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Apr. 22nd, 2009 | 07:26 pm
mood: much less hot

thefourthvine says: Sometimes you may say to yourself: all these people have me friended. And yet I posted a story (or a link, or four extremely compelling pictures of my cat, including one where she almost had a ribbon on her head) and many of them have not commented! You may wonder why. You may even be downcast in your wonderment and confusion.

She has been doing some careful research on this very topic, and she has all the answers. WHAT a relief to have it put in perspective that way ;-) If you are a lurker, that's OK with me. But just so you know, even short comments on any of my posts are precious. I am always greedy for more.

Plus: GIP. That there my icon is me, in my Big Chair, all blurry but that disguises all my chins. That is my laptop with my old-style rainbow apple sticker. I use the other one too much in my work persona.


This text is supposed to follow a test cut tag. It wasn't working on crossposting from DWO yesterday. Let's see if it does today. And some more Dreamwidth stuff:

+ zarah's post on Dreamwidth for Dummies

+ zvi's excellent post on How to follow someone who has moved to Dreamwidth (or most any other journaling /blogging system).

PS I have no invite codes, but probably will on April 30. Just tell me if you want one.

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yueni

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from: yueni
date: Apr. 23rd, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
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The post on comments by thefourthvine definitely had me laughing. It was pretty well done and I can identify with quite a few of the reasons listed!

I am also interested in getting an invite code to Dreamwidth, which looks very very interesting indeed (and probably does not require me to purchase a VPN to post).

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 23rd, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I totally see both sides on the commenting thing. I try to comment but damn, it's hard to keep up.

I will send you an invitation as soon as I can.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 1st, 2009 05:34 am (UTC)
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I have one now, what email address should I use?

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yueni

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from: yueni
date: May. 1st, 2009 10:31 am (UTC)
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Send it to yueni @ mistandshadow [dot] net.

Thank you!

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hanarobi

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from: hanarobi
date: Apr. 23rd, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
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I loved the post about why there are no comments. Brilliant and funny. I do love it when science has all the answers!

And if you have an invite code left over, I'd be interested. Not consumed with interest so if someone else really wants it, you should give it to them, but I'm still interested.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 23rd, 2009 06:07 am (UTC)
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I like the way the percentages keep going down ;-)

When I get invites, I will send you one, of course.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 1st, 2009 05:53 am (UTC)
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Sent!

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hanarobi

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from: hanarobi
date: May. 1st, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
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I got it! I think I have it all set up correctly. We'll see.

Thanks so much for this!

*hugs*

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Chaos

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from: chaosmanor
date: Apr. 23rd, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
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I would appreciate an invite code, after April 30th. I'm already lurking and skulking around DW, looking for the right place to set up camp. I'm thinking that corner over there...

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 23rd, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
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Sure, I'm happy to.

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Arabia

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from: arabia764
date: Apr. 23rd, 2009 07:12 am (UTC)
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all blurry but that disguises all my chins.

I have many chins as well, more than my fair share. Sometimes life can be nasty.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 23rd, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
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I have mostly made my peace with fat, but I want to be stronger and more fit.

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tweedle_

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from: tweedle_
date: Apr. 23rd, 2009 07:15 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the link. It explains so much and I will sleep much better at night. :)

Ack! Dreamwidth! Will it be different/better from all the other non-lj journals. *moans* I really only want one journal. Cannot cope with more. *moans somemore* I don't enjoy (probably because I'm so crap at it and it never works) the techie stuff you need to do to get stuff working and my computer is never quite the same afterwards. :(

Heh. Sorry, but I just thought... I would pay someone to do all the leg work and hand me a working, linked up, cross-post-ready journal. 'How to follow someone who as moved to dw' made my head spin. :)

Sorry again! omg. I am useless. :D

Edited at 2009-04-23 07:50 am (UTC)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 23rd, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
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DWO will be a bit like the InsaneJournal experience, if you get an account over there. I suspect that IJ will wither.

I just clicked the "Import" command and it did everything for me, all old posts locked and public, really amazing! The only thing it screwed up was the tags, missing the fact that I'd fiddled with the names a whole damn lot.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 23rd, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
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*hugs you back*

Teenboy had a huge snit when he saw my sticker, because he thought it was HIS. That was not a good day.

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One owner from new

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from: cinzia
date: Apr. 23rd, 2009 10:17 am (UTC)
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Hi there! *waves at icon* :)

I admit I fall in the Lurker percentage... I try to de-lurk as often as I can, though. *hugs you*

Also: what tentacles? *shifty look*

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 23rd, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
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*waves back*

I just really like making a tiny bit of contact, it sometimes feels like I'm posting into space :-/

Tentacles?

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One owner from new

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from: cinzia
date: Apr. 24th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
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From the post you linked to: 10% of the people who read you only lurk. They lurk everywhere. Maybe they can't type. Maybe they have tentacles and can't find a tentacle-ready keyboard.

That might or might not be true. No-one shall ever know. ;) <--- *has weird sense of humour*

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 25th, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)
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Ah, I missed that among all the other funny.

And that reminds me: once upon a time there was a great start to a Viggo/Elijah tentacle fic, by anatsuno and shaenie - Pet.

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Alassenya

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from: alassenya
date: Apr. 23rd, 2009 10:38 am (UTC)
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Thank you for the links - I love the post on why people don't comment, it definitely explains a lot!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 23rd, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
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It does, put in such a good way that it takes the sting out.

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foxrafer

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from: foxrafer
date: Apr. 23rd, 2009 11:43 am (UTC)
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*hello you with your old school apple sticker*

That post by thefourthvine is totally hysterical. Definitely got my morning off to a good start.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 23rd, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
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It cracked me up and made me feel better all at the same time.

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