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Mark Smith ([staff profile] mark) wrote in [site community profile] dw_news2017-01-01 12:48 pm

Dreamwidth News: 1 January 2017

Well, we made it to 2017. Congratulations.

The holiday promotion has ended. Thank you to everybody who bought points or a paid account or something, you're really helping to keep Dreamwidth going. We wouldn't be here without your support. (Quite literally -- we don't serve advertisements and we don't sell recommendations or anything, every single dollar we use to host the site comes from ya'll.)

The main reason I wanted to post today was to acknowledge and welcome the large influx of people we've been seeing in the past 10 days or so. We've seen a huge increase in new accounts -- over 100,000! This has translated into a raw increase in Dreamwidth usage of about 25% (i.e., our traffic is up 25% compared to two weeks ago). This is pretty exciting. I love to see people using Dreamwidth and settling in, making themselves comfortable, etc. I hope that you will find yourself feeling at home here!

So, business #1:

With any large influx of traffic, there will be occasional bits of site slowness. It takes a little time for us to provision hardware to adjust to changes in load, but don't worry: we're nowhere near the limits. In other words, even if the site gets slow for a little while it won't be a long term thing. Most of the particular issues we've run up against have been fixed already and the team will continue to investigate and fix any other issues that arise.

If you're worried about Dreamwidth falling over or crashing because of the traffic, it's okay. We are quite far from any limitations on Dreamwidth's ability to scale. But, even still, I'm sorry for the spots of slowness we've had. We've had to make a few tweaks but things look like they're doing pretty well now and we'll keep an eye on things.

(Note: whenever there are issues, we will update our Twitter feed: [twitter.com profile] dreamwidth, so please follow us there if you use that service!)

Financially, we're doing fine. We did just get new hardware and that incurred a pretty big line-item expense, but we've still got a buffer of cash in the bank -- particularly since we just finished the holiday sale. Of course, we've had to provision extra hardware with the recent arrivals but it will take a few months to see how the budget shakes out. (So, we're not asking for money right now! Just the normal business is sustaining the site fine and if that changes we'll let you know.)

Business #2:

Welcome to Dreamwidth, all newcomers, we're happy to have you! Many of you are joining us from Russia and Ukraine, so: Привет, добро пожаловать! Привіт і ласкаво просимо!

Unfortunately, nobody presently on Dreamwidth staff or volunteer speaks these languages and Google Translate leaves a lot to be desired. We've had at least one support request come in which is not in English and we'd love to be able to help out. If anybody who speaks these languages has spare time and is interested in becoming part of our volunteer group to help out from time to time, can you please comment here and let us know? Thank you!

Edit: I've started [community profile] dw_translate which [personal profile] kaberett will be administrating. We'll use that community to post to when we have something we need help with! Please feel free to join if you want to make yourself available.

Business #3:

I want to personally say that Dreamwidth is committed to openness and protecting the privacy of our users and their data. While we must of course follow United States law, we take a very strong position on the protection of your data. We'll do everything we can to be the best we can in this area. In other words, see the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Who Has Your Back? 2015 report. While Dreamwidth is too small to be evaluated by the EFF, I am committing us to earning all 5 stars. Stay tuned for more on this from us in 2017.

I think that particularly in the current political climate of the United States (and the world) it is very important for people to take a stand for what they believe in. So: I believe that real, honest privacy and using an online service should not be incompatible goals -- and as much as it is within our power, Dreamwidth will be a place you can have real, honest privacy.

That's all I've got for now. Thanks for reading and I hope your New Year's Eve went as well as mine -- we had a pajama party with some good friends and some champagne at midnight. It was pretty relaxing ... until the Roomba woke us up at an unreasonable time to begin its morning rounds.

(PS, as with all news posts, this may cause a delay in comment notifications for an hour or two after this is posted. I am posting this at 12:30PM PST, convert to your timezone.)
azurelunatic: A spray of $CELEBRATORY_FIZZY_BEVERAGE from a beribboned bottle caught in the moment just after the cork pops. (champagne)

[personal profile] azurelunatic 2017-01-01 08:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Pajama parties sound great, and Roombas should come with snooze buttons.

I'm glad as always that Dreamwidth is here.
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[personal profile] benegenetriivir 2017-01-01 09:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi Mark,

I composed instructions Несколько полезных советов по обустройству в DREAMWIDTH in Russian for newcomers accordingly to my experience since April 2011.
Edited 2017-01-01 21:07 (UTC)
slava68: (Default)

[personal profile] slava68 2017-01-01 10:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Отличная инструкция :-)))
benegenetriivir: (Default)

[personal profile] benegenetriivir 2017-01-02 04:53 am (UTC)(link)
thanks
etendard: (Default)

[personal profile] etendard 2017-01-01 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Спасибо за инструкцию.
benegenetriivir: (Default)

[personal profile] benegenetriivir 2017-01-02 04:53 am (UTC)(link)
thanks
vladicusmagnus: (Default)

[personal profile] vladicusmagnus 2017-01-09 09:17 am (UTC)(link)
Прекрасная. Но надо структуировать. Убрать устаревшую инфу, и немного добавить актуального поболе (видево с тубы к примеру).

Я б сам помог, но новый год... В общем, если не соберетесь - помогу почистить текст для новичков. Что бы он был глаже и приятней для глаз.
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[personal profile] benegenetriivir 2017-01-09 09:22 am (UTC)(link)
Академический труд - оставляю как есть, опять же инвайты могут появиться в любой момент.
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[personal profile] vladicusmagnus 2017-01-09 11:47 am (UTC)(link)
Кто сказал УБРАТЬ ?!!! Во мне, конечно, много говорит "игрока" от доса, но.... Я не говорил убирать основную статью. Ее стоит упростить, да. Убирать - нет.
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[staff profile] denise 2017-01-09 05:20 pm (UTC)(link)
That entry is very funny when Google Translate translates it to English! (I need to remember more of my Russian -- it's been years.)

May I give that link to other people if they need it?
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[staff profile] denise 2017-01-09 07:01 pm (UTC)(link)

Thank you!

darjeeling: ([ STOCK ] masquerade at midnight)

[personal profile] darjeeling 2017-01-01 09:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for the update, and thank you for continuing to be upfront and honest about everything! DW's ongoing effort to be foremost for users and what's important to us (re: privacy, content, and all of that) makes this a truly inspirational place to call 'online home'. ♥
Edited 2017-01-01 21:04 (UTC)
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[personal profile] moem 2017-01-01 09:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so freaking happy to read y'alls opinions on privacy. So refreshing in today's climate! And so needed.

Thank you!
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[personal profile] hope 2017-01-01 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
<3
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[personal profile] lireavue 2017-01-01 09:08 pm (UTC)(link)
My Russian fluency is fairly half-assed at this point, but if you need someone to help stopgap support requests while you build a group of native to fully fluent speakers, I'm game.

(I can also do Spanish or French or to some extent German, if new Russian/Ukrainian users speak those languages and are willing to communicate in mutually-second-or-third languages.)
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[personal profile] kittydesade 2017-01-01 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
My fluency is a bit slip-shod for lack of practice, but I speak Spanish, French, German, and can pass for conversant with a good dictionary in Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Italian. (Also Irish, but if you're getting support requests from Irish speakers with no English I... don't know what to tell you.)

Some of the vocabulary is likely to be specific in a way I never had cause to learn, but if you toss me a support request I probably will have an easier time translating/extrapolating from context/etc. Basically I can be your stopgap Jill-of-most-languages if you need one.
lireavue: A red-haired woman in a black dress, playing violin while leaves swirl around her. (Default)

[personal profile] lireavue 2017-01-01 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Fancy seeing you here. >.>

I should also note to Mark et al that we've worked together for an age and are more than capable of throwing combined knowledge and fluency at requests if needed.
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[personal profile] sharpiefan 2017-01-01 10:01 pm (UTC)(link)
(Also Irish, but if you're getting support requests from Irish speakers with no English I... don't know what to tell you.)

That it's either St Patrick's Day or April Fool's Day, probably. But you made me laugh.
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[personal profile] kittydesade 2017-01-01 11:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Probably, but I'm glad I could amuse. :D
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[personal profile] kaberett 2017-01-01 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! French and German are covered by native speakers, but Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese and Italian are DEFINITELY things I would be very grateful to have around -- I will add you to my list of people to ask for translation help once a solution to a support request has been found!

ETA while I was in the process of writing this, [community profile] dw_translate was set up! I'll be putting requests for translations up there (as will other support volunteers). If you'd rather receive translation requests via PM please let me know. :-)
Edited 2017-01-01 23:45 (UTC)
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[personal profile] kittydesade 2017-01-01 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Oooh, that's handy! I'll join, and if there's anything urgent in that skillset and you're still keeping a spreadsheet feel free to PM me.
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[personal profile] kamomil 2017-01-08 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
I wish I knew as much Irish as you lol
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[personal profile] kaberett 2017-01-01 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! I can do German and we've got native French covered (plus I can make it up, just about); incredibly dodgy Turkish is also a go on my part; Spanish I don't think is currently covered (possibly by [personal profile] ysobel?), but my ability to read Cyrillic is currently non-existent and while I've got bits of Slavic languages none of them add up to anything useful. I will very happily add you to my list of People Who Can Do Translation Once Trouble-Shooting Has Occurred!

ETA while I was in the process of writing this, [community profile] dw_translate was set up! I'll be putting requests for translations up there (as will other support volunteers). If you'd rather receive translation requests via PM please let me know. :-)
Edited 2017-01-01 23:44 (UTC)
lireavue: A red-haired woman in a black dress, playing violin while leaves swirl around her. (Default)

[personal profile] lireavue 2017-01-01 11:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Works for me, have joined/subscribed. I can absolutely read Cyrillic, it's just a bit of a pain shifting my brain over still. [personal profile] kittydesade is a good go-to for Spanish, fyi, as native bilingual speaker.

And no, the comm is fine for translation requests, though if you want my specific attention to something faster, PM/comment is a better bet, obvs.
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[personal profile] kittydesade 2017-01-02 12:00 am (UTC)(link)
WOMAN.

Let me add, native bilingual speaker from a household that started out with two variants of Spanish, Castillian and Chilean, then was exposed as a child to a bunch of Puerto Rican, so while that shouldn't likely come up as an issue? Just so's you're aware.
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[personal profile] kaberett 2017-01-02 12:10 am (UTC)(link)
Heee, yes. (I was brought up speaking a pseudo-Hochdeutsch variant of Austrian German, with one parent only, in England... and then I spent a couple of months in Zürich. I have nearly lost the Swiss intonation again...)
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[personal profile] kittydesade 2017-01-02 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
That sounds about right for Spanish! I was raised by a fluently bilingual mother (and some aunts) and grandmother with the aforementioned Castillian and Chilean, and then I went to a bilingual English-Spanish elementary school.... with a lot of Puerto Ricans and a smattering of I think Mexicans? Mostly it comes out in vocabulary/semantics and occasionally using the Castillian ceceo (some people call it a lisp).

Plus side, it gave me a facility for languages, hence studying all the ones I can (I'm currently studying Hindi and Arabic), and a Spanish accent for most non-English ones, so if I travel again I'm more likely to be mistaken for a Spanish or Central American ex-pat.
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[personal profile] kaberett 2017-01-02 12:07 am (UTC)(link)

Thank you! :-)

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[personal profile] phidari 2017-01-01 09:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Dreamwidth's stance on privacy is so refreshing. Thank you!
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[personal profile] ratomira 2017-01-01 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I speak both Russian and Ukrainian, I'm a native speaker of these languages and can help you.
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[personal profile] ukurainajin 2017-01-01 09:54 pm (UTC)(link)
So do I. If it's something I can help with, I'm in game too.

Thanks for greeting us here, Mark! It's a nice place.
kaberett: Overlaid Mars & Venus symbols, with Swiss Army knife tools at other positions around the central circle. (Default)

[personal profile] kaberett 2017-01-02 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much, and welcome to Dreamwidth!

If you would prefer just to translate, [community profile] dw_translate has just been set up! I intend to request translations (of original requests, and of support volunteer replies once problems have been diagnosed).

If you would prefer to act as a support volunteer in your own right I am very happy to provide an introduction and mentorship (and look into whether it's worth setting up a specific Russian-language Support category) -- but it's just gone midnight local for me, so please say if you'd like more information about this and I'll do my best! For starters, the Dreamwidth wiki contains (English-language only, sorry!) a Support FAQ, an overview of the Support process, and a guide to writing Support responses, among other things.
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[personal profile] ukurainajin 2017-01-02 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks! I think I'll try myself in translation community for now.
kaberett: Photo of a pile of old leather-bound books. (books)

[personal profile] kaberett 2017-01-02 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much!

If you would prefer just to translate, [community profile] dw_translate has just been set up! I intend to request translations (of original requests, and of support volunteer replies once problems have been diagnosed).

If you would prefer to act as a support volunteer in your own right I am very happy to provide an introduction and mentorship (and look into whether it's worth setting up a specific Russian-language Support category) -- but it's just gone midnight local for me, so please say if you'd like more information about this and I'll do my best! For starters, the Dreamwidth wiki contains (English-language only, sorry!) a Support FAQ, an overview of the Support process, and a guide to writing Support responses, among other things.
euthanasepam: (Che)

[personal profile] euthanasepam 2017-01-08 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Me too, he-he.
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[personal profile] dolewhip 2017-01-01 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm tempted to burst into 'I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here' from Annie. Consider yourselves grateful that it's hard to do that over the internet. ;)

In all seriousness, Dreamwidth's dedication to privacy and honesty is highly reassuring. Thank you, and happy new year.
Edited 2017-01-01 21:19 (UTC)
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[staff profile] denise 2017-01-09 05:30 pm (UTC)(link)
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE EARWORM. :P
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[personal profile] dolewhip 2017-01-09 05:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Getting songs stuck in people's heads: My greatest evil power.
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[personal profile] proben 2017-01-01 09:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi Mark,

Happy New Year!

And Thank You and your team for the efforts to keep DW a desirable platform.
I'm a native Russian and Ukrainian speaker and could volunteer helping DW. Please count on me having issue with the support requests.

Cheers
kaberett: Overlaid Mars & Venus symbols, with Swiss Army knife tools at other positions around the central circle. (Default)

[personal profile] kaberett 2017-01-02 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much!

If you would prefer just to translate, [community profile] dw_translate has just been set up! I intend to request translations (of original requests, and of support volunteer replies once problems have been diagnosed).

If you would prefer to act as a support volunteer in your own right I am very happy to provide an introduction and mentorship (and look into whether it's worth setting up a specific Russian-language Support category) -- but it's just gone midnight local for me, so please say if you'd like more information about this and I'll do my best! For starters, the Dreamwidth wiki contains (English-language only, sorry!) a Support FAQ, an overview of the Support process, and a guide to writing Support responses, among other things.
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[personal profile] proben 2017-01-02 02:23 am (UTC)(link)
I'd try to do both - translation and support requests, and just joined to dw_translate. I'm in EST timezone and should be able to dedicate one-two hours a day for those activities.
Regarding the Russian support category, I believe some FAQ in Russian would be a good start.
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[personal profile] kolyvanski 2017-01-01 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi Mark,
Happy New Year!
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[personal profile] elena_88888 2017-01-01 09:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I can help but on a very rare basis, I'm almost out of time. Nevertheless I also would try to help our Russian-speaking surrounding to become acquainted with all the features I've already got.
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[personal profile] kaberett 2017-01-02 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much! [community profile] dw_translate has just been set up! I intend to request translations (of original requests, and of support volunteer replies once problems have been diagnosed). Subscribing to or joining the community doesn't mean I'll expect you to provide a translation for any particular post (or at all) -- but hopefully will make it easy for you to volunteer when you have time and enthusiasm!
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[personal profile] lauerz 2017-01-01 09:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi there,

I am native Russian and Ukrainian speaker and I would be happy to help. Please, count me in.

DW user Lauerz
kaberett: Overlaid Mars & Venus symbols, with Swiss Army knife tools at other positions around the central circle. (Default)

[personal profile] kaberett 2017-01-02 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
Hi Lauerz -- thank you so much!

If you would prefer just to translate, [community profile] dw_translate has just been set up! I intend to request translations (of original requests, and of support volunteer replies once problems have been diagnosed).

If you would prefer to act as a support volunteer in your own right I am very happy to provide an introduction and mentorship (and look into whether it's worth setting up a specific Russian-language Support category) -- but it's just gone midnight local for me, so please say if you'd like more information about this and I'll do my best! For starters, the Dreamwidth wiki contains (English-language only, sorry!) a Support FAQ, an overview of the Support process, and a guide to writing Support responses, among other things.
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[personal profile] lauerz 2017-01-02 12:22 am (UTC)(link)
Tell me, what you need more right now - and I will do that. I live in the USA and I can speak English, so no problem here.
I'll join dw_translate, just in case.
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[personal profile] lavendertook 2017-01-01 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for the update. You all, as always rock.

Happy New Year, Mark!
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[personal profile] mr_picard 2017-01-01 09:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for this update - and I also appreciate your views on privacy. Happy New Year!
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[personal profile] groovesinorbit 2017-01-01 09:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks so much!
rsi_12_k: (Default)

About Ukraine and Russian Federation.

[personal profile] rsi_12_k 2017-01-01 09:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Good day/night.
I apologize for my English.
The influx of people from these two countries stems from the fact that LJ is completely moved to Moscow. Before that their privacy and rights were protected by the First amendment and California law. Now, the major KGB, makes a request and gets all the data about the author or commentator could easily ban/restrict access to the user's page. People register in the hope to remain anonymous.
I assume that some of the new pages will remain dead.
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Re: About Ukraine and Russian Federation.

[personal profile] havocthecat 2017-01-01 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh! Thanks for answering before I even asked.
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[personal profile] darjeeling 2017-01-01 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for the link, and I hope things are better for you here on Dreamwidth.
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[personal profile] rsi_12_k 2017-01-01 10:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the suggestions
vladicusmagnus: (Default)

Re: About Ukraine and Russian Federation.

[personal profile] vladicusmagnus 2017-01-09 09:20 am (UTC)(link)
Что то вспомнилось, извиняются за инглиш в основном две категории, и одна, самая массовая - это айти.Забавно )
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Re: About Ukraine and Russian Federation.

[personal profile] grzegorz 2017-01-09 11:14 am (UTC)(link)
+++

И мацкау-ит пишут
- длинно
- уныло
- ниапчём
vladicusmagnus: (Default)

Re: About Ukraine and Russian Federation.

[personal profile] vladicusmagnus 2017-01-09 11:38 am (UTC)(link)
Йеп. Я Марку написал откуда ждать атаки, но боюсь.... Или не поймет, или воспримет несерьезно....
rsi_12_k: (Default)

Re: About Ukraine and Russian Federation.

[personal profile] rsi_12_k 2017-01-09 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
А кто вторые?
vladicusmagnus: (Default)

Re: About Ukraine and Russian Federation.

[personal profile] vladicusmagnus 2017-01-09 07:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Гуманитарии чистой воды жи!!! )))
rsi_12_k: (Default)

Re: About Ukraine and Russian Federation.

[personal profile] rsi_12_k 2017-01-09 08:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Я в замешательстве.
Так как не отношусь ни к одной из этих категорий.
vladicusmagnus: (Default)

Re: About Ukraine and Russian Federation.

[personal profile] vladicusmagnus 2017-01-10 04:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Не, ну я где то написал что исключения отсутствуют ?

Но на прогерских форумах, эта фраза.... Уже утомляет. )
rsi_12_k: (Default)

Re: About Ukraine and Russian Federation.

[personal profile] rsi_12_k 2017-01-10 07:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Ну вы же не на прогерском сайте
vladicusmagnus: (Default)

Re: About Ukraine and Russian Federation.

[personal profile] vladicusmagnus 2017-01-11 04:49 am (UTC)(link)
Не вы, а ты. И по моему, мы еще в жж на эту тему говорили ))
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[personal profile] dragondancer5150 2017-01-01 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
There's really not much I can say that others haven't already, both here and in the past. But I still want, as always, to say my own THANK YOU!!! for all that you guys do (and everything that you don't!).

GDIT Roomba! *shakes fist at!* Seriously, though, pajama party sounds awesome!
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[personal profile] monanotlisa 2017-01-01 10:15 pm (UTC)(link)
That icon! <3
dragondancer5150: (General - Abandoned Search for Truth)

[personal profile] dragondancer5150 2017-01-01 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha, yeah. I snagged it from somewhere (don't remember where anymore and there was no credit on the icon itself) when I jumped ship during the mass exodus of late 2011. You're certainly welcome to snag it yourself if you'd like. ^__^
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2017-01-02 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
Hee! I thought I recognized that shade of blue dating back to that specific incident, and I'm happy to know that I remembered correctly!
dragondancer5150: (Brave Police - Deckard Thumbs Up)

[personal profile] dragondancer5150 2017-01-02 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
LOL You've a better memory than I have. ^__^
azurelunatic: LJ swirl with a blue pushpin instead of a pencil.  (pushpin)

[personal profile] azurelunatic 2017-01-02 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
I was visiting a friend for winter break when it all went down, and our conversation at the time was largely unprintable. It was otherwise a great vacation, but that particular bit remains engraved upon my eyeballs.

Oh, those innocent and carefree days...
dragondancer5150: (Default)

[personal profile] dragondancer5150 2017-01-02 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
Bleh, yeah. Glad you were able to enjoy the vacation otherwise.

HAHA no joke.
marahmarie: Sheep go to heaven, goats go to hell (Default)

[personal profile] marahmarie 2017-01-02 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
That icon, indeed. The sort of thing I would've used, had it existed, back when I was still using LJ.

dragondancer5150: (Default)

[personal profile] dragondancer5150 2017-01-02 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
Haha, yeah. I'd never use it /ON/ LJ myself, but only because I'm only ever on LJ anymore to comment to friends who only have an LJ account. They've chosen to stay for whatever reasons, and I don't want to antagonize them. That having been said . . . this really is one of my favorite icons.
marahmarie: Sheep go to heaven, goats go to hell (Default)

[personal profile] marahmarie 2017-01-02 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
Huh, that's interesting. I really love the icon but wouldn't feel right using it here as I haven't been an LJ user since way back in 2010.

On another note, the icon is kind of ironic now, considering many people probably wish it was just a case of them innocently accidentally the entire database, at this point. Like, if only! :)
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[personal profile] dragondancer5150 2017-01-02 03:41 am (UTC)(link)
I loaded it when I first came over and used it some back then, though not really so much since. But never took it down, either. Now I just use it on the rare occasion like this one.
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[personal profile] kshandra 2017-01-02 06:55 am (UTC)(link)
I thought our icons should hang out together.
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[personal profile] dragondancer5150 2017-01-03 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
*SNERK!* Yes, very much. Love that icon!
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[personal profile] sharpiefan 2017-01-02 01:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Nice icon. Which is pretty much all I have to say, oops.

(I currently have zero icon space available right now, or I'd consider swiping it.)
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[personal profile] dragondancer5150 2017-01-03 12:16 am (UTC)(link)
LOL no worries. That's pretty much all the others have said either. Love your icon too!

Eh, save it anyway? Keep it on your computer or a hard drive for the future in case you do find you have space? I have WAY more icons squirreled away in storage than I'll ever use. ^_^
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[personal profile] auguris 2017-01-01 09:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you. Just... thank you.
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[personal profile] basis211 2017-01-01 09:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank You! As many Russian native speakers i would be happy to translate something, including technical stuff and so on. I'm available more often than not.

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[personal profile] kaberett 2017-01-02 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much!

If you would prefer just to translate, [community profile] dw_translate has just been set up! I intend to request translations (of original requests, and of support volunteer replies once problems have been diagnosed).

If you would prefer to act as a support volunteer in your own right I am very happy to provide an introduction and mentorship (and look into whether it's worth setting up a specific Russian-language Support category) -- but it's just gone midnight local for me, so please say if you'd like more information about this and I'll do my best! For starters, the Dreamwidth wiki contains (English-language only, sorry!) a Support FAQ, an overview of the Support process, and a guide to writing Support responses, among other things.
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[personal profile] rotozeev 2017-01-01 10:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I would like to pay attention of the society migrating from LJ to the advantages of RSS technology. This is much better and universal than friend-feed (in LJ or DW)

http://uablogs.pp.ua (in Russian)
sharpiefan: DW: To boldly go, hoping that the rest of fandom will follow (DW to boldly go)

[personal profile] sharpiefan 2017-01-01 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
As someone who made the move here from LJ back in 2010, I can attest to the fact that DW staff are transparent in what they do, what their goals are... and when there's likely to be downtime (they always let us know when there's going to be a code push and I think there's been minor downtime once in the six years I've been here - and that was sorted within an hour or so!)

DW works enough like LJ on the front-end that all those newly arrived from LJ will get to grips with it easily enough - and if you do have issues, Support is pretty good, and there's [community profile] style_system if you've got any queries about tweaking the CSS or anything to do with actual styles.
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[personal profile] dewline 2017-01-01 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks much for the reassurances. It's been mostly smooth resettling here, but I do expect the odd random hiccough in the weeks and months to come.
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[personal profile] sharpiefan 2017-01-02 01:50 pm (UTC)(link)
No worries!! This News post... that's pretty much how DW do things: they talk, let their users know what's going on. And if there are hiccoughs, they'll get sorted - and there are places to ask if you're having any sort of issues with anything, too.
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[personal profile] 10061983 2017-01-01 10:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you guys for being as honest and open to yours users as ever.

And happy New year ♥
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[personal profile] alchemise 2017-01-01 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey Mark, I weirdly just got a second notification email about this post. I don't think I've ever gotten duplicate notifications before so I thought I'd mention it.

Also, Happy New Year!
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[personal profile] alchemise 2017-01-02 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
That makes sense. I had two copies in both email and the DW inbox, with just this account. I'll let you know if it happens again!
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[personal profile] finesoul 2017-01-01 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Ukrainian and Russian are my native languages.
I can translate requests to/from English.


If anybody who speaks these languages has spare time and is interested in becoming part of our volunteer group to help out from time to time, can you please comment here and let us know? Thank you!
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[personal profile] kaberett 2017-01-02 12:17 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much, finesoul!

If you would prefer just to translate, [community profile] dw_translate has just been set up! I intend to request translations (of original requests, and of support volunteer replies once problems have been diagnosed). I don't expect anyone who joins or subscribes to the community to provide translations often (or at all!) -- please just take part as you'd like to!

If you would prefer to act as a support volunteer in your own right I am very happy to provide an introduction and mentorship (and look into whether it's worth setting up a specific Russian-language Support category) -- but it's just gone midnight local for me, so please say if you'd like more information about this and I'll do my best! For starters, the Dreamwidth wiki contains (English-language only, sorry!) a Support FAQ, an overview of the Support process, and a guide to writing Support responses, among other things.

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