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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://vocaloidressing.dreamwidth.org/
http://vocaloid_ooc.dreamwidth.org/ and
http://vdrmods.dreamwidth.org


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.
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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!