?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 
 
20 March 2011 @ 04:18 pm
Future for lgbtfest  
In the previous modly post, knittinggoddess left the following comment:
I understand!
In that case, if anyone has interest in co-moderating a new comm, leave a comment to this one.
In the interest of having a "clean" entry with comments only about this subject, I thought I'd made a separate post for it.

I'm definitely interested and even thought of a new name. What about "lgbtfestforward"?

So ... who would like to get together to talk about how a new community could operate without putting a huge burden on its mods.

I'm definitely in.
Let's talk about it.
Tags:
 
 
Current Mood: creative
Current Music: Humming with Glee!
 
 
 
sock_de_puppet on March 20th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
I'm a little worried that a comm focused on lgbtq themes would attract more trolls than where_no_woman does. Any ideas about that besides moderating membership/posts and disabling anonymous commenting?

Honestly, that sounds terrible.

Part of the reason why I loved lgbtfest so much is the aspect of community that it fostered. (Which is why I'm so sad to see it shut down so abruptly) Having moderated membership and worse, moderated posting, absolutely destroys that sense of community.

Any effort to go forward should be modeled after *this* community, not another one.

I'll also be honest and say that I like the fest aspect of this community. That's what I want to see going forward, not just a community where people can randomly post whatever they want to write.

Yeah, yeah, it's hard, and it takes up time. That's why you pick up several mods and do it as a group, not taking it on as a solitary measure. Having a community where we just post stories that we write kind of defeats the purpose. I can do that any time of the year.
a DJ who lived in seclusionknittinggoddess on March 20th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
Having moderated membership and worse, moderated posting, absolutely destroys that sense of community.
That's funny, I distinctly remember very regulated posting of entries. I thought only people who had fills to post were allowed posting access, and only during a short span of time to boot. But I never posted a fic, so maybe my memory is flawed.

The fest aspect is definitely quite inspiring. Do you have any ideas about how to make the fest happen in a less regulated manner? I'd be happy to move forward with either a loose format or one like the original lgbtfest, I just think aspects of other communities could be incorporated to great effect.
smirnoffmule on March 20th, 2011 11:55 pm (UTC)
Unless I'm remembering way wrong, anyone who joined the comm had full posting access, and the comm had open membership.
a DJ who lived in seclusionknittinggoddess on March 20th, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC)
The profile page currently says that posting is moderated. Maybe that's only for off-season?
Helenka: Ethan Raynehelenkacan on March 21st, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
reply copied as follows:
Nope, it's still moderated. When I tried to post this new thing, I received a notification that my post was awaiting moderation. And, then, later, I got an e-mail saying that my post had been accepted. So it's still in effect.
smirnoffmule on March 21st, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
I think they go a couple of spam posts since the last fest, and put it on then, since no one would be posting anyway? There's a post on the front page about it.
a DJ who lived in seclusionknittinggoddess on March 21st, 2011 12:27 am (UTC)
That makes sense. I actually went back into the archives to see why I thought it was moderated--I guess I interpreted a "you must be a member in order to post" as something involving moderation.

*sigh* I think I read too many comms and it all blurs together.
Helenka: ASH as PM (Little Britain)helenkacan on March 21st, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
Nope, it's still moderated. When I tried to post this new thing, I received a notification that my post was awaiting moderation. And, then, later, I got an e-mail saying that my post had been accepted. So it's still in effect.