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10 January 2012 @ 07:43 pm
[OOC] Dreamwidth Move  
Sup guys, Stel here, interrupting your IC so that everyone sees this announcement.

After hearing from everyone about their plans - and seeing stuff like this rather impressive state of LJRP at present - it seems fairly clear that the majority vote is to move to Dreamwidth.

To that end, the following comms are made up and ready to join, though currently very bare-bones:
http://vocaloid_ooc.dreamwidth.org/ and

Now that importing is available to any size comm, this post is basically a last-gasp chance to air any concerns or issues you might have while I contact the relevant people to try to get full moderatorship and then push the big button tomorrow to port entries across. This community will stay up and open for anyone who wishes to stay on LJ or else post on both sites, and I would absolutely encourage people to do so - I don't want to leave anyone behind, honestly, and I apologise if it seems that way.

The main comm will get paid-accounted tomorrow as well - I'm really not fussed about doing that to help the import go smoothly. If anyone's good at DW design and wants to step up to help make the place look pretty, I'd totally appreciate it - I'm pretty terrible at picking things like colour schemes or nice graphics.

Additionally, anyone with any ideas for changes to rules or mod business that we can make in the wake of the move, that would also be great to hear! I'm already planning to make tagging open so that anyone can clean up and add tags should someone forget them - that's kind of number one on my list - but other ideas are welcome.

E: This comm will remain open! I will continue to mod it and if you wish to play here rather than DW you should feel absolutely free.
Rin Kagamine | (Yuuyami to Orange et. all): Do you want to duel guitars? I'm gamedyetheskyorange on January 10th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
I'm willing to help with the layout. Here and here are two I've messed with, and since I haven't done layouts for my Vocaloid journals yet, I can play with theirs without needing access to the comm. Just tell you what will need to be changed for the design.

As for other ideas, I have not had enough sleep to brainstorm right now. ^^;
KAITOvocaloidiot on January 10th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
I'll give it a go! Possibly I'll just dump on a standard template and go from there.
KAITO: neutral; ice cream scoopsicepopstar on January 10th, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
I think just having a paid account can import communities; you don't necessarily need a paid community. I could be wrong, but that's what I've done with my musebox and it seems to work out all right.

As for layouts and such, I'm one of those people who like to yank them from others. I usually go to dreamwidthlayouts for some clean ones and adjust their colors if I know how needed. There are some fun ones like this, but a lot of them are kinda minimalistic in design. If that's not your thing, you might have to tweak your own. Profiles on DW use a different coding and are kinda weird, so the usual LJ codes won't work. (I think I need to re-learn everything, sob.) There are some on dreamcodes that are available. Personally, I usually use something simple like this or this. If you prefer a profile like that, I don't mind sending you the code for it. (I think it's just a basic table-like thing, tbh. I forget how I got it.)

Just to let people know: The comments/posts will import over as OpenID accounts, sans icons. DW's planning on doing something to let users 'claim' those. There will probably be more news about it next week.

Uhhhh, I can't think of anything else. If anyone else needs help or account creation codes (whenever those kick in) I can supply some. I think I've got some 30+ total that I'd like to get rid of.

EDIT: How come vdrmods is a community? Should we join it?

Edited at 2012-01-10 10:57 pm (UTC)
KAITOvocaloidiot on January 10th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
If you like! Partially I forgot, partially I prefer doing modstuff on my own account rather than an aggregate account due to shared passwords and whatnot having had TOS issues in the past. I'll mirror all the posts over there in some form or another.

Thanks for the links, I'll poke at them!
Opalopalinesque on January 11th, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)
...oh thank god. I just got a new laptop and was all excited about YAY MAYBE I CAN PLAY CONSISTENTLY NOW but then it turned out having the bigger screen meant the full evil of the new layout could assault my eyes :( I've gotten fairly familiar with how it feels when things are going to mess with me over eyestrain over the past few months, and this is definitely doing it.

So! IF ANYBODY WHO TAGGED KAITO'S BIRTHDAY POST SEES THIS, do you mind if I tag back in the DW version of that post when things get ported? Same for any other backtagging I do because augh, LJ. Augh.
pinkutau on January 11th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
This is admittedly a wee bit out of the random, but.

Your icon there is very amusing. Made me smile. =D (And nope, I don't mind picking up at DW at all. Sounds good.)
Opal: wow wow~ yeah yeah~opalinesque on January 11th, 2012 06:34 am (UTC)
IT IS MY FAVORITE ICON! ...besides this one :'D
KAITO: thinking; do not wanticepopstar on January 11th, 2012 05:30 am (UTC)
The site kinda messes with with my eyes too, and that doesn't usually happen to me. :( Lowering the brightness a notch or two seems to help, though.

And I don't mind backtags at the mirror.
nekaito on January 11th, 2012 09:52 am (UTC)
I am okay with back tagging, nya!
Kagamine Len (Imitator): Len - Smilejustanimitator on January 11th, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
Backtagging is always fine with me!
Black★Gold Saw: confuse raypimpsaw on January 11th, 2012 05:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think it's due time for a tag cleanup. There's three different BRS tags (not Rock-chan or Puchitto mind you) and it confuses me every time I make a post with this bitch. WHICH TAG DO I USE oh no. Not to mention all the other stuff so YEAH.

I'D BE MORE THAN HAPPY to help out with tagging stuff if any help is even needed.
Kalinka? Malinka?gluttonousangel on January 12th, 2012 05:32 pm (UTC)
I HAVE A QUESTION. Will VDR on DW and VDR on LJ be different communities or will this be a full move?
Kalinka? Malinka?gluttonousangel on January 12th, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
OH WAIT nvm the whole comm is over there now SHUT UP, ME.
Stelasoftendistracted on January 12th, 2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
Sorry, Stel here on my normal account!

As the post in the OOC comm roughly states, I'm more than happy for people to keep posting and playing here, and we'll keep this place modded.