends relatively easily...which, you know, is probably 6a/LJ's idea -- social networking. They just don't realize that like every other human connection (sports, faith, politics, food,) fandom is a connection point of its own. Fan fiction is a gateway to hundred conversations that have nothing to do with fandom.

    I'm setting up mirrors for [ profile] supernaturalfic as well, since it's about the only "Community" thing I'm doing that feels like a contribution.

    right now, I'm just going to chalk it up to PMS and move on.

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