May. 26th, 2008

oi animal people

I created [info]baaabyanimals :D

I will post some stuff presently, first I need to get my lunch and find something to cook for dinner.

May. 23rd, 2008

For the record

I posit that there should be a baby animals asylum on IJ. Pictures of baby animals, y?

May. 4th, 2008

maintainership rant >.>


Do you know how time consuming it IS to freeze THAT MANY threads??? ARRRRGH. Now I'm going to see if I can find a way to make the link to contact the mods as FREAKING OBVIOUS AS POSSIBLE.

*bites things annoyedly*
*chews ardath gently*

[info]the_willow has a write up of it that one of my RP friends linked to when we were discussing it in chat - I'd come back fuming after freezing all the threads and we've been talking about it since. Unfortunately she seems to have banned the entirety of the a_p membership from commenting and deleted my comments when I used a different journal. This is the main comment I left:

(Not sure why I've been banned from commenting here, considering I've never met you before, but oh well.)

As the (interested in converting to Judaism) maintainer of asylum_promo, I just want to say that I'm very disappointed how things went down. That ad is actually one of the ones I recognise as part of the group that actually knows the rules and follows them, and has been posted many times in the past. The first couple of times I put comment tracking on so I'd know if there was wank. Since there was none, I didn't keep up with that.

The first I heard about this was one of my fellow mods coming online and alerting me. At that point there were 390 comments. Not a single person thought to contact the moderators or maintainer of a moderated asylum to deal with a problem with a post? I've just finished freezing every single thread on the post, since they've agreed to change their name and as far as I and my fellow mod are concerned that ought to be the end of it.


Yes, I am still hung up on no one telling us.

Mar. 23rd, 2008


I was bored today and reading about synesthesia on the intarwebs - apparently my variation, taste->colour, is er... not particularly common. I still maintain that I'd rather have number-form. At any rate I did a bit of a random interest search and I'm contemplating whether or not there'd be enough interest in a synesthesia asylum.

(The thing that prompted all this, btw, is that my green tea ice cream tastes rich brown with purplish/reddish undertones. Similar, in fact, to chocolate. HOW WEIRD IS THAT.)

Speaking of asylum management, I was totally anticipating drama today when I approved one of the [info]asylum_promo posts - yes, the [info]refugees_of_lj one. Double asylum drama! Yay for post tracking though, which I put on right away - there's only been a couple comments on the post and they're all pretty polite, so I was sort of pleasantly surprised by that. And no I didn't say anything myself, because last time I checked [info]07refugees had a higher readership than [info]newcomers and [info]addme combined, so I knew the chances of one of my lovely members saying something was.... pretty damn high.

Also. It is Sunday night, which is family dinner night, and my middle sister called from Wellington and I talked to her a bit and my oldest sister is here now and just stole one of my books to read. :D We's having lamb roast for dinner.

Jan. 6th, 2008


Poll #801
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

Should we have a metaquotes asylum here?

View Answers

10 (58.8%)

It could work...
3 (17.6%)

Not yet
0 (0.0%)

Not now, not ever
0 (0.0%)

What the hell is metaquotes?
4 (23.5%)


ETA: OK HAY join [info]overheardonij. Apparently [info]tincture created [info]metaquotes in 2005, though there's only one entry there and, more importantly, tincture hasn't done anything with their journal. At all. It's completely empty and has been for 145 weeks. Somehow, not the most hands-on maintainer, I feel.

Dec. 29th, 2007


I crashed out today, where "crashed out" means took sedatives at 4.30 am, crawled back into bed about 6 am, slept on and off for three or four hours, got up, then lay down for another 2 hours later. Which makes me still exhausted, but slightly less so.

Definitely, definitely wouldn't want to start an RP now. :P It's quite a lot of work on its own, and right now working on cleaning up [info]asylum_promo is a) more important and b) also a lot of work.

Finished Babylon 5 season two. Rewatched Firefly/Serenity. Saw the Dr Who Christmas special. Hmm, what now?

Dec. 22nd, 2007

Duplication like woah o.o

On the front page of [info]asylum_promo today:

Two posts that are exactly the same, ten hours apart, with comments disabled
Three asylums promoted twice in a combination of three posts, all by the same person, within about three hours of each other
Six RPGs, many of which are advertising every day or two days
One character journal looking for an RPG
Six asylums with no explanation whatsoever, amongst two posts

It's starting to read like a "twelve days of Christmas" spoof. Traffic is not so high that this stuff is getting lost, I promise, and if it is, it's because people are posting the same thing over and over.

Dec. 9th, 2007

Good lord, honestly people

Remember when someone made that [info]novemberfreaks asylum despite already having a [info]nanowrimo one? Well now it's even BETTERER.

[info]pagan, [info]pagans, [info]paganism.

Seriously guys, I don't actually need three paganism asylums that are exactly the same. I've got them all on my f-list for now, but that's only until I can figure out which one will end up with the most unique entries/most members/least drama, etc.

ETA: Rather than make a new post, because it fits with my crap mood today.

GreatestJournal have cut icon slots again. From 100 to 10. Don't go and look, you can keep your 100 as long as you don't load the page apparently, but there's a link to a screenshot in my post in [info]07refugees. FUCKERS.

I see all the RPGs coming here now and that makes me nervous, I will be honest. Hopefully the servers will hold up to it. They're doing great right now and we're nearly at 70k accounts, but RPGs can get... yes, well.

Fuck this. I'm going to restart the computer and watch Torchwood.

Jul. 29th, 2007

Hmm, come to think of it...

The only NaNoWriMo community here seems to be a Massachusetts (sp?) local one. I'm trying to decide if the demand for a general one would be about right, or too big. Course, it could just be a big community. :P

I may create one with the highly original username "nanowrimo" later tonight. I barely need to mod [info]07refugees, so it's not like I'm burned out from comm-ownership.

Jun. 3rd, 2007


I'm looking at the stats page and I noticed something amusing about the Account Types section. I can only assume it's because of all the new sign-ups recently...

Free Patient: 27341 (118.9%)


I should grab my wallet and perm myself.