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10 August 2006 @ 11:11 pm
Mod: Six-Month Update  
For the prospective members who request membership in the community...

This community has membership restricted to permanent account holders only. If you have a Basic, Plus, or Paid account, your membership request will not be approved. You're certainly welcome to read the public posts, and even interact in the community. But the community was created specifically for permanent account holders; for further details on that, I direct you to the links on this community's userinfo page. The moderators do check your info page, incidentally, so chances are you won't slip through the cracks. ;-)

You may wish to view the previous entry for links for this next part, but feel free to send people to that entry so they're aware of ESN. And please do test it out and have fun with it. ESN is a cool feature and destined to become cooler after the foundation has been checked thoroughly; your input helps in that process, so after you test it out a bit swing by lj_releases and provide some feedback, yeah?

Since our community was mentioned in lj_releases membership has jumped drastically. I would guess around 100 additional people have joined our ranks in the few hours since it has been posted. And few had to wait long, as qfemale processed those requests in an impressively expedient manner (a round of applause for her!). She's asleep right now -- or should be. I have processed some requests since then, and I know kittygopounce is trying to handle the requests as they trickle in at a steady stream. Along with kunzite1, they help keep this place running smoothly. If I haven't yet thanked you guys, thank you very much for what you've done to help with this community, and for volunteering the time you have to do this. I really do appreciate that.

On that note, we've had a few entries where applicability to this community's stated purpose has been questioned or outright challenged. I won't re-hash what I've said before, because I don't wish to sound like a nag. With the increased membership, this may potentially be a recurring issue. So from this point, posts will be moderated. No one is losing posting access -- each and every one of you can still post. There will just be an additional step in that process so we can maintain the quality. If you've read posts or comments I've made before, you'll know my interpretation is pretty liberal, provided one can tie the issue into one other stated purposes.

There are four of us moderating this community, and as quick as membership requests tend to be processed, I have little worry that there will be significant delay in your post being approved. Please do feel free to continue posting. And ideally, spread the word about this community -- more members make for more varied, interesting, and valuable input. I enjoy and appreciate the interaction that has occurred within this community thus far. And I look forward to hearing what each of you have to say in the future. :-)

This community is a few days away from being six months old (already!) with almost 500 members (already!?). Many thanks to existing members for their involvement in this community, and a hearty welcome to our newest members. As always, new members please check-out what I like to call a meet-and-greet. Feel free to post about yourself. And, again, as always, for those who've been around a little bit, feel free to check-out what the fresh meat has to say in said post.

Lastly, while I hate to cover unrelated topics in one post...if anyone is interested in designing a layout for this community, please feel free to contact me by e-mail or in comments. For this community, I'd like something clean, simple (to read and navigate), professional, and reasonably unique. If you think you have what it takes to make a great layout that reflects the great member-base and stands a cut above the average layout, I'd love to hear from you. It does not have to be anything ridiculously fancy, and can certainly be based on existing layouts. But while I chose the existing layout to mimic paidmembers, I think it's time for something that sets us apart (above?) the crowd. And I'm not great at layouts, alas.

OK, I don't want to talk your collective ears off. I'm done. :)
 
 
 
kittygopounce: jd runs like hellkittygopounce on August 11th, 2006 06:23 am (UTC)
Trying? It's fine at the moment - steady streem and no stress to deal with ;) I'm just lucky in that my side of the world just happens to be asleep when the majority of applications seem to come through :P
qfemale: TV - Bones - S2 Angelaqfemale on August 11th, 2006 08:52 am (UTC)
my side of the world was asleep too... just not me ;-p
It's good that I don't have to be anywhere today!

And besides, Hello ;-) I don't think I've bet you before.
kittygopounce: up to no goodkittygopounce on August 11th, 2006 12:37 pm (UTC)
lol, I was asleep :X It's definitely easier with all-nighter's if the next day can be devoted to recovering.

Hi right back! :) Nice to meet you.
(no subject) - qfemale on August 11th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Yáng Yuǎn Zhìadudeabides on August 13th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
Trying, yes. Because I know work takes priorirty for you and you wouldn't sham on the job to play around on LJ, no? ;)
kittygopounce: up to no goodkittygopounce on August 13th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
Dude. Absolutely not ;)
Miss Jeckamissjecka on August 11th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
I'd be interested in making a layout for the community. I'm kind of busy for the next few weeks (classes, moving into a new apartment, etc.), so I'm not sure how soon I can get one made up. So, feel free to use someone else if you want something done relatively soon. If not, I'm your girl. =)
Yáng Yuǎn Zhìadudeabides on August 13th, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC)
Do you have any examples of layouts you've done?
Miss Jeckamissjecka on August 13th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
My current layout (missjecka), zoom_it, northeastern, datinandrelatin, boogajwooga, elixir_vitae. I used to have more time to make layouts, and therefore more friends had layouts that I had designed... but once I got too busy, they went elsewhere for layouts. Heh.

Also, all of the ones I linked to above are using S1 overrides. (My journal is a permanent account, so I could make my own S1 style, but I got lazy and decided to just do standard, basic overrides.) Assuming this community stays as a basic account, S1 overrides will be what you'd need.

If you have any other questions, let me know!
(no subject) - adudeabides on August 27th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Mr. He Went That-A-Wayremark on August 11th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
I can't design a layout, per se, because I lose at pretty. However, I'm totally willing to help code something that someone else designs, because coding is one of my strengths. My S2 skills are [almost] comparable to kunzite1's, and if he's willing to help, I'm sure we could hack up great things.
kunzitekunzite1 on August 11th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
i'm with remark. if someone comes up with a design, i/we can hack it up.
(no subject) - adudeabides on August 13th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - kunzite1 on August 13th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Yáng Yuǎn Zhìadudeabides on August 13th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
Sounds good. Two have volunteered to create a layout. If one or the both of them can come up with something, than you and k1 can definitely hack the hell out of it.
Guesslauren on August 11th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
I'll try my hand at designing a layout I think, but as missjecka said, I might be a bit busy the next few weeks as I'm in a similar situation (moving to a new apartment, college classes, etc). Yeah. :D
Yáng Yuǎn Zhìadudeabides on August 13th, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC)
Do you have any examples of layouts you've done?
(no subject) - lauren on August 14th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
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yndyyndy on August 11th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the 6 month!

Great job with the comm
Yáng Yuǎn Zhìadudeabides on August 13th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)