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Sun, Aug. 12th, 2007, 06:30 pm
atrata: the following are presented without comment. except for the parts with comments.

This is stuff from the mod queue and my inbox. I really love that you guys submit posts and links, and I really hate that giant red "reject" button, but I think it's better to try and round up links in news posts than fill up the f-lists of a couple thousand people (!!) with small chunks of info.
Now, in regards to the name post... we're not there yet, but I think we're getting closer. Some thoughts:
  • I agree with the many people who are against having the word "fan" in the name, because we don't want to alienate non-fen.
  • If, however, we're intent on something with that f-a-n letter combo, we should look for something where it's subtle, already part of a larger word (e.g., "fanfare," suggested here (with others) by copinggoggles).
  • I also don't think we want to be all INTRNETZ IZ SRS BIZNEZ about it, so we should go for something with a hint of whimsy.
  • tekanji makes a good suggestion here: "I would recommend combining two words that describe what kind of service you're offering (ala. Live Journal, Word Press, Type Pad). Maybe figure out what features will make your service stand out and create a name from that."
Further thoughts and suggestions? Keep 'em coming! I am obviously unfit to make naming decisions, because the Mafia fangirl in me will go with "Our Thing" and call it good. Remember that we can also make up a word or egregiously misspell something. It's the web2.0 way!

Mon, Aug. 20th, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
xandria

Hi, I've finally gotten around to having a look here. What a whirlwind! I came here by way of the shota comm. I'm just wondering how many exit sites are being set up? I don't wish to see the communities and fen so fractured but I suspect it'll happen and then a final migration to wherever people feel most comfortable.

I see people fleeing to IJ, GJ, creating their own (scribblit and I know of one other). I confess my fellow mods of Yaoi Daily are working on a possible small, boyslove Japanese entertainment industry focused site but it's very niche and not intended to be all encompassing or take away from others.

I've heard from someone who says they have an inside track (http://community.livejournal.com/yaoi_daily_cafe/330195.html?thread=2000595#t2000595)
that 6A Corpies are actually comprised of sympathetic fen who are in the process of working on yet another solution to the latest debacle. So... what is the latest?

I guess that's my question. What is going on? Kind of all encompassing, I know. Sorry. :-)