[admin post] [sticky entry] Admin Post: Sticky: Friending Meme!

Nov. 3rd, 2014 12:24 pm
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Whether you're a new DW user, or a veteran looking to make new friends, leave a comment on this post and look around for others to befriend!

Feel free to use this handy form as a template for your comments. Add or remove stuff as needed!

(For those of you new to Dreamwidth, Dreamwidth friending has two tiers: Subscription, and Access. Users you're subscribed to show up on your reading page, and users you've given access to can read your access-locked posts. You can subscribe to someone and give them access at the same time, or you can choose to do only one or the other. (You can also set filters so only some of your access list can see a post!) So there's a question in this form for whether you're only looking to find new subscriptions, or whether you're willing to give access too.)

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Dreamwidth, as you may notice, is a blogging platform somewhat different from Tumblr. The layout is different, it doesn't have the smooth post-from-dash thing Tumblr has, and there's no liking or reblogging. So what does it have?

Latest Things, a collection of the most recent posts to Dreamwidth. You can even filter by tag, sort of like on Tumblr. Ish.

Instead of tags, people mostly interact in communities! Which are to journals as sideblogs are to Tumblrs. Many people can join and post to communities.

You can Subscribe to someone's journal, you can give them Access to see your locked posts, or you can do both! No more having to fuss with password-locked sideblogs for privacy. You can also set access filters to give your posts even more limited access among your access list.

Memories, which are similar to Likes but sort of clunky. Some DW staff members have talked about maybe updating the Memories system, but it won't happen for a while, if at all.

Speaking of which: Staff that actually cares and actually responds to us when we say stuff.

File hosting! Sort of. It's still in beta right now, but it is there.

There's no Ask system, but you can send private messages and they ALWAYS GO THROUGH. Wow, what a concept.

A thriving RP community!

ICONS! You get 15 icons for free. With paid accounts, you get either 100 or 250, depending on the tier you pay for.

COMMENTS. An actual honest-to-god commenting system without having to install Disqus or try to navigate unwieldy reblogs. You can test it out by commenting to this post :)
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Do you want to discuss fandom, read fanfics, or what? There might just be a community for that.

All the general fandom communities I'm aware of will be listed here, including discussion communities, fandom-specific kink memes, and fandom-specific fic communities. If you know of one I missed, comment here.

Not all of these communities are currently active, but that's the beautiful thing about Dreamwidth: It doesn't need to be active for you to jump in and start posting. Or: You can make your own community here -- for fandom, fanfic, or whatever else you want!

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Official Dreamwidth resources
- FAQ: If you're confused about how Dreamwidth works, the FAQ is here for you!
- [site community profile] dw_news: The official news announcements community.
- [site community profile] dw_maintenance: Information about planned maintenance and scheduled or unscheduled downtime.
- [site community profile] dw_community_promo: Community promos! Find communities to join!
- A full list of official DW communities can be found here.

Unofficial resources
- [community profile] community_promo: An unofficial promo comm.
- A guide to Dreamwidth RP written for Tumblr RPers.
- [community profile] fandomcalendar: A community listing fandom events like exchanges, fests, bingos, and so forth.
- [community profile] fandom_on_dw: A community for promoing fandom activity on Dreamwidth.

If anybody else knows of any other resources I should list, comment here.

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