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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_news2012-01-06 07:10 am

Dreamwidth Update: 6 January 2012

Hello, Dreamwidth! We're ringing in 2012 with a collection of useful information and news from the DW head office (aka my house) and auxiliary offices (aka Mark's house and Fu's house). Behind the cut you will find information on:

* Development, Coding, and Styles
* Community and Icon Importing
* Site Growth and Stability
* Invite Codes
* The Ada Initiative
* Paid Accounts, PayPal, and DW Business
* The Great Community Rec-O-Matic

Development, Coding, and Styles

We start this week's news by bringing you the 29 Dec 11 - 5 Jan 12 code tour, detailing the bugs that were resolved this week.

Most of this week's development effort went to more long-running projects (and thus the bugs weren't completely resolved yet and don't appear on this list), but the biggest highlight this week includes finally having resolved that really annoying bug where interest counts weren't being updated properly, leaving us with a number of interests being listed as having 16,777,215 accounts having that interest listed. It was a bear to track down, but thanks to some amazing detective work from a team of people, with heavy lifting done by [personal profile] exor674 on the code end and [personal profile] alierak on the sysadmin end, interest counts should now be a lot closer to reality.

For those who are just joining us: yes, you too can come hack on the DW code! We offer hosted development environments so you don't have to faff around with installing the code on your own development machine (or have your own development machine), and our Bugzilla install is public for those who are looking for a project to pick up. The Getting Started and Development categories on the DW volunteer wiki have useful information on the development process, and [site community profile] dw_dev and [site community profile] dw_dev_training are the communities to go to on DW itself. Or, if you'd just like to browse the code, you can read through the Mercurial repositories; the two repositories that most development happens in are dw-free (for the freely-available, open-source-licensed code that primarily runs the service) and dw-nonfree (for code, or things that are part of our site branding or identity).

DW backend development is mostly done in Perl, with a little bit of Javascript on the frontend here and there. If your coding skills lean more towards HTML and CSS (or S2, the custom layout language shared by DW and LJ), you may be interested in creating or converting themes and styles. If you've created a journal layout that you'd like to offer as a system style, you can submit it to [site community profile] dreamscapes. Or, if you'd like to wrangle others' submissions into a form that can be used on the site, you can take the layers and styles that people submit and convert them into a patch that can be applied to the codebase. (There's a guide for people patching styles, which assumes a level of familiarity with both S2 and the process of working with the code and creating patches -- we'll work on getting the process explained in a more beginner-friendly fashion, but you can always ask in [site community profile] dw_dev_training for help.)

Community and Icon Importing

After last week's announcement that community importing was available, [staff profile] mark spent a few days coding his fingers off to improve and optimize the importer to better handle larger import jobs. Thanks to his tireless work, we've been able to lift one of the restrictions we had to place on community import: communities that have over 100,000 comments can now be imported.

If your community has more than a few hundred thousand comments, the comment import may still fail. We're working with the admins of a very large community to work out the last of the problems. We're asking for now that if your community has more than 500,000 comments, please hold off on doing an import for another week or so -- the code won't enforce the limits anymore, but it will definitely make everybody's lives easier.

We also should also be able to lift the restriction that only paid accounts or paid communities can use the community importer in another week or so, once we're fully satisfied with the optimizations we've made -- stay tuned there. Mark's also actively working on the ability to "claim" your posts and comments that were imported and attributed to your OpenID account, so that should be available soon as well.

Meanwhile, we've made a change to the way icon imports are handled. Previously, if you had more icons available on the remote site than you had icon slots on DW, the site would only import your default icon. We ran into some problems this week with LJ reporting the wrong number of icons if you deleted some icons recently (so if you had 102 icons on LJ, then deleted 3 to bring it down under the 100 icon slots available to a paid account on DW, the system was still reporting you had 102 icons and thus the import was erroring). Rather than spend hours and hours of our time troubleshooting, we just lifted the restriction, and now import all the icons you have on the remote site.

As many people have noticed, this is allowing some people to circumvent the restriction on icon slots and use more icons than their account type allows. The reason we don't run the process to deactivate icons immediately upon import is because at that point, we don't have enough data about the imported posts and comments to tell which icons are the most-used icons in the journal. (When deactivating icons because an account expires, the least-used icons are deactivated first.) Rather than just guessing randomly at which icons should be deactivated, we made the deliberate decision to let it slide for now, then clean up in a week or two once the rush to import has died down a bit. (The extra icons won't be deleted; they'll be deactivated, precisely like what happens when a paid account expires.)

If you import your icons and it'll bother you to have icons available now and have them be deactivated later when we do the cleanup, or if you'd like to help us out a bit, you can force a deactivation by visiting the Edit Icons page while logged into your account. This page loads the routine that checks your current icons against your total number of icon slots, so will deactivate (or activate, if for some reason an account upgrade doesn't reactivate inactive icons) icons until you have the right number.

We know this will let some people have access to more icons than their account level allows for a bit, and thank you to those who reported the situation! It really did just work out to save us a lot of time to do it this way, since we had a lot of people who were having import problems and troubleshooting the issue would've taken valuable time away from other projects.

Site Growth and Stability

[staff profile] mark made an excellent post about DW's load vs capacity, and how we're doing in terms of being able to support all the new traffic we've seen this month. The great news is, we're handling the increased traffic wonderfully: we've seen a few bumps along the past few weeks (everybody's watching [site community profile] dw_maintenance for details, right?) but on the whole, things have been ticking along nicely.

In the past few weeks, we've added two new webservers and two new database servers, bringing the total number of machines up to 12: four database machines (since we add dbs in pairs), four machines that work as webservers only, two load balancers (the load balancer + a backup load balancer in case of failure that also functions as a webserver), the search machine (which also functions as a webserver), and the admin machine.

We constantly keep an eye on site performance to see if and when we need more hardware, and since we still rent our dedicated servers rather than colocate our own hardware with a hosting facility, we can get our hosting provider to add more hardware when we need it -- it's more complex than it would be for you to rent webhosting for a small project, but it's not as complex as it would be to buy additional hardware ourselves and have to set it up.

We'd like to move to owning servers and colocating in the future, but for now, dedicated hosting is more cost-effective for us: the way the numbers work out at the moment, it'd take us nearly three years to "earn out" the initial hardware purchase, in terms of amount saved monthly, and there are a lot of practical benefits to dedicated hosting. (Mind you, there are a lot of practical benefits to colocation, as well, but those don't start to show up until you're much bigger than we are right now.)

So, in other words: we're really happy with the site performance right now, and we have a clear plan on how to increase our capacity as our traffic and load increases. [staff profile] mark also has a lot of experience with handling high-availability web applications, and he's very comfortable with how things are running. If you've been worried about our ability to handle this month's increased traffic, you can rest easy.

(Also, for the record, since we name our database clusters after stars and constellations, the new cluster, which is on the new database pair, is the Draconis cluster, joining Alpha Centauri, Betelgeuse, and Capella. If you're curious, you can ask the site Where am I? This has no real bearing on anything -- all of the clusters save for Draconis are on the same physical machine -- but dividing accounts by database cluster even if they're on the same machine makes certain maintenance tasks easier.)

Invite Codes

Speaking of site growth and how happy we are with site performance, many people have noticed that we haven't yet re-enabled the need to have an invite code to create a DW account. We'd intended to leave invite codes off for the second half of December as one of our regular no-accounts-needed account creation phases. After adding the additional servers necessary to support the traffic bump, our performance and capacity was large enough that we decided we could support open account creation for longer.

So, invite codes will definitely be off for a little while longer -- this means that anyone can create a Dreamwidth account without needing an invite code for now. Rather than specify an exact time period for how long invite codes will be off, we've decided to just let open account creation run for an unspecified time, as long as this increased demand keeps up and as long as we're happy with the site performance. (And, of course, as long as the [site community profile] dw_antispam team is able to keep up with the spammers that open account creation inevitably attracts -- all praise be to our dedicated team of spamwhackers!) We'll let you know when we turn invite codes back on.


SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (the PROTECT IP Act) are two bills pending in the US legislature to force online service providers (such as Dreamwidth) to remove enormous amounts of content from, and block access to enormous amounts of, the internet, based on the demand of intellectual property rightsholders in an attempt to combat digital intellectual property infringement.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a more detailed explanation about why these bills would make bad law: Internet Blacklist Legislation. Dreamwidth joins hundreds of other companies and organizations, both inside the tech industry and out, in standing opposed to these attempts to censor the free and open internet.

We'd like to take a moment to ask you, if you live in the US, to write to your legislators and ask them to oppose the bills.

The Ada Initiative

We said a few weeks ago that we'd be donating 10% of December's gross income to the Ada Initiative, a new nonprofit corporation devoted to supporting women in open technology and culture. (Disclaimer: I volunteer on the board of directors, but I receive no compensation for doing so.)

We're pleased to announce that thanks to a record-breaking month of sales (which we totally did not expect, omg!) we are donating $4625 to help fund the Ada Initiative's 2012 programs. This makes us incredibly happy! Thank you to everyone who bought paid time during December and helped increase that number. Meanwhile, if you'd like to contribute more directly, you can still donate to TAI.

Paid accounts, PayPal, and DW Business

We're obviously very pleased about the aforementioned record-breaking month of sales, and I wanted to say thank you to those who have bought paid time -- it was a fabulous way to close out the year, and looking at the figures on our payment backend has been very, very encouraging lately.

For those who have been wondering what we do with the money from paid accounts: there are two major categories of expenses we have on a recurring basis. The first is professional services; this covers things like processing fees imposed by our payment processor, as well as hosting and backup services. (The processing fees work out to be around 7-9% of all payments, between the flat fees and percentages from our merchant bank account and the flat fees and percentages from our payment gateway; the hosting and backup services run around $4500 a month with the latest upgrades.) The second category is salary: [personal profile] fu is employed by DW fulltime, plus we pay our backup sysadmin and one of our Terms of Service people on a retainer basis as contractors.

We also pay me a very small amount monthly to be working on things full-time; previously [staff profile] mark was also working full-time on DW, but he needed to take a non-DW job because at the time we couldn't pay him what he needed to be earning to support his family. (I'm lucky; my wife has a very good, very stable government job, and we live in a much less expensive area of the country.)

We post an annual end-of-year analysis of our financial position to [site community profile] dw_biz every year, which I will start working on as soon as the end-of-year bookkeeping is finished. Before this month's payments explosion, and aside from the one-time income from our May '11 Seed Account sale (which we did in order to replenish our "war chest", the money we keep in reserve against future disaster, after nearly three months of being unable to accept payments in early 2011), we were already on target to take in slightly more than we spent in 2011. (Which was incredibly exciting, let me tell you!)

This past month's increase in income has allowed us to increase our server power, continue to restock the war chest, and invest in some infrastructure upgrades. (Plus, we bought [staff profile] mark a pizza while he was hacking on community import.) Beyond that, we don't want to make long-term plans counting on this level of income as a given, but we're really hoping that if this level of support continues we'll be able to get [staff profile] mark back on DW work full-time and be able to pay me market rate for my full-time work on DW.

Meanwhile, many people have asked us about why we don't accept PayPal for payments, and I've written up a longer post about the answer to that question: Why you can't pay for your account with PayPal or Google Checkout. There's some workarounds for people without credit cards in that post.

The Great Community Rec-O-Matic

We've done this before, but given how many people are just joining us, it's time to run another round of the Great Community Rec-O-Matic.

Here's how it works:

* If you're looking for new communities to join, comment here with a list of some of your interests, and the kind of community you enjoy reading and participating in.

* Or, read through the other comments and see what things other people are listing. If you see someone you think would be a perfect match for a community you admin or participate in, comment back to them and point them at the community!


That's it from us for another update! As always, if you're having problems with Dreamwidth, Support can help you; for notices of site problems and downtime, check the Twitter status page; if you've got an idea to make the site better, you can make a suggestion.

(Also, I am very close to having followed the hobbit tradition of giving presents to other people on my birthday -- if I'd started this a day earlier I could've posted it on the 5th. Thanks to everybody who sent me birthday wishes!)

We (and my runaway abuse of parentheses) will see you next week for our next update!
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[personal profile] speakscanadian 2012-01-07 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
Quick question (not sure if to ask here to via Support!) - is there any reason why, when I imported my 88 LJ icons over to my DW account, it actually has limited my max. number of icons to 15 and deactivated the rest? Normally I'd say fair enough since I'm not entitled to the others, but I was hoping to be able to use them all for a little while like this post suggests.

It has actually deactivated the two I had uploaded to the journal already and randomly chosen the other ones it wants me to use after the import (to take me up to the 15 active icons). Now I can't reactivate the two I originally had because every time I delete an unwanted icon it automatically activates another arbitrary choice :( Help?
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[personal profile] speakscanadian 2012-01-07 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
Nevermind. I worked it out (I should have read the post more carefully!). Dammit edit icon page. You make me weep.

Um, since I've gone ahead and forced the deactivation by visiting the edit icon page while logged in...does that mean I have to delete all my icons and reupload the 15 I want to use?

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[personal profile] yabamena 2012-01-07 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
I am still so pleasantly surprised by how much I actually genuinely enjoy reading these update posts! Keep up the amazing work, you guys!

And for community recs, I'm looking for:

White Collar
Teen Wolf (I need it like burning!)
DC Comics (but specifically anything Superboy, Robin, and/or Young Justice-related)
gay superheroes (or just homosexuality in comic books?)
BigBang (the band)

And would there happen to be a list of kinkmemes on DW floating around somewhere out there?
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One more thing!

[personal profile] yabamena 2012-01-07 03:18 am (UTC)(link)
I forgot to add Lucky Number Slevin to that list!

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[personal profile] metafictionally 2012-01-07 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
I'm not particularly web- or code-savvy and more or less have no idea what goes on on the backend of any website, but I just wanted to say I'm so thankful for these posts that make everything understandable. Transparency wrt updates, upgrades and bugs is a huge part of why I trust DW so much as a blogging site. Keep being awesome :)
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[personal profile] redconfession 2012-01-07 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
I love love love love reading these news posts. Denise, Mark, everyone, keep up the good work!

Anyway, I am interested in joining some comms, are there any out there for:

- Superhero comics (DC/Marvel/Wildstorm/etc ; bonus points for something involving the Dark Avengers or the Bat Family)
- Saiyuki
- Screencap communities
- Dogs (anything on training tips would be loved)

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[personal profile] destinyislands 2012-01-07 01:35 pm (UTC)(link)
[community profile] saiyuki
[community profile] pretty_kinky GojyoxHakkai and TenpouxKenren community
[community profile] sanzoxgoku Hasn't been updated in a whole
You might find more here. A masterlist of all anime/manga communities on DW
[community profile] canidae Canine focused community--hasn't been updated in a long while, but there's still some nice content there and it could easily become active again

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[personal profile] kitters 2012-01-07 05:03 am (UTC)(link)

This might be a long-shot, but any recs for me concerning psychology and/or sociology or human behavior in general? If so, I'd prefer posts to have a source and whatnot.

Also, I know the show's over, but anything pertaining to The L Word? :[
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[personal profile] littlebutfierce 2012-01-07 05:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I dunno about the L Word myself, but the folks in [community profile] girlgay might have some useful links posted, or ideas if you asked?

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[personal profile] torine 2012-01-07 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
I'm looking for an 18+ panfandom RP along the lines of Dirty Vegas. Those in the recs on the first page of comments didn't suit what I'm looking for.
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[personal profile] jazz 2012-01-07 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
anybody know if there's an active vancouver (bc, canada) comm? i found [community profile] vancouver, but it's never been updated. perhaps i'll go make the first post.

also, if you're interested in SHINee-related news come check out [community profile] shinee, which i am newly co-modding. i'd love the comm to develop further!
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1000 tag limit

[personal profile] dodificus 2012-01-07 06:37 am (UTC)(link)
Off topic question, not sure if this is the right place to ask but anyway:

If a community reaches the 1000 tag limit, is it possible to get the limit increased? Or is that the end?

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Valve time!

[personal profile] terabient 2012-01-07 06:58 am (UTC)(link)
Here are some Valve-related communities if anyone's interested~

[community profile] thinkwithportals A place to share Portal fanworks of all kinds
[community profile] capslock_l4d CAPSLOCK + LEFT 4 DEAD = GOOD TIMES, DEAD ZOMBIES, ETC

I've been pretty poor about keeping them active but I am going to try harder to keep things active this year. ^^;
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[personal profile] tallblue 2012-01-07 07:02 am (UTC)(link)
Recs, I'm looking for:

-Anything about the topic of paranormal (not the movie(s))
-Horror Movies
-Horror Books
-Mystery book like Dennis Lehanne
-poetry - such as John Donne, I am more of a reader than a writer.
-Healthy living
-Photography (DSLR)or just digital photography
-graphic communities such as paint shop pro
-graphic tuturals types
-Some great icon comms!

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[personal profile] krait 2012-01-07 07:46 am (UTC)(link)
Latecomer is late, but has comm recs and requests!

For anything related to that is not daily clicking, please come join [Bad username or unknown identity: dragoncavers"]! Tell us about the lineage you're working with, post a wishlist or what you have to trade, discuss spriting, or just come chat about your favourite dragon breed!

Do you like to read with other people? Come to [community profile] readingtogether and set up a group-read for your favourite series or something you've always meant to get round to but might need some accountability to keep you going with!

Everyone has a specialty; every writer sometimes finds they need details about a specialty they're unfamiliar with. Come over to [community profile] factfinding or [community profile] little_details and ask a question, then see if you can answer someone else's inquiry.


Comms I would be interested in finding:

1. Dragaera fandom/fanworks
2. Hurog fandom/fanworks; barring that, an all-works-of-Patricia-Briggs comm
3. Original slash fiction
4. A comm for finding betas in small/rare fandoms
5. A comm for tea enthusiasts
6. ?? You tell me! :D
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[personal profile] littlebutfierce 2012-01-07 05:22 pm (UTC)(link)
There's [community profile] tea_party, which looks inactive, but might just need a post or two (& someone to promo it on [site community profile] dw_community_promo or something) to wake it up, perhaps?

(Or, since I see the comm's on moderated posting, if a post to it doesn't get approved -- since it looks like the mod's journal hasn't been used in a while & they might not be checking notifications -- perhaps a request in [community profile] create_my_comm might result in a new tea comm? :D )
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[personal profile] melly 2012-01-07 09:15 am (UTC)(link)
Woohoo Rec-O-Matic!

For anyone with RP icon needs, there's [community profile] cherbourg. Obviously it's brand new and tiny for now, but we hope to have it grow quickly. :)
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[personal profile] thenormalsquint 2012-01-07 10:43 am (UTC)(link)
So any comms like bakebakebake, cooking, or hip_domestics on LJ? Or something like poor_skills? Freebie comms for samples?
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[personal profile] rydra_wong 2012-01-07 11:25 am (UTC)(link)
There's [community profile] omnomnom and [community profile] bakeitup on the cooking front.

Someone asked about poor skills in my journal and got some recs in the thread here.

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In case it's of interest

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rec-o-matic: Unitarianism/Unitarian Universalism

[personal profile] shoshanna_g 2012-01-07 01:33 pm (UTC)(link)
I would love to see more people at [community profile] uudreamers!
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[personal profile] piratebar 2012-01-07 03:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Can't say it enough or in any other way guys are awesome. I feel like I just moved to a wonderful new neighborhood where everyone is nice and awesome. I'm so happy to give you guys my money!
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[personal profile] solitarywalker 2012-01-07 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Glad you got that interests bug fixed. :)
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me again!

[personal profile] intermezzo 2012-01-07 04:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh omg, why didn't I think of this before?

A comm for the Vorkosigan saga? NVM. Found [community profile] vorkosigan

And one for the Inheritance trilogy?
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[personal profile] dana_cz 2012-01-07 04:27 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been using the 'Livejournal addons' extension for Firefox to check my friends page without directly loading it or using any other software other than my browser. So I'd like to ask if anyone doesn't know of some similar extension? It doesn't have to do anything else besides checking the reading page and just refresh the info per set timeframe and with a click launch the reading page in browser. I might write it myself if there isn't any, but it would take me a loooong time. :D
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[personal profile] intermezzo 2012-01-07 04:32 pm (UTC)(link)
There isn't one. I asked before. BUT [staff profile] denise told me they're working on a few things that I might find useful. Like integrating some kind of...IDK, I shoudl find that reply again, but it was like integrating some fuctionalities I miss onto DW itself? Gah! Can't remember what she said exactly. Imma go look for the link of that reply but it might take a while. I don't remember how long ago that was and where it was posted. /o\

BTW, OMG if you write it yourself, I'll be forever grateful!
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[personal profile] temmokan 2012-01-07 05:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I wonder how many a person will register now that invite code is still not necessary.

Good news, and very inspiring, thanks for all your work!

[personal profile] corinthian 2012-01-07 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
♥ every news post is pretty much full of joy for us! We're coming up on a year anniversary for my RP here, and we've been so happy for pretty much everything here! Thanks so much, DW team '^' ♥ !!!!!!!!
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[personal profile] jb_slasher 2012-01-07 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for continuing to be so Awesome! :)
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Rec-O-Matic and other stuff

[personal profile] teds_out 2012-01-07 08:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay, a few things I would like to say...

1) Thanks for the open registration! I mean, I would've gotten in anyway since my rp community is being transferred over here, but it's just one less hassle to worry about, both for the players and the moderators. Kudos for that. (By the way, you guys seem AWESOME, and I'm so excited to come over to a website whose developers clearly care for their customers!)

2) Completely unrelated to this post; what's your method for purging accounts, and will it ever change? I always hate it when I come up with a good username for roleplaying, see that it's taken, and then I go to the page and find out that the account's been made a few years ago, and hasn't been touched since its creation...

3) Okay, Rec-O-Matic! Is there any communities that serve helpful, detailed critiques for writing? Specifically, I'd prefer one that has a heavy focus on fanfictions for games, TV shows, webcomics, etc. Electronic media if you will. It would be great if I could have some people to help me out with my characterization, and even possibly recommend some books that might help me with that.

Oh!! Maybe communities for Terraria and Minecraft as well? And Homestuck communities are always nice. C:

ohonemorething. An art critique community with a heavy focus on people. Bonus points if redlining is encouraged! Redlining is when a person draws over another persons work in red, to help improve anatomy and the structure of the drawing.1

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[personal profile] vanilla_cupcake 2012-01-08 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
That DevArt link might not have been a Dreamwidth comm req but... Thank you for posting it! ♥!!!

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[personal profile] sarajayechan 2012-01-07 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Community pimpage! [community profile] dailyficlets welcomes both fanfic and original fiction writers alike. <3

Good choice not linking with PayPal. They've been giving people a lot of trouble lately, their reputation's kinda gone down the tubes.

Also! Any word on the extra icon packages?
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[personal profile] innerslytherin 2012-01-07 10:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Things I'm looking for:
- discussion about the Inklings (C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Chesterton, Williams, etc.)
- a comm specifically for reading the Bible, rather than a general Christianity comm
- any fan-related comms for Robin McKinley, P.C. Hodgell, Patrick Rothfuss, Charles de Lint and other urban fantasists, Bordertown, Carrie Vaughn, and Tamora Pierce
- fairy tales and/or discussion of the folklore of Faery
- social justice from a Christian worldview
- hiking and outdoors stuff
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[personal profile] dragonfly 2012-01-08 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
a comm specifically for reading the Bible

Ooh, if it were for a scholarly/literary/historical approach, I'd be there. Or were you thinking reading the Bible like reading sections of it together?

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[personal profile] joyfulljunebug 2012-01-08 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
Hope they axe SOPA I think it will do more harm than they realize I have found a bunch of band on youtube thanks to {AMVs] Anime Music Videos that I would have never found without them. Happy I didn't need a invite code to join I will tell all my people to join while their not enforced Also it would be very useful if you put up some basic tutorials on youtube THANKS!

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