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How do I use it?

No,I don't plan to leave LJ completely, but given that announcement that is all but bribing members to return (apparently, a lot of people got fucked over and left three years ago, but I don't know all the details), I would like another fandom-friendly place where I can post somewhere other than the FB page with my real name on it.

So far, it seems one can only post to their own account, and not to communities. God, this must be what my parents feel like every time they use a computer or buy a new cell phone. :(

ETA: I hope [livejournal.com profile] nenya85 sees this, as she's one of the few remaining folks on my feed that still posts here to use tumblr

Date: 2015-04-18 02:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] ldybastet.livejournal.com
I doubt they'll get much people back through bribery alone. Not when the sense of community is damaged and there's so little activity for people to come back to. :( I'm waiting for that fandom-friendly place to show up, because I want it too!

Tumblr is a bit of a strange creature. There are no communities. It's a kind of "free-for-all-blogging"... with nothing to really tie people together. You can follow people, which is basically like friending them, but there's no real way to comment or communicate. There's a messaging system, that mostly doesn't work and many messages seem to get lost in limbo. To have a conversation with someone, you basically have to reblog their post to your own tumblr and add what you want to say at the bottom, for everyone (that follows you) to see, and then the other person has to do the same thing back. The tags that could be helpful seldom aren't, because people use them for commentary on whatever it is they're posting. Instead of putting that in the actual post, because that is apparently rude or something.

I mostly scroll and click like on pretty pictures there. It gets boring after a while, and it's definitely not a place to post or find fic.

But it's fun in its own strange, voyeuristic way. People just watching each other post pictures and complain about finals or not being able to sleep. ;)

Date: 2015-04-19 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kari-izumi.livejournal.com
Ahhh, I see.

Well,I have seen some kicks fanart over there on the occasions I've looked up, so I'll keep it around for that if nothing else.

I have read up on the debacle that happened a few years back that seems like a lot of paid users came here to find their accounts deleted for no reason and the staff was pimping ONTD while slagging off the fandom that made this place what it is. The only community on my flist with consistent activity is Fanfic Rants (Although the dropoff there has as much to do with their nasty moderation and hive mind mentality as anything else). It's unfortunate.

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