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[personal profile] jesse_the_k
seems like it's happening again ... don't know if the process can scale, but

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1070364450270507008.html

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If @Pinboard were not actively trying to save the American republic I would beg him to help us figure out how to launch a fandom friendly platform that is inclusive of not just text, but visual and multimedia too
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Um Maciej DMed me and said if fandom can get a consensus spec on what such a platform should look like, he'll see what he can do. So here's a doc. I've outlined what I want to see, but I'm sure I've missed stuff.
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Fandom platform of the future - specs and features
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r-Wof6X0aPXjU15edcqukZjwqIiNfrbJFOwaYT48UMg/edit?usp=sharing
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*wheezing* So, uh, the document has grown to 15 pages of feature requests/requirements. I haven't even given Maciej a link yet. Fandom is fucking amazing.


Pinboard is a low-key, anti-social bookmarking network. When Delicious broke the slash character, fandom folks complained loudly, and Maciej Ceglowski, pinboard's creator whispered that his service still supported it.

Disgruntled fandom folks created a masterpiece spec for how https://pinboard.in could be more useful for us. Maciej listened -- here's the story.

https://idlewords.com/talks/fan_is_a_tool_using_animal.htm

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Date: 2018-12-06 01:26 am (UTC)
inkstone: Sohma from RG Veda (Default)
From: [personal profile] inkstone
Oh my god, talk about history repeating itself.

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Date: 2018-12-06 01:31 am (UTC)
ironymaiden: (dw)
From: [personal profile] ironymaiden
I wish we could pour all this energy into development for DW.

Thank you for sharing that talk transcript. It's wonderful.

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Date: 2018-12-06 09:33 pm (UTC)
ironymaiden: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ironymaiden

I happen to be involved in a process at work where we are rebuilding the product from scratch and moving the existing users over. it's a lot of work, but with an existing product you have a very robust spec in the form of "go see what it does when you do that." it's the second time I've done it.

while migration is a terror, I think creating a community and body of content is actually harder than the dev work. off the top of my head, the hardest thing would be the style system. but honestly (and I could be wrong) I don't think the customization community is as fierce as they were on LJ when S2 was introduced.

tl;dr we should be creating a dev effort to build DW 2.0 and do a migration.

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Date: 2018-12-06 10:11 pm (UTC)
ironymaiden: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ironymaiden

yup, I'm a style=mine user all the way. in my case it's because I have a heavily customized style that I can read on mobile, but is responsive so that it's not butt-ugly on desktop.

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Date: 2018-12-06 01:39 am (UTC)
muccamukk: Wanda walking away, surrounded by towering black trees, her red cloak bright. (Default)
From: [personal profile] muccamukk
It also has an $11 sign up fee, and requires a mobile phone number.

However, I think the document will be useful going forward.

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Date: 2018-12-06 12:30 pm (UTC)
bibliofile: Fan & papers in a stack (from my own photo) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bibliofile
> signup fee

Now that I'm not absolutely flat broke, I'm okay with paying $1/month to save my bookmarks.

And those specs documents are excellent things.

A Network of Our Own?

Date: 2018-12-06 02:16 am (UTC)
mecurtin: Doctor Science (Default)
From: [personal profile] mecurtin
I'm wondering if we can use this document to spec out A Network of Our Own: an OTW project where there's a social network where We Own the Servers. I imagine [staff profile] denise is having enough trouble right now making sure DW can handle the extra traffic.

Re: A Network of Our Own?

Date: 2018-12-06 07:03 am (UTC)
mark: A photo of Mark kneeling on top of the Taal Volcano in the Philippines. It was a long hike. (Default)
From: [staff profile] mark
Servers are doing great. We have tons of headroom, we haven’t actually had to do any infrastructure work to handle the load here. :)

FWIW, I’m very interested in figuring out the right way to make Dreamwidth work for the Tumblr-esque uses, we have been talking about it but don’t have a design ready or anything.

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Date: 2018-12-06 03:04 am (UTC)
delight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] delight
"Confused but remarkably vigorous applause" has me giggling so much. I like this person. And I agree about wishing some of that could be incorporated into DW, but I'm not really a fan ish person, I just like many of the ideas for the platform!

THANK YOU!

Date: 2018-12-06 05:38 pm (UTC)
mdlbear: (awesomesauce)
From: [personal profile] mdlbear
I had no idea that the delicious/pinboard thing had ever happened, but https://idlewords.com/talks/fan_is_a_tool_using_animal.htm is simply amazing.

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