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September 6th, 2010
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Will be cross-posting from Dreamwidth
Poll #1615622 If you have a twy-headed poll

Commenting policy

I have comments in both places
14(46.7%)
I have comments at dreamwidth only
4(13.3%)
I've tried both approaches and I prefer comments at both sites
1(3.3%)
I've tried both approaches and I prefer comments at DW only
5(16.7%)
I have comments at both and have found that I've got distinctive commenting communities
4(13.3%)
There's another policy you haven't thought of
2(6.7%)

Commenters

I don't care if I need to head over to DW to comment
21(40.4%)
I don't care if I need to head over to DW to check on a discussion
14(26.9%)
I'm less likely to comment if the comments are DW only
17(32.7%)


I'm doing this because the recent issue about a default link between LJ and Facebook strikes me as LJ showing lack of concern about its core function.

Any friendslocked posts will be DW only, but I'm curious about the effects of different comment policies for open posts.

'Twy' is a word from the Dorothy Sayers translation of the Divine Comedy-- the griffins are referred to as twy-colored beasts.

I wish Dreamwidth had chosen a different name because it's impossible to tell how to spell it from just hearing it. "Dreamwidth, like bandwidth" solves the problem but shouldn't be necessary

I've redone the poll with checkboxes at supergee's suggestion. My apologies to those who've replied to the earlier version.

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From:ritaxis
Date:September 6th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
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I tried to figure out what else dreamwidth could sound like. I'm guessing dream-with? But to my ears, dth, with an audible d and a voiced th, sounds quite distinguishable from the th of with, which is voiceless.

Do you say width as a homonym with with?
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From:nancylebov
Date:September 6th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
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I don't quite say them as homonyms, but they're very close, and I can't necessarily hear a difference.
From:dglenn.dreamwidth.org
Date:September 6th, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
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I may be in a minority here, but I find it much more convenient when all comments are on DW, partly because it means only having to look in one place, but largely because it means knowing I won't get a page-obscuring ad when I go to look at comments on a friend's entry.

Knowing that some folks really don't want to have to go to DW, I've left comments enabled on my LJ links-to-DW-entries (though more and more people do choose to comment at DW as time goes by) and understand why many crossposters keep comments enabled on the LJ copies of their entries, so I'm not put out by having to check in on a discussion in someone else's journal at LJ. But given my 'druthers, I'd just as soon read it all at DW.
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From:crystalpyramid
Date:September 6th, 2010 04:58 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, it's really disorienting when you think you're following a conversation and participating the discussion, and then you realize you've only been following half of it, and most of the comments are on a fork of the post somewhere. It's much simpler for people to just follow one comment thread, whichever site it's on.
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From:whswhs
Date:September 6th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
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Let me phrase my response more accurately than your poll allows: I am on lj for connectivity with a certain community of people; I would lose them if I migrated to Dreamwidth. I'm not planning to go to Dreamwidth, or to bother with having to figure out how to maintain dual accounts or crosspost. If you set things up so that I have to be on Dreamwidth to comment to you, the odds are you'll never see another comment from me.
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From:nancylebov
Date:September 6th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
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Like LJ, DW allows anonymous commenting and Open ID commenting. I'm planning to continue to allow anonymous commenting unless I have a bad problem with trolls.
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From:asakiyume
Date:September 6th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
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I only ever read at LiveJournal. I comment rarely, but I'd only ever comment here. If you only had open posts here, I'd only see open posts, but I don't mind that if you don't.

Edit for clarity: What I mean is, if you kept your friendslocked entries on Dreamwidth, I wouldn't see them.

Edited at 2010-09-06 05:54 pm (UTC)
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From:cellio
Date:September 6th, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
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I read through LJ, so if the posts are only at DW I will at best see them late, at worst not see them. I am starting to also read my DW reading page, but I'd be happier if you cross-posted the locked posts too and just disabled LJ comments om them.

Posts I want to comment on or follow discussion on go into their own browser tabs. Whether that tab is at LJ or DW doesn't affect my processes any. So "read at LJ, click through to comment at DW" is exactly the same to me as "read at LJ, click 'reply' link to comment at LJ". Except without the Facebook drama, of course. :-)
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From:madfilkentist
Date:September 6th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
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I've revived my Dreamwidth activity because of LiveJournal's latest annoyance, and especially because they're being very unresponsive. I think that SUP has decreed a policy and the US staff is just stuck with the choice of defending it or not saying anything.

What I do in the long run depends on how many other people move to Dreamwidth. The usual response is "LiveJournal sucks, grumble grumble grumble," and nothing more. I'm guessing it will be the same this time.

It's hard to pick a good domain name that hasn't already been used. I have no idea what "Dreamwidth" is supposed to mean, but at least it's memorable and spellable.
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From:sashajwolf
Date:September 7th, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
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Dreamwidth are being less responsive than LJ about the security flaw in OpenID, though. I have permanent accounts in both places and initially expected to like DW better than LJ, but over time, I've found I was wrong about that. I only keep the DW now because of the nifty crossposting and a handful of people who don't cross-post.
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From:autopope
Date:September 7th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
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Policy you haven't thought of:

I have a permanent LJ account, so I haven't bothered moving to DW (and won't, unless things get a lot worse on LJ).
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From:thnidu
Date:September 7th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC)
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This.
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From:thnidu
Date:September 7th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
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"twy-" is "two-". OED Online:

a. In parasynthetic comb. with n. + -ED2, forming adjs. with the sense ‘having two..’, ‘two..-ed’, as twi- (or twy-)arched, -clustered, -coloured, -eared, -faced, -flamed, -gated, -headed, -linked, -mouthed, -natured, -necked, -peaked, -pointed, -shaped (see also twi-banked, etc. in e); also with n. simply, in the same sense, as twi-top adj. (see also twiform in e).

There are other uses, all referring to 'two-' in various ways, but this is the one Sayers was using.

Dr. Whom, Consulting Linguist, Grammarian, Orthoëpist, and Philological Busybody
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From:firecat
Date:September 7th, 2010 04:51 am (UTC)
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My main account is at DW and if people crosspost I read them on DW. So far I've crossposted almost everything and allowed comments in both places, but because of the LJ/FB association I'm considering restricting comments on friends-locked posts to DW only.
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From:dr_zrfq
Date:September 7th, 2010 06:53 am (UTC)
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I can't bloody remember my DW password, and the e-mail account linked to it is currently out of commission. So for the time bring, I WON'T be commenting if the comments are DW only. Yes, I know about OpenID; I'm not happy using it for this purpose.
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From:sodyera
Date:September 7th, 2010 07:15 am (UTC)
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I will not waste time double-posting to this and/or that when all I wanted to do was keep track of this one amorphous bunch of folks I can't afford to visit live any more. I really do have other things to do.
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From:nancylebov
Date:September 7th, 2010 10:40 am (UTC)
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No matter what, you wouldn't need to double post.

If I have commenting at lj and dw (that's the way I'm leaning), then you could read at both if you wanted, or just read at lj. Unless things change, that's likely to be where most of the comments are.
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From:whswhs
Date:September 7th, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. Well said.
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From:ashnistrike
Date:September 8th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
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Some people on our flist do a thing with their links that says "Crossposted from Dreamwidth, where there are currently _#_ comments." and has a direct link to the DW comments. This makes it much more user-friendly from the LJ end.

-Nameseeker
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