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FYI - AWOL community maintainer(s) [Sep. 24th, 2012|10:27 pm]


Just letting you guys know, I tried posting a comment in here earlier that contained a URL and LJ's wonderful anti-spam measures marked it as spam. So I went to contact the community's maintainer(s) to see if they could change the settings to allow URLs in comments and discovered that both of them (possibly the same person?) are most definitely not on LJ any more. Meaning we have nobody manning the ship. Not that we really need it, we're just that awesome, but that means nobody's around to do things like stop the annoying anti-spam nonsense.

ANYWAY. I sent in a support request to the LJ team to see if we could get maintainership of the community transferred to someone who's at least still around on LJ. I don't know how things normally proceed from here on cases like this, but I'll keep y'all updated.

[User Picture]From: mamapranayama
2012-09-25 02:34 am (UTC)
I guess that if worse come to worse we can just start a new community.
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[User Picture]From: dinogrrl
2012-09-25 02:44 am (UTC)
True. Honestly I don't see much of a reason to do that unless we start getting spam-bots in here. The URL comment spam thing is obnoxious but if that's the only thing this community's ever needed a maintainer to intervene with, I'd say we're doing pretty darn well.
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[User Picture]From: starrynight
2012-09-25 03:07 am (UTC)
Good luck! And thanks for being sooo helpful :D
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[User Picture]From: harrietbrown
2012-09-25 04:02 am (UTC)
Thank you, dinogrrl!
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[User Picture]From: dinogrrl
2012-09-25 05:08 pm (UTC)
No problem :} as of yet I haven't heard from them, but it hasn't even been 24 hours.
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[User Picture]From: joyfulleigh
2012-09-25 03:13 pm (UTC)
Good for you for taking that initiative! :)
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[User Picture]From: dinogrrl
2012-09-25 05:09 pm (UTC)
lol well like I said, it's not like we really need a maintainer 'cause we're pretty low-key, except that the anti-spam thing really annoys me! :p
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[User Picture]From: dom_ino
2012-09-26 09:38 pm (UTC)
Likely they'll hand it over to you. That's what's happened to communities I've taken over in the past.
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[User Picture]From: dinogrrl
2012-09-27 12:07 am (UTC)
That's what ended up happening. Unfortunately I'm not really interested in taking on another community (even one like this that doesn't need much work), so I'm seeing who would like to have maintainership instead.
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